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Corporate Universities Should Reflect a Company’s Ideals

If the number of executives from other companies who have been benchmarking GE’s management-development centers is an indication, interest in creating corporate universities is on the rise. While these visitors are always intrigued by the commitment and sense of mission they observe, many tend to …

What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020

When PwC released its annual survey of corporate chief executives for 2014, it was immediately obvious that change is on leaders’ brains: “As CEOs plan their strategies to take advantage of transformational shifts,” the consultancy reported, “they are also assessing their current capabilities – and …

The Real Revolution in Online Education Isn’t MOOCs

Data is confirming what we already know: recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit. Employers need to know what a student <i>knows</i> and can <i>do.</i><p>Something is clearly wrong when only 11% of business leaders — compared to 96% of chief …

How Companies Can Profit from a “Growth Mindset”

Download this podcast<p>When Carol Dweck was a graduate student, in the early 1970s, she began studying how children cope with failure—and she quickly realized that “cope” was the wrong word. “Some didn’t just cope—they relished it,” she says. “For some people, failure is the end of the world—but for …

How to Invent the Future

We need more than big ideas, or pithy words, or an ultra-clear vision to invent the future.<p>Odd as it may seem for discussing innovation and management, I’m reminded of a sociology experiment done in the 1960s. Five monkeys were placed in a cage, with a batch of bananas hung from the ceiling and a …

6 Reasons to Ditch Your Corporate Job for a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few months ago on a plane traveling back from a speaking event, I met an "airplane friend" who was not happy about his "typical Corporate America job." Although this guy in his late 30’s kept repeating that he was thankful to have a …

Startups

If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds or Cut the Rope

<i>By Ingrid Simone, Senior Apps Editor, Common Sense Media</i><p>Is your kid addicted to endless runners? Can't stop flinging birds across the screen? Slicing and dicing is a way of life? These top app genres and themes are popular for a reason: The games are challenging, fun, and super-engaging. But we've …

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

Purported Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 12.2, Tab Pro 10.1, Tab Pro 8.4 and Tab 3 Lite models receive Bluetooth certification

Samsung will soon flood the market with new tablet models, according to recent reports and leaks, introducing for the first time ever devices that will get a “Pro” moniker, as well as larger tablets with screen sizes measuring 12.2-inches.<p>We have already heard that the company is getting ready to …

Gear & Gadgets

Engadget

Literature Is My Utopia

Liking or disliking a smell is more than a matter of personal choice — it’s in your genes. Smelling an odor activates a group of receptors in your nose, which sends a signal to your brain letting you know what you’ve smelled. With almost a million possible variations of the genes that code these receptors, what you smell will be about 30% different from what any other person smells. Is there a smell that you love that others seem to hate? Share this post with friends and let us know in the comments. Read more about this research here: http://bit.ly/190mCbi

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Second Skin Emergency Protection Blanket Offers Essential Needs for Earthquake Survivors

After a strong earthquake struck, survivors would need immediate temporary shelters to keep them safe. <b>Second Skin</b> has been designed to provide …

These Scientists Studied Why Internet Stories Go Viral. You Won’t Believe What They Found

Science confirms what Buzzfeed and Upworthy already know: In the hierarchy of digital contagion, content that evokes powerful emotions floats mercilessly to the top.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>A few …

Behavioral Sciences

Video of How an Impact Driver Works

Of the power tools I own, this diminutive Makita impact driver is one of my favorites. I recently had to install a Murphy Bed and this thing drove …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Michele Filgate<p>December 26, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of …

What to Do with Leftover Wine

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: So you popped the cork on too many bottles this holiday season (who didn't?) -- here's what to do with all that wine when it's no longer good enough to</i> …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Literature

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Home Decorating

Mandela: The Miracle Maker

The extraordinary life of the man who liberated South Africa—and then kept the country from falling apart.<p>Nelson Mandela, who died December 5, …

Leadership Is Like Basketball, The CEO Of Converse Says

Converse sneakers, now owned by Nike, have been around since 1908. But Jim Calhoun, 46, only stepped up to head the brand two years ago. It was a kind of homecoming for him. Early in his career he had worked in Nike’s basketball division before taking executive jobs at the Walt Disney Company and …

WHOLE FOODS CEO: We're Facing More Competition Than Ever Before

And future outlook isn't great for the grocer.<p>Whole Foods CEO John Mackey blamed the slowdown on other retailers wisening up and offering healthier, organic food in record numbers.<p>"Food retailing is more competitive than ever and with the growing demand for fresh healthy foods, it seems like …