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The ultimate sign you’re working for a great company

By<p><i>Fortune</i>’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list provides useful insights into how we collectively view corporate culture. Most of us flip …

The Designer’s Guide to Building a Brand Story

Think about a product that you consistently, and quite happily, pay for. What does it allow you to do? Is there anything about this product that …

6 Simple Habits To Keep You Consistently Happy Every Day

Buffer CEO and founder Joel Gascoigne tells us the secret to his happiness regime.<p>It’s a little over three years since I first had the idea for Buffer, and I’ve started to notice a few patterns amongst the ups and downs that come with building a startup.<p>One of the most important things I’ve learned …

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …

Why The Happiest People Have The Hardest Jobs

Happiness is not about working the hardest; it’s about having the most challenging work. Harvard prof Rosabeth Moss Kanter explains.<p>“The happiest people I know are dedicated to dealing with the most difficult problems,” Rosabeth Moss Kanter writes for <i>HBR</i>. Whether reversing schools’ struggles, …

The Future Of Branding Is Creating Real Connections Between Consumers And Products

By Rita J. King6 minute Read<p>The future of branding belongs to storytellers who understand the hero’s journey in the context of modern, mobile life. …

No Email, No Phone, Plenty of Inspiration

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>A version of this article previously appeared at T</i>onyConrad.wordpress.com.<p>There are lots of people (brilliant, high-achieving, incredibly successful people) who regularly turn off their phones, close their iPads and let …

Make Art, Make Money, and Believe the Beard: What Jim Henson Teaches Us about Bridging Creative Integrity and Commercial Success

<i>“Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it,”</i> Hugh MacLeod proclaimed in <i>Ignore Everybody</i>, echoing a prevalent cultural sentiment. And yet there’s something terribly disheartening and defeatist in the assumption that we’ve created a society in which it’s impossible to both make good art …

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness, he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him? Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.<p>If one advances confidently …

As I noted this week in my CBS MoneyWatch blog, a key to leadership is having a “noble obsession.” While not influenced by the book of the same title …

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

Kate Upton Continues to Have Breasts in Mercedes Super Bowl Teaser

What could be more American than a hot blonde lady in a Super Bowl commercial? Perhaps if she were eating apple pie in an Uncle Sam hat, or if she …

Behind The United State Of Pop: An Amazing Mashup Of The 25 Biggest Songs of 2012

“Part of my goal is to objectively reflect on what our collective experience was,” says Earworm, a/k/a Jordan Roseman. “I don’t want to include my …

Higher Purpose

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