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Global Energy Summit 2014 interview with Ann Christin Gjerdset


Get the Boss to Buy In

An engineering manager at an energy company—we’ll call him John Healy—wanted to sell his boss on a safer and cheaper gas-scrubbing technology. This might have been an easy task if his boss, the general manager, hadn’t selected the existing system just a year before. Instead it was, in Healy’s …


How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

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Let Your Employees Bring Their Interests to Work

Research repeatedly suggests that levels of employee engagement in the workplace are low and worsening. But what really perplexes executives when we talk to them is that their employees are often fully engaged in a host of other activities.<p>Among the growing perplexed population is Mark Barnes (not …

Staying Motivated During Job Search. Workforce Development Speaker TV interview


How to Make 'Grown-Up Lemonade,' Which We'll Be Drinking All Summer Long

Faced with the challenge of inventing a new summer cocktail, one Brooklyn bartender turns to the Franco-Italian liqueur genepy for a new twist<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the people and relationships that built and sustain Andrew Tarlow’s Brooklyn restaurant mini-empire.</i><p>…

Lemon Juice

Tough Mudder’s CEO On Depending On A Team

With Will Dean’s customer base helping each other up sweat and mud-slicked slopes and crawling past competitors in electrified sludge pits, the CEO and cofounder of Tough Mudder has to have an even more unique view on his staff’s work.<p>How else could they dream up sadistic, somehow-addictive designs …

The benefit of using beacons for events

Once attendees get on-site, do you know what they’re doing? If you use beacons, you do.<p>Beacons are small devices you can place throughout a …

35 Insanely Quick Tricks That Make Life So Much More Easier

1. Open a nasty jar lid using some duct tape<p><p>2. Power Scrub those tiles like a boss!<p>A power drill can make your work so much faster and …


Can Design Save Silicon Valley?

The tech titans of Silicon Valley are actively circling the strategic value of design. I didn’t take their interest seriously until I saw the news in December that John Maeda, the former President of the Rhode Island School of Design, joined venerable VC firm Kleiner Perkins. He’s the Valley’s …

The Hot List: March 2014

<b>COPPERVINE</b> Lincoln Parkers now know what wine, beer, or cocktail pairs best with everything from Marcona almonds to pear crostata. <i>1962 N. Halsted</i> …

ABC 7 Chicago

Ta da! Have fun today Chicago! - Diane Pathieu ABC7

The (Important) SXSW Panels You Missed, Explained by Cartoons

AUSTIN, Texas — About 800 panels took place during SXSW Interactive this year, so unless you had some clones on hand, you probably missed most of …

God Made a Dog


Why This Company Is Crowdsourcing, Gamifying The World’s Most Difficult Problems

McKinsey shouldn’t close up shop just yet. But if Wikistrat has its way, the future of geopolitical analysis will belong to the crowd.<p>The biggest consultancy firms–the McKinseys and Janeses of the world–make many millions of dollars predicting the future and writing what-if reports for clients. …

Berklee Musical Theater Club Presents: FOOTLOOSE PROMO VIDEO

Musical Theatre

Bruce Springsteen - You Never Can Tell

Bruce Springsteen

Spanish basketball player hits impossible no-look buzzer beater

With less than a second remaining on the clock in a game against La Bruixa d’Or, Real Madrid Baloncesto’s Felipe Reyes caught a full-court heave from a teammate, then threw the ball up over his head toward the basket.<p>Somehow, the thing went in. The odds Reyes could hit this shot again have to be …

Jeffry Farman

ARGUABLY THE BEST APPALOOSA IN AUSTRALIA. Three big shows this year and Champion Fancy in all 3. Royal Canberra, Colourbration and the Australian …

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To Reduce E-mail, Start at the Top

The main reason our e-mail in-boxes consume so much of our time is that we have little control over how many messages we receive. But we <i>can</i> control how many messages we send. That seemingly obvious insight sparked a significant reduction in one company’s e-mail traffic: After the executives reduced …

You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee