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The Rêver Cocktail, A Dream of a Drink

French in name, tiki-inspired, created in Portland, Maine—this cocktail's herbal notes, aquavit and dash of pineapple will send you on a flight of …

Gold Rush Cocktail

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Employee Motivation Has to Be More Than 'a Pat on the Back'

Accountability leads to ownership, which improves the connection between employees and their work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the years, Pavel Vosk noticed something about employee motivation. The Puyallup, Washington-based business and management consultant …

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a …

CEOs

4 Simple Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Always Ask Their Employees

They're also great for fostering open dialog and developing meaningful work relationships.<p>I've written often on the power of transparency--the backbone of trust--that brings teams together to produce great work. Trust simply cannot happen without it.<p>And if you're in a leadership role, I caution …

Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay [Infographic]

How’s your team performing?<p>Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is here to stay.<p>As we know, performance management is the term used to refer to activities, tools, processes, and programs …

Project Management

Cru Beaujolais Is the Wine World’s Rising Star

Stateside, the region is better known for its Beaujolais Nouveau wines, easy-to-drink juice with flavors some liken to bubblegum or cotton candy that's just weeks old, released annually on the third Thursday of November. "This isn’t just Thanksgiving fodder," says California-based <i>Somm</i>-subject and …

The 20 Best Emotional Intelligence Books to Read Before 30

Are you an entrepreneur? CEO? Parent? Project or HR manager? There's a gold nugget for everyone here.<p>In my 20s--well before founding a company and writing about servant leadership--my library was mostly composed of books about sports, science fiction, and whatever young, self-centered men were …

The Demon Core and the Strange Death of Louis Slotin

The demonstration began on the afternoon of May 21, 1946, at a secret laboratory tucked into a canyon some three miles from Los Alamos, New Mexico, the birthplace of the atom bomb. Louis Slotin, a Canadian physicist, was showing his colleagues how to bring the exposed core of a nuclear weapon …

Wine Questions, Answered: The Crisp, Dry White You're Looking For

There are a few words many American wine sellers hear more than any others: "I'm looking for a white wine—something crisp and dry."<p>Sound familiar? Maybe you loved a French wine you had at a local café, or you're looking for a bright Italian white that'll be refreshing at a picnic on a hot …

Getting started with your new Android phone

Congrats on your new Android phone or tablet! Whether it's your first or fifth, there are a few tips and tricks that can help get it ready for you. Setting up your device requires a bit more than simply powering it up; you'll want to turn on a few helpful settings, make sure everything is current, …

Mayacamas is Going to Be Fine. Really.

The wine world is a funny place. So many people act like they have a monopoly on tradition, deliberately ignoring the continuity of human experience …

Lost in TRUMPLANDIA

“THE FED OWNS COWS!” a protester bellowed at me as I moved blindly toward the doors of a Donald Trump rally. It was February 8, the eve of the New …

2015’s Best TV: I Hate Top Ten Lists, but O.K., Fine, Here’s a List

As I’ve written each year during this festive season, I hate Top Ten lists. But do I have opinions? Sure, I have opinions.<p>The other day, someone asked me whether “Transparent,” Jill Soloway’s series on Amazon, was a “niche” show. This was a generally reasonable individual, mind you. But I knew what …

Developing Employees Who Think for Themselves

When we talk to managers about what their workers are lacking, we hear a common refrain: “We need employees who can think, not just follow orders.” The complaint is usually followed by an observation about how the world is changing too quickly to predict customers’ demands, or that competitors are …

Your American Pét-Nat Primer

Here’s everything you need to know about this summer-friendly bubbly.<p>Champagne’s country cousin, the versatile pét-nat is gaining ground with …

‘Anyone You See, You Shoot’: Israeli Soldiers Recall the 2014 Gaza War

Image <i>An Israeli paratrooper at the border with Gaza during Operation Protective Edge (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)</i>“The instructions are to shoot right …

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you …

Predicting the Success of Design Driven Startups

In stark contrast to previous decades, starting a new venture can be accomplished on a shoestring budget. This is due to the diminishing cost of information and tools combined with the relatively high value of knowledge, skills and experience that founders bring to the equation. Bootstrapping is …

The First Step to Being Powerful

“I am such a big failure. I can’t believe that I’ve made this mistake and it’s cost me months and months of time. I might never recover…What an idiot to not see that one coming.” On and on, he went. In distress, my colleague was clearly suffering because of a recent fiasco.<p>Seeking counsel, he had …

Wine's Nastiest Feud

Robust versus restrained. Rich versus light. F&W’s Ray Isle explores the wine world’s most fractious debate and explains why it actually</i> …

Modern Life Without a Pancreas

The technology that helps people manage diabetes has gotten so good that patients sometimes feel trapped without it.<p>My hiking shoes were just laced up when there was a frantic vibrating in my pocket. I reached inside, took out the iPod-sized medical device and checked the screen. Up at the top, …

Bright Future, Tight Window: LA Clippers Have Zero Margin for Error in West

Whereas in past years there have been more modest goals and hopes of steady improvement and evolution, those days are gone for the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>With a new owner, head coach Doc Rivers in his second year and the trio of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan now plenty familiar with …

Solving Optimal Health For Google[x] In North Carolina

Cannon Mills was a textile company that stood on the edge of the blue-collar town of Kannapolis, North Carolina for over 100 years. The company employed more than 16,000 town residents at its height, but in 2003 Cannon Mills was forced to shut its doors forever, laying off about a tenth of the …

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

Donald Rumsfeld on Iraq

By Kai Ryssdal<p>June 13, 2014 | 1:31 PM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/06/13/economy/big-book/donald-rumsfeld-iraq/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

<b>1. The New York Times did a big profile of Tim Cook.</b> In the profile we get confirmation that the iWatch is coming in Q4, and we hear from Apple's lead designer, Jony Ive, who says he doesn't think anything has changed at Apple.<p><b>2. John Gruber at Daring Fireball happened to have written a big essay</b> …