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Annie Dillard on What a Stunt Pilot Knows About Impermanence, Creativity, and the Meaning of Life

<i>“Buildings fall; even the earth perishes. What was yesterday a cornfield is to-day a bungalow,”</i> Virginia Woolf observed in her timeless meditation on language and impermanence, <i>“But words, if properly used, seem able to live for ever.”</i> <i>“I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and</i> …

Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

<i>“Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose connection was not previously suspected,”</i> wrote W. I. B. Beveridge in the fantastic 1957 tome <i>The Art of Scientific Investigation</i>. <i>“The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to</i> …

Work-Life Balance: 8 Ways to Eliminate Late Nights at Work | Inc.com

In a recent survey of more than 4,000 business executives conducted by Accenture, work-life balance was the key factor for more than half of men and women in determining a successful career. Work-life balance came out ahead of money, recognition, and autonomy.<p>Now, I firmly believe in breaking the …

Time Management

The Hidden Dangers of Busyness | Inc.com

When the geekosphere exploded in May with the story of Yitang Zhang, the unknown University of New Hampshire lecturer who single-handedly solved one of the oldest problems in mathematics, we were intrigued. We loved his grunt-to-genius rise from Subway sandwich maker to academic superbrain. We …

Time I

Stop Being Awkward on the Phone | Inc.com

No one uses the phone anymore, the <i>New York Times</i> declared a couple of years ago and millions of young people shrugged.<p>Texting? Sure. Chatting online? Of course, but for a certain generation of young business people currently entering the world of work, actually dialling a number is mostly for moms …

Self-help

Summer's Hottest Beach Reads

Whether youre downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.<p>Whether you're downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Cliff House on Big Sur Coast, California, USA

10 Simple Google Calendar Tips and Tricks to Boost Your Productivity

1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts<p>2. Add a Different Time Zone<p>3. Add National Holidays<p>4. Change Your Custom Date Range View<p>5. Add Tasks Into Your Calendar<p>6. …

7 Modern Day Ways To Leave A Lasting Impression

Dale Carnegie wrote a fantastic book back in 1936 that really spelled out How to Win Friends and Influence People, and in my view it was so …

9 Ways to Help Your Significant Other Be Successful | Inc.com

Books and blog posts from thought leaders like Sheryl Sandberg and <i>Inc.</i> columnist Carrie Kerpen have triggered many a party conversation about the roles of husbands and wives as contributors to family success. I recently found myself in a fascinating conversation with Australian entrepreneur …

Relationships

Lapsed Deadlines: A Silent Growth Killer Of Midsized Companies

I’ve been asked by dozens of CEOs and other senior executives of midsized firms over the years about how to accelerate growth. After I discuss the basics (e.g., do they have a differentiated strategy that produces superior value for their customers?), I typically get quizzical looks when I offer …

Closing The Tech Industry's Gender Gap Requires Better Data

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>As part of our reboot of All Tech Considered, we'll invite contributors to blog about big-picture questions facing tech and society. One theme we're exploring is the lack of women and people of color in tech — a gap so glaring that</i> ridiculously long lines at tech conferences have …

5 Monster Management Lessons From Pixar

First-time Pixar feature director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae learned from the best–the company’s founder John Lasseter–and applied what they gleaned to the years-long process of making Monsters University.<p>Pixar is nothing if not consistent. Its films consistently appeal to children and …

Animation

Home prices up 12.1% in April

Home prices rose a record 12.1% in the year ending in April, the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller index showed Tuesday.<p>From March, prices were up 2.5% for the 20-city composite index.<p>All 20 cities showed positive year-over-year returns for at least the fourth consecutive month.<p>"The recovery is …

Talking Comics with Tim | John David Anderson on 'Sidekicked'

Tuesday marks the release of author John David Anderson‘s young-adult novel <i>Sidekicked</i>, whichexplores the highs and lows of being a middle-schooler …

Arnie Goldberg

Networking secrets from people who like to network

Every college graduate, job seeker, and ambitious employee knows the value of networking, but the process of turning handshakes and business cards …

What does your home do for you?

The ILB Newsletter

This is the homebase of the new, as of Sept. 11, 2017, <b>ILB Newsletter</b>. It is free and will be emailed to subscribers every Monday morning.<p><b>The ILB</b> …

With the oncoming cops breathing down their necks, Sam and Jesse have no time and nowhere to escape this Thurday. LIKE if you think they'll make it out before the cops plow through the door.

Top 25 Trusted Bloggers to Learn About Small Business Management

Managing a small business is a colossal undertaking. As a quality leader, you are often required to keep in mind the efficiency and use of resources …

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A Better Way to Start Your Day: Two Secrets That Will Change Your Energy, Attitude and Outlook

Envision this: starting your day bounding out your door invigorated and excited to truly <i>enjoy</i> the day ahead and energized to conquer whatever you may encounter. Sound good? Sound realistic? Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a genetic trait, it's a learned behavior; you can train yourself to start …