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9 types of people who never succeed at work

Experience and knowledge are rapidly losing their relevance to success in the workplace. Harvard economist David Deming studied workplace tasks from …

Startup Builds Affordable Tiny House in Just 12 Hours

A sustainable-building startup out of Austin, Texas called ICON, unveiled at SXSW this week its 3D-printed, 650-square-foot house.<p>There is no …

How life rewards those of us who play

Reality is scary.<p>Even for adults.<p>In a chaotic and uncertain world, most of us have a strong need to control things tightly.<p>It’s understandable. <i>Who</i> …

Creativity

The Munger Operating System: A Life That Really Works

In 2007, Charlie Munger gave the commencement address at USC Law School, opening his speech by saying, <i>“Well, no doubt many of you are wondering why</i> …

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing.<p>The strategy consultants come in, do their work, and document the new strategy in a PowerPoint presentation and a weighty report. Town hall meetings are organized, employees are told to change their …

Management

Your Strategy Has to Be Flexible — But So Does Your Execution

Peter Drucker said: “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.” <i></i>This and a slew of similar maxims reflect a common view of strategy execution: that it’s distinct from strategy, harder to pull off than defining a strategy, and therefore more critical to success …

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

Here’s Why Strategy Chiefs Succeed or Fail

Why is it that some companies have great heads of strategy who make an outstanding contribution to their companies, while others don’t? To answer this question, we evaluated 55 heads of strategy, and looked more closely at 11 who were particularly successful and 10 who were at the other end of the …

11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Inc.com

Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts--yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. (Ideas, perspectives, and points of view like these, for starters.)<p>Here are some of the things …

Motivation

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

8 Surprising Items You Can Repurpose into Kitchen Islands

Don't have a kitchen island? Want one? Depending on your space and style, you can probably DIY a totally unique one using something from a local …

How To Make Really Good Restaurant-Style Ramen at Home

Ramen is a Japanese soup, by way of Chinese noodles, that has become an American obsession. Not only have ramen noodles become part of our cultural …

50 Incredible Living Rooms to Inspire Your 2018 Makeover

Even if you're working with a tiny space, a well-devised living area sets the tone for the rest of your place. And as there's no shortage of …

Let’s Dance + Best of the Web

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a <i>week</i>. Between the ever-present and dramatic news updates, special elections, and life coming at us from all …

Ideas to Steal from A Happy, Minimalist Australian Bungalow

California bungalow-style homes arrived in Australia in the early 20th Century, following a wave of Hollywood popularity, and were soon found across …

The Munger Operating System: How to Live a Life That Really Works

In 2007, Charlie Munger gave the commencement address at USC Law School, opening his speech by saying, <i>“Well, no doubt many of you are wondering why</i> …

Self-Pity

What It Means to Be Human: The Moon is Almost Full by Chana Bloch

Autumn House Press released Chana Bloch’s final collection of poetry a few months after her death in mid-May of 2017. <i>The Moon Is Almost Full</i> is a …

Literature

Our Most Popular Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes of 2017

Like virtually everyone else, quick and easy dinner recipes are the bread and butter of my weekly meal plan. These are the dinners that come together …

Our 10 Most Popular Kid-Friendly Recipes of 2017

Children make a home brighter, richer, and a little bit louder — especially when they cook alongside us in the kitchen. This year, we tackled …

Food

The Best Way to Really (Really!) Clean a Chemex Coffee Maker

Coffee aficionados love a Chemex for brewing for a group. It makes exquisite coffee and looks design-y, to boot! While I'll admit I don't have one …

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking

The Pistol Squat: Develop Foundational Lower Body Strength

If I were held at gunpoint and forced to choose one lower body exercise, I would choose the pistol (see what I did there?). <b>The pistol squat takes</b> …

The PuttSkee Skee Ball Golf Game Is Good for Hours of Fun

in Gaming on<p>2 Shares<p>1<p>1<p>Are you a fan of mini-golf or skeeball? Do you want an excuse to practice your putting stroke? If so, we’ve found a new game …

Muji Timber Hut - a Tiny Hut Full of Style

Muji Timber Hut – a Tiny Hut Full of Style<p>in Architecture on<p>10 Shares<p>2<p>8<p>Minimalist Japanese retailer Muji just unveiled tiny homes that are designed …

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

American artist Tom Bob is running loose in the streets of New York, and let's hope nobody catches him.<p>Using street "furniture" like poles or …

Misaelito

Five things to do with your kids in London during the summer holidays

What to do with the kids in the summer holidays if you don’t want to go insane<p>So, you’re ready for your London day out with the kids. You’ve got the …