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Class Acts

For me, watching a film or a live theatrical performance is a bit like making love. I'm often in the dark, unsure of the next move. Whether or not my hopes and expectations will match reality remains to be seen.<p>One old saying warns that "You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a Prince." Another …

5 Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Could Change Your Life

Spiritual teachers and writers often talk about the importance of “being present” and practicing non-attachment when it comes to worries about the …

33 Reminders of How to Be a More Mindful Person.

Next week, I’ll celebrate my 33rd birthday. It’s true what the old folks say… life just keeps getting better all the time. I find myself getting …

Grilled Tomato Salsa Recipe

Dr. Oz: 3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Heart

Muir Beach closing for restoration

There is no better place to be when the weather turns hot than Muir Beach on the Marin County coast.<p>Muir Beach is small, and a bit out of the way, …

Hiking

How To Get Better at Spotting Opportunities

To be a successful entrepreneur – or really, a successful anything – you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution. (Of course you also need to be able to execute that …

A Diverse Board Is an Independent Board

Good corporate governance is about many things — boards that act independently, robust shareholder rights, accurate accounting, reasonable and fair executive compensation, and so on. No single parameter defines good governance. It takes a village.<p>But with board independence in the spotlight …

The Most Overlooked Leadership Skill

Even before I released the disc, I knew it was a long shot. And, unfortunately, it was a clumsy one too.<p>We were playing Ultimate Frisbee, a game similar to U.S. football, and we were tied 14-14 with a time cap. The next point would win the game.<p>I watched the disc fly over the heads of both teams. …

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to Gerd Leonhard, an author, strategic advisor, CEO of TheFuturesAgency, and someone whom <i>The Wall Street</i> …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …