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Why Pixar President Ed Catmull's New Book Is One Of The Best Reads On Creative Leadership

At first glance, the new book about Pixar, <i>Creativity, Inc.</i> (Random House, April 2014), seems like a deluxe version of the account of creative enterprise and management with which we have become increasingly familiar. With war stories of perseverance and eventual success in the market, hard-won …

How 'Process' Gets In The Way Of Creativity

He wanted something as fluid and flexible as the academic environment he was leaving, where ideas were championed and given space to thrive.<p>With this in mind, he took a chance and joined as the fourth product manager at a growing company called Facebook.<p>"It was small. People cared about building …

Cuts in U.S. defense spending force hard strategic choices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Big budget cuts over the next decade will force the Pentagon to make painful cuts to personnel and readiness and could make it hard to execute a global security strategy, defense analysts predicted on Wednesday.<p>Teams of analysts from four think tanks, who unveiled the results …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

In late December 2001, someone calling themselves TheTrueHOOHA had a question. He was an 18-year-old American male with impressive IT skills and a sharp intelligence. His real identity was unknown. Everyone who posted on Ars Technica, a popular technology website, did so anonymously.<p>TheTrueHOOHA …

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Senate Gang of 8 targets House GOP

Big Business, Senate Republicans and Democrats backing immigration reform have a target in their crosshairs: House Republicans.<p>Senators like John McCain (R-Ariz), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with tech giants such as Microsoft, Google and Intel, and pro reform groups like …

Starbucks Is The Most Popular Restaurant For Business Travelers

One of the perks of traveling for work, aside from getting a refreshing change of scenery outside your cubicle, is the ability to travel and eat at little to no cost to you.<p>But rather than pick the top rated-restaurants in their destinations, business travelers are opting for cheaper meals.</b> …

The health of housing is rippling through the US economy—just look at CSX

<b>The numbers:</b> Solid, for a business as mature as railroads. Net income rose 4% over the prior year. Sales increased 2%. The shares rose in after hours trading.<p><b>The takeaway:</b> CSX is getting a boost from the housing recovery. The railroad—which serves 23 states and two Canadian provinces east of the …

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Turkish Airlines Has A Simple Plan To Continue Dominating The Global Airline Industry

In an industry where making money is insanely hard, the airline's operating profit nearly tripled in 2012 (after dropping in 2010 and 2011).<p>One of the world's fastest growing airlines, it's adding destinations and buying planes at a rapid pace.<p>And it's collecting tons of awards, including the …

Chevron seals $1.24bn deal with YPF | Financial Times

Print this page<p>So it finally happened. Chevron finally signed on the dotted line to become Argentine oil company YPF’s first international partner. …

Monta Ellis finalizing a three-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks

Free-agent shooting guard Monta Ellis is finalizing a three-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks that will pay him approximately $28 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.<p>The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been …

The Short List of Candidates to Replace Janet Napolitano at DHS

With Napolitano exiting unexpectedly, Obama must find someone else capable of riding herd over the massive, unruly agency. Daniel Klaidman …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

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Articles about 5 modern metal clad homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Once ashamed of his lackluster Chicago abode, architect Brad Lynch tore it down and started over with a family home that’s part...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>It’s been …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …