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New Harvard Study Reveals How CEOs Really Spend Their Work Time

For many working professionals, there isn’t enough time in the day to complete all business tasks and obligations. The challenge for CEOs, who ultimately carry the full responsibility for the success or failure of their organization, is that they are constrained to the same 24-hour clock as …

Leadership

Read the Netflix CEO’s excellent memo about firing an executive who used the N-word

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings fired his top communications executive on Friday for twice using the N-word in meetings about sensitive words—a charge the sacked executive, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed on social media.<p>Hastings wrote to employees at length about the firing and the circumstances that …

Employment

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

A Visual Tour Featuring Every Magnificent Detail of the Beautifully Restored Grand Central Terminal

<i>It’s almost like a secular Cathedral</i><p>Historian Anthony W. Robins and New York Times journalist Sam Roberts gave a wonderful visual tour for …

An essential guide to French jazz on vinyl

<b>No country in Europe has so successfully assimilated jazz into its musical history as France.</b><p>For many American jazz musicians, France was something …

What you need to know about GDPR, the new EU privacy rules that have Silicon Valley scrambling to keep up

New regulations in the European Union are making a major headache for Silicon Valley.<p>Tech companies are currently scrambling to get ready before May 25th, the date that will see the implementation of a major new piece of European data privacy legislation: GDPR.<p>Here's the quick-and-dirty version of …

So you’re surrounded by idiots. Guess who the real jerk is – Eric Schwitzgebel

Picture the world through the eyes of the jerk. The line of people in the post office is a mass of unimportant fools; it’s a felt injustice that you …

Self-help

Miles Davis Penned Popular Music’s Best Autobiography

The jazz legend was often rude and crude and always full of attitude. He was also always worth listening to, whether playing or talking. His life …

3 Remarkably Powerful Leadership and Life Lessons From Jazz

Meet conflict head-on and you might just come out the other side a respected and trusted leader.<p>Here's something you don't see at the record store every day: an original mono test pressing of John Coltrane's iconic album <i>A Love Supreme</i>. Now for sale on eBay, this piece of jazz history is currently …

Vinyl Records

L’Italie, le pays où la gauche a disparu | Slate.fr

Temps de lecture: 6 min<p>Il existe un pays où il n’y a plus de gauche. Il se trouve que ce pays fut celui avec la gauche probablement la plus brillante …

10 Great Short Films You Can Watch on Your Lunch Break

We love movies, obviously, but sometimes we don’t have the attention span for a feature length film. We want a self-contained story, with distinct …

Independent Film

Presentation: Adult Graphic Novels for Teens

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of attending the Mass Library Systems Teen Summit, where I made a presentation on “Adult Graphic Novels for Teens.” …

Google: Yes, we blew it. But we cannot clean up digital advertising alone

From ads ending up next to hate videos on YouTube to having to refund advertisers after showing their ads to bots instead of humans, Google has been in the thick of an advertising maelstrom this year.<p>Google's head of advertising in the Americas Allan Thygesen acknowledged the mishaps, and said the …

Uber's New CEO Just Sent an Amazing Email to Employees--and Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

In just a few short sentences, Uber's new leader demonstrates the power of seeing the big picture.<p>Uber's new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has been on the job only a matter of weeks, but a recent email to employees is proof positive that he's the right man for the job.<p>Yesterday, government officials in …

Leadership

Restoration Hardware CEO reveals a startling reality about online ad spending

Two months ago, it was P&G which fired the first shot across the "adtech" bow when not long after it announced it was slashing its digital ad spending because it thought it was not getting the kind of return on investment it desired, it made a striking discovery: "We didn't see a reduction in the …

Ligue 1: From winning Champions League to sponsorship deals, how PSG can avoid breaking FFP rules

<b>Paris:</b> After spending €380 million ($450.66m) to secure the services of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain's next task is to make sure …

The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: June 2017

“Jazz doesn’t sound like jazz anymore.” That’s the criticism most often leveled at the modern jazz scene. It’s also the reason why the scene is as …

Apple’s top music exec, the man behind Eminem and U2, wants you to stop believing your bullshit

Great rappers tend to offer up solid career advice. In an interview sampled on Jay-Z’s “My First Song,” The Notorious BIG advises, “The key to staying on top of things is to treat everything like it’s your first project, know what I’m sayin? Like it’s your first day, like, back when you was an …

Kendrick Lamar

A Student Fights to Stay Awake in Class in Awesomely Trippy Animated Short - AFTERNOON CLASS

Marvin Gaye's Abiding Unrest

<i>This piece was first published in May 8, 1984 issue of the</i> The Village Voice. <i>It is also included in</i> Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and …

10 great films about jazz

As the film "Born to Be Blue," based on Chet Baker's life, opens in Germany, here are 10 movies that have captured the true essence of jazz.<p>The first …

Flute

Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health

Our addictive feeds of fitness models, exotic travel, and photo-perfect moments don’t often match with our comparatively humdrum and badly lit lives. The discontent caused by that disconnect is enough that a growing body of research suggests social media is contributing to mental-health problems …

Social Media

High-achieving Ivy League students often miss an important lesson about how to succeed in life

As a researcher and instructor at elite universities in the US, I watch with interest each year as parents and their children celebrate students’ admission to big-name schools with single-digit acceptance rates. I can attest that Ivy League schools and their competitors offer truly excellent …

Self-improvement

Apprenez les bases de la musique avec le nouveau site d’Ableton

La société allemande a mis au point un tutoriel ludique destiné à tous les novices qui souhaitent compendre comment composer et produire de la …

Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

<i>Photo by Eric Delmar, Wikipedia Commons</i><p>Practicing for countless hours before we can be good at something seems burdensome and boring. Maybe that's …

Flute

How to Prevent iMessages From Accidentally Appearing On Other Devices

If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a …

The Best Jeans Under $100 That Aren’t Levi’s

Everyone knows the best pair of cheap men’s jeans comes from Levi’s, but there are plenty of other cheap jeans in the sub $100 space that are worth …

Clothing

'Sweet Dillard' and 'Chasing Trane' bring jazz rhythms to the big screen

Jazz can look as great as it sounds, and two new documentaries playing the DOC10 Film Festival in coming days will underscore the point.<p>Granted, neither "Sweet Dillard" nor "Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary" ranks with the best of the genre. That's a high bar to meet when you consider …

Bill Clinton

The Samples Behind Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly'

After much anticipation, Power 106 has dropped an episode of <i>Wax Only</i> that examines Kendrick Lamar‘s third studio album, <i>To Pimp a Butterfly</i>.<p>Released …

Rap & Hip-Hop