Nate Ormond

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Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Brad was leading a difficult turnaround of his company and had decided to fire his head of sales, who was a nice guy but wasn’t performing.<p>Three months later, he still hadn’t fired him.<p>I asked him why. His answer? “I’m a wimp!”<p>Brad (not his real name — I’ve changed some details to protect people’s …

Leadership

What Not to Do When You’re Trying to Motivate Your Team

When I speak to large groups about leadership, one question I often ask is, “How many of you have ever received a compliment from your boss that actually offended you?” Without exception, more than two-thirds of the people in the room raise their hands. When I probe further on what people found …

Leadership

Kodak Pocket Pico Projector

Powerful enough to create a 100" screen yet small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the Pocket Pico Projector from Kodak is a portable …

Gear & Gadgets

This Is the Best Island in Europe to Visit in 2018

There’s isn’t enough time in a life to see all the thousands of gorgeous islands across Europe. But those looking for the best of the best should …

europeantravel

Woolsey Ping Pong Table

Fully ready to sit out in the open, the Woolsey Ping Pong Table is both a gaming table and a piece of heirloom-quality furniture. It has a solid …

Furniture

Castello di Ugento

Formerly the home of Italian royalty, Castello di Ugento is now home to a nine-room hotel. The ancient castle is situated on a hillside overlooking …

Italy

16 Destinations Everyone In Oregon Needs To Visit This Summer

Summer is a magical time in Oregon. Soak up the sunshine at these 16 jaw-dropping destinations in Oregon that are perfect for a summer day trip or …

Hiking

Can Being Overconfident Make You a Better Leader?

When Apple CEO Steve Jobs approached AT&T about partnering on a new kind of mobile phone — a touchscreen computer that would fit in your pocket — Apple had no expertise in the mobile market. Yet AT&T executives quickly came to believe so strongly in Job’s vision that they skipped internal process …

Leadership

How to Identify and Tell Your Most Powerful Stories

When I ask executives what their favorite speech is, Steve Jobs’s Stanford commencement address is always at the top of the list. Many think of Jobs’s talk as their favorite because it is incredibly moving <b>—</b> thanks to the stories it contains.<p>Execs love to hear talks like this, but few are …

Public Speaking

Noco XGrid Power Bank

There are no power outlets in the wilderness. The Noco XGrid Power Bank provides a weekend's worth of power in an enclosure that can stand up to the …

Here’s Your Chance to See the Northern Lights This Year (Without Breaking the Bank)

Now is your chance to get the most amazing view in the world — for a great price.<p>Iceland has been one of the top destinations for travelers for a few …

10 Easy Camping Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's a lot to love about pitching a tent, stoking a campfire, and spending a few days in the great outdoors. While meals are more simplified …

How to Lead When You’re Feeling Afraid

I’d known Jeff (not his real name) for many years, as a client and as a friend, but I’d never seen him so thrown. I could feel his fear, his sense of uncertainty.<p>And it was with good reason.<p>Jeff was the head of sales for a company whose product was, more or less, impossible to sell.<p>His company, …

9 Brilliant and Creative DIY Herb Gardens for Indoors and Outdoors

Regardless of whether you have a small garden, a huge garden or no garden at all, there should be no excuse for not growing your herbs. They’re very …

West Coast Travel Destinations: 5 of Oregon’s Hidden Gems

When most people picture America’s west coast state of Oregon, images of rainy days, tall pine trees, and quirky Portland hipsters sipping craft beer …

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

Hiking

Misc. Goods Co. Ceramic Flask

While most flasks are covert vessels, this offering from Misc. Goods Co. is worth showing off. The flask sports embossed icons and lettering, a …

MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is only useful if you have it with you when you need it. The MyMedic Solo First Aid Kit is small enough to pack in pretty much any …

Misc. Goods Co. Playing Cards

Made in the USA, these MGCO playing cards will add a dash of style to your next poker night. The cards have been completely redesigned with uniquely …

These 5 famous beach destinations are cheap for summer travel

This summer, life's a beach — especially for young people. In a survey conducted by Discover, millennials prefer a beach (30 percent) over a road …

The 15-minute, Fat-burning Workout for Busy Guys

A middle-aged guy takes his shirt off and looks in the mirror. What does he see?<p>That’s not the beginning of a joke, although what he sees might be …

These Oregon Road Trips Will Make You Fall in Love With the Pacific Northwest

When we think of Oregon, the eternally hip city of Portland with its iconic doughnuts, coffee, and hipsters is often the first place that comes to …

My Ramones

Featuring rare photographs from the collection of their longtime manager Danny Fields, <i>My Ramones</i> is a rare glimpse into the lives of one of the …

Whidbey Retreat

Sited in a grove of second growth cedar on an island in the state of Washington, the Whidbey Retreat is where a pair of artists get inspired. The …

The Seventy2 Survival System – A Bug Out Bag For The 21st Century

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Bags<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>The Seventy2 Survival System was designed with one very specific task in mind – keeping you …

Red Hydrogen One Smartphone

Red doesn't do anything halfway — its cameras have consistently pushed the boundaries of digital filmmaking. The Hydrogen One Smartphone applies this …

Why Diversity Programs Fail

Businesses started caring a lot more about diversity after a series of high-profile lawsuits rocked the financial industry. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Morgan Stanley shelled out $54 million—and Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch more than $100 million each—to settle sex discrimination claims. …

Human Resources

Japan: The Cookbook

A native Californian, author Nancy Singleton Hachisu has lived in Japan for the past three decades. Her love for the country's cuisine and attention …

How to Cast a Fly Rod | The Art of Manliness

Of all the fishing techniques, fly fishing is arguably the most elegant and artful. It’s why pictures of fly fishermen end up as the subjects of oil …

Art

Hiuni Telescope

Designed for shared live stargazing experiences, the Hiuni Telescope is an easy-to-use smart telescope. The Hiuni has a Cassegrain style design with …