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5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

50 Heart-Pounding Historical Novels to Read Right Now

You can always count on historical fiction to transport you.<p>While actual time travel isn’t always the most appealing prospect, one way we can sate …

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Donald Trump

Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award

Val McDermid, chair of this year’s judges, hails a selection that crosses divide between arts and sciences<p>Crime writer Val McDermid, who is chairing the judges for this year’s Wellcome book prize, has criticised the divide between arts and sciences in the UK’s education system, speaking out as the …

Books

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 2017

With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability. Since 2005, Toronto-based magazine and research firm Corporate Knights has put together the …

General Mills

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more productive year.<p>1. "It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know."</i> …

Motivation

Ideas Aren't Contagious. They're Emptiness. | Inc.com

They say great ideas are contagious. I don't think that's true. The essence of a great idea is non-communicable. It's just there, it just is, the greatness is on its own impossible to translate and transfer. A great idea doesn't replicate like a virus, it remains separated by whatever made it great …

Messaging

The Science Behind How Mindfulness Can Help Break Negative Thought Patterns

Remember that time you really embarrassed yourself, and you play it over and over in your head, cringing a little each time? Or how about your inability to ask for a raise or promotion you deserve because you have told yourself so many times you are not worth it? You let it stew, creating …

Mindfulness

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Want to Be a Better Thinker? Science Says Learn More Words | Inc.com

<i>Does a broader vocabulary allow you to think faster? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Marc Ettlinger, linguistics Ph.D. @ Berkeley, neuroscientist @ the VA, on Quora:</b><p>Language has been called …

The Brain

The 24 Best World Series Photographs of All Time

Bianca Silva | Marie Tobias<p>The World Series is where routine plays turn into anxiety-inducing, legend-making, career-defining feats. It’s where …

Sustainable Development Goals: one year on but are we any closer?

When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formally agreed in New York this time last year, their achievement in creating and articulating an …

Sustainability

14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

Books

13 great philosophers on the secret of happiness

A well-stocked Netflix queue can go a long way toward pure and utter happiness, but sometimes there's still something missing.<p>For those moments, it …

Happiness