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Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

5 Things Many Marketers Forget When Running A/B Tests

These five mistakes are incredibly easy to make when running your A/B tests -- so don't fall victim.

How to never forget anything ever again

My exploration of Spaced Repetition<p>Two years ago I was having breakfast with a man who was purportedly the most successful Jeopardy contestant …

The Dark Side of Leadership - Dave Logan

<i>“If you want to be a leader… you have to look at the aspects of yourself that you don’t like and bring them into communion with the parts that you do</i> …

Here's How The World's Most Brilliant People Scheduled Their Days

Alas, there are but 24 hours in a day.<p>And when you have a seemingly insurmountable load of work, it can be a quite a challenge to even know where to start. But remember that history's most legendary figures -- from Beethoven to Beyonce -- had just as little (or just as much) time as you have.<p>Using …

Change leader, change thyself

Anyone who pulls the organization in new directions must look inward as well as outward.<p><b>Leo Tolstoy,</b> the Russian novelist, famously wrote, “Everyone …

Management

Predictably irrational (TED lectures by Dan Ariely) | The Examined Life

Dan Ariely is a behavioural economics researcher, most famous for his two books <i>Predictably Irrational</i> and <i>The Upside of Irrationality,</i> both of which …

Why people believe weird things | Michael Shermer

How to Develop 5 Critical Thinking Types

Great leaders think strategically.<p>They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities. When dealing with today’s issues, they operate from a broad, long-term perspective rather than focusing only on short-term implications. And they can gather information and make …

A Stage Theory

With Implications for Instruction<p><b>Linda Elder with Richard Paul</b><p>Though most teachers aspire to make critical thinking a primary objective of their …

High

University of Pennsylvania

Management by Walking Out of the Room: A Method from John F. Kennedy’s Leadership Playbook

The best leaders are keenly aware that their very presence can stifle the free expression of ideas, debate, and innovation on their teams – even if …

Nobel Prize

Forget Innovation If You Can't Execute the Small Stuff

Don't sweat the small stuff. Great advice — except when the small stuff really matters.<p>Sometimes we equate "the small stuff" with "the not …

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What physics taught me about marketing

Physics and marketing don't seem to have much in common, but Dan Cobley is passionate about both. He brings these unlikely bedfellows together using …

Alzheimer's toll may rank with cancer, heart disease

Alzheimer's disease ravages the brain, robbing its victims not only of their memories but often their ability to do things as basic as swallowing.<p>Now, a study of aging patients suggests its true toll may top half a million lives a year -- a figure that would put Alzheimer's just below heart disease …

Customer Value Optimization: How to Build an Unstoppable Business

You’ve finally found it…<p>This resource is designed for those unfamiliar with DigitalMarketer (DM for short) — and for those salty DM veterans who want …

Marketing

Four Leadership Lessons From Ender's Game

<i>Ender’s Game</i> was first written in 1985, proceeded to win the Hugo and Nebula Awards (science fiction’s highest honors), and has remained popular ever since. The story of a young boy who’s conscripted at age 6 and trained to be a deadly killer without, somehow, losing his essential humanity has …

Ender’s Game: Lessons in Transformational Leadership

Human life is threatened by the anticipation of a war with the “buggers,” a technologically advanced, insect-like species that have previously …

‘Ender’s Game’ and Maneuver Warfare

How the famed sci-fi novel reflects a revolution in military thinking<p>by KYLE MIZOKAMI<p>In the mid-1980s a theory of warfare gained new prominence. The …

New Photos From X-Men: Days of Future Past Released!

20th Century Fox has release over 20 more photos from Bryan Singer's <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b> which you can check out in the gallery viewer …

X-Men

Why Do Fads Fade? The Inevitable Death Of Flappy Bird

<b>Nir’s Note:</b> <i>Parts of this article are adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>On February 8, 2014, an app called <i>Flappy Bird</i> …

You'd Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users

<b>Nir’s Note:</b> <i>This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a book I wrote with Ryan Hoover and originally appeared</i> …