Samer Khashou

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Get the Most Out of Executive Coaching

Remember “light bulb” jokes? My favorite was, “How many shrinks does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb must <i>want</i> to change.” It’s true: Unless or until a person decides to commit to change wholeheartedly, no coach can help move him or her one-millimeter off the dime.<p>Worse yet …

When a Relationship Becomes a Game

An app that reminds us to be thoughtful can take the spontaneity out of dating. But love may have more to do with game theory than we think.<p>It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and Kamakshi Zeidler, a 34-year-old plastic surgeon in Los Gatos, California, is explaining how to fill up a “love tank.”<p>“If you do …

20 Ways to Become a Better Writer

Two years ago, if you were to tell me I’d one day be writing for my favorite magazines and finishing my first screenplay… well, I wouldn’t believe …

Creative Writing

What's In Chocolate, Cocoa That Might Benefit Brain Health?

There’s nothing much more alluring than a headline touting the health benefits of chocolate – and if they have to do with protecting the brain, most of us are sold. There’s been a lot of research in this area, with some studies strongly suggesting that compounds in cocoa may reduce the risk for …

If Your Leader Departs, Preserve the Company’s Story First

We’ve all heard some version of this story: a brash and charismatic leader creates a runaway business success. The press can’t get enough of him. And people can’t seem to buy the products fast enough. The board and shareholders, enjoying the dizzying ride, are happy to look the other way if some of …

Don’t Make Decisions, Orchestrate Them

Is the role of the manager to make decisions, or to make sure that decisions get made? The answer, of course, is both — but many managers focus so much on the first role that they neglect the second. The reality, however, is that decision-making often is not a solo activity, but rather an …

To Move Ahead You Have to Know What to Leave Behind

Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of successful change in our organizations, our teams, and our careers. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we achieve change. Yet, change efforts often stall precisely because those decisions …

Oversold Conditions For Heartware International (HTWR)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a …