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Einstein on Why We Are Alive

Given my soft spot for big thinkers’ answers to young people’s questions about life, I was thrilled when reader Dave Anderson shared the story of his mother’s exchange with none other than Albert Einstein. When Marion Block Anderson, an altogether exceptional woman, was a freshman at Oberlin …

4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life’s big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after learning from a doctor that …

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture at Work

Image: Flickr Eric Schmuttenmaer/Calsidyrose<p>You're slouching right now, aren't you? Don't worry, it's something we all do.<p>However, studies have shown …

5 CEOs who don’t care what you think

Life can be hard for a big-time CEO.<p>They must keep shareholders happy in a choppy stock market while trying to find sustainable growth in a sluggish …

Fuji X-E1 vs Fuji X-E2 - Focus Speed + General Use

It's upgrade time and this week saw me go from my 2 Fujifilm X-E1's to upgrading one of those already great cameras to the much loved and allegedly …

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Andrew Knott, former CMO at NAB, on delivering real customer value by building solid teams with great diversity of thought.<p>An interview with Jeremy …

9 Ways Highly Successful People Think Differently From Everyone Else

This is a theme we've heard from some of the most successful people across industries — from entrepreneurs and executives to famous artists.<p>With this in mind, we've put together some of the most amazing insights we've found on how successful people think differently than everyone else.

How To Rewire Your Brain For Success

Most people think about human memory as a videotape or computer memory. When you remember something, you're playing back the memory, which is vivid or vague depending on how good you are at remembering things.<p>It turns out that human memory isn't like that at all. When you remember something, your …

1,000 Days of Syria – turning war journalism into a game

How an American journalist is attempting to tell the story of Syria’s conflict through an online adventure game<p>The sound of a gunshot rattled against the back of Mitch Swenson’s teeth as he sprinted across a Turkish field. If the guards had fired to scare rather than wound, the warning had its …

Why 'Papa' John Schnatter Still Runs His Pizza Empire Like a Small Business

The right ingredients for success don't change as your company scales.<p>John Schnatter--better known as "Papa John"--might be the face of a multimillion-dollar pizza empire, but even with a chain of 4,500 global locations, he still operates within a small-business mindset.<p>Schnatter, the founder and …

10 Signs That a Company Has a Serious Culture Problem

Looking for a job? It always surprises me how few people interviewing at my company ask about our culture. But they should. Over the last several months, we’ve all seen two cultural meltdowns that got big media play, and neither company came off well. In one, a woman named Julie Horvath resigned …

When To Say Yes To The Messy Desk

Albert Einstein famously quipped, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” While the Nobel laureate was obviously advocating for the benefits of cluttered desks, he likely had no idea that his question would inspire researchers decades later…and …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Surprisingly Emotive Photographs Capture 100-Year-Old Human Bodies Up Close

Photographer Anastasia Pottinger‘s recent viral project began when she was offered up an interesting proposition for a photoshoot; one that was very …

5 Emotional Intelligence Tips We Can Learn From One Of America’s Wisest Leaders

Sure, Abraham Lincoln was a great leader. But what can the 16th president teach us about emotional intelligence? A whole lot it turns out.<p>When asked to rank American Presidents, scholars consistently have ranked Abraham Lincoln amongst the top three, and when ranked on leadership, he is usually …

10 Shakespeare Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Read

An unlikely source of startup wisdom? Sure--and that's exactly why a little Shakespeare might be exactly what you need.<p>I realize William Shakespeare as business guru may be an unconventional interpretation of the poet and playwright. But why not take inspiration where you can find it? Shakespeare's …

Tim Cook, Dr. Dre And The Battle For Apple's Cash

The news that Apple is nearing a $3.2 billion acquisition to buy Beats Electronics is one of the biggest business stories in the nation. The potential deal has received so much attention because it would be Apple’s biggest acquisition ever. It would push rapper and music producer Dr. Dre’s net …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

5 Negotiation Tips From Steve Jobs

An old e-mail exchange between Steve Jobs and James Murdoch illustrates how savvy negotiation works.<p>A series of emails about ebook prices between Apple and HarperCollins, including ones written by Steve Jobs, were recently released as part of the Department of Justice price-fixing suit against …