Benjamin Castillo

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Innovating Innovation Strategy: Part 3

[In the part-two installment of this three-part article, I showed how the two major growth strategies--push and pull strategies--both fall short when it comes to meeting the demands of innovation. Here are three approaches to effectively confront the unique obstacles that innovation throws our way.]<p>…

3 Powerful Practices to Embrace Your Full Life

<i>Image Licensed from Shutterstock</i><p>How full is your schedule? Do you juggle many things in your day? Do you ever think, things would be better if only there was more time?<p>It is pretty common to have thoughts and complaints about having too much to do and not enough time. On many different occasions, I …

Happiness

ISIS vs. Islam

It is hard to know what to say in the wake of the terrible violence that recently engulfed Paris and Beirut. What follows is by no means an attempt to explain the attacks -- nor to justify them -- but rather to tease out some questions about the relationship between ISIS and Islam that seem …

Islam

Innovation Outposts and the Evolution of Corporate R&D

I first met Evangelos Simoudis when he ran IBM's Business Intelligence Solutions Division and then as CEO of his first startup Customer Analytics. Evangelos has spent the last 15 years as a Venture Capitalist, first at Apax Partners and later at Trident Capital. During the last three years he's …

Innovation

5 Questions That Help You Avoid Financial Stress

You and I make financial decisions every day. Tough ones.<p>But most of us don't think logically about how we spend our money. Until the credit card statement comes of course. Then, we panic.<p>It's no surprise then -- that money remains the biggest source of stress for most people.<p>What could be more …

Spy On Muslim Americans? 'Absolutely Not,' Rand Paul Says

The Kentucky Republican slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for suggesting additional surveillance.<p>Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he does not think the U.S. should specifically target Muslim Americans with surveillance programs in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks.<p>"Yes we should follow people …

Rand Paul

How to Not Gain Weight During the Holiday Season: An Unconventional Approach

I bet this is on your mind this holiday season. Maybe not the front of your mind, but at least the middle, or for sure the back.<p>Because, let's be honest, you clicked on this link and started reading this article for that very reason, right?<p>You wanna know. Everybody does.<p><b>What's the secret to not</b> …

Fitness

WATCH: Gratitapping -- Happy Thanksgiving!

As we settle in for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., it seemed fitting to share this quick video showing a simple way to use tapping -- one that may also be very useful in handling the stress that often comes during the holidays. Thank you for making use of these techniques -- it makes a difference. …

Positive Thinking

40 Fresh DIY Holiday Gifts for Every Single Person On Your List

This year, save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping, by DIYing the very best gifts for everyone on your list -- friends and family. These ideas from Hometalk bloggers are some of the best ways to show your love this holiday season, so save your cash, and spend some time crafting DIY gifts!<p><b>1.</b> …

7 Ways to Opt Outside All Year Long

The greatest gift we can give is the gift of time. What better way to grow closer to a child, spouse, friend or potential friend, than to leave behind the jarring pressures and electronic static of everyday life, and simply go for a walk in the woods together?<p>On Tuesday, REI, the nation's largest …

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:<p>1. EXPLOSIVE VEST FOUND IN PARIS SUBURB BY …

New Orleans

This map shows how some US corporations are worth more than the entire stock markets of other countries

Sometimes it helps to employ unconventional perspectives when thinking about the size of things.<p>So here's a pretty awesome map from Bank of America Merrill Lynch comparing major US companies to entire emerging market stock indices.<p>The big message here is that some US companies are worth roughly the …

Pope set for Africa visit amid high expectations

All signs are that Pope Francis will receive a rock-star welcome as he prepares for his first visit to Africa.<p>Millions of people across Central and East Africa are already talking about the "historic visit" to the continent, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to turn out to catch a glimpse …

Africa

Does The Man in the High Castle prove that the best TV is now streamed?

On Friday, both Netflix and Amazon will debut shows that underline how streaming services are the home for innovative and award-winning TV<p>When Transparent won two Emmys, the talk was quite rightly about what it meant for growing visibility and acceptance of transgender Americans. Yet there was …

TV

Amazon's 'High Castle' Offers A Chilling Alternate History Of Nazi Triumph

For broadcast TV, this year's fall season has been decidedly, and disappointingly, below average, especially for drama series. But on streaming television, there's a new show — available on Amazon Prime Video in its first-season entirety on Friday — that's about to change all that.<p>The show is …

TV

One of the NBA's greatest point guards points out the scariest part of how good Stephen Curry is

He's already staking a claim for best player in the NBA, and, as he continues to set the league on fire, it's fair to wonder when he starts to get mentioned among the NBA's all-time greats.<p>Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News wondered the same thing while talking to former NBA point guard …

Undertale will make you question the essence of video games | GamesBeat | Games

In life, you live with the consequences of your actions. Sometimes games are like this, too, but it’s hard to care as much about pretend consequences. After all, it’s just a game, right? You can do what you want. You can see everything there is to see in a game, morally questionable or no. Why is …

Look Taller Using These 9 Easy Styling Tricks

Tall or petite, we could all benefit from a few extra inches from time to time. While we don't have a magic trick to *actually *make you grow taller, these easy styling tips and tricks will make it look as though you had a growth spurt overnight! Scroll through the 11 wardrobe changes to live by to …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chiles

</head>Finding the right chile for your recipes shouldn't be hard. And yet… Let's just say that we send our test kitchen manager out to hunt for chiles all the time and he regularly can't find the ones we want. And then there are the ones that are mislabeled—and the ones that have been sitting on …

Chile

17 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving meal prep is nothing to joke about. Between getting the house ready for guests, getting in touch with family members and perfecting those flag football plays with the fam, anything that can be prepared ahead of time is a blessing. These recipes can be prepared before Turkey Day, …

Skip the Pie: 15 Awesome Alternative Desserts for Thanksgiving

Dessert on Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with pie—for many of us, it's the only day in the year that we eat pumpkin pie (some happily, some begrudgingly), but apple, pecan, and all sorts of other more unusual pies might find their way to the table. (My childhood Thanksgivings always …

7 No Waste Tips for Using Fruit and Vegetable Peels | Food & Wine

We asked chefs for smart ways to use kitchen scraps. Today's topic: fruit and vegetable peels.<p>1. "Use root vegetable peels mixed with cheese (Gouda, …

The most addictive podcasts to last you for months

Podcasting now feels like blogging did back in the dial-up days: immediate, fun, creatively thrilling. The perfect way to tell a story. Instead of holed up behind a laptop, typing away, now people want to record what they have to share. They’re easy to make – all you really need is a laptop, phone …

Woody Allen

Plight of the Funny Female

Why people tend to appreciate men’s humor so much more than women’s<p>A few years ago, Laura Mickes was teaching her regular undergraduate class on childhood psychological disorders at the University of California, San Diego. It was a weighty subject, so occasionally she would inject a sarcastic …

Photographer Humorously Imagines Darth Vader with a Daily Routine like the Rest of Us

Polish photographer Pawel Kadysz imagines that Darth Vader is more like us than we might realize. In his series of selfies called <i>Daily Life of Darth Vader</i>, Kadysz shows that the infamous Sith Lord performs many of the same relatable and mundane tasks that we do, such as food shopping and cleaning …

The black punk pioneers who made music history

The meaning of ‘punk’ is hard to define. Is it an attitude? A genre? A willingness not to conform? Despite such ambiguities, punk is streotypically portrayed as the preserve of white, working-class musicians. Although as Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff pointed out last week, “Punk music is not the sole …

Punk Music