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The Two Rules Of Intelligent Problem Solving

“‘What should we do about it?’ is only asked by those who have not understood the problem.” Thus spoke Alan Watts. I’m not aware that Watts had any interest in management – he was a Zen buddhist and self-described “philosophical entertainer” – but in this case he put his finger on a very important …

A Reading List, Media Meltdowns, And Taking Stock: The Most Popular Stories In Leadership This Week

From looking at one of history’s greatest speeches to examining our own lives down to little details, we were busy being inspired this week.<p>This week, we prepared a reading list to inspire our lives, and took a closer look at one of the most inspiring speeches of all time.<p>Here are the stories we …

How A Media Star Found Mindfulness After A Meltdown In Front Of 5 Million Viewers

Some of us find mental clarity in quiet solitude. Others do it in front of a television camera.<p>After Dan Harris, then an ambitious rising star at ABC’s news division, was left panting for breath during an on-air panic attack on <i>Good Morning America</i> in front of 5 million viewers, he realized that his …

False Hustle: How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive

Asking yourself three simple questions each week can help you avoid the false hustle.<p>It’s easy to be busy; it’s hard to be productive. Raise your hand if you’ve spent entire days answering “quick” email after “quick” email; spent hours in your task manager organizing your tasks for productivity; …

10 Books That Will Make You Smarter in 2015

Take time over break to read something that changes how you see the world.<p>Yes there's a small company in "A Christmas Carol." But you won't learn much studying the business practices of Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. With the holiday break stretching before you, pick up (or download) one of …

16 Places In France Every Wine Lover Needs To Put On Their Bucket List

8 minute Read<p>France holds a special place in the hearts of most wine lovers. It’s where five of the six noble grapes were born, varieties which are …

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Top 100 Content Marketing Posts of 2014

The end of the year is approaching, and before we all start focusing in on our 2015 goals, I think it’s important to reflect back on how far content …

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Highly Successful Marketers Always Ask These 7 Questions

Many marketers are focused on the trees, not the forest. They’re trying to pick out the best ad size or CTA button color. Those are great things to search for, but I encourage you to take a step back and look at the forest.<p>Some of the world’s most brilliant marketers think big. Yes, your button …

3 Things Retailers Need To Thrive In The Networked Economy

Today’s connected and networked world has created a fast-paced environment for growth, innovation, and optimization. In retail, you’ll find businesses taking advantage of this new era of hyperconnectivity to deliver innovative consumer experiences for this new, networked economy.<p>MIT Technology …

4 Techniques That'll Double Your Landing Page Conversions

Who wouldn’t want to double their landing page conversions? More conversions means more revenue. It only makes sense.<p>When it comes down to implementation, things aren’t so simple. Many marketers will run a few tests, tweak a few things, and call it day.<p>What happens next? The conversion rate might …

Content Strategy For Pros: Use a Pyramid to Build Your Strategy

Being in charge of content marketing can feel like you’re trying to simultaneously conduct an orchestra, host a wedding, and put on a broadway show. …

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Get the Most From One Blog Post: 21 Advanced Content Tips

Variety is the spice of life … and digital marketing?<p>Variety can certainly make a digital marketer’s life a little easier. When you’ve worked hard to …

How To Score Content Marketing Leads and Supercharge Sales Growth

If you’re like 73% of B2B content marketers, you’re producing even more content than you did a year ago. It’s easy to see why. Compared with outbound marketing tactics such as display advertising, inbound marketing generally produces significantly higher quality leads at far lower cost. According …

How Mindful Marketers Succeed and Savor Their Lives

The rules to success have changed in our increasingly connected world, including for those in marketing. Yet some of the ways they thrive now can be adapted to any profession including yours.<p><b>Demonstrate Your Strategic Value to Your CFO</b><p><b></b>Savvy CMOs are strengthening their relationship with CFOs so …

“A lot of my life has been ruined because of sex”: Belle Knox opens up in a gripping new documentary

<b>Miriam Weeks, a.k.a. Belle Knox, in "Becoming Belle Knox" (Condé Nast Entertainment/The Scene)</b><p>A five-part series about the “Duke porn star” offers a more nuanced look at the woman behind the media scandal<p>Jenny Kutner<p>September 16, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Miriam Weeks, also known by her stage name Belle …

‘Horrorstör’ Is A Ghost Story Designed Like An Ikea Catalog

The novel takes place in a haunted Swedish superstore.<p>The prospect of spending a Saturday at Ikea is so innately disquieting, it’s amazing it hasn’t become the setting for a horror story before now. <i>Horrorstör</i> is a new horror novel by Grady Helix that doesn’t just use the big box Swedish furniture …

This Video Remix is Mark Ronson’s TED Talk About Sampling, Sampled

Earlier this year, Grammy-winning music producer Mark Ronson gave a sample-heavy TED talk about the history of sampling. Jonny Wilson, the …

This App Tells You Which Battery-Sucking Apps To Delete From Your Phone

Save your battery, while you still can!<p>How do we identify and discard energy-inefficient apps? According to two Stanford computer scientists, the solution lies in another app. Adam Oliner and Jacob Leverich designed a program called Normal to tell you which other apps you ought to kill.<p>It’s a …

Try Google’s Amazing Photo Sphere App On The iPhone

Want to create spherical panoramas of what you see? Now you can.<p>Photography is changing. Digital systems can create images beyond the confines of the chemical canvas known as film–in other words, photos can think beyond the rectangle.<p>A perfect example is Google’s Photo Sphere, an app that allows …

The Fastest Way To Life Success: Vulnerability

Having a healthy relationship with vulnerability is one of the most admirable traits a person can have. It carries continuous benefit(s) throughout life when used properly. The way to use it accurately is to not perceive it as only an agent of discomfort and fear, but develop a healthy, balanced …

3 Great Tips For Staying Calm At Work

It’s becoming harder than ever to stay calm and relaxed in the workplace.<p>Workloads are getting bigger, deadlines are getting shorter.<p>It’s no wonder workplace stress is at an all time high.<p>But part of the reason that so many people are feeling so angst ridden about their work is because they have …

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If Facebook's Secret Study Bothered You, Then It's Time To Quit Facebook

There are more than 1 billion Facebook users—I’m one of them—and the reality is that all of us are test subjects for the company’s not-so-grand experiments.<p>Ÿ> Is there a simpler way to get users to watch videos?<br>> Is there a better way to convince them to buy something?<br>> Is there even anything to …

On the Red Couch with Food Writer Ruth Reichl

<i>Some wear many hats; Ruth Reichl preferred wigs. That’s because, as the food critic for The New York Times from 1993 to 1999, Reichl discovered that</i> …

Your Friends Are Liars–This Video Shows The Reality Behind Facebook Status Updates

A new short film called <i>What’s On Your Mind?</i> illuminates some of the problems with being hyper-aware of what your friends are up to. Taking its name …

The Recommender: Master Tweeter Pavithra Mohan Is Still Dreaming Of Paris

The best things on the Internet this week, curated by Fast Company employees.<p><b>Name:</b> Pavithra Mohan <b><br>Role at Fast Company:</b> Social media intern <b><br>Twitter:</b> @pavsmo <b><br>Titillating Fact:</b> Once upon a time, I lived in Paris for a blissful 15 month period, and it will forever be my claim to fame. I was a wide-eyed …

Which Team Should You Hate at the World Cup?

The competition is tight – but there's one clear winner.<p><i>(Photo via)</i><p><i>Cool Runnings</i>, in case you didn’t have a childhood, is a film about four Jamaican sprinters and one obese American coach who head to the Winter Olympics as the island’s first ever bobsled team. The heart of the film is the classic …

Sautéed Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

5 stars based on 51 votes<p>As much as I love fall produce — thoughts of Honeycrisp apples, winter squash and sweet potatoes are already dancing around …

Jaron Lanier on Internet and middle class: “We have screwed things up”

<b>Jaron Lanier (Simon & Schuster/Jonathan Sprague)</b><p>Salon Q&A: Tech visionary Jaron Lanier on Thomas Piketty, Jeff Bezos and Amazon, how to save the creative class<p>Scott Timberg<p>June 1, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Of all the skeptics of digital technology and the economic world it has made, the technologist, author …

David Graeber: “Spotlight on the financial sector did make apparent just how bizarrely skewed our economy is in terms of who gets rewarded”

<b>David Graeber (AP/Michelle Mcloughlin)</b><p>David Graeber explains why the more your job helps others, the less you get paid<p>Thomas Frank<p>June 1, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>David Graeber is an American anthropologist who teaches at the London School of Economics. He is the author of the classic "Debt: The First …