Brandon King

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In Praise of Better Praise

In 1911, the psychologist Edward Thorndike proposed a fundamental law of animal behavior called the Law of Effect. Reward a behavior, and it would be more likely to take place again; punish the behavior, and it would be less likely to recur. Thorndike’s subject of choice was the cat, and his reward …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

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Kanye Has A Dream: Inside His Creative Agency DONDA

He wants to be a modern-day Renaissance man. And his latest quest for a legacy beyond hip-hop is a mysterious consortium named for his mother. Is …

Revenge of the nerds

THINK of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and …

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The Risk Not Taken

For the first three years of Bonobos, I lived with $3,000 in the bank, a $3,000 apartment, and $150,000 of debt. During that time — 2007 to 2010 — I …

Stop Using Arial Helvetica

Published May 22, 2013 · 1420 Words<p>Arial and Helvetica are the default font stack for most browsers and for most of the websites. That's bad, really …

How Google Wins Over Users By Giving Them Less

User research may indicate that consumers want more choices. Google doesn’t listen–and has rated highest among any other brand out there.<p><i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity <i>by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn.</i><p><i>“Focusing is about saying no. You’ve</i> …

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How To Lie, Cheat, And Manipulate Your Way To Social Media Dominance

The college drop-out quit school at 19 but went on to become a PR advisor to Linkin Park and Tucker Max. He's best known as the main PR person for American Apparel.<p>At 25, Ryan authored his first book, called Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.<p>The book details Holiday's …

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The Financial Planner: Alexa von Tobel On Mobile Tech Startups

The Ivy League dropout shares the lessons she learned as she built LearnVest’s first mobile app.<p>When the recession hit in 2008, mobile millennial Alexa von Tobel dropped out of Harvard to found LearnVest, “a company that aims to reset the rules of financial planning.” Her business’ goal: to supply …

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Buchstabenmuseum Berlin

<i>A trip to Berlin’s idiosyncratic Buchstabenmuseum with Jenni Fuchs, a museologist blogging over on Museum Diary.</i><p>Anyone remember Lefty the Salesman, …

I married young. What are the rest of you waiting for?

These days, young married couples are an anomaly. In pop culture, they usually get married at a surprise wedding: Think Andy and April in <i>Parks and</i> …

Frank Bruni, child-free columnist, should leave parents alone.

One of my frequently broken writing resolutions is to stop responding to obvious troll bait. But <i>New York Times</i> columnist Frank Bruni goaded me into …