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Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It

With all the media and medical attention on stress and its negative health impacts, it is easy to reach the conclusion that stress is irredeemably bad—something to be avoided as much as possible.<p>We have a different perspective. We believe that pursuing a “stress-free” life often causes more stress …


To Become a Leader, Think Beyond Your Role

The world is full of people with opinions. Television, radio, and other media are brimming over with commentators making suggestions and offering seemingly authoritative advice to government officials and corporate executives about what they ought to do. At dinners and cocktail parties — and around …


Many CEOs Aren’t Breakthrough Innovators (and That’s OK)

Innovation is widely regarded as important to long-term business performance. However, CEOs often don’t have the career background and education that would equip them to personally lead the process of new product development. We’ve found that CEOs of big pharmaceutical companies, for example, are …


What the CEO of the “New” Google Needs to Do Next

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>The Google/Alphabet metamorphosis has catapulted Sundar Pichai into one of the highest profile leadership jobs in Silicon Valley. As the new CEO of Google, he has been handed the keys to one of the world’s most valuable brands, the top website to open to get to other websites, the most …


Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …


The digital game that could cure TB

<b>A unique collaboration between two Scottish universities has produced a digital game that fights tuberculosis.</b><p>A team of undergraduates from Abertay University in Dundee has created Sanitarium, a game that invites people to play doctor.<p>Using scarce resources they must treat as many TB patients as …

AP 1 Minute Headlines August 17 2015 11:30 (Eastern)