Strategy

How to send the right credibility signals in order to shape people’s perceptions of you and your work, according to a ‘hype’ expert

The following is an excerpt from “The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World’s Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers.” In it, author Michael F. Schein writes that people are uncomfortable with the natural messiness of human behaviour and will pay a lot to […]
How to send the right credibility signals in order to shape people’s perceptions of you and your work, according to a ‘hype’ expert
Tech

Cases of Don Julio 1942 and a signature Range Rover: Here’s an inside look at Adam Neumann’s wild list of must-haves for WeWork’s rowdy all-staff summer sleepaway party

Reeves Wiedeman is a business journalist whose work has been featured in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and other major publications. The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork.” In it, Wiedeman […]
Cases of Don Julio 1942 and a signature Range Rover: Here’s an inside look at Adam Neumann’s wild list of must-haves for WeWork’s rowdy all-staff summer sleepaway party
Strategy

The lonely journey to the top: An entrepreneur who sold his company to Salesforce for 8 figures on how the pressures of early success crushed his mental and physical well-being

John Roa is an entrepreneur who’s run several technology companies including design agency ÄKTA, which was bought by Salesforce in 2015. He’s also an author, speaker, and podcast host of “The John Roa Show.” The following is an excerpt from his new book, “A Practical Way to Get Rich … […]
The lonely journey to the top: An entrepreneur who sold his company to Salesforce for 8 figures on how the pressures of early success crushed his mental and physical well-being
Strategy

In the tradeoff between saving money or time, most of us choose money. Here’s why that’s a flawed perspective, according to an assistant professor at Harvard Business School.

Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in time and happiness. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life.” In it, she shares how individuals of all ages, educations, and incomes […]
In the tradeoff between saving money or time, most of us choose money. Here’s why that’s a flawed perspective, according to an assistant professor at Harvard Business School.
Strategy

An unhealthy relationship with technology can mean missed opportunities to connect with the real world. That’s why I wrote a book of 5,203 alternatives to looking at your phone.

Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer, archaeologist, and author of more than 80 books and calendars, including “14,000 Things to be Happy About.” The following is an adapted excerpt from her new book, “5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone.” In it, she suggests striking a balance […]
An unhealthy relationship with technology can mean missed opportunities to connect with the real world. That’s why I wrote a book of 5,203 alternatives to looking at your phone.
Strategy

A Wharton professor says late boomers and Gen X will take centre stage over millennials by 2030 — here’s why we should be paying attention to them

Mauro Guillén is an expert on global market trends and professor at the Wharton School, where he holds the Zandman Professorship in International Management and teaches executives, MBAs, and undergraduates. The following is an excerpt from his new book, “2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future […]
A Wharton professor says late boomers and Gen X will take centre stage over millennials by 2030 — here’s why we should be paying attention to them
Strategy

I’m one of 4 astronauts in history to have piloted a space shuttle. Here’s what my time in space taught me about making even the most boring tasks extraordinary.

Colonel Terry Virts is a former NASA astronaut who’s one of only four astronauts in history to have piloted a Space Shuttle and commanded the International Space Station (ISS). He was featured in the 2016 IMAX film, “A Beautiful Planet,” and is the author of National Geographic’s “View from Above.” […]
I’m one of 4 astronauts in history to have piloted a space shuttle. Here’s what my time in space taught me about making even the most boring tasks extraordinary.
Strategy

From her first time taking Prozac to hiding depressive episodes at work: A candid depiction of a former entertainment lawyer’s ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder

Terri Cheney is a bestselling author, former entertainment attorney, and writer whose been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, NPR, and more.The following is an excerpt from her new book, “MODERN MADNESS: An Owner’s Manual.“ In it, she combines her personal battle with bipolar […]
From her first time taking Prozac to hiding depressive episodes at work: A candid depiction of a former entertainment lawyer’s ongoing struggle with bipolar disorder
Strategy

After the 2008 housing crisis, a lot of people made big money buying up foreclosed homes and renting them out — and it shows one response to a financial crash

Ryan Dezember is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal,writing about financial markets and investors. He previously wrote about the oil industry from the Journal’s Houston bureau. Before that he worked as a reporter for the Mobile Register, reporting on the real-estate boom and bust for coastal Alabama’s daily newspaper. […]
After the 2008 housing crisis, a lot of people made big money buying up foreclosed homes and renting them out — and it shows one response to a financial crash
Strategy

I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.

Rachel Beanland writes fiction and essays – but before turning to writing full-time, Rachel worked in public relations and nonprofit management. “Florence Adler Swims Forever” is her debut novel. For over a decade, Beanland worked in public relations. While that type of writing felt very different from working on her […]
I worked in PR for over a decade before writing a novel. Skills like writing for executives actually helped make me a better novelist — here’s how.
Strategy

Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of “Willpower Doesn’t Work” and the new book “Personality Isn’t Permanent.” The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Personality Isn’t Permanent,” published by Penguin Random House. In it, he writes that many popular personality tests are junk science […]
Most personality tests (like Myers-Briggs) are junk science and can make you cling to a label — instead, focus on making meaningful change
Strategy

Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.

Jason Fried is the cofounder and president of Basecamp (formerly 37signals), a privately held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary, of which David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner. The following is an excerpt from their book, “Remote: Office Not […]
Working from home is not an impossible feat — and amid the coronavirus pandemic, it might be necessary. Here’s how to keep ‘work’ and ‘home’ separate.
Strategy

To raise children who are resilient and optimistic, parents can use discussing coronavirus as an opportunity. Here’s how to get started.

Stewart Friedman is practice professor emeritus of management at the Wharton School, and Alyssa Westring is the Vincent de Paul associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business. The following is an adapted excerpt from their book, “PARENTS WHO LEAD: The Leadership Approach You Need […]
To raise children who are resilient and optimistic, parents can use discussing coronavirus as an opportunity. Here’s how to get started.
Strategy

Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.

Michelle P. King is a leading global expert on gender and organisations and is the director of inclusion at Netflix. The following is an excerpt from her new book, “The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work.” In it, she describes how senior leaders often […]
Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.
Strategy

Laughter is the sign of a strong team — and a trustworthy leader

Bruce Daisley was previously Twitter’s most senior employee outside of the United States in his role of vice president across Europe, Middle East, and Africa; he joined the company in 2012 having previously run YouTube UK at Google. The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Eat Sleep Work […]
Laughter is the sign of a strong team — and a trustworthy leader
Strategy

A journalist interviewed hundreds of people to see what life after 30 looks like in the US. Meet the 30-year-old trying to figure out how far he is from his American Dream.

Robin Madell is an award-winning journalist who founded the Life After 30 Salon and facilitated it for a decade in New York and San Francisco to help 30-somethings nationwide explore the hopes and challenges of middle adulthood. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Surviving Your Thirties: Americans Talk […]
A journalist interviewed hundreds of people to see what life after 30 looks like in the US. Meet the 30-year-old trying to figure out how far he is from his American Dream.
Strategy

The infamous “La La Land” and “Moonlight” Oscars mix-up is a prime example of how prioritising doing over thinking can destroy workplaces

David Marquet, a top graduate of the US Naval Academy, commanded the nuclear-powered, fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe from 1999 to 2001. Since retiring from the Navy, he has worked with businesses nationwide as a leadership consultant and gives presentations around the world about his acclaimed first book, “Turn the […]
The infamous “La La Land” and “Moonlight” Oscars mix-up is a prime example of how prioritising doing over thinking can destroy workplaces
Strategy

One marketer cracked the hotel review system and consistently dominates TripAdvisor ratings. Her strategy can help you crush your next job interview — or optimise your business.

John Tierney writes the “Findings” science column for The New York Times; Roy F. Baumeister is a social scientist and psychologist, and is the Eppes Eminent Scholar and a professor of psychology at Florida State University. The following is an excerpt from their book, “The Power of Bad: How the […]
One marketer cracked the hotel review system and consistently dominates TripAdvisor ratings. Her strategy can help you crush your next job interview — or optimise your business.
Lifestyle

The story of how Cartier’s iconic New York store was paid for in pearls

Francesca Cartier Brickell is a graduate in English literature from Oxford University, and a direct descendant of the Cartier family. She is a sought-after independent lecturer on Cartier’s illustrious history, and has given talks for major auction houses, museums, and societies. The following is an excerpt from her book, “THE […]
The story of how Cartier’s iconic New York store was paid for in pearls
Strategy

Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.

Sue Hawkes is an executive business coach and the CEO and founder of YESS! – Your Extraordinary Success. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Chasing Perfection: Shatter The Illusion; Minimise Self-Doubt and Maximise Success.” In it, she says that successful leaders are always trying to learn and open […]
Being a lifelong learner is the secret to success, according to an executive business coach. Here’s how to determine what kind of learner you are.
Strategy

I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.

Lee Hartley Carter is the president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications and manages a diverse range of language strategy work for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, trade associations, and nonprofits. The following is an excerpt […]
I’m a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience who partners with Fortune 100 companies. Here’s why I don’t recommend my clients become ‘craft’ brands.
Strategy

‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker

Teneshia Jackson Warner is an award-winning multicultural marketing expert, purpose-driven entrepreneur, and author. She is the founder, CEO, and chief creative officer of EGAMI Group. Teneshia founded The Dream Project, an annual empowerment conference that helps thousands of entrepreneurs, creatives, and career “dreamers” plan and achieve their goals. The following […]
‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker
Strategy

Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.

Hollie Delaney is the head of human resources at Zappos.com. Prior to working at Zappos, she worked as the HR manager for the Wet ‘N Wild waterpark before becoming an HR generalist for Vegas.com, and then an HR manager at Marshall Retail Group. The following is an excerpt from her […]
Zappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it’s a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.
Lifestyle

How my life changed when I stopped wasting time on terrible sex

Clumsy, emotionless, and unfulfilling sex is unavoidable. But after spending her early twenties stuck in a coital rut, author Rebecca Fishbein finally realised something: she didn’t have to put up with it anymore. This essay is adapted from Good Things Happen To People You Hate, published by William Morrow. The […]
How my life changed when I stopped wasting time on terrible sex
Tech

‘Oh my God, this is a sexual harassment claim waiting to happen’: Early Google insiders describe Sergey Brin as a company ‘playboy’ who ‘got around’ with female employees

A new book about Google’s early company culture called “Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley” includes claims that the Google cofounder Sergey Brin used to be a “playboy” among female employees, according to an excerpt published by Vanity Fair. In the excerpt, one early Google employee said […]
‘Oh my God, this is a sexual harassment claim waiting to happen’: Early Google insiders describe Sergey Brin as a company ‘playboy’ who ‘got around’ with female employees
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