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The Toyota Production System, as its name suggests, is a car manufacturing method. But nearly a century after the system was first developed for a factory, it has been applied in office settings around the world. Today, THE TOYOTA WAY remains one of the most influential systems in business and project management. Here are two top insights […]

The Fool’s Choice

No one relishes the prospect of a difficult conversation. Whether you need to confront an employee who has been under-performing or an unruly relative at a family gathering, a common instinct is to minimize conflict.  Here’s a handy reminder: you should never sacrifice being honest in the name of being polite—a false dichotomy known as […]

Deadly secrets

Nuclear accidents and secrecy are a terrifying combination. But even a government apparatus as clandestine as the Soviet Union couldn’t hide a disaster on the scale of Chernobyl. While Ukrainians’ mistaken notion that radiation poisoning could be neutralized with vodka was dispelled quickly in the aftermath of the crisis, denial of responsibility and propaganda persisted […]

They’re gathering in the shadows…

Across the US, faceless donors will try to swing the 2020 election towards their preferred candidates by funding super political action committees. These Super PACs spent more than a billion dollars on political messaging in the 2018 midterms alone—all without disclosing the names of their wealthy donors. Who are these people, and why are their […]

Here’s Your Second Chance

Did you struggle through math classes in school? Statistically speaking, you’re not alone. Based on the world’s most popular online course, A MIND FOR NUMBERS shows where you probably went wrong—and how to fix it. Here are two key insights from our latest release. Key Insight 1: There are two modes of thinking: focused and […]

Express your best self

Until recently, many medical outcomes were considered a matter of fate. But when doctors realized that the way in which most genes are expressed depends more on individual lifestyle choices than inheritance, the game changed for good. Now researchers know that the genes we’re born with are usually less important than what we choose to […]

Watch Your Mouth

What if you could pin all the world’s problems on one source? As a spiritual guru, Eckhart Tolle has given the matter some thought. In A NEW EARTH, he writes about how society would transform if only humankind could transcend its self-centered point of view. In a book full of lofty ideas, Tolle offers a very […]

The Woman Behind the Brand

Social media influencer and self-help powerhouse Rachel Hollis is known for her candid style. But even Hollis’s most casual photos and confessional posts are part of a personality that she has carefully curated for public consumption. Our latest Success Story goes behind the brand to get the story of the real Rachel Hollis.

Get In The Game

When practicing a new skill, it’s easy to focus on everything you’re doing wrong. But W. Timothy Gallwey, a coach who’s famous for introducing meditation to the Harvard University Tennis Team, points out that all that negativity obscures the fact that almost all of us improve in any given pursuit over time. In THE INNER GAME […]

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