When we were small children, a good story could transport us into a state of complete captivation. Stories frightened and delighted us, and had the power to shift the way we thought, felt, and behaved. Most people don’t realize it, but the same is true today—and you can harness the power of storytelling to captivate […]
Why We Misunderstand Each Other’s Emails
You probably know how important it is to be able to read other people’s body language. But in a world where the average person spends two hours a day on social media, up to 70 percent of work-related communications are virtual, and the tone of our emails is misinterpreted up to 50 percent of the […]
Who Runs The World?
The shifting balance of geopolitical power among nations depends on, well, power—the flow and supply of the energy sector, the role of renewables, and trends in climate-related politics. You can trace tensions and alliances among countries all over the world with a close look at how energy flows. But be careful, because this “power map” […]
Can You Make The Jump?
We often talk about aging in terms of decline, both physically and with regard to our cognitive abilities. But there are some specific ways in which we naturally get smarter and more skillful over time. Think of it as your second wind. Understanding, developing, and practicing these new strengths will be the key to your […]
Become a Better Storyteller
Every person, every business, and every product has a story that can be discovered, developed, and shared. In meetings and presentations, we’re often focused on the numbers. But it’s much more effective to show rather than tell. Next time you talk about quality during a sales pitch, talk about a client who gave you a […]
The Weird, Intriguing World of High Finance
We think of the world of finance as dark suits and stuffy attitudes, but it has a few wild characters. One of them is Bill Gross, the so-called Bond King and eccentric founder of an investment management firm called Pimco. Mary Childs, the host of NPR’s Planet Money podcast, went deep into the self-obsessed, male-dominated bond market […]
Can Humanity Save Itself?!
Happy New Year. Are you ready to save humanity? From nuclear annihilation to giant asteroids, there are so many threats in the world that it’s easy to lose track. In the coming centuries, humankind will be put to the test. Either we’ll take bold action to save the future of our species, or lose and […]