Get it done!

If you’re always waiting for the perfect moment, that time may never come. And putting things off comes with a steep price; research shows that procrastination has harmful effects that are comparable to alcohol and drug abuse. To overcome chronic procrastination, willpower isn’t enough. You’re going to need a system. Try These Techniques  You can […]

The poor get poorer

The United States is one of the world’s wealthiest countries. But millions of people there live without basic necessities and struggle to make ends meet. Progress in reducing poverty has stagnated over the last 50 years despite advancements in science and tech. Why? Subsidizing the Rich The American welfare state is skewed towards benefitting the […]

Progress = Me + We

Ginni Rometty, the first woman to lead IBM, retired from the company in 2020 after almost 40 years of service. She learned a lot in her long career. With a focus on service and stewardship, Rometty has combined her personal story with leadership advice in Good Power, our latest Instaread. Harnessing Power A big problem is […]

Unmasking high-tech threats

The world’s most famous hacker died a few months ago. Of course, by the time Kevin Mitnick passed away, he had pivoted to become a security consultant. (As it turns out, becoming famous as a hacker is a professional liability.) Written after he spent five years in prison, Mitnick’s essential text on tech security is […]

On polar expeditions, pack extra snacks

Planning is so important when you travel. And planning is particularly important when you’re headed to cold reaches of Antarctica. Unfortunately, polar explorers aren’t known for crafting careful itineraries or thorough packing lists. The crew of the Belgica learned this lesson the hard way when they crashed into polar ice in 1897. Lights Out Spending the winter with your […]

Shipwrecked! 🌴

Maritime historians have their work cut out for them, especially when they’re writing about shipwrecks. Reconstructing the story of not one, but two, shipwrecks in 1864, Joan Druett has retraced the steps of the crews using survivors’ journals and historical records. Today’s Instaread navigates the dangers of the past. An Inauspicious Beginning It’s one thing […]

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