The Upside to Upending Your Routine

Distraction and change can be beneficial, even under difficult circumstances. Amid the global upheaval caused by the novel coronavirus, many of us are dealing with more distraction and change than usual. A small silver lining: the disruption might help develop your capacity for creative thinking and innovation. Changing plans, working in different environments, and negotiating general […]

Are You a Team Player?

Coach Bill Campbell was one of the most valuable players in the history of Silicon Valley, working behind the scenes to create trillions of dollars of value for companies like Apple and Google. But he was content to stay out of the spotlight after retiring as a football coach for the Columbia Lions. Campbell’s selflessness […]

Creating the Right Incentives

Sometimes competitive compensation isn’t enough. Motivation isn’t just a matter of money. Everyone wants to feel as though their work has meaning that goes beyond their compensation. When your daily grind feels meaningful, you’ll usually be more productive—especially when you take pleasure in the work. But when the work feels meaningless and empty, your productivity […]

Maximize Your Mental Resources

Want to banish burnout and achieve peak productivity? First you need insight into the inner workings of your brain. A little understanding goes a long way, effectively honing your ability to better manage distractions, collaborate seamlessly, and work faster. Activate optimum efficiency mode with our Instaread on YOUR BRAIN AT WORK.

Wisdom From an Iconic Leader

When Coach Bill Walsh led the San Francisco 49ers to an unexpected championship in the 1970s, he changed the game of American football. Walsh is known for perfecting his team’s plays and promoting team unity instead of focusing on the score, a strategy from which we can all learn. Here are two top insights from our latest […]

Weekend Wisdom – Take the Next Step

Finishing a project, or even making progress on one, can sometimes stymie the ability to work from home, especially for someone who is still learning how to manage time independently of office culture. However, as David Allen points out in his 2001 work, GETTING THINGS DONE, there’s usually one of four tasks that can be completed to […]

The Ins and Outs of Venture Capitalism

Fun fact: venture capitalism was born in the 18th century, when investors pumped their money into whaling exhibitions. Today, investors largely look for opportunities on land, but the principles remain the same. Want to learn how to transform a local company into a global brand? Our latest Instaread Original “Venture Capital” will show you how to […]

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