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How Did We Get Here?

How does a cataclysmic event alter the world? It’s an interesting question to ponder as we watch the effects of COVID-19 continue to unfold. Recognizing that history doesn’t actually happen overnight, business prof Scott Galloway analyzes almost a century’s worth of crisis and change in the United States, including events like World War II and […]

The Secret Keeper

John F. Kennedy liked to swim naked at lunchtime. Franklin D. Roosevelt made staffers hide his wheelchair at dinner parties. Lyndon B. Johnson complained about the water pressure. J.B. West, who served as head usher at the White House for 28 years, absorbed a lot of interesting tidbits during his decades on the job—and he […]

Are You Divergent?

Psychological research is biased against neurodivergent people with ADHD, autism, and sensory disorders. This is especially true for women, a demographic that has been historically overlooked by researchers. Our latest Instaread on Divergent Mind highlights the strengths and talents of women who see the world differently than most of their peers, and provides tips for anyone who […]

The Art of Asking Questions

As a prosecutor and a politician, Trey Gowdy knows how to ask a good question. Using real-world examples of how questions can obtain important info, challenge assumptions, and cut to the heart of the matter, our Instaread on Doesn’t Hurt to Ask is a must-read for anyone who wants to become a better communicator.  Why Bother? Asking […]

Be A Better Manager

Do you have your eye on a management role, or have you just started a new position? Our latest release, The First-Time Manager, provides practical advice on meeting every challenge and staying calm in stressful situations. It starts with managing the most important person of all: yourself. Four Tips for Managing Your Time 1. Begin the […]

Exceed Their Expectations

At Eleven Madison Park, a restaurant in New York City, there’s a special hospitality team that brainstorms ways to make guests’ experiences extra special with thoughtful gestures and customized gifts. While there is no traditional return on investment, the word-of-mouth advertising is priceless. Our Instaread on Unreasonable Hospitality breaks down this powerful strategy. Relationships, Not Customers Opportunities […]

Why Tiny Tech Runs The World

As China and the United States compete for world supremacy, both countries are fixated on controlling the computing industry’s future. Semiconductors are shaping international politics, impacting the global economy, and affecting the balance of military power. What should we expect? Our Instaread on Chip War looks at the past, present, and future of this critical technology. Risky […]

Hanging Out with Kim Jong-Un

“You’re fired.”  Mike Pompeo, who served as director of the CIA and US Secretary of State under Donald Trump, was the only member of Trump’s core team who didn’t hear those words or quit of his own accord. Over four years of delicate negotiations with volatile leaders in North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, Pompeo worked […]

You’ve Got Three Options

Every decision comes down to one of three options: start something new, stay where you are, or leave. Trey Gowdy, a lawyer and politician, has developed a guide for anyone evaluating these choices. Weigh the possibilities, evaluate your goals, and make the best possible decision every time with our Instaread on Start, Stay, or Leave. Success […]

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