William Kamkwamba’s fellow villagers worried that he was a malevolent wizard. But the African teen was in fact a talented inventor who taught himself how to build windmills from library books. Up against immense hardship—family tragedy, a hostile government, famine, and catastrophic weather—Kamkwamba found a way to better the lives of everyone in his village. […]
The Real Competitive Edge
People with positive attitudes tend to deliver the best results, which means that attitude can be a critical differentiator in highly competitive industries. Whether you’re trying to find the best and brightest overachievers to staff your team, or wooing new clients yourself, a little positivity goes a long way. Our Instaread on HOW HIGH WILL […]
Weekend Wisdom: Having a Weakness is Human. Admitting it is Leadership.
With more than 50 books about leadership and faith under his belt, John Maxwell knows a thing or two about success in business. His most popular title, THE 21 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP, teaches leaders and would-be leaders to sharpen their skills and competencies. While there’s always room for self-improvement, Maxwell points out that it’s important […]
Learn From a Classic
When was the last time you read something that people will still be talking about centuries from now? The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy was rendered by Jane Austen with such intensity and wit that it still has a powerful pull in the present day. Learn why readers keep coming back to […]
The Uninhabitable Earth
Famine. Flood. Death. Destruction. Science journalist David Wallace-Wells’s vision of Earth’s future has a horrifying cinematic quality. In THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH, Wallace-Wells explores the near-term consequences of global warming. Is it too late to head off disaster? Travel to the end of the world in our latest Instaread.
The Most Important Conversation You’ll Ever Have
Sometimes we overthink the things we say to other people. (Who among us isn’t haunted by a foolish comment from a conversation five years ago?) At the same time, we tend to under-think our own running mental commentary. Learn to censor your inner critic with our Instaread on WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOU TALK TO […]
Weekend Wisdom – Money Making Mom
Balancing work and family is never easy, even for moms who pause their careers to care for their kids. In MONEY MAKING MOM, Crystal Paine advises stay-at-home mothers to keep their eyes peeled for opportunities to keep their skills and training fresh.Many positions translate readily into freelance jobs. A former teacher might tutor a handful […]
Anyone can get rich. At least that was the fervent belief of Wallace D. Wattles, who developed a self-help method that anyone can follow. While Wattles’s unorthodox ideas haven’t exactly been laboratory-tested, they’re easy enough to try. Intrigued? Get a full education with our Instaread on THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH.
Surviving—and Thriving—in the Modern Workplace
Before globalization radically altered the modern workplace, being mediocre at your job wasn’t necessarily a career killer. You just had to be good enough to get the job done. Unskilled laborers could usually find a position with decent pay. And in factories, workers could be reasonably sure that as long as they showed up and […]
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 […]