Video: Follow your curiosity
The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do
In this talk, Morris Morrison sheds light on the subjective nature of what it means to be successful. Morris will draw on his life story to show how even in the bleakest circumstances we can count on our instincts and curiosity to guide us to safety.
How not to let your ego ruin your career
A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency—and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity. Melding the long-term history of technology with the latest headlines and findings of computer science and social science, The Efficiency Paradox questions our obsession with and assumptions about modern efficiency, persuasively showing how relying on the […]
Ways for Introverts to Be More Effective Leaders
No doubt there’s been some point in your career when your work was under consideration, or a client or coworker seemed to be steering the project in a way that undervalued your contribution. Ted Leonhardt, former global creative director of FITCH Worldwide, discusses a few key steps to help you prevent letting your ego sabotage […]
Video: Reading Minds Through Body Language
Does extroversion determine confidence, leadership and presence? Ten founders and members of Young Entrepreneur Council offer their best advice for quieter leaders, below. 1. Partner up with a tiger. Steve Wozniak was timid, but Steve Jobs was loud–think about successful partnerships that balance each other out. This doesn’t mean giving away half your company to someone else, but […]
Book Review: Work – How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day Paperback
Can you read someone’s mind by looking at them? Almost. After a boy threatened to kill her with a machete, Lynne Franklin decided to learn everything she could about persuasion. She became a neuroscience nerd, studying how the brain works and how to build rapport with people. She has since worked with organizations to use […]
Success is When Your Calling and Ego Work Together
In Thich Nhat Hanh’s latest teachings on applied Buddhism for both the work place and daily life, this book sheds light on how to overcome dilemmas and problems calmly and with wisdom. Topics discussed include dealing with workplace scenarios; dealing with home and family; encounters with strangers and with daily life; transportation; and creating communities […]
5 Tips for Impromptu Speaking
Are you driven by calling or ego? Shelley Prevost, Co-founder and CEO of Torch, shares the importance of having both work hand in hand. According to her, we are designed to use both. Your calling and ego each play important roles in your life, but neither of them mean anything on their own. Calling without ego Calling […]
Using Social Media to build a career, not just find jobs.
If it’s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it’s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. Whether giving an unexpected “elevator pitch” to a potential investor or being asked at the last minute to offer remarks to a sales team […]
Video: Bored at work? Here’s what your brain is trying to tell you.
Developing your professional network will be far more valuable than uploading your resume to every listing site on the internet. VP of People and General Counsel at Udemy, Lisa Haugh, writes about why it is important to build a caree, not just find a job, and how to leverage the power of professional networking sites. […]
We’ve all been bored on the job at least once in our lives, but that boredom is actually very old human wiring. We constantly seek out new information to keep our minds sharp, and when tasks get repetitive we get bored and move on. But what if you can’t move on? What if the tasks […]