Issue 145

The Career Benefits of Writing Without Bullshit
Published Sept. 14, 2016 - By Josh Bernoff

“Clarity. Boldness. We say that we value these qualities in communication at work. So why is nearly everything we read so full of bullshit? After 35 years of reading and writing for work, I decided to determine what causes bullshit, and how we can all learn to write without it.”

How to Turn Your Dreams into Reality—with the Stroke of a Pen
Published Sept. 14, 2016 - By Nora Herting & Heather Willems

“Turning a great idea into something that will actually earn you a living can be intimidating. … It turns out there is a first step you can take to start to make your big ideas and dreams come true: You can pick up your pen and start drawing.”

Issue 144

The Midlife Gap Year: Why More Companies Should Offer Employee Sabbaticals
Published Aug. 10, 2016 - By Phyllis Korkki

“A midcareer gap year is an important step to incorporate into people’s professional and personal lives because of two major societal changes: extended longevity and a transformed work world.”

Hollywood’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment: Why Entertainment Leaders Need Big Data Now
Published Aug. 10, 2016 - By Michael D. Smith & Rahul Telang

“A perfect storm of technological change has hit the entertainment industries. It involves the convergence of user-generated content, long-tail markets, and digital piracy, and it has diminished the profitability of the industries’ traditional business model.”

Why a Business Education? A Business School Dean’s Manifesto
Published Aug. 10, 2016 - By Jim Dewald

“I was surprised and pleased to see in the very first survey that the number one reason why students choose a business school education was that they wanted to make a difference in the world.”

Advertising Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Woefully Overfunded
Published Aug. 10, 2016 - By Chris Kneeland

"All is not well in ad-land. An awakening of sorts is happening amongst enlightened brand leaders who are starting to ask a different question. Rather than debate the viability of the craft, many are now wondering, “How little advertising can my brand get away with?”

It’s Your Turn
Published Aug. 10, 2016 - By Jill Griffin

“New research says that having women on boards changes the way decisions are made, and it changes it for the better. Women should be on boards, and they are needed there. That pressure is also opening previously closed doors to allow more women on boards.”

Leadership Lessons from Poetry and Prose
Published Aug. 10, 2016 - By Bob Vanourek

“The poets and great authors of history have left us a treasury of leadership insights. Why not plumb the wisdom of the masters of literature and other inspirational leaders to discover effective and timeless leadership principles?”

Issue 143

A New Territory of Maturity: Updating Our Stories To Enhance Our Lives
Published July 13, 2016 - By Rosamund Stone Zander

“Some of the discoveries you made and the stories you constructed around them as a child have stayed the same, unchanged, no matter how many years have passed. You’ve been walking around in kid’s sneakers … Here’s how to fit yourself out with good pair of hiking boots to go the distance.”

The Becoming Principle
Published July 13, 2016 - By Cathy Salit

“As adults—in the workplace and elsewhere—when we’re asked to do something we’ve never done before, when we need to grow beyond our current capabilities, we can tap into what we naturally did as children, and perform our way to who we’re becoming.”

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