Issue 167

Why Routines Matter
Published Aug. 8, 2018 - By Todd M. Warner

“Most people who work in large organizations do not have the ability to design their own habits, or routines; their work lives emerge from the environment that they work in, and the forces—operational, hierarchical, and functional—that exert themselves on their daily lives. Successful people in these environments, we’ve found, have routines that are distinct to their social systems, and these routines differentiate their performance.”

Perseverance Is the Biggest Talent
Published Aug. 8, 2018 - By Norma Hopcraft

“I may be more talented at dogged perseverance than I am at creative writing. It doesn’t matter. I have to write. If I don’t, Franz Kafka’s quote comes true: 'A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.' So I’ve bird-dogged my goal: to keep out of the asylum and instead to benefit the world as my Higher Power wants me to do.”

Issue 166

#NeverAgain: The Parkland Manifesto
Published July 11, 2018 - By David Hogg & Lauren Hogg

“We’re really proud of what we have accomplished so far, and are so grateful to all the people who have joined our cause. But let’s face it—­it’s not enough. And the merchants of chaos keep peddling their wares.”

How the Promise of Technology Has Mutated Into Addiction and Despair, and What to Do About It
Published July 11, 2018 - By Vivek Wadhwa & Alex Salkever

“The way we use technology is, far too often, broken, brain dead and utterly dehumanizing. It is negatively impacting our happiness. And it needs to change. This is not to say we can or should pull the plug. We are past a point where we can comfortably exist in society without technology.”

The Five Stages of Purposeful Engagement
Published July 11, 2018 - By Jennifer Dulski

“While at, I got a unique perspective into the world of decision-makers because of the more than one thousand campaigns started every day on the site asking people and institutions for change. From the data, I’ve seen that there are a series of predictable stages decision-makers tend to go through as they react to campaigns that are directed at them.”

Breakthrough Technologies Don’t Create Transformative Growth. Breakthrough Business Models Do.
Published July 11, 2018 - By Mark W. Johnson

“Adding digital capability to a product or to an entire business may improve it and make it more profitable, but technology alone is not enough to propel the kind of sustained growth that can transform your whole enterprise. The business model that goes with that technology is absolutely key to its success or failure.”

A Boss Life
Published July 11, 2018 - By Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon

“No matter how you’ve come to entrepreneurship, you may find yourself needing some direction. You’re just trying to figure it out as you go, and guess what—so is everyone else! This manifesto is here to give you the guidance you crave and to let you know we’re in it together.” 

Issue 165

Doing Ethics with Our Brains
Published June 13, 2018 - By John Hooker

“We are told that we live in a post-truth age. We can’t reach consensus because we no longer acknowledge a rational basis for resolving disputes. Ethics was an early casualty of this retreat from reason.”

No Strings Attached Business Growth: Earning Ardent Admirers and Making Mom Proud
Published June 13, 2018 - By Jeanne Bliss

“The best companies focus on helping customers achieve their goals—and grow as a result. Like our moms they are selfless, brave, and think of us first. They start with our life and earn the right to grow by proving with their actions, not their words that they are in our corner.”

How to Feel Less Busy and Get More Done
Published June 13, 2018 - By Laura Vanderkam

“Feeling off the clock is exhilarating. It is a key component of human happiness. And yet a life is lived in hours, and living the good life requires being a proper steward of those hours. This stewardship often requires choices that come from being mindful of time.”

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