How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)? To explain Musk's success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic...
Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar. Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world. Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed...
You can get rid of a bad habit and form new, positive ones through a series of scientific experiments, says Tiago Forte, a San Francisco-based productivity expert. He should know. In his quest to help others become more productive, he’s taken some hard looks at his own life and change..
What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to see you as interesting, competent, professional, and potentially valuable to them—but if they don’t also find you likable, nobody will feel motivated to reach out later and work with you.
I always believed that a busy mind was a bad thing. And for a large part of my life, it was. Looking back, I don’t ever recall a time when I wasn’t caught up in my thoughts. There was always a “narrator” in my head. A constant commentary. I tried meditating but would spend ten agonizing minutes...
“Today is going to be the best day ever!” Those are the first words out of my mouth every morning. I’ve said them waking up from a great night’s sleep, when I had plans I was really looking forward to. I’ve also said them when I slept terribly and was anxious about something,..
“Busy!” I’m not sure when this became the default reply to “How are you?” But rising numbers of us rattle through our days as inadequate servants of insatiable to-do lists. Most of us can expect 1,000 months on earth, longer than any previous generation. Yet we feel time poor.
Professionalism and creativity are often placed in opposition to each other in this way, when often the opposite is actually true. Writers, designers and artists often worry that turning their craft into a business means sacrificing creativity for the sake of professionalism.
In July 2011, I was crawling down the aisle of a plane on my hands and knees while passengers screamed around me. We were on a flight from Spain to the US, and we thought our number was up.The plane had hit a bout of extreme turbulence just as I’d left the restroom, causing the aircraft..
At 17, Marcus Aurelius was adopted. It made him heir to the throne of Rome. Born into a wealthy family, Aurelius was primarily raised in the household of his grandfather. Both his parents passed away relatively early in his life. From the start, his defining characteristic was his pursuit..
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