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Three questions every ambitious person should ask themselves

"We don’t always understand the complexity, the difficulties, the responsibilities. I ask a series of three questions, instead of giving advice."


Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

Power over speed: “Let’s create a safe space for the neurotic tortoise as opposed to penalizing him at the point of entry.”


A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like

Technology in the future: A “GPS for our lives”, jobs that will never be replaced by robots, and how humans and AI will work together.

Social Media

The father of virtual reality on how Facebook is messing with your mind

The "manipulation machine makes you cranky, makes you irritable, makes you paranoid, makes you sad ... Facebook ’s own researchers have published that.”


What an ex-car thief can teach you about finding your life’s passion

Why we shouldn’t worry about mastering a craft too early. What his shoplifting ring and car theft taught Chris Guillebeau about passion and creativity.

The Whole Human

Everything you need to know to have perfect timing

Author Daniel Pink talks about the importance of timing both for doing things within a day and across the timing of your life.

The Whole Human

Bottling up emotions doesn’t work, but neither does brooding. Here’s a different approach.

How to listen to our emotions without letting them overwhelm us: “How we deal with ... our thoughts, our emotions, our stories — can drive everything."


Your colleagues aren’t your family. And that’s a good thing

Regarding colleagues: “The family metaphor is just not true. You’re going to be with your 3-year-old when they’re 33, but that’s not what happens at work.”

Office Life

How to discover your career superpower

A framework for disrupting yourself (and encouraging your team to do the same); what Butte, Montana can teach us about hiring decisions; and why your unique career superpower may be visible to everyone but you.


Stanford School of Business professor on ways mindfulness can make us sharper in the office

Breathing techniques you can do anywhere to create a moment of mindfulness; the signs of an organization that cares deeply about their employees; and how to choose where to place your limited — and valuable — attention.


5 strategies for taking control of your digital life

Srinivas Rao recently hosted UN Global Happiness Council member Amy Blankson on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast to discuss how to limit distractions, stay grounded, and use technology to make you happier and more productive.


Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

Why we are often guilty of conversational narcissism — without even realizing it and how to have a fulfilling, meaningful conversation with anyone.


The small behaviors that create excellence at work

Tom Peters is a leading business mind and the bestselling author of sixteen books, including In Search of Excellence (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), which is often cited among the best business books ever written. He recently joined Caroline Webb, CEO of Sevenshift and author of How to Have a Good Day, to discuss the timeless words and gestures that create excellence—and give you a serious edge—while on the job.


Growth and comfort can’t coexist in business – Here’s the best way forward

Erik Wahl, a visual artist, author, and highly sought-after keynote speaker who inspires audiences to unleash their creativity and achieve superior performance, discusses how the creative principles of graffiti art can help anyone make an innovative impact at work.


Do you have what it takes to become a superboss?

Business thinker Sydney Finkelstein speaks with David Burkus about the surprising traits of a superboss — and what they have to do with Saturday Night Live.


Introverts are natural disruptors – Here’s why

Co-founder of Quiet Revolution and author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain works to make introverts around the world feel empowered at home and at the office. She recently sat down with world-leading business thinker Whitney Johnson, author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and host of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, to discuss why introversion goes hand-in-hand with positive disruption.

Equal Pay Day

The secret to understanding income inequality

Whenever we observe a massive compression of inequality in income and wealth, there are major shocks of violent disruption behind it.

How To

The one question we should all ask ourselves at the end of the day

We need to look at how to be at our best in small amounts of time.


Microsoft’s CEO on the power of being a ‘learn-it-all’

“The person who has less, but is a learn-it-all, will ultimately [become] better.”