“You know that ‘penultimate’ means ‘second’, right?” she said to me.I forget why. But it was in an horribly embarrassing situation. I remember that. I remember thinking I thought ‘penultimate’ meant ‘number one’...
Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to reproduce your signature exactly the same way every single time? Or play a G major scale, or hit a golf ball, or throw a dart in exactly the same way twice in a row (never mind 10 times)?
One issue that you’ll see constantly debated in books and articles about choosing a career is the idea of “doing what you love.” Should a person “follow their passion” as a primary guiding light for their career? Or does it make...
We didn’t get the flying cars or the self-lacing shoes. But we did get the work world of the future – you know, the one where the internet allows us to work anytime, anywhere, resulting in the death of the 9-to-5 life.
Half of this year is gone. Have you reached 50 percent of your goals? If one of your goals is to be successful -- in any area of your life or career -- before 2016 comes to an end, the one thing you must to do is to become an..
A lot of people want to write novels, exhibit their paintings in a gallery or play in a band. But the frustrating reality is that it’s very difficult to make a living on art alone. I have many creatively inclined friends who bemoan the fact
As you look at the rest of your 2016 (4.5 months = approximately 135 days), I challenge you to re-think 1) the entire process of how people change and 2) what’s possible. How do human-beings actually change?
To be successful, businesses need innovation, and that requires creative thinking. Former advertising agency creative director Jack Foster says ideas are the "wheels of progress," and warns that without them "stagnation..
In part one, we began a conversation about the trappings of the human memory, using Daniel Schacter’s excellent The Seven Sins of Memory as our guide. We covered transience — the loss of memory due to time..
We live in a world of constant contact—a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their..