In the late 19th century, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the sixth Librarian of Congress, went looking through America’s early newspapers for the the earliest notice of a lottery he could find. What he found had been published in February 1720, in the American Weekly Mercury. This lottery was not the colonies’ first, Spofford cautions—only the first [...]
Given the medium's growing importance, marketers need to take the broad approach and understand how to weave it throughout their entire content strategy.
Thanks to advances in neuroscience, brain scans, and data-driven studies, we've learned more about persuasion in the past decade than we had ever known previously. We know what works and why it works, and we can prove it scientifically.
There is no shortage of advice for how to navigate power dynamics within organizations — from managing toxic or exceptionally gifted subordinates to dealing with unpredictable and narcissistic bosses. Researchers have devoted entire careers to systematically cataloging the many ways in which those who have power differ from those who lack power with respect to [...]
When you are an adult, it is hard to make new friends. I myself used to be real weird about it. At a party, for example, a potential friend might ask about my favorite sandwich.
Shortly before legendary management guru Peter Drucker's death in 2005, he made this bold declaration: Increasing the productivity of knowledge workers was "the most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century."
There's an epidemic plaguing many companies these days: Worker burnout. A worker who used to take the lead on projects becomes uncommunicative in meetings. Talented people start shirking their responsibilities and watch their careers stall. Others struggle to get out of bed in the morning, feeling as though they couldn't possibly do one more thing.
Mentorship comes in many flavors. It doesn’t always work unless leaders bear in mind a few common principles.
Our favorite social media feeds have become increasingly full of politics and sponsored advertising at a time when many people are logging in to logout of reality. According to a recent article titled “Social Media is Dead” by CEO Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite, a social relationship platform, “more content than ever is being shared- photos, [...]
[Non-Lottery] “And the Winner Is Not La La Land”: What We Can All Learn from Last Night at the Oscars
Look let’s face it we all make the odd mistake at work.