24 04, 2017

Colonial America Was Built on Lottery Revenue

2017-04-24T17:52:06+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

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 [...]

29 03, 2017

Adopting One Speaking Skill Can Make You More Persuasive

2017-03-29T15:08:58+00:00 March 29th, 2017|

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.

22 03, 2017

[Non-Lottery] Why Being a Middle Manager Is So Exhausting

2017-03-22T22:30:29+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

7 03, 2017

Worker Burnout

2017-03-07T19:04:20+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

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.

1 03, 2017

How These 4 Top Brands & Influencers Are Using Nostalgia Marketing to Appeal to Millennials

2017-03-02T16:04:05+00:00 March 1st, 2017|

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, [...]