The historian and political commentator shares the productivity secrets of former U.S. presidents with Fast Company—plus a few of her own.
Every day, we rely more and more on big data and artificial intelligence to make huge decisions in our lives. But the scholars who should be helping lawmakers and companies use this technology appropriately are falling behind, leaving well-paid lobbyists and the media as educators-in-chief.
Why are adult students (25 and over) so underrepresented on elite U.S. college campuses? And why aren’t we talking about it?
Take it from Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn: “Your focus determines your reality.” Amid a relentless stream of emails, meetings, and stimuli, scheduling periods of alone time to focus on the important stuff is key, says Harvard Business Review.
More than 85% of marketers worldwide use content marketing to increase sales and engagement. Here are 55 ways to ramp up your efforts and ensure successful campaigns.
Could a new iPhone charging cable change your life? What about a screwdriver? A few simple items can drastically change how you navigate your work & living spaces and ramp up efficiency.
When Americans talk about technology, they often use “innovation” as a shorthand. But “innovation” refers only to the very early phases of technological development and use. While innovation — the social process of introducing new things — is important, most technologies around us are old, and for the smooth functioning of daily life, maintenance is more important.
Google launched Project Aristotle to discover the perfect mixture of skills, backgrounds, and traits that produce successful teams. After conducting 200-plus interviews, they pinpointed the following key characteristics:
2. Structure and clarity
5. Psychological Safety
Innovation is fundamentally about solving problems — and there are as many ways to innovate as there are types of problems to solve. There is no one “true” path to innovation.
We need to start treating innovation like other business disciplines — as a set of tools that are designed to accomplish specific objectives. Just as we wouldn’t rely on a single marketing tactic or a single source of financing for the entire life of an organization, we need to build up a portfolio of innovation strategies designed for specific tasks.
Culture change can’t be achieved through top-down mandate. It lives in the collective hearts and habits of people and their shared perception of “how things are done around here.”