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Goodbye Corporate University, Hello Amazon Learning

(2) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 2:18 PM

Once considered the great "melting pot" that formed immigrants from numerous different countries into a unified culture, America has, in recent decades, grown not only to recognize but to celebrate the differences among its citizens. It's striking, given our increased appreciation for people's unique contributions to our society, that learning...

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What Can Zuckerberg Learn From Steve Jobs?

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 3:25 PM

It's a special person -- and personality -- who can lead a start-up to soaring success and sustain that success for the long term. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are star examples. We've seen the superficial comparisons: both are college drop-outs who founded their empires in their...

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Pyrrhic Victoria: Why Men Are Becoming More Like Women

(606) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 7:45 AM

In its recent special on the State of Women, Time magazine announced that the gender wars were over and declared a tie. "It's no longer a man's world," Time concluded. "Nor is it a woman's nation. It's a cooperative, with bylaws under constant negotiation, and expectations that profits be...

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Words Of Wisdom From Strong Women

(65) Comments | Posted October 19, 2009 | 8:50 AM

In the course of our research for Find Your Strongest Life, we interviewed many women who had been extraordinarily successful, and had created a fulfilling, satisfying life. These interviews were wide-ranging, vivid and punchy. In my last couple of posts, I have described the "catch-and-cradle" approach to...

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What Does A Strong Life Look Like?

(26) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 8:38 AM

In my previous posts, I drew attention to data suggesting that women's happiness is declining, both relative to 40 years ago, and relative to men. These data could--and probably will, in someone else's hands--have led to a book on ideas for changes in governmental and corporate policy.

For example,...

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What The Happiest And Most Successful Women Do Differently

(260) Comments | Posted September 28, 2009 | 7:39 AM

In my two previous posts, I've presented the data--gathered and analyzed in the paper "The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness"
--revealing the surprising and dreary fact that, over the last 40 years, women's happiness has trended downward as compared to men's, this despite gradual increases in power...

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Women's Happiness: What We Know For Certain

(313) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 9:09 AM

Last week, I posted a piece called "What's happening to women's happiness?" in which I highlighted two longitudinal trends--a) women are less happy than they were forty years ago, as compared to men, and b) as women get older they get sadder--and I asked what might be causing these...

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What's Happening To Women's Happiness?

(1554) Comments | Posted September 17, 2009 | 8:20 AM

Imagine it is 1969 and we're in a thriving American city. Let's choose Detroit. The '60s were good to the Motor City, and the future would have looked bright as new chrome. Now, imagine stopping a working woman on Detroit's Woodward Avenue, perhaps a young bank clerk, and asking if...

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