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Too Much Information!

Michael Ramah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Michael Ramah

The elimination of surprises may be in some way reassuring to the most devout digital fanatics, and the brand managers who have fallen under their spells. But it is utter, dreary tedium for consumers -- and a veritable death knell for the kind of passionate, deeply resonant engagement that forges lifelong relationships with brands.

Five Keys To BRAVE Innovation

George Bradt | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
George Bradt

In most industries, the lowest cost player makes money selling large quantities of product or service at a low price with great discipline. The differ...

Phenomenology in the Real World: From Default Thinking to Sensemaking

Max Benavidez | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

By taking the holistic nature of cultural context and its relationship to emotional resonance regarding products and how and why we make decisions, Madsbjerg and Rasmussen developed what they call the sensemaking method.

The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Years ago, one of my children...

Smithereens

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

After an exhausting period of packing and editing furnishings and possessions, I am amazed at just how much worldly goods one person can accumulate. T...

Intuition, Instincts, Sixth Sense: Do You Trust Yours?

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

No one can pave the road of your life's journey other than you. So what if your journey doesn't look like your neighbors, or what mom and dad might expect. It's yours. Feel it. Own it.

Am I Brave?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

My friends and family keep using the word 'brave' to describe me and my 'mature' year in Italy, but it makes me uncomfortable somehow, since I don't feel brave (and what does that mean, anyhow? somehow that's too philosophical a question for today, when my feet hurt!).

Is Your Therapist an Idiot?

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

The process to painting your perfect therapy picture doesn't have to be hard. In fact, successful counselors help you mimic your life inside the safe sanctuary of their office. Trust your gut.

Carolyn Gregoire

How Daydreaming Can Actually Make You Smarter

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living

Daydreaming gets a pretty bad rap. It's often equated with laziness, and we tend to write off people with wandering minds as being absent-minded "spac...

Broken Dreams

Christine Eilvig | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Listening to the inner alarm takes deep courage, especially when we are in love with a dream and when that dream involves other people or a living creature. Broken dreams hurt -- even when they don't fit into the life we envision for ourselves.

Waking Up

Michael Neill | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Each new insight allows me to enjoy my life a little bit more and appreciate the beauty of being exactly where I am. And while being awake to the fact that I am dreaming is not the same as being fully awakened, for me, for now, it is more than enough.

Decipher the Language of Leadership

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Small Business
Judith E. Glaser

Being aware of these meta-messages, you create a safe work culture for open, candid, caring conversations, allowing all parties to interact at the highest level, sharing perspectives, feelings, and aspirations, while elevating insights and wisdom.

Say That Again? Good Managers

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Judith E. Glaser

For a manager, listening is perhaps the most important component of communication. It's essential to move ideas from one person to another. Done well, it will enable you to collect information for timely and effective decision-making.

Is America's Innovation Imagination Trivial?

Jure Klepic | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

Do you agree that America is losing its ability to innovate or do you think that we can use new skills to out-innovate the world?

11 Top Thoughts From Spiritual Superstars

OWN | Posted 12.20.2012 | OWN

They're words that uplift, inspire and give us illuminating aha! moments. Read 11 of the top lessons from the "Soul to Soul" conversations Oprah ha...

3 Magic Tips To Experience Your Perfect Life

Russell Bishop | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The main challenge with perfection is that perfection almost always lies just out of reach, sort of the impossible dream that can't be had. Indeed, perfection cannot be had, at least now how you might typically think about it; however, it can be experienced.

A Shining Light for America's Returning Veterans: "Get Skills to Work"

Martin Scaglione | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Martin Scaglione

The Get Skills to Work coalition is an ideal adaptation of Right Skills Now geared for veterans -- a segment of our workforce we absolutely must support.

5 Life-Changing Revelations Anybody Can Have

Posted 11.05.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Insight doesn't have to come in a magical flash. Columnist Leigh Newman shares the everyday moments that let us make that leap into...

Improvisation: Vertical Videos Offer iPad Users a New Experience

Christoph A. Geiseler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media
Christoph A. Geiseler

Smartphones, tablets, and rotating monitors make it possible for users to watch videos in a vertical format that was never possible on conventional screens. Here are 10 tips for filmmakers who want to produce vertical videos.

Montezuma Castle & A Mom's Magical Gifts

Meg Pier | Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty
Meg Pier

Just as the sparse landscape of the Sinagua is a monument to survival skills and, ultimately, surrender, my mother's legacy will include rising to challenges and bowing to the inevitable.

How To Have More Insights

David Rock | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
David Rock

The human brain is an extraordinary information processing system. It is brilliant at executing certain tasks, particularly physical tasks that can be codified like playing an instrument or driving a car.

Talking What Women Want With the High Priestess of Marketing to Women

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chauncey Zalkin

At a conference called RethinkHer in Barcelona and I had a long chat with Marti Barletta , arguably the queen of marketing to women. I asked her to come up with some market opportunities out there that are being neglected.