Posts Tagged ‘The Economist’

Tim Ferriss: On The Creative Process and Getting Your Work Noticed

FerrissHere is a brief excerpt from an interview of Tim Ferriss by Ariston Anderson for the website of 99U: Insights on making ideas happen by Bēhance. To read the complete interview, check out other resources, and learn more about 99U, please click here.

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Michael Lewis on how and why he writes what he writes

whywewriteHere is an excerpt from another brilliant essay by Maria Popova and featured by her blog for mind/heart/soul-starved explorers, Brain Pickings. Her taste is impeccable and her judgment flawless. Please check out the treasures by clicking here.

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Scott Berkun on “What To Do When Things Go Wrong”

Making Things HappenIn Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management (O’Reilly Media 2008), Scott Berkun provides an abundance of information, insights, and counsel on how to master project management, whatever the nature and extent of a project may be. Inevitably, problems … READ MORE

Andy Molinsky: An interview by Bob Morris

MolinskyAndy Molinsky is an associate professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. He is also the author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process, published by Harvard Business … READ MORE

Jonah Berger: An interview by Bob Morris

BergerWhat leads products, ideas, and behaviors to catch on and become popular? Jonah Berger studies how word of mouth and social influence drive social epidemics and trends. He is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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HOW CULTURE DROVE HUMAN EVOLUTION

HenrichHere is another in the CONVERSATIONS AT EDGE series, in this instance a conversation with Joseph Henrich. As he explains, “The main questions I’ve been asking myself over the last couple years are broadly about how culture drove human evolution. Think … READ MORE

Todd L. Pittinsky: An interview by Bob Morris

Pittinsky, ToddTodd L. Pittinsky is Professor of Technology and Society at SUNY Stony Brook and a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was previously Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he served as Research … READ MORE

William Gibbs: “The Turd Seller”

Gibbs, WilliamAs revealed in The Best of Business, a book published by The Economist in collaboration with Pegasus Books in 2009, William Gibbs (1790-1875) became an exceptionally wealthy man by selling guano, seabird dung, that is rich in nitrates and phosphates, and harvested … READ MORE

Lincoln and leadership

A recent Schumpeter column published in The Economist, “Lincoln and leadership,” explains how and why outsiders can make the best leaders—and also the worst. To read the complete article, please click here.

Illustration: Brett Ryder

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How and why bowling has become the chameleon of contemporary metaphors

I read Robert D. Putnam ‘s Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community when it was first published (in 2000) and one of my reactions then was that his use of the bowling metaphor was limited … READ MORE

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