Category Leadership

Four Lessons for Silicon Valley from Its First Startup

Reprinted from MIT Technology Reviewby Peter Burrows A new book on Hewlett-Packard’s management history offers cautionary tales for today’s leading tech companies. In business as in life, nothing lasts forever — including the growth that high-tech juggernauts such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook have enjoyed in recent years. So when the growth inevitably slows, […]

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Reprinted from Brain Pickingsby Maria Popova Life, like the universe itself, tolerates no stasis — in the absence of growth, decay usurps the order. Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center. I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his […]

H.L. Mencken on Reclaiming Democracy from the Mob Mentality That Masquerades for It

Reprinted from Brain Pickingsby Maria Popova This fear of ideas is a peculiarly democratic phenomenon… nowhere so horribly apparent as in the United States, perhaps the nearest approach to an actual democracy yet seen in the world. In a recent conversation with the smartest person I know, she suggested that society might have a certain […]

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

Reprinted from Barking Up The Wrong Treeby Eric People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the classics section than the self-help aisle. So how do we get the skinny on what one group of brilliant dead guys […]

Dean James Ryan’s 5 Essential Questions In Life

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Dean James Ryan’s 5 Essential Questions In Life Robot that runs and swims like a salamander New Insight Into Pain Sensation IBM Scientists Achieve Storage Memory Breakthrough Head in the Cloud: Computing and Storage in the Connected World Dean James Ryan’s 5 Essential Questions […]

My picks, 2016-3

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts 3 Earth-Like Exoplanets Detected Around Ultracool Red Dwarf Star TRAPPIST 1 CERN and the rise of the Standard Model Stefan Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014): STED – Insights into the nanoworld Nuclear […]

My picks, 2015-28

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How Did We Get Here? What it means to lead How Do Catfish See The World? Stanford engineers build a water-droplet based computer that runs like clockwork Bell’s Metal Detector Mysteries of the Brain: Thinking Brain How Bee Orchids Drive Male Bees Crazy Unbelievable […]

How Does a Transistor Work?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How Does a Transistor Work? Detecting rare cancer cells with sound waves Single Atom Quantum Computing in Silicon Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation Magnetic Propulsion Strange Spider Mating Professor Dave Explains: Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins M62 – Globular Cluster Henry […]

Beautiful 3-D Brain Scans Show Every Synapse

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Beautiful 3-D Brain Scans Show Every Synapse Sam Harris Neuroscience vs Afterlife Rabbit Island – Nature’s Weirdest Events Rivers of meltwater on Greenland’s ice sheet contribute to rising sea levels Faster, Higher, Stronger Alex McDowell on Building New Worlds Approaching Titan a Billion Times […]

Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future The Deadly Ascent of Denali How to Entertain Yourself in 30-Below Weather Fermi Helps Scientists Study Gamma-ray Thunderstorms Immunology of the Lung Raging Rhino Charge Brain-inspired Computing: A Decade-Long Journey Spot and Stripe get big teeth […]