Truth. Giving real-time feedback is important, but being a jerk doesnt help you or the bottom line.
Yep. It all matters.
These are stunning! Beautiful work.
"These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist …"
Brilliant, via boredpanda.org
A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, via brainpickings.org
Smart folks in business follow a simple motto: always be learning. Here’s a selection of the year’s best books to help you do exactly that. Best 2013 Books for Entrepreneurs Give and Take, Adam Grant The Circle, Dave Eggers Looptail, by Bruce Poon Tip
This is brilliant, and very true.
"The trick is to decode a request like, “can it be simple like Google, easy to understand like TurboTax, and elegant like my iPad?” while educating clients in the actual needs they’re trying to address. Think of this as the “judo” of accepting and directing design feedback—the philosophy of taking the inertia, direction, and posture of any opposing force and channeling it elegantly into a new, more productive, and positive way forward.”
Doug Hopkins of Isobar explains why decoding design feedback may be the most important skill you can master.
A mere $62.6 billion dollars!
According to new Department of Education data, that’s how much tuition public colleges collected from undergraduates in 2012 in the entire United States. And I’m not being facetious with the word mere, either. The New America Foundation says that the federal government spent a whole $69 billion in 2013 on its hodgepodge of financial aid programs, such as Pell Grants for low-income students, tax breaks, work study funding. And that doesn’t even include loans.
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I’m guilty, at the very least, of #8 — possibly others. (via brainpickings.org)
I absolutely subscribe to this model.
”Not only can you work from home whenever you need to, but 20% of our employees work from remote offices located across the globe, from Abu Dhabi to Omaha and Honolulu to Seattle. But it doesn’t stop there. The only vacation policy we have is, “take it when you need it.” When it comes to expenses, the rule of “treat the company’s money as if it was your own,” likewise, falls under this “trust” approach.”