TED Talks: How Too Many Rules at Work Keep You from Getting Things Done by Yves Morieux

TED Talks video description: Modern work — from waiting tables to crunching numbers to dreaming up new products — is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly, in brand-new ways. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of processes and sign-offs and internal metrics keeps us from doing our…

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TED Talks: The Way We Think about Work Is Broken by Barry Schwartz

TED Talks video description: What makes work satisfying? Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It’s time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.

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TED Talks: How to Find Work You Love by Scott Dinsmore

TED Talks video description: Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.

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TED Talks: Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling by Emilie Wapnick

TED Talks video description: What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have…

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TED Talks: How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed by Daniel Levitin

TED Talks video description: You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful…

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Managing Innovation

Managing innovation is imperative for companies today. And while companies might have great, new ideas, it can be frightening to follow through with the ideas. Forbes’ Greg Sattell provides some tips to mange these innovations successfully. First, it is important to ask the two questions: How well is the problem defined, and, who is best…

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Innovation’s Hub Comes with a Price

New York Times’ post, “Goodbye, for Now, San Francisco”, is a personal reflection of the tech hub from two previous residents, Nick Bilton and Mike Isaac. The two explain the influence and inspiration of living in such a place where “the way technology pervades every part of the city. […] Last week, I walked past a…

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5 Traits to Make Your Business More Innovative

In 2007, The Mayo Clinic conducted a study to figure out the best practices of companies that most often succeed at innovation. As a result, they unearthed five traits that these companies share.   Belief System: Defining innovation and enforcing your mission with all of your employees is necessary from day one. Structure Equals Commitment: Structure will…

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The Next Great Idea (Infographic)

We all have good ideas. Sometimes, even, too many good ideas. So how do you shift through all the ideas and, not only find the right idea, but to execute it successfully? Distilled has created a visual guide for internal innovation to help you with your next great idea(s). Let’s start off with an idea: big…

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35 Years of the Walkman

It was 35 years ago that Sony created a portable music player, the Walkman. Although the Japanese company retired the groundbreaking gadget in 2010, it’s no secret that the Walkman forever changed the technological world. CNN has created a timeline that highlight the most defining moments of the Walkman. Take a look through it and…

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