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The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool - Harrison Monarth. It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath.

The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool - Harrison Monarth

But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial. In “Puppy Love,” a perfectly adorable yellow lab becomes inseparable friends with a Clydesdale. Sneaking out of his pen, the pup and the horse “talk” in the stables and cavort on an idyllic farm –until someone comes to adopt the dog. The distressed puppy whines and places his paws against the window of the car set to take him to his new home. All seems lost until the Clydesdale rallies the other horses to stop the vehicle from leaving.

Forget the fact that Anheuser-Busch’s 60-second spot (which cost north of $4 million) aired close to the end of a lopsided championship game that was over before halftime. Become The Best Version of Yourself Through Self-Monitoring — Willpowered. We can’t stand breaking promises to anyone…except ourselves Breaking a promise to our friends, to our family, or to our boss seems almost unfathomable.

Become The Best Version of Yourself Through Self-Monitoring — Willpowered

10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower — Willpowered. “We are what we repeatedly do.

10 Daily Habits That Will Give You Incredible Willpower — Willpowered

Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. The complete and logical guide to winning at your own life in 19 super difficult steps — Some stuff I wrote one time. The Physics of Productivity. In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of motion.

The Physics of Productivity

In the process, Newton laid the foundation for classical mechanics and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. What most people don’t know, however, is that Newton’s three laws of motion can be used as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life. Allow me to this present this analogy as Newton’s Laws of Productivity. Newton’s First Law of Productivity First Law of Motion: An object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force. In many ways procrastination is a fundamental law of the universe. The good news? 10 immutable laws of mistakes. Mistakes are inevitable.

10 immutable laws of mistakes

But as Allan Norton explains, certain laws govern how we deal with them, learn from them, conceal them, and even profit from them. Ben's Blog. 12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans. May your actions speak louder than your words.

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end. The result of enormous success is often pretty noisy – lots of people talking, writing and sharing stories about it. The Irresistible Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool - Harrison Monarth. The Simplest Way to Avoid Wasting Time. 5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder. Best Advice. 6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours. From shortcuts and life hacks to proven productivity methods, we’re all looking to save time and get more done.

6 Simple Habits That Can Save You Hours

If you want to be even more successful, it’s time to tap into your super powers: your habits. A Duke University study found that 40% of the decisions we make each day are habits. While bad habits can derail you, good habits can put minutes back on the clock because they put you in a proactive mode and help eliminate wasted time. We reached out to three productivity experts who offered six ideas for implementing habits that save time and improve your workflow:

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance - Scott Stossel. I choked.

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance - Scott Stossel

It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. How to Focus: The 4 Best Secrets to Unitasking. The One Thing Successful People Never Do. The 6 Keys To Being Awesome At Everything. I've been playing tennis for nearly five decades.

The 6 Keys To Being Awesome At Everything

I love the game and I hit the ball well, but I'm far from the player I wish I were. I've been thinking about this a lot the past couple of weeks, because I've taken the opportunity, for the first time in many years, to play tennis nearly every day. My game has gotten progressively stronger. Michael Jordan Quotes - 70 Quotes by Michael Jordan - Michael Jordan Quotes. 5 steps to becoming "unflusterable"

(MoneyWatch) In 20 years of travel, I've stayed in lots of hotels in lots of places, from negative-star hotels in rural China to ultra-luxe properties in the world's biggest cities (the latter only if I got a steal, used points or someone else was picking up the tab...

5 steps to becoming "unflusterable"

I travel cheap). I'd like to think I've seen the best and worst that the hospitality industry has to offer, and that nothing -- good or bad -- could faze me. So Imagine my surprise last month when a mid-range business hotel in New Jersey gave such jaw-droppingly great service that I practically had to walk outside to make sure I didn't accidentally walk into the Four Seasons. Though I am obsessed with great service and loathe its opposite, I am actually a pretty easy customer. I don't expect extraordinary service everywhere, so if I get treated at a basically good level by basically friendly people, I am friendly and understanding in return. Nine Things Successful People Do Differently. 8 Pieces of Professional Advice I Didn't Want But Definitely Needed. Joshua Prager at TED2013: In search for the man who destroyed my body.

Photos: James Duncan Davidson When Joshua Prager was young, he dreamt he would grow up to play baseball. The Power of storytelling.