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For Those Who Want to Lead, Read - John Coleman

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read - John Coleman
by John Coleman | 10:00 AM August 15, 2012 When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. He’s increasingly an outlier. This is terrible for leadership, where my experience suggests those trends are even more pronounced. Note how many business titans are or have been avid readers. The leadership benefits of reading are wide-ranging. Reading can also make you more effective in leading others. Finally, an active literary life can make you more personally effective by keeping you relaxed and improving health. Reading more can lead to a host of benefits for business people of all stripes, and broad, deep reading can make you a better leader. Join a reading group. Related:  Economy, Innovation, Startups, Crowdsourcing, Advertising, Jobs

Find Jobs. Build a Better Career. Find Your Calling. | Aim Higher. Reach Farther. Dream Bigger. A better career is out there. We'll help you find it. Select your country: Europe North America Middle East Bahrain Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Asia & Pacific Rim Browse Canada Jobs Monster pioneered the digital recruitment industry by introducing the first ever online job board. Back to top It's More Important to Be Kind than Clever - Bill Taylor by Bill Taylor | 9:00 AM August 23, 2012 One of the more heart-warming stories to zoom around the Internet lately involves a young man, his dying grandmother, and a bowl of clam chowder from Panera Bread. It’s a little story that offers big lessons about service, brands, and the human side of business — a story that underscores why efficiency should never come at the expense of humanity. The story, as told in AdWeek, goes like this: Brandon Cook, from Wilton, New Hampshire, was visiting his grandmother in the hospital. Terribly ill with cancer, she complained to her grandson that she desperately wanted a bowl of soup, and that the hospital’s soup was inedible (she used saltier language). If only she could get a bowl of her favorite clam chowder from Panera Bread! It was a small act of kindness that would not normally make headlines. Marketing types have latched on to this story as an example of the power of social media and “virtual word-of-mouth” to boost a company’s reputation.

Don’t arrest that protester; he’s a future billionaire: The connection between free expression and economics - Quartz Entrepreneurship is a revolutionary act. It is the desire to change the world. Creativity and innovation are the basis of entrepreneurship and are fed by everything in a market, from national policies and attitudes towards science and technology, law and intellectual property, democracy and government, ecology and the environment, arts and the media. Why then do some government deem some forms of creativity favorable and others not so unfavorable, such as artists, political activists, radical scientists and journalists? The answer reflects a market’s maturity and level of economic development. It is ironic in emerging markets, where social policies are sometimes underdeveloped, that governments favor “mainstream” creative entrepreneurs to create jobs. Several emerging markets have achieved astonishing growing rates without considering the indirect impact of these unfavorable creatives. How then to explain China as the New World power? Can the same be said of emerging markets?

A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen : Shots - Health Blog hide captionMatt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities. L.A. Cicero/Stanford University At a recent academic conference, Michigan State University professor Natalie Phillips stole a glance around the room. Phillips, who studies 18th- and 19th-century literature, says the distracted audience made something pop in her head. "I love reading, and I am someone who can actually become so absorbed in a novel that I really think the house could possibly burn down around me and I wouldn't notice," she said. For Phillips, Jane Austen became both a literary and a neuroscientific puzzle. Could modern cognitive theories explain character development in one of Austen's most famous heroines — Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennett? If neuroscience could inform literature, Phillips asked, could literature inform neuroscience?

Immobilier: comment l'Allemagne empêche les prix de flamber Au palmarès des sujets qui préoccupent le plus les Allemands, le logement n'apparaît jamais. Ni plaintes sur une envolée des prix ni même inquiétudes sur le risque d'une pénurie n'agitent le débat public. Une bizarrerie au regard de la plupart des pays et notamment de la France, où la crise du logement gagne de plus en plus de ménages. La raison d'une telle sérénité ? Au coeur de cette exception européenne, un vaste parc locatif et un très faible taux de propriétaires : autour de 43% contre près de 60% en France. La vie rêvée du locataire A durée illimitée, le bail peut se transmettre aux enfants. "Comme les gens ont la possibilité de se loger dans un secteur locatif protecteur et efficace, la pression est moins forte sur le privé et donc les prix à la vente baissent aussi. Ce cercle vertueux inspire les associations française de lutte contre le mal-logement, qui se verraient bien le transposer en France. Un parc suffisant pour absorber la demande

Six tips for increasing your Facebook fans Interacting with fans on Facebook is no longer the mystery that it once was, with a majority of brands realising the benefits of posting regular content and engaging in conversations with users. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that engaging with fans is easy. Wildfire has produced a report that looks into the best ways for brands to interact with consumers on Facebook and generate earned media by encouraging them to share content with their friends. It evaluated almost 700 brands to understand how they managed their social initiatives and identified six best practices that helped them recruit more brand advocates. 1. The report recommends that brands give their fans a variety of ways to engage with them and different things to do when they arrive on their Facebook page. This can help to increase time spent on the page as well as return activity (depending on the setup of your offer, content, or promotion). 2. 3. image. 4. This grounds the brand a place and time to which users can relate.

Piercing the Romantic Illusion | The Evolution of Enlightenment Like many people, I had my most powerful experience of romantic love during my adolescence. I was sixteen years old, and living in Rome at the time. I met a young Italian woman two years my senior and soon fell head over heels into the overwhelming ecstasy and unbearable longing of the romantic experience in all its glory. That was thirty years ago. When I was twenty-eight years old, I went on a spiritual pilgrimage to India, seeking for enlightenment. After following her at a distance for a few blocks, the most amazing thing happened. Sound familiar? I feel like one of the luckiest people in the world, because I did eventually find what I was looking for: a glimpse of true spiritual happiness, contentment, fulfillment, and completion beyond the small world of the psychological and biological self. Andrew Cohen is the author of EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening

Karioka: Uraste-i pe toti. Dar cumpara-le suplimente. Asta e campania: Si asta e opinia mea vizavi de ea: Mesajul, oricare ar fi el, e extrem de prost formulat. E jignitor, diletant si dureros. Autismul sau Alzheimerul nu sunt curabile in momentul de fata prin administrarea vreunui supliment alimentar. Quote:"Uraste-ti baietelul care a devenit de nestapanit. Si tu vii si-mi spui, stimabile imbecil, purta-mi-ai papucii macar un an din viata ta, ca:"Uraste-l, pentru ca acesta nu este tatal tau. "Dar tot ce-am facut vrodata a fost pentru tine. pentru tine traiesc, pentru tine incerc. Apoi a recazut in mutenie. insa de atunci am refuzat sa o mai privesc ca pe o boala. Si nu, nu am urat-o niciodata. Si stupiditatea continua, fireste. "Grabeste-te, fiecare zi e importanta. "Este doar boala care incet, incet ia chipul lui. Singurul lucru care trebuie urat sunteti voi. Sunteti mai morbizi si mai imbecili decat o firma de servicii funerare cu inscriptia de "mai poftiti pe la noi".