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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

Choose Your Words Carefully – Especially as a Leader | Anthony Scaramucci
Choose Your Words Carefully – Especially as a Leader | Anthony Scaramucci

Choose Your Words Carefully – Especially as a Leader | Anthony Scaramucci — Anthony Scaramucci is no angel, but he does choose his words carefully. If you don't evolve along with language, it can be catastrophic for businesses and team dynamics. Scaramucci's latest book is "Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrpreneurs Turn Failure Into Success" 

I find that words really do matter. Particularly in our society today where we're getting a lot of our information electronically transferred I think words do matter. And I also think that for whatever reason, due to political correctness there's a heightened sensitivity to words. You say something oh you're a racist. You reference that person or if you reference that person imp...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

Your Gut Processes Emotion and Regulates Health While You Sleep | Dr. Emeran Mayer
Your Gut Processes Emotion and Regulates Health While You Sleep | Dr. Emeran Mayer

Your Gut Processes Emotion and Regulates Health While You Sleep | Dr. Emeran Mayer — Dr Emeran Mayer is a world-renowned gastroenterologist and neuroscientist with 35 years of experience in the study of clinical and neurobiological aspects of how the digestive system and the nervous system interact in health and disease. His current research focus is on the role of the gut microbiota brain interactions in emotion regulation, chronic visceral pain, and in obesity. His research has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr Mayer is a professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, executive director of the G Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

You Don’t Need to be a Visionary – It’s Fine to be a Follower | Simon Sinek
You Don’t Need to be a Visionary – It’s Fine to be a Follower | Simon Sinek

You Don’t Need to be a Visionary – It’s Fine to be a Follower | Simon Sinek — Visionaries know why they get out of bed each day. Do you? Ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek explains how to find direction and fulfillment in your personal and professional life. Sinek's latest book is "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action"

I don’t know when it happened in the history but we’ve become obsessed with the concept of having a vision, right. And there’s this overwhelming pressure on entrepreneurs or any of us for that matter that we all have to have a vision. People even ask us so what’s your vision? You know what’s your vision in your job? What kind of vision do you want to build or follow? And ...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer
How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer

How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer — Neuroscientists now think of the gut as a "second brain"; it independently controls your digestive processes and is in constant conversation with your main brain. What do they talk about? Depression, theorizes Dr Emeran Mayer. Mayer's latest book is "The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health"

The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last few years gotten a grasp and acceptance of this concept. It essentially means that your brain has intimate connections ...

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By: David Allen | September 22, 2018

3 Tips for Maximizing Productivity | Kathryn Minshew
3 Tips for Maximizing Productivity | Kathryn Minshew

3 Tips for Maximizing Productivity | Kathryn Minshew — We all want to get more done with the limited amount of time we have. Here are Kathryn Minshew’s 3 easy ways to become more productive, have greater focus, and learn more about yourself in the process. Minshew is the co-founder and CEO of The Muse.

A couple tips I have for being the most productive version of yourself, since we all wish we could get more done, one is to really figure out when you do your best work. I think there's a classic expectation that we all start work at 9:00 and work at 5:00. That's the kind of way that it's always been done, but for many people that's not actually the case. I know people who are could incredibly productive in the morning and then have a slu...

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By: David Allen | September 15, 2018

Have a Moral Dilemma? Start with Your Gut Reaction, but Don’t Stop There | Glenn Cohen
Have a Moral Dilemma? Start with Your Gut Reaction, but Don’t Stop There | Glenn Cohen

Have a Moral Dilemma? Start with Your Gut Reaction, but Don’t Stop There | Glenn Cohen Making ethical decisions is a process that starts in our gut, i.e with our automatic response. But it is essential to also think about moral dilemmas, says Harvard Law Professor Glenn Cohen.

When thinking about an ethical problem first of all you should start always with your gut intuition. What's my intuition about this case? You never stop there. You have to keep pushing yourself to say why do I think this. First thing to do I think is to think about cases that are somewhat similar and somewhat different. Sometimes it's varying one fact. So a great example from this classic one in philosophy is the trolley problem. There's a trolley coming at – y...

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By: David Allen | September 15, 2018

Brainstorming: Is Your Mind Wild Enough to Make a Conceptual Leap? | Bill Burnett
Brainstorming: Is Your Mind Wild Enough to Make a Conceptual Leap? | Bill Burnett

Brainstorming: Is Your Mind Wild Enough to Make a Conceptual Leap? | Bill Burnett — explains how to use brainstorming in an actionable way, why crazy ideas are so necessary to break out of thought clusters (which the human mind is wired to get stuck in), and how to ultimately make a conceptual leap forward to your next brilliant idea. Burnett is the co-author of "Designing Your Life" 

Everybody kind of knows the rules of brainstorming. You get four or five people together. By the way you can’t brainstorm with 20 people. Everybody has to be able to see each other. I think of brainstorming like a jazz ensemble. Maybe you can have a trio or a quartet. A quintet maybe. Past that you can’t play jazz. It’s just too complicated,...

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By: David Allen | September 15, 2018

Ethan Hawke: Access Your Subconscious to Achieve Creativity
Ethan Hawke: Access Your Subconscious to Achieve Creativity

Ethan Hawke : Access Your Subconscious to Achieve Creativity — We all know the actor Ethan Hawke, star of films like Gattaca, Dead Poet’s Society, and Training Day, but have you met director, screenwriter, novelist, and philanthropist Ethan Hawke? With an energy that can’t be hushed and a curiosity that won’t quit, Hawke is a creative tornado. Hawke's latest book is "Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars" 

When I first started trying to write – because I came on writing as an actor and you realize very quickly that there’s a big difference between being ambiguous and being vague. And being vague is out of focus, blurry, oh yeah everything’s kind of true. In being ambiguous is a little bit more than a Zen comb, you know, ...

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By: David Allen | September 15, 2018

Jim Gaffigan: Disagree with Someone? Calling Them a Moron Won't Help —
Jim Gaffigan: Disagree with Someone? Calling Them a Moron Won't Help —

Jim Gaffigan: Disagree with Someone? Calling Them a Moron Won't Help — Jim Gaffigan: Disagree with Someone? Calling Them a Moron Won't Help.

If you have a problem with the patriarchy or with white people you‘d look at me and you’d go this guy invented white people because he’s so white. He probably invented slavery. He probably was resistant to women voting. So the weird thing is I do feel like sometimes even people talking about Trump or some outlandish conservative opinion will kind of present things to me that are like well, you know, some people don’t support gay marriage like you maybe. And I’m like just because I look, you know, like a prototypical white guy villain who wants to kick immigrants out I’m not. I mean that’s a form of...

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By: David Allen | September 15, 2018

Is Less Always More? 4 Simplicity Tips | Lisa Bodell
Is Less Always More? 4 Simplicity Tips | Lisa Bodell

Is Less Always More? 4 Simplicity Tips | Lisa Bodell  Simplicity is essential to doing your best, most meaningful work. Discover how to simplify the crush of emails in your inbox and meetings on your schedule with these four guidelines. Bodell's latest book is "Why Simple Wins"

Everyone says that they want to innovate but then myself and my teams would go into companies and the very people that hired us to come in and help them innovate were the very people that were holding us back from doing it when we got there. And I thought why? And it was this whole idea of risk, fear, power, control, risk aversion. And I started to ask everybody that I met a very simple question to get at the problem of why people were not able to inn...

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