Unsung heroes. For each major innovation or movement, there are catalysts that fade into the background of what they create. The fire is brighter than the match–or it burns up with it. “I took examples of breakthroughs and traced back to pinpoint the unsung heroes. For example, I knew I wanted to write about the suffrage movement and who really drove that change,” says Grant. “That’s when I learned of Lucy Stone. I had never heard of her–but there was likely no one more vital to the movement. You may not know of her because Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton eventually severed their ties to her. But she was the outright original for women’s rights, for which she launched newspapers, led conventions, and mobilized movements internationally. She was also the first woman to earn a bachelor’s degree in Massachusetts, keep her name after getting married, and become a full-time lecturer for women’s rights.” … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Original Thinkers
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Unless you use a VPN, your internet service provider can see every website you visit. And from this web history, it can deduce a virtually unlimited amount of specifics about you, including—but not limited to—how you like to spend your free time, whether you are pregnant, if you have any health conditions, your religious and political affiliations, what time you go to bed, where you go out to eat, and more. Furthermore, ISPs can now legally sell most of the information they collect about you too, meaning your right to privacy in your own home and on your own computer is nonexistent. … [Read more...] about Here’s the next big step Apple should take to protect our privacy
Winter coats are an investment. For at least four months out of the year, we depend on them to keep us warm, protected from the elements, and looking good (because once the snow starts falling, chances are this is your outfit). We selected 9 winter coats from brands that we love and trust—as well as from designers you may have yet to be introduced to—that will keep you warm, dry, and looking good for many days spent outdoors, nights spent on the town, and winters to come. (For more cutting-edge options, check out our Most Innovative Coats of 2019). Plus, if you’re still looking for the perfect gift to give to someone in your life who needs a winter coat update, each of these picks makes for a beautiful, useful holiday present. … [Read more...] about The 9 best women’s winter coats
Friday is Demo Day, when each group presents a working prototype. It doesn’t matter if it’s buggy or incomplete. We encourage outlandish, playful thinking. As Albert Einstein said, “if at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” We also encourage good-natured competition between teams. Unlike typical sticky-note-and-marker sessions, Demo Days always uncover a few kernels of genius that we seize and develop. … [Read more...] about Ditching the whiteboard and adopting two brainstorming practices helped my company thrive. Here’s how.
More fathers are beginning to feel comfortable taking extended time off, a trend that we believe will grow in 2020. Men today are as likely as women to say they need to have time off work to care for babies, aging parents, or sick family members. … [Read more...] about These five culture trends will dominate the workplace in 2020