Is talking about your stress a healthy release or does it make it worse? Nadine Greiner, Ph.D. Published 4:38 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | Getty Images Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | Getty Images Should You or Should You Not Vent About Your Stress? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Most jobs generate some level of stress. According to the American Institute of Stress, nearly half of workers (40%) say that their job is very or extremely stressful. When we’re stressed, it feels good to vent to colleagues or loved ones. Unfortunately, venting about workplace stress is … [Read more...] about Should You or Should You Not Vent About Your Stress?
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Q: How can my firm effectively implement our innovative ideas? A: Traditionally, strategic-planning processes have been used to revitalize organizations and develop significant innovative directions. Expected outcomes have been large-scale initiatives that are implemented over a number of years. Businesses have found it takes time to integrate these bigger ideas into an operational format. In addition, the rapidly changing information economy means good ideas can run their course very quickly. Organizations today are finding successful innovation through controlled experimentation over a short period, rather than through long-range strategic planning. For example, Procter & Gamble harvests new ideas from outside the organization and then methodically brings them in through a process called "open innovation." Open innovation can be compressed into a few steps over a short learning cycle that ranges from 90 to 120 days. 1. Talk with engaged stakeholders to understand what is and … [Read more...] about Innovation requires businesses to test ideas quickly
By David DeBolt | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 25, 2019 at 12:01 pm | UPDATED: January 25, 2019 at 3:45 pm OAKLAND — A study released Friday said the Oakland A’s proposed gondola system would generate more than half a billion dollars in economic benefits over its first decade in service. The Bay Area Council Economic Institute study found an aerial transit system connecting downtown Oakland to Jack London Square will bring $685 million in benefits to Oakland, most of which would be derived from sales tax. “A gondola provides a unique and important transportation solution for better connecting Oakland’s growing downtown and waterfront,” Jeff Bellisario, vice president of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and lead author of the analysis, said in a statement. “A gondola can serve as a major magnet for economic development, support the Oakland A’s exciting vision for a waterfront ballpark, attract … [Read more...] about Million dollar idea or pie in the sky? Study says A’s gondola system would bring big benefits
In the Old English epic Beowulf, Grendel the ogre/monster visits the beer hall every night and tears it to shreds. This could be a metaphor for how we behave while drunk. Waking up the next day, we are racked with guilt about what may have happened. This is known as “alcohol guilt” or the “beer fear,” and there are a few reasons for it. One is that we lose some memory of what happened. Also, we lose out on the part of sleep that helps us process guilt. In the Old English epic Beowulf, the “monster” Grendel is feared by everyone. He bursts into the mead hall every night, starts tearing things apart, murdering people, and drinking their blood. He is cursed forever for being a descendant of Cain (from Cain and Abel), and can’t stand the sounds of drunken singing while he’s all alone. So, he attacks the beer hall every night for twelve years, finally rendering it unusable. Poet and brewer Richard Osmond told INSIDER one reading of … [Read more...] about Why you experience hangover guilt or ‘beer fear’ after a heavy night of drinking
Want to come up with a world-changing business idea? First step, think locally. What exactly does your community need? Jennifer Spencer Published 11:00 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images 5 Simple Ways to Identify Business Ideas That Could (Really) Change the World 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It’s one thing to be able to identify industries and businesses that are poised for major market success. But entrepreneurship requires more than just finding an idea that can make a lot of money. For entrepreneurs to tap into the motivating power that drives … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Ways to Identify Business Ideas That Could (Really) Change the World