Before the most recent flight I took from JFK to my hometown, a 90-minute hop across the state of New York, I asked the flight attendant for a drink. “Do you need a double?” he asked, after seeing my likely nervous-looking face. A few minutes later he brought me a plastic cup filled with Johnny Walker wrapped in a napkin, free of charge. advertisement advertisement I have an irrational fear of flying that I usually manage with self-medication, an expensive and not always convenient remedy–gulping down shots at 8 a.m. isn’t exactly ideal. So when I heard of a new (free) app that promises “to relax anxious passengers” from Japan’s All Nippon Airways, it sounded like a healthier and more appealing way to handle my flying anxiety. But can an app really cure a deep, nonsensical phobia? Taking advantage of the recently relaxed FAA regulations on in-flight cell phone use, various airlines and third parties have developed apps catering to the … [Read more...] about Can An App Cure Your Fear Of Flying?
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Dr. Lloyd Zucker, a Florida-based brain surgeon, likens his job to flying a plane. When he goes into someone’s skull to operate, he has to navigate the nerve fibers, and like a pilot flying by buildings, he wants to avoid damage. To avoid a crash, Zucker uses brain scans as maps. To figure out the best pathway, he works with a radiologist to interpret the MRI, a process he likens to something like “flying blind”–not a very encouraging metaphor to hear from someone operating on people’s brains. “The scary thing is that if you look at the brain,” he said in an interview with a local Florida news station, “all the fibers that exist within the brain, we can’t see them. When we go below the surface of the brain, we have no idea what’s really there.” Yikes. advertisement advertisement Thanks to a new technology called Bright Matter Planning from Synaptive Medical, though, Zucker can now see the brain’s … [Read more...] about New Technology Helps Surgeons Better Map The Brain
The excitement was palpable. "My phone has gone crazy since morning," beamed the 59-year-old head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India, Kevin Flynn.Jeep, the all-American SUV, had just beaten major brands like Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, and Honda to finish third in the JD Power Sales Satisfaction Index 2018, behind Mahindra & Mahindra and Hyundai.Considered a yardstick to rate consumer experience by manufacturer, the JD Power Index analyzes customers' satisfaction with the pre-sales, sales and delivery experience.Close Sitting in his brand new office in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex, which FCA India moved into less than a year ago, a proud Flynn said: "I know how competitive the market can be and we take every thumbs-up as fuel to do more." related news Radhakishan Damani to trim stake in D-Mart parent again, may raise Rs 5,870cr: Report Ola aims to double scale of business in Australia, New Zealand by 2021 Bajaj Auto brings Husqvarna premium motorcycle brand … [Read more...] about Fiat boss Kevin Flynn hopes to navigate India’s rough terrain with Jeep
I’ve never been able to sit through a full episode of The Apprentice. President-Elect Donald Trump’s management and communication style flashes me back to my own three-month stint working with a boss like that. It gives me an instant migraine. advertisement advertisement But my own reaction isn’t just a matter of personal preference. The business world is moving decisively toward management models that conflict with Trump’s pugnacious leadership style. Collaboration, active listening, vulnerability, and empathy are all traits companies, recruiters, and hiring managers say they value–and increasingly have a hard time finding. There are even signs that in many cases, these “soft skills” are outweighing technical expertise, simply because they have a greater net impact. And the balance may tip even more in that direction the further people advance in their careers. Political beliefs aside, all parents and educators should be able to … [Read more...] about How Parents Can Raise Empathetic Leaders In Trump’s America
What: The first trailer for Ocean’s 8, the gender-flipped version of a heist classic. Who: [Takes a deep breath] Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, and Awkwafina, along with writer/director Gary Ross. Why we care: While the Lady Ghostbusters fiasco of ’16 will be forever be remembered as a moment where some of the worst fanboys on Earth threw hate-filled temper tantrums over what amounted to just a pretty decent comedy, we’ve got high hopes for Ocean’s 8. The caper, centered around Sandra Bullock’s plan to rob the Met Gala, has got an amazing cast and dramatically less beloved source material to work off of. The first trailer offers style to spare. Have a look below, and then steal a spot on your calendar for June 2018. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about Sandra Bullock And Rihanna Plan To Rob The Met Gala In The Trailer For “Ocean’s 8”