It's such a savage thing to lose your memory, but the crazy thing is it doesn't hurt one bit. A blackout doesn't sting or stab or leave a scar when it robs you. Close your eyes and open them again. That's what a blackout feels like. For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened 21st-century woman.
Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.
Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That's a shame, because the trials involved in this rite of passage have serious consequences for both the individual and the organization. For a decade and a half, the author has studied people making major career transitions to management.
Employers can choose from lots of tools when they want to encourage employees to work together toward a new corporate goal. One of the rarest managerial skills is the ability to understand which tools will work in a given situation and which will misfire.
In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.
"Really enjoyed it."
Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.
"Use Stress to Your Advantage" is from the May 19,2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Kelly McGonigal and narrated by Ken Borgers.
Perhaps you heard recently about a new algorithm that can drive a car? Or invent a recipe? Or scan a picture and find your face in a crowd? It seems as though every week companies are finding new uses for algorithms that adapt as they encounter new data. Last year Wired quoted an ex-Google employee as saying that "Everything in the company is really driven by machine learning."
When some managers take over a new job, they hit the ground running. They learn the ropes, get along with their bosses and subordinates, gain credibility, and ultimately master the situation. Others, however, don't do so well. What accounts for the difference? In this article, first published in 1985, Harvard Business School professor John J. Gabarro relates the findings of two sets of field studies he conducted, covering 14 management successions.
"Behind Closed Doors", by Steve Coll; "Talent Grab", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Hissing of Summer Lawns", by Jonathan Frazen; "Pay Up", by Jake Halpern; "Sweet Charity", by Zadie Smith; and "Corrie", by Alice Munro.
The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
Hören Sie in diesem Audiomagazin alle Beiträge zum Schwerpunktthema "Karriere".
brand eins und audible.de präsentieren das brand eins Wirtschaftsmagazin zum Hören. Hören Sie in diesem Audiomagazin alle Beiträge zum Schwerpunktthema "Arbeit". "Die Phase, in der wir heute leben, könnte irgendwann unter der Überschrift "Befreiung von der Arbeit" in den Geschichtsbüchern stehen. Historiker werden dann erzählen, wie sich die Menschen damals langsam von jenem jahrhundertealten Dogma befreit haben, demzufolge nur essen darf, wer arbeitet."Aus dem Editorial von Gabriele Fischer
"San Bernardino Shooting: Two Suspects Dead After Gun Battle" is from the US section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Tamara Audi,Dan Frosch and Jim Carlton and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.
"Perfect when you need to boost your creativity"
"'The Big Short' Review: The Comic Beauties of a Bubble" is from the Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Joe Morgenstern and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Not Too Big to Fail. Too Expensive to Exist" is from the Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Ryan Tracy, Christina Rexrode and Emily Glazer and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership.
"A Case of You: When Oenophiles Fell for Wine" is from the Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Lettie Teague and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Consumers Power Past Headwinds" is from the Economy section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Harriet Torry, Mike Cherney and Min Zeng and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Fiji's New Friends" is from the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Paul Ryden.
"London Art Auctions Show Market in a Correction" is from the Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Anna Russell and Kelly Crow and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"The New York Fashion Week Revolution" is from the Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Christina Binkley and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"'Zoolander 2' Review: A Wreck on the Runway" is from the Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Joe Morgenstern and narrated by Paul Ryden.
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
"She's a Frequent Flier, He Checks Bags" is from the Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Scott McCartney and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Banks Drop as Global Rout Deepens" is from the Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Tommy Stubbington and Margot Patrick and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Facebook Adds New Tool to Fight Terror: Counter Speech" is from the Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Deepa Seetharaman and Natalie Andrews and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Headlines from Tech" is from The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Headlines from What's News" is from The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Clash Over Cost of Plans at Democratic Debate" is from the Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Colleen McCain Nelson, Laura Meckler and Peter Nicholas and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into the Classroom" is from the Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Georgia Wells and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Why Low Interest Rates Aren't Low Enough to Save Stocks" is from the Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Justin Lahart and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"World Powers Agree to Cease-Fire in Syria" is from the World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Anton Troianovski and Jay Solomon and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Yellen and the Markets" is from the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.