Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long
People form judgments through flash intuitions, not after a deliberative process If you want to tell whether someone is conservative or liberal, what are a couple of completely nonpolitical questions that will give a good clue? How’s this: Would you be willing to slap your father in the face, with his permission, as part of
by Joshua Wolf Shenk Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life? For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been examining this question, following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Here, for the first
A lot of financial pressure comes with being the first person in your family to go to college or get a career-track job. Not all of it is good. First-generation successes can be the target of family demands to help out parents, siblings, or other relatives. There’s an apt metaphor for folks in this situation.
The path to leadership starts with the quest for the ‘real you’. However, many of us go through life making assumptions about who we are, what we believe and why we have these beliefs. We never take time out to speak to our true selves. Like Gandhi, who questioned his beliefs and even his existence
One day all the employees reached the office and they saw a big notice on the door on which it was written: "Yesterday the person who has been hindering your growth in this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral in the room that has been prepared in the gym". In the