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5 Steps to Help You Figure Out Your Passion

Need a new reason to get up in the morning? Enrich your life by finding and developing your next passion.

Ever watch The Great British Bake Off? It’s an addictive reality TV show about the hunt for Britain’s best amateur baker. Few of the contestants cook for a living – baking is simply their passion. And it’s passion that carries them through weeks of competition and critiques, past weeping pie crusts and sad meringues. At every […]

Can We Lower the Barrier to Augmented Reality?

The cloud represents a powerful tool for staying ahead of the game and remaining at the forefront of innovation.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, more commonly known as Industry 4.0, is transforming the way we manufacture products. A primer on Industry 4.0 published in Forbes describes it as enhancing existing systems with “smart and autonomous systems fueled by data and machine learning.” Augmented reality (AR) is one of the core technologies of this new paradigm. In fact, during the […]

How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

By rethinking your fears using these four steps, you'll view apprehension as a guide to help you achieve your most important goals.

A client (who I’ll call “Alex”) asked me to help him prepare to interview for a CEO role with a startup. It was the first time he had interviewed for the C-level, and when we met, he was visibly agitated. I asked what was wrong, and he explained that he felt “paralyzed” by his fear […]

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Workplace Learning and Development

A rich learning and development culture is the best strategy for future-proofing your workforce and lowering attrition.

With low unemployment, companies are coming up with creative ways to hire fast and at scale. It will continue to be a job-seeker’s market in 2019, and companies will continue to scramble to find qualified candidates. Applicants who have kept their skill sets up to date will have their pick of jobs, and hiring managers […]

Empathy on Demand

We think of empathy as just an emotional quality, but it’s rational and logical as well.

Maria Konnikova is the author of two bestselling books: The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Konnikova writes about psychology and culture, with an emphasis on why and how we use emotions to persuade, reassure, frighten and encourage each other in social interactions. The Institute for the Future’s Mark Frauenfelder talked to Konnikova about the benefits […]