• Five steps to harnessing the power of diversity
    Five steps to harnessing the power of diversity

    In many organizations, diversity has become something of a dirty word. For years, even decades, managers have dutifully assembled diverse teams, and employees have attended training sessions on cultural sensitivity. Yet even as diversity has…

  • A Contrarian Financial Titan Who Called Out Greed
    A Contrarian Financial Titan Who Called Out Greed

    John Bogle was a Wall Street titan who didn’t act or talk like a Wall Street titan. The mutual fund manager pinched pennies on restaurant tabs and skimped on hotel costs by taking an early…

  • Simple strategies for becoming more mindful, boosting creativity and getting more done
    Simple strategies for becoming more mindful, boosting creativity and getting more done

    With its tangle of to-do lists, meetings and smartphone alerts, the modern workday can feel like an unrelenting whirlwind of activity. Only the savviest of managers and the wisest of workers know how to tune…

  • Improve Your Productivity
    Improve Your Productivity in Just 10 Minutes a Day

    The biggest accomplishments require years or even decades of hard work. But small adjustments can yield big results, too. We scoured the getAbstract library for ideas that can improve your productivity with small investments of…

  • Cal Newport: Ditch the distractions
    Cal Newport: Ditch the distractions

    You could call Cal Newport a contradiction. He’s a millennial and a computer scientist, yet he refuses to create a profile on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Newport, a professor at Georgetown University and author of…

  • Warning from a Nobel laureate: Place facts above loyalty
    Warning from a Nobel laureate: Place facts above loyalty

    Paul Romer, the freshly minted Nobel laureate, isn’t afraid to needle his fellow scientists. In a 2016 lecture summarized on getAbstract, Romer fretted that his beloved field of economics was being transformed from a “research…

  • Want to Win Sales? Impress the Crocodile Brain!
    Want to Win Sales? Impress the Crocodile Brain!

    You’ve spent months honing and polishing your sales pitch, and it’s a thing of beauty – logical, well-reasoned, not overly pushy. So why aren’t your prospects buying?

  • An Eight-Step Approach to Growing Leaders
    An Eight-Step Approach to Growing Leaders

    Jeff Immelt was a fresh-faced kid in his 20s, just a month into his new job at GE, when he was called upon to make a marketing presentation to Jack Welch, GE’s notoriously hard-nosed boss.

  • 3 Steps to More Productive Meetings
    3 Steps to More Productive Meetings

    Workers and managers despise meetings for good reason. These gabfests often start late, drag on too long and are dominated by a few of the chattiest participants. Even so, meetings are a staple of the…

  • How much do you know about inflation?
    How much do you know about inflation?

    Economics has been called the dismal science. But a better moniker might be the murky science – or perhaps the dark art. According to a contrarian piece by Bloomberg Businessweek economics editor Peter Coy, when…