Friday, January 24, 2014

5 Career Blunders You Didn't Realize You Were Making

Whatever your chosen profession, we all have something in common: We’re trying to do the best we can in our careers. Of course we aren’t going to gossip about our boss, fail to meet our deadlines or do anything else to jeopardize our jobs or careers … knowingly. via Pocket

Saturday, January 18, 2014

How Do E-Books Change the Reading Experience?

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Mohsin Hamid and Anna Holmes discuss how technology affects the way we read. In a world of intrusive technology, we must engage in a kind of struggle if we wish to sustain moments of solitude. via Pocket

Karen Knorr: "India Song," the Panchatantra of the 21st Century

Like the pioneering early photographers who found in India a wealth of exotic subject matter, Karen Knorr celebrates the visual richness found in the myths and stories of northern India using sacred and secular sited to highlight caste, femininity and its relationship with the animal world. via Pocket

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How to Choose an Air Travel Search Site

Which airline booking sites offer the cheapest airfares? If your answer was Expedia — or any of the other dozens of online travel agencies — you’re wrong. If it was “They’re all the same,” you’re definitely wrong. “It’s so overwhelming, I have no idea”? You’re getting close. via Pocket

Friday, January 17, 2014

How To Conduct Your Own Google Ventures Design Sprint

Editor’s note: This post is part of a seven-part series originally published on Google Ventures’ site, Design Staff. At Google Ventures, we do product design work with startups all the time. via Pocket

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Life’s Work: Salman Khan

HBR: What are the key concepts students should understand in order to be successful in today’s workplace? Khan: The one meta-level thing is to take agency over your own learning. In the traditional academic model, you’re passive. via Pocket

Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter

This article is adapted and excerpted from WIRED contributing editor Clive Thompson’s new book, Smarter Than You Think. In 2003, Kenyan-born Ory Okolloh was a young law student studying in the US but still obsessed with Kenyan politics. There was plenty to obsess over. via Pocket

How I Saved $30K and Graduated 1.5 Years Early by "Testing Out"

No, tuition shouldn't be outpacing inflation. No, textbooks shouldn't cost $1,200 per year. And yes, employers should look at what each individual applicant brings to the table, rather than auto-rejecting everyone without a degree. Internal vs. External Locus of Control in College via Pocket

An Innovator’s Reading List For 2014

Centric’s Board of Directors recently put its collective minds together to build a list of top (and favorite) books on innovation. Some are classics well-known to the Innovation Excellence community. Others may be currently flying under the radar. via Pocket

How A Quiet Walk Saves Your Creativity (And Sanity)

Our days are short on sunlight and packed with too much stimulation. Here's why a walk outside (even when the weather is gross) can refresh your focus. Blogger-marketer-entrepreneur Herbert Lui was trying everything to get over the 3 p.m. via Pocket