Here’s how to make all the members of your team, no matter their background, comfortable in meetings.
When asked to describe how they feel about meetings, many professionals will use the same language: “boring,” “inefficient,” and “unproductive.” While these descriptors may ring true for some, they do not ring true for all. For some, meetings aren’t boring—they’re stressful. They aren’t inefficient—they’re isolating. They aren’t unproductive—they’re confusing.Read Full Story
In “Backable,” author Suneel Gupta says don’t simply ask “What do you think?” Instead, stage an exhibition match.
After explaining an idea to a friend, I’ll often ask them to explain it back to me. Not only does that help me understand whether the idea is landing, but it also helps me pick up new ways to explain it. When I first thought about writing this book, the bestselling author Dan Pink listened to my pitch and then explained it back to me, only far more eloquently. “People who get ahead aren’t just brilliant . . . they’re backable,” he said.Read Full Story
Elon Musk claims his startup Neuralink has connected a chip to a monkey’s brain that the primate is now using to play video games with its mind. Musk said Neuralink is currently developing brain implants that help people with paralysis control devices with their thoughts. He added that the tech could also enable people to communicate through their minds or save their brain state so when they die it gets uploaded to another body. The Tesla tycoon provided the rare update on Neuralink during a Sunday appearance on the invite-only Clubhouse app. [Read: How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix of Finland] He described the device as “a Fitbit in… This story continues at The Next Web
A study finds that when comparing two brands, purpose can make a big difference.
When someone sees a logo of a brand they know is purpose-driven, they automatically associate it with words like “responsible,” “compassionate,” and “ethical.” And when someone considers a brand purpose-driven, they’re also more likely to remember it, buy it, and want to work for the company that makes it.Read Full Story