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Jun
16
Designing Dialogue For A More Productive Workday

Fred Dust, partner at Ideo, shares tips on how to reduce workplace jargon for more advantageous conversations with both coworkers and clients.


Jun
15
Jun
14
Art is Advertising for What We Really Need

Advertising beautifully alerts us to the desirability lots of things we probably don't need that much of in our lives. For its part, art also alerts us to the beauty and charm of bits of the world: but it tends to be the bits that we really do need for a fulfilled life. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/Vs3U9f Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ: https://goo.gl/AAP4iB Download our App: https://goo.gl/8HXN3b FURTHER READING “At the centre of our societies is a hugely inventive force dedicated to nudging us towards a heightened appreciation of certain aspects of the world. With enormous skill, it throws into relief the very best sides of par...


Jun
14
Jun
03
Motivation Monday of Another Kind

“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” —Louisa May Alcott


May
20
The Nefarious Past of the Two-Dollar Bill

The $2 has a sketchy past. Shortly after Independence, the Federal Reserve started printing money, but only issued coins at first due to Americans’ average salary of $15/month. Soon after the Reserve's predominant use for the “Tom” (nicknamed for Thomas Jefferson’s image) was for gambling, bribes and prostitutes, so the bill got a bad rap. During the United States Bicentennial in 1976, the reserve started to reproduce “Toms,” but made such beautiful bills that people didn’t want to spend them, thinking that they’d increase in value somewhere down the line. Today, the bills still exist, but comprise a fraction of all bills printed by the Federal Reserve. There are even $2 ambassadors, who visit banks to ensure that the “Toms” remain in ci...


May
19
The Newspaper Devoted to Telling Positive Stories

This may be the only newspaper to make you happier.


May
18
May
17
The 501® Jean: Stories of an Original

Director: Harry Israelson DP: Kevin Phillips Agency: Imprint Projects Editor: Sean Stender (Cut & Run)


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