Three things you probably want to know:
1. Hazel Markus explains why kids from Western and Eastern countries think differently about motivation, community, and innate brilliance....depending on where you were raised.
2. but it's only recently that their younger cousins, accelerators, have taken off. Reporter Daniel Gross investigates whether they're worth the hype. ,
3. . William Barnett of Stanford Business school explains why competition is a good thing – even if everyone feels like they're running in place.
Estee Lauder, left, helps a customer apply lipstick in 1966. Credit: Bill Sauro/World Journal Tribune / Wikimedia Commons
Even with hindsight being 20/20, betting on a woman founding an entirely new industry in the throes of the Great Depression seems pretty unlikely. But, as historian and Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn tells us, it’s the story of Estee Lauder. Read more...
Tavis Smiley, television and radio talk show host, says the key to success is learning how to fail. Credit: Center for American Progress Action Fund / Wikimedia Commons
Recently, we caught up with Tavis Smiley - author and host of "Tavis Smiley" on PBS - and asked him: what does it take to succeed, especially for women and minorities who have historically been sidelined? The key, says Smiley, is being willing to fail. Read more...
H.J. Heinz was an ingenious businessman with an obsessive - and odd- personality, says Joshua Kendall. Here, a selection from a 1930 Heinz recipe book. Credit: alsis35 / Flickr Creative Commons
Ever notice that many famous innovators seem a bit…prickly? Joshua Kendall, author of "America's Obsessives," says visionaries - like H.J. Heinz and Melvil Dewey - often exhibit the kind of obsessive behavior that leads to great ideas, but troublesome personal lives. Read more...