Many people experience "career restlessness" as they mature and realize who they are and what really matters to them in a job, writes Alaina Love. She offers 10 reasons you might be in the wrong job and how you can become better aware of what you want your career to look like.
Nearly 10 years ago, Kevin Garnett and the NBA's Boston Celtics started what has become a league-wide tradition of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before games, writes Baxter Holmes. The PB&J's popularity could be attributed to any number of factors, including its quick and easy energy boost, players' superstition or the physiological and psychological effects of the meal.
Research suggests that people who obtain power tend to act much as they have before, only now in a less inhibited way, writes Matthew Hutson. The feeling of power makes people act more quickly and potentially care less for the opinions of others, though it can also lead to more ethical and noble leadership.
Companies are seeking new value-creation strategies, with research suggesting that tough strategic analysis of internal businesses as well as individual projects is key to smart capital allocation, write Ulrich Pidun and Sebastian Stange. "Assessing strategic potential helps avoid common capital allocation pitfalls, such as the maturing-business trap (not reducing capex even though the business is maturing) and the egalitarian trap (every business unit gets its 'fair capex share,' irrespective of potential)," they write.
Trust is the most important component of modern communication, and how we communicate matters as much as what we're communicating, writes Nicole Gagnon. She lists 10 word and syntax options that can make you appear more trustworthy, including avoiding noncommittal words and using the active voice to display confidence.
Retailers that brand technology or store designs as part of "the future" are setting themselves up for internal disconnect and funding cuts the first time market conditions turn south, according to this analysis. "New technology has to apply to every store, and the problem with the store of the future idea is that it's not a practical acknowledgement that we have 1,150 stores all over the country," says Kevin Mansell, CEO of Kohl's.
Drift CEO David Cancel says he hires based on a candidate's passion and whether he or she can bring something new to the table. "Whether you're an intern or an executive, I need to feel like I can learn something from you," he says.
The Supreme Court on Monday considered whether to limit the venues where patent cases may be filed, with Justice Elena Kagan noting the court's 1957 decision that such lawsuits may be brought in the jurisdiction where the defendant was incorporated. The case currently in question involves a lawsuit that Kraft Foods Group Brands brought in Delaware -- a venue where many patent cases are filed -- against an Indiana-based company.
The Trump administration's updated travel ban is supported in an amicus brief that a dozen state attorneys general and one governor have filed with the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. The brief says the executive order is not unconstitutional and is not a "pretext for religious discrimination."
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