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May 9, 2024

Thinking with Your Hands: How Gestures Shape Our Thoughts

We all know people who talk with their hands—but do they know what they’re saying with them? Our gestures can reveal and contradict us and express […]
May 3, 2024

Brave New Words: How AI Will Revolutionize Education (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

Whether we like it or not, the AI revolution is coming to education. In Brave New Words: How AI Will Revolutionize Education (And Why That’s a […]
May 2, 2024

The Friction Project: How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things Harder

Every organization is plagued by destructive friction. Yet some forms of friction are incredibly useful, and leaders who attempt to improve workplace efficiency often make things […]
May 2, 2024

The Algebra of Wealth: Achieving Economic Security

Today’s workers have more opportunities and mobility than any generation before. They also face unprecedented challenges, including inflation, labor and housing shortages, and climate volatility. Even […]
April 18, 2024

We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For

We are more than the circumstances of our lives, and what we do matters. In We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., […]
April 4, 2024

Everything No One Tells You About Parenting a Disabled Child

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4½ minutes. One of those children was Kelley […]
April 4, 2024

Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

We live in enormously divisive times. Divisions based on ​​class, politics, race, religion, gender, and nationality are erupting around the globe. The consequences of not having […]
March 1, 2024

FAN: Life After Power: Seven Presidents and Their Search for Purpose Beyond the White House

     Former presidents have an unusual place in American life. King George III believed that George Washington’s departure after two terms made him “the greatest […]
February 22, 2024

FAN: Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story

Leslie Jamison, Ph.D. has become one of our most beloved contemporary voices, a scribe of the real, the true, the complex. She has been compared to […]
February 22, 2024

There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension

There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension is award-winning poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib’s poignant, personal reflection on basketball, talent, and allegiance, and […]
February 22, 2024

Somehow: Thoughts on Love

In Somehow: Thoughts on Love, beloved bestselling author Anne Lamott explores the transformative power that love has in our lives: how it surprises us, forces us […]