The best measure of an employee is how well she mentors others

“Most companies measure performance based on individual accomplishments. But that system doesn’t reward people for a lot of essential behind-the-scenes work. And it can reward people that either take credit for others’ work, or are better at showing off than working. The traditional approach sometimes advances the wrong people, and can end up hurting companies, Grant argues.”

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Stephen Colbert on David Letterman

Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with David Letterman. The conversation is fantastic. I will dearly miss Letterman, however I haven’t been regularly watching the show in years.






Squatters in Venezuela’s 45-Story ‘Tower of David’

Gabriel Rivas, 30, lifts weights on a balcony on the 28th floor of the 45-story “Tower of David” skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 9, 2014. The half-completed building, abandoned in 1994, started attracting squatters in 2007, and is now home to more than 3,000.







Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull

“Many have attempted to formulate and categorize inspiration and creativity. What Ed Catmull shares instead is his astute experience that creativity isn’t strictly a well of ideas, but an alchemy of people. In Creativity, Inc. Ed reveals, with commonsense specificity and honesty, examples of how not to get in your own way and how to realize a creative coalescence of art, business, and innovation.” -George Lucas

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Matthew Carter: ‘My Life in Typefaces’

The generosity boomerang

Here’s conventional wisdom: Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous. In fact, it actually works like this: Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful.

       

The Change My Son Brought, Seen Through Personal Data

Pride and joy of the Yau household

My data point turned six months recently. It was a fast six months, and it was a slow six months. …

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