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At the forefront of one of the world’s most successful news sites and a key figure in the current communications revolution, Arianna Huffington is celebrated for her work as the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She is the author of fifteen books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution and has been named to Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 ... Arianna was no silent partner, either. She actively wrote articles for the publication on a regular basis, which anyone would guess since she had such extensive experience with writing for years on her own. Then, in 2011, she sold the Huffington Post to AOL for over $300 million. Increased Exposure Turns Arianna into an Influential Figure Which brings us to Arianna Huffington. According to several news reports, including The Times’ obituary of her partner during the ’70s and early ’80s, ... Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, co-founder of The Huffington Post and author of 15 books. ... Partner Content; OMD’s Chief Digital Officer Sian Whitnall: “Your ... Arianna Huffington: 5 steps to make sure women aren’t left behind during the pandemic ... One way to do this is simply by making time for a weekly check-in, a time when each partner can air ... Arianna Huffington: How The Most Innovative Leaders Improve Company Culture . Arianna Huffington, CEO, Thrive Global, joins the HRD Live Podcast to discuss the global burnout epidemic, the current state of wellbeing in business, the importance of micro steps, and much more.

In 1981 a cult incorporated a city in Oregon. The city, Rajneeshpuram, quickly grew until the commune became increasingly aggressive to the locals and eventually its leaders were charged with a variety of crimes including public poisonings and bioterrorism as a means to fix elections.

2020.04.11 08:57 Adriannee In 1981 a cult incorporated a city in Oregon. The city, Rajneeshpuram, quickly grew until the commune became increasingly aggressive to the locals and eventually its leaders were charged with a variety of crimes including public poisonings and bioterrorism as a means to fix elections.

I think this would make a pretty interesting show. Arianna Huffington, and her then partner Bernard Levin were disciples in the early 1980s. Shannon Jo Ryan, daughter of former Congressman Leo Ryan, who investigated the Jonestown commune of the People's Temple in Guyana and was killed there by followers of the Temple in 1978, joined the Rajneesh movement in 1981.
Here's a documentary about it.
https://www.pbs.org/video/oregon-experience-rajaneeshpuram/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajneesh_movement
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2020.01.23 19:20 autobuzzfeedbot 8 famous companies started by people in their 50s and older

  1. Julie Wainwright founded her fashion company, The RealReal, when she was in her mid-50s.
  2. When she was 55, Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post.
  3. At 54, Wally Blume founded Denali Flavors, an ice cream company.
  4. Martha Stewart was nearly 50 when she published her first magazine, Martha Stewart Living.
  5. Bernie Marcus opened the first Home Depot with his business partner at 50.
  6. Ray Kroc created the now-famous McDonald's when he was 52.
  7. At 62, Harland Sanders created the famous Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain.
  8. When he was 50, Leo Goodwin started the insurance company, Geico.
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2019.10.10 14:35 acerod1 Arianna Huffington: On World Mental Health Day, the Conversation Should Shift from Awareness to Action

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. All around the world, organizations, and individuals are raising awareness about the scope of our mental health crisis.
And it is a crisis. More than 300 million people struggle with depression, making it the world’s leading cause of disability. Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. As _The Guardian_put it in a headline last year: “World in mental health crisis of ‘monumental suffering,’ say experts.”
When a problem is so huge and so daunting, it’s easy to feel paralyzed and helpless. That’s why the best use of this moment is to shift from general, big-picture awareness to actionable steps that support mental well-being. And people want and need help taking action: 91% of Americans say ignoring or not knowing their warning signs of overstress has had a negative impact on their mental well-being, according to a Thrive Global survey of more than 2,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 85. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they wish they knew more small everyday steps to improve their mental well-being, and half say that when it comes to managing stress, they don’t know where to start.
The goal is to help people spot the warning signs of mental health challenges so that they can seek the help they need, make the changes they need to make, and live the lives they want—not just the lives they settle for.
There were many other crises where the evidence was available and incontrovertible, but businesses, individuals, and society as a whole waited too long to take action. We saw it with tobacco: millions of lives lost, while tobacco companies publicly denied the addictive, destructive nature of its products. We see it now with climate change and a culture of denial, or with vaping, or with our growing addiction to social media and games.
The good news is that the table is set for this shift. Years of campaigns have moved mental health awareness from the margins to the mainstream. (May has been Mental Health Month since 1949.) Schools are talking about it. Police departments are talking about it. More and more prominent people, from pop stars and politicians to pro athletes and members of the British royal family, are chipping away at the stigma by sharing their own stories and struggles.
So what does it mean to make a shift from awareness to action? In the face of a global crisis, what can any one of us, as individuals, realistically do?
The answer lies in the science. Researchers at Stanford Medicine are revolutionizing the way we understand our own stress, empowering us to take meaningful action to manage the impact of stress in our everyday lives.
Dr. Leanne Williams, Director of Stanford’s Precision Mental Health and Wellness Center, has used high-definition brain imaging technology to characterize eight different kinds of “short circuits” that occur in the brain when we experience persistent negative stress we feel we can’t control, called biotypes. Understanding the thoughts, emotions, and patterns associated with each biotype, can lead to an understanding of the moments and scenarios when we struggle most—and what actions can help with depression or anxiety.
Think of it as spotting the signals in ourselves. We’re good at doing this for our physical health. When we notice symptoms like sniffling or a sore throat, we know we might have a cold coming on. And we know there are things we can do to get out in front of a cold in preventative ways.
But until now, we haven’t had the right cultural conversations to encourage taking upstream action when it comes to mental health. That’s what makes this moment so promising.
Everyone has their own way of responding to negative stress. I know that I, for example, have always had a tendency to ruminate. It’s a kind of obsessive thinking and rethinking around negative experiences, mistakes, interactions. I’ve been speaking in public for decades, but I still remember all the times I’ve ever made a mistake in a speech—I go back, self-edit, beat myself up for being imperfect, even when I’m pretty sure no one noticed it but me. It’s like being stuck in a loop, with consequences on my productivity, focus, and ability to find joy in the present. These are all qualities associated with the biotype Rumination. The other biotypes Dr. Williams has identified are Negative Bias, Anxious Avoidance, Threat Response, Emotional Numbness, Inattention, Cognitive Fog, and Context Insensitivity.
At Thrive Global, we’ve partnered with Stanford Medicine faculty to combine this research with Thrive’s behavior change expertise, helping individuals and companies take actionable Microsteps to build healthy habits that fuel greater well-being and performance. In order to have the biggest possible impact, we’ve created Thriving Mind, a digital mental well-being program that speaks directly to people navigating the stresses and demands of the 21st century workplace. And we’re thrilled to have our inaugural partner, Accenture, roll out Thriving Mind to its 480,000 employees around the world this fall. Early next year, this will also roll out to Hilton team members worldwide.
And, launching on World Mental Health Day, will be a Thriving Mind special section of our site, helping people raise awareness of the brain science and biotypes, and sharing Microsteps that help us build self-awareness—and then turn that self-awareness into healthy new habits. Thrive Global will also be sharing the personal stories of role models, including Taraji P. Henson and Melinda Gates, and running op-eds from thought leaders offering action-oriented takes on the mental health issues many of us face, such as anxiety in the workplace, financial stress, loneliness, the specific stress racial minorities face, and much more.
The mental health crisis is also directly tied to the stress epidemic. While stress in itself isn’t bad, it’s when stress becomes cumulative that it takes a toll on mental health. The trouble is, the hyper-connected, always-on way of working and living is practically designed to heap negative stress. We’ve been conditioned to power through, never taking a moment to recharge ourselves. We’ve built our entire definition of success around it. It’s a definition of success that works for a while—until it doesn’t.
That’s why learning to build self-awareness is so important. When we know ourselves—the sources of our stress, how we respond, and what actions help us recharge—we’re far better able to minimize the damage. We can’t eliminate stress, but we can learn to manage it. And we can do the same with mental health challenges.
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2019.09.12 21:33 techwabbit CEOs of Uber, Twitter, 143 other companies demand ‘Red Flag’ gun confiscation laws in letter to Senate

in this article titled:CEOs of Uber, Twitter, 143 other companies demand ‘Red Flag’ gun confiscation laws in letter to Senate
Various CEOs and founders for 145 companies published a letter on Thursday addressed to the U.S. Senate, urging the passage of new background check laws for gun buyers, as well as “extreme risk laws” commonly referred to as “red flag laws” as new gun control measures.

The letter expands beyond the call for increased background check laws, in requesting the passage of “red flag laws” that would allow law enforcement officers and families to report gun owners believed to be a risk to themselves or others.
Full Letter published in NYTimes:
Signatories(Over 500 employees):
  • Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, Head of Community and CEO , Airbnb
  • KeithMestrich, Presidentand CEO , Amalgamated Bank
  • John Connaughton and Jonathan Lavine, Co-Managing Partners, and Josh Bekenstein and
  • Steve Pagliuca, Co -Chairmen, Bain Capital
  • Ethan Brown, Co-Founder and CEO , Beyond Meat
  • Peter T. Grauer, Chairman , Bloomberg LP
  • Ric Clark , Chairman, Brookfield Property Group
  • Fritz Lanman, CEO , ClassPass
  • Roger Lynch, CEO , CondéNast
  • Ken Lin, Founder and CEO , Credit Karma
  • Edward Stack , CEO, DICK 'S SportingGoods
  • Tony Xu, Co -Founder and CEO , DoorDash
  • Doug Baker, Chairman and CEO , Ecolab
  • Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman
  • Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and CEO , Eventbrite
  • Art Peck, CEO ,Gap Inc.
  • Eddy Lu, CEO GoatGroup
  • Ben Lerer, Co -Founder and CEO, Group NineMedia
  • Yannick Bolloré, CEO, Havas Group
  • BillKoenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, HorizonMedia
  • Patrick O . Brown,MD, PhD, Founder and CEO , Impossible Foods
  • MichaelRoth, Chairman and CEO , Interpublic
  • Rob Frohwein, Co-Founder and CEO , and Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder and President,
  • Kabbage Inc. and Drum Technologies
  • Chip Bergh, President and CEO , LeviStrauss & Co.
  • Logan Green, Co-Founder and CEO, and John Zimmer, Co -Founder and President, Lyft
  • Dev Ittycheria, Presidentand CEO , MongoDB, Inc.
  • HowardMarks, Co-Chairman, Oaktree CapitalManagement
  • Todd McKinnon, Co -Founder and CEO, Okta
  • John Wren , Chairman and CEO , Omnicom Group
  • Ben Silbermann, Co- Founder and CEO, Pinterest
  • Bastian Lehmann, Co-Founder & CEO , Postmates
  • Hamid R . Moghadam , Chairman and CEO , Prologis
  • Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO , Publicis Groupe
  • Steve Huffman, CEO, Reddit
  • Richard Fain , CEO , RoyalCaribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • ScottRechler, Chairman and CEO , RXR Realty
  • Jon Oringer, Founder and CEO , Shutterstock , .
  • Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square and Twitter
  • Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO, Squarespace
  • Zander Lurie, CEO, SurveyMonkey
  • AriannaHuffington, Founder and CEO , Thrive Global
  • Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, and Jim Alling, CEO , TOMS
  • Jeff Lawson, Co-Founderand CEO Twilio
  • DaraKhosrowshahi, CEO , Uber
  • Mark Read CEO, WPP
  • JeremyStoppelman, Co-Founder and CEO, Yelp
Under 500 Employee's:
  • Kevin P . Ryan , Founder and CEO , AlleyCorp
  • Travis Truett, Co-Founder and CEO , Ambition
  • John W . Rogers, Jr., Founder , Chairman and Co -CEO , and Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO &
  • President, Ariel Investments , LLC
  • Mike Steib , CEO , Artsy
  • Sean Knapp, Co-Founder and CEO , Ascend
  • Andrei Cherny , Co -Founder and CEO , Aspiration
  • Abdur Chowdhury , CEO , Aura
  • Fahim M . Aziz , Founder and CEO , Backpack
  • Abrams, Chairman and Co-CEO, and Katie McGrath , Co-CEO Bad Robot
  • Ari Paparo , CEO , BeeswaxIO Corporation
  • Ryan Block , Co -Founder, Begin
  • John Borthwick , Founder and CEO , Betaworks
  • Raphael Crawford -Marks, Co -Founder and CEO , Bonusly
  • Darren Lachtman , Co-Founder , Brat
  • Trevor McFedries , CEO , Brud
  • Sameer Shariff, Co -Founder , Cambly
  • Analisa Goodin , Founder and CEO, Catch & Release , Inc.
  • Andrew Feldman , Founder and CEO , Cerebras Systems
  • George Favvas, CEO , Circle Medical
  • Alex MacCaw , CEO , Clearbit
  • Tyler Bosmeny , CEO , Clever
  • MattMartin , Co-Founder and CEO , Clockwise
  • Othman Laraki, Co -Founder and CEO Color Genomics
  • Jager McConnell, CEO , Crunchbase , Inc.
  • Apu Gupta , Co-Founder and CEO , Curalate , Inc .
  • David Oates , Co-Founder and CEO, Curtsy
  • Brian Ree , Founder and CEO , DAILYLOOK
  • Saurabh Ladha, CEO , Doxel, Inc.
  • Andy Coravos , Co -Founder and CEO , Elektra Labs
  • Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective
  • Pradeep Elankumaran , Co-Founder & CEO Farmstead
  • Desiree Gruber , CEO , Full Picture
  • Jared Hecht, Founder and CEO , Fundera
  • JudeGomila , Founder and CEO , Golden
  • Rick Nucci, Co-Founder and CEO , Guru
  • Kara Goldin , Founder and CEO , Hint, Inc.
  • Jeff Sellinger, Co -Founder and CEO , HipDot
  • Prerna Gupta , CEO , Hooked
  • Cyrus Massoumi,Managing Partner, humbition
  • Kristin Savilia , CEO , JOOR
  • Pierre Valade , CEO , Jumbo Privacy
  • William Martino, Founder and CEO , Kadena
  • Jake Perlman -Garr, CEO , Kanga
  • Warren Shaeffer, Co-Founder and CEO , Knowable
  • Jack Altman , CEO Lattice
  • Aaron N . Block , Co-Founder and Managing Director,MetaProp .
  • Afton Vechery , Co-Founder and CEO ,Modern Fertility
  • Dan Parham , Founder and CEO , and Tee Parham , Founder and CTO Neighborland
  • Shafqat Islam , CEO , NewsCred
  • Sarah Friar, CEO , Nextdoor
  • Athan Stephanopoulos , President, NowThis
  • Varsha Rao, CEO , Nurx
  • William E . Oberndorf, Chairman , Oberndorf Enterprises
  • Steven Rosenblatt , Co-Founder andGeneral Partner, Oceans
  • Nick Huzar, Co-Founder and CEO , OfferUp
  • James Segil , Co -Founder and President, Openpath
  • Jordan Husney , CEO , Parabol
  • Doug Aley, CEO , Paravision
  • John Milinovich , CEO , Plato Design
  • Rajat Suri, CEO , Presto
  • Christopher Gavigan , Founder and CEO , Prima
  • Adam Regelmann , Founder and COO , Quartzy
  • Nate Maslak , Co-Founder and CEO , andNate Fox, Co-Founder and CTO , Ribbon Health
  • Zachariah Reitano, Co-Founder and CEO , Ro
  • Gary Beasley , Co-Founder and CEO , Roofstock
  • Stephen Ehikian , Co -Founder and CEO , Ruist
  • Brian Schechter, CEO , SelfMade
  • Olga Vidisheva , Founder and CEO , Shoptiques Inc.
  • Dan Doctoroff , CEO , Sidewalk Labs
What gives them more weight than any other american citizen?
What are your thoughts on these corps attempting to sway our congress against We The People?
Shall.Not.Be.Infringed
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2019.05.05 22:36 trevormcmahon [ADVICE] Crushing Productivity With a Daily Routine

LONG post, but I am gearing up to start a blog so please let me know what you think!
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We all have those days. You jump out of bed, down some caffeine, and gear up to crush goals! But where do you start? Do you have a plan? Instead of taking time to become the monster (yes, MONSTER) of your productivity, you jump between tasks hoping something will stick. All without a routine to keep you grounded.
I’ve fallen victim to this myself. I know I have a mass of work to do, but when it comes down to it, I fail on the execution or forget what I need to complete. This isn’t unusual. What is unusual is making a routine to hold you accountable. You can work effectively, and have time left over to binge Netflix!
Our daily routines can make a HUGE impact on how happy, healthy, and productive we are. Recently, I’ve been trying to adjust my own routine to achieve more while wasting less time. It’s important to know yourself, what makes you tick, and what will suit you best. I’ve always been keen on seeing what works for others, then trying to implement for myself. Then, I can take what works and make a plan that works for me! In the spirit of becoming my very best self, I researched 10 routines from highly influential people – here’s what I found out:
1) Gary Vaynerchuk: “The day started the minute I opened my eyes.”
GaryVee is the co-founder of Vaynermedia and counselor of more than 50 startups. The morning routine of this powerhouse features a robust approach to making every second count. He starts his morning with a wake-up call at 6 a.m. and follows it with a three-hour routine to get him ready for the day.
First things first, Vaynerchuk buzzes through the news-consuming information from Business Insider, ESPN, and his personal favorite: Nuzzel. This platform allows him to work with the most efficiency, aggregating the articles he’s most interested in. Next, he heads to Twitter; his No. 1 news outlet to communicate with his audiences.
“I search my handle and try to find anything I might have missed from the night before, or even that morning, considering my European and Asian bases. I respond to as many people as possible.”
After all of this comes his workout with his trainer Muscle Mike. He spends 45 minutes to an hour killing it in the gym; his workout depends on how much he’s been traveling, how he slept, and what he ate that week. While morning workouts may come standard for many people, his most unique practice happens on his way to his 9 a.m. meeting.
“In the car to the meeting, I call my mom, dad, or sister, depending on who I called last. I catch up with them. Talk to them. Just learn what they're up to. I really value those small moments.”
For someone who makes every second count, this means making time for family too. And by the time he’s stepped through the doors to meet his business on the other side, his head is working faster than he can move. He’s ready to attack the rest of his day.
2) Jack Dorsey: “Be very disciplined and be very practiced.”
The founder of both Twitter and Square, Dorsey puts in 8 hours of work at each company, each day. Working 16-hour days can’t be easy, but man is it impressive! The key to his success, Dorsey says is to “be very disciplined and very practiced.”
His trick to discipline and staying productive is to theme each day of the week. Each weekday is dedicated to a specific task, whether it be business, relaxation, or reflection. Here's what his typical week looks like:
This structure helps Dorsey to stay focused in the face of adversity. There are interruptions around every corner. He can “quickly deal with an interruption and then know that it’s Tuesday. I have product meetings and I need to focus on product stuff.”
But what about his trick to being practiced?
Each morning Dorsey jumps straight out of bed into an ice bath to shock his body into a state of alertness. As well, he saves time by not bothering with breakfast or lunch, eating just one meal a day between the hours of 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Even while working two full-time jobs, it’s comforting to know that Dorsey is still human and takes time to relax. How do you stay productive and still relax? By fitting two hours of meditation into your routine each day.
3) Oprah Winfrey: “Oh, I’m alive. Thank you.”
Oprah rises naturally without an alarm around 6 a.m. The first thought in her head is an expression of gratitude: “Oh, I’m alive. Thank you.”
This may be simple, but it themes the rest of her day to be happy and mindful.
Over coffee, she nourishes her mind with quotes, and poetry to get her day going. Then, with 20 minutes of meditation, she nourishes her soul. Finally, she nourishes her body with a workout to put that spring in her step everyone needs. These practices bring her “hope, and sense of contentment and deep joy.”
Before beginning her workday at 1:30 p.m., she gracefully reduces her to-do list as she pleases. She could be taking phone calls, meeting with friends, or tending to her garden in the sun. She makes sure to complete all her business to-dos before even entering the office. This sets her up along an efficient path.
Upon entering the office at 1:30 she checks in with her executive of O Magazine. Then, her employees, and her friend/CEO of Weight Watchers. Other activities might include checking her finances or completing phone and video calls. In and out within two hours, she works quickly to make sure everything is completed. Then, she can continue her day of mindfulness.
Before bed, she again practices gratitude by writing five things she's grateful for. She counts everything she is blessed to have in life but also reminds herself of everything she has achieved.
4) Kat Cole: “Success is mostly driven by how badly you want something … it has to do with how hungry you are.”
Cole is the president of FOCUS Brands, the parent company of Cinnabon, Carvel, etc. What a busy lady! To combat her stressful days, she has two distinct morning routines: the “on the hotel routine … and home routine.”
When waking up in a hotel, Cole rises at 5 a.m. and drinks 24 ounces of water. Then, walking around the room and looking out the window she plans each step of her day. She checks her major social media platforms, communicating with her followers. Then, jogs her mind with news sites, blogs, and messages that were delivered overnight.
Really, Cole is scouring for urgent business and team needs, relevant news, updates from invested startups. Anything to get the brain pumped up with fuel.
At 6 a.m. if the weather is suiting, she plugs in her headphones for a quick jog. This is followed by 10 minutes of basics in the hotel gym. If the weather is poor, she’ll do yoga or burpees in the room for 30 minutes.
After a cup of coffee, a shower and snack, she is out the door at 8:15 a.m. to attack whatever events the day holds! She is “ready to set the world on ‘fiyah’!”
“Talking, thinking and learning with other humans creates a purposeful start to any day.”
When she is at home, Cole will wake up as late as 7 a.m., have her 24 ounces of water followed by some shots. Aloe, turmeric, or wheatgrass are her favorite (throw some tequila in there for fun??). Then comes a mini yoga session, and she’s out the door with a protein snack in hand by 8 a.m.!
Cole says that at least two days a week she likes to start the day with coffee or breakfast with a friend. Talking, thinking, and learning with others is always important. She likes to meet with coworkers, potential business partners, or a group of local students.
It’s incredible how much Cole packs into her morning routine and how regimented it is! I need to work on getting up early and drinking water. I should also push myself and fit some yoga in there too. She certainly is an inspiring staple to follow.
5) Maya Angelou: “I love to see a [person] go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”
As a beloved poet, singer, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou was a voice of courage. She has published seven autobiographies and has an accredited list of plays and movies under her belt. As you can expect, her creative genius called for hard work – Angelou was a master of habit and routine.
Waking up at 5:30 a.m. before the birds had sung their songs, she has a cup of coffee and discusses the day with her husband. At 6:30 a.m. she goes to work in a hotel room located nearby. All she keeps in that room is a dictionary, and a deck of cards with a bottle of sherry for inspiration.
“If the work is going badly, I stay until 12:30. If it’s going well, I stay as long as it’s going well.”
On most days, she will return to home by 2 p.m. for a change of location to read over what she’s read. This allows her to squeeze out any remaining creative sparks and wrap up her notes. She then showers and prepares dinner so that when her husband comes home, she isn’t totally absorbed in work.
With a drink and dinner, Angelou likes to read her husband what she has written that day. “Hearing it aloud is good. Sometimes I hear the dissonance; then I try to straighten it out in the morning.”
Angelou’s routine is one of passion and willingness. She can sit down and work for at least five hours each day. Even when it’s going poorly or she’s experiencing writer’s block. This is just another reminder that great influencers don’t wait for inspiration.
6) Barak Obama: “Get a head start on tomorrow, tonight.”
Rising promptly at 7 a.m., Obama makes sure to share breakfast with his family. Eating with Michelle and his daughters every morning, he spends time with his family before the day begins. He then exercises his brain muscles with the newspaper. Then, his actual muscles with 45 minutes of cardio or weights. Finally, he’s all prepped and ready to enter the oval office at 9 a.m.
Seems like a lot to fit into two hours, on no caffeine (that's right … no caffeine) for the president. That's why he is careful to minimize distractions and decision fatigue: “I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing, because I have too many other decisions to make.” Obama makes sure to organize his time wisely and concern himself only with what matters; don't waste your energy!
During an evening break, before returning to work, Obama makes sure to eat another meal with his family. Then, to avoid further fatigue in the morning, he gets “a head start on tomorrow tonight.”
“After his family retires to bed, Obama often stays up working on odds and ends left over from the day. Chief among his nightly responsibilities is leafing through the binder of his documents that his staff has asked him to review.”
As busy as he is, The President is sure to occupy his time only with important matters. Though, he still manages to conquer the work/life balance. This is all thanks to his solid daily routine.
7) Winston Churchill: “Start the day by working from bed.”
One of the researchers who assisted Churchill in writing his books recalled: “He was totally organized, almost like a clock. His routine was absolutely dictatorial. He set a ruthless timetable each day.” Though, this allowed Churchill to create a relaxing routine which suited his needs as Prime Minister. He was able to stick to this routine for years.
He would rise at 8 a.m. and spend most of the morning in his bed. Here, he would comfortably eat breakfast, catch up on national news, and dictate to his secretaries.
At 11 a.m. he would take one of two daily baths and take a walk in the garden. Feeling refreshed, he would return to his chamber to review books he was writing and complete daily duties.
Dining with family and guests, lunch consisted of a three-course meal and went from 1-3:30 p.m. Then, he would return to work until 5 p.m. – which is when the best part of his day happened … he took a nap! I might need to use Churchill’s routine as an excuse to fit one into my schedule too.
Later, at 8 p.m. he would dine with family and guests for a hearty dinner (which always had champagne and a port or beer). This would last until it was time to work for another hour.
Churchill's clockwork routine allowed him to pack a large amount of variety into his day. He saw everything from relaxation and delicious meals to hard Prime Minister duties. This is something anyone could benefit from … take note!
8) Arianna Huffington: “I treat my transition to sleep as a sacrosanct ritual.”
Fainting from exhaustion and breaking a cheekbone caused her to take her morning and nightly routines quite seriously. Huffington has a refreshing approach on how to get better sleep, and how to function naturally.
“Ninety-five percent of the time I get eight hours of sleep … ninety-five percent of the time I don’t need an alarm to wake up.”
She hates using alarms because of the full-fledged fight-or-flight mode they make you wake up in. They cause a knee-jerk reaction that can stress out the rest of the day. Though, when she must use one, she doesn’t believe in the snooze button, “I always set it for the last possible moment I have to get up.”
Waking up naturally is a great way to start the day. For Huffington, a big part of her morning routine is what she doesn't do. When she opens her eyes, she takes time to breathe deeply, be grateful, and set the mood for the day. She doesn’t immediately look at her phone.
When I read this, it made my head spin! One of my go-to’s in the morning is checking my email, but she doesn’t do that either! Huffington avoids the temptation by not keeping her electric devices in her bedroom. Thankfully, she is on email as soon as she’s on the bike.
After a cup of morning coffee, she refreshes her body with 30 minutes on a stationary bike. Then, she refreshes her mind with 20 minutes of meditation.
This sounds like an incredibly relaxing morning routine. As the founder of The Huffington Post, I would have thought she would dive knee-deep into work the moment her eyes opened. However, the key to a relaxing morning lies in the heart of her nightly routine. It lies in her quality of sleep.
First, she shuts off all electric devices and escorts them out of the bedroom. Then, to relax she takes a warm bath with Epsom salts, candles, and perhaps a poetry book nearby. Getting ready for bed, she no longer sleeps in her workout clothes. This sends mixed signals to her brain and affects the quality of sleep. After a cup of chamomile tea and a physical book, she is promptly in bed by 11 p.m. to "catch the midnight train."
Huffington’s sacrosanct ritual leaves her feeling revitalized each morning, allowing her to rise without an alarm and ready to kick ass the next day.
9) Benjamin Franklin: “Morning question: What good shall I do this day? Evening question: What good have I done today?”
Benjamin Franklin is known as being keen on self-improvement. One of his most famous plans for self-development was a 13-week outline to achieve "moral perfection." Each week he would focus on a new aspect of his virtues – cleanliness, moderation, temperance, etc. – while he tracked his progress on a chart. He thought if he devoted himself to a virtue for an entire week, it would become a habit. He would move on week after week until he had completely reformed himself.
Franklin also set himself to a strict daily routine. He would cut-out time for work, music, eating, and sleep all for specific times of the day. Though, the demands of his printing business made it difficult to always stick to his routines, so he created a chart to help hold himself accountable.
One element of his daily routine created years after the previous schedule, was the addition of an "air bath" to calm his senses and help him sleep.
“I rise early almost every morning, and sit in my chamber without any clothes whatever, half an hour or an hour, according to the season, either reading or writing. This practice is not in the least painful, but on the contrary, agreeable; and if I return to bed afterward, before I dress, as sometimes happens, I make a supplement to my night's rest, of one or two hours of the most pleasing sleep that can be imagined.”
Being a restless sleeper myself, I am interested to try this! Who will join me and see if you can have the “most pleasing sleep that can be imagined?” … I should probably start by putting away Netflix before bed.

7 Top Tips for Designing Your Own Routine:
1) Track your habits
Understanding how you are living now can help you decide how you want to live in the future. Track your daily tasks, and then as yourself some questions:
  1. What are you doing right now that you want to change?
  2. How much time do you spend in your activities throughout the day?
  3. What could you be more efficient in?
Your answers will put you on the path to your ideal routine. If you can make the effort for a few days, you will find the insights you need to create something amazing. Even if you don’t feel ready, start now!
2) Prevent Procrastination
What distracts you the most? For me, it’s those addictive little games on my phone. If I hit a stressful spot in work, I tend to pick up my phone and start playing … that's why I put a lock on those apps while I'm working.
Get rid of distractions! This means both in the work area and right before you go to bed. Take Arianna Huffington’s advice and move the electronics out of the bedroom. Not only will this protect you from the insomnia-inducing blue light, but you won’t stay up as late checking Facebook.
3) Know Yourself and Schedule Accordingly
Did you think that night owls and early birds are real? Turns out that some people actually do work better at night, and some work better in the morning.
German scientists recently found that early birds have a different brain composition than night owls which affects their circadian rhythm and sleep schedule. This affects how alert you are through the day too.
If you are a night owl and are more productive at night, work later in the day. If you are an early bird and are more productive in the morning, work in the morning. Simple.
4) Practice Self-Care
This is one of the most underestimated factors of a routine and I can’t stress the need for this enough. Now, practicing self-care doesn’t mean binging Netflix at night, or eating your favorite ice cream because “you love yourself.” Try meditation, try exercising, make sure you get enough sleep and eat regular meals!
Just 10 minutes of meditation in the morning helps me to focus my day, clear my mind, and get out of that nasty morning dreariness. As well, I like to meditate for 10 minutes just before bed to get my mind in the right state.
Regular exercise can help to improve your mood, brain function, and energy levels! If you hit a creative block in your work, get up and go for a 15-minute walk. If you have enough time, get up for an early morning workout, or break up your day with the gym! Remember to do what works best for you.
Getting enough sleep is important, as we have heard from Arianna Huffington. But an alarm to wake you up in the morning might not be enough. Try setting an alarm for when it’s time to go to bed so your body can get into a natural rhythm.
o Love yourself the real way!
5) Prepare your meals in advance
Meal prepping can help you save time where you would normally need to cook a meal. But don’t worry, these don’t have to be the same boring meals every day! Here are some fun ideas to make your day easier:
If you decide to only prep your lunches and dinners, an easy breakfast can still be healthy. Here are some nutritious meal ideas that are easy to prepare. You can enjoy them at home or when you’re running out of the door!
6) Develop a morning routine you can use on the weekends
A morning routine can help you start your day in the best way; this means the weekends too!
Allowing for some imperfections in the weekend is important (who isn't guilty of sleeping in). I've continuously made the mistake of having a weekend wake-up time much later than on the weekdays. I realized that this was throwing off my Monday's. I was tired in the mornings, I wouldn't get the usual work done, and it would throw off the rest of the week.
Allow yourself to wake up an hour or so later than normal, but don’t over-stress your body. Remember to take care of yourself and don’t fall out of the routine!
7) Test drive your new routine!
You’ve created your new routine, woohoo! Now is the time to keep going, you’re almost to the mile mark!
Test it out for 30 days, then reflect:
  1. How do you feel?
  2. Are your activities scheduled at times that make sense?
Tweak anything not working for you and re-assess again after 30 days.

Key Takeaways From our Motivators:
1) Work your ass off but remember the ones who love you.
o GaryVee reminds us of the importance of hard work. He consumes news, fits in a hardcore morning workout, and still makes time to call his mom. Anyone can make use of their time; it just depends on how driven you are to make your time work for you.
2) Dedicate yourself to what you do. Practice your dedication.
o Jack Dorsey shows us what it means to be very dedicated and practiced. It would help all of us to focus on one aspect of our lives each day, just as he does. Schedule a priority for a certain day in the week to streamline his focus and aid when interruptions come knocking. As Dorsey does … remember to leave room for relaxation.
3) Be thankful, for life is a gift.
o Oprah proves to us that there is a higher meaning in life than work, work, work. The simple things in life, like tending to the garden, are what matter. It helps to appreciate everything that comes your way with a thought of gratitude, happiness, and mindfulness. Be happy with what you do. Remind yourself of how far you have come.
4) Your body and mind are the keys to success
o As said by Kat Cole, success is about how hungry you are. Internalize that hunger. Feel that hunger. But remember you come first. Get your water in the morning, be active, and walk out of that door with a positive attitude and a drive to succeed. Take care of yourself and you’ll be able to attack anything thrown at you. Set the world on “fiyah!”
5) Don’t Wait for Inspiration
o Reminded by Maya Angelou: great influencers don’t wait for inspiration. They harness their power and make inspiration come to them. A great way to do this is by acting creatively in everything you do. Start by making time for those who care to help you, even if it just reading aloud to them. And when the work gets tough, remember, no one great ever got anywhere without a little struggle.
6) Avoid simple distractions
o As said by Barak Obama, “get a head start on tomorrow, tonight.” The night before, he reviews everything he has done that day and plans out what he will do the next day. Even outside of work he likes to avoid simple distractions. This means laying out his clothes for the morning and eating a simple breakfast every day to get a quick head start.
7) Create a schedule that benefits you
o Winston Churchill spends the greater part of his morning in bed. Sounds pretty great, right? This is because he has created a schedule that works for him! He treats his days like clockwork, allotting certain times for each activity. Being the Prime Minister, this allows him to get everything done and more.
8) Routines to sleep well are just as important as routines to work well.
o Arianna Huffington shows us exactly how important your sleep is. Without it you won’t function well, and you’ll feel run down all day. Try keeping the electronics out of the bedroom and opt in for 20 minutes of meditation and a good book.
9) What good have you done today?
Create a plan to master your time and experiment with self-betterment, just like Benjamin Franklin. Franklin even had a schedule to master his time! He reminds us to plan our day with a morning question: “What good shall I do this day?” And end our day with review: “What good have I done today?”
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2019.05.05 22:35 trevormcmahon Crushing Productivity With a Daily Routine

LONG post, but I am gearing up to start a blog so please let me know what you think!
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We all have those days. You jump out of bed, down some caffeine, and gear up to crush goals! But where do you start? Do you have a plan? Instead of taking time to become the monster (yes, MONSTER) of your productivity, you jump between tasks hoping something will stick. All without a routine to keep you grounded.
I’ve fallen victim to this myself. I know I have a mass of work to do, but when it comes down to it, I fail on the execution or forget what I need to complete. This isn’t unusual. What is unusual is making a routine to hold you accountable. You can work effectively, and have time left over to binge Netflix!
Our daily routines can make a HUGE impact on how happy, healthy, and productive we are. Recently, I’ve been trying to adjust my own routine to achieve more while wasting less time. It’s important to know yourself, what makes you tick, and what will suit you best. I’ve always been keen on seeing what works for others, then trying to implement for myself. Then, I can take what works and make a plan that works for me! In the spirit of becoming my very best self, I researched 10 routines from highly influential people – here’s what I found out:
1) Gary Vaynerchuk: “The day started the minute I opened my eyes.”
GaryVee is the co-founder of Vaynermedia and counselor of more than 50 startups. The morning routine of this powerhouse features a robust approach to making every second count. He starts his morning with a wake-up call at 6 a.m. and follows it with a three-hour routine to get him ready for the day.
First things first, Vaynerchuk buzzes through the news-consuming information from Business Insider, ESPN, and his personal favorite: Nuzzel. This platform allows him to work with the most efficiency, aggregating the articles he’s most interested in. Next, he heads to Twitter; his No. 1 news outlet to communicate with his audiences.
“I search my handle and try to find anything I might have missed from the night before, or even that morning, considering my European and Asian bases. I respond to as many people as possible.”
After all of this comes his workout with his trainer Muscle Mike. He spends 45 minutes to an hour killing it in the gym; his workout depends on how much he’s been traveling, how he slept, and what he ate that week. While morning workouts may come standard for many people, his most unique practice happens on his way to his 9 a.m. meeting.
“In the car to the meeting, I call my mom, dad, or sister, depending on who I called last. I catch up with them. Talk to them. Just learn what they're up to. I really value those small moments.”
For someone who makes every second count, this means making time for family too. And by the time he’s stepped through the doors to meet his business on the other side, his head is working faster than he can move. He’s ready to attack the rest of his day.
2) Jack Dorsey: “Be very disciplined and be very practiced.”
The founder of both Twitter and Square, Dorsey puts in 8 hours of work at each company, each day. Working 16-hour days can’t be easy, but man is it impressive! The key to his success, Dorsey says is to “be very disciplined and very practiced.”
His trick to discipline and staying productive is to theme each day of the week. Each weekday is dedicated to a specific task, whether it be business, relaxation, or reflection. Here's what his typical week looks like:
This structure helps Dorsey to stay focused in the face of adversity. There are interruptions around every corner. He can “quickly deal with an interruption and then know that it’s Tuesday. I have product meetings and I need to focus on product stuff.”
But what about his trick to being practiced?
Each morning Dorsey jumps straight out of bed into an ice bath to shock his body into a state of alertness. As well, he saves time by not bothering with breakfast or lunch, eating just one meal a day between the hours of 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Even while working two full-time jobs, it’s comforting to know that Dorsey is still human and takes time to relax. How do you stay productive and still relax? By fitting two hours of meditation into your routine each day.
3) Oprah Winfrey: “Oh, I’m alive. Thank you.”
Oprah rises naturally without an alarm around 6 a.m. The first thought in her head is an expression of gratitude: “Oh, I’m alive. Thank you.”
This may be simple, but it themes the rest of her day to be happy and mindful.
Over coffee, she nourishes her mind with quotes, and poetry to get her day going. Then, with 20 minutes of meditation, she nourishes her soul. Finally, she nourishes her body with a workout to put that spring in her step everyone needs. These practices bring her “hope, and sense of contentment and deep joy.”
Before beginning her workday at 1:30 p.m., she gracefully reduces her to-do list as she pleases. She could be taking phone calls, meeting with friends, or tending to her garden in the sun. She makes sure to complete all her business to-dos before even entering the office. This sets her up along an efficient path.
Upon entering the office at 1:30 she checks in with her executive of O Magazine. Then, her employees, and her friend/CEO of Weight Watchers. Other activities might include checking her finances or completing phone and video calls. In and out within two hours, she works quickly to make sure everything is completed. Then, she can continue her day of mindfulness.
Before bed, she again practices gratitude by writing five things she's grateful for. She counts everything she is blessed to have in life but also reminds herself of everything she has achieved.
4) Kat Cole: “Success is mostly driven by how badly you want something … it has to do with how hungry you are.”
Cole is the president of FOCUS Brands, the parent company of Cinnabon, Carvel, etc. What a busy lady! To combat her stressful days, she has two distinct morning routines: the “on the hotel routine … and home routine.”
When waking up in a hotel, Cole rises at 5 a.m. and drinks 24 ounces of water. Then, walking around the room and looking out the window she plans each step of her day. She checks her major social media platforms, communicating with her followers. Then, jogs her mind with news sites, blogs, and messages that were delivered overnight.
Really, Cole is scouring for urgent business and team needs, relevant news, updates from invested startups. Anything to get the brain pumped up with fuel.
At 6 a.m. if the weather is suiting, she plugs in her headphones for a quick jog. This is followed by 10 minutes of basics in the hotel gym. If the weather is poor, she’ll do yoga or burpees in the room for 30 minutes.
After a cup of coffee, a shower and snack, she is out the door at 8:15 a.m. to attack whatever events the day holds! She is “ready to set the world on ‘fiyah’!”
“Talking, thinking and learning with other humans creates a purposeful start to any day.”
When she is at home, Cole will wake up as late as 7 a.m., have her 24 ounces of water followed by some shots. Aloe, turmeric, or wheatgrass are her favorite (throw some tequila in there for fun??). Then comes a mini yoga session, and she’s out the door with a protein snack in hand by 8 a.m.!
Cole says that at least two days a week she likes to start the day with coffee or breakfast with a friend. Talking, thinking, and learning with others is always important. She likes to meet with coworkers, potential business partners, or a group of local students.
It’s incredible how much Cole packs into her morning routine and how regimented it is! I need to work on getting up early and drinking water. I should also push myself and fit some yoga in there too. She certainly is an inspiring staple to follow.
5) Maya Angelou: “I love to see a [person] go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”
As a beloved poet, singer, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou was a voice of courage. She has published seven autobiographies and has an accredited list of plays and movies under her belt. As you can expect, her creative genius called for hard work – Angelou was a master of habit and routine.
Waking up at 5:30 a.m. before the birds had sung their songs, she has a cup of coffee and discusses the day with her husband. At 6:30 a.m. she goes to work in a hotel room located nearby. All she keeps in that room is a dictionary, and a deck of cards with a bottle of sherry for inspiration.
“If the work is going badly, I stay until 12:30. If it’s going well, I stay as long as it’s going well.”
On most days, she will return to home by 2 p.m. for a change of location to read over what she’s read. This allows her to squeeze out any remaining creative sparks and wrap up her notes. She then showers and prepares dinner so that when her husband comes home, she isn’t totally absorbed in work.
With a drink and dinner, Angelou likes to read her husband what she has written that day. “Hearing it aloud is good. Sometimes I hear the dissonance; then I try to straighten it out in the morning.”
Angelou’s routine is one of passion and willingness. She can sit down and work for at least five hours each day. Even when it’s going poorly or she’s experiencing writer’s block. This is just another reminder that great influencers don’t wait for inspiration.
6) Barak Obama: “Get a head start on tomorrow, tonight.”
Rising promptly at 7 a.m., Obama makes sure to share breakfast with his family. Eating with Michelle and his daughters every morning, he spends time with his family before the day begins. He then exercises his brain muscles with the newspaper. Then, his actual muscles with 45 minutes of cardio or weights. Finally, he’s all prepped and ready to enter the oval office at 9 a.m.
Seems like a lot to fit into two hours, on no caffeine (that's right … no caffeine) for the president. That's why he is careful to minimize distractions and decision fatigue: “I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing, because I have too many other decisions to make.” Obama makes sure to organize his time wisely and concern himself only with what matters; don't waste your energy!
During an evening break, before returning to work, Obama makes sure to eat another meal with his family. Then, to avoid further fatigue in the morning, he gets “a head start on tomorrow tonight.”
“After his family retires to bed, Obama often stays up working on odds and ends left over from the day. Chief among his nightly responsibilities is leafing through the binder of his documents that his staff has asked him to review.”
As busy as he is, The President is sure to occupy his time only with important matters. Though, he still manages to conquer the work/life balance. This is all thanks to his solid daily routine.
7) Winston Churchill: “Start the day by working from bed.”
One of the researchers who assisted Churchill in writing his books recalled: “He was totally organized, almost like a clock. His routine was absolutely dictatorial. He set a ruthless timetable each day.” Though, this allowed Churchill to create a relaxing routine which suited his needs as Prime Minister. He was able to stick to this routine for years.
He would rise at 8 a.m. and spend most of the morning in his bed. Here, he would comfortably eat breakfast, catch up on national news, and dictate to his secretaries.
At 11 a.m. he would take one of two daily baths and take a walk in the garden. Feeling refreshed, he would return to his chamber to review books he was writing and complete daily duties.
Dining with family and guests, lunch consisted of a three-course meal and went from 1-3:30 p.m. Then, he would return to work until 5 p.m. – which is when the best part of his day happened … he took a nap! I might need to use Churchill’s routine as an excuse to fit one into my schedule too.
Later, at 8 p.m. he would dine with family and guests for a hearty dinner (which always had champagne and a port or beer). This would last until it was time to work for another hour.
Churchill's clockwork routine allowed him to pack a large amount of variety into his day. He saw everything from relaxation and delicious meals to hard Prime Minister duties. This is something anyone could benefit from … take note!
8) Arianna Huffington: “I treat my transition to sleep as a sacrosanct ritual.”
Fainting from exhaustion and breaking a cheekbone caused her to take her morning and nightly routines quite seriously. Huffington has a refreshing approach on how to get better sleep, and how to function naturally.
“Ninety-five percent of the time I get eight hours of sleep … ninety-five percent of the time I don’t need an alarm to wake up.”
She hates using alarms because of the full-fledged fight-or-flight mode they make you wake up in. They cause a knee-jerk reaction that can stress out the rest of the day. Though, when she must use one, she doesn’t believe in the snooze button, “I always set it for the last possible moment I have to get up.”
Waking up naturally is a great way to start the day. For Huffington, a big part of her morning routine is what she doesn't do. When she opens her eyes, she takes time to breathe deeply, be grateful, and set the mood for the day. She doesn’t immediately look at her phone.
When I read this, it made my head spin! One of my go-to’s in the morning is checking my email, but she doesn’t do that either! Huffington avoids the temptation by not keeping her electric devices in her bedroom. Thankfully, she is on email as soon as she’s on the bike.
After a cup of morning coffee, she refreshes her body with 30 minutes on a stationary bike. Then, she refreshes her mind with 20 minutes of meditation.
This sounds like an incredibly relaxing morning routine. As the founder of The Huffington Post, I would have thought she would dive knee-deep into work the moment her eyes opened. However, the key to a relaxing morning lies in the heart of her nightly routine. It lies in her quality of sleep.
First, she shuts off all electric devices and escorts them out of the bedroom. Then, to relax she takes a warm bath with Epsom salts, candles, and perhaps a poetry book nearby. Getting ready for bed, she no longer sleeps in her workout clothes. This sends mixed signals to her brain and affects the quality of sleep. After a cup of chamomile tea and a physical book, she is promptly in bed by 11 p.m. to "catch the midnight train."
Huffington’s sacrosanct ritual leaves her feeling revitalized each morning, allowing her to rise without an alarm and ready to kick ass the next day.
9) Benjamin Franklin: “Morning question: What good shall I do this day? Evening question: What good have I done today?”
Benjamin Franklin is known as being keen on self-improvement. One of his most famous plans for self-development was a 13-week outline to achieve "moral perfection." Each week he would focus on a new aspect of his virtues – cleanliness, moderation, temperance, etc. – while he tracked his progress on a chart. He thought if he devoted himself to a virtue for an entire week, it would become a habit. He would move on week after week until he had completely reformed himself.
Franklin also set himself to a strict daily routine. He would cut-out time for work, music, eating, and sleep all for specific times of the day. Though, the demands of his printing business made it difficult to always stick to his routines, so he created a chart to help hold himself accountable.
One element of his daily routine created years after the previous schedule, was the addition of an "air bath" to calm his senses and help him sleep.
“I rise early almost every morning, and sit in my chamber without any clothes whatever, half an hour or an hour, according to the season, either reading or writing. This practice is not in the least painful, but on the contrary, agreeable; and if I return to bed afterward, before I dress, as sometimes happens, I make a supplement to my night's rest, of one or two hours of the most pleasing sleep that can be imagined.”
Being a restless sleeper myself, I am interested to try this! Who will join me and see if you can have the “most pleasing sleep that can be imagined?” … I should probably start by putting away Netflix before bed.

7 Top Tips for Designing Your Own Routine:
1) Track your habits
Understanding how you are living now can help you decide how you want to live in the future. Track your daily tasks, and then as yourself some questions:
  1. What are you doing right now that you want to change?
  2. How much time do you spend in your activities throughout the day?
  3. What could you be more efficient in?
Your answers will put you on the path to your ideal routine. If you can make the effort for a few days, you will find the insights you need to create something amazing. Even if you don’t feel ready, start now!
2) Prevent Procrastination
What distracts you the most? For me, it’s those addictive little games on my phone. If I hit a stressful spot in work, I tend to pick up my phone and start playing … that's why I put a lock on those apps while I'm working.
Get rid of distractions! This means both in the work area and right before you go to bed. Take Arianna Huffington’s advice and move the electronics out of the bedroom. Not only will this protect you from the insomnia-inducing blue light, but you won’t stay up as late checking Facebook.
3) Know Yourself and Schedule Accordingly
Did you think that night owls and early birds are real? Turns out that some people actually do work better at night, and some work better in the morning.
German scientists recently found that early birds have a different brain composition than night owls which affects their circadian rhythm and sleep schedule. This affects how alert you are through the day too.
If you are a night owl and are more productive at night, work later in the day. If you are an early bird and are more productive in the morning, work in the morning. Simple.
4) Practice Self-Care
This is one of the most underestimated factors of a routine and I can’t stress the need for this enough. Now, practicing self-care doesn’t mean binging Netflix at night, or eating your favorite ice cream because “you love yourself.” Try meditation, try exercising, make sure you get enough sleep and eat regular meals!
Just 10 minutes of meditation in the morning helps me to focus my day, clear my mind, and get out of that nasty morning dreariness. As well, I like to meditate for 10 minutes just before bed to get my mind in the right state.
Regular exercise can help to improve your mood, brain function, and energy levels! If you hit a creative block in your work, get up and go for a 15-minute walk. If you have enough time, get up for an early morning workout, or break up your day with the gym! Remember to do what works best for you.
Getting enough sleep is important, as we have heard from Arianna Huffington. But an alarm to wake you up in the morning might not be enough. Try setting an alarm for when it’s time to go to bed so your body can get into a natural rhythm.
o Love yourself the real way!
5) Prepare your meals in advance
Meal prepping can help you save time where you would normally need to cook a meal. But don’t worry, these don’t have to be the same boring meals every day! Here are some fun ideas to make your day easier:
If you decide to only prep your lunches and dinners, an easy breakfast can still be healthy. Here are some nutritious meal ideas that are easy to prepare. You can enjoy them at home or when you’re running out of the door!
6) Develop a morning routine you can use on the weekends
A morning routine can help you start your day in the best way; this means the weekends too!
Allowing for some imperfections in the weekend is important (who isn't guilty of sleeping in). I've continuously made the mistake of having a weekend wake-up time much later than on the weekdays. I realized that this was throwing off my Monday's. I was tired in the mornings, I wouldn't get the usual work done, and it would throw off the rest of the week.
Allow yourself to wake up an hour or so later than normal, but don’t over-stress your body. Remember to take care of yourself and don’t fall out of the routine!
7) Test drive your new routine!
You’ve created your new routine, woohoo! Now is the time to keep going, you’re almost to the mile mark!
Test it out for 30 days, then reflect:
  1. How do you feel?
  2. Are your activities scheduled at times that make sense?
Tweak anything not working for you and re-assess again after 30 days.

Key Takeaways From our Motivators:
1) Work your ass off but remember the ones who love you.
o GaryVee reminds us of the importance of hard work. He consumes news, fits in a hardcore morning workout, and still makes time to call his mom. Anyone can make use of their time; it just depends on how driven you are to make your time work for you.
2) Dedicate yourself to what you do. Practice your dedication.
o Jack Dorsey shows us what it means to be very dedicated and practiced. It would help all of us to focus on one aspect of our lives each day, just as he does. Schedule a priority for a certain day in the week to streamline his focus and aid when interruptions come knocking. As Dorsey does … remember to leave room for relaxation.
3) Be thankful, for life is a gift.
o Oprah proves to us that there is a higher meaning in life than work, work, work. The simple things in life, like tending to the garden, are what matter. It helps to appreciate everything that comes your way with a thought of gratitude, happiness, and mindfulness. Be happy with what you do. Remind yourself of how far you have come.
4) Your body and mind are the keys to success
o As said by Kat Cole, success is about how hungry you are. Internalize that hunger. Feel that hunger. But remember you come first. Get your water in the morning, be active, and walk out of that door with a positive attitude and a drive to succeed. Take care of yourself and you’ll be able to attack anything thrown at you. Set the world on “fiyah!”
5) Don’t Wait for Inspiration
o Reminded by Maya Angelou: great influencers don’t wait for inspiration. They harness their power and make inspiration come to them. A great way to do this is by acting creatively in everything you do. Start by making time for those who care to help you, even if it just reading aloud to them. And when the work gets tough, remember, no one great ever got anywhere without a little struggle.
6) Avoid simple distractions
o As said by Barak Obama, “get a head start on tomorrow, tonight.” The night before, he reviews everything he has done that day and plans out what he will do the next day. Even outside of work he likes to avoid simple distractions. This means laying out his clothes for the morning and eating a simple breakfast every day to get a quick head start.
7) Create a schedule that benefits you
o Winston Churchill spends the greater part of his morning in bed. Sounds pretty great, right? This is because he has created a schedule that works for him! He treats his days like clockwork, allotting certain times for each activity. Being the Prime Minister, this allows him to get everything done and more.
8) Routines to sleep well are just as important as routines to work well.
o Arianna Huffington shows us exactly how important your sleep is. Without it you won’t function well, and you’ll feel run down all day. Try keeping the electronics out of the bedroom and opt in for 20 minutes of meditation and a good book.
9) What good have you done today?
Create a plan to master your time and experiment with self-betterment, just like Benjamin Franklin. Franklin even had a schedule to master his time! He reminds us to plan our day with a morning question: “What good shall I do this day?” And end our day with review: “What good have I done today?”
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2019.04.30 11:56 emailout 29 Nuggets of Wisdom From Top Entrepreneurs

29 Nuggets of Wisdom From Top Entrepreneurs

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, Co-founder of MyYearbook and The Meet Group

Feeling in need of a little inspiration?
Don’t let a bad day in the office get you down. Here is some wisdom from top entrepreneurs who struggled through the same stuff, to inspire you to persevere.
Including wisdom from top entrepreneurs like:
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Warren Buffet
  • Jo Malone
… and many others.
Ready to be inspired? Read on.

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  1. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker, “The Man Who Invented Management”
  2. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” - Oprah Winfrey
  3. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” - Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
  4. “It’s important to realize that brand is much more than a logo and slogan. A brand is who your company is: how you function and make decisions.” – Joanna McFarland, Co-founder of HopSkipDrive
  5. “One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
  6. “Only the paranoid survive.” - Andy Grove, Co-founder of Intel
  7. “You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” - Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot
  8. “Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.” - Cassey Ho, Founder of Blogilates.com & POP Pilates
  9. “People are the most important thing. Business model and product will follow if you have the right people.” - Adam Neumann, Co-founder of WeWork
  10. “If you are working on a product that’s going to be consumer-facing, then feedback is invaluable. You should be out there being brave and talking to people and asking for feedback as much as possible.” - Emily Brooke, Co-founder of Beryl
  11. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates
  12. “Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey.” - Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Malone
  13. “Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple
  14. “My advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners, or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions.” - Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder of Care.com
  15. “Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.” - Kevin Rose, co-founder of Digg
  16. “Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to ask. I have been in the news many times just by calling on the news channel and asking them about featuring my business.” - Lori Cheek, Founder of Cheekd
  17. “Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets.” - Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder of Eve Sleep
  18. “If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life.” – Brian Chesky, Co-founder of Airbnb
  19. “One of the greatest skills of leadership is being unflappable. Anytime you do anything in the world; there’s going to be criticism.” - Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post
  20. “When you are building a startup, it’s difficult. Particularly, a startup that is expanding at the rate of Tinder. You have to give 100%, and you have to be committed. Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate.” - Sean Rad, Co-founder of Tinder
  21. “You have to get good at ceding control and not taking things personally. Even seasoned entrepreneurs have struggled with that. I think it’s about not taking failures personally and also not taking successes personally.” - Leila Janah, Founder of Samasource and LXMI
  22. “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” - Roy Ash, Co-founder, Litton Industries
  23. “A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” - John G. Shedd, 2nd President of Marshall Field & Company
  24. “Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why [you] shouldn’t do it. I didn’t want to risk that.” - Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
  25. “Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people.” - Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder of Mindtree
  26. “Ignore the hype of the startups that you see in the press. Mostly, it’s a pack of lies. Half of these startups will be dead in a year. So, focus on building your business so you can be the one left standing.” - Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet
  27. “When in doubt, bootstrap. Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to start a business. You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea. You just have to convince yourself.” - Ryan Holmes, Co-founder of Hootsuite
  28. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” - Caterina Fake, Flickr Co-founder
  29. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

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Joseph Bae Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer KKR
Bob Bakish President & CEO Viacom Inc.
Ajay Banga President & CEO Mastercard
Matt Barnard CEO Plenty
Thomas Barrack Executive Chairman, Colony Capital Inc.
David Bonderman Chairman & Founding Partner TPG Capital
Jim Breyer Founder & CEO Breyer Capital
Isaac Castro Co-founder & CTO Emerge
Amanda Clack Head of Strategic Consulting CBRE
Marcelo Claure COO, CEO, Executive, SoftBank Group, SoftBank Group International Sprint
Stacey Cunningham President NYSE Group
Steven J. Demetriou Chairman & CEO Jacobs
Alex Dimitrief President & CEO GE Global
Jamie Dimon CEO JPMorgan Chase
Larry Fink Chairman & CEO, BlackRock Inc
John M. Flint Executive Director & CEO HSBC Holdings PLC
Josh Friedman Co-Founder, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Canyon Partners LLC
Max Gerbut CEO PassivDom
Seifi Ghasemi CEO Air Products & Chemicals
Bill Gossman CEO Healthtap
Dan Hart CEO Virgin Orbit
Paul Holthus CEO World Ocean Council
Arianna Huffington Founder & CEO Thrive Global
David Hunt President & CEO PGIM
Matthew Jafarian Vice President, Digital Strategy & Innovation Miami Heat
Brad Keywell Co-founder & CEO Uptake
Mehmood Khan Vice Chairman & Chief Scientific Officer PepsiCo
Vinod Khosla CEO Khosla Ventures
Dara Khosrowshahi CEO Uber Technologies Inc.
Michael Klein Managing Partner M Klein and Company
Christine Lagarde President IMF
Joseph Landy Co-CEO Warburg Pincus
Andrew N. Liveris Former Chairman & CEO The Dow Chemical Company
Manny Maceda CEO Bain & Company
Michael Marks Chairman & Co-Founder Katerra
David McKillips President, International Development Six Flags
John Miller Chairman & CEO CaliGroup
Ken Moelis Chairman & CEO Moelis & Company
Ronald O'Hanley President & CEO State Street Global Advisors
General David Petraeus Chairman KKR
Joanna Popper VP of Virtual Reality for Location Based Experiences HP
Marc Raibert CEO Boston Dynamics
Magnus Resch CEO Magnus
Andy Rubin Founder & CEO Playground Global
Ralph Schlosstein President & CEO Evercore
Soren Schroder CEO Bunge Limited
Stephen A. Schwarzman CEO Blackstone
Robert Simonds Chairman & CEO STX Entertainment
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2018.06.11 05:15 Copypastefreak Cognitive function descriptions

**Extraverted Sensing (Se) Explained

By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Extraverted Sensing (Se) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
People whose dominant function is Extraverted Sensing usually experience the world as:
You prefer to live in the present moment, rather than dwelling on the past or day dreaming about the future. "Be Here Now" comes naturally to you. You are almost always tuned into the present moment, and you wonder why other people seem so spaced out.
Keep in mind that you are used to this and you probably take it for granted. You probably think everyone sees the world they way you do. But they don't. Only people whose dominant or auxiliary function is Se will see the world as you do.
You experience what your 5 senses tell you directly, accurately, and in real time. You notice sounds, sights and smells before other people do.
You probably move gracefully and with ease. You might even have quick reflexes.
Driving or piloting vehicles probably comes naturally to you. When you drive a car you probably notice all the details of driving. The bumps in the road, the sound of the engine, and odd sounds coming from the car.
When you drive you really tune into it. You wonder why some drivers seem to be day dreaming while driving, it seems their minds are somewhere else. You are not like that.
You most likely have a better sense of direction than most people you know. It's like you have a GPS in your head.
You might also be physically adept in some way. Good at dancing, martial arts or physical sports.
You probably have a tremendous amount of physical energy. People may have even commented on how much energy you have.
Click here to find the perfect career You might even feel jittery and jumpy if you have to sit still for too long - like at a desk or on an airplane. You probably like to be on the go all day, but the minute the physical activity slows down you get bored and fall asleep. You are definately the type of person who goes, goes, goes, and then shuts down fast.
You like to be engaged with the physical world around you.
People with Se as their dominant cognitive function know what is going on around them at all times. They can sense any change in physical movement in the room.
Imagine a police detective or a soldier having to enter a dark room where there might be enemies or armed criminals. You've seen this on TV. They have to be totally focused on moving safely through the room. They are listening for the slightest sounds. They are looking for the slightest signs of movement. That is extraverted sensing at it's best.
If Se is your dominant function, please realize that not everyone is going to be like you. In fact there are certain personality types that are just going to make you crazy. But that's another subject.
A good example of people who have extraverted sensing as either their dominant or auxiliary function would be martial arts experts like Bruce Lee and actor Tom Cruise.
To be so good at martial arts like Bruce Lee, you must be totally focused in the present. Your reflexes must be lightning quick. And you need to know what is going on around you, in the room, at all times. If you are in a fight with another martial artist, and you take a second to day dream, or to think about the past, or the future, you are going to get hurt.
For Tom Cruise it's driving those high speed motorcycles. He does it in his spare time and he even does his own stunts.
Personality Types where Se is dominant are: ESFP and ESTP.
Personality Types where Se is auxiliary are: ISFP and ISTP.
Angelina Jolie (ESTP) Actress Madonna (ESTP) Singer, Entertainer Taylor Swift (ESTP) Singer-songwriter Bill Clinton (ESFP) U.S. President (D) Hugh Hefner (ESFP) Founder of Playboy Magazine Lady Gaga (ESFP) Singer-songwriter Introverted Intuiting (Ni) Explained By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Introverted Intuiting (Ni) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
Introverted Intuiting is 1 or 4 ways for you to perceive information. The other 3 are: Extraverted Intuiting, Extraverted Sensing, and Introverted Sensing.
You will only be good at using 1 of these 4 cognitive functions.
People whose dominant function is Introverted Intuiting (Ni) usually experience the world as such:
You are used to having insights and hunches that frequently turn out to be correct. These "aha" moments are introverted intuiting at work.
What happens is this. You feed your mind with information and data. You let your unconscious mind process the data. Then, perhaps when you are in the shower, or jogging, the answer just pops into your mind.
It's not magical nor mystical. It's simply that, of the 4 ways to get information (the 4 perceiving functions), Ni is the only one that easily taps into the unconscious. In fact, Ni is the only perceiving function that is not under conscious control.
So unlike someone whose dominant function is say Extraverted Sensing (Se) where they get their information directly from their five senses, a person with dominant Introverted Intuition gets much of their information after it has been processed in the unconscious.
Job Satisfaction - One Secret To Achieving It Introverted Intuition is focused inwards, on the internal world of thoughts, ideas, and concepts as opposed to an extraverted function which is focused on the world that is external to the mind. i.e. the real physical world.
Those with Ni as their dominant function prefer to focus on the future. They are adept at analyzing the past, but they only do so when looking for clues to the future.
Dominant Ni's have trouble focusing in the present moment. You will frequently notice that dominant Ni's will be mentally elsewhere, even when they are driving a car.
Dominant Ni's are big picture people. Details are their weakness. They can handle details like bookkeeping and accounting but it takes a lot of extra energy and it's stressful.
They are driven to see the big picture and to understand how thing work down at a fundamental, root cause level. They love theories, concepts, and complex systems. They tend to be strategic.
Those with Ni as their dominant function are good at spotting trends and patterns. They can easily connect the dots. Tell them what actions you have been taking and they will tell you what the future implications are for you. This is not hocus pocus magic. Their brains are simply wired to process data this way. They are experts at connecting the dots and telling you what will probably happen.
In the past, people with introverted intuiting have been known to act as oracles, fortune tellers, shamans and medicine men. In fact many people with dominant Ni will tell you that while growing up they did have mystical experiences.
When Ni is combined with a feeling function such as Fe, as is the case with INFJ, or ENFJ the individual will probably be good at understanding people, relationships, human issues and such.
When Ni is combined with extraverted thinking (Te), as in the case of INTJ or ENTJ, the insights, hunches etc will probably be focused more on complex systems, concepts, things, products rather than people and human issues.
If Ni is your dominant function, please realize that not everyone is going to be like you. But you have probably already noticed this. In fact there are certain personality types that are just going to make you crazy. But that's another subject.
Leaders and CEO types should always have a dominant intuitive around to keep an eye on the future and to help prevent serious missteps because they dominant Ni's can foresee the implications of your actions.
A good example of people or movie characters who have Introverted Intuition as their dominant function would be the fictional Merlin the Magician in King Arthur's Court and Gandalf the Wizard in Lord of the Rings.
These characters seem to understand how nature works at a fundamental level. Their deep understanding baffles others who are not able to "perceive" the world at that level. Extraverted Intuiting (Ne) Explained By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Extraverted Intuiting (Ne) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
There are 4 functions in your mind devoted to taking in information. These are called the perceiving functions. Extraverted Intuiting is one of these.
People with dominant Extroverted Intuition (Ne) have an infinite number of ideas and suggestions on how to make the future better.
They can see several possible futures.
When you want to do brainstorming, you need someone with a dominant Ne function. Their minds will shoot out new ideas faster than most people can absorb them. It's like a rapid fire machine gun but instead of bullets its new ideas for the future.
Those with dominant Ne are big picture people. They don't enjoy the details, but will handle them when necessary.
Dominant Ne's can see trends and patterns. They are especially good as seeing how things, events and people are connected. They can see the meaning behind people's actions.
People with a dominant Ne function tend to be very articulate speakers who can speak quickly, fluidly and with ease. When speaking, ideas come easily to them and they rapidly turn those into words, whole sentences and complete stories.
If Ne is your dominant function, please realize that not everyone is going to be like you. But you probably already know that. In fact there are certain personality types that are just going to make you crazy. But that's another subject.
Click here for The 5 Keys To Job Satisfaction The two personality types where Ne is dominant are ENFP and ENTP.
The two personality types where Ne is auxiliary are INFP and INTP.
The following people are thought to have dominant extraverted feeling:
Benjamin Franklin (ENTP) - inventor, writer, publisher, diplomat Steve Wozniak (ENTP) - co-founder of Apple Computer Bill Maher (ENTP) - political talk show host Tom Hanks (ENTP) - actor, movie producer Julian Assange (ENFP) - outspoken founder of Wiki Leaks Arianna Huffington (ENFP) - outspoken founder of Huffington Post Ellen DeGeneres (ENFP) - talk show host Rachel Maddow (ENFP) - talk show host Introverted Sensing (Si) Explained By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Introverted Sensing (Si) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
Introverted Sensing (Si) is one of the 4 ways to take in (perceive) information. The other ways are: Extraverted Sensing, Extraverted Intuiting, and Introverted Intuiting.
Introverted Sensing is best understood when compared to Extraverted Sensing. With Se, the individual perceives exactly what the senses are telling it, live and in real time.
With Si, the individual perceives mostly stored memories of previous sensory experiences.
Thus the person with dominant Introverted Sensing will experience something real time, but then they will quickly compare it to stored memories in their minds.
The perfect example is a quality assurance inspector in a widget factory. Their job is to look at widgets coming off the production line and then compare those widgets to a known perfect widget, an image of which they have stored in their minds.
They can easily detect any widgets coming off the production line that do not match the stored image of a perfect widget. Introverted Sensor's brains are wired for this.
Another example is a personal trainer in a gym who has been trained in anatomy and who knows the precise way to perform each exercise. When they are training someone on how to exercise, they have an image in their mind of how the person should move. How they should lift a weight. How they should hold their body. How they should be breathing. The Introverted Sensor trainer can then instruct the person in how to do the exercise perfectly and safely.
What makes Si so interested is that the individual's brain is wired make this comparison and to show them what is different between the new widget off the line and the memorized image.
Thus people with dominant Si usually have the ability to recall a past experience in great vivid detail, complete with any stored emotions. A dominant Si can re-experience a past event just as if it was happening live, complete with memories of how they were feeling at the time.
Click here to discover your best career choices Some dominant Introverted Sensors describe this as if a movie was playing in their head, and it takes them back to the original event which they experience as if it were real.
Some Introverted Sensors also see the world in a surrealistic way. This is where images of the original event appear slightly skewed and distorted. Think of surrealistic paintings.
Introverted Sensors tend to have very good memories for details. They can easily recall details of things they are interested in: names of movies, actors in movies, names of football players, numbers, percentages, specifications, financial results and prices.
Remember that Introverted Sensing is focused internally. It's happening inside one's mind and is therefore difficult to observe from the outside.
Personality Types where Si is the dominant function are: ISTJ and ISFJ.
Personality Types where Si is the auxiliary function are: ESTJ and ESFJ.
Examples of well known people with dominant Introverted Sensing are:
Warren Buffett (ISTJ) Super-investor and author Hillary Clinton (ISTJ) U.S. Secretary of State (D) Sean Connery (ISTJ) Actor - played James Bond 007 Jeff Bezos (ISTJ) Founder of Amazon Bruce Willis (ISFJ) Actor Jimmy Carter (ISFJ) U.S. President (D) Mother Teresa (ISFJ) Catholic nun and charity worker Tiger Woods (ISFJ) Golf champion Introverted Thinking (Ti) Explained By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Introverted Thinking (Ti) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
Introverted Thinking (Ti) is one of the 4 judging / decision making processes in the brain. The other judging functions are: Extraverted Thinking, Extraverted Feeling, and Introverted Feeling.
People whose dominant function is Ti are known for being very analytical, very logical and very objective. Their brains are wired to for that.
Introverted Thinkers develop complex systems and models in their heads. These models explain how things work. Whenever a dominant Ti comes across new information, they test it against their internal models to see if it fits. If it does, they store the new information in the correct category. If it does not fit, but they think it still might be correct information, they will completely re-evaluate their mental model to understand why it does not accommodate the new information.
People with dominant Ti tend to use precise language, and they dislike it if you use words and terminology incorrectly. As such, Ti's tend to have a strong vocabulary and they excel at remembering terminology.
Dominant Introverted Thinkers have been known for creating or inventing entirely new systems, models and theories.
They have a need to know how things work, down at the deepest level.
If you wanted help coming up with a fresh new name for something, like a new product, or a new company name, a person with Introverted Thinking in their dominant or auxiliary position would be the best to help you. Their brains are wired for coming up with fresh new names.
Click here for a Career Test that will show you your best career choices Same for new theories and new inventions, and even just new words and new ways of saying things. Introverted Thinking is the cognitive functions that does this the best.
If you want help thinking through a problem you have, and you want very clear, logical and emotion free analysis, use someone with either dominant or auxiliary Introverted Thinking.
One place you will see a lot of people with a strong Introverted Thinking function is the people who design analog electronic circuits. These folks study electrical engineering where they learn the theories about how electronic circuits work. Then, with the model of how things work firmly in their minds, they go out an apply it to the real world. People with a strong Ti function can learn the complex theories and then apply them.
Personality Types where Ti is the dominant function are: INTP, ISTP.
Personality Types where Ti is the auxiliary function are: ENTP, ESTP.
Albert Einstein (INTP) scientist Charles Darwin (INTP) scientist Larry Page (INTP) Google co-founder Tina Fey (INTP) comedy writer and actress Simon Cowell (ISTP) Judge on American Idol Bruce Lee (ISTP) Martial arts expert and actor Tom Cruze (ISTP) action movie star Extraverted Thinking (Te) By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Extraverted Thinking (Te) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
Extraverted Thinking is one of the 4 judging functions the brain uses to make decisions. The other 3 judging functions are Introverted Thinking, Extraverted Feeling and INtroverted Feeling.
With Extraverted Thinking, the judging is done based on facts and logic, rather than emotions and values.
Extraverted Thinkers are able to set aside how they feel about something, so they can separate out the objective facts from their emotions.
We all experience emotions when making decisions. In fact if you watch your thought process closely enough you will notice that when it's time to decide something, you first have a gut feel for what to do. But this gut feel is based on your emotions. What Extraverted Thinkers do is that they recognize the emotional content, but then they set it aside to focus on the facts.
Extraverted Thinkers tend to be logical, objective and fair.
For example, in a management role, when it comes time to review an employee, the Te manager will look at the measurable data and the facts. They will be fair with the employee even if they don't like them. They will set aside emotion and try to base their judgment on concrete results.
Because of this objective, fact based style, Extraverted Thinkers can look like they are cold and unfriendly. They also can appear to be bossy. However deep inside they may not really be cold, unfriendly and bossy.
Dominant Extraverted Thinkers tend to be very organized. Their thought process is focused on the external, real world, rather than the inner world as it is for Introverted Thinkers. Thus they try to arrange the real world to suit their needs.
Our Personality Test will show you your top career choices They use their energy to make an impact in the real world. They are driven to achieve their goals and objectives.
Extraverted Thinkers can be so organized and so driven towards achieving results that they frequently end up being promoted to work in management. Once they have organized themselves, they are ready to organize everyone else around them.
The need to organize and achieve one's goals results in the Extraverted Thinker establishing procedures and protocols. They can easily create written instructions for others to follow.
If you wanted someone to help plan and organize a project, and to keep the project on schedule for you, you would want to ask someone with either a dominant or auxiliary Extraverted Thinking to help you. That's what their brains are wired to do.
Types where Extraverted Thinking is dominant are ENTJ and ESTJ.
Types where Extraverted Thinking is auxiliary are INTJ and ISTJ.
Examples of well known dominant Extraverted Thinking types are:
Napoleon Bonaparte (ENTJ) Emperor of France Julius Caesar (ENTJ) Dictator of Rome Nancy Pelosi (ENTJ) US Speaker of the House (Democrat) Jack Welch (ENTJ) CEO of General Electric Dr. Phil (ESTJ) Psychologist and talk show host Martha Stewart (ESTJ) Business magnate Uma Thurman (ESTJ) Actress Judge Judy (ESTJ) Television judge and author Introverted Feeling (Fi) Explained By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Introverted Feeling (Fi) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
Introverted Feeling (Fi) is one of the hardest cognitive functions to understand, explain and observe.
Because it's an introverted function, it's hard to observe it in people. It's taking place in side the mind where others can't see it.
Unfortunately, the time Fi becomes easy to observe is when it's in its negative aspect and people are acting selfishly and emotionally.
Let's explore this.
Fi is a judging function where the individual makes decisions based on their own personal value system.
Thus people with a dominant Introverted Feeling function will normally be making decisions based on emotions rather than objective facts and data.
Many times, people with Fi do not recognize or understand their own personal values until someone accidentally steps all over them.
Introverted Feelers are the most sensitive of all types. They can react emotionally for no obvious reason. It takes some effort to drill down and uncover these personal values that are so easily insulted.
Now if that all sounds bleak and negative, it's because we have not talked about the strongest benefits of having a dominant Fi.
Introverted Feelers are able to tune into individuals who are in need of help. They can have the highest level of empathy of any types. Why? Because they know what it's like to be hurt, or to be in pain.
Thus Introverted Feelers are often found in nursing, healthcare and counseling careers where they can help people in a one on one fashion.
How does it work? If a person is emotionally mistreated or hurt by a spouse or partner, the Fi can look deep inside themselves and relate to how that must feel.
Because Introverted Feelers are so easily insulted or offended, they know what it's like to be hurt and they will treat others with sensitivity, caring and warmth.
If you wanted someone to empathize with you, a person with dominant or auxiliary Introverted Feeling would be a good choice.
Click here to find the perfect career Let's say you were feeling down because your significant other did something to hurt your feelings or your boss picked on you. You can tell your story to an Introverted Feeler and they will relate to you better than most other types.
Personality Types where Fi is dominant are: INFP and ISFP.
Personality Types where Fi is auxiliary are: ENFP and ESFP.
If Fi is your dominant function, please realize that not everyone is going to be like you. In fact there are certain personality types that are just going to make you crazy. But that's another subject.
Well known people with dominant Introverted Feeling are:
John Kerry (INFP) US Secretary of State J.K. Rowling (INFP) author of the Harry Potter series John Lenon (INFP) singer, song writer, member of the Beatles Jonathan Ive (ISFP) leader designer at Apple Michael Jackson (ISFP) singer song writer Beyonce (ISFP) singer song writer Extraverted Feeling (Fe) Explained By Michael T. Robinson Founder CareerPlanner.com Inc.
Ni Ne Si Se Ti Te Fi Fe Overview
Extraverted Feeling (Fe) is one of your 8 cognitive functions. How you experience it and how useful it is for you depends on how well it is developed and that depends on mostly your age and what your 4 letter personality type is.
Click here for a simple explanation of cognitive functions
There are 4 functions in your mind devoted to making decisions. These are called the judging functions. Extraverted Feeling is one of these.
People whose dominant function is Extraverted Feeling, focus their decision making on the external world (outside the mind) and the primary focus is on people and human kind.
They are all about connecting with other people.
When people with dominant Fe go to make a decision, the first decision criteria they use is values rather than objective facts. For extraverted feeling these values are more cultural values and values relating to human kind as a whole, rather than personal values which is what introverted feeling (Fi) is about.
Thus people with dominant Fe will fist consider the impact a decision may have on the greater good, and the people around them. They do this instinctively.
Contrast this to extraverted thinking (Te), where the decision criteria is based on just facts. "Just give me the facts" and keep any emotion or feeling out of it. I just want objective facts and data.
Because people are so important to those with dominant Fe, they will actually organize their lives so that they can connect with more people. Relationships and connecting with friends, neighbors, coworkers and colleagues is a big part of an Fe's life.
Click here to find the perfect career Dominant Fe's have the natural ability to tune into the group to know what they are thinking and feeling. They are sensitive to the morale of the people around them. Leaders and CEO's should always have a dominant Fe around to tell them how the people are feeling.
Having a dominant Fe function is especially useful in the entertainment industry where you are entertaining and connecting with the audience either by acting, interviewing, singing, or telling jokes. It can also help in politics and any public position.
If Fe is your dominant function you probably have a very strong sense of what is right and wrong, good and bad. You understand ethics.
People with a dominant Fe strive for harmony of the group. In fact Fe's will often sacrifice themselves for the betterment of the group. Achieving and maintaining harmony is crucial for Fe's. Connecting and building relationships for Fe's is of the utmost importance.
Dominant Fe's also tend to be very well organized.
Dominant Fe's are all about helping people. This would be everything from being a doctor, to writing self help books.
If Fe is your dominant function, please realize that not everyone is going to be like you. But you probably already know that. In fact there are certain personality types that are just going to make you crazy. But that's another subject.
You can typically spot an Fe in a group because they are doing things to organize and help the group. They are usually not selfish. They live for the group.
The two personality types where Fe is dominant are ENFJ and ESFJ.
The two personality types where Fe is auxiliary are INFJ and ISFJ.
The following people are thought to have dominant extraverted feeling:
Larry King (ESFJ) - talk show host and famous interviewer Barbara Walters (ESFJ) - talk show host and famous interviewer Elton John (ESFJ) - song writer Whitney Houston (ESFJ) - singer Shania Twain (ESFJ) - singer - song writer Woody Harrelson (ESFJ)- Actor Martin Luther King Jr. (ENFJ) civil rights leader Ronald Reagan (ENFJ) - US President Michael Moore (ENFJ) - documentarian and Filmmaker Oprah Winfrey (ENFJ) - talk show host
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2017.12.15 22:41 UomoCapra KSP Weekly: A Private Space Race

Welcome to KSP Weekly everyone. On Tuesday Blue Origin successfully tested a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle. The privately funded company set up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is developing technologies to enable private human access to space with the goal to dramatically lower costs and increase reliability. Blue Origin is focusing on rocket-powered Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicles for access to suborbital and orbital space.
This test flight adds up to the increasing trend of private enterprises playing a major role in space exploration, and one could even say that now these companies are helping to push this sector forward more rapidly and eagerly than many government agencies. It is arguable that a new (private) Space Race that’s driven by a competition for customers and prestige has begun. Who are the main players of the private sector, you may wonder. Well, these are some of them:
[Development news start here]
Let’s start off with a shout out to our partners at Private Division, who have recently announced their label, intentions, and portfolio of fellow independent studios participating in this endeavour of creating titles of the highest quality. Since this partnership began, they have been showing us nothing but their commitment and support to improve upon KSP and making it the best game it can possibly be, while supporting our creative vision. We’re very excited and happy to be part of this project. Check their Official Label Announcement Video to get more insight about what Private Division is and the amazing studios that are working with them.
The development of the Making History Expansion is moving onwards and upwards. This week the team implemented extended ToolTips for nodes in the toolbox. The idea here is that whenever you hover your cursor over any Node in the Sidebar, you’ll get an expanded ToolTip message for each Node. This ToolTip will be split into a few sections, each one will detail a different aspect of what the Node is and what it does. Each Node, like the parts seen in the VAB and SPH, will have a right click extended details feature. On this will be more in depth information pertaining to the parameters that can be tweaked and the scoring options open to the player. In a similar note, the developers also implemented the final Graphical Elements to the Node UI.
Additionally, the team worked on a feature that will allow Mission Creators to set an auto-populate crew setting to individual vessels in the mission or, in contrast, set a mission-wide auto-populate parameter. Creators will also be able to populate their vessels manually if they so desire.
While the programmers implement features and new stories, the QA team tested another batch of nodes, and, as in previous issues, we will take this opportunity to talk a little more in detail about those specific nodes (their names aren’t final yet, but it will give you an idea of the creation possibilities these will offer):
The artists have been very busy, too. For instance, they were able to wrap up our new FL-C1000 Fuel Tank. These tanks will include built in separation boosters and a snazzy new design that breaks with the typical cylindrical tanks we are all used to. Furthermore, you’ll be able to switch textures at will for these tanks as well. Check them out.
And that’s not all, with the introduction of the larger Apollo-inspired service module, we had a need for some new surface-attach fuel tanks to fill in it, and at the same time, decided that the venerable ROUND-8 was a bit lonely. The result is a new series of surface attachable tanks suitable for landers and service bays/modules. These include a 0.625m sphere, and a 0.625m x 1.25m capsule. We've also decided to rework the ROUND-8 toroidal tank to match. Here's a pic of the new tanks. And here's a pic of them on a lander to give you a better idea of in-game appearance and scale.
Moving on Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition, we are happy to share with you that the console builds have entered the certification process, which is one of the last steps for our release on consoles next month.
We also noticed questions regarding the compatibility of save files between the Enhanced Edition and the previous version of KSP on consoles, so to avoid further confusion, we want to remind you that KSP Enhanced Edition has been built form the ground up - that is - a brand new version, a different developer and, naturally, new code. On the downside, this also means that the save files from the previous version will no longer be compatible with Enhanced Edition, but anyone who had previously bought KSP on consoles will still be able to download and play it, despite it no longer being available to purchase in the stores. Furthermore, no data will be overwritten from the older versions, so you won't lose your progress. KSP Enhanced Edition will appear on your library as a separate game and, on the brightside, you'll be able to get twice as many achievements from playing both versions.
Finally, we encourage you to participate in our latest KSP Challenge - A Very Kerbal Kerismus Challenge! It’s that time of year again when all the good little Kerbals come together to celebrate not getting all blow-ded up! Are you up to this jolly challenge? Check it out and share your creations!
That’s it for this week. Be sure to join us on our official forums, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned for more exciting and upcoming news and development updates!
Happy launchings!
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2017.08.20 17:29 feedreddit MATTIS on NEW AFGHANISTAN strategy -- SNEAK PEEK: REMNICK on Trump -- BANNON to WaPo: ‘No administration in history has been so divided’ -- ELISE STEFANIK's wedding

MATTIS on NEW AFGHANISTAN strategy -- SNEAK PEEK: REMNICK on Trump -- BANNON to WaPo: ‘No administration in history has been so divided’ -- ELISE STEFANIK's wedding
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
URL: http://ift.tt/2wlIxea
BULLETIN -- NYT’S MICHAEL GORDON in Amman, Jordan: “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that President Trump, who had been accused by lawmakers of dragging his feet on Afghanistan, had settled on a new strategy after a ‘rigorous’ review.
“‘The president has made a decision,’ Mr. Mattis told reporters on an overnight flight that arrived in Amman ... on Sunday. ‘I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous.’ Mr. Mattis received the authority in June to send nearly 4,000 troops to Afghanistan so that the United States military could expand its efforts to advise Afghan forces and support them with American artillery and air power. But Mr. Mattis had refrained from building up the American force there until the Trump administration settled on a broader strategy. Mr. Mattis declined to say what steps the president had ordered, including troop levels. He added that Mr. Trump wanted to announce the details to the American people, and that the president was expected to do so in coming days. …
“The decision to send troops is just one component of a strategy that is also expected to outline ways to pressure Pakistan to shut down the sanctuaries that the Taliban and other extremist groups have maintained on its territory. ‘It is a South Asia strategy; it not just an Afghanistan strategy,’ Mr. Mattis said.” http://nyti.ms/2x2TxKm
Good Sunday morning. SNEAK PEEK -- DAVID REMNICK in the New Yorker, coming out tomorrow: “Early last November, just before Election Day, Barack Obama was driven through the crisp late-night gloom of the outskirts of Charlotte, as he barnstormed North Carolina on behalf of Hillary Clinton. … During his speech in Charlotte that night, Obama warned that no one really changes in the Presidency; rather, the office ‘magnifies’ who you already are. So if you ‘accept the support of Klan sympathizers before you’re President, or you’re kind of slow in disowning it, saying, ‘Well, I don’t know,’ then that’s how you’ll be as President.’” http://bit.ly/2ihQqes … A look inside the magazinehttp://bit.ly/2vPCKvX
-- WORTH NOTING: Obama has not publicly responded to Trump’s comments post-Charlottesville except to post a tweet quoting Nelson Mandela.
MARK LANDLER and MAGGIE HABERMAN: “With Bannon’s Ouster, Question Remains Whether His Agenda Will Be Erased, Too”http://nyti.ms/2x2QKRw
-- JOSH DAWSEY and MATT NUSSBAUM: “The departures from Trump’s White House have come at a dizzying pace in recent weeks: multiple communications directors, the chief of staff and the press secretary have all left, along with top aides on the national security council and a number of CEOs from influential business councils. But none of the departures are likely to change the dynamics as much as that of the polarizing Bannon, whose ouster on Friday could alienate conservatives, hearten some who feared his brand of populism-nationalism, and dial down the fights inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
‘“Bannon is the intellectual heart and soul of the Trump movement,’ said Mark Corallo, a prominent GOP operative who served briefly as the spokesperson for Trump’s private legal team. ‘He was the think tank. He’s the idea generator. … He was the guy who was the most thoughtful about how to enact the agenda, how to build a coalition.’” http://politi.co/2vdOox4
BREITBART’S LEAD STORY -- “Report: Powerful GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Supports Campaign to Oust McMaster”http://bit.ly/2vPDzET
-- BANNON SPEAKS to Bob Costa and John Wagner, who reported from Bedminster: “‘If the Republican Party on Capitol Hill gets behind the president on his plans and not theirs, it will all be sweetness and light, be one big happy family,’ Bannon said. ... ‘No administration in history has been so divided among itself about the direction about where it should go,’ Bannon said, adding that Trump’s base is frustrated by a congressional agenda that has dovetailed more with traditional Republican priorities than the agenda Trump championed.” http://wapo.st/2wepaDo
--“Breitbart bullish on Bannon return, promises ‘aggressive expansion,’” by Cristiano Lima: “Breitbart News is riding high amid its reunion with executive chairman Steve Bannon. ... ‘I think we definitely are planning on stepping up our game,’ Breitbart News Washington editor Matthew Boyle said during the outlet’s weekly SiriusXM show on Saturday. ‘[W]e’re planning a lot of aggressive expansion and much more aggressive reporting than we’ve already been doing ... We’ve been a pirate ship without a captain for a year ... We’re thrilled to have our captain back.” http://politi.co/2xfu5AT
THERE WE GO! -- DAILY MAIL SAYS IVANKA AND JARED PUSHED BANNON OUT: “How Jewish convert Ivanka got ‘Bannon the Barbarian’ to go: Trump’s daughter ‘helped to force out’ aide blamed over President’s failure to condemn neo-Nazi rally … Chief strategist Bannon, 63, helped orchestrate the President’s election victory … But many blamed him for Trump’s failure last week to condemn neo-Nazis … ‘Pushed out’ by daughter Ivanka and her husband because of his far-Right views”: http://dailym.ai/2v3rp8p
-- FRONT PAGE OF THE BALTIMORE SUN: “Jared Kushner’s firm seeks arrest of Maryland tenants to collect debt,” by Doug Donovan: “The real estate company owned by Jared Kushner, son-in-law and top adviser to President Donald Trump, has been the most aggressive in Maryland in using a controversial debt-collection tactic: getting judges to order the arrest of people who owe his company money. Since 2013, the first full year in which the Kushner Cos. operated in Maryland, corporate entities affiliated with the firm’s 17 apartment complexes in the state have sought the civil arrest of 105 former tenants for failing to appear in court to face allegations of unpaid debt, The Baltimore Sun has found.” http://bsun.md/2weo36H
-- TIMES OF ISRAEL: “Abbas says Trump administration ‘in chaos’”: “‘Each time they reiterate their commitment to a two-state solution and the stop to settlement building, Abbas says. ‘I urge them to tell Netanyahu that, but they are deterred.’ ‘I don’t even know how they are dealing with us, because his entire administration is in chaos,’ he adds.” http://bit.ly/2uVkvWM
MNUCHIN RESPONDS TO CRITICS IN HIS YALE CLASS -- via Zach Warmbrodt: “I don’t believe the allegations against the president are accurate. I believe that having highly talented men and women in our country surrounding the president in his administration should be reassuring to you and all the American people.” Mnuchin’s full statementhttp://bit.ly/2v3Q0tY
NEW POLL -- “Trump’s Job Rating Is Below 40 Percent in Three Key Midwest States,” by NBC’s Mark Murray: “President Donald Trump’s job-approval rating in the three states that helped propel him to the White House – Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – stands below 40 percent, according to a trio of NBC News/Marist polls of these key states in the Midwest. In addition, Democrats enjoy double-digit leads in Michigan and Pennsylvania on the question of which party voters prefer to control Congress after the 2018 midterms, and they hold an 8-point advantage in Wisconsin.
“And in all three states, more than six-in-10 voters say Trump’s conduct as president has embarrassed them, versus just a quarter who have said it’s made them proud. These three NBC/Marist polls were conducted Aug. 13-17 – after the August 12 unrest and violence in Charlottesville, Va., as well as in the midst of President Trump’s multiple responses to that unrest and violence.” http://nbcnews.to/2v3zs58
ABOUT YESTERDAY ... -- BOSTON GLOBE FRONT PAGE: “MAKING A STAND AGAINST RACISM … Resolute and ready, they marched … Rally by tens of thousands is peaceful but pointed” -- A1 pdfhttp://bit.ly/2ve082I
-- “‘Free speech’ rally speakers, little heard, end event quickly,” by the Boston Globe’s Beth Healy: “By 12:45 p.m., only 45 minutes into their official program, organizers of the Boston Free Speech rally ended the event and were escorted by police out of the park, to chants of ‘Go home, Nazis’ from the crowd. A Facebook post for the event listed 14 speakers and was scheduled to last for two hours.” http://bit.ly/2fX8NEr
-- @realDonaldTrump: “Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor @Marty_Walsh. Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before! I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!”
… AND IN CHICAGO: “7 shot, 1 fatally, in West Pullman attack among 33 shot in 13 hours,” by the Chicago Tribune’s Elva Malagon and Denease Williams-Harris. http://trib.in/2v32Zfp
WHAT OTTAWA WANTS YOU TO READ -- “The Trump Unit: Inside Canada’s PMO squad to save NAFTA,” by the National Post’s Alexander Panetta: “The Canadian government has created an election-style nerve centre to handle White House-related challenges and officials who describe its operations say it has about eight regular staff: two former trade officials, two senior PMO officials, an ambassador, a writer, a cabinet minister, and it’s run by a young staffer with a reputation for staying cool while smothering political fires.
“The most blistering inferno it’s preparing to confront is a scenario where the president threatens NAFTA. Everybody involved anticipates the threat level from Trump will rise with the heat of negotiations. A well-connected Washington lobbyist milling about last week’s talks said a Trump pullout threat is virtually assured: ‘Almost 100 per cent.’ Trade lawyer Dan Ujczo said it’s a logical play for the president: ‘The threat of withdrawal is his key negotiating leverage.’” http://bit.ly/2wlnOad
GREAT STORY -- ANNIE KARNI on NEWT GINGRICH: “Newt Gingrich goes to spouse school”: “Last week, Newt Gingrich sat in a classroom surrounded by 11 women and one other man, furiously jotting notes. In the weeklong intensive, where classes ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with only a short cafeteria lunch break in between, the former House Speaker and onetime presidential candidate received a crash course in a new role: invisible spouse. When he moves to Rome with his third wife, Callista Gingrich, to become husband of the Ambassador to the Holy See, the ubiquitous Fox News talking head, will have no official diplomatic role abroad, beyond being generally presentable and essentially not heard from.
“It will be a challenge for an outspoken sometimes-booster, sometimes-critic of the Trump administration, who said he does not plan to terminate his contract with Fox News. But like former President Bill Clinton during his wife’s two bids for the presidency, Gingrich will be taking on the secondary role of booster after a public life spent demanding the limelight. Aware that this new, less celebrated, role will take some getting used to, Gingrich eagerly enrolled himself in what he referred to, excitedly, as ‘spouse school.’
“The program, run by the State Department and hosted on the Arlington campus of the Foreign Service Institute, was started in the 1950s, when it was referred to simply as the ‘Wives Seminar.’ Over the years, a State Department official said, it ‘has evolved into a variety of training and orientation programs for foreign affairs family members.’ Today, topics include: ‘expectations and personal goals for your time overseas,’ ‘post morale,’ ‘the official residence,’ ‘navigating a public diplomacy role,’ ‘legal issues and ethics,’ as well as ‘stress management.’” http://politi.co/2x2pnHl
WHAT AMERICA IS READING … -- THE BIRMINGHAM (ALA.) NEWS: “With Jones, Democrats dreaming big again: ‘Mount Rushmore of political upsets’” http://bit.ly/2iguP5O … ARIZONA REPUBLIC: “Sign of respect for the eclipse: Navajos won’t be watching ‘sacred communication’ between sun and moon” http://bit.ly/2x3k8XK ... CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: “HERITAGE OR ‘SHAMEFUL HISTORY’?: Gastonia’s Confederate monument, one of dozens standing quietly on N.C. public property, inspires loyalty even as people question its message” http://bit.ly/2vPqZ8F … JANESVILLE (WIS.) GAZETTE: “Now available: One-fourth of business space vacant in downtown Janesville.” http://bit.ly/2wtHAjd
-- RARE: INDIANAPOLIS STAR FULL FRONT PAGE EDITORIAL: “LET’S STAND AGAINST HATE. TOGETHER” http://bit.ly/2vPTuTS
REMEMBERING ARTHUR FINKELSTEIN – NYT’s Sam Roberts: “Finkelstein, a reclusive political Svengali who revolutionized campaign polling and financing and helped elect a bevy of conservative candidates, including President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, died on Friday night in Ipswich, Mass., where he lived. He was 72. ... Mr. Finkelstein was among the first political strategists in the late 1970s to grasp the potential of a United States Supreme Court ruling that allowed putatively independent political committees to spend money on behalf of individual candidates and causes. ... He also pioneered sophisticated demographic analyses of primary voters and methodical exit polling, and of using a marketing strategy, called microtargeting, to identify specific groups of potential supporters of a candidate regardless of their party affiliation.” http://nyti.ms/2xfq2En … Statement by his familyhttp://bit.ly/2ihkjeR … National Review profilehttp://bit.ly/2we3uqY
-- AP: “Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies,” by Daisy Nguyen: “Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told The Associated Press. He had suffered a severe bacterial infection. As one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, in the early 1960s, Gregory rose from an impoverished childhood in St. Louis to win a college track scholarship and become a celebrated satirist who deftly commented upon racial divisions at the dawn of the civil rights movement.” http://bit.ly/2fWy16a
SUNDAY BEST -- JAKE TAPPER talks to OHIO GOV. JOHN KASICH on CNN’s “STATE OF THE UNION”: TAPPER: “If everything continues like it has been, does a Republican need to step forward to challenge President Trump in three years?” KASICH: “Well, Jake, as you said, I don’t have any plans to do anything like that. I’m rooting for him to get it together. We all are. We’re only like seven months into this presidency. … What we have to start thinking about, all of us, not just the president, but down where we live, in the neighborhoods, in the communities, we’ve gotta build a stronger America. Look, why am I on this show. You asked me to come on.
“I’m trying to have a responsible voice. To call things out when they need to be called out, but also to support my country. So what I hope is going to happen … I hope we’re going to have stability, the president is going to learn from these episodes and we’re going to do better. That’s what I hope is going to happen. We’ll have to wait and see.”
-- FOX NEWS SUNDAY: “Trump ally blast congressional leaders,” by Kyle Cheney: “A top ally of President Donald Trump offered hints Sunday of a coming war on Republican leaders in Congress, a battle presaged by the return of former chief strategist Steve Bannon to Breitbart News.
“‘There’s a lack of leadership on one side of Pennsylvania Avenue,’ said David Bossie, a former Trump campaign adviser, appearing on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ Bossie, who said he’s spoken to Bannon ‘many times’ in recent days, said Bannon’s departure from the administration will help the administration at ‘leaning into Congress.’ He repeatedly decried a ‘failure of leadership in the House and Senate.’ ‘Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have to step up,’ Bossie said, adding, ‘The House and Senate leadership has not bought into the president’s agenda fully.’” http://politi.co/2vdLlF0
-- SEN. TIM KAINE talks to JOHN DICKERSON on CBS’S “FACE THE NATION” about Robert E. Lee’s statue in the Capitol: “Every state gets two statues to put in Statuary Hall or throughout the capital. Just using Virginia as an example. The state gets to choose two people to represent the entire scope of the state’s history. Virginia obviously chose George Washington, the father of the country. But the second choice that was made in 1909, and has never been changed, is Robert E. Lee.
“I think as you look at the scope of Virginia history here in 2017, and if you want there to be two people to really stand for who Virginia is, why wouldn’t you think about Pocahontas who, had she not saved John Smith’s life, we wouldn’t even be here possibly? Why wouldn’t you think about a Barbara Johns, who led a school walkout in Prince Edward County that ultimately became part of the Brown versus Board, desegregation decision? Why wouldn’t you think about Governor Wilder, the grandson of a slave, a decorated Korean War combat veteran, who became the first elected African-American government in the history of the country? I think from 2017 looking backward, I think Virginia could probably do better in the two people that we choose to stand for us in Statuary Hall. And I think a number of the other states can do better as well.”
-- SIREN:@facethenation: Sen. Scott: "'As we look to the future it's going to be be very difficult for POTUS to lead. His moral authority remains compromised.'"
JAKE’S TIP OF THE DAY -- WEAR THESE SHOES (Allbirds are kind of great) -- NYT Style:“To Fit Into Silicon Valley, Wear These Wool Shoes,” by Nellie Bowles. http://nyti.ms/2vdNIaQ
DEPT. OF TAX REFORM IS HARD -- “Left warns Democrats in tax reform fight,” by Elana Schor: “Liberal activists who hounded the GOP throughout its failed Obamacare repeal bid are gearing up to hit any Democrat who strays from the fold on tax cuts for the wealthy — including some of the party’s most politically vulnerable incumbents. Democrats were spared the sight of their progressive base battling centrists on Obamacare, which proved a uniquely unifying issue for both wings of the party. But there’s no guarantee that taxes will be another kumbaya moment for Democratic leaders, who have long struggled to contain tensions between red-state lawmakers facing tough reelections and a grassroots emboldened by resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda. …
“Liberal groups are vowing to fight the GOP tax bill as hard as they battled Obamacare repeal. They’re expecting Democrats to stand together against any legislation that cuts taxes for the rich, even if it also trims tax bills for others. And they’re prepared to unleash their energized grassroots on any lawmaker who doesn’t get on board.” http://politi.co/2wlrl8H
IMPORTANT -- THE HILL’S BEN KAMISAR: “The Republican National Committee expanded its massive fundraising lead over the Democratic National Committee in July as the Democrats posted their worst July haul in a decade. The DNC raised just $3.8 million in July, compared to the $10.2 million raised by the RNC in the same month. While the GOP has no debt, the DNC added slightly to its debt in July, which now sits at $3.4 million.” http://bit.ly/2uUsZxC
THE OPPOSITION -- “Amateur sleuths hunt for Trump bombshells,” by Darren Samuelsohn: “Nearly 3,000 miles from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Washington offices, another investigation into President Donald Trump is underway. This one unfolds in the public libraries and coffee shops of San Francisco, where a self-employed 40-year-old named Geoff Andersen has worked since November for 16 hours a day, seven days a week, burning through nearly $45,000 in personal savings and donations from friends and family in pursuit of hidden truths about Trump’s rise to power. … Andersen is not alone in his largely solitary quest. Countless amateur sleuths are on the case, from a short-order cook in Belfast whose research was recently cited by the Daily Beast to a Florida art teacher who tells POLITICO he is applying his pattern-recognition skills to Trump's sprawling business empire.
“Undaunted by a lack of subpoena power or search warrants, and the government’s vast legal and technical expertise, countless people like these are poring through Trump’s personal and business records, as well as overlooked 2016 campaign clues. They share their findings through email, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and even tips to reporters and the FBI. Most labor in obscurity, but all are motivated by the lottery-like odds of a discovery that has eluded journalists and prosecutors but which just might bring down a president.” http://politi.co/2fW575P
VALLEY READ -- KARA SWISHER: “Jeff Immelt has emerged as the front-runner to become Uber’s CEO”: “While the tension on the board of the car-hailing company remains high — due of late to an ugly lawsuit that one of its major investors, Benchmark, is waging against its ousted co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick — sources said that a majority of the board is coalescing around the experienced Immelt.
“That could certainly change, said sources, and there are two other executives who are also still being considered, neither of whom is a woman, as some had hoped. Sources said a vote of Uber’s directors is likely to happen within the next two weeks, which does not have to be unanimous, although most directors are hoping it will be. In any case, Immelt has pulled ahead, said several sources. One of Immelt’s earliest and strongest supporters on the board is Arianna Huffington, said sources, but he is also the top choice of several directors. Others still undecided — including Benchmark, which has weakened its status because of the lawsuit and ensuing publicity — have become convinced that Uber needs to hire someone who can quickly deal with a number of pressing and problematic issues and consider Immelt fully capable of handling that well.” http://bit.ly/2vPtw2O
MEDIAWATCH -- “Jersey Gov. Chris Christie no longer a candidate to replace Mike Francesa at WFAN,” by N.Y. Daily News’ Bob Raissman: “Scratch Chris Christie off the list of candidates to replace Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa when he leaves WFAN (if he actually does) in December. FAN sources said the suits searching for Francesa’s replacement have informed the New Jersey Governor his Gasbag services will not be needed.” http://nydn.us/2vUASAc
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Nantucket:
--“After The Flame,” by Wayne Drehs and Mariana Lajolo in ESPN the Magazine: “The 2016 Summer Games were supposed to bring Rio and Brazil to new financial and athletic heights. What’s left behind? A city and country shrouded by corruption, debt and broken promises.” http://es.pn/2vGuvCn
--“A Brief History of Traveling With Cats,” by Jackie Mansky in Smithsonian: “Fierce felines of history sailed the world, survived Europe’s crusade against them and made it all the way to Memedom.” http://bit.ly/2uTzyfG
--“Bangalore, before the dystopia,” by Harish C Menon in Quartz – per The Browser’s description: “Bangalore has gone from Garden City to Garbage City in 30 years. Renowned as the tech hub of India, producing 10% of India’s GDP, the city is ‘a disaster in slow motion’. Population and area have tripled with little in the way of planning or infrastructure. Green spaces and watercourses have been concreted over. Quality of life has fallen to the lowest of all Indian cities. Residents ‘grapple with self-combusting foaming toxic lakes”. By 2025 Bangalore ‘will be simply uninhabitable.” http://bit.ly/2v4ADAs
--“‘Y’all Sent Me to Washington at an Interesting Time,’” by The Atlantic’s Molly Ball: “A freshman Republican lawmaker [Jim Banks] tries to stay on the right side of his constituents—and his principles—deep in Trump Country.” http://theatln.tc/2v4ruZ0
--“What the Heck Is Guam? A Guide for the Perplexed,” by Shannon Togawa Mercer in Lawfare: “It sits almost 1,500 miles south of Japan and around 2,100 miles from North Korea. ... According to historians, Guam was discovered and populated by Austronesian peoples around 4,000 years ago. Guam got a jump on contact with Europeans when Ferdinand Magellan stumbled upon Guam in 1521.” http://bit.ly/2wjhGOQ
--“The partition goes on: A Pakistani perspective,” by Mohammed Hanif on Al-Jazeera: “Like many Pakistanis I saw my first Indians in London and was surprised that they were a bit like us. Most Indians and Pakistanis have the same reaction when they meet. It seems as if they are brought up to believe that a community of ferals lives across the border. The most we know about each other is from moving images from films and songs, and a bit from books.” http://es.pn/2vGuvCn
--“James Baldwin’s Istanbul,” by Suzy Hansen in PublicBooks: “Baldwin was delighted by the Turkish custom of holding hands — even men could be openly affectionate. It was easier to be gay in Istanbul than in America, and easier to be black ... [The city was] a place anyone could go to live and feel free.” http://bit.ly/2fO2Vxi
--“What should you do when two ISIS suspects are interrogated right before your eyes?” by Anthony Loyd in the New Statesman: “I felt intrigued but uncomfortable, watching it all unfold, the bound and kneeling men waiting for the whip or worse. I knew that if I left the room both prisoners would get thrashed for sure, and likely tortured. If I stayed, they might get thrashed anyway, in front of me, which might have implied my acquiescence. But I also wanted to know what would happen. It was awkward either way.” http://bit.ly/2fNROEt
--“The Fight of His Life,” by Brian Castner in Esquire: “Afghan Army Captain Noorullah Aminyar was once a valuable ally to the American military. But after a failed defection attempt and three years in detention, his asylum claim now rests on the argument that the U.S. has lost its longest war.” http://bit.ly/2wdhWQi (h/t Longreads.com)
--“Mr. Nice Guy,” by Wired’s Nicholas Thompson: “Instagram’s Kevin Systrom wants to clean up the %[email protected]! Internet.” http://bit.ly/2wdqlU0
--“My Life Lessons in Rust Belt Racism,” by Kim Kingsley on Medium:
http://bit.ly/2xfTcU0
--“The White Lies of Craft Culture,” by Lauren Michele Jackson in Eater: “How the world of small batch, single origin, and totally artisanal erases the people of color who made it possible.” http://bit.ly/2fUeLG
SPOTTED: Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) at Cisco Brewery on Friday on Nantucket ... John King on an American Airlines flight from DCA to Nantucket on Saturday morning.
WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- “Elise Stefanik, Matthew Manda” -- N.Y. Times: “Ms. Stefanik, 33, is a United States congresswoman, representing the 21st District of New York. She is a Republican serving on the House Armed Services Committee; the Committee on Education and the Workforce; and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Elected in 2014 at age 30, she is the youngest woman elected to Congress in United States history. Previously she served in the Office of the Chief of Staff in the White House under President George W. Bush. She graduated from Harvard. ...
“Mr. Manda, 34, is the marketing and communications director in Alexandria, Va., for the Media Group of America, which owns and operates the media outlet Independent Journal Review. Previously he was the communications director for Representative Kevin Yoder, Republican of Kansas, and as the political director for 2010 campaign for Senator Jerry Moran, Republican of Kansas. The groom graduated from the University of Kansas. ... The couple met through mutual friends in January 2012 at a party hosted by the bride in Washington.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2wlkegi
-- Pool report: “At the Hall of Springs in Saratoga State Park, guests noshed on Baby lamb chops, a raw bar pork belly sliders, potato pancakes, antipasti in honor of the bride's Italian roots, a Cannoli bar and a gelato bar. The Bride and groom had a choreographed dance to ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.’ The father and daughter dance was to Hamilton’s ‘Dear Theodosia.’” Picshttp://bit.ly/2x2Paixhttp://bit.ly/2fWc3Qv
SPOTTED: Russ Schriefer and Nina Easton, Lenny and Amelia Chassé Alcivar, Ryan Coyne, Joel and Laura Cox Kaplan, Anita and Tim McBride, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Will Hurd (R-Texas), Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Mimi Walters (R-Calif.), David Young (R-Idaho), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), New York State Assemblyman Dan Stec, NY State Conservative Party Chair Mike Long, Megan and Tyler Foote, Phil Musser, Mike Leavitt, Tom and Corinne Hoare, Lindley and Dustin Sherer, Aly and Graham Wheeler, Ali and Stuart Siciliano, and Anthony Katie Pileggi.
-- Jonathan Nabavi, vice president of public policy and government affairs at the NFL, and Catherine Hansen, who works on congressional relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, were married Saturday in Bar Harbor. NYT announcement with pichttp://nyti.ms/2vdRW2h … Wedding pichttp://bit.ly/2xfxkIjSPOTTED: Andrew Kovalcin, Rebecca and Matt Haller, Bradley Hayes, Adriana Brizuela and Chris Gindlesperger, Nicole Gustafson, Ali Tulbah and Alana Nolan, Sergio Rodriguera, Allison O’Brien, Nat and Melissa Sillin, Dan Finucane and Danielle Bruccheri and Sean Fairchild.
ENGAGED -- Andrea Saul, who works on communications at Facebook and was national press secretary for Romney 2012, got engaged on Saturday to David Nosbusch, who works in business development at Box and is a Harvard Business School grad. He proposed on the 18th green at 3 Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, with friends and family nearby. They met through mutual friends watching college football at NorthStar Cafe in San Francisco.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD – Krista Zuzenak, co-founder of mKz Inc and member of Team Pelosi, and Brian Zuzenak, partner at Moxie Media and member of Team McAuliffe, “welcomed their 3rd roommate Isabelle Emma on [Friday]. Isabelle weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and despite many bets that Baby Z was a boy she surprised and melted the hearts of her parents, family and friends. The couple fell in love across departments at the DCCC and can’t wait to introduce her to the entire Pelosi/McAuliffe Family.” Pichttp://bit.ly/2uVun37
BIRTHDAYS: Fox News’s Fin Gomez, celebrating in Iceland running a half marathon … Lea Berman ... Chuck Campion, chairman and co-founder of Dewey Square Group (hat tips: Rick Ahearn) … Jenny Backus ... Amb. Michael Froman, a distinguished fellow at CFR and former USTR, is 55 (h/t Andrew Bates) ... Brad Fingeroot … Politico’s Doug Palmer ... Scott Rothrock, CTO at advanced-manufacturing company Xometry and a Politico alum ... BPI birthday twins: partner Ben LaBolt and COO Ann Marie Habershaw (h/ts Jen Nedeau and Addie Whisenant) … Al Roker is 63 ... former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is 82 ... former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine) is 84 ... Targeted Victory co-founder Zac Moffatt ... Connie Chung … Rae-Lynn Ziegler, director of social media and outreach for the Washington Free Beacon (h/t Anton Vuljaj) … Rachel Thomas, who works on external relations, gov’t and regulatory affairs at IBM ... Susan Aspey ... Kendell (Coletti) Mountain ... Gina Keeney, partner at Lawler, Metzger, Keeney& Logan and a FCC alum (h/t Jon Haber) ... Brianna McCullough … Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) is 56 (h/t Josh Brown) … Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) is 51 ... Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) is 55. He’s celebrating by grilling burgers with his family at home and his three dogs. ... former Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Tex.) is 77 ... Tarrah Cooper, managing director at Mercury ... Matt Shapanka is 3-0 ... Morgan Murtaugh ... Jody Serrano (h/t Amy Sisk) ... Alice Frost Richardson ...
... CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy ... Jim Hock, adviser at PSP Capital and former Commerce COS … Meghan Grant ... Madeline Shepherd, associate director of federal policy at Council for a Strong America (h/t Rachel Wein) ... Gordon Neal ... Hayley Herrin (Peterson), senior correspondent at Business Insider ... Patrick Drahi is 54 ... Matthew Gould is 46 ... David Ryan Adelman is 36 (h/ts Jewish Insider) ... Pat Collier IV, policy director at JB Pritzker for Governor … Jeff Morehouse is 37 ... Angelica Alatorre … Nicholas Himebaugh ... Kenny Swab ... Jordan Kittleson ... Shannon Travis ... Linnea Dyer Hegarty ... Katie Peters, comms director for Americans for Responsible Solutions ... Casey Badmington ... Eleni Roumel ... Steve Pfrang ... Shannon Harris ... Ari Goldberg, VP of comms at First Focus, is 44 ... Faryar Shirzad ... Jen Brown … Lona Valmoro … Bob Hudek … Ryan O’Keefe (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)
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2017.08.01 01:49 jimmykim9001 Use Of National Society of Leadership and Success

Hi, I just got an email regarding my eligibility to join this honor society and I was wondering whether or not it was worth it. It seems like I have to pay some registration fee, but I don't know how helpful it would be to join it. Here's the text of the email:
Dear Student,
In approximately one week, via US Postal Mail, we will announce your selection to join the University of California, Berkeley's chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi). Congratulations!
The Society is the largest leadership honor society in the United States with nearly three-quarters of a million members on more than 500 college campuses. Membership into the Society is available to selected students at the University of California, Berkeley and is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction, based on academic accomplishment, leadership potential, or invitation from our campus faculty.
Your deadline to activate your membership is 8/29/2017. Simply enter your invitation code, xxxxx-xxx-xxxxx, at www.thensls.org to activate your membership.
Beyond honorable distinction, membership into The National Society of Leadership and Success provides you resources to help build your successful future including:
Access to a five-step leadership program here at the University of California, Berkeley that will help you define your goals and give you an edge in the employment market Upon completion of the program, you will earn leadership certification, a valuable asset to your professional resume Opportunity to apply to over a quarter-million dollars in exclusive scholarships and awards Education from top leaders including Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington; Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; The Today Show host Al Roker; Inc. Magazine's #1 Leadership Expert John C. Maxwell, and many others Exclusive online job bank offering employer evaluations, salary information, growth projections, postings targeting Society members and much more Networking with other top students at the University of California, Berkeley Partner discounts that can save you hundreds of dollars on computers, textbooks, meals, car insurance and grad school prep courses
Congratulations on your outstanding achievements and selection to The National Society of Leadership and Success. Your next step is to activate your invitation code, xxxxx-xxx-xxxxx, at www.thensls.org and process your registration payment. We look forward to welcoming you as a member.
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2017.07.03 22:32 feedreddit How the Psychology of Cyberbullying Explains Trump’s Tweets

How the Psychology of Cyberbullying Explains Trump’s Tweets
by [email protected] (Sarah Holder) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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When Trump tweeted last week about “crazy” Mika Brzezinski “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” it was shocking but hardly surprising. His first online barb against the MSNBC host had come at 8:20 on a Monday morning last August: “@morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!” Since then, Trump has referred to “crazy @morningmika” at least three times; claimed she had a mental breakdown on-air; and threatened to expose the “real story” of her relationship with her co-host, Joe Scarborough. And Brzezinski is hardly alone: The president has demonstrated an unrelenting fondness for Twitter attacks against celebrities, fellow politicians and the media—most recently, and infamously, CNN.
What explains Trump’s increasingly bizarre online behavior? Brzezinski and Scarborough have raised the possibility that the president is “unmoored,” “not well” and certainly “not mentally equipped” to watch their show. Others have suggested he has pathologically poor impulse control. But the best insight might come, ironically, from Trump’s wife, Melania, who shortly before the election decried an Internet culture that “has gotten too mean and too rough.” She was talking about cyberbullying, an online behavior she described as “absolutely unacceptable”—but which some experts say is an accurate, and helpful, descriptor of the president’s Twitter habits.
From his language to his frequency to his particularly callous targeting of women, Trump’s behavior bare many of the hallmarks of cyberbullying, according to lawyers, psychologists and others who study the subject. Understanding this conduct, they say, might explain why Trump has kept up these attacks even in the face of condemnation and might, in turn, help those around him temper his impulses.
According to Justin Patchin—a criminal justice professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and co-director of the CyberBullying Research Center, an online information hub about the subject—cyberbullying is defined as harm that is inflicted through technology, and is done willfully and repeatedly. Melania Trump is right that the issue is widespread. A nationwide cyberbullying survey of 5,600 middle and high school students, published out of Florida Atlantic University earlier this year, found that 34 percent of students said they had experienced cyberbullying in their lifetime.
Technically, the term cyberbullying usually refers to teens—young adults sitting behind computer screens, nastily messaging peers things like, “You’re fat!”—so Trump, at 71, is about 55 years too old to be considered a cyberbully, says Parry Aftab, a lawyer who specializes in cyberbullying and digital privacy. But, she says, his behavior fits into other similar categories of grown-up hassling online: “flamers,” “trolls” and “cyber harassers.” Flamers use inflammatory language and profanity in the hopes of eliciting a reaction. Trolls are a bit more sophisticated, starting full-blown arguments by saying derogatory or offensive things about certain people or groups. And cyber harassers engage in those same types of behaviors, but repeatedly target the same individuals. “Trump has participated, based on my observations, in all three,” Aftab says.
How is a cyberbully born, and what drives one to keep attacking and attacking? Low self-esteem and low thresholds for empathy are good predictors, as are the “dark triad” personality traits of psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism. “Most adolescent cyberbullying is caused by some relationship problems,” Patchin adds. They might have friends who shun them; parents who ignore them; former romantic partners who spurn them. They lash out at others to assert the dominance and control they’ve lost.
There’s not one psychological explanation that applies across the board, however, says Elias Aboujaoude, a Stanford psychiatrist and author of Mental Health in the Digital Age: Grave Dangers, Great Promise, Impulse Control Disorders. “We all take on different personas to some degree online,” he says. And the barriers to entry are low: You usually can’t become a schoolyard bully without physical or social strength, but to be a cyberbully, all you need is a Twitter account. Individuals with naturally aggressive or hostile instincts, sometimes inhibited in face-to-face interactions, can be activated in an online setting.
In the case of adults, Patchin says, cyberbullying behavior is less about coping with personal problems, however, and more about gaining status or reputation among certain circles. “Neither kids nor adults, I don’t think, would bully another person unless they thought it would be valuable to them,” he explains. Which leads to Trump: “If the president believed that his tweets would cause people not to vote for him, he wouldn’t do it,” Patchin says. “It’s not just that he’s not worried about political or social backlash. But, more than that, he must think it’ll benefit him in some way.”
According to severalsurveys, adolescent girls are more likely than boys to experience cyberbullying. In 2014, the Pew Research Center found that young women aged 18 to 24 “experience certain severe types of harassment at disproportionately high levels,” especially on social media; about a quarter of them had been stalked online and had been victims of online sexual harassment. Working to Halt Online Abuse, a non-profit that fields online harassment complaints, says that 72.5 percent of the cyberbullying incidents recorded from 2000- 2012 were reported by women. With Trump, too, it is women—and women’s bodies—that seem to be most viciously attacked. His tweet at Brzezinski was clearly meant to humiliate a woman based on her appearance, first implying that she needed to improve her looks with plastic surgery and then evoking the image of her altered face, warped and bloodied. Trump has also described Rosie O’Donnell as “fat” “dumb” and “a loser,” Arianna Huffington as “unattractive inside and out,” and Megyn Kelly as “average in every way,” and during the campaign he tweeted that Hillary Clinton “doesn’t even look presidential.”
The spectrum of online adolescent meanness is vast, but experts say that while girls are often targeted with rumor spreading and gossip—attacks on reputation—boys are emasculated. A look at Trump’s most critical tweets, hundreds of which are documented in the New York Times’ list of “People, Places and Things Donald Trump has Insulted on Twitter,” show similar trends. Men are “sad” or “clowns" or “pathetic” or “dopey” or “weak.” Female journalists are “crazy” or “neurotic”; political opponents are “crooked” and “lying”; actresses like Meryl Streep, “overrated.” Of course, Trump has targeted women offline, too. His tweets about Brzezinski reminded many of his suggestion on air that then-Fox News host Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”
“To me the connection that matters between Megan Kelly and Mika is that he has carnal impulse to denigrate women,” says Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. “Freud would have a field day.”
The Trump administration has vigorously denied that Trump’s tweets about Brzezinski were a form of bullying. At Thursday’s White House press conference, spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump’s tweets, instead, were retaliation—and that Trump himself was the victim. “The things this show has called him, not just him but numerous members of his staff ... are very deeply personal,” Huckabee Sanders said. “It’s kind of like we’re living in the ‘Twilight Zone.’”
But Trump isn’t in a position to be a victim of bullying, experts say. Bullies derive their strength from having more muscles, more friends or more followers—there is an inherently uneven power dynamic at play. “I don’t think anyone can argue that the president isn’t the most powerful person in any dynamic,” Patchin explains.
That’s one big reason Trump is unlike any other cyberbully on the Internet: Because he’s arguably the most important person in the world, more people listen to him and his words can have far broader consequences than hurt feelings.
“Now it’s a huge set of headlines. … Its a huge distraction and kerfuffle,” Bazelon says. “It’s important both to recognize that Trump in some ways is a classic bully, and also that when you’re a bully and you’re the president, it’s very different.”
Another way in which Trump’s online behavior differs from typical cyberbullying? For most adults who practice cyberbullying, online anonymity gives them the liberty to be less mature, says Aboujaoude. “So cyberbullying isn’t just an expression of the aggression trait—it’s also a expression of the regression trait.” But Trump doesn’t, and can’t, usually go incognito—and it’s not clear he would want to, given his history of lobbing insults in speeches, interviews and other in-person appearances.
So, how can a cyberbully be stopped? In this case, can he? The answer isn’t just “take away his phone.” A bully’s power has everything to do with social status. If a community—a school, a Congress, a country—accepts and tolerates a bully’s actions, those actions usually continue. It’s only through social rejection that they are incentivized to stop.
“It’s not up to the victim of bullying to stop it or fight back,” explains Bazelon, drawing on her research about adolescent bullies and their victims. “It’s up to the community to make it clear to the bully that bullying is unacceptable. It’s on all of us.”
Last week, officials from both parties issued statements to that effect: House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins, and more. But Bazelon argues that these “pro forma” statements, as she puts it, aren’t enough—the condemnation needs to come from closer to the president. Nicole Wallace, an alumna of the George W. Bush administration and now a host on MSNBC, called on female members of the Trump administration like Dina Powell, Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos to “work behind the scenes to educate” the president. Neither those women, nor any in the Trump family, however, have done so. Ivanka Trump was silent, and Melania Trump’s spokeswoman’s response was: “When her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.” What are our children supposed to glean from this, asks Patchin—“If someone bullies you, bully them worse?”
Brzezinski, for her part, has remained defiant. After losing her father in May, she says she has perspective on what really matters (not this). And as a public figure, she knows that her personal business can sometimes transform into public news. But the usual victims of cyberbullying attacks are younger, less famous and more vulnerable. It’s children that cyberbullying experts study, and who they’re most worried could be harmed by @realdonaldtrump’s tweets.
“What it’s doing is it’s teaching our children that this behavior is acceptable if it’s coming out of the White House,” Aftab says, pointing to a recent interaction she had with some Canadian fifth graders in Prince Edward Island.
“I stood in front of them and said, ‘If someone is mean to you online, you have to be meaner back,’” an almost verbatim echo of Huckabee Sanders’ and Melania Trump’s discourse. Aftab wanted to see how the kids would respond. “This one girl with bright red hair took her books from her lap and slammed them on the floor. She said, ‘No, it’s wrong, it’s just wrong!’ And I said, ‘Well, why is it wrong? We do it in New York.’ And she looked at me and said, ‘Well this isn’t New York. This isn’t the United States of America. This is Canada, and we’re nice to people here.’”
Aftab laughed. “We need to listen to that fifth grader and remind ourselves about what’s right and what’s wrong. … Feeding fire with fire just means you’re going to burn down the town.”
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2017.06.21 08:10 autotldr Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 75%. (I'm a bot)
The investors included one of Uber's biggest shareholders, the venture capital firm Benchmark, which has one of its partners, Bill Gurley, on Uber's board.
More from the New York Times:As Uber leaders step aside, Arianna Huffington's influence growsDavid Bonderman resigns from Uber board after sexist remarkHow Uber's chief is gaining even more clout in the company.
In the letter, titled "Moving Uber Forward" and obtained by The New York Times, the investors wrote to Mr. Kalanick that he must immediately leave and that the company needed a change in leadership.
Uber has been dealing with an intellectual property lawsuit from Waymo, the self-driving car business that operates under Google's parent company, and a federal inquiry into a software tool that Uber used to sidestep some law enforcement.
In the case of Uber - one of the most highly valued private companies in the world - investors could lose billions of dollars if the company were to be marked down in valuation.
In the letter, in addition to Mr. Kalanick's immediate resignation, the five shareholders asked for improved oversight of the company's board by filling two of three empty board seats with "Truly independent directors." They also demanded that Mr. Kalanick support a board-led search committee for a new chief executive, and that Uber immediately hire an experienced chief financial officer.
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2017.06.21 07:46 autotldr Uber's Travis Kalanick reportedly resigns as CEO

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 75%. (I'm a bot)
The investors included one of Uber's biggest shareholders, the venture capital firm Benchmark, which has one of its partners, Bill Gurley, on Uber's board.
More from the New York Times:As Uber leaders step aside, Arianna Huffington's influence growsDavid Bonderman resigns from Uber board after sexist remarkHow Uber's chief is gaining even more clout in the company.
In the letter, titled "Moving Uber Forward" and obtained by The New York Times, the investors wrote to Mr. Kalanick that he must immediately leave and that the company needed a change in leadership.
Uber has been dealing with an intellectual property lawsuit from Waymo, the self-driving car business that operates under Google's parent company, and a federal inquiry into a software tool that Uber used to sidestep some law enforcement.
In the case of Uber - one of the most highly valued private companies in the world - investors could lose billions of dollars if the company were to be marked down in valuation.
In the letter, in addition to Mr. Kalanick's immediate resignation, the five shareholders asked for improved oversight of the company's board by filling two of three empty board seats with "Truly independent directors." They also demanded that Mr. Kalanick support a board-led search committee for a new chief executive, and that Uber immediately hire an experienced chief financial officer.
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2017.06.14 18:24 feedreddit The Uber Pattern Continues With a Sexist Comment at a Board Meeting

The Uber Pattern Continues With a Sexist Comment at a Board Meeting
by Gillian B. White via Master Feed : The Atlantic
URL: http://ift.tt/2tmtpYc
It didn’t take long for Uber to jeopardize whatever goodwill the company had earned by announcing a series of new initiatives aimed at increasing the hiring and retention of women and minorities. On Tuesday afternoon, the company published a series of initiatives it would be implementing to make the company’s culture more welcoming. By early Tuesday evening, audio had leaked of a board member, David Bonderman, making a sexist remark. By Tuesday night, Bonderman had submitted his resignation from the board.
The exchange in question took place at a meeting to discuss the new policies and the absence of the company’s embattled CEO, Travis Kalanick. According to a recording obtained by_Yahoo,_Arianna Huffington, a board member, says, “There’s a lot of data that shows when there’s one woman on the board, it’s much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board.” Bonderman replies, “Actually what it shows is it’s much likely to be more talking,” to which Huffington says, “Oh come on, David.”
Bonderman’s statement wasn’t just in poor taste, it was also wrong, according to research on gender dynamics during business meetings. As The New York Timesreports:
Tali Mendelberg, professor of politics at Princeton University, and Christopher Karpowitz, an associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University, conducted a study in 2012 concluding that men talked far more than women did at meetings. The professors convened 94 groups of five people and varied the number of men and women in the groups. Their study is in line with multiple others drawing similar conclusions — men talk more than women, and men interrupt more than women.
In a statement, Bonderman, who is a partner in the private equity firm, TPG, an investor in Uber, wrote that his comments “came across in a way that was the opposite of what I intended, but I understand the destructive effect it had, and I take full responsibility for that.”
The events of Tuesday cap another iteration of what is now a very familiar pattern for the company: There was a revelation of problematic behavior or actions, an apology and a pledge to change, and then a revelation of new problematic behavior or actions. Uber has been in a seemingly never-ending public-relations spiral that started with abombshellblog post by a former employee, Susan Fowler, alleging that she faced overwhelming sexism at the company. In response, Uber hired the former attorney general Eric Holder and his law firm to investigate the company and submit what has been called the Holder report, which would tell it how to fix things. But as Holder and his team were doing their investigation, a series of other troubling revelations came to light, including footage of Kalanick berating an Uber driver (for which he later apologized in a memo), and questionable business practices such as a program known as Greyball, which some said made it possible to discriminate against riders.
Given Uber’s history, Bonderman’s comments are not especially surprising, but their timing and delivery are especially cringeworthy: A powerful male board member makes an offensive comment about women in response to a female board member speaking at a meeting meant to introduce policies to address allegations of sexism. What makes matters worse is that Uber framed the release of the Holder report as a turning point for the company. But now, even with Bonderman's resignation, the narrative for Uber is once again of a company whose culture is hostile to many of the goals the company espouses.
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2017.06.14 13:19 feedreddit BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Massive fire in west London -- WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: TRUMP slaps down House Republicans’ health care bill -- POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL: Voters trust Comey over Trump -- B’DAY: Brian Fallon

BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Massive fire in west London -- WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: TRUMP slaps down House Republicans’ health care bill -- POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL: Voters trust Comey over Trump -- B’DAY: Brian Fallon
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
URL: http://ift.tt/2srUDjW
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. PRESIDENT. Donald Trump turns 71 today (h/ts Reince and Spicer).
BREAKING OVERNIGHT ... THE LATEST FROM LONDON FIRE -- “6 dead in London fire; figure expected to rise” – AP/London: “London’s Metropolitan Police say six people have died in the devastating fire that engulfed a west London apartment block. Police say the number is expected to rise. Police commander Stuart Cundy says he can ‘confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days.’ Cundy says many others are receiving medical care. Some 50 people are being treated in hospitals after a massive fire set a 24-story apartment block in west London ablaze overnight.” http://apne.ws/2srBxu0
--THE GUARDIAN: “The blaze rapidly engulfed the full height of the 24-storey block, and was still burning strongly more than six hours later, with a thick pall of dark smoke visible across the capital. Residents could be seen waving and screaming from their windows, as firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought to rescue them from their flats. Shortly before 8am, the London fire commissioner, Dany Cotton [said:] ‘In my 29 years of being a firefighter I have never ever seen anything of this scale.’” http://bit.ly/2rgHyFN
Good Wednesday morning. IMAGINE IF you’re a House Republican, and voted for the leadership’s health-care bill in May after being told that you were doing the newly elected president a solid. You listened to the White House’s pleading -- perhaps you got a phone call from Vice President Mike Pence, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus or even the president himself. The administration was on the Hill nonstop to push their legislation. You explained to your constituents that the late-in-the-game changes made to the bill helped cover more people. You celebrated with him in the Rose Garden after passage.
NOW YOU HEAR THE PRESIDENT has gone behind closed doors and told senators the House bill is “mean” and says it doesn’t do enough to cover people. Wouldn’t that anger you? Well, it’s angering a lot of House Republicans, who believe their president put them at political risk with that comment. A Senate health care bill was always going to be more moderate than the House version. If you're a House Republican, are you going to help the White House next time after the president privately just dumped all over you after you cast a vote for him? A lot of GOP lawmakers are buzzing about it, and many are none too pleased with the president right now. Story: “AP sources: Trump tells senators House health bill ‘mean,’” by Alan Fram. http://apne.ws/2t0vZnB
ONE MORE QUICK THOUGHT -- Republicans on the Hill spent years decrying behind-the-scenes machinations of government. Now they have an attorney general that is refusing to discuss his conversations with the president. And a Senate majority that seeking to pass a major health-care bill without hearings.
FOR THE WEST WING -- “Poll: Voters trust Comey over Trump,” by Steven Shepard: “Voters have greater faith in former FBI Director James Comey to tell the truth than in President Donald Trump, who has disputed the veracity of Comey’s sworn testimony before a Senate committee last week. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted in the days following Comey’s appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 45 percent of voters said they trust Comey more to tell the truth, compared to 32 percent for Trump. Twenty-three percent have no opinion.” http://politi.co/2rvcoJY
NYT A1, GLENN THRUSH, MAGGIE HABERMAN AND JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS -- “Trump Stews, Staff Steps In, and Mueller Is Safe for Now”: “[T]he president ... began entertaining the idea of firing Mr. Mueller even as his staff tried to discourage him from something they believed would turn a bad situation into a catastrophe, according to several people with direct knowledge of Mr. Trump’s interactions. … For now, the staff has prevailed. ‘While the president has every right to’ fire Mr. Mueller, ‘he has no intention to do so,’ the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday.
“But people close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they cannot be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. Mueller if he finds out anything to lead him to believe the investigation has been compromised. And his ability to endure a free-ranging investigation, directed by Mr. Mueller, that could raise questions about the legitimacy of his Electoral College victory, the topic that most provokes his rage, will be a critical test for a president who has continued on Twitter and elsewhere to flout the advice of his staff, friends and legal team.”
“Among the aides most alarmed by the idea of firing Mr. Mueller … was Reince Priebus … Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, has also advised against firing Mr. Mueller. Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, supported firing Mr. Comey, but he has been less pugnacious lately, administration officials said. Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, has adopted a more temperate tone, telling her husband that she believed the appointment of Mr. Mueller would speed resolution of the Russia scandal and expressing her view that he would be exonerated, according to two people with direct knowledge of her advice.” http://nyti.ms/2rpXNEu
-- @nickconfessore: “The first senior Trump official to leave and write a dishy tell-all about life in the White House is going to make a lot of money.”
DARREN SAMUELSOHN, “6 explosive moments that could still come in Russia probe: The president and his attorneys are showing an increasing willingness to play hardball”: “The Trump-Russia investigation is moving at a breakneck pace compared with past White House scandals. ... [H]ere are six potent powder kegs awaiting Trump, Mueller and Congress: Executive privilege ... Lawyer versus lawyer: More than a dozen lawyers are already working on behalf of Trump and his associates in the Russia investigation ... Trump’s tax returns ... A grand jury: The federal courthouse in Washington could become the center of the political universe. ... [T]he Constitution Avenue location is a likely spot where he might convene a grand jury for witness testimony in his investigation and for potential criminal indictments. ... Presidential interference ... Indictments ... As Mueller brings the probe to a close, he could face perhaps the most explosive of all decisions: whether to prosecute the president himself.” http://politi.co/2t0Sdpn
GARY COHN MANAGING FED CHIEF SEARCH -- WSJ’S NICK TIMIRAOS and KATE DAVIDSON -- “Officials won’t publicly outline any timetable for their decision or shortlist of candidates. Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s term runs through January, and President Donald Trump didn’t rule out her reappointment in an April interview. Ms. Yellen’s reappointment isn’t an outcome many observers expect because of Mr. Trump’s fierce criticism of her during the final weeks of last year’s presidential campaign. But his willingness to consider her speaks to the amicable relationship they have forged since Mr. Trump took office, observers say.
“Since taking office, the president and his advisers haven’t publicly questioned the Fed’s actions -- including its decision to raise short-term interest rates in March. The Fed has also signaled it is likely to raise rates again at its two-day meeting that concludes Wednesday. An alternative to Ms. Yellen could be Mr. Cohn, who became Mr. Trump’s top economic adviser after a 26-year career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Mr. Cohn has emerged as a key intermediary in the administration’s relationship with the central bank.” http://on.wsj.com/2tl4Z1p
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: The Trump administration is holding two “listening sessions” today at the White House. At 10 a.m., HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE and CMS ADMINISTRATOR SEEMA VERMA are meeting with 13 doctors for an Obamacare session. List of the doctorshttp://politi.co/2rZIcu0NEC DIRECTOR GARY COHN is then hosting one on tax reform at 2:30 p.m. The participants: Mitch Bainwol of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers; Jake Jones of the Alliance and the Daimler Group; Curtis Magleby of the American Automotive Policy Council and Ford; Matt Blunt of AAPC, Victoria Barnes of AAPC and GM; Howard Hakes, Cody Lusk and Rachel Robinson of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, Robert Redding and Robert Wills of the Automotive Service Association, John Bozella and Paul Ryan of Global Automakers, Doug Murtha of Global Automakers and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Steve Handschuh and Lacy Wilson of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association; David Regan, Mark Scarpelli, and Pete Welch of the National Auto Dealers Association; and Damon Lester of the National Association of Minority Dealers.
THE BIG PICTURE -- NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA: “Trump tries to master the art of the tiny”: “Bill Clinton salvaged his presidency by focusing on small-ball policy wins. Now Team Trump is trying to master the art of thinking tiny. Faced with a rising drumbeat of scandal stemming from ongoing Russia probes, President Donald Trump is continuing to pursue a big, complicated legislative agenda -- repealing Obamacare, reforming the tax system and passing an infrastructure package.
“Any of those would be hard to achieve in perfect circumstances, but with the GOP ideologically fragmented and the White House distracted by legal trouble, it’s increasingly difficult to imagine Trump landing a big win. Veterans of past White Houses say if the president wants to keep Republican voters on his side, it’s time to turn his attention to putting forward discrete, achievable policy proposals that he can actually get done. ...
“The White House seems to be getting the message. For months, executive branch actions to unwind or rewrite regulations got little notice. But in recent weeks, wonkier policies are getting more fanfare, with briefings for reporters and appearances by Cabinet officials in the press room. On Wednesday, Trump is expected to announce the reorganization of government job training programs at the Labor Department as part of the White House’s ‘workforce development week’ -- the latest in the administration’s recent efforts to highlight tangible, limited goals like privatizing air traffic control or slashing regulations. An administration official said the White House is planning more policy-themed weeks in the coming months, including one on energy tentatively scheduled for late June. The official said the weeks are aimed at unifying the White House’s message.” http://politi.co/2s9zQP9
THE HEARING -- “5 takeaways from Sessions’ Russia testimony,” by Seung Min Kim and Josh Gerstein: “Sessions’ go-to line: ‘I don’t recall’ … The ‘I don’t recall’ line was a reliable response from the attorney general during the nearly three-hour grilling, particularly about one of the biggest questions raised before his testimony - whether he had further undisclosed meetings with Russian officials. … Senate Republicans run interference. While Democrats were harsh toward Sessions, nearly all Republicans treated him gingerly. … Sessions rattled under pressure. The still-new attorney general has had little practice at the witness table, and it showed as he became rattled under questioning from Democrats who have accused him of not being forthcoming about his interactions with Russian officials. …
“Sessions and his deputy show some daylight. Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were testifying on Capitol Hill simultaneously Tuesday, but they weren't always in sync. One such moment came when Sessions testified that Comey likely had an obligation to notify Congress when new evidence emerged in the probe into Hillary Clinton's State Department emails last October. … Unasked questions. … The most glaring: Did Sessions ever offer to resign due to Trump’s dissatisfaction with his job performance, as several news outlets have reported? The attorney general might have punted, but his reaction might have betrayed the answer.” http://politi.co/2rZVt60
SURROUND-SOUND -- “Nearly 200 Democratic lawmakers sue Trump citing business conflicts,” by USA Today’s Steve Reilly: “Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Wednesday morning alleging that his continued ties to his business empire violate the U.S. Constitution. The unprecedented legal action accuses Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments without congressional approval. The lawsuit will have the greatest number of congressional plaintiffs of any lawsuit against the president in the nation’s history, according to Michigan Rep. John Conyers, the House Judiciary Committee’s top-ranking Democrat. ‘We do this not out of any sense of pleasure or partisanship, but because President Trump has left us with no other option,’ he said.” https://usat.ly/2szveo0
-- Democratic lawmakers will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. in the LBJ Room.
-- THE ORIGINAL SCOOP. HEATHER CAYGLE, on June 7: "Democrats to sue Trump over conflicts of interest"http://politi.co/2rvm2fS
REMINDER: WE ARE STILL AT WAR -- “Trump gives Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan,” by WaPo’s Thomas Gibbons-Neff: “President Trump has given the Pentagon new authority to decide the troop levels in Afghanistan, a U.S. official said Tuesday. The move could lead to a deployment of thousands more troops as commanders decide the way forward in the 15-year-old war. The U.S. official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly, said the move is similar to the April decision that gave the Pentagon more authority to set troop levels in Iraq and Syria. The change, the Pentagon said, was so units could deploy at their proper strength to better maintain unit cohesion.” http://wapo.st/2smOKDF
VIRGINIA GUV RACE: NORTHAM VS. GILLESPIE -- GREGORY SCHNEIDER in WAPO: “Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam won the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia Tuesday by an unexpectedly wide margin, and Republican Ed Gillespie held off a surprising challenge from Donald Trump acolyte Corey A. Stewart for that party’s nomination. …
“[G]illespie edged past Stewart by just over a percentage point — fewer than 4,500 votes. … The nation was watching Virginia as a political laboratory for how the political parties handle the deep divisions that followed last year’s election of President Trump. The establishment forces seemed to win out, as Virginia voters resisted efforts to pull further to the right or left. Perriello channeled the energy -- and endorsement -- of progressive leader Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as he tried to shake up the Democratic Party, but fell short in his bid to bring in enough new voters from among the young and working class to overcome Northam’s command of the Democratic machine, including the endorsement of nearly every Democratic elected leader in state or federal office.” http://wapo.st/2srh5cL
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- THE OBAMACARE POLITICAL WAR: Save My Care -- a group working to pressure lawmakers not to kill the Affordable Care Act -- is spending six figures on radio ads in Alaska, Maine, Nevada and West Virginia to urge senators to oppose repealing the law.
-- SCRIPT from the West Virginia ad: “Behind closed doors in Washington, they’re working in secret to rush through a health-care repeal bill that will devastate care for West Virginians – hitting our rural communities and hospitals the hardest But it can’t pass without Senator Capito. She’ll be a deciding vote. She’ll decide whether your costs go up by thousands of dollars … whether you’re one of the hundred twenty thousand West Virginians who will lose coverage altogether.
“Capito will decide whether your rural hospital can keep its doors open. … whether Medicaid is gutted … whether you or your loved one will lose access to opioid abuse treatment. Capito will even decide whether insurers can impose lifetime limits on your coverage. Unless Senator Capito votes no on healthcare repeal, the doors to affordable healthcare for West Virginia could be closed for good. Call Senator Capito at 304-347-5372 and tell her to vote no on health-care repeal.” Audio of all the radio spotshttp://bit.ly/2tkTjf7
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “Meadows: Freedom Caucus eyeing $1.5 trillion debt ceiling increase,” by Rachael Bade: “Some House Freedom Caucus conservatives want to raise the debt ceiling by a smaller amount than the Trump Administration would like -- just long enough to clear the 2018 mid-term elections, the group’s leader said Tuesday. The Freedom Caucus has not taken an official position on a specific number. But Chairman Mark Meadows emerged from a group meeting Tuesday night saying some of his conservative compadres are looking at a $1.5 trillion lift in the nation’s borrowing cap. The North Carolina Republican said that’s smaller than the $2.5 trillion he believes the White House wants.” http://politi.co/2tl0GDn
-- NOTE: These decisions are driven by anticipated market reaction. The GOP leadership and the White House are unlikely to agree to anything that will rattle markets.
INTERESTING READ -- “Jewish Groups Struggle to Gain White House Access Points,” by Jerusalem Post’s Michael Wilner: “Jewish American organizations long active in Washington politics are struggling to communicate with the Trump administration, scavenging through old Rolodexes and e-mail lists to find points of access into the president’s small policy team. A traditional structure governed these communications before the Trump era: Presidents since Jimmy Carter have hired White House Jewish liaisons to serve as point men for the community. But the position has been vacant since January 20, and the White House has no plans to fill it, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.” http://bit.ly/2t0OurM
THE JUICE …
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Country Star Kalie Shorr will sing her hit “Fight Like A Girl” at Congressional Women’s Softball Game (CWSG) one week from today, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Watkins Recreation Center. Shorr’s song has received over 1.6 million streams on Spotify and is the walk-up song for the Member team co-captain Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). Celebrity base umpires for the game include Mystics STAR Elena Della Donne, Erica May-Scherzer, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer’s wife, and Monica Abbott, the top female softball player in the nation (and first to sign a $1-million contract). The CWSG raises funds for the Young Survival Coalition and is taking place the same week as the 45th anniversary of Title IX.
-- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: The League of Conservation Voters is launching a national summer-long campaign on Wednesday afternoon called “Our Lands, Our Vote.” They are spending $500,000 initially to support national monuments, and the campaign will try to submit 250,000 comments to Interior in support of protecting them.
-- THE SPIGOT IS STILL OPEN IN GEORGIA: The GOP leadership aligned Congressional Leadership Fund disclosed another $105,514 in Georgia’s sixth congressional district to boost Karen Handel and try to take down Jon Ossoff, according to an FEC report made public Tuesday.
PLAYBOOK METRO SECTION -- WHAT LUKE RUSSERT IS READING -- Restoration Hardware becoming Wawa in Georgetown? -- PoPville http://bit.ly/2tkYCej
NYT’S MIKE ISAAC in SAN FRANCISCO: “Uber Embraces Major Reforms as Travis Kalanick, the C.E.O., Steps Away”: “In Uber’s continuing attempt to repair its reputation over a series of scandals stemming from its bad-boy culture, its co-founder Travis Kalanick said he would take a leave of absence as chief executive. The company also announced it would embark on a sweeping reorganization to ensure that executives are more closely supervised by its board of directors.
“At a packed meeting with employees on Tuesday morning, Uber released 13 pages of recommendations compiled as part of an investigation into sexual harassment and other wrongdoing conducted by the former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and his law firm, Covington & Burlington.
“But even as Uber promised to reform itself, an exchange between board members onstage highlighted the company’s challenges. In front of employees, the board member Arianna Huffington talked about how having one female director typically leads to more female directors. David Bonderman, a fellow board member and a founding partner at the private equity firm TPG, replied that adding more women to the board would result in ‘more talking.’ The remark left people aghast, according to those who were there, and set off a storm of criticism on Twitter. Mr. Bonderman later apologized to Ms. Huffington and Uber’s employees in an email, before resigning from the board a few hours later.” http://nyti.ms/2snxNcu … Holder’s reporthttp://bit.ly/2s00cEM
SCOOP -- “Most Trump real estate now sold to secretive buyers,” by USA Today’s Nick Penzenstadler, Steve Reilly and John Kelly: “Since President Trump won the Republican nomination, the majority of his companies’ real estate sales are to secretive shell companies that obscure the buyers’ identities, a USA TODAY investigation has found. Over the last 12 months, about 70% of buyers of Trump properties were limited liability companies – corporate entities that allow people to purchase property without revealing all of the owners’ names. That compares with about 4% of buyers in the two years before.” https://usat.ly/2sncIyu
DROPPING OUT -- “Brian Burns withdraws as Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to Ireland,” by Irish Central’s Niall O’Dowd: “Brian F. Burns, the US ambassador-designate to Ireland has withdrawn his name from consideration for the job, citing health issues, IrishCentral has learned. It is believed that Burns and President Trump exchanged letters in which the attorney and leading Irish American philanthropist revealed his reasons for stepping aside. Burns, 81, was considered a remarkably good choice by Trump, given his long career of devotion to Irish issues, including the creation of the John J. Burns Library at Boston College and as a senior official of the American Ireland Fund.” http://bit.ly/2tkT83r
POLITICO MAGAZINE: “Meet the Two Princes Reshaping the Middle East: But for good or ill?” by Simon Henderson: “The dramatic and sudden effort to isolate Qatar, like the fateful intervention before it in Yemen, sprang from the shared vision of two princes. Depending on your point of view, they may be the harbingers of a new and better Middle East—or reckless architects of disaster. Indeed, the region’s most important relationship may be the dynamic duo of Muhammad bin Salman, the 31-year-old deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, and Muhammad bin Zayed, the 56-year-old crown prince of Abu Dhabi, the lead sheikhdom of the United Arab Emirates. ... Together, they have shrewdly cultivated President Donald Trump, who is eager to show that he has a new strategy for defeating terrorism and confronting Tehran.” http://politi.co/2ruILZl
-- “Trump’s move to deport Iraqi Christians stirs outcry,” by Nahal Toosi: “President Donald Trump is facing anger and potential political blowback as his administration ramps up efforts to deport Iraqi Christians, a group he’d pledged to protect from what the U.S. calls a genocide in the Middle East. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the weekend detained dozens of Iraqi Christians and others to send back to Iraq. Many of them were picked up in Michigan, a swing state that Trump barely won in 2016 and the home of a sizable number of Christians from Muslim-majority countries who backed Trump during the presidential campaign.” http://politi.co/2rg856c
MEDIWATCH -- “Layoffs To Hit HuffPost This Week,” by BuzzFeed’s Steven Perlberg: “The HuffPost newsroom is bracing for a round of layoffs this week, according to four people familiar with the matter. The cuts are said to be coming as early as Wednesday. ... The Wall Street Journal reported last week that about 15% of employees, or 2,100 people, will lose their jobs at Yahoo and AOL, which have become a combined entity called Oath.” http://bzfd.it/2sn5OcV
SPOTTED -- at Walter Russell Mead’s 65th birthday party last night: Elliott Abrams, Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and his wife Anna, Scooter Libby, former Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani, Adam Garfinkle, Ben Haddad, Hannah Thoburn. Cotton gave a toast.
SPOTTED: Justin Fairfax, newly elected Virginia Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia, thanking his family, friends and supporters last night at Arlington’s William Jeffrey’s Tavern ... Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y) joining callers at the DCCC last night making phone calls in support of Jon Ossoff ahead of the special election. The phone bank was organized by Slaughter and Democrats in the NY delegation. Picshttp://bit.ly/2snsBVEhttp://bit.ly/2s9Fd0w … University of Michigan Football head Coach Jim Harbaugh and UM Grad Ryan Eaton of Quicken Loans government relations team in the Delta Sky360 Club taking in the Nationals-Braves Game on Tuesday night in DC. Pichttp://bit.ly/2ruKC0v
OUT AND ABOUT – Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sergio Gor hosted an off the record Bourbon tasting last night in the senator’s Russell office featuring four of Kentucky’s best bourbons. SPOTTED: Tara Palmeri, Gabby Morrongiello, Paul Bedard, Donna Cassata, Ted Fioraliso, Peter Doocy, Doug Stafford, Matthew Hawes, Alex Pappas, Juliegrace Brufke, Walt Cronkite, Michael Memoli, Jeremy Herb, Burgess Everett, Suzanne Kianpour, Matt Boyle, Amanda House, Nihal Krishan, Alex Bolton, Cherie Paquette, Rob Lockwood, Elise Norris, Kerry Young, Andrew Desiderio, Kevin Cirilli.
-- SPOTTED at the 17th annual interfaith Ramadan Iftar dinner last night, hosted at the Mt. Vernon estate of Ray and Shaista Mahmood: DHS Secretary John Kelly, Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Meryl Chertoff, Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), former Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Indonesian Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono and Reshanty Bowoleksono, Japanese Ambassador Kenichirō Sasae, Pakistani Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, former U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom Rabbi David Saperstein, Father Mark Morozowich of Catholic University, Imam Mohamed Maged of the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Virginia, Pastor Bob Roberts of Northwood Community Baptist Church, Keller, Texas, Imam Hamza Yusuf Hanson, Grover and Samah Norquist, Suhail A. Khan and Jana Plat, John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation and Mary Lee Malcolm.
-- The Institute for Education and Coach Kathy Kemper partnered with Sylvie Lucas, the Ambassador of Luxembourg to the United States, for their #IFEWomeninPower dinner last night at the Grand Duchy Embassy in Dupont Circle. Jennifer Griffin, who covers national security and the Pentagon at Fox News, was the special guest in an off the record convo. SPOTTED: Nancy Cordes, Kristen Honey, Finland Ambassador to the U.S. Kristi Kauppi, Jordanian Amb. Dina Kawar, Rwanda Amb. Mathilde Mukantabana, Jennifer Rudy, Sita Sonty, Cori Zarek, Cecilia Vega, and Jan Smith.
TRANSITIONS – The DNC has hired Sabrina Singh to serve as its deputy communication director in charge of the regional media program and coalitions media. She comes from American Bridge, where she served as the deputy communications director. ... Whitney Mitchell Brennan has been promoted to communications director for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), previously she served as deputy communications director. Alexandria Phillips joined Gillibrand’s office this week as press secretary. A HFA alum, she was previously director of surrogates and media affairs for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. …
… Mercury has hired Fernando Espuelas, a veteran journalist who co-founded StarMedia, to be co-chairman. http://politi.co/2rpLBDP ... Cambridge Analytica has named Ben Shankle and Laquan Austion as VPs to jointly lead the firm’s political operations in D.C. Shankle most recently spent two years as the data director for the Republican Party of Florida. Austion most recently worked on Lyft’s government relations team where he oversaw all east coast markets. http://politi.co/2rpYpdi
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Kristin Huguet, in comms at Apple
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Brian Fallon, CNN contributor, president of Barracks Row Media and senior advisor for Priorities USA. How he’s celebrating: “I will spend most of the day fending off bad jokes about sharing a birthday with Donald Trump. Next week, I am going home to Boston with my wife and kids, and my brother and I will be at David Ortiz’s number retirement ceremony at Fenway on June 23rd.” Read his Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2s9kSbR
BIRTHDAYS: Mack McLarty, No Labels Vice-Chair and former Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton (h/t Dennis Craig) ... Dan Schwerin, former director of speechwriting for Hillary Clinton ... House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is 78 ... Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) is 63 ... Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) is 73 ... former Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) is 74 ... The U.S. Army is 242 … Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of news partnerships (h/t Erika Masonhall) ... Leon Wieseltier is 65 ... Russian-born billionaire and philanthropist Leonard “Len” Blavatnik is 6-0 (h/ts Jewish Insider) ... Anthony Zampelli, LA for Rep. Dan Donovan, is 25 (h/t Joe Kalmin) ... Christopher Gahan, former COS to Sens. Pat Toomey and Judd Gregg who is now VP of federal relations and GR at Northwestern Mutual, is 43 ... Amber Marchand, managing director at Hamilton Place Strategies (h/t Ken Spain) ... Alexandra Veitch, VP of gov’t relations at CSRA ... Regan Page is 27 ... Danny Gaynor, in strategy and messaging at Nike ... cheese-loving Kristen Bartoloni, partner at Silver Street Strategies …
... Sara Armstrong, COS of the RNC (h/t Ryan Mahoney) … Iowa Republican donoactivist Bruce Rastetter is 61 … Chris Bleak … Brussels-based Politico tech reporter Laurens Cerulus is 3-0 ... Bill Wasserman of M+R (h/t Jon Haber) ... Jon Lentz, editor-in-chief at City & State ... Shomik Sarkar, former director of reporting for HFA, now a data scientist at the DNC (h/t Eric Heggie) ... Sarah Chen ... WaPo’s Josh Hicks, covering Maryland politics, is 37 ... Leslie Ogden ... former Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams … Chris Liddell-Westefeld … Carol Apelt ... Quinn Johnson … Mary Ann Preskul … Linda Beitelspacher … Scot Ross, the pride of Pittsburgh … Dee Simpson (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Brandon Hall is 42 ... Rachel Williams Ellis ... Ashley Samelson McGuire ... Roland Rydstrom ... Kenan Block, an MSNBC alum, is 63 ... Pat Proctor is 46 ... Bob de Maria .. David Parsons ... Andrew Bair ... Boy George is 56 ... International Tennis Hall of Famer Steffi Graf is 48 (h/ts AP)
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2016.05.20 08:08 Deveshchawla Women- the Best Opportunity for Businesses.

The Honest Company, which makes natural eco-friendly household products, is set to go public. It was recently valued at $1.7 billion with more than $150 million in revenue. Jessica Alba first got the idea for the Honest Company in 2009, when she had an allergic reaction to an infant detergent recommended by her mother. She became obsessed with the idea of providing safe, beautiful and convenient products that parents could use worry-free. But she had a tough time convincing investors. “I was getting rejected by so many people. They were like, 'Right you want to create a business? Good luck... why don’t you just do perfume..." Even Brian Lee, who eventually co-founded the company and became CEO, passed on the idea initially. He came around almost two years later when he had a child of his own, and his wife started transforming the household. The Honest Company launched in 2012, sold $10 million in products its first year and took off from there. The Honest Company is now a runaway hit. But the difficulties it had getting off the ground reflect some of the impediments facing women entrepreneurs -- only 20 percent of angel investors and 6 percent of venture capital partners are women. Between 2011 and 2013, only 3 percent of venture capital went to companies with female CEOs. Even Jessica Alba struggled to get financial backing, and she’s a CELEBRITY. In a way, she’s the exception that proves the rule. I run a national non-profit that recruits and trains aspiring entrepreneurs around the country. Over the past five years, I’ve seen just how tough it is for female entrepreneurs. And I am more convinced than ever that there are incredible opportunities -- and unmet needs -- in building women-oriented and women-led companies. On the market side, women are now a record-high 57 percent of U.S. college graduates and will comprise more and more of the employee and customer base in the years to come. There will be many more households in which women are the primary economic drivers -- one estimate is that as much as 85 percent of consumer purchasing power will be held by women. Yet many corporations remain male-dominated in their approaches and leadership -- only 5 percent of Fortune 1000 CEOs are women. Quite often, the default offerings don’t fully account for the female perspective. This creates market opportunities. Sallie Krawcheck, the former head of Merrill Lynch, recently co-founded Ellevest, an investing platform designed for women. “It’s time to give women an investing experience designed specifically for them,” Krawcheck says, noting that women control $5 trillion in investing power and demonstrate better investment returns than men over time. A friend of mine, Cariann Chan, went through the experience of freezing her eggs and found the process costly, uncomfortable and difficult to navigate. She now is working on a new product, Level, that measures fertility potential with a home test so that women can be better informed about their individual reproductive data before undergoing a procedure. Investors are coming around too. One Silicon Valley venture capitalist said, “I’m on the lookout for companies that solve issues for women in innovative ways. There’s a ton of potential.” Indeed, a study indicated that women-led private technology companies achieve 35 percent higher return on investment than male-led tech companies. This underscores the problem. Investors are cold-blooded capitalists (for the most part). If companies that include women statistically outperform others, then we’re systemically under-investing in women entrepreneurs. Some of our partners are investing to change this. Rent the Runway and UBS are teaming up to mentor 200 female entrepreneurs via Project Entrepreneur. Anu Duggal started the Female Founders Fund expressly to tackle the imbalance and take advantage of the opportunity. At Venture for America, I work with dozens of brilliant young women who clearly have the potential to start successful companies. I also have many accomplished women friends at different stages of their careers (I’m 41). The stories that my women friends tell me about the sexism they’ve experienced are astounding. Everything ranging from subtle patronizing to blatant harassment on a somewhat regular basis. It remains very difficult for women to achieve and maintain positions of leadership. There are massive barriers at every turn. And not all of these are external -- my women friends talk about how easy it is to be worn down after years of pushing against resistance. The tempting thing to do is say, “Sexism is terrible, but it will recede as we become more enlightened. Women will start more companies, investors will wise up and things will get better!” Which I really hope is true -- and I believe on good days. We all have to help make it happen. In the meantime, I’d like to recommend an approach that’s inspired by Stanford professor Tom Kosnik. Tom is an incredibly highly-regarded entrepreneurship and engineering professor. He often gets approached by students looking to start companies. If he is approached by a male founder or team, which is typically the case, he tells them, “Come back to me when you have a female co-founder.” When I started Venture for America back in 2011, I wasn’t the first employee. That was Eileen Lee, our chief operating officer, who got us up and running. Our first class was only 25 percent women (it’s about 50% now). The female Fellows wanted more women, which isn’t surprising. But here’s the thing -- so did the men. Studies have shown that companies with women in leadership positions perform better. First Round Capital published a report that portfolio companies with at least one female co-founder performed 63 percent better than all-male teams in increasing valuation over time. High-performing companies with male-female leadership teams are becoming more common. Mark Zuckerberg has Sheryl Sandberg. Jessica Alba has Brian Lee. Sallie Krawcheck has my friend from Brown, Charlie Kroll. I’m in the camp that companies run better when both men and women are involved at the highest levels. This represents a fantastic trend that we should encourage. Women are of course perfectly capable of founding and leading world-class companies on their own -- Sara Blakely, Arianna Huffington, Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, Barbara Corcoran, Jennifer Fleiss and Jen Hyman and many others have shown that women don’t have any limits when it comes to building companies. But in my view, many entrepreneurs, both men and women, would benefit from building a balanced team as fast and early as possible, including at the founder level. Men enlisting women early on would often help the company. And in some cases, the reverse is true as well. So if you’re a set of guys looking to start a company, think about women you could team up with -- they will see things differently and solve problems you didn’t even realize you had. And ladies, you don’t necessarily have to go it alone -- there are guys out there who will appreciate the opportunity and want to work with you.
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2016.04.25 16:14 dlayf Last Week on Ad Ops: Major M&A activity from AOL & Hearst; Facebook Ads will allow more 3rd Party Pixels, Google to add live TV listings to search

Week Ending Sunday, April 24th 2016
Yahoo considering bids from Verizon, Daily Mail and others, according to Reuters; comes as first round closes; Comcast and Time purportedly both elected to not place bids - Apr 20
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-m-a-verizon-exclusive-idUSKCN0XH00B
AOL ($3.9B market cap) acquires media company RYOT (parent of RYOT News); the terms are undisclosed; RYOT's website now redirects to a subdomain at Huffington Post, featuring articles with 360-degree videos; Arianna Huffington notes RYOT's value in dynamic storytelling - Apr 20
http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/20/aol-acquires-vr-content-studio-ryot-to-bring-immersive-video-to-the-huffington-post/
Verizon ($210.98B market cap) partners with Hearst to acquire Complex Media for $250M-$300M, according to WSJ; publisher of Collider, First We Feast and more; raised $60M to date - Apr 19
http://www.wsj.com/articles/verizon-hearst-near-a-major-investment-in-complex-media-1461013443
Google announces fast-loading accelerated mobile pages (AMP) will now be prominently featured in Google News; 14 AMP links will be showcased in a horizontal carousel; Google also plans to update AMP with support for site navigation, sidebar menus, and self-updating sites -Apr 20
http://adage.com/article/digital/amp-articles-enjoy-prime-real-estate-google-news/303643/
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@dlayf - Logical move and this also incentives publishers to adopt AMP faster. Like with all new platforms, the first movers there can enjoy a period of dominance and higher traffic.
Facebook updates News Feed algorithm to take engagement time into account when ranking articles; measures within thresholds to ensure longer articles and videos are not favored; also reduces instances where multiple articles from one source are displayed in succession - Apr 20
https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/04/news-feed-fyi-more-articles-you-want-to-spend-time-viewing/
Facebook will open up its ad product to additional 3rd party tracking pixels from Integral Ad Science, Neilson, and comScore; Moat was given access in Sept 2015 - Apr 19
http://adexchanger.com/publishers/facebook-widens-embrace-third-party-viewability-trackers/
Google to add live TV listings to search results; air time will be included in results, along with channel and available on-demand platforms; also announced improvements to ad network, DoubleClick, promising better targeting and placement - Apr 20
https://search.googleblog.com/2016/04/building-future-of-tv-with-you.html
Comments @dlayf - Attribution between online ads, other media types, and purchase data is still the holy grail of advertising. This likely ties into that goal.
NY Times reports on the changing advertising landscape and the affects that will have on publisher business modes. Ad revenues are fall; Apps and Messenger platforms are poised to lower web traffic numbers - Apr 17
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/business/media-websites-battle-falteringad-revenue-and-traffic.html?_r=1
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@dlayf - I liked this piece, its a great summary of the industry and worth the full read if you have the time. Nothing in here would be shocking to most people in ad tech, but its something you can send to your mom if she wants to understand why you have to work so late
Happensinadops - http://happensinadops.com/post/143175732395/when-a-rep-goes-on-a-health-kick-and-tries-to-get
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2013.11.04 16:54 crispalbert 49 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Happy Monday! To start off the week I wanted to share this curated list of inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs - originally from this blog post - to give you that motivational push to start the week strong!
49 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs:
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