Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions
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Tactics for Asking Good Follow-Up Questions

In life – regardless of whether you are looking to hire someone or decide to trust someone – the better you are at judging people, the better. Unfortunately, effective communication is a challenge of most people, and it’s even harder to read others. Several decades of research has focused on the mental processes we use to interpret…

What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home
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What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

“Virtual work” is increasingly just “work” for most of us – whether we’re dialing into a conference call with our branch offices in London and New York, or VPN-ing in from home to catch up with work after-hours, remote work is the new normal. But Peter Hirst is helping to lead MIT into a new…

Is Innovation More About People or Process?
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Is Innovation More About People or Process?

The proposed question is ever- relevant: What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? This is a question Pixar head Ed Catmull has asked, and he says they tend to be pretty much split on it 50/50. A trip through HBR’s archives shows that he’s hardly alone…