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Three days a week we’ll email you a super insightful illustration that tells a story about the world of work. The emails cover topics like company culture, design thinking, leadership strategies, creating better functioning teams, enhancing patient experience, etc. They are designed to give you insight into working smarter and being more connected to why you do what you do. We also feature guest posts once a week from thought leaders around the world. People who enjoy the daily are most often senior leaders in business, healthcare execs, entrepreneurs, and academics.

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Read our latest posts below:

culture of empathy; anything is possible if it's done with love

Happy New Year!

By David Essman | December 31, 2020

Let’s reevaluate love today. Love is the thing that pushes us to succeed. Love is a thing that we have to feel for ourselves, for …

purpose and meaning;people should get joy from their work

The Secret To Finding Joy

By David Essman | December 24, 2020

As the holidays swing round again, this year the idea of “Joy To The World” has never been more needed. And joy is a powerful idea. …

ideation culture;I got tired of trying to stop you from making bad decisions

Intellectual Best Practices

By David Essman | December 22, 2020

The great anti-establishment Australian publisher, Claire Lehmann was recently lambasting the big-city American intelligentsia for their lack of intellectual diversity: “The pressure to conform exists everywhere but …

how to create a high performance culture;i needed to be alone…

Fewer Moving Parts

By David Essman | December 15, 2020

Everybody loves Steely Dan. At least, every middle-aged, American white dude from the suburbs loves Steely Dan. For anyone who went to college in the 70s-80s, …

cultural anthropology;at least I tried. you?

The “Kind of Blue” Effect

By David Essman | December 10, 2020

In pop music, there is a curve. “Easy-Listening” on one end of the curve (Barry Manilow, Kenny G, Billy Joel, etc) and on the other, we …

how do you solve problems with company culture;every time I try to get closer to God, some little bit of trivial nonsense gets in the way

The seven, ten, twelve, habits of successful leaders

By David Essman | December 8, 2020

  It’s a funny thing about leadership. By definition, it’s one of the most important roles on the planet. Your job is fundamentally about spreading …