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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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recruiting culture

The Secret Is Who Not How

By David Essman | August 31, 2020

  Our friends, Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan have a new book coming out soon, and it reminded us of something that  Matt Mullenweg, the CEO, and founder of Automattic (the parent …

“it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon not understanding it.” -Upton Sinclair

The Tyranny of “Back to School”

By David Essman | August 28, 2020

  The stories of how university life has changed are reported in the news daily. We read stories of students being expelled, for congregating, partying, and being kids. The …

i always thought my work would take me somewhere meaningful

Are You Rethinking What’s Important? Lots of people are!

By David Essman | August 26, 2020

  Two generations ago, we started to outsource child-rearing, so both parents could be breadwinners. Which worked well. Until it didn’t. So now families by their …

Don’t let them take away your crayons

By David Essman | August 24, 2020

  From the 2009 bestseller, “Ignore Everybody”: Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take …

creativity forces us to connect with our best selves

Diversity Soup by Dave Trott

By David Essman | August 19, 2020

  There’s an old Chinese folk tale about two monks. They come to a poor village to beg for food, but no-one has any to …

nobody told me it would be this fleeting

Nobody Told Me

By David Essman | August 17, 2020

  A favorite story of ours is about the original Olympic Games, in Ancient Greece. If you won an event, unlike today, you didn’t get …