October 26, 2016 - 10:16 am
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Nick Saban and his University of Alabama teams have won four national championships, and he once appeared on a Forbes magazine cover as “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports.” A couple of months ago, I attended an Alabama practice

October 19, 2016 - 2:16 pm
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When Christa Quarles became OpenTable’s CEO last year, she quickly realized her teams were trying to perfect ideas and projects before showing them to her. “They would waste a ton of time trying to get it perfect,” she told

August 31, 2016 - 2:31 pm
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Americans Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick — two of the world’s fastest skaters 10 years ago —¬† were both scheduled for the 1500-meter speed skating event in the 2006 Winter Olympics. For weeks before the match, they bickered in

August 25, 2016 - 11:44 am
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“I’m in no shape to exercise.” Overhearing this sentence in a coffee shop, I glanced over to see an obese fellow holding a gooey pastry and a drink topped with whipped cream. He and his buddy laughed, but there

August 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm
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The surveillance cameras throughout the streets of Amsterdam looked really boring to Jill Magid, a conceptual artist. So for her next street-art project, Jill wanted to decorate those dull cameras with rhinestones. But when she presented her plan to

July 14, 2016 - 5:33 pm
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Above is a thank-you note I received from Oban, the four-year-old grandson of our neighbor, after he and I fed cracked corn to the two ducks in our community’s pond. (It reads: “Dear Sam, Thank you for taking me

June 30, 2016 - 8:39 am
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Creativity isn’t a talent granted to a privileged few — it’s innate in all humans. And the ebb and flow of personal creativity helps determine whether or lives — and our work — are bright or bleak, eye-opening or