Janeane Garofalo: [sighs] I got my period today. Marge: [spits out the wine she was drinking] Oh, good Lord. Janeane Garofalo: Plus, I got this new boyfriend. And you know how it is when you’re kissing a guy with a tongue stud. (Laughter) Homer: [laughing and pounding his fist on the table] Yes! Yeah! Oh, god, yes! [head hits table]
For convenience, below we call organizations in which respondents agree that their leadership overtly rewards execution of new ideas “rewarders,” and those that disagree “non-rewarders.”
Rewarder companies report higher rates of personal idea creation. Respondents working at rewarders are two and a half times more likely to personally develop new ideas on a regular basis than those working at non-rewarders (55% versus 21%). This finding challenges the widespread notion that hiring imaginative, intrinsically-motivated people and letting them “do their thing” insures innovation.
A lifetime of manis and pedis could cover four years at a public university; hair and face treatments would pay for a private college. “I think it’s a very interesting time for girls, in that what we all grew up believing—that you have to play the hand you’re dealt—is no longer true,” says screenwriter Nora Ephron, who has written often on women and beauty. “In some sense, you really can go out and buy yourself a better face and a different body.”
If tweens can be convinced they need to spend to perfect their already youthful skin, it’s hard to imagine what they’ll believe at 40. And with all the time they’ll spend thinking about it, it’s even harder to imagine all they’re missing along the way.
just thought this might be helpful to somebody. I enjoyed it
The ‘what not to include’ section is particularly important. However, I disagree with disregarding work of a political nature. There is no shame in including references to design work used in successful political campaigns, within reason. For example, if you were a member of the team behind the Obama brand and the individual reviewing your resume is pissy or politically offended, take it as sign that you probably don’t want to work for them anyway.
This has nothing to do with political affiliation, but everything to do with being a professional.
dont you think that if everybody using the link to the influence website on their social website that the influenceproject.fastcompany.com/ will be the top of the list?
i refuse. also my influence happens in real life.
I posted it not to “show my influence” or persuade anyone else to sign up. I’m not in the least interested becoming the most influential, either. I found this initiative interesting, but not innovative. It’s too gimmicky and doesn’t really effectively show influence. I very much subscribe to the idea of value in social media, but Fast Company’s “Influence Project” is lacking in value. There’s nothing for me to learn or gain by signing up. It may be pretty and may be an interesting idea on the surface, but not much past that.
I find your “my influence happens in real life,” to be interesting. By occupying a Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook — you are spreading your influence. Which ultimately takes away from spending time in your real life where you claim to make your impact.
Really, everything we do is influencing something or someone.
“Researchers say creativity should be taken out of the art room and put into homeroom. The argument that we can’t teach creativity because kids already have too much to learn is a false trade-off. Creativity isn’t about freedom from concrete facts. Rather, fact-finding and deep research are vital stages in the creative process. Scholars argue that current curriculum standards can still be met, if taught in a different way.”—Newsweek / The Creativity Crisis