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RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us - YouTube
This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. Follow the RSA on Twitter: the RSA on Facebook: to RSA podcas via Pocket
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yesterday by aksie
This colorful Boston developer is enjoying his last [bleeping] hurrah - The Boston Globe
If everyone has a superpower, one thing they do better, or think they do better, than anybody, Dick Friedman’s is making friends. He is drawn to the accomplished and the famous, whose names he sprinkles through conversations like dry seasoning. Carly Simon. Gregory Peck. John Kerry. Skip Gates. Friedman cried the time he was hugged by the Dalai Lama. Former senator Chris Dodd, a longtime friend, says he checks in with Friedman about once a week.
“There’s nobody like him,” says David Mamet, 70, the playwright and Hollywood moviemaker, who has been Friedman’s friend for decades. “He is literally a nice guy. Of course he swears all the time. Also, I think he’d die if he ever read a book.”

Longtime Friedman pal Millard “Mickey” Drexler, chairman of retailer J. Crew, says Friedman works hard at friendship. He remembers Friedman once flew cross-country after surgery, with an IV line attached to his arm, so he would not miss a friend’s wedding.
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yesterday by sandykoe
‘God Made Me Black on Purpose’ - POLITICO Magazine
Unlike most members of Congress, who rise early, Scott is a creature of the night. A teetotaling bachelor at age 52, he follows an unorthodox schedule: sleeping in as late as possible, then staying up into the wee hours of the morning. He reads, prays, works out, watches movies. But his favorite post-midnight pastime is writing. Scott, a successful businessman and politician in Charleston before coming to Congress in the Tea Party insurgency of 2010, has spent his adult years putting life on pen and pad: his plans for the coming days and weeks; goals for the years ahead; visions of how problems big and small will be resolved and what the future will look like.

Scott’s friends universally describe him as cerebral and calculating, someone who speaks very little until he is convinced there is something specific to say. This is particularly true concerning matters of race. Scott mostly kept his head down after first arriving in the Senate in 2013, but has used his megaphone with greater frequency the past two years. One such instance was in July 2016, when he delivered a historic speech from the Senate floor describing being profiled by law enforcement.
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yesterday by sandykoe

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