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A brain science expert shares his 30-second exercise to jumpstart your creative thinking at work

You may seem creative if you suggest doing something that breaks the mold, writes Moran Cerf. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks; below are his answers to two recent questions. In today's c...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Trends, Strategy, Neuroscience, Creativity, REM, Q&a, Nordic, Northwestern University, Rapid Eye Movement REM, Kellogg School of Management, Alfred P Sloan, Deirdre Barrett, Moran Cerf, Contributor 2019


How to set realistic New Year's resolutions and actually stick to them in 2021, according to a neuroscientist

Getty Images Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks; below are his answers to two recent questions. In today's column, he covers how to use neuroscience to make effective New Year's resolutions and manage relationship...
Tags: Psychology, Hollywood, Relationships, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Neuroscience, Nasa, Mars, Resolutions, Nordic, New Years Resolution, Northwestern University, Cardinals, Cubs, Kellogg School of Management


The psychology of giving great gifts: An expert shares science-backed hacks for making your holiday presents memorable even if you can't see your loved ones this year

Every week, Cerf receives questions about psychology, business, and behavior from people who email him after attending one of his talks. Courtesy of Moran Cerf Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and is the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks; below are his a...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Research, Santa, Cerf, Alfred P Sloan, Moran Cerf, John Ruhlin, Moran Cerf Moran Cerf, American Film Institute Every


The rise and fall and rebirth of General Motors (GM)

General Motors is 110 years old. Founded in 1908, GM rose to dominate the US auto industry. But it declined in the 1980s and 1990s, and in 2009 it was bailed out and went bankrupt. By 2019, however, the definitive American corporation had recovered.   The story of General Motors is one of rising, falling — and rising again. Born from the wild early days of the Detroit car business, "The General" made it through the Great Depression and rose to become the model of an American corporation. At o...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, US, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Detroit, Eisenhower, Henry Ford, Cadillac, Durant, Roger Smith


Porsche Versus S&P: Can Sports Cars Top The Stock Market?

A RimBlades USA study examines the value of classic Porsche models against the S&P. The 1956 356A 1600 Speedster and a 1997 993 Turbo are among the Porsche cars considered.  How did theses and other classic Porsches perform against the S&P? The results might surprise you. Here’s one of those nifty stories about how much you would have made or lost buying and selling a particular kind of car versus the stock market. In this case, it’s Porsche versus the Standard & Poors 500 stock index. Stories...
Tags: Usa, Germany, Magazine, Porsche, Autos, Aston Martin, Volvo, Comparisons, Carl, Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America Inc, Mecum, Standard Poors, Car Talk, Alfred P Sloan, Tony Borroz


This Is How It Goes On a Blog

So this is how it goes on a blog. You do one off-topic post about some stray wacky topic like washing machines, which has utterly nothing to do with photography, and you expect to leave it at that, but you can't just leave it at that—because then people bring up interesting and different perspectives, and all of you learn more about it, and it turns out that, well, there's more to talk about. So then you do a second post about washing machines...and suddenly you're talking about appliances inste...
Tags: Photography, Followups, Washington, Milwaukee, Samsung, America, General Motors, Old, Cameras, Nikon, Michael Johnston, Phil, Michael C Johnston, Jim, Ann Arbor Michigan, Amazon US


Automoblog Book Garage: The Three Best Car Books For Summer

Normally, winter is the season associated with a good book. There are the usual images: rolling fire, fuzzy blanket, easy chair, warm tea, and that quintessential book resting on a small table. Summer, by comparison, may not be as glamorous for our book-loving friends. One might have a noisy and cranky air conditioner, or worse, no AC at all! And reading outside might warrant you a visit from that one rogue wasp that makes a dive bomb for your head. That aside, summer can be a great time to get ...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, New York, America, General Motors, Muscle cars, Classic Cars, Ford, Autos, Detroit Lions, Plymouth, Audi, Lamborghini, Pontiac, Ferruccio Lamborghini, John Deere


Automoblog Book Garage: The John Deere Century

Growing up in rural Iowa I was subjected to many a debates over Ford, Chevy, and Dodge trucks. There were guys in my high school who fondly preferred one over the other and would adamantly defend their position during our lunch time discussions. While the jury remained inconclusive on trucks, there was a general consensus that John Deere made the best tractor. It wasn’t even a debate. In fact, you didn’t go there. Mean Green So prominent were those green machines that to suggest red, or yellow...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Los Angeles, General Motors, Porsche, Iowa, Autos, Dodge, John Deere, Alfred P Sloan, Motorbooks, Randy Leffingwell, Leffingwell, Book Garage, Ford Chevy, John Deere Century


Corvette’s Founding Fathers: Pt 2 Ed Cole, the Corvette’s Godfather

The Corvette is arguably the greatest enigma in Detroit history. Every car line has to carry its own sales weight. In 1957, 6,339 Corvettes were sold. That same year, Ford sold 21,380 Thunderbirds. Corvette sales didn’t surpass that figure until 1963 when 21,513 Corvettes sold. How did the Corvette survive? It was the wild west days when William Durant founded General Motors on September 16, 1908. By 1910, Durant had lost control of General Motors to a bankers trust. In 1912, Durant started Chev...
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A Short History of Design Leadership

Recently throughout the business press, there have been countless articles about CCOs and CDOs and their value. Large companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi, 3M, Electrolux, and Hyundai have added these positions over the last few years. Most people behave like this is a remarkable new development. It has been the right of the professional practice of design to have a seat at the table since the inception of the industry. We just stopped demanding it.Some of the most famous and influential people early...
Tags: Business, Design, Germany, Kodak, United States, Reference, Gm, Portland Oregon, Hyundai, Boeing, Essay, Michael, Designer Profiles, Cadillac, Braun, Dieter Rams


Weekend A La Carte (March 4)

I did not dig up any new Kindle deals today for Christian books. However, I’m often asked about biographies of Winston Churchill; Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert is a great introductory work and is discounted this month. Then you need to read The Last Lion, the epic 3-volume series by William Manchester. If you’re interested in David Murray’s forthcoming book Reset, you can get it early and discounted from Reformation Heritage Books. Also, if you like the Fighter Verse CDs, yo...
Tags: Europe, General Motors, Blogging, Ford, Winston Churchill, Gm, Iceland, Henry Ford, Martin Gilbert, A La Carte, David Murray, William Manchester, Kevin DeYoung, Eric Geiger, Alfred P Sloan, Christian Standard Bible


Luxury fit for a king – the Duchess Cadillac to be featured at Amelia Island

The Duchess Cadillac. Photos courtesy Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, unless otherwise noted. Edward VIII was, briefly, the King of England, but his love for twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson prompted the monarch to abdicate the throne after serving for just 11 months in 1936. Following their marriage, the pair became the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, with residences kept around the globe. In New York they maintained a suite at the Waldorf Astoria, and in 1941 took delivery of...
Tags: England, New York, New York City, General Motors, Shows, Gm, Autos, Duke, Edward, Cadillac, Windsor, Buick, Amelia Island Concours d Elegance, Waldorf Astoria, Wilton, Amelia Island Concours


5 Questions to Ask When Managing in the Gray

JOSEPH BADARACCO PROVIDES A WAY to resolve the inevitable gray areas we will all face from time to time in Managing in the Gray. It is the core of a leaders work. Gray areas demand our best judgment. The five questions provide a way to get there. They are “a distinctive way of sizing up gray area issues, analyzing them carefully, grappling with their full, human complexity, and then—and only then—making final decisions.” Avoid the temptation to skip a question or pick a favorite. “This approa...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Problem Solving, Edmund Burke, Alfred P Sloan


Copper cooled calamity: The 1923 Chevrolet Series C

Photo from the writer’s collection.  After Henry Ford almost singlehandedly created the low-priced automobile category with the Model T, the rest of the industry found itself playing catch-up with models like the Star from Durant, the Overland from Willys-Overland and the Chevrolet. Ultimately, the only one of those makes to thrive would be Chevrolet, but it took some time to light upon a formula that would successfully siphon away potential Ford buyers. Chevrolet’s earliest attempt at parity ...
Tags: Congress, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Autos, Oakland, Chevrolet, Henry Ford, Cadillac, New York Auto Show, Featured Posts, Ford Motor Company, Flint, Buick, Dayton, Durant


First Nighter: Anna Ziegler's 'Boy' Is a Smart, Fresh Transgender-Play Twist

The current trend towards transgender plays gets a heart-jolting spin by way of Anna Ziegler's Boy, another of her Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan-backed plays and now under Keen Company auspices at the Clurman. This time the unexpected close look at gender-bending that occurs--and is based on a true story--doesn't involve someone believing he or she was born in the wrong body. To the contrary. The infant Samuel Turner was born with phirmosis--i. e., foreskin that could not be retracted ...
Tags: London, Boston, Nicole Kidman, Samantha, Huffington Post, Steven, David Finkle, Barnes, Adam, Doug, DAVENPORT Iowa, Trudy, Ziegler, Anna Ziegler, Alfred P Sloan, Samuel Turner


Thinking About Strategy (Part 1): What is Strategy?

At the beginning of December I gave a talk at Google’s Firestarters event that built on some of the ideas I wrote up in my post about strategy as algorithm. Rather than posting the whole deck, which at some point I will do, I thought I would try to share the slides in groups of a few at a time and tell the story over a number of posts. This is a bit of an experiment and mostly because I’m trying to get all the posts I can out of the deck, so thanks for bearing with me. What is strategy? Anyone w...
Tags: Google, Technology, Marketing, Strategy, General Motors, Gm, Algorithm, Shell, Percolate, Sloan, Martin Weigel, Lawrence Freedman, Alfred P Sloan


Faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships Jan 2019

Fifteen faculty members received named professorships or were appointed distinguished service professors. Sendhil Mullainathan was named the Roman Family University Professor; Elisabeth Clemens, Michael Greenstone, Robert Grossman, Wayne Hu, Jens Ludwig and Larry F. Norman received distinguished service professorships; and Fernando Alvarez, Robert J. Chaskin, Margaret Gardel, Ralph S.J. Koijen, Derek Neal, Russell Reid, Pietro Veronesi and Amy R. Ward received named professorships. Biological S...
Tags: London, Obama, France, America, European Central Bank, Rome, Chicago, United States, Korea, National Institutes of Health, Philadelphia, University Of Chicago, National Bureau of Economic Research, Mumbai, Norman, American Physical Society