Corey Forbus

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Corey Forbus

271 days ago

In retrospect Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.

The United States of Guns

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Corey Forbus

271 days ago

Strangely enough, Snyder talked about time as a kind of political construct. (I know that sounds weird, but bear with me.) His thesis was that you can tell a lot about the health of a democracy based on how its leaders — and citizens — orient themselves in time.

Take Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. The slogan itself invokes a nostalgia for a bygone era that Trump voters believe was better than today and better than their imagined future.

20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

vox.com

Corey Forbus

330 days ago

Life can disappear on us just like a cup of coffee consumed on autopilot.

The Alternative to Thinking All the Time

raptitude.com

Corey Forbus

377 days ago

But as the bus approached Seventh Avenue, the driver got on the intercom. "Folks," he said, "I know you've had a rough day and you're frustrated. I can't do anything about the weather or traffic, but here's what I can do. As each one of you gets off the bus, I will reach out my hand to you. As you walk by, drop your troubles into the palm of my hand, okay? Don't take your problems home to your families tonight—just leave 'em with me. My route goes right by the Hudson River, and when I drive by there later, I'll open the window and throw your troubles in the water. Sound good?"

The Kind Gesture that Helps Elizabeth Gilbert Find the Light On Her Worst Days

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Corey Forbus

628 days ago

The Perennials. We are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who live in the present time, know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology, and have friends of all ages. We get involved, stay curious, mentor others, are passionate, compassionate, creative, confident, collaborative, global-minded, risk takers who continue to push up against our growing edge and know how to hustle. We comprise an inclusive, enduring mindset, not a divisive demographic.

Meet the Perennials

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Corey Forbus

711 days ago

The actual point of all this, though, is that it reinforces something I picked up some time ago. I wish I could remember where. But the lesson was: When you write, everything is literature. Your grocery list. The note to your wife. The email to your mom. Your out-of-office reply. If it's going to be read by someone, you owe it to them to make it worth their time.

How my out-of-office reply became national news, and what we can learn from that

dallasnews.com

Corey Forbus

783 days ago

The rigidity of both is the manifestation of the disease that affects every great company: the assurance that what worked before will work eternally into the future, even if circumstances have changed. What makes companies great is inevitably what makes companies fail, whenever that day comes.

The Curse of Culture

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Corey Forbus

823 days ago

If we pull the plug on a film that isn’t working, it causes a great deal of angst and pain. But it also sends a major signal to the organization—that we’re not going to let something bad out. And they really value that. The rule is, we can’t produce a crappy film.

Staying one step ahead at Pixar: An interview with Ed Catmull

mckinsey.com

Corey Forbus

896 days ago

Extraordinary leadership is rooted in several capabilities: seeing before others see, understanding before others understand, and acting before others act.

Want to Be an Outstanding Leader? Keep a Journal.

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