Author Jonathan Haidt discusses the theories of happiness and positivity in his book The Happiness Hypothesis
by Adrienne Rodney
We often equate happiness with health, success and a lot of good luck; without these things depression ensues. But Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and professor at NYU-Stern School of Business says otherwise.
We interviewed Haidt about [...]
by Sara McDermott Jain
A little over two years ago I was working in marketing at a publishing house, dreaming of becoming a screenwriter. The job was unsatisfying and I felt trapped. The only way out that I [...]
Back on September 5 of 2012 Brooke Allen sent an email to the NSoW mailing list inviting subscribers to join us in a free class. So many people wrote that we decided to post it as an article so they could add comments about their experiences.
Adrienne and I have [...]
Article and Video Interview by Brooke Allen
I’ve often wondered what can be done to make it fun to learn new skills and hunt for a job. Surely if FarmVille can make farming fun, and Call of Duty can make war fun, isn’t it possible for the people who [...]
Learning to be a hero is more important than you might think.
Article by Brooke Allen, Interview by Adrienne Rodney and Brooke Allen.
Before we met Dr. Phillip Zimbardo [...]
by Steve Amoia for No Shortage of Work
Few first jobs in life could have [...]
How my grandparents thrived during the 1930′s.
by: Brooke Allen
In the mid 1920′s they met on a date in [...]
by: Brooke Allen
Jesse Schell has taught game design for ten years at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, founded by Dr. Randy Pausch and Dr. Donald Marinelli. He is a former chairman of the International Game [...]
Review by: John Lester with Sara McDermott
In the past 100 years, the world has been changing at a rapid rate. Now, more than at any other time in history, both information and human connection can be delivered at an alarming speed; truly, the world is entering a new dimension of discovery and [...]
A book review by Steve Amoia
Carmine Gallo is a respected business journalist by training. He created a company, Gallo Communications, that provides presentation, media training and communication skills advice for some of the world’s most recognized brands. His first book about the iconic CEO of Apple Computer, entitled [...]
by David Iscoe
It’s pretty much a truism that good workers take their jobs seriously. Employers want people who are invested in the work and care about what they’re doing. If you don’t care about what you’re doing, it’s hard to be at your most productive.
What is less [...]
Adrienne Rodney Interviews Shawn Achor, Author of The Happiness Advantage
Here are a few fallacies many of us believe: If only I had a job, then I’d be happy. Once I have all the material things I’ve been after, I won’t have time to be depressed. The grass is always greener.
by: Adrienne Rodney
We are led to believe that searching for a job is your full-time job. Not having an office means [...]
Book Review: by Steve Amoia
Seth Godin is a best-selling author and well-known public speaker. His latest book, “Linchpin,” reinforces many of the concepts that we promote at NSoW: Being different, creativity, innovation, generosity, personal networking and passion for your work. Mr. Godin teaches us that indispensable people, who [...]
And They’re Coming to Teach You Things You Need to Know
By: Victoria Goldenberg
Could No Shortage of Work (NSoW) have existed 20 years ago? The costs in time, money and labor to gather and direct members and run a publication might not have justified the [...]
by Brooke Allen
I was eight when we got our first television. Although it cost a month’s take-home pay, my parents consumed it sparingly, as if it were candy.
In the eighth grade I became interested in Amateur Radio, and lost interest in TVs configured as [...]
A book review by: Steve Amoia
Pat Williams, who was assisted by Mike Sielski, has written a book about a famous American baseball player. (Baseball has the same popularity in the USA as cricket enjoys in Australia, India, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies.) More importantly, this is the story about [...]
A Book Review by Steve Amoia
This physically small book delivers a very large message from one of our most admired and analyzed business leaders: Warren Buffett. He earned his billions by investing in conservative companies with strong balance sheets, along with passionate managers and subordinates who focused on the long-term. His [...]
Why is it that lazy people accuse people who are helping themselves of acting out of desperation?
I was waiting for the uptown #6 subway train in New York City when I overheard a conversation between two men in early middle-age; one standing and the other sitting.
The one sitting said “The market sucks; I [...]
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