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Google, Amazon and Facebook’s Secrets to Hiring the Best People


This article originally appeared on Sarah Cooper / Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon. These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the best job candidates. But what is it? No, it’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you […]

How Accurate are Online Profiles?

Whether you’re trying to find your perfect match on an online dating site or are meeting new friends on social media, you probably wonder, are people who they say they are online? I turned to the science to discover how accurate online profiles really are. Check it out: According to acclaimed researcher Simine Vazire, people […]

Captivate Hits iBooks Bestseller List


We have exciting news! Captivate hit the Apple iBooks Bestseller List in the Business & Personal Finance section Christmas week! Check us out (we’re #14): We think this amazingness happened because Captivate was been named by iBooks as one of the Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2017!   Book Description: Do you wish you could decode people? […]

How to Be Visionary


What sets apart the most visionary, timeless and inspiring companies and people from those who are merely successful? Contrary to what you may guess, it’s not great leadership, ideas or timing. Rather, the recipe for becoming a visionary and achieving long-term success is value-driven and surprisingly easy to learn from. Over the course of six […]

How the Science of People Does Research


One of the questions I’m often asked about the Science of People is how we choose what topics we research to write about and create videos for. If you’ve ever wondered that or wanted to know how we gather our research, then today is your lucky day because I’m going to share with you what […]

The Science of Curiosity


Did curiosity really kill the cat? I’m sure you’ve heard this expression before, but what is curiosity and how does it work? Albert Einstein once said: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” What exactly goes on in our brains when something piques our attention? A study which was published in Neuron magazine suggested that […]

What are you hiding?


I get hundreds of emails every day — heartfelt stories, personal confessions, secrets. No matter what the topic, every single person shares one thing in common. It’s what no one wants to talk about: Many of us have a secret part of ourselves we feel we cannot share. Whether we are hiding a small quirk or a […]

Laughter Lunch: 10 Videos to Make You Laugh


How do you spend your lunch break? If you’re like an estimated 80% of professionals, you probably hurriedly eat your food while continuing to work. About a year ago I realized working through lunch or skimming social media (sometimes good, sometimes boring, sometimes bad) was not great. Then I read a quote that was something […]

Book Club Book: Shark Tales


Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business By: Barbara Corcoran Book Description: The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran–and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate […]

The Science of Storytelling


You’ve heard that storytelling is important in business, and in life. That it’s a powerful tool that has lasting impact. But why is that? And how can you become better at it? Below, we’ll explain the effect of storytelling on our brain, and then give you five tips on how to become a better storyteller. […]

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