Childhood

His Deep Fear of Desk Toys Stemmed from a Terrible Childhood Incident

My office is filled with all manner of tchotchke. I’ve got spacehips and superheroes, cars and stuffed animals, robots, monsters, and Lego versions of all of the above. The one office toy I’ve never considered, however, is that swinging ball thingy, better known as Newton’s Cradle. It’s neat and all, but, frankly, it’s a bit …

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Digital childhood: kids and social media

Recently Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said that he wouldn’t want his children to use social media. Meanwhile, social network giants like Facebook seem to make every effort to keep kids firmly glued to screens – their new app Messenger for Kids is designed to help children as young as six to “communicate” without signing up for …

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Top Leaders Reveal the Childhood Moments That Shaped Their Lives

The hallmark of a great leader is someone who motivates their team to succeed. But what motivates a leader? I know what motivates me. It’s a combination of an unrelenting desire to achieve my best, a passion to help others and yes, a wish to win the acceptance and praise I wanted as a child. My parents …

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