Say the word “networking,” and most of us die a little inside. However, there are a few simple steps to take to broaden and deepen your ties, says business school professor Tanya Menon.

Preparation is the key trick used by magicians — and it can help you conjure big wow moments, too, says David Kwong.

Here’s something you might want to consider tattooing on your forehead: What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do, says productivity guru Tim Ferriss.

Human creativity is a natural, infinitely renewable resource — and it’s coming up with smart, cheap solutions to people’s biggest problems. Strategist Navi Radjou explains.

Business consultant Jim Crupi helps companies figure out how to change and innovate. What he often finds when he meets clients is a tried-and-true pattern of doing things the same way. He shares an easy game to shake things up.

Financial journalist and economist Tim Harford writes about a fascinating experiment to identify the most productive and inspiring office setup.

Never mind workers — Yoshie Komuro believes that if anyone stands to benefit from a sensible workday, it’s employers.