Drake Baer

Drake Baer

Drake Baer reports on strategy, leadership, and organizational psychology at Business Insider. He is the co-author of Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability. Before joining BI, Drake was a contributing writer at Fast Company. Before that, he spent years exploring the world. 
9 Proven Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously
Leadership

9 Proven Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

If you're going to get anywhere in business, you need people to take you seriously.
11 Ways Top Execs Like Marissa Mayer and Jeff Bezos Run Meetings Effectively
Leadership

11 Ways Top Execs Like Marissa Mayer and Jeff Bezos Run Meetings Effectively

Meetings fall apart thanks to sloppy agendas, un-articulated ground rules, and other structural mistakes. Here's how some of the world's top execs manage their meetings.
17 Tactics for Reading People's Body Language
Leadership

17 Tactics for Reading People's Body Language

What you say communicates only about half of what people hear.
9 Critical Turning Points That Shaped Mark Cuban's Extraordinary Career
Success Strategies

9 Critical Turning Points That Shaped Mark Cuban's Extraordinary Career

The decisions that made the outspoken 'Shark Tank' investor a millionaire at 31 and a billionaire at 40.
22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter
Leadership

22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter

If you've been following the same people on Twitter for the last five years, you're probably missing out.
5 Memory Strategies for Learning Anything Fast
Memory

5 Memory Strategies for Learning Anything Fast

If you want to do get to the top of your class or climb the ladder at work, give yourself a gigantic advantage by recalling more information faster with these tips.
The 22 Biggest Product Fails Ever
Product Ideas

The 22 Biggest Product Fails Ever

From New Coke to the Apple Newton, a look at high-profile products that flopped.
New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule
Skills

New Study Dismantles Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Hour Rule

The principle that 10,000 hours of 'deliberate practice' are needed to become world-class in any field may not be what it seems.
5 Signs You're Not Leadership Material
Leadership

5 Signs You're Not Leadership Material

If you think you are a true leader then these are the behaviors you'll need to avoid.
5 Keys to Making a Great First Impression
First Impressions

5 Keys to Making a Great First Impression

These are the qualities of appearance make people instantly look like leaders.
 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World
Inventions

13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World

These products came to be by chance -- spawning businesses and changing lives the world over.
7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously
Leadership

7 Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously

If you're going to get anything done in business, you need people to respect you. Here are some tips.
The Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success
Leadership

The Personality Trait That Most Often Predicts Success

A staggering amount of research links this trait with people who are also super organized, responsible and plan ahead, among other things.
9 Ways to Turn Your Desk Into the Ideal Workspace (Infographic)
Work Spaces

9 Ways to Turn Your Desk Into the Ideal Workspace (Infographic)

If your workstation doesn't fit you, you're in trouble. Here's a quick guide to setting up your workspace for optimal health and productivity.
From Beethoven to Marissa Mayer: The Bizarre Habits of Highly Creative People
Creativity

From Beethoven to Marissa Mayer: The Bizarre Habits of Highly Creative People

These artists, scientists and CEOS reveal that some of the world's most innovative individuals have some eccentric habits.