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. 
Parents of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things in Common
Success Strategies

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things in Common

While there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.
Psychologists Say Power Does 4 Crazy Things to Your Mind
Psychology

Psychologists Say Power Does 4 Crazy Things to Your Mind

Who doesn't desire power? However, it can do some really weird things to your perception of yourself and others.
One Simple Exercise That Can Help You Think Through Any Big Decision
Decision Making

One Simple Exercise That Can Help You Think Through Any Big Decision

With a little mental finesse, anxiety can be an ally -- even when it comes to decision making.
Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument
Psychology

Science Says These 9 Tactics Will Help You Win Any Argument

You have to understand people.
The Keurig K-Cup's Inventor Says He Feels Bad That He Made It. Here's Why.
Inventors

The Keurig K-Cup's Inventor Says He Feels Bad That He Made It. Here's Why.

K-cups are everywhere. And its waste is, too, thanks to the fact that the cups are almost impossible to recycle.
The 9 Things People Decide Within Seconds of Meeting You
First Impressions

The 9 Things People Decide Within Seconds of Meeting You

Psychologists call it 'thin slicing.'
Happy People Tend to Have This Personality Trait
Happiness

Happy People Tend to Have This Personality Trait

But do happy people achieve true entrepreneurial genius?
Science Says Doing These 3 Simple Things Will Make You More Charismatic
Behavior

Science Says Doing These 3 Simple Things Will Make You More Charismatic

Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors.
9 Proven Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously
Leadership Qualities

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
Business Meetings

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
Communication Strategies

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
Thought Leaders

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.