How Adaptability Can Change Shakeups into Opportunities

Morning Commute: Vol. II

Adapt to any situation, even curveballs

  • Brought to you by Mercedes-Benz

Your morning commute is your reflection time.

Your podcast time.

Your one-man-band practice time.

And most importantly, your driving time.

To celebrate all that, we’re teaming up with Mercedes-Benz on Morning Commute, a dossier of six quick, smartphone-friendly essentials to help you start the day off right.

 

Word of the Day

a·dapt´a·bil´i·ty
adjective

Stephen Hawking defined intelligence as “the ability to adapt to change.” Keep that in mind when a curveball comes your way. For those not rigid in their thinking, shakeups present opportunity — not frustration.

THE ARTICLE

The Perfect White Oxford
by GANT

The white oxford shirt is the discerning fella's blank canvas upon which to paint endless varieties of cool, comfortable style. Suit and tie? All day. Under a brightly-colored sweater with jeans and brogues? Done. Paired with nothing but a pair of swim trunks and a deep tan? It’s got you.

BUY IT HERE

THE ARTICLE

The Perfect White Oxford
by GANT

The white oxford shirt is the discerning fella's blank canvas upon which to paint endless varieties of cool, comfortable style. Suit and tie? All day. Under a brightly-colored sweater with jeans and brogues? Done. Paired with nothing but a pair of swim trunks and a deep tan? It’s got you.

BUY IT HERE

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THE AUDIOBOOK

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris

America’s favorite humorist explores “the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler’s experiences.” Meaning, how one man keeps a positive spirit and can-do attitude in the face of French dentistry, taxidermied owls and North Carolina Costcos.

Download Via Audible

THE AUDIOBOOK

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
David Sedaris

America’s favorite humorist explores “the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler’s experiences.” Meaning, how one man keeps a positive spirit and can-do attitude in the face of French dentistry, taxidermied owls and North Carolina Costcos.

Download Via Audible

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THE PODCAST

The End of the Calorie
Gastropod

The creative duo behind this food-centric broadcast examines our eating habits through the dual lens of science and history. The stories, like “The United States of Chinese Food” and “The End of the Calorie,” offer unconventional ways to look at your daily meals.

listen via Gastropod

THE PODCAST

The End of the Calorie
Gastropod

The creative duo behind this food-centric broadcast examines our eating habits through the dual lens of science and history. The stories, like “The United States of Chinese Food” and “The End of the Calorie,” offer unconventional ways to look at your daily meals.

listen via Gastropod

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THE TRACK

Hello
Adele (Reggae Cover)

Two recent pop anthems lend themselves nicely to the remix/remake world: “Hotline Bling” and “Hello.” In particular, the Adele song is gaining new attention via the reggae artists Conkarah and Rosie Delmah, turning the mournful ballad into an island groove.

THE TRACK

Hello
Adele (Reggae Cover)

Two recent pop anthems lend themselves nicely to the remix/remake world: “Hotline Bling” and “Hello.” In particular, the Adele song is gaining new attention via the reggae artists Conkarah and Rosie Delmah, turning the mournful ballad into an island groove.

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THE QUICK READ

Why Top Companies and MBA Programs are Teaching Improv
By Vivian Giang, Fast Company

To cultivate exceptional leaders, Fortune 500 companies and major universities are turning toward improv sessions in their corporate training. Their thinking? Participants are forced out of comfort zones, into unplanned situations and forced to think on their feet. The reward? More risk-taking, more creativity.

Read via Fast Company

THE QUICK READ

Why Top Companies and MBA Programs are Teaching Improv
by Vivian Giang, Fast Company

To cultivate exceptional leaders, Fortune 500 companies and major universities are turning toward improv sessions in their corporate training. Their thinking? Participants are forced out of comfort zones, into unplanned situations and forced to think on their feet. The reward? More risk-taking, more creativity.

Read Via Fast Company



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