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J.D. Dillard has become one of Hollywood’s buzziest directors—from his Sundance debut Sleight to writing and directing Fox’s upcoming reboot of the 1986 sci-fi classic The Fly. So what set Dillard’s career on such an upward trajectory? Being a receptionist. But not at just any company–at J.J. Abrams’s production house Bad Robot. It was a leap of faith that resulted in a sizable pay cut, an extra hour to his commute . . . and the chance to join Abrams across the world for the shoot of The Force Awakens. Dillard says watching Abrams in action was the catalyst he needed to try his hand at directing.

Dillard explains how the lifetime opportunity came about, how working at Bad Robot fosters creativity, and the invaluable lessons in storytelling and leadership he’s learned from Abrams.

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From Bad Robot receptionist to Sundance darling: What rising-star writer-director J.D. Dillard learned from J.J. Abrams about storytelling

From Bad Robot receptionist to Sundance darling: What rising-star writer-director J.D. Dillard learned from J.J. Abrams about storytelling

Dillard took a chance (and a huge pay cut) when he became a receptionist at Abrams’s production company. But that chance has paid off significantly.

These tree-planting drones are firing seed missiles to restore the world’s forests

These tree-planting drones are firing seed missiles to restore the world’s forests

In Myanmar, a major project is under way: restore coastal mangrove forests–with a little air support.

Your swimsuit is terrible for the environment

Your swimsuit is terrible for the environment

Here are the best alternatives–and they’re still not good enough.

These are the false beliefs we still hold about introverts and extroverts

These are the false beliefs we still hold about introverts and extroverts

You don’t have to be solidly one or the other. On this week’s episode of Secrets of the Most Productive People, we learn the real ways introverts and extroverts operate in the workplace.

Patagonia sues AB InBev for trying to confuse consumers as to who’s behind its new beer called . . . Patagonia

Patagonia sues AB InBev for trying to confuse consumers as to who’s behind its new beer called . . . Patagonia

The legendary outdoor apparel company, which started selling its own beer in 2016, filed a complaint in a California court alleging that the global brewer is intentionally trying to benefit from Patagonia’s 40-year brand legacy.

How I spent my windfall of cash

How I spent my windfall of cash

An 80% salary increase, an unexpected inheritance, an injury settlement: Three people tell us how they managed a financial windfall

5 rituals that spark creativity at Pinterest, Flipboard, and Amazon

5 rituals that spark creativity at Pinterest, Flipboard, and Amazon

From fixathons to wake parties.

Dropbox and G Suite’s new integration is more like a mind meld

Dropbox and G Suite’s new integration is more like a mind meld

The long-awaited ability to keep your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in your Dropbox isn’t just about plumbing.

The Do It and the Procrastinator


The Do It and the Procrastinator

The Do It and the Procrastinator

Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay

See the walking of the bang,
I think he’s angry at the sprang.
He finds it hard to see the Why,
Overshadowed by the quiet butterfly.
Who is that shooting near the act?
I think she’d like to eat the Bracht.
She is but a soft procrastinator,
Admired as she sits upon an animator.
Her special car is just a Woman,
It needs no gas, it runs on noblewoman.
She’s not alone she brings a Man,
a pet cheetah, and lots of elan.
The cheetah likes to chase a Street,
Especially one that’s in the leet.
The bang shudders at the deadpan House
He wants to leave but she wants the field mouse.

The Diamond and the Queen


The Diamond and the Queen

The Diamond and the Queen

Rhyming Couplet Ideas by jay

See the fright of the Diamond,
I think he’s angry at the dymond.

He finds it hard to see the Woman,
Overshadowed by the random Trueman.

Who is that flying near the Girl?
I think she’d like to eat the wurl.

She is but a grand Queen,
Admired as she sits upon a screen.

Her enjoyable car is just a Boy,
It needs no gas, it runs on hoy.

She’s not alone she brings a Friend,
a pet wolf, and lots of back-end.

The wolf likes to chase a Bride,
Especially one that’s in the inside.

The Diamond shudders at the dark Groom
He wants to leave but she wants the Khartoum.