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Jasmine Boussem
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Jasmine is a serial entrepreneur and writer. A native Parisian, she studied Law at the Sorbonne and graduated from the Paris School of Business before Wanderlust set in. Now based in Los Angeles , she manages several businesses while continuing to write for French publications on various topics ranging from Psychology to social issues.

Blog Entries by Jasmine Boussem

Is the Wait for 'Superman' Over?

(5) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 2:58 PM

You don't need a cape, a pair of tights, a mask or even a fancy nickname to be a superhero. That's the thought I was left with after seeing Davis Guggenheim's new documentary, "Waiting for 'Superman.' " The superheroes of education -- whether they be tireless parents struggling to give...

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Fortune's Green Brainstorm

(5) Comments | Posted April 17, 2010 | 5:50 PM

For the past three years Fortune Magazine has put together an annual conference called The Green Brainstorm, gathering captains of industry, venture capitalists, sustainability experts, NGO's and innovators to brainstorm about environmental issues and devise ways to address them. This year's meeting in Laguna Niguel just concluded. It was a...

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The End of Privacy as We Know It

(6) Comments | Posted March 4, 2010 | 10:23 AM

In 1762 Jean Jacques Rousseau articulated his theory of "The Social Contract," which defined some of the tacit agreements we make among ourselves in order to insure a peaceful society. At the heart of his theory, Rousseau explains, is the need for each individual to trade away his or her...

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Are We Too Connected to Connect?

(5) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 4:46 PM

There is no doubt that technology is making it easier to connect with one another, and to connect with many more people at once with far less effort. But I am wondering: Is the quality of our communication diminishing, becoming shallower as it becomes broader? We want to connect with...

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The Art of Branding Emotions

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2009 | 3:40 PM

Whatever the economy may be doing to certain financial sectors, the "Emotions-as-a-Disease" business is thriving.

I just can't watch a commercial for prescription drugs without thinking I need a cab to Bellevue ASAP, or at the very least, I need to "talk to my doctor" about whether the benefits...

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7 Ways to Get Rid of the Restless Mind Syndrome (RMS)

(6) Comments | Posted June 29, 2009 | 2:02 PM

Has everyone seen the commercial aimed at people with Restless Leg Syndrome? At first I thought it was a joke (you have to admit it sounds funny), and we were going to see people exhibit an uncontrollable urge to kick everyone they meet, but apparently it is widespread and serious....

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The Curious Case of Sumner Redstone

(4) Comments | Posted May 4, 2009 | 4:20 PM

Ever since I returned on Wednesday from the Milken Global Conference, I have had the inescapable conviction that I am truly a privileged person. It seems that I have actually been in the presence of history's first immortal human.

With a packed room in attendance, Sumner Redstone was being interviewed...

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Involuntary Simplicity?

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2009 | 2:24 PM

Simplify: Ask your doctor if it's right for you.

(Fade up on Doctor with worried patient)


"Doctor, I don't know what my problem is. I seem to be coming down with some sort of panic disorder. Every time I reach for my checkbook, my...

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The Law of Subtraction

(28) Comments | Posted December 11, 2008 | 10:41 AM

Everywhere I go lately, people are talking about "The Law of Attraction", a concept made widely popular by a the movie The Secret. All over the world, it seems, people are compiling lists of stuff that they want to attract. I do think it's a great idea. But if you...

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