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Which type of these 3 people are you?

Nick Jefferson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Nick Jefferson

My Dad once told me that he thought there were three types of people in this world: There are the people who make things happen. There are the peop...

Business and Government Must Work Together to Enhance Global Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

One of the most important reminders of the slaughter in Orlando and San Bernadino is that terrorists often prefer to attack "soft" targets because the...

Time for a Reboot for the Speaking Industry in the Human to Human Era

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Ayelet Baron

In a world where we manage change in business instead of embracing it, it is not surprising that fear produces predictability and cookie cutter expectations at events. It is part of the current transactional nature of business that needs a reboot to match the 21st century human to human era.

Risk Agility and Decision Making in the 21st Century

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As risks have evolved from being phenomenological occurrences in the natural world, the twenty-first century is in many ways the era of man-made risk and man-stoked fires.

It's Time to Break Our Habits and Chart a New Path as 21st Century Leaders

Ayelet Baron | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayelet Baron

We as a society have been normalized to egregious corporate behavior and accept massive layoffs and burnout, but those are precisely the bad habits that we must try, with our personal greatest might and bold voice, to break if we want to ensure a sustainable and healthy world for generations to come.

From Bauhaus to Zaha: An Appreciation

Garo Gumusyan, AIA | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Garo Gumusyan, AIA

Walter Gropius. IM Pei. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Philip Johnson. Le Corbusier. César Pelli. Frank Lloyd Wright. Buckminster Fuller. Antoni Gaudí. N...

1,000 percent improvements for the planet

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Earth Day is not a day to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It's an opportunity to recognize what needs to change to secure a better futur...

The World Explained in Maps

Peter Vaughn | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Peter Vaughn

If you have ever wondered why geography used to be a staple of any decent education and why we are paying the price for no longer staring at maps, spi...

The Global Risk Agility Imperative

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

In the era of man-made risk, in which risks of our own making are having such significant negative impacts on the world, decision makers' at all organizational levels must become risk managers.

We All Want to Be Seen

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayelet Baron

We all want to be seen more than a label of age or gender or race or whatever box the eyes see us. But first we have to see ourselves. Not as how we...

The José Limón International Dance Festival Takes on the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?

Lifting California's Kids Out of Poverty

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Jim Steyer

Two recent reports make it clear we are flat out failing when it comes to lifting children out of poverty. We've got to do better, here in California and across the country - and we can.

"Clever Little Lies:" A Droll New Dramedy at Westside Theatre

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.11.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Clever Little Lies, every line hits hard. Playwright Joe DiPietro has no mercy as he portrays a cheating husband whose child-obsessed wife coddles her baby with the new-age spirit and energy that make parents dreadful company these days.

Are You a 21st Century Leader?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Ayelet Baron

You can tell a 21st century leader because they don't talk about how their organization is structured, they focus on bringing their shared purpose to the world through their communities

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.

The Rise of Cities in the 21st Century

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. However, as more and more of us now live in cities, cities are facing increasing pressures and challenges that need to be addressed.

Raising an Innovator: 10 Tips From Our Nation's Greatest Inventors

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Jayme Cellitioci

Last week, I was explaining to my 4-year-old that mom had to miss two "sleeps" at home in order to help make a celebration for our country's greatest inventors and innovators. As I had the unique opportunity to sit and chat with these creative problem solving geniuses of our time, I excavated 10 tips on preparing your child and mine to innovate in the 21st century.

A Window of Opportunity: A Cri de Coeur on the State Visit of India's Prime Minister Modi to Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

When respected and given freedom, Sikhs have always risen to the occasion. Over and over again, they have shown -- around the world -- that they are nation-builders, loyal and patriotic to a fault. Moreover, they have the inbuilt trait of never settling for less.

A 21st Century Way of Life: From 20th Century Work-Life Balance to Lifeworking

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

This is a way of life that does not try to separate life and work into two distinct and seemingly incompatible spheres, but instead meshes both into a new way of thinking about a life journey in the 21st century.

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Nick Jefferson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Nick Jefferson

The currency of leadership is the future. The future is what leaders deal in, and, ultimately, it's where they will be judged. The leaders we admire most are pioneers.

8 Things I Never Said When I Was 5

Nicki Gilbert | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Nicki Gilbert

When I was 5, it was a different decade, a different era, even a different world. I hear these new-sounding words out of the mouth of my babe, and I appreciate just how far we've come from rotary dialing and meatloaf for dinner.

21st Century Spirituality

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whatever your spiritual practice, whether it be your morning walk, spending time with your children or a more traditional religious practice, honor it, enjoy it and make it work for you. Because in the end, we all need something to believe in.

Internationalizing Your Business: The Execution

Nick Jefferson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Nick Jefferson

Even when a corporation is in the 'right' markets, success is far from guaranteed. Products and services need to be appropriately calibrated, and offered in a way, and at a time, that makes sense to local consumers.

The 3 Paths to the 21st Century Organization on the Edge

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Ayelet Baron

Leaders who understand that the world is a fresh new canvass of opportunity are learning to inhale and manage a beta culture that continually evolves and creates.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.