I never thought I could feel so empowered and inspired on a 16-hour flight to the United States. From the time I entered the car on my way to O.R. Tambo International Airport, I began typing my thoughts and ideas about social change on my iPhone while taking occasional breaks to look up at the beautiful South African sunset.
Greetings from Germany! I'm in Munich for the launch of The Huffington Post Deutschland. We are delighted to be partnering with Hubert Burda Media's Tomorrow Focus, one of Germany's fastest-growing digital media companies. HuffPost Deutschland -- which will be led by our editorial director Cherno Jobatey and editor-in-chief Sebastian Matthes -- will be both a journalistic outlet and a blogging platform for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We will be relentlessly covering politics and news at a very fascinating moment in German history, as well as putting a spotlight on how Germans of all generations are dealing with the Third Metric, which is what we call redefining success beyond the first two metrics of money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder, compassion and giving. After all, Germans came up with the fabulous concept of Gemütlichkeit, which captures a state of coziness, intimacy and an unhurried tempo that we so desperately need in modern life.
It's undeniable that loosening your grip on your smartphone, being in the moment with your children and replacing multi-tasking with uni-tasking leads to greater well-being.
If you had the choice, would you give your child a video game or a musical instrument to play daily?
By sleeping more, I suddenly have more energy to exercise, which in turn is giving me more time to think and problem solve, which is helping me expand on new ideas and solutions for my company.
The secret sauce of successful relationships is empathy. To be in a meaningful relationship with someone, you need to understand how they feel.
The truth is that working around the clock is not beneficial for your professional life or your personal life. It's the people in all levels of the corporation that recognize what's really important and prioritize those things that make an impression on those around them.
I've been a fierce critic of Wall Street and especially the Wall Street bailouts. If you study my writing over the years, there is one bank that get...
Why is this something of interest to me, a white guy in his 40s living in Beverly Hills? The reasons are many.
On the day HuffPost Hawaii launched, I had the chance to sit down briefly -- nine minutes, to be exact -- with Honolulu Civil Beat publisher and CEO P...
When you see the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Paul Polman, Ratan Tata, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Francois-Henri Pinault, Professor Muhammad Yunus and Jochen Zeitz call for a refocus of business towards well-being you know that change is afoot.
I believe the American Dream of prosperity is not lost, yet it's been shrouded in "rugged individualism" gone awry. Prosperity is not found in every man or woman for themselves, fighting over the sales items at Ross.
If anyone is interested in how to align business interests with philanthropic endeavors, you should take a page out of Heather Reisman's book (well, not literally, given the business she is in!).
If most people are honest with themselves, the most joyful moments in their life are a result of giving. "It is better to give than receive." Remember our parents telling us this. Of course, we may have been skeptical in our younger more self-centered days, but it is absolutely true.
Ms. Huffington released a torrent of important, empowering ideas and, like a true communicator, made a significant connection with the 5,300-odd people in attendance. Here are some of the biggest ideas that really struck me.
Arianna Huffington was giving me direct, personal sleeping advice in front of over 5,000 people from the keynote stage at the INBOUND 2013 conference (a conference my company hosted last week). Meanwhile, I was sound asleep in a hotel room 27 floors above her.