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Supporting Your Virtual Team in a Digital World

Ja-Naé Duane | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Ja-Naé Duane

The Startup Equation comes with a big mission: to help one million entrepreneurs. So when I built my launch team, I chose people who I knew would work as I hard as me.

Building an Idea Business for the Next Decade

Damian Bazadona | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

How do you build an idea business for the next decade? This question has been front and center for myself and my agency as we gear up to move office...

'The Ex,' a Conversation With Alafair Burke

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The Ex is the story of Olivia Randall, a top-flight criminal defense attorney who receives a telephone call from the 16-year-old daughter of a man who 20 years earlier, had been her fiancé and whose heart she broke in the worst way imaginable.

The Rediscovery and Valuing of People Power

Robin Chase | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Robin Chase

It's time to change the game by creating platforms and sharing power and value with the people who give them life.

3 Ways the New Mobile Phone Features Can Help Grow Your Business

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.21.2016 | Technology
Dorit Sasson

The need for small business to increase their profitability and productivity through mobile technologies such as the Apple iPhone and iPad, devices ru...

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

William Drayton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
William Drayton

How many schools, education reformers, and parents know that they are failing unless their young people are practicing being changemakers?

What's a Play or a Musical Without Actors?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Film, television and theater all require the collaboration of dozens to hundreds of artists. Film and television, however, rely on sound and images, both of which can be digitally created. Theater requires the actor.

Stop Throwing Yourself Off-Balance - 5 Factors to be Mindful of When Making Business Decisions

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

When business owners and executives attending my latest business transformation workshop instantly shouted their response to a question I posed, it re...

6 Radical Ways to Reduce Email

Phil Simon | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

Without further ado, here are six some not-so-subtle methods that organizations can employ to reduce employee inboxes.

My Top Five Predictions for the Cloud in 2016

Kira Makagon | Posted 12.30.2015 | Technology
Kira Makagon

As the new year approaches, I predict that 2016 is going to be an incredible year for the cloud. Cloud communications solutions will offer more efficiency, flexibility, and data than ever before. Alongside that growth, cloud security solutions will become increasingly important.

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, and I Am Noticing It

Annicken R. Day | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Annicken R. Day

Brazilian entrepreneur Gustavo Tanaka listed eight reasons why he believes that the world as we know it is changing -- and that it is a good thing. His blog has been widely shared, so clearly his message has resonated with many.

Collaboration Now

Todd Felderstein | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
Todd Felderstein

"Collaboration" is the catch word that is bandied about when describing the show business industry. We thrive on lunches, conference calls and writers' rooms. You would think with all of these partnerships this would be the happiest place on earth, a community of calm where executives and creatives share suggestions throughout their eight-hour workday.

8 Steps to Easily Turn Your Idea into an App

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

We all have the capacity to turn our ideas into reality if we really wanted to. With the advent of various technologies and inventions, one's ideas about exploring another planet (in one way or another) and many other ideas can be turned into profitable ventures, or even mobile apps.

I'm Not That White Teacher

Emily E. Smith | Posted 12.17.2015 | Education
Emily E. Smith

The state of the American school system cannot be changed by any one teacher at a time. Nor can institutional racism be changed by one flash of inspiration in singular classrooms.

5 Ingredients for Dialogue in December

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

Rather than attempting to learn about all of the various holidays one might encounter, I recommend instead cultivating practices and postures that will allow us to encounter and navigate difference openly, gracefully and with a spirit of positive intention. I've gathered five practices that are helpful for navigating holidays and cultural difference.

5 Ways Salespeople Can Influence Marketing and Improve Your Product

Danny Wong | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Salespeople serve on your business's front line. In their active, client-facing role, what they learn from current and potential customers can help ...

Exclusive Ideagen Interview With Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, Founder of Intellectual Ventures

George Sifakis | Posted 12.10.2015 | Technology
George Sifakis

In an exclusive interview with Ideagen's George Sifakis, Dr. Nathan Myhrvold discussed his work with Microsoft, Intellectual Ventures, and the value of innovation and collaboration.

4 Steps to Improve Ocean Conservation Research in Small Island States

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

To be effective, marine conservation must be based on rigorous and targeted science. The large and growing threats to ocean ecosystems coupled with the limited scientific capacity of most small island states make science-based management not only an imperative, but also a challenge.

10 Management Practices to Drive Results

Daniel Horgan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Daniel Horgan

From managing student organizations to launching and turning around nonprofit organizations to investing in communities across the country, these lessons represent parts of my management philosophy that I challenge you to reflect on and test drive in your own management practices.

The Path to Inclusion and Collaboration--What Really Gets in the Way

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I spoke at several national conferences over the last few weeks on the topic of 21st Century Leadership, which I call Integrated Leadership. The found...

7 Things That Keep Marketers From Doing Marketing

Danny Wong | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Everyone seems to think marketers spend a majority of their days pondering their next big campaigns. The truth? Marketing is hard. The life of a marketer is far from glamorous.

Do Liberal Arts Students Learn How to Collaborate?

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 11.09.2015 | Education
Jeffrey Ruoff

Liberal arts colleges teach many valuable skills, but collaboration is not often among them. This is curious, because virtually all human activities involve collective behavior. A conversation, or an Op-Ed such as this, takes at least two to tango (or tangle, as the case may be).

5 Strategies to Maximize Collaborative Intelligence in Any Organization

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Collaborative intelligence -- the collective determination to reach an identical objective by sharing knowledge and learning while building consensus -- is becoming increasingly essential to organizational success.

Stop, Collaborate and Listen: How Leaders Tackle Tough Business Challenges

Andrew Graff | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Andrew Graff

How do you navigate those most difficult business challenges if you're an advertising agency or a brand marketer? By focusing on the end goal, and then hiring great people and allowing them to problem solve in a winning environment.

Collaborative Intelligence: The Competitive Advantage for Today's Organizations

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Here is an example of a typical call that I receive from our clients at SHAMBAUGH: An organization is undergoing significant change. To keep pace with the evolving marketplace, customer demands, and industry trends, they need to reexamine their existing culture and leadership models to successfully adapt.