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Sanitation Challenge for Ghana's Cities

Patrick Moriarty | Posted 11.22.2015 | Impact
Patrick Moriarty

Average living standards improved while the government managed to halve the rates of poverty, hunger and lack of clean drinking water. Despite this success, one major failure sticks out: sanitation.

Dramatic, Negative Consequences if the Government Fails to Enforce Open Skies Agreements

Rob Britton | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

It's time for the Obama administration to act. Failure to act will put the U.S. airlines, their workers, communities across the country that rely on service and the entire American aviation industry in serious jeopardy.

Health Insurance Mergers Fact Check: Why Consumers Will Lose

David Balto | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
David Balto

Health insurance mergers will make things worse as consumers currently have too few choices and pay too much. The markets are already highly concentrated, and the mergers will result in higher premiums. Consumers are the ones who will suffer.

How This 5x Entrepreneur Thrives in Tough Markets

Harry Red | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Yes -- you could just go ahead and build your first idea. Hire people, build a fancy site, buy stock...but guess what? Best case, a mountain of your cash and time goes up in smoke before you discover your niche. Worst case, you waste all that and discover nothing.

We're All in This Together: How Subsidized Gulf Carriers Threaten the U.S. Domestic Airline Network

Rob Britton | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

One of the fibs that the Gulf airlines and their supporters keep repeating is that U.S. airlines are being "protectionist," which couldn't be further from the truth. American, Delta, and United don't need protection from competition.

Five Ways for Savvy Spa Owners to Give Good CX

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Customers want to feel special. The very act of coming to a spa indicates that they are in need of care.

Unleashing Kids' Power; Unleashing Our Own: A Simple Way to Change the Experience of Life

Beth Green | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Beth Green

Think about unleashing kids' power and that could sound like a bunch of 10-year-olds tearing up the house, but actually this is an amazing new campaig...

A Culture of Cheating at the University?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.02.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.

Cheerleading: A Major Cause of Brain Injuries

Alex Lyman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lyman

If you do take a serious fall while cheerleading and suspect you may have a concussion (or any other injury) insist upon seeking medical attention immediately. Don't keep cheering, and don't allow an adult or teammates to tell you to shake it off.

SUP: Beginner's Luck on a Standup Paddleboard

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Ever since I started writing this blog, people have been asking, "When do you find the time to write?" I don't have a great answer for them; somehow...

Design Driven Startup Cultures

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Startup hubs are popping up like mushrooms across the world, each with its own culture, competitive advantages and opportunities for creating unique businesses. What might these hubs learn from each other to dial up their performance?

Retail Chatter #10

June Haynes | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
June Haynes

The common thread for a retailer, hotelier or restaurant is great service and experience; therefore, in the Caribbean, the challenge is keeping the core values consistent with its international counterparts.

Emirates Airline's One Percenters

Rob Britton | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

If you're Emirates, based in Dubai, Etihad from Abu Dhabi, or Qatar Airways from that country, you can install showers, butlers and bars on your A380s because your government owners deliver wheelbarrows of subsidy cash.

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Are Damaging Airlines Globally, Not Just in the U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Last month, I spent two weeks teaching grad students about a variety of airline topics in Switzerland, Germany, and Sweden, and after nearly every lecture someone has asked about the impact of the three fast-growing Gulf mega-airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

Integrated Design: A Co-Creation of Business, Design and Engineering

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With its artifacts, participants and processes, New Product Development has undergone a revolution in the past twenty years. Global connectivity, ...

How Strategy Does (and Doesn't) Explain Influence

Alan Kelly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

As described by Ovans, strategy was born out of a fascination for competition, rules of supply and demand, and an obsession for the price and pricing of hard assets. It should now focus its curiosity on the soft assets that dominate and drive the markets of all things digital.

Should We Teach Girls to Push?

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

From now on, in addition to zipping my lip on the sidelines, I am going to seek out opportunities to encourage my two daughters to push more--legally, of course. Life, after all, can be a contact sport.

Subsidized Gulf Airlines' Impact on U.S. Cities and Our Airline Network

Rob Britton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Six months into the trade dispute between the massively subsidized Gulf airlines -- Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways -- and U.S. network carriers, the tactics of the two sides have become familiar.

Should Crimes Against the Environment & Animals Deserve International Prosecution?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should crimes against the environment and animals be addressed by an international criminal code and prosecuted by an international tribunal, particularly if national courts are unwilling, unable or deemed inadequate?

How Training Can Help Hospitality CEO's Holiday Headaches

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

If you are a CEO just imagine doing something different this year. Imagine issuing an edict that training your spa team to engage and sell is part of a new company-wide proactive approach to a retail revenue management strategy.

You Won't Find Athletic Success Without 'The Grind'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

If you're reading this article, I'm guessing you're pretty serious about your sports participation. I'm also assuming that, despite being serious about your sport, you do it because it's big-time fun.

What Real Estate Battles Say About Church

Richard Flory | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion
Richard Flory

In fighting for its building, St. James the Great has shown that a church is more than just a building. It is also its members, however and wherever they manage to gather to create community--even in a park.

Competition Killed My Business and I Loved It

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

A funny thing happened while I was on my way to success, I realized that no one would ever be able to do EXACTLY what I do and vice-versa. That idea was a game-changer. I no longer had to be afraid of anyone in my industry and in-fact, making them allies was going to grow my network a thousand fold now that I was clear on WHO I was in business.

Why Emirates Is Not a Real Airline

Rob Britton | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Open Skies agreements have served U.S. carriers very well, enabling them to grow overseas, and to partner with European and Asian airlines to expand their networks. But U.S. airlines cannot - and should not have to - compete with airlines with short paths to enormous government treasuries.

Building Startup Incubators That Deliver Impact

Karim Samra | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Karim Samra

Designing and running a business incubator is no easy task. Yet, startups from Singapore to Nigeria to Boston are being actively recruited with pr...