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Competitiveness

5 Strategic Steps to Leapfrog Your Competitive Peers

David Nour | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Nour

Any brand that finds itself at a competitive disadvantage can leapfrog its peers. But if you are the competitor in a distant also-ran position, you're going to have to think and lead very differently. No matter your brand's size, industry, or longevity, this process works!

Nurturing Development of a Smart City

John M. Eger | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Becoming a "Smart City" starts with an agreement involving elected officials, business leaders, university executives, art and cultural administrators, and, hopefully others who understand they have a stake in the future of the region, including of course, the community at large.

In the Name Of...

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

We live in a world where nearly everything is programmed to survive by killing one other. Imported plants take over native species, big fish eat littl...

18th Place

Jim Joseph | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Jim Joseph

We've been having moments of nostalgia as we sort through our possessions and outbursts of intense of laughter as we discover hidden gems from our years together and from raising our two kids. The best moment came from a little blue ribbon blazed in gold with the words "18th Place." I don't even remotely recall how many competitors there were in that race, but I sure hope it was more than 18!

13 Things In Life That Are Just Not A Competition

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women

Some things in life, like triathlons and standardized tests, are competitions. Others just are not. In any group conversation, see how ...

When and How to Use Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Organizations have a range of core competencies and a handful of competitive advantages in their quiver to aid them in their quest for sustainable progress. So, when does it make good business sense to invest in design capabilities and at what level on the design ladder?

Just Saying...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Competitive Blueprint of a Woman

Alison Chrun | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Alison Chrun

Well, now I look in the mirror and ask the hard questions. I separate the important from the unimportant; the real from the fake; the benefit of the doubt from the judgments, the love from the darkness. And I make a choice.

Roadmap for Rercovery and Prosperity

Harry L. Langer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

The primary cause of U.S. structural unemployment, economic stagnation, adverse balance of trade, shrinking revenues, and expanding debt is the export of our high and low tech manufacturing, services, and R&D.

One Mom Finds Freedom Pushing a Little Something Extra

Lara Coffee | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Lara Coffee

Yes, my first purchase as a soon-to-be first-time mom was a jog stroller, months before I could use it.

It's OK to Want to Win

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So compete. Teach kids how to compete. Foster competition. Embrace the outcome. If we evolve as a community to develop continuously more talented, more successful, more adaptable women, the world will prosper.

Death by a Thousand Cuts

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 12.24.2014 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

With the fall in federal grant support through NIH, fewer and fewer scientists are getting the funding they need to continue research. As a result, too many are closing their laboratory doors forever. If you think that a laboratory's closing does not affect you, think again.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Psst! Disability Competitiveness: Pass It On!

Bonnie St. John | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Bonnie St. John

Just because I have a disability -- my right leg was amputated when I was 5 -- doesn't make me an expert on issues relating to disability and employment. Like everyone else, I have to work at educating myself on facts and realities for people with disabilities.

All Eyes on Sustainable Africa

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

One solution, as it came out of from the summit and should be further strengthened, tested, discussed and implemented in other world regions is public-private partnerships.

Jealousy Is Impoverishing Us and Our World, So Let's Do Something About It

Beth Green | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

At a time in our world's history when our survival and well being are threatened by severe climate change, addiction, stress and unhappiness, we cannot waste another moment envying those who have something to offer us or withholding support from those whose gifts could benefit our world.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Eating My Words at the Awards Assembly

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

For the younger kids (pre-school through second grade), the school plays by the "everyone's a winner" rule. Each class is called up as a large group and the awards are passed out one by one. While I prefer a little competitive action when it comes to awards, I try to contain myself. "Try" being the operative word.

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

Rhetoric of Colombian Currency

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Felipe Ángel

Susceptibility to foreign shocks would be an adequate phrase to describe the Colombian peso's behavior against the U.S. dollar over the past months.

How Good Do You Want to Be?

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

I recently picked up a copy of Paul Arden's 2003 book, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be. I've heard of this book and seen quote...

Can Serena Williams Really Teach You Anything About Business?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Executives who want a real career, to build a real business, follow Williams's example at their peril.

The Business Model of the Future

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

The dominant myth in business is that competition drives excellence. If everyone's competing, they will work harder and produce more. But there's a problem with this argument: it is wrong.

Your Competitors Don't Matter

John Friedman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When it comes to corporate responsibility, you are competing with everyone.

If You Want Competition, Stop Complaining When You Get It

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Everett Ehrlich

AT&T made headlines this week by announcing a new program for its mobile users called "Sponsored Data." Under this program, willing websites would pay for any charges you incurred for using their data.