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Competitiveness

Mobilizing Local Action for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Forward Cities | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Forward Cities

Forward Cities is a cross-city learning collaborative designed to foster inclusive innovation and entrepreneurial development in Cleveland, Detroit, D...

America's Foreign Engagement Gap

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The U.S. is once again in the midst of an inward turn. Unlike the disconnection following the First World War, America's growing national deficit in the capacity and will to engage other people not like them is not the innocent confidence of a rising power but the false bravado leading one to its fall.

The Mirage of a Recovery in the Eurozone

Tuomas Malinen | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Tuomas Malinen

Even if the Eurozone as a whole would regain sustained GDP per capita growth, deeply rooted productivity differences would make the recovery an uneven one.

WATCH: Never Give Up... Anyone Can Be A Winner

HooplaHa | Posted 02.04.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Whether you win or lose, it's about playing the game. Football, skiing or dance, any sport teaches us to never give up. Give it everything you have. Do your best and that will always be good enough. Same goes for life, no matter what comes your way, NEVER GIVE UP!

President Obama's Final State of the Union and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

President Obama's final State of the Union address serves both as a marker for his last year in office and as a reference point (and foil) for candidates on both sides of the 2016 presidential race.

The Startling Truth About Being A Mom During The Holidays

Galit Breen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

This is my A-game. A day late, a penny short, a little frosting on the back of that card.

From Miami to Mumbai: What Makes Cities Competitive?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What do cities that succeeded have in common? What have they done right? And what do they still need to do to stay on top?

Why Finland Would Be Better Off Without The Euro

Tuomas Malinen | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Tuomas Malinen

The industrial production of Finland has become too expensive for the depressed global demand and the currency of one of her main export partners, Russia, has depreciated heavily against the euro due to the economic recession.

Why You Should Watch China's Commitment to Becoming an Innovation-driven World Leader

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Kristel Van der Elst

It is easy to discount the idea of China becoming an innovation-driven world leader - but that could prove to be a dangerous strategic blind spot. Impossible? Many things are impossible, until they happen.

To Innovate or Die: The Global Economy in 2050

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Kristel Van der Elst

Attempting to definitively predict the future is a mug's game. But applying some imagination to today's weak signals and emerging technologies can enable us to paint plausible pictures of how the future might look, which we can factor into the strategic decisions we take today.

Is Better Information Improving Students' Return on Investment? Lessons From Chile

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 10.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Much has been said about the need for better information on college outcomes. Especially in an era of spiraling college costs and rising debt, it is more important than ever for students to be able to understand their return on investment - and thus, the theory goes, make better decisions.

How Can Hispanics Get Ahead in Higher Education?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

If we are going to prepare our students for the global marketplace, we must address the challenges minority students face, find ways to keep them in high school, and then support their transition to higher education--whether traditional four year college or vocational training.

In the Face of Complexity

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

SME Competitiveness and Healthcare Reform The central tenant of the insurance industry is that the law of large numbers drives down the average price...

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 06.21.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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 long it ...

When and How to Use Design

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.11.2016 | 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.