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5 Major Roadblocks to Successful Project Management (and How to Solve for Them)

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

The list of qualities the perfect project manager absolutely must have is getting more intense every day. But you can't be expected to demonstrate consistent leadership, empathy, pragmatism, and organization if you're working with terrible tools.

Data Overload: The Growing Demand for Context and Structure

Claire Topalian | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology
Claire Topalian

In a world inundated with information, data, and content, businesses are facing a demand to implement new, adaptive strategies to mitigate their growing mass of unorganized information.

Change Isn't the Greatest Political Challenge, Sustaining It Is

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

In my mind, this is a clear and powerful articulation of the elements critical to enabling cities to deal with our society's most intractable problems by thinking outside of the box.

Effective Information Sharing Legislation Needed to Combat Cyber Attacks

Victoria Espinel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Cybersecurity threats change on a daily basis, and BSA member companies are at the forefront of these battles. BSA urges the Senate to pass legislation that gives a helping hand to these companies and provides government necessary tools in the continuing fight against cyber crime.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Phil Thomas, Cannes Lions

David Shing | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media
David Shing

At the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this past June, I had the great fortune of spending some time with Phil Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Mary J. Blige

David Shing | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
David Shing

"What keeps me fresh is my ability to be and to not be afraid to be who I am. Inspiration comes from living, from life, from living my life and watc...

5 Surprising Ways Data Can Be Used

John Rampton | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
John Rampton

Data provides us with the information we need to make decisions in our professional and personal lives. While some applications are pretty obvious, you may be surprised by these seven ways data can be used to make your life more convenient, cost-effective and socially responsible.

10 Illinois Cities With the Most DUI Arrests in 2014

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

From almost 700 surveys conducted by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, the police departments of Illinois have revealed crucial information about the DUI rates in Illinois.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal

David Shing | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media
David Shing

At the Cannes Lions Festival this year, I spent some time with Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships at NBCUniversal. Linda oversees all advertising sales and market strategy for the company's entire TV portfolio including two broadcast, 17 cable and more than 50 digital properties.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Mark Tutssel, Leo Burnett

David Shing | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media
David Shing

This past June at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, I spent some time with Mark Tutssel, Global Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett, who is responsible for setting the creative vision for the network's 95 global offices.

Can Artists and Labels Change Behavior With Technology?

Nathan McCartney | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nathan McCartney

Times have changed and so must recording artists. Artists need to start managing their business in the same manner that Fortune 500 companies do. Imagine for a moment, in today's cutthroat business environment, a company hoping to succeed without a market research component.

Is Homelessness Really Falling? Probably Not

Kevin Corinth | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Kevin Corinth

Based on the evidence, it is difficult to maintain that we are successfully ending homelessness as a whole in the United States. The problem with claiming otherwise is that it feeds a false narrative -- that we can end homelessness without a massive increase in spending.

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2015

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What July will bring is anyone's guess, in other words. Obama wound up down for the month when the monthly averages were calculated, but they could very easily go right back up again in July.

L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Whereas. That's how my work day began. With a festive farewell breakfast and City of Los Angeles proclamation in the Mayor's Press Room for outgoing D...

Data, Data Everywhere, But Not a Bit You Own

Techonomy | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology

Who owns data? How should data privacy be defined and protected? And what is the potential for regulation to support or impede the growth of digital data businesses? Those were among the tough questions panelists grappled with at the Techonomy Policy 2015 event last week.

Dot Connecting Is the New Creativity

Lynn Power | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Lynn Power

Those of us in advertising (and of a certain age) have been conditioned to think about creativity as something that belongs to the "creatives."

A Closer Look at the Impact of #GivingTuesday

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Chances are you also know about Giving Tuesday.

Know Your Competition With Digital Intelligence Strategies

Brett Relander | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Brett Relander

When it comes to gaining an edge over the competition, businesses today need to leverage every advantage possible. Whether you want to admit it or not, regardless of the industry in which you are involved, your competitors are out there.

National Cybersecurity: We Need a Fortress, Not a Sandcastle

Bill Solms | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Bill Solms

The hack that resulted in the theft of information on 4 million government employees didn't need to happen. We had plenty of warning and next to nothing was done.

Natalie Jackson

6 Simple Questions Everyone Can (And Should) Ask About Data | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

A data fabrication scandal has rocked the media and academic worlds. In December 2014, many media outlets reported on a seemingly groundbreaking study...

Liberal Arts and Our Future

Linda Katehi | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Linda Katehi

We will always need talented engineers and scientists. But our future rests on how successful we are in getting technology and humans to interact in ways that benefit our planet and everyone who lives on it.

Want to Fend Off Cybercrooks? Wear Protection!

Michael L. Berman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Every year at this time we anxiously await Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, hoping that this would be the year that all cybercrooks would disappear. But, as usual, our hopes have been stomped upon by the facts.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

Sarah Hillware | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn't mean they will donate. So what drives them?

Concentrated Affluence: How to Harness the Buying Power of Asian American Consumers

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Cesar M. Melgoza

If Asian Americans were a country, their spending would represent the eighteenth largest economy in the world. The numbers are staggering, yet many brands continue approaching their multicultural marketing efforts solely considering Hispanic and African-American audiences.

No, Rich People Don't Work More

Steve Roth | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Steve Roth

The meme is ubiquitous and widely documented: Rich people work longer hours. Obvious implication: they deserve what they get, right? Ditto the poor.