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Could We Be Reborn?

James Stoddah | Posted 03.29.2016 | Science
James Stoddah

We humans are fascinating. Our genetic code, which is stored in our DNA, contains about 1.5 gigabytes of information - enough to fit on a standard DVD...

Open Data Roundtables: Using Government Data as a National Resource

Joel Gurin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Technology
Joel Gurin

These Roundtables are being held at a time when new uses for government data are being developed almost daily. New and established businesses are finding novel ways to use data on weather, finance, demographics, energy, and more.

Educationists and Economists

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I used to work part time in England, and I've traveled around the world a good bit speaking about evidence-based reform in education and related topic...

Rawhide Infographic Campaign Puts Teen Issues in Limelight

Katherine Du | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Katherine Du

Rawhide Boys Ranch, a Wisconsin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth, has garnered soaring viewership for its infographic camp...

Why Research Should Drive The Creative Process

Advertising Week | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Ivan Imhoff, Managing Director, House of Kaizen Marketing, creative and brands teams believe that developing creative is an inspired activity, an...

Why Won't Bernie Sanders Support Edward Snowden?

Taylor Gipple | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

I'm not surprised that none of the candidates have spoken in favor of Snowden, but I just thought that if there was someone who would stand up for him, it would be Bernie Sanders.

Think Utah Solved Homelessness? Think Again

Kevin Corinth | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Kevin Corinth

Utah has reportedly reduced chronic homelessness by 91 percent over the past decade, and the state now serves as the country's poster child for how to...

Using Visuals to Enhance Your Credibility

Randy Krum | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Randy Krum

Infographics and visuals have become the lifeblood of storytellers, be it marketers, professors, presenters, etc. They are constantly battling short attention spans, information overload, and little vested interest from their audience.

Taking Tests 2.34 Percent of School Time: Too Little or Too Much?

Martin J. Blank | Posted 02.26.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is shifting state accountability systems away from test-driven academic performance toward a balance between academic and non-academic factors.

Using Corporate Purpose to Enhance Brand & Evolve Your GR Strategy

Laura Cox Kaplan | Posted 02.19.2017 | Business
Laura Cox Kaplan

The political dynamics of the 2016 presidential election are as intriguing as any we've seen. Extreme dissatisfaction on the part of the electorate--b...

The Forgotten

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.17.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ancient myths tell us that we become truly teachable only in suffering enough defeat. As students, what we know is much less a statement about how enlightened we are, then it is a testimony of gratitude to have been blessed by the boundlessness of the journey.

Are Big Data Career Paths Attracting More Women to Tech?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 02.15.2017 | Technology
Rachel Wolfson

The famous German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, once said: "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger." While this quote holds an enormous am...

Why Transparency Is Transformative

Paul Massey | Posted 02.12.2017 | Impact
Paul Massey

We see enormous opportunity in the practice of embracing ongoing engagement about transparency to drive reputation, performance and impact. But it takes courage, resolve and preparation to invite people into your process, talk about incremental progress and be candid about your failures.

The Internet and Bernie Sanders: A Love Story

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

There hasn't ever been a presidential candidate who has leveraged the Internet better than Bernie Sanders. It was just a matter of time before a candidate jumped into the interwebs with both feet, but the odd part was it was a 74-year-old grandpa.

Progress in Building Trust in Trans-Atlantic Data Flows

Victoria Espinel | Posted 02.11.2017 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Last night, the U.S. House passed the Senate-amended version of the Judicial Redress Act, now headed to President Obama for signature. Progress on this front matters.

New Study Reveals Youth Could Have Significant Impact on 2016 Election

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data visualization that ranks the states and districts where young people could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, as well as on key Senate and House races.

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama just had a very good month in the polls. Not spectacular, mind you, but still better than any month since January of 2015. Essentially, Obama regained the job approval polling ground he lost over the previous two or three months.

Let's Use Data to Help Our Kids, Not Lock It Up and Throw Away the Key

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 02.01.2017 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Data is transforming our lives -- how we communicate, shop, do business and even socialize. In education, we are just starting to see the benefits of using data to improve student achievement.

Nate Silver Could Be Dead Wrong About Bernie Sanders

Taylor Gipple | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

if Sanders actually does win Iowa and New Hampshire, the rest of Silver's state forecasts will change, which could result in his new model making Hillary Clinton the underdog.

Blindsided by innovation like Bloomberg? Don't become a statistic.

Irene Aldridge | Posted 01.20.2017 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Co-authored with Steve Krawciw JP Morgan's announcement last week "to pull the plug" on all of their thousands and thousands of Bloomberg terminals i...

Content Inspiration From 3 Impressive Brand Publishers

Sachin Kamdar | Posted 01.22.2017 | Media
Sachin Kamdar

Whether you write or create content for a media outlet or brand, take some tips from these content all-stars who have pushed past the predictable, and offered their audiences what they want to hear about, not what a brand wants to tell them.

Cloud-Driven Businesses Now Need Granularity

Ian Khan | Posted 01.19.2017 | Technology
Ian Khan

Let's make 2016 the year of Granularity and help bring more knowledge to what we consume. Let us also engage in a meaningful conversation with our customers, clients, service providers and peers to know more about the Consumption Model, Cloud, Chargebacks, and of course granularity.

2016: From Bold Vision to Meaningful Action

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.19.2017 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This year's first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, among other avenues, presents an opportunity for imaginative and determined leadership from all quarters to address the needs of people affected by war and disaster and to renew our shared commitment to cooperation.

How the Software Revolution is Changing our World

Victoria Espinel | Posted 01.19.2017 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Software will dramatically change our lives and our society. We are in the midst of dramatic societal changes driven by software -- a revolution pro...

Behind Every Data Point Is a Person

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.15.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Jure Klepic

While I admit without apology or remorse that I believe the data is beautiful, I would be remiss if I did not also acknowledge that it is malleable an...