Making a lasting positive change in people's lives often comes down to making small, practical changes in their day-to-day routine.
It is only with a thoughtful, re-imagined approach to discovering and cultivating talent that we will be able to put the best leaders in place to advance our current trajectory.
The Global Risks Report is not meant to be the world's crystal ball, but to give leaders a heads up on what's coming down the tracks, help them make sense of an increasingly complex reality and give them reasons to act.
As a society we need to think innovatively to find solutions to these generational trade-offs. Can we imagine a non-zero-sum game?
The chance to innovate has genuinely arrived. No longer can regulation be used as a reason for fear of social media, instead with clear boundaries, the most successful firms will be the ones that harness this platform.
Such events are great for meeting movers and shakers, and we speak from experience. But is all this talk leading to timely, effective action -- and at the necessary scale? We believe the answer is no.
Six years have passed since the last global financial crisis. The worst lies behind us, but normality has not yet been restored.
I thought the State of the Union was one of Obama's best addresses recently, because he focused on what is real for this country: growing economic inequality where only a few are doing "spectacularly well" while many families are still struggling just to get by.
This week, I wrote that there are many reasons economists are about as popular as parking inspectors, and how much of the dislike is really not fair. The same is true for parking inspectors, who, by the way, are just doing their job.
This new model of governing has statistically proven to be a success in Boston. With fewer resources available for more programs, government must be smarter about how it functions.
The most striking aspect of working with impoverished women is how much they can teach you. Listen to them carefully and they will show you how to take uneducated, illiterate women and create entrepreneurs.
The current model for educating and preparing our workforce is broken. Today's rapidly changing economies require something different.
Oxfam International released a report this week, just as the World Economic Forum opens in Davos Switzerland, which projects that by 2016, 1 percent of the population will control more than 50 percent of the wealth.
The new campaign, IMPACT 10X10X10, is a one-year pilot effort that aims to engage governments, corporations and universities to make concrete commitments to women's empowerment and gender equality.
What we expect and what we need from Davos and from a gathering of such pre-eminent leaders is visible proof of their collective intelligence, of their capacity to innovative and proactive cooperation.
An important nuance in the jobs-higher education link is the impact on young people. In today's America, twice as many youth are unemployed than adults. The number is even higher for young men and women of color.