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Cultural Understanding and Global Thinking in Business

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Filippouli

We need to rethink they way we do business. If we want to succeed, we have to develop a new global mindset that will combine international talent management and development while building on interlinkages between diversity and innovation.

The Great Degeneration

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Society has become centered in the cities, and in the cities, there is only effectiveness when good government is present.

Hijacking the Oscars to Celebrate Social Change

Blair Glencorse | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Honesty, integrity and openness have to be at the center of efforts to improve lives for citizens all over the globe. That's why the Accountability Lab and ONE Campaign have teamed up on the Honesty Oscars this week.

Democracies Don't Dazzle

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Jens Martin Skibsted

As developing economies developed, their process of democratization seemed inevitable. Indeed many western scholars believed that the process democratization was a given natural development for any state.

Consuming Over the Horizon: Seeing Our Impact Can Help Us Make the Right Decisions

David Wilkie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

By consciously situating ourselves in a larger, interconnected global community, where most trade is certified earth-friendly, we may begin to make choices about how we build, where we shop, and what we eat a little more carefully.

Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid

Huguette Labelle | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Huguette Labelle

Corruption is not just the bribery that happens when a mother tries to enroll her daughter in school. It is also the grand corruption that plagues government and makes institutions dishonest and ineffective.

A Plan for Tackling Inequality: What's Needed Now

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Winnie Byanyima

Each nation and region has its own circumstances, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But we know that in countries which have successfully reduced inequality, progressive taxation has been an important tool, enabling governments to invest in good quality health care and education for their poorest citizens.

Would Bill Gates Artificially Prolong His Life? His Surprising (And Inspiring) Answer

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

Walt Disney has long been rumored to have preserved his body in a cryogenic chamber for a future revival. Google recently established Calico, a biotec...

I Was Pregnant for Over a Year

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

On a Tuesday in mid-October, while sitting in my dermatologists waiting room, I noticed that I had to urinate for what seemed like the thousandth time that morning. And there it was. Blood.

Surprise! Foreign Aid Works and Other Good News

Spencer Critchley | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Spencer Critchley

It's all too easy to believe the worst about the world. In fact, research shows that our minds are wired to be much more sensitive to bad news than good -- it's called negativity bias.

A New Kind of Early Childhood Investment: Getting a 'Head Start' on Saving

Terri Friedline, PhD | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Terri Friedline, PhD

As poverty affects millions of children in the United States each year and is a growing economic condition, we need preventive, economic interventions to right these unequal paths before it is too late and to invest in all children so they have better opportunities to reach their life's full potential.

Should Barcodes Be Penguin-Shaped? (We Think The Answer Is Clear)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.05.2014 | Huffpost Code

Maybe they didn't stand out so much when their primary purpose was to line the shelves of supermarkets, but with the advent of smartphones, barcodes a...

The Kardashian Index: On the "How" and "Why" of International Development Work

Ming Holden | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

I wondered what the tenuous connection was between Britney Spears the breathing human and the faded sticker bearing her image thousands of miles away.

Why Everything We Know About Discipline Is Wrong

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

Self-discipline is something we learn for ourselves, not something that can ever be imposed effectively by someone else.

If You Were a Horrible Boss, Would You Even Know It?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Why are there so many bad bosses? They're bad because everyone is afraid to tell them. And generally, as you climb the corporate ladder, fewer and fewer people tell you the truth. This is terribly unfair when you think about it. What's a horrible boss to do? I can give you three proven steps.

My Time as a HuffPost Labs Fellow: Week 1

Cedric Cogell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Huffpost Code
Cedric Cogell

I happily moved down to NYC this week to join the Huffington Post team as a Labs Fellow. With 6 other colleagues the small, wonderfully sarcastic team...

May the Force Be With You: Converging Innovations Will Empower Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

Chuck Slaughter | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Chuck Slaughter

What's happening in the bustling slums and remote villages of the developing world is this: a riveting convergence of microfinance, direct selling, mobile technology and social media that has the power to bring the work of local entrepreneurs to new heights.

Standing with the People of the Central African Republic for a Stronger Future

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 04.02.2014 | World
Nancy Lindborg

With a total population of about 750,000, almost 400,000 people in Bagui are displaced and 100,000 people are now huddled in an encampment by the airport, seeking refuge from a vicious cycle of attacks and lawlessness.

From Dhangadhi to Davos: The Post 2015 Development Agenda from the Bottom-Up

Blair Glencorse | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

While conferences like Davos are absolutely essential to make sure decision-makers get development right in the future, it is also imperative that these meetings are informed by the mistakes of the past and ground realities of the present.

An Essential Yet Overlooked Driving Force For the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Ralien Bekkers | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Ralien Bekkers

In order to develop a successful post-2015 development agenda we will have to find a way to incorporate and stimulate the power of the young, of women and that of entrepreneurs.

Growth Is Not Enough, Young People Want to Live in a Decent Society

Michael Green | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Green

A newly published global survey reveals that, for young people at least, social -- not economic -- challenges are the major priority. Politicians and business leaders should take heed.

An Ounce of Gold for a Pound of Cure

Kari Stoever | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

But more than being a precious metal and a hedge against financial apocalypse, the world's gold binge is fueling one of the world's most deadly epidemics -- tuberculosis (TB).

Peace Must be Built in South Sudan

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Tom Purekal Catholic Relief Services (CRS) staffer Tom Purekal, who is based in Juba, reflects on the recent violence in South Sudan. This piece w...

To Achieve Good Health We Need Good Education

Sarah Brown | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Sarah Brown

Basic education and learning is too often neglected when dividing up aid and young boys and girls are held back for years - if not a lifetime - by the absence of good schooling mindful of the life skills and employment skills that will serve them well.

Leaders at Davos Must Address the Critical Issues the World Faces -- Call from Civil Society Leaders

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Jasmine Whitbread

e cannot eradicate poverty without addressing climate change, which is hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest. 2014 will be a crucial year to mobilize action ahead of global climate negotiations in 2015.