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GE's Linda Boff: Wenda Millard Is the "Beating Heart of our Industry"... and MediaLink Is Leading Things (VIDEO)

Andy Plesser | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Andy Plesser

As hundreds of executives from the media and marketing worlds gathered yesterday under the AWNY banner, at glitzy dinner to honor media luminary Wend...

Bowie, Bing, Stallone, Peyton and Multigenerational Collaboration

Jean McCormick | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Jean McCormick

Bing Crosby, David Bowie and Alan Rickman still had music in them until their last days on earth. Many Boomers and even Silent Generation members still have music in them. But does the rest of the workforce hear that music and the potential symphonies that could be composed?

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

On the Flight Path to Tomorrow's Digital Supply Chain

David P. Storch | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
David P. Storch

Global supply chain leaders in every industry are embracing digital practices that are setting new standards--and leaving companies with traditional supply chains in the dust. This new digital supply chain is opening a world of opportunities for a range of businesses with increased visibility and control.

A Dangerous Precedent, an Act of Desperation in the Ex-IM Bank Saga

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

A discharge petition is generally a tool used by the minority to usurp control of the House floor from the majority. This is a pretty brazen move for the Republicans who signed on, as it essentially cedes control of the House floor to the Democrats. It's also an historical move.

Ten Years After Katrina: The Evolution of Corporate Response to Disasters

Daryl Brewster | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

At the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CECP looks back at how disaster relief response has changed among companies. We found that overall, the data show that aggregate giving from corporations for disaster relief has declined over the last five years. A deeper look into the data and additional resources shows that it's a complex story. We explored:

Why the Real Winners in the GE Succession Race Were Boeing's Stockholders

George Bradt | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
George Bradt

At the end of the race to follow Jack Welch as CEO of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt became CEO and Bob Nardelli and Jim McNerney left the company. McNerney's just announced retirement from Boeing presents an opportunity to look at these three executives' longer-term impact.

Crowdfunding: It's Not Just for StartUps Anymore

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Robin Raskin

Has anyone noticed that crowdfunding is not just about a bunch of young aspirationals looking for cash? What started out as a way to democratize innovation and access to capital, is now a sweet way for well-established companies to play at being a "startup."

The Future of Workplace Lighting: 6 Lighting Experts Weigh In

Amanda Schneider | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

When done properly, the best lighting design is completely unnoticeable. Yet, when poorly done, lighting can completely compromise the design of a space.

Zach Carter

General Electric Hands Dodd-Frank Its Biggest Victory Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --General Electric said Friday it will sell off most of its banking operations, an acknowledgment that the company needs to transform itsel...

Maryland Ordinary Women Leading Extraordinary Lives

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.23.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

During my recent trip to Annapolis, Maryland, I was inspired by the six ordinary Maryland women who led extraordinary lives and who were inducted into...

The Industrial Internet: GE's Vision of a World With Connected People and Machines

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The world as we know it is becoming more and more connected. But, what will a world look like when devices as small as your watch to as large as a jet engine are all connected to each other and to people?

Reinventing America, The Forbes Summit in Chicago Part II

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

These small, invitation-only congresses bring together Wealth, Politics, Business, and Government as well as Education and Disruptive Innovation and are a winning formula for stimulating growth, forging new partnerships, and in this case, the reinvention of industrial power.

Sowing Seeds for Girls in STEM

Amelia Gandara | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Amelia Gandara

So is one of the missing links between successfully creating a new generation of rocket scientists, computer programmers and technology geniuses simply that they aren't exposed to any role models? Are we not lifting up scientists and engineers? Where is the Serena Williams of the STEM world?

When New York Ruled the Universe: 50 Years Later, Revisiting the Dreamscape of the 1964-65 World's Fair

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

To try and reach back there, I'm going straight to the source. Not to new books like Joseph Tirella's Tomorrow-Land, but to a dust-blanketed old one. It's one that's been wedged in the back of my shelf since the summer of 1964: The Official Guide to the New York World's Fair.

Science Academy Falters in Launch of New GE Study

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

As I looked over the bios provided on NRC's webpage, I quickly realized that the Council appears to have a pretty poor idea of how to carry out such a challenging, complex and multifaceted study. In fact, this week 67 scientists and researchers publicly rebuked the NRC for failing, right at the outset, to put together a slate of experts equipped for the task.

Mark Cuban Threatens To Dump Companies That Move Offshore

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Corporate greed is getting out of hand, and Mark Cuban isn't going to take it anymore. The billionaire investor and owner of the NBA's Dallas Maver...

Ryan J. Reilly

GE Capital Pays Up For Denying Spanish Speakers Access To Credit Card Repayment Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Synchrony Bank, formerly known as GE Capital, has reached an agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Justice Dep...

Here's What's Important About the Internet of Things Day 2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

April 9, 2014 was the Global Internet of Things Day and people and organizations from all over gathered to talk about the next NEW thing. More than s...

We Are All Malala

Carl Pope | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

What is the best technology to supply remote Pakistani villages and urban slums with roof-top power? How can India use solar water pumping to slash its waste of water and power and liberate crop yields?

Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

So Fannie and Freddie Weren't the Problem...

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We are learning just how much mortgage fraud was committed by 18 national and international banks and other financial entities that the Federal Housin...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.