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Why Narendra Modi's Critics Are Wrong

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Without economic prosperity and the lifting of the lower and middle classes, no amount of social justice will enable India to compete in the global marketplace; or its citizens, including minorities, to thrive and advance. Narendra Modi, having come from a humble background, understands this fact well.

ISIS Today, But Who Is Thinking of Tomorrow?

Andy Braner | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Braner

I believe we have to begin to ask ourselves, do we want to continue on for the next decade caught in another war in the Middle East? Maybe we can begin outlining strategies to help change what seems to be the course of the future.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Work and a Sustainable Future

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Changes in energy infrastructure and in the global economy will continue to influence the nature of work. None of these changes ensure that people will receive a reasonable share of the wealth they produce.

Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

David Hassell | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
David Hassell

We are now on the cusp of a new revolution -- something we're dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. "Labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy.

Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

India-Japan Ties: Investing in the future

Samarth Pathak | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

The time is ripe to infuse energy into this historic relationship. Not only are both governments stable with visionary leadership but there is also a strong will among businesses and policymakers on both sides to build a mutually-beneficial partnership.

Has the Consumer Finally Defeated the Worker?

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

Our elected representatives would rather upset those who come back from the office or the factory than those returning from the supermarket. The person elected chooses to encourage the lowering of product prices because that appeals to the consumer, even though this decrease favors imports and hurts local workers. The elected official chooses to increase taxes on work and to lower taxes on consumption: more income tax and less value added tax.

Cheating the Chinese

Ryan McMunn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

The idea that "they speak English, so I don't need to learn Mandarin" is a losing position. Learn Mandarin, as importantly learn the culture. If you do this, your business wins big.

Engineers Don't Make Jobs, Jobs Make Engineers: Politicians Got it Wrong Again

Curtis Ellis | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Curtis Ellis

Innovation follows production, not the other way around. Most jobs are in production, not innovation. If politicians truly care about American jobs and innovation, they should craft policies to ensure production stays in America.

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

Matt Seiler, Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands on #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch Matt Seiler, Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands take the #AOLBUILD stage and moderated by AOL's very own Jack Bamberger, ...

Why I Am Illiterate in Math & How Public Education Can Fix It

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

I read the New York Times Magazine cover story about Americans' struggle with math, with special appreciation: I stink at math. I always thought my pr...

Mind Your Manners Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Communications

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

Communicating across cultures in the business world can often be confusing and uncertain, but it doesn't need to be. With a little bit of homework and open-mindedness you can avoid some of the pitfalls.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.

The World Financial Cup

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Germany represents everything that's wrong with the world financial system. Argentina is the epic case of countries whose economies are screwed by policies championed by Germany -- and unfortunately by the United States as well.

Navigating Financial Milestones: Taking Control of Your Personal Economy in a Global Environment

Andrew Ireland | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Andrew Ireland

A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.

Politics May End at the Border, But Equality Does Not Have To: Global Corporate LGBT Inclusion

Deena Fidas | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Deena Fidas

Criminalization of homosexual acts, bans on open military service recognition of married same-sex couples; no nationwide hate crimes or basic employment protections.

America Has Never Faced a Power Like China

Bob Hawke | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Bob Hawke

China today is a country that is fundamentally more powerful than any that America has ever had to encounter before. It is also a country that has a stronger sense of its place and status than any country in the world except perhaps America itself.

Iraq Crisis Threatens Global Economy

Sheldon Filger | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Sheldon Filger

The latest news from Iraq clearly has geopolitical implications. No less important are the economic ramifications. The Iraq war, which began with the...

Why Bond Yields Are at Record Lows

Michael Pento | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Michael Pento

If investors can correctly pinpoint the real reason behind these low sovereign debt yields, they will also be able to find a great parking place for their investment capital to weather the upcoming storm.

Oral History Puts a Human Face on Global Economy

Rick Ayers | Posted 08.02.2014 | Books
Rick Ayers

A review of: Invisible Hands: Voices From the Global Economy Compiled and edited by Corinne Goria Voice of Witness, McSweeny's Books, 2014 This new a...

Contagion: The Costs of Global Panic

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

The Future, With Our Machines and Ourselves

Elizabeth Golluscio | Posted 07.13.2014 | Technology
Elizabeth Golluscio

Which future will we shape for ourselves, with both our great machines, and our great inward journey?