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Moving From Marketing Myths to Truths

Amy Radin | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

Few manufacturing executives in touch with the marketplace would deny that traditional distribution is no longer as reliable as it once was to deliver dependable sales and enduring customer relationships. Why? There are many reasons, but two at the top of the list are:

How Growing Up in Poverty Taught Me Gratitude

Melissa Buchanan | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Buchanan

Gratitude is that sweet spot of contentment that knows nothing of having more or less, feeling only the peace of each precious moment, despite what is going on all around us. I learned gratitude not by what I had, but by what I did not have.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Former YCombinator Hustler Pulak Mittal Shares His Startup Journey From PennApps to Clever

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

On (Ir)resolution

Christopher Phillips | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

"We're supposed to be sharing with the rest of the group a resolution we haven't kept," I'm told. "Do you have one?" Oh, I do. I have an embarrassment of choices. I blurt out, "I vowed I'd write a regular blog, and I haven't honored it."

How the Mind Works

Brendon Burchard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

How does our mind work? Here's four insights that can improve your life: 1. Information: Your mind consumes information from the environment and c...

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

Egypt Economic Promises

Richard Attias | Posted 03.13.2015 | World
Richard Attias

With one of the most educated middle-class populations in the Arab world, Egypt does not only rely on its touristic advantages to ensure its economic take-off. Its strategic position as a true hub between Africa, Asia and the Middle East gives it a central role to play.

6 Powerful Steps for Building Positive Momentum

Jessica Biber | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Biber

What are some ways to stay on the good side of momentum in your own life? Below are a few truths I've relied on for building positive momentum -- or turning a case of negative momentum around.

China: Hot Money In, Now Out

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

In an attempt to reverse the slump in China's money supply growth, the People's Bank has just reduced its benchmark interest rates for the second time in three months. A wise move.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Gabrey Means | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

Truth be told, though we live and die by our to-do lists, when we started our agency we didn't have a business plan. What we did have was an identified need, a good idea and a bottle of wine to fuel our courage to take the plunge.

7 Marketing Tools to Get You Through the Day

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 03.10.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

In the perfect world, we would rely on a few apps and tools for spreading the word about our company, and that would bring enough attention by itself, but the reality is that we do need to be creative, and innovative when it comes to putting marketing tools to the test.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Cassie Hughes | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Cassie Hughes

Growing isn't just about getting bigger, unless that's truly your goal. It can take a range of forms - from the types of clients you work with to how you build your teams to the way you execute a campaign. Regardless of how you define it, make growth a part of your mission or risk becoming extinct.

My Parents' Divorce Changed My Life For The Better

Jeaiza M. Quinones | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Jeaiza M. Quinones

Divorce isn't easy on children. Still, there lies beauty in the end of a marriage when everyone involved is allowed to discover who they truly are.

Authenticity. Leadership. Nairobi.

Martina Buchal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

January 17th- January 24th, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya Feeling Notes: Warmth, heat of the red African sun, smell of fire, strength of women and the girl c...

On Greece: Plus ça Change, Plus C'est la Même Chose

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

People keep asking me what I think about Europe's most recent crisis (read: Greece). Well, my sentiments are exactly the same as they were in April 2012, when my Globe Asia column was titled: "China and Greece - Here We Go Again."

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.

Why Happiness Comes From Within

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Thankfully, happiness is a skill that can be learned and cultivated; Happiness is entirely within your reach. Is today the day that you look around, notice the world you have created for yourself, and ask if you are ready to go within?

Is Federalism Practical Today?

Kevin Price | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

"Restoring the Constitution" is a phrase that is catching on with people as the influence of the tea party has grown. So is "federalism," as people lament a national government that seems to have become out of control and is spiraling our nation into a downfall.

Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

Rachel Chang | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Chang

The carousel stopped again. It wasn't there. And neither were the bags for the majority of my fellow passengers. Suddenly I heard screaming, yelling, and even riot-like chanting erupt. But it was all in Spanish.

Brazil: Seeking Realism

Monica de Bolle | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Monica de Bolle

It is inconvenient, if not outright annoying, that most analysts who follow Brazil closely tend to see through the lenses of over-optimism or excess pessimism.

5 Growth Hacking Tips For Any Startup

Adam Greenwald | Posted 03.22.2015 | Small Business
Adam Greenwald

Startups need to focus on getting visibility, acquiring a strong user base and converting traffic into sales. And growth hacking is all about doing just that.

Takeaways From Serial Entrepreneur Jen Groover's Talk on Innovation and Perception

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.17.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

Last semester, I got the chance to listen to one of the best talks I've heard on campus during the launch of the PennVention Innovation Competition. A few days back, I got to listen to the recording I took and the talk was just so inspiring and energizing.

In Business, Women Rule

Chelsea Berler | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Chelsea Berler

Surrounded by so many accomplished women, I've noticed that they see and process things differently than men, which helps them excel in situations that men may not.

Population Boom and the Economic Impact in a New Year

Kevin Price | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Kevin Price

The reality is, countries are not poor because of how many people they have, they are poor because of economic policies.

10 Resolutions for Growth and Compassionate Living for 2015

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Change requires hard work. Too often, in our endeavor for change, we bite off more than we can chew. We over commit and think that transformation has to be immediate and this is the mistake that will lead to disappointment.