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Let's Turn Learning Inside Out

Janine Ingram | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Janine Ingram

And with this simple, beautiful illustration of Joy finally understanding the role of Sadness in "Inside Out," I fully understood the focus on embracing failure within "Creativity Inc." Failure is to learning as Sadness is to Joy. We don't want to spend the majority of our time experiencing failure, but it plays a vital role in our life and our growing understanding of the world around us. And like Joy's attempt at minimizing Sadness, many of us parents minimize our children's risks because we lack understanding of its role in learning, we are robbing our children of the opportunity to fail.

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

Do You Know the Secret Sauce for Growth?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Do you want to know the secret sauce that guarantees growth? Well me too, but frankly, I am not sure if one truly exists. Yet if it is growth that you are seeking, be it for your business or yourself, there are five things you need to define in order to ensure that you take the right steps.

Predicting Elite Design Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the current wave of design thinking in business, top tier designers are now in short supply. Corporations scout elite universities in their hunt for top performers who possesses the right mix of human skills and social networks. So, how different are the top tier designers from their peers and how big is their actual contribution to performance?

Startup Insider: SlingShot MNL 2015 - Can the Philippines Build Their Own Version of Silicon Valley?

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Having been immersed in the Philippine startup ecosystem in the past year, I've seen how much it has grown from where it was last year to where it is today.

Navigating Transition

Austin Schneider | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

To my fellow workers, learners, Millennials and explorers...it is a pleasure to share the road less traveled with you. Others take the lit and comfortable path. We prefer the cold, dark passageways that offer remarkable experiences.

Why Well-Being, Not Just GDP Growth, Should be the Goal

Douglas Beal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Douglas Beal

Having the right goals, the right strategies, and the right policies aimed at sustainable economic development are equally -- and perhaps even more -- important than those focused on GDP.

Entrepreneurial Women: 3 Ways to Break Through Invisible Barriers to Growth.

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

As a member of the National Women's Business Council, I've had the opportunity to engage with hundreds of female entrepreneurs. During our talks, I couldn't help but happen upon an interesting, yet frustrating discovery. 9 out of every 10 women I spoke with would rather stall their growth than ask for capital.

Why You're Destroying Your Life: Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself

Kaitlin Robinson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Robinson

Remember that to put your identity in anything external can be faulty and it keeps you from ultimate happiness. Recognizing your illusions and questioning your shoulds clears the path for you to lead a more whole, and authentic life. And in the meantime you can learn to see the growing pains as gifts and to discover what really makes you happy.

African American Success Factors

Marshall Cannon | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Marshall Cannon

The African American community has been damaged to an extent that if Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Sojourner Truth came back to see what now exists, they wouldn't recognize it.

Grow, Grow, Grow and Then What?

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

The pervasive thinking for VC-backed start-ups for the past 20+ years is to launch and grow quickly. Then they need to grow and grow and keep growing forever.

5 Ways to Ignite Rapid Growth in Your Startup

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

Most entrepreneurs fail in what we call the "land of the dead" for startups. This is the place where the company has seen some initial traction, but then is unable to trigger rapid growth.

Four Steps to Making Change an Opportunity Not a Threat

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In a series of posts from a few years ago, I described the obstacles to and steps needed to produce positive and long-lasting change. This concern con...

Question Your Fear So Your Children Can Grow

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

We suffer when we believe all of the scary stories in our head. Suffering is exaggerated worry about what could happen if we had a difficult experience, not the actual difficult experience.

Moving From Marketing Myths to Truths

Amy Radin | Posted 06.19.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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.