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Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

Rachel Chang | Posted 01.23.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.13.2015 | 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 12.31.2014 | 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 12.29.2014 | 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.

A Work of Heart

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Bhaerman

What contribution -- grand or modest, private or public -- do you have to make to the greater good of all? Is it a project or idea of your own design, or something that already exists that you fervently want to advance?

7 Ways to Feed the Growth Beast in Every Business

Marty Zwilling | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Completing these steps allows your startup beast to pick up momentum, fueling a breakthrough in growth and ultimately making it unbeatable in the marketplace. The modern day field of dreams mantra has pivoted to "If you market it, they will come." Are your customers coming fast enough?

Are You Happy? Honestly?

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Dean Graziosi

This is a great time to reflect, a great time of the year to reflect and polish that own inner diamond of yours and find something that allows happiness to shine out rather than waiting for those exterior things to shine light in.

Unleash the Rebels!

Annicken R. Day | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Annicken R. Day

Sometimes people get the "rebels" and the "complainers" mixed up, but there is a big difference between the two. When rebels criticize, they follow up their criticism with a suggestion for a solution. The complainers, however, they just love complaining.

Live Like Picasso -- Nurturing Fluid Intelligence and an 'Artistic Dimension'

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

Childhood is a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when children gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that the human species as a whole remains adaptable.

Jobs Hypocrisy: Politicians Kill Opportunity With Limits On Street Vendors

Hilary Gowins | Posted 12.14.2014 | Chicago
Hilary Gowins

Politicians talk about unemployment nonstop. But 'jobs' have become just another talking point, a measure of political job performance, a launching pad to discuss bold new plans for economic development and schemes to use other people's money to prop up big business.

What Would the Last 50 Years Look Like Without Rapidly Growing Inequality?

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The rich won't be so easy to persuade -- in a massively unequal society, even modest economic growth still benefits economic elites. Don't worry about growth, worry about inequality.

Brazil's Economic Future

Uri Dadush | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Uri Dadush

Cynics, critical of Brazil's unfulfilled promise, like to say that Brazil is the country of the future and always will be. However, a look at Brazil's long-term record cautions against excessive pessimism.

Sell It And They Will Come

Alex Pirouz | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Most young entrepreneurs spend far too much time in the "lab" before ever getting out in the field. Tinkering too long with a prototype, working on their company branding, brochures, logo design or deliberating on patent filings before they have even spoken to one customer.

How to Run Your Business Like a Rock Star

Rana Florida | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Rana Florida

wiwsbBands and startups have a lot in common. Sleepless nights, fueled on caffeine and adrenaline, they both have a lot at stake and chances are they've sacrificed a lot to get to where they are. Here are 15 simple tips to ensure your startup is a number one hit.

Age is Just a Number... Until we Make it More Than That

Lindsay Henry | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Let's live. Let's not feel pressured "to act our age" or embarrassed if we act older than the age we are. Let's not be ashamed of it or hide from it or mutter the number quietly. Let's be proud of our age, no matter how young or old. Right now. Today. This year. And every year we get.

Spending Like There Is a Tomorrow

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Leaders need to finance the next stage of their countries' development. If Africa spends smartly and designs the right development package, it can continue the continent's path of success.

Big Isn't Always Better

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Expansion is an important element for a startup. The question is, when? All too often, in my experience, the desire to expand begins to rear its head well in advance of traction and readiness.

Sudden Wealth From the Sale of Your Business?

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Sooner or later every business owner wants to retire or just sell his business. For a business owner this is a huge life event. Some are very sure of their decision, while others can be hesitant.

Q&A Session with Award-Winning Author, Sheri Booker

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sheri Booker is a teacher in Baltimore, spoken word artist, poet, public speaker, and author. Her latest publication, a memoir titled, "NINE YEARS UND...

Networking: The Good, the Bad and the Extremely Awkward

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Although networking events will never be like a comfortable night out with friends, they are still extremely important in this social workforce we are going into. You never know what the connections you make at these events can take you!

Inequality and Growth: What I Think We Know and Don't Know

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Though in an earlier study I raised some questions about the claim that high inequality dampens growth, I clearly think there's something there, especially as regards mobility barriers, over-leverage leading to inevitable busts, and the interaction of wealth concentration and money-in-politics.

Lessons From the Zucchini Plant: Grow Where You Are Planted

Rachel Verlik | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

Sometimes life -- in this case, nature -- has a way of redirecting us. It tells us that the universe has greater plans for us and where we are meant to grow. It gives us a different environment to thrive, with ideal conditions to make us our best self.