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Is Growth Desirable? Address the Fundamentals First

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
St. Gallen Symposium

By Chang Yee KWAN, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Economic growth is measured by the change in the value ...

Invest In Who You Know -- Part 1

John Katovich | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
John Katovich

There's an old saying that you should "invest in what you know," but what's far more valuable is when you can "invest in who you know" as well.

Growth and its Side Effects

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

For developing countries, the high growth policies come with greater challenges. One of the side effects of growth is its high income inequality.

Are You Sabotaging Your Chances at Love? On Daring and Breaking Wide Open.

Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt

The relationship had been relatively short, and I had been the one to break it off. Even so, I had been torn up over it for many months. I understood too late, that there had been something there. Something real that could have been more.

Wonderful Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Julian Slotman, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community Since the recent economic crisis European policy makers ...

What All Those Secret Fears Really Mean About You

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Your comfort zone consists of all the things in life that you've already experienced and become okay living with on a daily basis. The skills you've mastered? Comfortable. The success you've achieved? Comfortable. The friends you've connected with? Comfortable. Anything new you want? Uncomfortable.

Good Enough: Dismantling the Myth of Self-Improvement

K.C. Wilder | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
K.C. Wilder

There's a theme that's been coming up in an awful lot of my conversations with friends lately: the idea that the things we're doing at present in our lives are somehow tantamount to 'finding' ourselves, or 'becoming' whatever it is that will enable us to live our most authentic lives.

Is American Economic Growth Over? (Thoughts on Robert Gordon's New Book)

Martin Ford | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Martin Ford

Robert J. Gordon, an economist at Northwestern University has recently published an important new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, which argues that the U.S. has entered a new age of stagnation. Paul Krugman has a good review of the book here.

25: It's Not a Crisis, Just Growing Pains

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rutendo Nyamuda

And, if you're strong enough to hold out long enough -- and sometimes that means just standing in silence while you regain your strength -- you'll eventually break through the walls of your cocoon. The thing is, once you're free, you're going to need to learn how to fly.

Wanted By The CEO: A CMO Super Hero

Amy Radin | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Amy Radin

The IDC 2016 CMO FutureScape predicts CMO turnover continuing at 25 percent per year or higher through 2018. This is not surprising, because marke...

How to Create Viral Content in 2016

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

When content goes viral, it really goes viral. According to Marketing Profs, 2 Million Blog Posts Are Written Every Day. Unfortunately, for most con...

Pride and Ego: The Saboteurs of Growth

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I strategically sought out positions I believed would impress future employers. I chose my positions based on how useful I believed they would be in the future. My main concern was how good a position would look on my resume.

Three Ways to Gain Cooperation and Increase Engagement

Marlene Chism | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Marlene Chism

If you are a leader in any sense of the word, you must never forget the influence you have on others. As a boss, supervisor, or leader, your attitude affects your employees. Your employee's attitudes affect your customers, and your customers are the lifeblood of your business.

10 Self-Help Books for Personal Development

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 01.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

There is a famous quote by Lao Tzu that says, "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." This drives what I feel is true about self-help ...

Why New Year's Resolutions Fail - and Three Easy Things You Can Do About It

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Gabriella Taylor

Many people are actually more comfortable in hoping and fantasizing than actually making changes that will create lasting change. It takes a certain level of maturity and mastery to be willing to survey the landscape around us before we begin building our dreams.

Elevate Your Leadership in 2016

Marlene Chism | Posted 01.02.2016 | Business
Marlene Chism

My January article offers sixteen ways to elevate your leadership, with the emphasis on who you need to "BE" in order to achieve these simple but often neglected "to-dos."

Collaboration Fuels Mutual Growth

Carmen Becker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
Carmen Becker

Playing to win and playing to grow have undeniably become some of the most fast-paced, high-stakes, strategic games in business.

What Is Your 2016 Playbook for Growth?

Amy Radin | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

CEOs entering 2016 convinced they can succeed by doubling down on what worked in the past may be reading from the wrong playbook.

Don't Blame Growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 02.26.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Growth has lifted humanity from the caves to the cities and given us civilization. Yet today it is scapegoated by its critics for causing many societal ills. Growth's critics rightfully sound the alarm on environmental and social problems. But their criticism of growth misses the real issues of poor policy and misguided public values.

GDP Growth Belongs to Economic History

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Using Green GDP as the new (and long overdue) default indicator will allow us to factor the value of a healthy environment for human life into the calculations political and economic decisions are based on.

China's Economy in Transformation: A Momentum for Change

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

It seems that there is a need to reconsider the economic path China has taken so far, a need for change. Acknowledgment, of course, is a first step. The government, companies and all seem to have become aware that the situation escalated.

The Beauty in Slowing Down

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Gabriella Taylor

When we really, really, REALLY let ourselves be held by life and trust into the goodness that is -- we are more able to relax and let things progress naturally.

Thank You Kobe

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports
David Ongchoco

It's crazy how players like Kobe Bryant are able to bring people together even half-way across the globe. I'll admit that I'm not the biggest Kobe or Laker fan (at least not as big as my dad is) but every time I read about Kobe, I am inspired to get better at my craft; it's hard not to be.

Education Famine: A Drama in Three Acts

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

Current educational trends force us to be so focused on picturing what children one day might be that we overlook who they are right now, expecting developmentally inappropriate skills and behavior that are unrealistic and harmful to children.

Learning From Your Mistakes

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Here's what I like to remind myself of when I'm seeking out the necessary balance between using my knowledge gained through experience and stopping my past from creeping into my present.