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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.

We Rise in the East, We Set in the West...

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

As the sun rises and sets, it keeps burning, regardless of what we, anyone or anything says. It does what it does without an apology because really, what does it have to apologize for?

The Unlikely Love That Opened My Broken Heart

K.C. Wilder | Posted 10.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
K.C. Wilder

Last winter, with my heart still broken from divorce, I fell in love. And no, I wasn't trying online dating, though it was a match made through socia...

Creating Change in Your Life Isn't Always About 'Doing'

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 10.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Twardowski

We're all unique, so we all have our own individual journey and life path. We just need to be sure to remember this and keep this in mind in order to allow our own unique healing and soul growth to occur.

China and the One-Two Punch

Edward Goldberg | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Edward Goldberg

This is a radically new concept in political culture; power in a country is no longer solely derived from the king, the dictator, the elites, the party or even the direct electoral consent of the governed, but from the economic well being of the governed.

5 Tips to Successfully Lead a Rapid Growth Company

David Finkel | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Klayton owns a very successful rapid growth company called The Fireplace Place in Atlanta. For several years now he's been growing at over 50 perce...

Collaborative Innovation: You Can't Do It Alone and Win

Brian Kennell | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Fail, fail and fail again. No executive wants to hear these words, let alone report them to his or her boards, or worse, shareholders. But when yo...

Three Deceptively Simple Steps to Exponential Mobile Growth

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 10.19.2016 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

In the mobile revolution, user behaviors and technology change at rapid pace. Every few weeks, people become more proficient with their mobile products. Every 18 to 24 month, they upgrade to a new one.