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Human Capital

Emerging Economies Are Exporting Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With increasing economic growth, and the subsequent expansion of the middle class in regions like Latin America, there is a new market being created for quality post-secondary education.

Your Network is Your Net Worth: Designing Social Capital for Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

One's network of family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances largely dictates attitude, values, beliefs and how one behaves. Yet, few will challen...

Cinematic Ukraine: Getting Ready for the 5th Odessa International Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

There is no better time for a film festival in Ukraine, even if it would appear to be during such a volatile moment in the country's history.

3 Things Orgs Can Learn From How History's Biggest Thinkers Spent Their Days

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

We often benchmark companies to learn best practices, but in people management, we rarely benchmark our practices by looking at high-performing individuals.

The Second Machine Age and Economic Development

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

After more than a decade of economic stability and commodity-based growth, Latin America is sorely in need of innovative ways to boost productivity and move higher on the global value chain.

Capitalizing on Human Capital

David E. Bloom | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
David E. Bloom

Policymakers routinely miss an important point: that human capital development depends on a series of interventions across a person's lifetime in the areas of health, education and employment.

Why Switzerland Has Some Of The Happiest, Healthiest Citizens In The World

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Switzerland is home to one of the world's most thriving economies and also one of the happiest populations on the globe. So what's the Swiss secret sa...

LOOK: Which Countries Make The Most Of Their Human Capital?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

When it comes to investing in people, Europe is way ahead of the curve. That's the conclusion of a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) mea...

Why Have Tech Companies Stopped Trying to Solve Big Problems?

Charlie Kim | Posted 10.29.2013 | Technology
Charlie Kim

Today, most tech companies try and solve problems in 12-14 months, boast their success, then try and exit. How did this happen?

Does the Government Stifle Innovation? I Don't See It (To the Contrary...)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While "entrepreneurial culture" will always be essential, many innovations that turned out to be economically important in the U.S. have government fingerprints all over them.

Table Stakes

Jon Whitmore | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

Unlike poker, where only one person wins a pot, investments in human capital are win-win-win situations: for employees, employers and the economy as a whole.

It's Time for Leaders to Lead

Rana Florida | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

The traditional top-down approach, in which the boss sits at the top of the pyramid and orders the underlings to work harder, is no longer flying.

What It Takes for Trade to Reduce Poverty in Africa

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Despite tremendous progress in poverty reduction over the last two decades, poverty still persists. Along with South Asia, Africa is a region where large numbers of people continue to live in extreme poverty.

A Case for Cultural Change

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Without a willingness to face uncertainty, it is difficult to create well-capitalized companies. This apparently contradicts the view that we are a country of entrepreneurs. We are a creative people, but we are not willing to risk what we have in order to achieve goals.

Kay Koplovitz: Stiletto Network: The Emerging Power of Women's Human Capital

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Time after time, you learn that the characteristics women hold and cherish are becoming more the norm for business today. Attributes such as collaboration diversity, judgment, intuition, partnership, listening, inclusiveness, flexibility, selflessness and loyalty mean a lot.

Gender Equality Pays Off in Brazil

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's success in reducing poverty and income inequality has been widely reported in recent years. What is less known is that there has also been progress in lessening gender inequality in the past two decades.

Leadership Challenges for 2013: Are People Your Most Important Asset?

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

As we hopefully continue our recovery in 2013, where will leadership focus? Will we rebuild the trust we lost with employees when the recession started and jobs were eliminated at a record pace?

Brazilian Competitiveness: Folia and Hangover

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

As the Carnival in Brazil kicked off last weekend, Brazilians were ready for a party. They have reasons to celebrate. Despite a lackluster GDP performance in the last two years, unemployment rates remain at record low levels.

Can Selective Immigration Help the Innovation Crisis?

Christopher Newfield | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Christopher Newfield

Every element of the country's past success is coming under scrutiny -- the patent process, the higher education system, and the condition of the physical and digital infrastructures, among many others. One perennial target is the bottleneck in U.S. access to the world's technical workforce.

Globalization and Human Capital

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

It is very probable that the anti-immigrant neurosis will have a serious future impact on the ability of the U.S. economy to recover from the current crisis.

From Capitalism to Talentism: An Argument for the Democratization of Education

Lucian Tarnowski | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business
Lucian Tarnowski

How many unrecognized geniuses must be out there? All those people with potential still in villages in India, China and others. The world is certainly full of rough diamonds -- people with immense potential but never receive the polishing from which their potential can be realized.

The Art and Science of Building Mission-Driven Teams

Jon Carson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Jon Carson

Strong "A" players are quietly confident but deep down are humble. They are good listeners. They don't need to win every argument so they can have their idea probed and questioned. But at the end of the day, healthy ego is at the root of all great candidates.

High Flying Apple Hits Turbulence In Brazil, Foxconn's Gou Calls Workers 'Animals'

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Foxconn seeking low wage targets of opportunity actually disrupts Brazil's quest to create high value jobs that promote income distribution and build a stronger, more inclusive society.

Human Capital: The Doorway to Financial Capital (Part 3)

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

What we all need to recognize is that capital is not based on meritocracy. It's based on relationships. Yes, the business has to be disruptive or at least scalable to attract venture capital. VC's invest in PEOPLE first, and businesses second.

The Lingering Global Crisis and the New Poor

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The lingering global crisis is forcing us to rethink the objectives and the tools of social policy. Past meltdowns in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin-America provide us with some good hints on what to expect and how to respond.