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Human Capital

Why Manufacturing Companies Must Embrace Disruptive Change to Survive

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

As always, change is difficult but sometimes necessary. When it comes to the manufacturing sector and other traditional industries, embracing disruptive changes through new partnerships with start-ups may be the most exciting development in decades.

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Social entrepreneurship gets thrown around. A lot. Countless are published tips for social entrepreneurs, talks are given about the social good, and I too have had the privilege to write about the incredible social entrepreneurs I have met in my journey to boost entrepreneurship for youth around the world.

Should We Stop Being Nice to Older Adults?

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

Are we actually programming ourselves and our older adults for an aging experience that we don't want and does not have to happen? Yes, we are indeed.

The Robots are Coming: How a Caring Economy Is the Best App for a Shrinking Job Market

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Riane Eisler

The tech and automation job-quake is finally gaining attention, with predictions that nearly half of American jobs will be lost within a couple of decades. Yet too many leaders still avert their eyes, making decisions through a rear-view mirror rather than planning for a horizon already upon us.

Forbes Reinventing America: The Entrepreneurial Workforce Summit in Detroit

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

Paul Noglows, the executive producer of the Forbes Reinventing America Project, brought together all the ideas, personalities, innovations, corporate cultures, and solutions in an opinion-packed summit to a city that is convinced it is a new frontier.

The Power of Investing in People

Epaminondas Farmakis | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Epaminondas Farmakis

Throughout the course of history, it has been proven that investing in a country's human capital contributes to economic growth, often alleviating the effects of economic depressions or recessions.

New York's Real Wealth Producers Hungry for Paid Family Leave

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.27.2015 | New York
Susan Ochshorn

The governor is ignoring parents -- the state's most significant wealth creators. They produce children, our human capital -- a job for which they receive no salary, pension benefits, profits, or dividends.

Why Walmart's Minimum Wage Increase Is Actually in Shareholder Interests

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

In our view, Walmart's potentially game-changing decision to increase its minimum wages is an indicator that the company does understand the changing political, social and business environment.

Meritocracy in the Modern World

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

All businesses have hierarchies, of course - without order, there is chaos. But some hierarchies are more rigid than others. The danger for employees stuck in stricter environments is that they actually become accustomed to not speaking up.

CEO Notebook

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 01.12.2015 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

Henry Schein, one of the world's largest health care supplies company, delivers consistent and, in some cases, above industry growth in each of its business areas of dental, pet care and medical supplies.

The Father of Freakonomics

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Natalie Pace

Dr. Becker won almost every award there was to win in his profession -- including a Nobel Prize in economics and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. Becker's book Human Capital (1964) is already as iconic as Adam Smith's writings on laissez faire.

Emerging Economies Are Exporting Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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.