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The Impressive Impact of Village Banking in Paraguay

FOMIN | Posted 12.06.2016 | Impact
FOMIN

By Lorena Rios and Alejandro Hernández Lorena works in the area of Inclusive Cities for the Multilateral Investment Fund. She has degrees in comme...

How Women-led Entrepreneurship can Crush Social and Economic Exclusion

FOMIN | Posted 11.29.2016 | Women
FOMIN

By Brigit Helms Brigit Helms, the general manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund, also has served as the director of SPEED, a USAID-funded pro...

The Digital Meteor and the Future of Jobs, Income, and Assets: Ninjas, Ojihas, and Modilals

FOMIN | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
FOMIN

By César Buenadicha César Buenadicha has led programs in social innovation, crowdfunding, social entrepreneurship, micro-franchising, educational ...

Overcoming Our Work E-Mail Addiction: My Interview with Vicki Salemi

Phil Simon | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

If you feel the constant pull of electronic leashes at work, you're not alone. It turns out that many people are in the same boat while on the clock-...

An Unwieldy Truth - Marketing is not Dead, just Broken

Shail Khiyara | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Shail Khiyara

A fad is an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something that can fade with passage of time. Marketing is dead has spawned a host of articles, o...

Show Us the Money

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Bobbie Brinegar

It was entirely appropriate that the Treasury Department held its 6th annual Women in Finance & Technology Symposium on St. Patrick's Day, a day symbolized by green. Because green -- as in money -- is what this gathering was all about.

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

Laura Berger | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Laura Berger

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward ...

Four Ways Techonomy 2015 Made News: "Why hasn't every CEO committed to making sure women and men are paid the same?"

Techonomy | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

Sean Parker being interviewed by David Kirkpatrick at Techonomy 2015. Memorable line: "I'll discourage my kids from using the products I built. By: D...

What Women of Color Have to Do to Break Through

Kim Keating | Posted 10.15.2016 | Black Voices
Kim Keating

Women of color bear a particularly heavy burden. Many of us supporting our families and navigating unwelcoming work environments. It's up to employers and individuals to take the road map outlined in the study to try and create a world where gender inequity is something of the past.

This Is Not Your Father's Forbes: Forbes $1 Million Under 30 Change the World Social Entrepreneurs Competition

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The ethos of the hip FORBES Under 30 Summit, taking place this October, is Wealth, Bold Ingenuity and Social Responsibility set to the music of Fetty ...

How Hispanic Triangulation Can Help the US Innovate in Foreign Policy II

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Josue Lopez Calderon

First, the U.S. must encourage more Hispanics to study and/or work in MENA while encouraging more Arab and Jewish Americans to do the same in LAC. Second, it should welcome more diversity in corporate boardrooms and empower more women.

How Productivity Can Save an Aging World

James Manyika | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
James Manyika

SAN FRANCISCO -- To overcome the drag on growth of an aging world, we need to be smarter and more effective in everything that we do. We don't need to reinvent the wheel -- just by adopting best practices that already exist will get us most of the way to where we need to be. Fully embracing new technologies will do the rest.

The Management Consultant's Guide to New Years Resolutions

Michael Ruderman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

How do you pick just one resolution for the new year? Exercise more? Save more money? Spend more time with family? The list of potential resolutions is quite overwhelming.

Can Nonprofit Boards Afford to Underinvest in Management Leadership Development?

Eugene Fram | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

Nonprofit board member interviewees were not included in the study. Obviously boards would need to approve the budgets to achieve these objectives. But boards have some major cultural restraints.

Urgent Community Health Problem: Who You Gonna Call?

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The deadline for ending giving, while seen by some as a great advantage, can become cumbersome if it is artificial. Addressing large social problems is rarely straightforward.

Harvard Creates 'Big Data' Course for Social Innovators

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 12.19.2014 | Education
Marquis Cabrera

Big data has the ability to improve the provision of public services, enable governments to spend taxpayers' monies more efficiently, and advance societies forward. But, what exactly is BIG data?

Why Pearson Tests Our Kids

Alan Singer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

For all its claims about efficacy, Pearson is not a very efficient company. For all its claims about valuing education, the only thing Pearson appears to value is profit.

La Michoacana Ice Cream: Stubborn Peter Pans or Viable Economic Model?

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 08.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

To anyone far removed from the Wall St. titans of finance, it would seem that this huge chain of ice-cream stores is a model for successful business. This was my impression until a couple of weeks ago when I read "Business in Mexico: The Peter Pan Syndrome," published in The Economist.

Can Nonprofit Boards Suffer From Agenda Deficits?

Eugene Fram | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

In a recent study of 772 for-profit and nonprofit directors from around the world, McKinsey & Company found that 25% of the sample assessed their boar...

Governments as Partners in Innovation

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.17.2014 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

25 years ago, a British computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee drafted a memo to his colleagues at CERN that outlined a new way of managing information; that document was the foundation for what we now call the Internet.

Reality Check: Our Progress Has Come at an Unsustainable Price

John Friedman | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When a system continues to produce the same results, one must conclude that the system, whether it was intended to produce those outcomes or not, is designed to produce those outcomes.

Gov. Pat Quinn Plans for State Government 2.0

David Ormsby | Posted 04.30.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Governor Pat Quinn's administration is poised to launch a vast and expensive modernization of state government's financial wiring and work processes that will revolutionize operations and likely displace ossified workers, upend encrusted work habits, and mothball-rusted file cabinets.

McKinsey Junior -- The Jump 'Outside the Box' (Part 2)

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Even when a company is on the top of the game, it should dare to change the way to play the game going forward.

McKinsey Junior -- The Jump 'Outside the Box' (Part 1)

Spiros Margaris | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

One of the great challenges McKinsey faces is that they have to find new ways for their advice to be relevant for the Internet economy.

Women in Business: Q&A with Kerry Cooper, CEO of Choose Energy

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

"Have passion for what you do. You want to get up every day excited about the opportunity in front of you. If you do, the gender makeup isn't your top concern."