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Early Positive Experiences = Athletes for Life

Elliott J. Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Elliott J. Hill

Sure I played football, baseball and basketball from an early age -- 7 or 8 -- like most kids where I lived. It taught me a lot about sport, commitment and that internal drive. But those lessons paled in comparison to what I got from those countless hours spent playing at Dottie Jordan, and the intangible gifts from Mr. Armistead, even if we didn't realize how much he was investing in our lives at the time.

'Cultivating a Holistic, Integrative Approach': MIT Sloan School Reflects on new Enterprise Management Track

Sharmila Chatterjee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sharmila Chatterjee

A few years ago, we here at MIT Sloan School of Management looked in to launching an MBA track to complement the existing tracks in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Getting Over The Sustainability Innovation Hump

Marc Stoiber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Marc Stoiber

I just read an interesting Deloitte study linking sustainability and innovation inside corporations. According to the study, companies engaged in sust...

China 2014: Too Little, Too Late for Newbies

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

2014 will be the year leaders of consumer goods producers realize that it may be too late to enter China. If you haven't established significant scale already, you probably never will. The PRC will not be an option for turbo-charging future growth plans for current non-players.

What Republicans Can Learn From Nike

Bill Shireman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

American politics is in the beginning stages of an historic realignment that will transform both major parties. The Republican Party can reinvigorate its brand by following the example of Nike.

WHOOPS: City Accidentally Directs Noise Complaints To Phone Sex Line Hotline

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.23.2013 | Weird News

In what may be the most awkward wrong number mishap ever, San Franciscans annoyed by the early morning noise from the Nike Women’s Marathon this wee...

The Big Yearning Question

Marc Stoiber | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Are these common interests bigger than simply shared hobbies or experiences? Do these two people agree on fundamental ideas about life and their place in the universe?

This Is NIKE's New NYC Logo, and It's Genius

VisualNews.com | Posted 12.17.2013 | New York
VisualNews.com

Who knew you could make "N-Y-C" from the same iconic puzzle pieces that made the "NIKE" font logo?

Want To Change The World? Give Girls A Chance

John Kluge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John Kluge

As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.

Fighting for Public Education at the University of Oregon

Joseph Lowndes | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Joseph Lowndes

The intransigence of administrators over these issues reflects the broader corporatization of American higher education, where research is increasingly a commodity to be bought and sold, education a product to be made as cheaply as possible, and professors are laborers stripped of rights and job security.

How the Nike+ FuelBand Became the A-list's Chicest Accessory

Vogue | Posted 11.12.2013 | Style
Vogue

Chloe Malle, Vogue It's 11:49 p.m., and I need to leave the Plaza Hotel's gilt-laden Grand Ballroom. I'm wearing glass slippers, of the Valentino c...

Why Investment Dollars Are Pouring Into Sports

Kai Sato | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Kai Sato

With the NFL season now underway, the nation's highest revenue generating sport has resumed center stage.

5 Skills I'm Scared My Sons Won't Have

Erin Mantz | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Erin Mantz

I should appreciate these moments, out shopping with my sons, giving my opinion about the pros and cons of high-tops and color choices. But, wait. Halfway in, they're pulling out their phones, snapping pictures of their three-pair final line-up, asking their "friends" and "followers "Which ones should I get?" on Instagram.

Inspiration vs. Manipulation

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

When you stand for something, you inspire. You take a stand for something, usually bigger than yourself, and people relate. It motivates rather than manipulates.

Nike Pulls Tattoo Leggings After Offending Pacific Community

Posted 08.16.2013 | Style

A pair of patterned leggings are causing trouble over at Nike. The tattoo-like print on the brand's Pro Tattoo Tech Tights has sparked ire in Australi...

LOOK: Nike Honors LeBron With Sculpture

Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports

It looks like Nike did something special for LeBron James when he made a trip to the brand's headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. earlier this week. Th...

WATCH: Kobe Stars In New Nike Ad

Posted 08.12.2013 | Sports

Kobe Bryant might have a future as a basketball coach. ...

The Era of Corporate Silence on Climate Policy Is Ending

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shouldn't companies get involved now instead of waiting to see what governments come up with on their own?

WATCH: Blake Griffin's Funny New Ad

Posted 08.02.2013 | Sports

Meet D'arryl Drain, the scrawny shooter who knows how to get the best out of NBA superstar Blake Griffin -- even if he isn't trying to -- in a new com...

If Brands Were Shoes

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Stanley Hainsworth

Brands are like people. So, what if? What if the brands we use and wear everyday were shoes? What would they look like? Feel like?

Tiger Signs New Endorsement Deal With Nike

Golfweek | Posted 07.17.2013 | Sports

By Gene Yasuda, Golfweek Picturing Tiger Woods adorned with anything but Nike swooshes is difficult to do. And a new endorsement deal between the t...

Is the Consumer Now Your New Head of Marketing?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Alistair Niederer

There is a big shift in marketing today, with brands finding that they have a large number of customers who love their products. They are willing to tell their friends and effectively advertise the brand for free.

Addressing Climate Change Grows Our Economy, Creates Jobs

Nicole Lederer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The economic costs of climate change are now clear. From weather-related disasters like Superstorm Sandy to droughts that have wiped out family farms and fueled devastating fires, the United States suffered 11 climate-related disasters last year alone that cost $1 billion -- each.

What Your Shoes Say About You

Andrew Nackerud | Posted 09.08.2013 | Style
Andrew Nackerud

Maybe it is a psychological barrier I have constructed to slow my maturation into a full-fledged adult, but whatever the case, I'm starting to feel judged by the shoes that I wear.

The Oldest Logos In America

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E. M. Hess and Paul Ausick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Few things are more tied to a company’s identity than its logo. Who isn’t familiar with Nike’s swoosh or McDonald’s golden...