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The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing Cotton (Part 2)

Jolie Bensen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Jolie Bensen

If the U.S. is the second largest producer of cotton in the world, then why can't we buy U.S. grown, U.S. spun cotton fabric? Or any fabric grown and processed here in the U.S.?

Positioning Opportunity Youth to Be Tomorrow's Leaders

YouthBuild USA | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Opportunities go to those who have the necessary skills. At YouthBuild programs, we clearly communicate labor market realities to young adults so they know what occupations are in demand and how to obtain the appropriate credentials to advance vocationally.

A Better Way To Wish 'Good Luck'

Marci Rich | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Instead of reflexively wishing someone (or myself) "good luck," I will try instead for the will to be fallible -- the courage to believe that I don't know everything -- that I cannot control everything. In that way, perhaps, I'll find myself in the realm where miracles happen.

The Redefinition of Work

Shelby Clark | Posted 04.01.2013 | Small Business
Shelby Clark

While finding a traditional job may seem harder than ever for the average American, it has never been easier to be an entrepreneur and earn income from non-traditional sources.

Meet JR -- A Valued Asset to Our Workforce

Pacific Diversified Services | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Pacific Diversified Services

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif JR moves slowly, his gait a bit unsteady from a seizure disorder that has caused brain damage. Once he gets rolling with his work, he picks up speed, using a shopping cart for support, and stopping when he sees boxes and carefully placing them into the cart.

Building Bridges Between Leadership and Career Development

YouthBuild USA | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif There is something I learned in YouthBuild that I constantly pass on to others: Do not be afraid of learning more; do not be afraid of growing more; do not be afraid of success.

Unrecruitment: It's Time to Change the Employment Game

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Rajeeb Dey

In a world with 75 million unemployed young people, it's time to break the cycle of recruitment, to change the employment game to one where the rules are actually fair.

Are You Willing to Ride the Start-up Rollercoaster?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.27.2013 | Small Business
Julie Kantor

Learning for future successes and challenges -- it's up to you. Are you willing to step into that car alone or again with some awesome advisers and partners?

Coding for GOOD Update: Why We Stopped Recruiting and Started Teaching

Ben Goldhirsh | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
Ben Goldhirsh

Business leaders should consider how making an investment in curriculum and teaching resources may better suit their hiring needs than conventional recruiting methods -- especially as the nature of the 21st century workforce continues to evolve.

If Opportunities Aren't Knocking...

Sophie Gold | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Sophie Gold

Invite everyone you meet for drinks, coffee or dinner. Having just moved to New York I didn't know anyone, so decided to take bold action. I had r...

Who Do You Think You Are? A 2013 Guide From Soul

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

It may not look like it, but this moment is the most powerful time to shift your story. This month, the planet celebrates a new beginning. Summing up the past, we're given the opportunity to witness who we really are beneath the charade, writing a fresh, preferred chapter.

Wealth School: Being Fabulous -- The Spirit of Eli Davidson

Anne Naylor | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Is it possible to run a successful business and be committed to your spiritual practice? How can your inner wealth translate into financial achievement? How does building wealth equate with spiritual values?

What Makes Texas Bigger... and Better, for Startups

Trey Bowles | Posted 02.18.2013 | Small Business
Trey Bowles

Last Friday, as a couple hundred people descended upon the world famous Cowboys Stadium, the anticipation was palpable. They were about to witness a pitch contest featuring Texas-based startups, but no one had ever held a "pitch contest" in such a large and extraordinary space.

The 'Mouse Out of the Hole' Theory

Georgia Middleman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

The optimist in me believes that if you do what you love and just work hard enough, success will follow. But the realist in me knows I'd be leaving out a big piece of the equation: LUCK.

#Millennials @Inauguration

Patrick Dowd | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Patrick Dowd

At M CENTRAL, Millennials from around the country will gather to reaffirm the legacy of our intrepid forefathers -- and the new pioneers of our generation -- as all the inspiration we need to keep faith in America's future and find our way forward.

Paying the Price for Climate Change

Thomas Kerr | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Thomas Kerr

While delegates struggle to craft consensus on how to achieve the Copenhagen COP15 target of stabilizing global emissions increases at 2 degrees Celsius, the zeitgeist seems to have already shifted to an acceptance that we will be living in a warmer world, full of unknown and potentially huge economic impacts.

An Itty-Bitty BIG Problem

Costa Michailidis | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Costa Michailidis

Teachers are faced with the obstacle of educating their students for jobs that don't exist yet. These challenges, and most others today require Creativity to solve. Bad news: There is less and less creativity going around.

Where the Jobs Are: Migrate Back to the Farm or to Agriculture

Christopher Dutton, VMD | Posted 01.21.2013 | College
Christopher Dutton, VMD

Experience on many different types of farms, interacting with food outlets and other ag-related businesses, is invaluable in helping to learn about how the agricultural economy works. I often say to my students, "the farm is the professor."

The Boardroom Series: What's Holding Women Back From Getting on the Board?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Women may be chipping away at the glass ceiling, but when it comes to elbowing our way into the boardroom, progress is painfully slow.

Starting a Small Business

Ann DeOtte | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business
Ann DeOtte

I've learned that gradually building on past accomplishments can be a successful way to grow a business. This allows you to test your market, get operations working smoothly, and refine and strengthen your products or services.

Outgrow to Grow

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina M. Martínez

Many people have entered my life and have served as a vehicle for the universe to provide me with abundance. It's wasn't the person who sought me out to provide it -- I asked for it. They were the right vehicle and the right time. And they too were looking for an outlet to share.

Why We Really Need Participatory STEM Education

Dennis Bartels | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education
Dennis Bartels

Imagine what the world would look like if this kind of excitement were an ubiquitous part of the classroom experience. Children would grow up equipped to ask hard questions, seek deeper knowledge, take risks, and tackle the challenges before us.

Building Your Business by Expanding Your Network

Lauren Nevada Batchelder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Small Business
Lauren Nevada Batchelder

I began my small business, Lauren Nevada, like many owners: working a full-time job during the day and developing my business in the evenings and on the weekends.

Gelato: A Road to Sweet Success

Wes Jones | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
Wes Jones

While our list of "teachable moments" (translation: "mistakes") seems to be endless, the lessons we have learned continue to help us evolve and improve.

How To Bridge The Hiring Gap

New York Times | Posted 11.12.2012 | College

MANY newly minted college graduates are filled with anxiety, fearing that they won’t find decent jobs despite their knowledge and skills, and that t...