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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...

Human Capital Is Your Most Valued Capital

Sonia Kapadia | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Sonia Kapadia

Running a startup is fraught with many challenges. My biggest challenge in building Taste Savant was actually in the area where I have the most experience.

Blue-Print for Economic Mobility

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

After the election dust settles, one thing we need -- regardless of who is in the White House -- is a new approach to reignite this country's economic mobility.

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed

Andrew_Yang | Posted 01.08.2013 | Small Business

With the U.S. election just passed, it's time to turn to the hard work of solving the nation's problems and restoring a sense of economic promise.

It's All About the 'F' Word If You Want to Succeed in Business

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Walter basically grabbed the chalk right out of my hand and wrote an "F" on the board, left a space, and then wrote a "C." The eyes of one of my favorite students 16-year-old Daryn Dodson, sitting in the front row, opened wide with amazement.

3 Ways for Students to Jumpstart a Meaningful Career

Shane Rasnak | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Shane Rasnak

We want to use our talents to contribute to an organization that aligns with our deepest values and purpose in life - even if we're not exactly sure what that purpose is just yet. Unfortunately, innovative and mission-driven companies aren't exactly lining up at the career fair. So where to start?

After Sandy, Building the Future

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Ana Garcia-Ashley

We can't wait for the next Sandy, Irene, or Katrina. We can't wait for the next bridge collapse or subway crash. We can protect ourselves and build our economic future by finally committing to investments in America's infrastructure.

Why Invest in Youth? One Scholar's Story

Kadar Lewis | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Kadar Lewis

Matriculating to UC Santa Cruz, he struggled to transition his early academic success to the college level, achieving a GPA far below his standard. So we worked with Eric, like all our scholars, through a 1:1 counseling model.