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Woman at Work: Power and Positioning

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It's tougher being a woman than being a man, especially in the business world. Career women often vent their frustration to me that they work harder a...

The End of Capitalism

Richard Koch | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

As they become richer, economies evolve. The early industrial stage, based on heavy industry and producer goods, paves the way for a more complex eco...

Massive Michigan Power Outage Reveals Some People's Dark Side

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.27.2014 | Impact
Lev Raphael

In case you missed it somehow, half a million people in Michigan lost power this past week after a horrendous ice storm. Not only was it the Christmas season, but this was after 300,000 had lost power less than two months ago in another storm.

Power, Leadership, and Strategy: 8 Books to Consider

Ali Wyne | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Ali Wyne

For those who're interested in how strategic thinking and theory have evolved, Freedman's account will likely be the definitive one for some time to come.

The End of Retirement

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 02.19.2014 | Good News
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Why should or would anyone spend 1, 5, 20, 40+ years doing something they can't wait to retire from? It doesn't make sense. I'm not saying I can't make sense of it, I'm saying it doesn't make sense.

The Dharma of the Rings

David Loy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
David Loy

Can The Lord of the Rings be understood as a new Buddhist myth - a spiritual teaching that speaks to our situation today?

Rediscovering the Power of a Suit

Career Wardrobe | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

We've all had that moment of shuffling one of our favorite suits to the back of the closet in the hopes that someday it might fit again. For me, the suit in question is black with white pinstripes and a flared knee-length skirt.

Women Must Have a Seat at the Table

Vicki Donlan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

Getting a seat at the table means having an opportunity to share a different perspective, one that is based on experiences. Therefore, the greater diversity of perspective the more likelihood of finding solutions.

Whither America?

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Harvey J. Kaye

Why are Americans reticent about exercising American power? Because the powers that be have crushed their unions, emptied their retirement accounts, foreclosed on their homes, and sent young American men and women to fight wars overseas that drag on forever.

In Times of Tyranny, Democracy Is Liberty's Friend

Robin Koerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Whereas in normal times, individual liberty protects the citizen against the tyrannies of both Democracy and the State, when the State becomes sufficiently tyrannical, democracy fights on liberty's side.

'If You Get Too Cold, I'll Tax The Heat'

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody likes the taxman. Even those who in principle believe in spreading the wealth -- even they get a twinge of fear at the mention of the IRS, April 15th and -- worst of all -- the dreaded audit. Don't deny it.

A Listening Lesson: Appropriate for All Ages

Lisa Guest | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

My friend Annie, an overwhelmed but very capable mother, has two kids under 5 years of age and a high-powered corporate job that's now got her traveli...

Accepting Responsibility

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As the language suggests, it is a "response ability" -- the ability to choose our response in every moment to all that is going on around us. A choosing that allows us to claim ownership of the circumstances of our lives, and thereby, to contribute to making them better.

Killing My Goldfish: Thoughts on Power and Personhood

Anndee Hochman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anndee Hochman

We have the ability to injure with words, fists, guns and silence. We can cause so much suffering. Or we can try to fix what suffering there is. We can help each other heal.

Pope Francis and the Power Myth

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 12.25.2013 | Religion
Dylan Ratigan

This Pope seems to realize that while exclusion reduces vulnerability, it also reduces empathy and compassion. On the flip side of the communion wafer, the Pope sees that inclusion can lead to a kind of vulnerability that ultimately strengthens the flock.

How Captain Ahab Sunk His Ship

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rev. Galen Guengerich

In either case, it's the overwhelming consensus of almost everyone else, both Republicans and Democrats, both in Washington and around the country, that Senator Cruz has long since missed the forest for the trees. In fact, he appears to be staring at a single leaf.

TaKeysha Cheney: An Entrepreneur's Quest for More Sleep

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
TaKeysha Cheney

By sleeping more, I suddenly have more energy to exercise, which in turn is giving me more time to think and problem solve, which is helping me expand on new ideas and solutions for my company.

The Power of a Trained Mind by Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Yoga teaches you how to walk this thin red line between belief and impossibility, goals and attachment and temporality and eternity with grace and ease. Thus, by doing yoga you also learn how to master the game of life.

Books for Our Times: This Town by Mark Leibovich

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Carla Seaquist

Sadly, the book confirms our worst suspicions of how our nation's capital works -- or rather, doesn't. It also reflects a news media failing in its watchdog function. Still, there is hope beyond the book's negative portrait, about which, more later.

Dark Wisdom: A Jewish Comment on the Conclusion of Breaking Bad

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Walter White, the un-hero of the Breaking Bad saga, is a rationalist so skilled that he even convinces himself that his evil actions are morally justifiable as each terrible one is taken, painstakingly mythologized as necessary for his family's welfare.

Why Men's Self-Esteem Drops When Their Romantic Partners Succeed

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Taken together, these findings indirectly reveal a significant upheaval and transformation underway, regarding what men have traditionally learned to define as "manhood" and "success" in our culture.

Carolyn Buck Luce: Women and Power: Finding the Leader Within

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | Women
Carolyn Buck Luce

Sheryl Sandberg and Ann-Marie Slaughter are 100% half right. Talented women stalled in their career suffer not because they don't lean in enough. It's because leaning in is not enough. I also believe you can have it all; you just can't do it all.

Debora L. Spar: Women, Despite Being Leaders, Are Still Not Wonder Women

Debora L. Spar | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Debora L. Spar

How did we get here, trapped into a very small corner by a movement that was supposed to free us? When did being good become being perfect? And, most importantly, where do we go from here?

Reimagining the American Dream

James Michael Angelo | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
James Michael Angelo

I had everything I thought I wanted: a thriving career, a corporate American Express card, a boyfriend, a dog and an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. But I was still running from the feeling of never being good enough. Eventually I cracked.

Lights Go On -- Part X -- You Sir...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Recently I came across this quote by Shirley Maclaine: "The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves." In this writer'...