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Kumbaya

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

When I was a kid, my brothers and I used to go to a YMCA camp on the Chesapeake Bay for a month every summer. My mother said that it was cheaper than...

ROI And The Value Of Higher Education

John A. Roush | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Are we headed down the wrong path to look at a college degree only in terms of dollars and cents? Should learning be reduced to a focus on its monetary value?

How Business Process Management Will Change Your Small Business

Brian Hughes | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Brian Hughes

Image source: PhotoDune Admit it: you still use Post-it notes, email chains or spreadsheets to track project assignments and business processes. Desp...

Tools To Make The Business Case For Person-Centered Care

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

It turns out that helping older people thrive in homes and communities of their choosing is a major key to controlling health care expenditures for "high cost, high needs" individuals.

Doing Business At The Speed Of Love

Jennifer Love | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - Eleanor Roosevelt You know the saying, "Success in business is all about mak...

Richard Seppala Show Companies Which Marketing Strategies Actually Work

Chuck Boyce | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Chuck Boyce

Richard Seppala, aka "The ROI Guy", shows companies how to identify which marketing strategies provide the highest return on investment, ROI. Mr. Sepp...

Shedding Light on Our Leadership Development Crisis

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.09.2016 | Business
Sara Canaday

Here's the very-expensive problem. According to DDI's Global Leadership Forecast, organizations worldwide spend $50 billion per year on professional development, but only 37% of leaders describe their development programs as "effective." Ouch.

Striving for Corporate Success? Let Women Help You

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Zvonimir Mršić

Global economic challenges and long term business trends are reshaping the role of the future corporate leaders. The need for increased female leadership has been one of the focal topics within the international business community throughout 2015.

The ROI of a Good Night's Sleep

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA

Research confirms that employee sleep is a critical asset that impacts employee productivity, performance, health, safety and the bottom line of your company. Far from being a time waster, sleep makes everyone more productive, healthier and safer.

Most Americans Are Getting Help -- and That's a Good Thing

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

When we think of people on government assistance, we often conjure pictures of people living in our poorest neighborhoods. The truth is that most of us will get help at some point in our lives. That help is not charity; it is an investment in a healthy society.

Missed Calls and Missed Opportunities

Chris Cormier | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Chris Cormier

Whether your motivation around the 2016 elections is Donald Trump's hat or Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat, these tips will help you stay engaged and make the most of your contributions over the next five quarters.

Know Your Social Media ROI

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Josh Gershonowicz

Social media can be a boon to your business, but finding your particular path to success can be filled with roadblocks and detours.

INDEX: Award -- Show Me the Money

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Announcement of the INDEX: Award is much more than a loud rally for promoting high-impact and beautifully formed design solutions.

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.02.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

INDEX: AWARD -- Funding International Award Winning Design Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design awards are the design profession's "stamp of approval" for a wide range of new and classic design related offerings. There are hundreds of design awards, each with its own distinct focus and selection criteria such as business, impact and culture.

Which CEO Character Traits Yield the Highest Returns?

Russ Warner | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Russ Warner

Machiavelli said, "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." And for that statement, as well as other views, he is famous, or rather... infamous.

ROI Recipe: Analytics and Repetition

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Small Business
Josh Gershonowicz

All bakers are after the same thing -- a delicious and profitable snack that stands out -- just like all business owners are after the same thing from their marketing -- a significant "return on investment."

The Results Are In: Social Enterprise Works

Carla Javits | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

We're all aware of income inequality and the need for initiatives to address common societal issues. Yet we don't often hear about whether programs meant to help people really solve the problems at hand, because few steps are taken to actually assess the outcomes, leaving evaluation of the initiatives to little more than a gut feeling.

The 3 ROI Zones of Consumer-Generated Content

Amy Hayes | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Amy Hayes

This year's Cyber Monday was the busiest on record, with comScore reporting $2 billion in online sales. If this holiday season provides any indication, the way people shop has changed.

Pre-K's Potential as Part of a Comprehensive Pro-Children Strategy

Elaine Weiss | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The evidence is in: high-quality early childhood education works. Whether it's parenting programs for mothers of infants and toddlers, state prekindergarten, or full-time care from infancy through kindergarten, these initiatives more than pay for themselves.

These Energy-Saving Steps Save More Than Fuel (Think CO2 And $$$)

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Many consumers are under the generally false impression that adopting 'green' (i.e., energy efficient) technologies is beyond their financial reach. And especially during these economic hard times, even the suspicion that something will cost more is enough to deter its purchase.

Your Network is Your Net Worth: Designing Social Capital for Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

One's network of family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances largely dictates attitude, values, beliefs and how one behaves. Yet, few will challenge...

10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

Scott DiMarco | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Scott DiMarco

Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.

Why We Keep Measuring Our Children's Lives

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Heather Choate Davis

We have sexy, codified assessments for everything: intelligence, aptitude, risk, odds, and the ever-critical return on investment. Still, when it comes to understanding the measure of a life -- a life well lived, a life of value -- statistics are about as useful as a footnote.

Teaching From the Bottom Up

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

It's not unusual to hear a professor say, "My students are just not critical thinkers." To this I would reply, "So what are you doing to make them critical thinkers? What are you doing to develop that skill?"