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The Characters in Your LinkedIn Network

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.03.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

LinkedIn started as a wonderful tool to professionally develop with avenues such as social selling, recruiting and B2B advertising, but now it is in a dark place. Kind of like that place the Cleveland Cavaliers went after LeBron James left. This is our fault a lot more than LinkedIn's.

Despite the Test Crash, Still Want to Orbit? Some Basics on Space Tourism

Lea Lane | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

After the recent rocket plane test crash, is there still hope to go where no man or woman except 500 or so astronauts, political hangers-on and celebrities have gone before? Will space tourism remain a stellar goal for those select risk-takers?

Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic Will 'Not Push On Blindly' After Crash

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson on Saturday cast doubt on the future of his commercial space tourism company. A day after the pilot of a Vi...

First-ever World Lemur Festival Celebrated in Madagascar

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

Why should we care about lemurs? Well, aside from being delightful, beautiful creatures that are part of the mammalian order Primates of which we ourselves are members, they are also a major economic asset for a country historically plagued by poverty and political instability.

7 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Daniel Scalco | Posted 12.28.2014 | Small Business
Daniel Scalco

Success is not an overnight phenomenon. It requires a unique set of skills built over time. While there is no manual outlining what makes someone successful, the most successful entrepreneurs in the world seem to share these 7 habits.

Why Humble, Empathic Business Leaders Are More Successful

Douglas LaBier | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

It's increasingly evident that business leaders who are capable of experiencing and demonstrating empathy, compassion, and humility have greater success. Research as well as direct business experience confirms this.

The Rise of Xtremepreneurs: Today's World-Changers

Val Jon Farris | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Val Jon Farris

Before I tell you what happened next I want to discuss Xtremepreneurs and World-Changers for a moment. Xtremepreneurs are a hybrid between extreme sports enthusiasts and philanthropic entrepreneurs.

Maintaining an Entrepreneurial Spirit in the C-Suite

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Adapt, change, or die. No one knows this statement to be true more than the executive teams in the c-suite. They know that when companies stop adapting or changing - they die.

It's Not All Doom and Gloom: What We Can Do Now for the Arctic

Richard Branson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Richard Branson

The ocean covers 45 percent of the planet, produces almost half of all the oxygen we breathe and sequesters more than a quarter of the CO2 we emit into the atmosphere.

What's YOUR Bucket List? (à la Nicholson & Freeman)

Bill_Robinson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Home
Bill_Robinson

Two Canadians have built an online community around the Bucket List concept that is part Facebook, part SaaS software product, part smartphone app and part CRM database service.

Virgin's Unlimited Vacation Plan For Workers May Not Be As Good As It Seems

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business

Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson explained in a blog post on Tuesday why he gives salaried workers at his company unlimited vacation days. But the pol...

Sir Richard Branson Named Mentor in Shopify's Entrepreneurship Competition

Courtney Symons | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Courtney Symons

Sir Richard Branson is opening up his private island to five intrepid entrepreneurs as part of the Build A Business Competition. Five winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Necker Island, the home of Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson.

The 7 Attributes of Intuitive Business Leaders

Simone Wright | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Simone Wright

It is the skill we all possess that has the ability to guide us to greater business success, greater career satisfaction and more sustainable levels of innovation and service.

Matt Ferner

REPORT: World Leaders Call For Massive Shift In Global Drug Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

In a report to be released Tuesday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a panel of prominent political figures and activists, will call upon governm...

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

Hari Kalymnios | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Hari Kalymnios

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.

The Virgin Way -- Richard Branson's BRAVE Leadership

George Bradt | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
George Bradt

While Richard Branson's new book, "The Virgin Way" is "about listening, learning, laughing and leading," applying the BRAVE leadership framework to the book's ten summary ideas yields highly applicable insights.

Modern Capitalism vs. Socialism

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Paul Mashegoane

There is a slogan out there of people, planet and profit. It is on this point that the global society is slowly reaching a boiling point where being exploited by the business community is unbearable.

Dave Jamieson

Virgin America Flight Attendants Vote To Join Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Three years after a failed bid to unionize, flight attendants at Virgin America airlines on Wednesday voted decisively to join the Trans...

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

WildAid: The Race for New Chinese Thinking

Jamie Joseph | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

Calls to shut down the factories and distribution channels are routinely ignored in contradiction to the ongoing confiscated ivory stockpile burns. But the future is unwritten.

Authenticity Offers Its Own Beauty

John Friedman | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
John Friedman

Authenticity is what turns a pretty picture into a priceless work of art. Likewise it is what people look for -- or should -- in their personal relationships. I believe this holds true for our relationships with businesses as well.

Katherine Boehrer

Here's One Big Thing You Can Do For A Greener Diet

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

A new study on the environmental burdens of beef, pork, chicken, eggs, dairy and plant products finds that beef is by far the worst offender. Accor...

Are UK 'Porn Filters' Censoring Critics of the War on Drugs?

Sam Tracy | Posted 09.07.2014 | Home
Sam Tracy

Many of the UK's Internet service providers (ISPs) turned on "porn filters" under the guise of protecting the "innocence of children," but as warned by opponents of Internet regulation, the filters are now blocking large amounts of clean content.

Living Fully and Doing Business Differently With Richard Branson

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

All day today at my apartment, I've been hosting a meeting of the B Team, which Richard Branson co-founded last year to change the values that drive businesses, to prioritize people and planet alongside profit, and to move beyond our obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term growth. And before we started the day, I interviewed Richard at AOL's Brand Camp leadership meeting, which reminded me of a conversation he and I had in 2009, on board Virgin America's inaugural flight from San Francisco to Orange County, covering everything from space travel and global warming to marijuana and the music business.

5 Tips to "Teach" Entrepreneurship to Students

Mark W. Guay | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Mark W. Guay

That said, teachers all around the world are finding ways to bring entrepreneurship into their instruction. Why? Because in a world with fewer jobs and the increasing ability to make a living off of your passion, it just makes sense.