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Spur Others to Share Even if You Aren't DeGeneres

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Media
Kare Anderson

Sure Ellen DeGeneres sparked a most-shared Tweet, a $3 million Samsung charity donation, a parody and continuing, sometimes heated conversations. Yet even if you aren't a well-financed, likable celebrity, you can engage others, spread your idea and raise money

How Connective Leaders Succeed and Lead Satisfying Lives

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Story: In the popular TV show, Undercover Boss, employees believe they are training a job applicant that may be hired, yet they are actually teaching ...

Ancient Rome Had Unions. Today's Talk Radio Has David and Goliath

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.10.2013 | Media
Pat LaMarche

Few Americans are aware of ancient Greek or Roman history. And while it might reverse our current economic disparity to remind folks that there is nothing wrong with employees working together to secure equity and respect at the workplace, there simply aren't too many folks out there trying.

Jason Gilbert

Should Taser-Toting Police Officers Be Forced To Wear These Mini-Cams? | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology

"When you have 60,000 Tasers out there with cops," Rick Smith, the CEO of electroshock gun manufacturer TASER International said plainly, "Some of the...

Why Some Ideas Take Flight, and Others Don't

Rick Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Smith

Complex ideas, whether theories or promotions, engage the intellect and rouse contemplation, but they are rarely goads to immediate action. Simple ideas, by contrast, anchor themselves in our memory.

The Dose Makes the Poison -- in Chemicals and in Public Relations

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

The chemical and pharmacological industries' profit-driven public relations is trumping our efforts to make prudent judgments about our health and safety.

Newsweek CEO Rick Smith Steps Down | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rick Smith is stepping down after 24 years as editor in chief of Newsweek. He's also relinquishing his CEO title, which he's held for 16 years, but wi...

The Leap: Beginning the Journey, Part II

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I was gifted with a naïve optimism that almost always led me to the question, "Why not?"