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3 Things You Must Do When Taking a Major Career Leap

Erin Zaikis | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Erin Zaikis

Two years ago I was working a run of the mill real estate job in midtown Manhattan. Today I'm running a nonprofit that funds hygiene and sanitation programs in 4 different countries. Pretty crazy, huh?

What's Your Comfort Level With Taking Financial Risk?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Your risk tolerance is your ability to make decisions, trading the known for the unknown, and to be comfortable with the decision once it is made.

Regarding the "Small Minority" of Religious Extremists

Gad Saad | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion
Gad Saad

It is imperative that when discussing issues such as what constitutes a "small minority" of religious extremists, that we be armed with the proper statistical information along with the ability to process the relevant data in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

So... in honor of YOU, here are 50 cool quotes on possibility. You don't have to like them all. One will do just fine. But when you find the ONE that really moves you, let it sink in. Contemplate it. Feel it. Then take your next step.

Going Against the Flow: Elisa Schreiber, Marketing Partner at Greylock Partners

Charu Sharma | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Charu Sharma

I have worked across non-profits, academia, technology and entertainment. No matter what the sector, I have found that the organizations who can effectively tell their story are the ones who can recruit the top talent.

Reality, Risk & Reward: Is US Kids TV Ripe for Authenticity and Autonomy?

David Kleeman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Education
David Kleeman

If we're going to wring our hands over whether today's kids are losing creativity, though, it only takes seeing the smiles and obvious pride on "MasterChef Junior" participants' faces to suggest that it's worth the attempt.

Matching Organizational Capabilities to Design Execution

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

"Seat of the pants" decision-making accounts for 90 percent of an organization's frontline actions, while 10 percent reflects their stated strategic intent. Therefore, those in the organizational frontline trenches might be forgiven for wondering: "What the heck were they thinking?"

Business Gains Are Doubled When They're Done With Love

Corey Blake | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Corey Blake

If you're focused on the profit of your work, things are only good when there's a profit. But, if you're passionate about the purpose of your work, you can always look in the mirror and be proud of your day.

Time to Stress Test Your Investments

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

When I think of a stress test, I imagine a patient in a doctor's office, running on a treadmill, with tons of sensor patches connected all over the ch...

5 Steps For Making Equities Your Best Friend In Retirement

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

How do you make an asset allocation decision today with imperfect information about what tomorrow holds? By making friends with equities.

Playing With Fire and Facing Death in Savage Park

Linda Flanagan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Books
Linda Flanagan

It was the subtitle of Amy Fusselman's new book, Savage Park, that got my attention: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die.

Successfully Crowdfunding of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design Driven Startups are ideal for attracting funding on crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Crowdfunder. However, competition for funds is fierce and only the top percentile receives significant funding.

Wellness Lessons From an Exercise Physiologist Who Beat Cancer for 57 Years

Brent Green | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Brent Green

Whether swimming 375 miles nonstop in the frigid Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Louis for five grueling days or scaling the exterior of the tallest skyscraper in the Midwest, Mark commanded intense focus with each selected feat.

The Kind Of Risks That Are Really Worth Taking

Leena Khan | Posted 02.28.2015 | Teen
Leena Khan

With a deep breath, I erased those doubts. It was time to take the risk, to live life to its fullest and with no regrets.

Real-Time Market Surveillance Delivers Much Needed Answers

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Recent market moves left many buy-side investors puzzled and wanting for more information. Was the extreme volatility observed in the Fall of 2014 a gust of wind or a hurricane, a harbinger of further price swings to come?

9 Quotes That Will Help You Find The Nerve To Take a Bold Risk

Posted 02.11.2015 | Good News

Sooner or later, you’ll be presented with a ‘road less traveled’-esque decision. You know -- the kind presenting an option that sounds amazi...

Only Those Who Dare... Truly Live

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

Who wants to live without dreams or to live a mediocre life? What boy ever grew up wishing one day to possess an economy car? When I was still a lit...

Predicting the Success of Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Of course, there is much more to a startups success than market, technology and design execution, including team dynamics, the competitive field, surrounding ecosystem and the intellectual property conditions.

GMOs. When Minds Are Still Open Civil Debate Can Give the Facts a Say in How People Feel

David Ropeik | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

There are also plenty of people willing to find out more before they make up their minds, and who are willing to keep an open mind and carefully think things through. That is crucial if society is to make intelligent choices on a wide range of issues, beyond GMOs.

Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurship (and Hustling)

Ellevate | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I've got an important anniversary coming up. In January, I will have officially been running my own business for three consecutive years.

How Much Money Is Enough?

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've never heard of anyone at the end of their life as they take their last breath, saying they wish they had saved more money. The most important things in life don't involve money at all, like our relationships with our family and friends, or simple pleasures like taking a walk or reading a book.

10 Things I Learned In My First Year of College I Hope to Carry with Me for the Rest of My Life

Alaina Baker | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
Alaina Baker

No one is responsible for you except you. You are your own happiness. You are the way you perform and the way you make others feel. You are the one who decides what happens next. You hold the power to change whatever you believe needs changing.

Microstructure Risk Is a Key Measure in the New Landscape of Risk

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

To diversify the risks of one's total portfolio, consideration of alpha and beta alone is enough.

To Risk or Not to Risk: That Is the Question

Joan Moran | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I've looked at life from all sides now and I realize that 71 is a great age to make a change and experience "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and to take arms against inertia" (to paraphrase Shakespeare).

Do We Have What It Takes to Explore Space?

Chris Carberry | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science
Chris Carberry

The recent accidents at Virgin Galactic and Orbital Sciences have stimulated an important discussion not only for space exploration, but also for our national economic future: What level of risk are we willing to accept in order to advance technology and exploration?