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Reputation Control. Who Has Yours?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Every day we hear of more stories of people's Reputation getting smashed instantly online. On a personal level it just plain sucks, and causes mounds ...

Federal and Private Sectors' Approaches to Cyber Collide

Peter B. LaMontagne | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Peter B. LaMontagne

In the 21st century and the post-9/11 global risk environment, we are seeing the emergence of a new type of technology crossover involving national security and the commercial tech market -- or 'cross-convergence.'

Do You Need a Career Sandbox?

Amanda Yuill | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Something I see over and over again in people who want to make a major career change is a fear of "losing it all". They get 5, 10, 20 years into a career path, find themselves desperately wanting to try something new, but assume that if their new venture doesn't succeed they will lose everything.

Character of a Business v. a Design Entrepreneur

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Entrepreneurs are the people who reinvent and revigorate our society in large and small ways and we know them by their actions. However, how do entrepreneurs with a business or a design background differ from one another and what are their personal traits?

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent About Your Finances

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Prudent and successful investing is as much about managing attitudes and feelings about money as it is about managing the money itself. It's all in how we use it that brings us the greatest satisfaction and success.

No Risk, No Reward

Christa Dowling | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Christa Dowling

We are fortunate to live in this time and in this country where we can find support from women and men who strongly believe in the value of women, their worth, even their mindfulness. Indeed life is challenging and sometimes risky. We can sit back and let it pass by or we can take charge and speak up...not just once in awhile but consistently.

How Can You Attain Sustainability Results? Try Triple-A (AAA)

Mark Coleman | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Increasingly, governments, businesses, and consumers are trying to get there arms around complex and converging sustainability-related risks: climate, resource scarcity, food supplies, geo-political conflict, economic inequality, disease, hunger, human rights, and so on.

How Retirement Became so Risky

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.08.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Risk management is regarded as an essential element of modern investment management. But few people recognize that retirement -- the period when a person stops working and begins to decumulate their assets -- has now become the riskiest stage of a person's entire financial life.

Risk v. Reward: Finding the Right Balance for Digital Innovation

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

Companies of all shapes and sizes - from startups to corporate giants, from new disruptors to old guard institutions, from local shops to global conglomerates - want to win new business by using digital innovations.

Top 10 Types of Investment Scams (Infographic)

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

It is important that you are aware of the 10 most frequent investment scams that are perpetrated on the public by licensed and unlicensed individuals.

Please Don't Ban My Concrete Block Smashing Physics Demo From Schools

Greg Schwanbeck | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Greg Schwanbeck

By now you've probably seen the viral video below of a concrete block smashing Physics demo gone wrong. I am assuming that you are about to walk down to my office, email me, or draft a law telling me that I can never perform such a dangerous demonstration in my classroom ever again. Please don't. You shouldn't. Here's why.

Do Designers Have a Blind Spot for Market Risk?

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Possibly because the majority of the challenges designers are exposed to are incremental projects that result in designers being inexperienced and relatively insensitive to market risk. f

Entrepreneurshi#!

Jon Vaughn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Chicago
Jon Vaughn

I called a friend. He said, "Pick five scenarios that you think MIGHT happen at this investor presentation, write them down and get it out of your head." It reminded me of the chorus to The Cranberries' "Zombie." I've been here before, I'll keep fighting.

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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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.