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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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 12.31.2014 | 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 12.29.2014 | 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?

Finding a Financial Adviser Is Risky Business

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 01.17.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Finding a financial adviser on your own or waiting until they find you is the question. What are the most frequently used strategies if you want to find a financial adviser on your own? How do you minimize your risk of making a major financial mistake?

The Power of Reinvention: Entrepreneurial Lessons from Madonna

Tova Payne | Posted 01.16.2015 | Small Business
Tova Payne

Whether it's a new program, a new look, or even your business -- the courage to take action and change things up and act from your heart, soul, and highest self is what differentiates a lackluster business from a vibrant strong and powerful business.

Letters to Hadley: Risks

Liz Olson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

Physical risks are good to take because they'll remind you that your body is capable and incredible. But emotional risk are even better. Because they'll remind you how many feelings your capable body can hold.

You Can't Be Whatever You Want

Michael Peggs | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Michael Peggs

I remember in second grade, my teacher went around the classroom and asked each student what they wanted to be when they grew up. Some kids wanted to be doctors and lawyers, but most wanted to be athletes or superheroes.