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What an Insurance Executive Taught Me About Liberal Arts Colleges

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

While it is likely true that some colleges and universities may not endure, the teaching of a broad non-professional curriculum will always be needed.

Availability Is Not a Skill

Richard Moran | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Richard Moran

Cruel as it is, the playground rules provide a lesson about hiring. That lesson is: just because you are hanging around and available does not mean you will be picked.

Five Ways to Deploy a 21st Century Workforce

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Jamie Merisotis

In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.

5 Incredible Reasons We Are Petrified of Cold Calling and Overcoming Them in 3 Simple Steps

Ian Khan | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Ian Khan

In all fairness, if you feel you can't breathe when cold calling and your mind gets numb, you are one of us. The regular people. Folks who are normal. With that now made clear, you can take a deep breath and relax.

3 Car Fixes Everyone Should Know How To Do

Supercompressor | Posted 09.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

In an ideal world, we'd all either do every single bit of work that needs to be done to our cars on our own, or we'd all have enough money to never have to lay a finger on it. In reality, though, there are times when you need certain skills.

10 Foolproof Hacks for Uncovering Your Unique Skills to Start a Business You'll Love

Sarah Peterson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Peterson

This post was originally published on Can I tell you a secret? For a long time, I believed there was nothing I was specifically goo...

Startup Insider: How 'The HUB SG' Is Growing the Social Impact Startup Community in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Coworking spaces have been popping out all over the world but one brand has been building its presence around the world, the Impact Hub.

The Business Skill That Will Give You a 100x Advantage

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

Sometimes I wonder, "How would my life as an entrepreneur be different if I had learned sales at 16 years old instead of at 26?"

Need a Business Idea? Ask Yourself These Questions to Start a Business You'll Love

Sarah Peterson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

You want to find work you love. You want to know that you're making an impact. You want to feel excited about what you're doing. But the problem is, you don't know what type of work that should be.

In a World of Artificial Intelligence, Where Will Latin Americans Work?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 08.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

We can't know yet whether artificial intelligence will immiserate the human race, as some foresee. But it is clear that these technologies will bring transformative change of one sort or another to the world, and especially to Latin American societies. The region's leaders must begin to prepare.

How To Honor Your Dreams So You Can Live Regret-Free

Ann Davis | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Ann Davis

Do you have a dream? If so, don't regret not chasing it; it's never too late. The cold, hard truth is that time is not on your side. So stop putting off chasing your dream.

To Rescue Greece, Invest in Skills and Small Business

Sabina Dewan | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.

Digital Skills Urgently Needed to Bridge Digital Literacy Gap

Lisa Chau | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Lisa Chau

Digital technology has changed our world for the better, but the innovation that helps some rise also threatens to leave millions behind. As technology transforms our economy at a blinding pace, more and more people are being locked out of a job market increasingly dominated by the demand for computer skills.

How to Sculpt with Our Hands A World That Reflects Our Hearts

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

Human autonomy and social conscience go hand in glove. They drive one another. They are a tag team for impelling and inspiring a person to involve herself deeply as a civic or social entrepreneur, to undertake kinds of challenges that expand a person's imaginative, physical, existential bounds.

5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Great leaders are out there. You just do not hear about them because they are rare, stay out of trouble, and avoid the spotlight. The lessons that make them who they are today are rarely shared.

Predicting Elite Design Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the current wave of design thinking in business, top tier designers are now in short supply. Corporations scout elite universities in their hunt for top performers who possesses the right mix of human skills and social networks. So, how different are the top tier designers from their peers and how big is their actual contribution to performance?

Startup Insider: SlingShot MNL 2015 - Can the Philippines Build Their Own Version of Silicon Valley?

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Having been immersed in the Philippine startup ecosystem in the past year, I've seen how much it has grown from where it was last year to where it is today.

Dissatisfied With Your Internship? 9 Ways to Make It Work

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.07.2015 | College
Lauren Jessen

We've all been there, and it really is no way to spend your time. Instead of using your energy being dissatisfied with your internship, use that energy to figure out how to make your internship work. Here are some tips to make the most of your internship when you are feeling frustrated with it.

Navigating Transition

Austin Schneider | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

To my fellow workers, learners, Millennials and is a pleasure to share the road less traveled with you. Others take the lit and comfortable path. We prefer the cold, dark passageways that offer remarkable experiences.

As Communication Improves, Culture Improves, as Does the Bottom Line -- 4 Tools That Make a Difference

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

In order to be a successful company you must create an environment that encourages the contribution and open sharing of information.

With the OECD, the United States Can Lead Against Inequality

OECD | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Though inequality has been rising for decades, the Great Recession catapulted the issue to the top of the policy agenda, costing millions of Americans their jobs and widening the gap between rich and poor. As the United States looks to reverse this trend, it faces a historic opportunity to lead a global transition to an inclusive model of economic growth.

How to Stop Being Late for Everything Once and for All

Ann Davis | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Ann Davis

You're late everywhere. Troubling, isn't it? You know punctuality would keep you on good terms with your colleagues, your clients and your boss.Yet you're perpetually tardy, and it's hard -- almost impossible -- to be early.

Mind the 'Expectation' Gap

Nicholas Wyman | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
Nicholas Wyman

More than 3.6 million students have or are about to graduate from postsecondary U.S institutions. And when people graduate college, they tend to have certain expectations.

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

A bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board--in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.