Americans are always on a quest to save money and "shop to you drop" is an appropriate moniker for far too many of us. The average family spends $...
The financial services industry has embraced technology aggressively to drive customer reach, incremental revenue and branding, the more traditional insurance industry is still behind, but closing fast.
Consider the question of differing motivations. According to the Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer, the primary motivation for a corporation to enter such a partnership is to enhance brand, corporate reputation and credibility.
Someone asked me recently why I left my job in Psychiatry to run the global online meditation campaign I founded four years ago Mindful in May that st...
With a divided government, a fragmented social sector, and a business community focused primarily on profitability, we have been faced with some ha...
The data is compelling. Organizations with more women in leadership roles do better on a wide range of criteria -- innovation, performance and profit -- as compared to companies with fewer women leaders.
Thomas Edison once said, "I don't fail. I have just figured out 1000 ways it didn't work." There's so much truth to that statement, but most of us become blindsided by that word we fear most: Failure.
The New Orleans story is special. And while we hope it can inspire other communities, our goal is not to be the next Silicon Valley, or next New York, or the next Boston. We are creating the NEXT New Orleans.
On April 7th, I visited Mucambe-Feha a small community in Mozambique far away from any city. The closet city of Morumbene is 55 km away accessible by dirt road. This is also the closest hospital they have access to.
Growing Things. When Steve Case's Rise of the Rest bus rolls into Richmond May 4th the community will come together to celebrate the entrepreneurs ...
Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone, and in a way I'm grateful for starting out so young. I started on this journey when I had nothing to lose, when I was fearless and bulletproof. Here are some things I'm glad I didn't know when I first started out.
The truth is that your organization is going to have a culture whether you, as the leader, define it or not. Even the lack of culture is, in and of itself, a culture. So the question is: will you step up and define your culture? Or will you just sit back and let it define you?
Commenting on the state of innovativeness, Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and legendary Silicon Valley investor, remarked, "We asked for flying cars. Instead, we got a hundred and forty characters." Really, Peter? Who asked for flying cars?
Mobile is taking an increasing bite out of our lives - there is no longer any place safe zone from someone next to you texting, gaming, surfing or worse, yapping incessantly about God knows what. I think the next horizon or maybe distraction for many will be gambling on smartphones.
Ideas are cheap but tactical execution is not. We all live work in a fiercely competitive world and every idea, concept, or business model has to be carefully shepherded from that first drawing on a napkin to refined product marketing.
Both the triumphs and the growing pains of "impact investing" were on display in Oxford, England last week. Impact investing goes beyond the passive tactic of limiting investments to, say, companies that are green or that don't produce guns.