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7 New Social Media Tools With Sizzle

Reid Wegley | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Reid Wegley

This 'Internet of things' we call the web has naturally morphed into The Facebook, Twitterland and numerous other social media channels, where a generation of millennials and select old people (generation x'ers and the like) spend their every waking minute contributing and curating content in hopes of engaging 'someone.'

Greece, the Troika and Maggie Thatcher

David Morris | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
David Morris

In its policies toward Greece, the "Troika" -- a new shorthand for the combined will of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund -- has actively and enthusiastically embraced Maggie Thatcher's social and political philosophy, memorably captured in her chilling assertion, "There is no such thing as society."

Why Optimism Helps Your Business

Chelsea Berler | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Chelsea Berler

I consider myself one of those lucky (perhaps even truly blessed) people who believes I can do anything I set my mind to... and trust me - it was never easy. I grew up on food stamps, was dealt a hand that most people would run away from.... and I still became a successful CEO.

I Am a Conservative Christian Who Supports Gay Rights Because They Are a Human Right

Douglas MacKinnon | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Douglas MacKinnon

As a majority of the American people celebrate the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide, I'd like to relate an experience of mine regarding gay rights.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Wendy Clark, Coca-Cola

David Shing | Posted 06.29.2015 | Media
David Shing

"Every generation has to be recruited into being a drinker of Coca-Cola and a lover of Coca-Cola. Music, sports, mobile, gaming, social, and all the...

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Matt Biespiel, McDonald's

David Shing | Posted 06.30.2015 | Media
David Shing

Matt is the worldwide lead on developing the McDonald's brand, responsible for keeping the iconic Golden Arches shining bright in 119 markets. McDonald's was also named by Cannes Lions as Creative Marketer of the Year in 2014.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Lindsay Pattison, Maxus

David Shing | Posted 06.24.2015 | Media
David Shing

For me, this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity all about unleashing creativity, celebrating innovation and inspiring the next generation of marketers and creatives. I kicked off the week spending some time with Lindsay Pattison, Worldwide CEO of Maxus and a 2015 Media Lions jury member. Lindsay is passionate about empowering women within her organization.

Why the Best Marketers MUST Embrace Social

Ted Rubin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Ted Rubin

Instead of looking at social advocacy from a "win-win" standpoint, brands would be much better served to adopt "learn-learn," as their social philosophy.

FAN FICTION: Facebook Tower

Rajat Paharia | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Rajat Paharia

Welcome to Facebook Tower, open since 2004 and currently home to 1.44 billion people from around the world. It's completely free to come live in Facebook Tower, and when you move in you get complimentary access to all of our amenities.

In LA, Communities in Need Get Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Mackenzie Long

Musicians from East Los Angeles have a long tradition of using their talents to draw attention to complex social and political issues.

Is Sharing Really Caring?

Avital Schreiber Levy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Avital Schreiber Levy

When we really drill down into what sharing is and what it isn't and what it means to share, we might find ourselves misaligned, misinformed or simply mistaken. So here are seven thoughts to provoke your stance on sharing and whether or not sharing truly equals caring.

Focusing Corporate Sustainability Ratings on What Matters

Jean Rogers | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
Jean Rogers

Investors need strong signals on sustainability performance--signals that cut through the noise. Toward this end, corporate sustainability ratings must focus on what really matters, not just quantity of corporate ESG disclosure, but quality and materiality.

Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

Excellent schools make sure their students have access to the world's most advanced knowledge, they strengthen key skills such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. But their main differentiator is that they also develop mindfulness, curiosity, courage, resilience and leadership.

Social Salsa

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

What are some of the traits of people who have a healthy level of self-awareness, 'get' others and dance into our hearts?

20 Reasons Why I Don't Like Your Instagram Post

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Comedy
Brian Hanley

14. I don't like it because we slept together a few weeks back. Better to lay low for now. 15. I don't like it because I liked your last 3 posts and now I've got to play hard to get.

The Delusional Comfort of Dating Apps

Ben Kosinski | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology
Ben Kosinski

We're tip toeing the line between the conveniences of technology with the disillusions of technology. We're in a rush to be in a rush. We're always missing out on something. Technology has brought everything to our finger tips, and we only have 10 of them.

2015 - The Year of the Message App for Consumers and Business

Beverly Macy | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Beverly Macy

Something has been missing. The ability to communicate one-to-one privately has been lost in the world of social applications. Many-to-many has a place and is relevant much of the time.

Lies Lies Lies

Mimi Raad | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style
Mimi Raad

My day-long experiment in truth telling, failed. It made me and the people around me miserable. Masking the tough truth with kind words and finding a nicer way to say unpleasant things is much easier to say and accept.

Helping Your Small Business Go Social

Lauren Vaccarello | Posted 12.29.2014 | Small Business
Lauren Vaccarello

There's so much more potential we can tap into, so much more that social can do, across virtually every aspect of our businesses. That's as true for small companies as it is for large enterprises.

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

Bob Rosen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Bob Rosen

Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and sustainable.

The Future of Media

Ted Rubin | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In 1997 when I joined Seth Godin at Yoyodyne, people were calling the internet new media. But there was nothing really new. It was simply traditional media in a new wrapper -- noting new at all.

The Keys to Attracting More Customers on Twitter ~ via @OPENForum

Ted Rubin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

Seeking a real return on your social media relationships? Prove your business is customer obsessed by employing the Twitter strategies of companies that "get it."

Watching the iWatch and the Battle for the Smart Home

Beverly Macy | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Big news yesterday as Apple shows the world how it's done. The results? A (free) U2 album on iTunes; a larger screen; paving the way for mobile payments; and, of course, the long-awaited iWatch.

Is Emotional Openness the Key to Healthy Relationships?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the higher bar, you don't waste time with people with whom you will never have a meaningful relationship. The risk is that you may lose out on what might have turned out to be a great friend or even the person you marry.

Punk Rock Summer Nationals Tour with The Offspring

Lindsey Best | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the best selling independent album of all time: the 1994 album Smash by The Offspring. Saturday night in San Diego, CA, The Offspring headlined the Sleep Train Amphitheater on their Punk Rock Summer Nationals tour.