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Who Is the Real Patient? Systemic Racism Through the Eyes of Counseling

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

Focusing on what's wrong in black communities misses the point of how society reinforces those problems. The patient is not black people; it's the system of racial injustice.

Yogi-isms for Business Owners

Steve Sipress | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Steve Sipress

Yogi Berra was one of the most successful, honest, humble and likable athletes of all time -- but what he's also known for his many "Yogi-isms," his seemingly nonsensical statements that actually make a whole lot of sense, and have him widely-viewed as "the most-often quoted American."

Three Lessons From a Hero-Building Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we don't want to just grow our businesses -- we want to grow them exponentially. That's why I love seeking out advice from the top serial entrepreneurs: business owners who have built one successful company after another after another.

Solving the Problem Means Actually Solving the Problem

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

The world requires profound and urgent changes in energy and education and food and healthcare. And whether chicken eggs or cars or cookies, it requires all of us to toss stale, incremental thinking back on the shelf.

The Crises of Complexity

Terry Newell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

The astronomer Carl Sagan was once asked why, if the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe was so large, we had never been contact...

Change Our Story: How Do We Turn Judgment into Empathy?

Peter Buffett | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

I believe that when we can base our actions on empathic responses to what we feel -- as opposed to judgments that we make -- our entire perspective will shift.

What Horse-Drawn Carriages Have in Common With Your Breakfast

Josh Tetrick | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

What's the story of our food? How does it read on our kids' paper plates on July 4th? And on the grocery aisles of Piggly Wiggly in Birmingham? Or on...

The Secret Damage to You From Being Disorganized

Joel Zaslofsky | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Joel Zaslofsky

There are plenty of ways that our collective disorganization is inflicting secret collateral damage all around us. You might never realize it the toll of too much chaos, but the people impacted and their overall environment certainly do.

Strong Brands Depend on Systems and Consistency

Peri Pakroo | Posted 06.24.2012 | Small Business
Peri Pakroo

I'm sure you know the kind of business I'm talking about. It's that place that has an innovative or high-quality product or service, is cute and charming, is obviously run with love and passion, has lovely well-intentioned staff -- but just doesn't have its act together. Sound familiar?

Systematize One Process at a Time

Peri Pakroo | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
Peri Pakroo

It can seem like such an insurmountable burden to develop business systems, operational policies and procedures -- including finalizing them in writin...

Two Doctors Discuss Ideal Health Care System: U.S.-Canada Hybrid

News & Observer | By JESSE JAMES DECONTO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DURHAM -- Husband and wife physicians Ron Olson and Holly Muir left their native Canada 11 years ago frustrated with the limited resources of universa...

Shining Cities on a Smarter Planet

Samuel J. Palmisano | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Samuel J. Palmisano

The world's cities are the proverbial melting pot -- not only for immigrants, but for systems, blending them together to engender new forms of commerce, of culture, of science, of life and of society.