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CEO's, Don't Spend Your Time Being Average

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

The "pull to equilibrium" is the nemesis -- the Darth Vader if you will -- of innovation, courage and speedy execution. And these are the three keys to winning unlimited market share in today's global economy.

How to Succeed When Everyone Is in Charge

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

There are at least three variations of what we might call "multiarchies" (multiple hierarchies) in the workplace, and each requires different strategies.

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...

Beware Self-Inflicted Complexity

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Cross-posted from Harvard Business Online If you've read the papers lately, it sounds like "complexity" is the explanation for many of the world's p...

Film Shown at U.N. Donor Conference on Collapse of Haiti's Presidential Palace

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The film "Thirty-Five Long Seconds: Haiti's Deadly Earthquake" was screened recently as part of the recent Donor's Conference ...

Fifty Lessons Learned from a Decade of Service in International Development

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

I recently had the honor of addressing the Fellows of the New York City New Leaders Council as part of their 2010 Institute. My topic was "Lessons in Non-Profit Management and International Development."

What Is Creativity Anyway?

Jan Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jan Phillips

Why, when creativity is our very birthright, do so few of us feel creative? Why, when we're asked to think of someone creative, do we rarely think about ourselves?

A Muslim Voice of Reason Against Israeli Actions: Ibrahim Ramey

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id Ramey after he delivered the plenary speech about Dr. Martin Luther King and the linkage between Dr. King's movement a...

Roshan: Cell Phone Company Helping to Change Afghanistan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Upon meeting Karim Khoja, C.E.O. of the Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd., also known as Roshan, Afghanistan's largest cell provider, I kne...

The Problem with Priorities

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

If you and your team want to do a better job with setting priorities here are four simple -- but not easy -- steps that you can take.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

Do You Need All That Data?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Cross-posted from Harvard Business Online Organizations love data: numbers, reports, trend lines, graphs, spreadsheets -- the more the better. And, a...

Japan's PIKADON Project & Hiroshima Yes! Campaign in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Manhattan said "Yes!" to a non-nuclear world last week as famed Japanese artist Seitaro Kuroda (video) and the Hiroshima Yes! Campaign kicked off "The...

Asia Society's Prez on Global Citizens Like Obama

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Asia Society president Vishakha Desai says, "Ours is a complex institution, and those experiencing it can describe it in the same way the blind men touch and describe an elephant."

10 Questions For A Thought Leader

Jan Phillips | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Phillips

If you can answer each of them right away, you get a gold star for being a visionary thought leader!

Jules Verne's Kip Brothers Translated into English after 100 Years

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The book, a crime drama, celebrates the fraternal bonds of brotherhood, written shortly after the death of Verne's brother and best friend, a French sailor.

Delivering Social Good via Technology as Economy Collapses

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

As the economy continues to spiral downward, the need for that long-cherished legal concept of pro bono assistance to those with growing legal problems has skyrocketed.

European Salon in SoHo: Meet gfSpace

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Luce

International art expert Giovanna Federico's contemporary art salon, hidden in SoHo, is in the loft where she lives with her surgeon husband.