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Thoreau is Alive (and Crankier Than Ever) on His 200th Birthday

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.30.2017 | Books
Peter Mandel

In a recent piece in the Book Review section of The New York Times ("Celebrating Two Centuries of Thoreau") John Williams reminds us that "if the air ...

Gary Kelly Defies Gravity at Southwest Airlines: Meet a CEO with a stellar personal brand

Stacey Cohen | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business
Stacey Cohen

Whether you're CEO of a mega-brand or owner of a doggy daycare start-up, investing in your personal brand is always a sound investment in your company...

Don't Be An Expert, Be A Thought Leader: 5 Ways To Become A Thought Leader

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Nicholas Marlin

Coauthored by Annie Provenzano It's easy to confuse being an expert or being a thought leader. However, it is a lot easier becoming an expert than be...

Definition Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Craig Zamary | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
Craig Zamary

I was recently asked What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? What could be its benefits? My response: "The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the n...

Jim Selman Reads A Thought-Provoking Letter He Wrote To A Dear Friend

Jim Selman | Posted 12.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Selman

Jim Selman reads a thought provoking letter he wrote to a dear friend...

Outdoor Voices: CEO Tyler Haney Makes Noise in the Activewear Industry

Stacey Cohen | Posted 11.22.2016 | Business
Stacey Cohen

The Forbes Under 30 Summit recently brought an all-star lineup to Boston, from entrepreneurs and business icons to celebrities and musicians. Among th...

How This Millennial Thought Leader Pursues His Passion for Helping People be the Best Version of Themselves

Vicky Law | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business
Vicky Law

Video content is huge these days, especially with live streaming and various social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Periscope, Snapchat and In...

Yes You Can! How To Build Your Personal Brand Muscle

Stacey Cohen | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Stacey Cohen

If you're thinking about creating a personal brand, there are a few key factors to keep in mind. Perhaps most importantly of all is to realize that th...

A Mindful Thought Leader: YapStone CEO Tom Villante gets Personal about his Brand

Stacey Cohen | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Stacey Cohen

In 1999, CEO and co-founder Tom Villante started YapStone with an ambitious goal: Converting pesky paper bills into online payments. Shortly after, YapStone debuted RentPayment -- the first payment solution for the apartment rental industry -- and changed the way payments are processed.

Should Virtual Reality Come With A Warning Label?

Imriel Morgan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Imriel Morgan

Virtual reality may have been around for a while, but the content available has never been this diverse. Gaming companies, film directors and even tech startups are pushing the boundaries and creating content that may have lasting psychological effects.

Future Shock: My Personal Tribute to Alvin Toffler

James Canton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
James Canton

All futurists, the professionals that forecast, analyze trends and attempt to predict what's coming owe a colossal debt to Alvin Toffler who died at 8...

'I Want It All'

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Alanea Kowalski

People often ask me about my Strap Line aka my mantra: Live. Learn. Lead. For me it sums up my philosophy of life in three simple words. I use these as a review of every day... I give it my all.

8 Mindfulness Tips for Business Decision Makers

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

How great is it when a nice guy or girl finishes first? I was overjoyed to see on my LinkedIn feed that a former colleague, friend, and all-around goo...

Low Emotional Intelligence v. High Emotional Intelligence and National Politics

Phil Andrews | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Phil Andrews

America needs leaders who possess a high degree of leadership skills through study and application combined with the core principles of emotional intelligence.

The LinkedIn Groups Have Become Ghost Towns

JD Gershbein | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
JD Gershbein

As the site has evolved, the LinkedIn groups seem to have lost their luster, almost as if they have been forgotten. Many have dried up altogether.

Get the Hell Out(side)

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 02.22.2017 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

In addition to their health benefits, the common theme of these activities is that they demand dedication over time to achieve real growth.


Janine Garner | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Janine Garner

It wasn't me - it was him/her... I tried but they wouldn't let me... It's too hard to do that... I didn't make it because (insert relevant excuse) got...

Marketing for Renaissance Types

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Conventional marketing wisdom has it that if you wear multiple hats, you have to choose one of them and focus on it exclusively, so as to run an effective marketing campaign. I disagree.

There Is No Reality, Only Perception With Your Career Brand

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.09.2017 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As a career development and executive coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their unique professional brand and why it matters. It's time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals and tell your authentic professional story.

Deep Work, Mastery and Becoming an Expert Instead of Watching Game of Thrones

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Chantelle Zakariasen

Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Game of Thrones. I devoured 5 seasons in 3 months this past summer and I wait with baited breath for the new ones....

3 Tips for Landing an Interview With a Podcaster

Catriona Pollard | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Catriona Pollard

The media world is becoming increasingly fragmented. While journalists still hold sway in mainstream media, podcasts are becoming a popular way for ni...

Hack Your Image: Become a Thought Leader Without All the Sweat

Michael Schein | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Michael Schein

Figure out what success metrics help you achieve your biggest goals, focus all your attention there, and forget about all the rest. Because when you pay attention to how to get the most exposure and impact from the smallest expenditure of time and resources, you get the image you want while holding onto the energy you need.

Global Wellness Summit Mexico City Day One

John Toomey | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
John Toomey

Today the Global Wellness Summit kicked off in Mexico City. 450 Wellness Thought Leaders from around the globe gathered to share ideas, learn new info...

The Power of Laughter in the Workplace

Alanea Kowalski | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Alanea Kowalski

When was the last time you laughed out loud at work? I'm not talking about using "LOL" on social media posts. I mean a deep laugh in the office or at a meeting? I'll bet you can't remember.

Word Evolution: 11 Words that Mean Something Different to Entrepreneurs

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 10.30.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.