Literally is supposed to mean "literally." It now mean "figuratively." Although this phenomenon started many decades ago, LBL believes that only recently has the word "figuratively" finally given up the fight and slunk back to wherever it originally came from.
A chance Uber POOL ride to the airport sparked a conversation about a doctor's retirement plan that most definitely needs patching up.
In the last few days, you have become an icon in France. Sure, you were already an icon: you are passionate, unconventional, and provocative. We, the French, like to think of ourselves as all of that, and more.
More and more businesses who author sustainability plans to survive in the new marketplace are also creating blueprints that activate and drive positive social change.
In the next 20 years, Millennials will receive over $20 trillion in inheritance, with over $7 trillion being passed along by 2020, according to Bloomberg Business. This is the largest wealth transfer our country has ever seen, and the impact will be seismic.
Technology has become a catalyst for change. We connect differently, we share more freely, our eyes are open to the world in a way they never could be before and 1.8 billion millennials are collectively defining their future, our future, across geographies and across culture.
Uber's business model works just fine, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The "sharing economy" that so many people are weary of is redefining America and giving people an opportunity to set the parameters for how they do business while carving out their own financial freedom.
Having recently completed Chicago's chapter of the annual World Naked Bike Ride, I heartily concur with the "cycling helps your brain" theory.
ISTANBUL -- A new social contract is needed to account for the increasingly important role that individual preferences, and individual responsibility, play in today's world. Each citizen should feel empowered, not isolated and abandoned, in the face of globalization and technological transformation.
Robots taking human jobs means that those humans can spend their time doing higher-valued work that will drive even more progress, which is especially good news for less-desirable professions like long-haul trucking, which is actually facing a worsening shortage of workers.
I've heard from 2 separate Uber drivers that they're coordinated with clients to drive the same morning commute every day. If you regularly take the same Uber route and have established rapport with your driver, get their phone number so you can schedule them at a mutually convenient time.
Let me tell you about my town. Every summer thousands of people flood in from all over the country to get a taste of "The Hamptons" lifestyle. The roads clog with motorists, the stores fill, and money flows.
To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.
Amazing new business models are rare ... even in this time of great 'disruption.' Many start-ups position themselves as disrupting because they feel they have to or die. So they reach.
It is estimated that 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S. is from fossil fuels. One of the main reasons given for continuing to use this energy source is that it is much less expensive than alternatives. The true cost, however, depends on what you include in the calculation, and there are so many costs not figured in the bills we pay for energy.
If you look back over the history of business, you'll see tremendous improvements in just about every area.