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Design in Startups from the Get-Go

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

There has never been a better time to start a company since there is an abundance of capital, talent and growth rate. The rules of game have changed from a "make and sell" mentality to "how fast can one turn ideas/knowledge."

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Memorable -- For Your Guests

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

At this time of social media, we expect to be engaged in what is going on, even if we do not comment. Those who witness your vows are more than passive onlookers. They care. Your love can touch them, and reconnect them with the love they have for their loved ones.

How to Teach Your Children Compassion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Words have a powerful influence on children. What we say and the words we use impact their thinking, emotions and behavior. Early in children's lives,...

Long Live the West!

Jacques Attali | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

It infuriates me to see civil wars spread in Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, largely due to the unconsciousness of the West who felt itself capable of nurturing democracies there without providing itself with the resources to do so.

What Defines You?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

To these men and women (and many, many more), life is more than about doing a job and getting paid. It's about making a difference and following your passions. It's about connecting deeply to what you believe in, and expressing your values to others.

It's Not About Leading; It's About Leading Well

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

When experience and skills intersect with consistent values-based leadership style -- that is when the magic happens and greatness emerges.

Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In her last public act before retirement, Valerie S. Lies, the long-time president and CEO of the Donors Forum in Chicago, took the opportunity to speak truth to power and to leave the field that she so loves with several calls for action.

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

As your children expand their social world, the messages from others become increasingly influential. You can actively create a critical mass of people and institutions that will support and reinforce your messages of compassion.

Finding Our Way: Making Our Own Sense Out of the Time We Have Left

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

For what may be the first time in our lives, we can decide how the day goes. The simple question is: Where do we begin?

STEM Alone Is Not Enough

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

If one does a general Google search for STEM, there will be more than 60 million results. If you narrow the search to STEM education news, more than 70,000 articles will appear for the past year alone.

The Children We Mean to Raise

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

The problem, based on our observations of and conversations with parents, seems to be that the volume and power of messages that prioritize achievement and happiness are drowning out whatever messages we send about the importance of caring and responsibility for others.

The Essence Galvanizer

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Lemon juice opens up flavors. Whip up a meal and smell/taste for yourself. When life hands you the proverbial lemon, you learn to discern the comp...

Our Values Show the Way

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Are there ways in which your practices and values might be misaligned? What might you do to explore that question with your board and staff?

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

Moral Stories and the Media

Eldon Taylor | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

A recent study carried out by researchers, Victoria Talwar of McGill University and Kang Lee at the University of Toronto, demonstrated the value of p...

Being a Leader of Influence

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Leadership is the product of multiple factors, not the least of which is influence. Leaders understand that a primary part of their job is to influence others towards a desired outcome.

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.

The Return of Sixties Values

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The level of U.S. political rancor has reached an intensity not seen since the '60s with its battles over civil rights and the Vietnam War. On the one hand, we have Republicans advocating a new Iraq war and more tax breaks for the rich. On the other hand, we have Democrats saying no to war and standing up for working families.

The Recipe for Undying Hope: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Make a Difference in the World

Anthony Silard | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Hope is the last thing we lose. -- Uruguayan proverb In the 14th century epic poem Inferno, Dante Alighieri describes an allegorical trip through hel...

How Kids Learn About Money

Daniel Britton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Daniel Britton

The same is true of our attitudes and values around money which very often can be traced to childhood influences, either through repeated exposure to a parent's habits and language, or like the barking dog, a single dramatic event.

Lessons From a Brush Fire: "What Do You Want Us to Grab, Honey?"

Tristan Higgins | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tristan Higgins

"What do you want us to grab, honey?" my mom asks me on the phone. There's a fire raging towards my house. I'm not there. Someone else has to help me. "What do you want us to grab, honey?"

What's Great About Kids Today

Colleen Turner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Colleen Turner

Bullying behaviors do not last long when a child's peer group appreciates the importance of respecting themselves and others

Reclaim Your Mind: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan

Anthony Silard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

The next time anyone says something critical to you or about you, initiate a three-step process: First, filter their comments through your value system. Second, learn from any part you consider relevant to your growth. Third, discard the rest.