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Aspen Institute

Latinovators: The Triumphs and Hurdles of Latino Entrepreneurs

Aspen Institute | June 3, 2015 | Latino Voices
Amid the national conversation about the US Latino community, the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program recently hosted a Latinos and Society Inaugural Summit featuring conversations with Latino leaders on innovation.
Nicole Williams

How to Get What You Want at Work

Nicole Williams | June 3, 2015 | Women
Staying calm is the key to getting what you want from a complaint. You are well within your rights to suggest how someone could rectify a situation, but by keeping your suggestions realistic, you stand a much greater chance of having your wishes fulfilled.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Chrona's Ben Bronsther on the Sleep Tracker You Can Rest Your Head On

Arianna Huffington | June 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Bronsther is a creator of Chrona, a memory-foam insert that goes inside your pillowcase and tracks your sleep based on the movements of your head and torso. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on our collective national sleep deprivation, the possibilities and limits of wearable sleep technology, and what he learned in the process of developing Chrona.
Vivek Wadhwa

Mobile Is Eating the Business World, but Where Are All the Great Business Apps?

Vivek Wadhwa | June 2, 2015 | Technology
So it's quite surprising that while there has been an outpouring of innovation in consumer apps, there has been relatively little imagination displayed so far in the world of business apps. What are needed are more "authentically mobile" business apps -- that is, apps centered on new-to-the-world functionality that would have been inconceivable before the smartphone revolution.
Lisa Earle McLeod

How to Solve the I Hate My Job Problem

Lisa Earle McLeod | June 2, 2015 | Small Business
Fifty-one percent of employees are disengaged. Eight years ago, I got a glimpse of how to solve this problem. It happened by accident.
Jamie Sutherland

Grim Forecast? How Your Small Business Can Weather Sudden Storms

Jamie Sutherland | June 2, 2015 | Small Business
There isn't a one-size-fits-all extreme weather preparedness plan for all small businesses. Location, industry and operational logistics all play a role in that preparation. Fortunately, several resources are available to aid small businesses in this effort.
Linda Lightman

Advice for the 23-Year-Old Me

Linda Lightman | June 2, 2015 | College
When you leave the classroom and head to the meeting room, don't be afraid to experiment or fail. Those mistakes will undoubtedly direct you toward experiences and opportunities that will have great impact on your career and life.
Tom Fox

Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace

Tom Fox | June 2, 2015 | Business
Workplace conflicts can emerge in any number of forms, but there are some general, garden-variety types that I see on a repeated basis: conflicts with the boss, conflicts with peers and conflicts among a manager's direct reports or teammates.
Daffnee Cohen

5 Tips for Dealing With Tough Clients

Daffnee Cohen | June 2, 2015 | Business
The idea that even though the experience may not be positive, there is always something to learn from it; a lesson that will absolutely make you a better person. There is always a silver lining (if you allow yourself to see it) and there are always next steps that will move you in an uplifting direction.
Molly B. Heilman

10 Facts of Life Only Farmers Know to Be True

Molly B. Heilman | June 2, 2015 | Women
Your friends that don't come from a farm sometimes find it strange that all your pictures on your social media are of nothing but animals, barns, tractors, and crops. Or maybe it's simply the fact that you only take selfies with your livestock that puzzles them.
Jamee Tenzer

5 Difficult People You'll Meet at Work and How to Deal With Them

Jamee Tenzer | June 2, 2015 | Women
You can either allow him or her to make life unpleasant, or you can embrace the opportunity to learn from the experience while maintaining your sense of humor, integrity and sanity.
Beth Kobliner

So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? 4 Reasons to Think Twice

Beth Kobliner | June 2, 2015 | Small Business
While the idea of working for yourself is hotter than ever, the story of the entrepreneurial whiz kid who drops out of college and hits it big is largely a myth.
Arianna Huffington

Introducing What's Working: Purpose + Profit

Arianna Huffington | June 2, 2015 | Business
The shift in the way an increasing number of businesses see their role in the world has been one of the most exciting, promising and desperately needed developments of the past few years. That's why today I'm delighted to announce What's Working: Purpose + Profit, a new platform, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, that's putting a spotlight on the ways businesses are working toward solutions, widening the lens of their concern and moving beyond the obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term gain toward a very different vision. Purpose + Profit will feature stories, insights and tips from leaders in the world of business and thinkers who are driving change, with an emphasis on what's working in entrepreneurship, B-corporations and impact investing.
Mary Ellen Biery

More People Are Going It Alone in Business These Days

Mary Ellen Biery | June 2, 2015 | Small Business
The smallest U.S. firms -- the so-called non-employer firms that have at least $1,000 in annual receipts but no employees -- are on the increase, and so are their revenues, albeit minimally, according to the most recent Census Bureau data on these types of businesses.
Deborah Sweeney

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Deborah Sweeney | June 2, 2015 | Business
Obviously, entrepreneurship is becoming a viable path for business school graduates, especially in the west coast where Silicon Valley enjoys steady growth. So it should come as no surprise that schools are shifting their curriculum to focus on entrepreneurial skills.
Ryan Honeyman

Why B-Corps Have Great Employee Engagement

Ryan Honeyman | June 2, 2015 | Business
Becoming a Certified B-Corporation can help unleash the passion, initiative and imagination of employees by connecting them with the larger meaning behind their work.
Jennifer K. Anderson

The Tao of Being a Social Impact Company

Jennifer K. Anderson | June 2, 2015 | Impact
According to a recent report by SFI, the total assets under management with a sustainable or responsible investment mandate is approximately 18 percent worldwide. This reflects a 929 percent increase since 1995. Investors are not only looking to eliminate negative impacts from their portfolio, they now want to make a positive impact with their dollars.
Don Shaffer

Everyone Can Be an Impact Investor -- Here's How to Start

Don Shaffer | June 2, 2015 | Impact
While the term "impact investing" has come to mean positive social and environmental impact, in truth all investments have an impact. Are your current investments having the impact you want? What do you want your impact to be? What issues are most important to you?
G. Benjamin Bingham

Encountering Benefit Corporations

G. Benjamin Bingham | June 2, 2015 | Business
To lead an organization takes inner fire. If inspired by greed, the fire will burn out quickly. If inspired by a desire to do good, the fire will last because it will spread to other employees, investors and community stakeholders.
David Simnick

Doing the 'Give One' Right

David Simnick | June 2, 2015 | Business
Especially for social mission companies, it's tough to focus on doing the aid right when you're just trying to keep your baby alive and running. In our 5 years of building this business and figuring out how to sustainably give, here are a few things we've learned.
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