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Mentor 2.0 (Mentor + Sponsor)

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

I was on cloud 91/2 last week at the Diversity Women's Leadership Conference conference put on Diversity Woman Magazine at the Grand Floridian (heav...

Super Teams, not Superstars

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Sometimes you can feel it immediately. This "something" that is hard to explain, but so easy to feel. A "something" which is part of the culture, and...

Corporate Fraud of a Different Stripe

Martha Burk | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Martha Burk

It's that time of year again. Corporate good-guy awards are handed out like candy by magazines with headlines screaming "Best Companies," for various groups -- usually minorities and women.

How The Internet Of Everything Is Helping Humankind

Tae Yoo | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Imagine an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits suddenly, triggering landslides, cutting power, toppling buildings and causing human havoc. Now imagine the 60 seconds before the first jolts.

What The City of the Future Looks Like Today

Wim Elfrink | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Wim Elfrink

This year really heralds the fourth evolution of the Internet: the Internet of Everything (IoE). The Internet first gave us basic connectivity and then a networked economy and immersive experiences, but today, IoE promises to be more disruptive, pervasive and vital to our lives than the Internet itself.

How to Prepare a College Campus for A New Era of Innovation

Terry Vahey | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Terry Vahey

Imagine what a university could and should look like in several years. What will our students be learning? How will they be learning? What tools will they need in this future education?

Filipino Entrepreneurs Share Stories of Typhoon Recovery

Jomay Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Jomay Liu

It's been six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, tore through the Philippines and displaced 4 million people.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

Why It's Never Too Early To Teach Kids The Skills They Need For Tomorrow

Eric Schwarz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

Some might think that middle school is too early to talk about preparing for the skills needed for tomorrow's technology, but at Citizen Schools we think that the middle years are the best time.

After 2018, Your PC Won't Be The Main Way We Get Online

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology

For as long as the Internet has existed, the vast majority of its traffic has come from people connecting with their laptops and desktops. That's a...

The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.

What Do Factory Workers In Asia Want?

Heather Franzese | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

What do factory workers want? They sew our clothes and assemble our mobile phones -- things we use every day -- but they remain a mystery to us. Most are working thousands of miles away behind secure company gates.

How The Internet Of Everything Is Changing The Game For Tomorrow's Tech Workers

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

It has been predicted that everything in the future will be connected and "communicate" with one another. There is even a phrase for it: the Internet of Everything (IoE).

Google Diversity Report and Unleashing STEM Mentors

Julie Kantor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

Google's big news about the diversity of their workforce is sending shockwaves through corporate and nonprofit America this week in a bold announcement by Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock who shared on PBS that 17 percent of tech jobs at Google are filled by women and under 3 percent by minorities.

What Do Wichita and San Francisco Have In Common?

Blair Christie | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Blair Christie

No, it's not a trick question, and the answer has nothing to do with politics or ideology or geography or weather.

America's Tech Firms Must Not Aid Chinese Repression

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Katrina Lantos Swett

My late great father, California Congressman Tom Lantos, would often remind me with a wry smile: "Time heals all wounds and wounds all heels." I thought of this recently when an important human rights lawsuit against Cisco Systems began to make its way through the labyrinth of our legal system.

1 in 6 Americans Face Hunger, And It's Happening In Your Hometown

Colleen Callahan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

When I speak with first-time visitors, a common theme seems to arise: our clients are often surprised by the people they run into who are also in need of help.

Five Ways To Bring Technology into the Classroom Without the Gadgets

Alisa Berger | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Alisa Berger

Technology was originally idealized as the panacea for our nation's "failing schools" and is now vilified as an expensive way of making antiquated practices and content "cooler." The reality is in the middle.

How Learning To Use An ATM is Changing Lives in India

Heather Franzese | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

Do you remember the first time you used an ATM? Probably not. It's one of those everyday conveniences we take for granted.

Can Big Data and Broadband Improve Health Care?

Tae Yoo | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its annual flagship report on IT, the Global Information Technology Report (GITR). This year's report focuses on the risks and rewards of big data. An astounding number of technology transitions in the past 20 years have enabled millions of connections. The world wide web was just taking off in 1993.

Business at the Dawn of the Internet of Things

James Moore | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
James Moore

As the IoT era dawns, we can expect integrated and networked devices to recognize our personal profiles and context for our present situations, tailor information to provide products we actually need, and even anticipate our desires, which, collectively, forever changes our lives and the world in which we live.

The Bond Market Disagrees With The Fed: So What's New About That?

Terry Connelly | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Bond traders seem to have seen Steve Martin's The Man With Two Brains so often they have forgotten it was a comedy. And these are the folks the equity markets are supposed to pay attention to?

Creating a "Light Bulb" Moment with a Pig's Lung

Sarah Rabiner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah Rabiner

Being able to see and feel real lungs helped make the harmful effects of smoking tangible to students. Rather than being told that smoking "is bad for you," students could truly conceptualize what habitual smoking can do to the body. The level of engagement and excitement in this middle school classroom was astonishing.

Purpose-Driven Growth: What Acquisitions Can't Buy

Louis Efron | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Louis Efron

Quite simply, organizations heavily concentrated on acquisitions often forget the reason they exist -- their purpose -- and the value of having employees that align with that purpose.

Inside the Remaking of Cisco's Culture

Christine Crandell | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

The environment has been so successful that it is being implemented in Cisco's headquarters and rolled out globally