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The Seat Next to Me Is Open

Women 2.0 | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

Women have to overcome the insecurities that appear when there is a perception of somehow falling behind others. We have to realize that there's room for everyone at the table and that we all won't take the same path to get there.

3 Keys to Naming Your Product

Tom Grasty | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Without question, naming your product is important. But it's also a great opportunity. The right name can distinguish you from the competition, as well as differentiate your product from seemingly similar offerings.

Innovate America in the Space Between

Michael Perman | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Michael Perman

It's become popular to disagree. Our candidates devote soap-box time in our election cycles to proselytize recognition of the same problems we've seen before and then offer palliative care instead of cures for our deepest national dilemmas.

Collaborative Action Comes to Life in Guatemala

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Keith Ferrazzi

A major problem in Guatemala is the economic disincentive for kids to go to school. Either you can pay for tuition and books from money a family doesn't have, or send your child into the fields to make money for food. Carlos was a rare advocate for an alternative solution.

An "Open Door" Collaboration: India.Arie and Idan Raichel

Modiba | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home


The Pros & Cons of Hiring Third-Party Vendors

Tom Grasty | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Rarely does a startup have all the tools in its toolbox when starting out. Sometimes you have to engage a third-party vendor.

How to Teach Children to Lose by Winning

Peter Block | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Peter Block

Whether playing or watching sports, the name of the game is the same: who wins?

Lessons for Digital Entrepreneurs from the Entertainment Industry

Tom Grasty | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

There's an old adage in Hollywood that "ideas are a dime a dozen." To a large extent, I think that applies to entrepreneurship as well.

Help Wanted at the Top, Collaborative Skills Needed; Women May Apply

Judith Samuelson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

America got some good news last week. Virginia M. Rometty was tapped as the next CEO of IBM. Rometty will be part of a very short, but expanding list of Fortune 500 CEOs who are women.

WWGT (What Would Grandma Think?) and Three Other Paths to the Future

Mark Pavia | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Mark Pavia

Advertising Week is one week where lots of talented, smart people are all together. What if we actually had an open environment to collaborate and think of bold actions for just five days?

Schools Should Not Be Islands: Building Bridges in Mexico Through Academic Encounters

Sara Vogel | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Sara Vogel

This is not just a story of the resiliency of children and adults in distressed communities. It is a moment that demonstrates how important it is for educators -- and students and families -- to communicate and collaborate with each other to promote learning.

Summer Davos: Meeting of Minds in Dalian, China

William Brindley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

At NetHope we've witnessed first-hand the transformative power of technology and connectivity in the developing world, especially in rural and isolated areas.

Walking on the National Mall

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.11.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Early on during my time in DC, I found a book about the gardens of the various Smithsonian museums on sale somewhere.

Collaborate or Die

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

We all know collaboration is a good idea. In politics, call it compromise. In business, call it a strategic alliance. Whatever you want to call it, teamwork produces results.

Time to Set the Record Straight

Randi Weingarten | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

In this day and age, attacking educators seems to be the norm, but I took notice last week when a blogger attacked me for a badly worded presentation concerning a Connecticut law designed to empower parents to improve their children's schools.

Kalup Linzy And James Franco Part Ways | TIM MURPHY | Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

THE art-fashion crowd struck a cool pose at the opening party for “On Shuffle,” an indie rock-themed show at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea...

A Prudent Method to Rebuild America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business
Frank A. Weil

As the nation begins to emerge from what has been called a disastrous period of reckless endangerment, we are entering a new period in which reckless ...

Jack White Produces Hip-Hop

Spinner | Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

Jack White may be a garage-rock legend, a guitar hero and one of today's most enterprising musical entrepreneurs., yet Third Man Records' newest relea...

The New News Paradigm: 'Pivot or Perish'

Tom Grasty | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Tom Grasty

At the recent MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, I had the pleasure of speaking to 16 of the most promising thinkers in the area of digital news. Cull...

Top 10 Aural and Poetic Delights

Rick Holland | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Rick Holland

"Poetry" does not only live in established poetic institutions and counter institutions. It exists precisely and exactly wherever you sense it.

Collaborative Innovation as a Business Strategy: Ask Anything, Challenge Everything

Beth Comstock | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Beth Comstock

Innovators find each other and accomplish great things with a little help from their friends. And it should be remembered that eco-innovation doesn't live within borders, and that this is just the beginning.

Women Warriors: Not Your Everyday Desperate Housewives

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.17.2011 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

The women warriors I am referring to are not packing a pistol or taking orders from anyone. These women warriors are fiercely feminine and fully equipped with more powerful energy, creative inspiration, deep intuition, knowing, and vision.

First the Children

John M. Eger | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

There is a growing and unique role museums can play in reinventing K-12 education. And children's museums are well suited to lead the way.

Feelings Fitness: An Aerobic Antidote to Fiscal Fighting

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Never underestimate fear of change, particularly when what is required is a deep shift in attitude. Most of us are so conditioned to deploy both langu...

Redefining What It Means To Win

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

What if our most important endeavors, those that determine the direction of our country, dictate the quality of our relationships and define us as human beings, could be structured in such a way that everybody wins?