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Competitiveness

All Eyes on Sustainable Africa

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

One solution, as it came out of from the summit and should be further strengthened, tested, discussed and implemented in other world regions is public-private partnerships.

Jealousy Is Impoverishing Us and Our World, So Let's Do Something About It

Beth Green | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

At a time in our world's history when our survival and well being are threatened by severe climate change, addiction, stress and unhappiness, we cannot waste another moment envying those who have something to offer us or withholding support from those whose gifts could benefit our world.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Eating My Words at the Awards Assembly

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

For the younger kids (pre-school through second grade), the school plays by the "everyone's a winner" rule. Each class is called up as a large group and the awards are passed out one by one. While I prefer a little competitive action when it comes to awards, I try to contain myself. "Try" being the operative word.

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

Rhetoric of Colombian Currency

Felipe Ángel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Felipe Ángel

Susceptibility to foreign shocks would be an adequate phrase to describe the Colombian peso's behavior against the U.S. dollar over the past months.

How Good Do You Want to Be?

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

I recently picked up a copy of Paul Arden's 2003 book, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be. I've heard of this book and seen quote...

Can Serena Williams Really Teach You Anything About Business?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Executives who want a real career, to build a real business, follow Williams's example at their peril.

The Business Model of the Future

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

The dominant myth in business is that competition drives excellence. If everyone's competing, they will work harder and produce more. But there's a problem with this argument: it is wrong.

Your Competitors Don't Matter

John Friedman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When it comes to corporate responsibility, you are competing with everyone.

If You Want Competition, Stop Complaining When You Get It

Everett Ehrlich | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Everett Ehrlich

AT&T made headlines this week by announcing a new program for its mobile users called "Sponsored Data." Under this program, willing websites would pay for any charges you incurred for using their data.

The Overachiever Complex

Quincy Bulin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Teen
Quincy Bulin

I am as guilty of the "overachiever complex" as anyone: I like to do things. In fact, I like to do a lot of things. I've got a "can't stop, won't stop" mentality and I know that for my age, I've accomplished some pretty impressive things. The problem? A lot of other people have, too.

Advocates Should Focus on Our Real Competitiveness Problems

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

For the stark reality, like it or not, is that there is absolutely no chance of a real U.S. manufacturing competitiveness agenda getting enacted without at least moderate U.S. corporate support.

We the Country of Chocolate Labradors

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Jeri represents to me the heart of American spirit. I believe in our resiliency we are all Chocolate Labradors at our core.

The Half-Forgotten Student Debt Crisis

David Coates | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
David Coates

Higher education costs are not soaring out of control. What is changing is the politically-charged matter of who should bear the cost -- the general taxpayer or the individual student. There is a policy choice tucked away here behind the overall numbers, and a rather ugly one at that.

What Emerging Knowledge Economy?

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Let's have a discussion of college and STEM based on the facts, not on wishful thinking. If we don't, getting the policy right will be extremely difficult. But starting with facts, at least increases the odds that we might get the policy right.

My Downward Dog Is So Much Better Than Yours

Toni Nagy | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Toni Nagy

I made an assumption that being competitive with other people drove me to be better, but in actuality it distracted me from focusing on my own process. When I compared myself to others I wasn't honoring my own path.

Our Schools Don't Add Up

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Todd Buchholz

Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.

Time for Secretary Kerry to Get Tough with India

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

With $60 billion in trade revenues between the two nations, it's imperative that India-U.S. trade is based on market forces, not Indian government dictates. American jobs are at stake and our long-term competitiveness hangs in the balance.

A Case for the Nordic Way

András Simonyi | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpg Why have the Nordic economies like Denmark done so well, while Southern economies continue to flounder? They are as a rule void of many of the economic, political, social issues that continue to haunt most Southern European members of the European Union.

Why the Coming Battle to Increase the Minimum Wage is High Political Ground for Democrats

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The growing profits of some of the nation's largest corporations and wealthiest people in America result from the labor of people whose work is rewarded with poverty level wages. That makes no economic sense. And it's just plan wrong.

If We Do Not Fix Immigration, Canada May Solve the Problem for Us

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

As Canada illustrates, if we choose to continue to restrict high skill immigration, other nations are more than happy to welcome those workers, with it being our loss.

America's Competitive Nature Is at Risk

John Murray | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
John Murray

The United States is losing its competitiveness in the world economy. Sadly, instead of leading the innovation charge in the twenty-first century, we are becoming victims of policies that restrict our entrepreneurial roots.

4 Ways Big Business Can Be a Keystone in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

Chitra Nawbatt | Posted 08.03.2013 | Small Business
Chitra Nawbatt

To any size company out there, why not adopt your community and see how you can be a keystone in your local ecosystem of entrepreneurs? It might be just this easy and who knows what the knock on effects can be!

Too Fast, Too Slow: The Challenge of Keeping Pace in Managing Change

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

If leaders move too slowly, they lead their teams into failure, into non-competitiveness. Relevance is lost. The ability to grow is diminished. So how do we strike the balance?