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What Do J.Crew and KFC Have in Common?

Michael P. Owens | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Michael P. Owens

"You wouldn't think J.Crew and KFC would have anything in common, but evidently, they do." This quote from Mick McConnell, global director of Chipotle's retail design team, was made at the conclusion of the inaugural RetailSpaces retreat last month in Key West, FL.

Hungry for Culture? 11 Business Lessons Inspired by Restaurant Royalty

Andrew J. Levine | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business
Andrew J. Levine

As you strive to build the best workplace and culture for your business, keep in mind these these tips from the Union Square Hospitality Group brain trust.

It's Time For ShiftCon: The First Eco-Wellness Social Media Conference

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Next weekend, hundreds of bloggers and eco-friendly brands will be joining forces at ShiftCon in Los Angeles. This is the first eco-wellness social media conference, born out of the idea that "together we can create a profound impact on the world around us."

The Role of Innovation + Disruption in Progress

Jerri Chou | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Jerri Chou

Lots of entrepreneurs talk about disruption these days. Disrupting the music industry, disrupting education -- for anything there is, there is something to disrupt.

Which Educator Inspired You the Most?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

While educators spend their days doing the important work of finding our songs, their jobs have intensified and resources decreased.

Celebrating Our Largest Summer Institute to Date

Nourish International | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

Through workshops, mentoring and hands-on training, students learned how to earn money, partner with international communities, and run a successful Nourish Chapter on their campuses.

Serbia, Culture & More

Martina Buchal | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Neighboring countries weren't always friendly to one another. But, you would never guess it sitting with this group of young people. Croatians, Serbians, Bosnians, and Albanians -- most of whom had witnessed war first-hand -- were laughing and exchanging ideas together.

Inspirational Experiences at the PBWC

Luise Meyer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Luise Meyer

Inspirational experiences are great career boosters. I am personally really fired up after attending the Professional Business Women of California c...

Annecy Attendees Will Be the First to Feast Their Eyes on Feast, Walt Disney Animation Studios' Newest Short

Jim Hill | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios have literally prepared a Feast. Which is the title of a brand-new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne. Osborne first came to John Kahrs' attention after he created an experimental animation test at WDAS.

Lessons From the Near East: How America Can Learn From Educators on the Other Side of the World

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.23.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

Employers reported that the largest skill gap is in soft skills, such as language, communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills. The NESA conference explored the rich global spectrum of the student experience with these questions.

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.

International Design Week Down Under

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

by Carlos Andrade During the first week of April, designers from across the world migrated to Melbourne, Australia, to share ideas, practices and dr...

A Call for Meaningful Innovation and the Frontiers of Open Source

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...

Bryan K. Williams: The Master of Five-Star Service

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

I had an opportunity to attend Dr. Williams' vibrant presentation on Five-Star service delivery at the International Spa Association's (ISPA) Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

An Academic Reflects on the Stream Experience

Joseph Lampel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Lampel

The more conferences proliferate the more they seem to resemble each other. Their planning, programming, and structure all point in the same direction: Make it efficient, avoid surprises, and ensure that all goes smoothly. But Stream has a different philosophy.

The Subtle Science of Sex in Consumerism and Everyday Life

Troy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Troy Campbell

I don't like the idea that my mind and body are driven by such basic needs. I don't like the idea that businesses can use sex to sell to me or even change my mental state. But it's important for us to look at the truth of human nature, even if it's uncomfortable.

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Seeks Conference Committee As Government Shuts Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans gave up trying to keep the government open as the clock ticked to midnight Monday, opting instead to try to appoint a ...

My Journey to Hazelden: 50 Days That Changed Everything

Tommy Rosen | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

When I arrived in rehab, I was acutely aware that all my thoughts, words and actions up to that point in my life had led me to this place. This was the result of the sum total of all my activities. What I could not realize was that I had hit the jackpot. My authentic self was awakening.

From My Experience As CHINICT's Founder: 5 Best Practices to Build and Run a Business in China As a Foreigner

Franck Nazikian | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Franck Nazikian

Over the past few years, I have been asked what it takes to be successful as a foreigner in China. Here are a few thoughts inspired by my tales as an entrepreneur in the Internet industry in the Middle Kingdom.

How to Use Your Next Conference to Go from Twitter Newbie to Twitter Networker

Kristin Maschka | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology
Kristin Maschka

Sure, you have been meaning to start using Twitter but just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe your kids are using it, maybe your company is using it,...

Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Tahmina Akhter Sadia started working in a Bangladesh garment factory at just 11 years of age. She didn't want to go to work the morning of April 24, 2...

Contraception and Gamified Advocacy

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

With gamified activism, the user journey begins with incentives, but ends by creating and demonstrating demand for social change -- in this case, for increased information and access to family planning.

NAACP Embraces Emerging Leaders at Ninth Annual Conference

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Historically black organizations are oft criticized for their lack of succession planning. In short, when the torch is passed in the black community i...

Big Data: The Big Questions, The Actionable Answers

Jack R. Miles | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Jack R. Miles

How do we manage numerous data streams? How do we maximize their value to a business?

Building Trust and Compassion in Banking Through Transparency and Social Capital

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Project Compassion Stanford

Trust can be restored to banking, when transparency exists to show that the bank and its customers, employees and stakeholders quantifiably improve safety for all, and function holistically as exchanges for capital in all its forms.