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Think Beyond the Mailroom for Disability Hiring

Barbara Otto | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Barbara Otto

People with disabilities in America are job-ready, college-educated and experienced professionals for whom working in a call center or in an assembly line wouldn't align with their valuable and hard-earned education and experience.

European Markets Tumble

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

* FTSEurofirst 300 falls 1 pct, hits 13-month low * Euro zone banking index falls 2.7 percent * Getinge slumps 15 pct af...

Research and Innovation: The U.S. Risks Getting Left Behind

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

"Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and...

More Trade Agreements Won't Fix Austerity

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The U.S. economy is growing slowly and Europe's hardly at all. The stock market lurch last week is a belated acknowledgement that our two economies share a common affliction, and Europe suffers more seriously. The affliction is austerity. And yet the main remedy being promoted by the U.S. government and its European allies is a trade and investment deal known as T-TIP, which stands for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. According to the deal's sponsors, T-TIP would help stimulate recovery by removing barriers to trade and promoting regulatory convergence and hence investment. The proposed deal is not popular in the U.S. Congress, which has to approve negotiating authority. The administration, say well-placed sources, hopes to cram through the necessary approval during the lame duck session of Congress after the November 4 election. That still will not assure approval, because the deal is also increasingly unpopular in Europe.

Global Economy Shows Increasing Signs of Fragility: From Wall Street to Berlin, the Warning Lights Are Flashing

Sheldon Filger | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Underlying and reinforcing fears is the knowledge within the financial community that sovereigns expended so much of their capital in coping with the last worldwide economic crisis, there is little left for policymakers to react with when the next big financial and economic tsunami strikes the global economy.

A Global Model for STEM Education

Vince Bertram | Posted 10.08.2014 | Education
Vince Bertram

The United States has long been a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. But a 2012 report from the President's Council of Advisors on Scie...

IMF: Economic Growth May Never Return To Pre-Crisis Levels

The Guardian | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its global growth forecasts for 2014 and 2015 and warned that the world economy may never return to the ...

International Powers Sound Alarm Over Bad State Of The Global Economy

The New York Times | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business

The International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for world growth on Tuesday, warning that stagnation in Europe, a slowdown in large emerging markets ...

What Massachusetts Could Teach Corporate America

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

While the state of Massachusetts seems to be leading the rest of the country in gender diversity on corporate boards there is still a significant disparity when it comes to racial and ethnic diversity. To level the playing field requires change and that change must come from the top.

Why Narendra Modi's Critics Are Wrong

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Without economic prosperity and the lifting of the lower and middle classes, no amount of social justice will enable India to compete in the global marketplace; or its citizens, including minorities, to thrive and advance. Narendra Modi, having come from a humble background, understands this fact well.

ISIS Today, But Who Is Thinking of Tomorrow?

Andy Braner | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Braner

I believe we have to begin to ask ourselves, do we want to continue on for the next decade caught in another war in the Middle East? Maybe we can begin outlining strategies to help change what seems to be the course of the future.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Work and a Sustainable Future

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

Changes in energy infrastructure and in the global economy will continue to influence the nature of work. None of these changes ensure that people will receive a reasonable share of the wealth they produce.

Why Management Is Out of Control: Employee 2.0

David Hassell | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
David Hassell

We are now on the cusp of a new revolution -- something we're dubbing: Employee Rights 2.0. "Labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy.

Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 09.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

Next Generation Philanthropy: A Conversation With Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

Bobbi Silten | Posted 09.04.2014 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

Laura is a social entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and educator who has been sharing her philosophy about strategic philanthropy with students at Stanford for more than a decade. As a regular guest lecturer for her class, I've watched the course evolve.

India-Japan Ties: Investing in the future

Samarth Pathak | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Samarth Pathak

The time is ripe to infuse energy into this historic relationship. Not only are both governments stable with visionary leadership but there is also a strong will among businesses and policymakers on both sides to build a mutually-beneficial partnership.

Has the Consumer Finally Defeated the Worker?

Jacques Attali | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

Our elected representatives would rather upset those who come back from the office or the factory than those returning from the supermarket. The person elected chooses to encourage the lowering of product prices because that appeals to the consumer, even though this decrease favors imports and hurts local workers. The elected official chooses to increase taxes on work and to lower taxes on consumption: more income tax and less value added tax.

Cheating the Chinese

Ryan McMunn | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Ryan McMunn

The idea that "they speak English, so I don't need to learn Mandarin" is a losing position. Learn Mandarin, as importantly learn the culture. If you do this, your business wins big.

Engineers Don't Make Jobs, Jobs Make Engineers: Politicians Got it Wrong Again

Curtis Ellis | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Curtis Ellis

Innovation follows production, not the other way around. Most jobs are in production, not innovation. If politicians truly care about American jobs and innovation, they should craft policies to ensure production stays in America.

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

Matt Seiler, Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands on #AOLBUILD

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch Matt Seiler, Global CEO of IPG Mediabrands take the #AOLBUILD stage and moderated by AOL's very own Jack Bamberger, ...

Why I Am Illiterate in Math & How Public Education Can Fix It

Elizabeth Evans | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Evans

I read the New York Times Magazine cover story about Americans' struggle with math, with special appreciation: I stink at math. I always thought my pr...

Mind Your Manners Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Communications

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

Communicating across cultures in the business world can often be confusing and uncertain, but it doesn't need to be. With a little bit of homework and open-mindedness you can avoid some of the pitfalls.

Houston, We Have a Leadership Problem

Silvia Damiano | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.