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Building a Culture and Teams for the Long Haul

Gabrey Means | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Gabrey Means

We work in an industry whose business model is built on human capital. Yet we continue to be amazed by the high turnover, layoffs and politics that plague most agencies.

#AOLBUILD Speaker Series Hosts Top Brand Builder, PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
AOL BUILD

"Remaining cohesive among all brands starts by asking, What's the core brand idea you want to communicate?" PepsiCo's Brad Jakeman told AOLers gathered in the New York office last Friday afternoon.

This Is What Lost Love Looks Like

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Sometimes you don't know you are losing something until it's already gone. And there you are, left to deal with the mess that loss leaves behind.

Getting Through It: A New Church Service for Recovery

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Lindsay Henry

To get through, you decide -- maybe after you get past some stubbornness -- you want help. Maybe, despite your initial beliefs, you really can't do this alone. Coupled with courts and classes, and the therapies, maybe someone suggests you "go to church."

Remember Your Roots, Blossom Here Now

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The funny thing about growing up is that we try so hard to fit in, be cool, laugh and love accordingly. Even funnier, the growing up part doesn't suddenly stop when we hit 21 or even 30. It's unique to each of us, like the white tiger's pink paws in fresh snow.

Don't Underestimate the Value of Life's Little (And Not-So-Little) Crises

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although it may sound like a cliché, there is truth to the saying that pain is sometimes the price that we must be willing to pay for growth.

Why Wages Are Low and Unemployment Is High - Tech vs. Toil

Bob Swarup | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

Long tech and short toil will fuel growth tomorrow, but whether we are able to stomach the journey today is far more unclear. The impact of the unfolding clash between technology and toil will be bruising in the shorter term. Its resolution will be critical to the future of economic growth.

Jobs Are Key For Inclusive Growth

OECD | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
OECD

By Stefano Scarpetta Despite repeated signals that growth is resuming, unemployment or under-employment in low-paid jobs remain stubbornly high in ...

Green Lawns Don't Make for 'Green' Yards

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The natural world is awakening from a tough winter, and our yards are greening up as the weather warms. But are our yards really as "green" as they could be?

How I Finally Learned to Stop Judging Myself

Denise Ullem | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Denise Ullem

Each time I come to my mat I am amazed at how long it takes me to join my physical body in the present. And once I am fully present in that stark yoga studio, tears often come.

6 Keys to Success From an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

As Bode prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has stunned just about everyone -- except perhaps himself -- with a remarkable start to the race season. This path leading to Sochi not only provides a compelling narrative, but it also offers valuable insights on what it takes to find success in any walk of life.

The Third Metric: Why Your Mileage Should Vary

Mikko Jarvenpaa | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikko Jarvenpaa

While the Third Metric is about well-being, balance and happiness, it is not an end goal. It is an ongoing process. You can't collect and deposit it, and then make withdrawals when you need it.

Trouble Down in Texas #1

James Moore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Oh yay, we are growing. Everybody is excited. Texas supposedly gets upwards of 1,300 to 1,500 new people a day and Austin reportedly acquires 150 of those. There are a million reasons this growth nonsense scares me for Texas.

Lindsay Henry: Why It Is OK to Make the Same Mistakes

Lindsay Henry | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

I dropped a hot iron on the carpet once. In college. I was in grad school, a teaching assistant, and needed a wrinkle-free, button-down blouse to wear for the first day of class. I wanted to look crisp. Clean. Professional.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

Searching for God at the Shopping Center

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...

Winter Is Coming (But It's Okay If You Don't Want It To)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We don't have to pretend to enjoy the winter if spring is our preference, but what if we could consciously embrace the season, understanding it is a prerequisite -- a rite of passage -- for the spring to follow.

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.

The Private Sector and Poverty: Harnessing Firepower, Recognizing Limits

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Jobs, innovation, wealth creation: the private sector has great potential to pull people out of poverty. And as developing countries open their doors to greater trade and investment, the reach, influence and impact of private companies grows.

16 Signs Your Small Business Is Growing

Posted 12.11.2013 | Small Business

When you first start your own business, everything is a milestone: First customer. First dollar. First year. But after some time, things level out...

How To Turn Your Shame Into A Vehicle For Transformation (VIDEO)

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Shame can be one of the most debilitating emotions -- but it can also open up opportunities for growth and transformation. This Is Your Life, Not ...

How to Work ON Your Business--Not Just In It

Tom Lowery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

Every business owner wants to expand their company. But one of the issues many face is an inability to move forward; they're too busy trying to control everything. That's fine at startup or even during the first years while establishing the business.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: UPDATED

Charlie Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

We use business as a platform to build people of higher character. It's profound how much we believe and LIVE this simple diagram at Next Jump. Ma...

2013Q3 GDP Release: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

An upside surprise to this morning's GDP report -- up 2.8 percent over the quarter (at an annualized rate), when expectations were for 2 percent.

Inflation, the Fed, Jobs, and Growth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I keep running into people who want to talk about this idea that faster inflation would help the economy pull out of its growth slog.