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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.

An Odd Juxtaposition on Deficit Reduction and Growth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The economics of the moment is that fiscal responsibility really means less, not more deficit reduction right now. That's easy for me to say, I'm sure. But it's the truth. Just look at the jobs report.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 8

Carol Simone | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

There is so much beauty all around you. Open up, take a deep breath and let it in! Let every moment be a meditation.

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

Andrew W. Wyckoff | Posted 12.10.2013 | World
Andrew W. Wyckoff

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. And in a time of rising inequality, to do so equitably and fairly is even tougher. Innovation - whi...

BLS Says Job Numbers... Are Not Available

Roger Hickey | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

On the first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the unemployment numbers -- but not this month.

Growth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad Policy

James Gustave Speth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
James Gustave Speth

We tend to see growth as an unalloyed good, but an expanding body of evidence is now telling us to think again.

What Really Fosters Innovation for Business?

VisualNews.com | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
VisualNews.com

Although the majority of business leaders are making innovation a primary focus, most fail to implement or execute effective innovation strategies.

Finance as an Economic Cholesterol

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Finance is good for growth. But too much of it can be a bad thing.

Think Inside the Box!

Richard Koch | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

I'm really excited! I've just stumbled across the best new technique for boosting the performance of any business. And guess what -- the method is b...

Brazil: Chasing Animal Spirits

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil's GDP performance has been lackluster since the post-crisis rebound in 2010. Prospects for 2013 look a little better. However, some of the economic drivers from last decade are clearly exhausted.

"The Awakening That's Happening": Local, Sustainable Food

Beverly Bell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 18 of the Harvesting Justice series   "People are realizing that we can't rely on the industrial food system much...

Winners and Their Sex Lives

Richard Koch | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

If you have a success, please don't think about yourself. By all means take a break and recharge your batteries. But, please, do what you do best, and do it on a massive scale. If winners do not breed prolifically, the gene pool will degrade, and we will all wallow in mediocrity.

How to Know When to Listen to Fear and When to Push Through It

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

How to answer to fear is different in every case. What is important is that we do not automatically react to fear by either doing the thing that scares us or not doing it. Fear is just a warning light, there to alert us that we need to inquire more deeply into ourselves.

The 4 Percent Inflation Target

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Low inflation and asset bubbles are a particularly toxic combination, and they're increasingly common.