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Goldman Sachs: Deficit Will Plunge Without Austerity

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Goldman Sachs economists predicted on Friday that the federal budget deficit will shrink over the next few years by more than previously projected. ...

Co-Creating Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

What kind of leader are you? Unaware leaders blame others for what goes wrong. Self-aware leaders look inside and explore the impact they have on their culture. When you influence in positive ways, you create a culture that sustains commitment and enthusiasm to achieve audacious goals.

Maduro Wins Narrowly on Chávez Record; Close Election Is a Wake-up Call for the Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

After a short but bitterly fought, insult-laden campaign, Chavista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro defeated challenger Henrique Capriles, thus assuring continuity in Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chávez last month.

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

An Open and Diverse Economy to Benefit All Algerians

Christine Lagarde | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Christine Lagarde

The goal of continued stability -- and certainly the hope for more broadly shared growth -- cannot be taken lightly. Everybody I spoke to in Algiers agreed the country needs a more open and diverse economy to create a bigger pie, and to ensure that all Algerians get their fair share in it.

Chávez's Death, Like His Life, Shows the World's Divisions

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The unprecedented worldwide response to the death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and especially in the Western Hemisphere, has brought into stark relief the "multi-polar" world that Chávez fought for.

Celebrate an EGGSceptional Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 05.15.2013 | Good News
Donna Henes

Eggs clearly hold undeniable symbolic power for people. Eggs, like seeds are the future, figuratively and literally. By employing eggs to celebrate the vernal season of new beginnings, we are pledging ourselves to the ever-renewing energy of the life force.

Three Lessons for Startup Founders From Andrew Mason's Not-So-Funny Resignation

Les McKeown | Posted 05.10.2013 | Small Business
Les McKeown

Treating a $1.6 billion, 11,000-employee organization like it's your personal plaything isn't funny, and including a neo-hipster inside joke about Battletoads in your farewell missive doesn't make it all okay.

The 'Me' Before Motherhood

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

If you can find who you were before you became a mother, you have cracked the code to finding yourself.

Tattoos and Botox Have More in Common Than You Think

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

They're both body art, and their respective consumers are changing the way we live, work, eat, play and spend.

The Fall of the Turnaround Blueprint Strategy

Les McKeown | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Les McKeown

Elements of past success in previous organizations can be incredibly helpful in shaping strategy in a new position, but the default mindset needs to be 'what's new and different here that requires new and different solutions?', not 'what can I copy wholesale from my last job?'.

Is It the Shoes or the Soul? In Honor of Air Jordan on his 50th

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As the congratulatory wishes come in to mark the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, one the greatest basketball players of all time, I am struck by the iconic image of MJ in flight and what it represents for all of us.

Brazilian Competitiveness: Folia and Hangover

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

As the Carnival in Brazil kicked off last weekend, Brazilians were ready for a party. They have reasons to celebrate. Despite a lackluster GDP performance in the last two years, unemployment rates remain at record low levels.

The Power of Creativity in Healing

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.10.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

In this week's video blog, I reflect on the time Buddha Doodles emerged, as well as my creative practice that existed prior to this comic (which serve...

Reading Between the Lines: Why Eurozone Improvement Is Being Ignored

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Rising demand for German goods, an improving business climate and stability in Spanish housing should have given markets cause for celebration. However, after the substantial rally we've seen, and the headwinds yet to be tackled within the region, caution has crept back into markets.

What's Your Theory of Evolution?

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Sam Sommers

Are you looking to be a happier, more productive, more successful person? Then the best advice is to spend less effort trying to locate your "authentic" self, in the manner that so many supposed self-help experts prescribe. Instead, learn to embrace the notion of the self as flexible.

Paving a Growth Path Thanks to a Pair of Pants

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Meg Seitz

You just made a bold move to save enough money to buy something for yourself. And, without realizing it, you just raised your own gold standard. And with this new gold standard, comes two scary questions -- what's next, and what else do you want for yourself?

Got Doubt?

Ira Israel | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
Ira Israel

Our educational system evolved to produce workers; it was not devised to facilitate genius or what we consider to be "outside the box" thinking. Our educational system is the box.

Is It Worth Risking My Life Today?

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Today, decide on a risk that you have been contemplating taking. Make a list of the pros and cons so you can weigh the outcome and see if the threat is worth it.

Building on Latin America's Success

Christine Lagarde | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Christine Lagarde

Next week, I will travel to Latin America -- my second visit to the region since November 2011. I return with increased optimism, as much of Latin America continues its impressive transformation that started a decade ago.

Getting High... With a Little Help From Our Friends

Ed Gerwin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Interestingly, Antares' initial cargo will include small satellites built by NASA from globally sourced smartphones. But Antares should also remind us that, when it comes to America's role in the connected global economy, we also need to act on some weighty issues here on Earth.

Are You Formalizing, Capturing, and Leveraging Knowledge To Create Higher Value Assets?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Over the next five years and beyond, organizations worldwide will create amazing new economic value by converting data and information into knowledge and wisdom, sharing that knowledge and wisdom internally to increase its value, and then selling selected areas of it in non-competing industries to a global client base.

Outgrow to Grow

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina M. Martínez

Many people have entered my life and have served as a vehicle for the universe to provide me with abundance. It's wasn't the person who sought me out to provide it -- I asked for it. They were the right vehicle and the right time. And they too were looking for an outlet to share.

Mounting the Dragon

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Aerial skiers are all apprehensive every time we make our way down the unstable plastic material launching us into the summer training pool.

Zach Carter

Jack Welch Invents '2009 Recession' And New Economic Metric To Criticize Barack Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch rewrote economic history during a Saturday appearance on Fox News, criticizing President Barack O...