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A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

Noël Harmon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Noël Harmon

Even small improvements in educational attainment can yield big dividends for metropolitan areas.

Your Start-Up Life: Design Your Thinking

Rana Florida | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

An innovator that the most innovative businesses turn to for advice, IDEO CEO Tim Brown offers fascinating insights on creativity, design thinking and the birth of new ideas.

Your Start-Up Life: Take It All in Stride - the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Rana Florida | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley helped transform Chicago from a place that had been beset by scandal and racial divisiveness to one of America's best-run cities. Here, Mayor Daley talks about the importance of building trust, maintaining relationships, and inspiring teams; all with an eye on moving the core agenda forward.

Your Start-Up Life: "Find What You Love to Do"

Rana Florida | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle is a modern day super hero. His beneficiaries aren't just animals but people too, who can achieve a better and truer kind of humanity by changing the way we treat the creatures we share the planet with.

Your Start-up Life: Location, Location, Location

Rana Florida | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

While an ice cream shop would do best in a location with warm weather and a constant flow of pedestrian traffic, potential patients aren't going to wander into a medical office off the street. Here are some important things to consider before you lease your space.

Your Start-Up Life: Why Serving Is the New Leading

Rana Florida | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Mayo Clinic's president and CEO not only teaches us to surround ourselves with smart people and listen to them but urges us to exercise integrative thinking, to encourage innovation, and to lead through serving.

The Creative Compact

Richard Florida | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of financial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift -- the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy.

Your Start-Up Life: Do Team Building Retreats Ever Work?

Rana Florida | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Let me be clear: no one wants to go to a dude ranch with their boss. I couldn't think of anything more tortuous.

Your Start-Up Life: How to Get Flexibility at Work?

Rana Florida | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Feel free to let your boss know that a new study released by the Center for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, and American Cancer Society has confirmed what many have long suspected: that lengthy car commutes are terrible for your health.

Preventing the Loss of Key Talent

Ed Lawler | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

Jobs don't have a worth; individuals do, and at a time of economic expansion it is particularly important that individuals be paid what they are worth in the market. How about long-term employment relationships and job security?

Why Your Job Ads Aren't Working

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

It's a new day in the talent marketplace. Employers who treat their job applicants like valued collaborators win in their competitive spaces, and employers who insist on talking down to talent and addressing them like livestock will get the more-docile-than-talented new hires they deserve.

Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords? Perfect!

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

How paranoid would an organization have to be, to doubt its own managers' instincts so severely that it doesn't trust them to hire smart people without resorting to KGB-type snooping tactics?

Learning From Jealousy

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Every situation is an opportunity to learn if you're willing to see it as such. Dealing with jealousy -- whether directed at someone else or at you -- is no exception.

From Profit Pools to Talent Pools

Ije Nwokorie | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Ije Nwokorie

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." You've heard that one before. Apparently, Henry Ford never said it. ...

Lisa Randall: Mozart, Newton and You?

Lisa Randall | Posted 05.31.2013 | Science
Lisa Randall

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities.

Why Children Don't Need To Find A Passion

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 12.02.2011 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

One of the key components in the new sport of Competitive Child Raising seems to be the misguided notion that children tween-age and even younger are supposed to know their calling.

Trapeze School New York: Off the Street and Into the Air (Video)

Dan Persons | Posted 11.26.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

I decided to go to a place right here in New York City that actually helps anyone with the desire to untap their natural gift for flight.

You Are the Instrument

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Whether we know it or not, you and I are also instruments for infinite intelligence. We have the daily opportunity to have a "peak experience" because we too have come to give form and expression to the divine essence of life.

Being Proud Of Your Personal Brand

Malcolm Levene | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

When building a personal brand, the ability to be the person we would all like to be is in some cases a gift. That said, you need more than talent to be as glossy as these people are able to be.

Joe Franklin Knows Talent

Dan Persons | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Mighty Movie Podcast has tracked down veteran talk-show host and all-around show-biz maven: Mr. Joe Franklin.

David Robbins Talks High Entertainment

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

I first heard about David Robbins through my friend Alex Israel while Alex was still a student at the USC Roski School of Fine Art. His professor at t...

Want a Higher Performing Team? Act Like a Talent Agent

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

We all know how important it is to develop your people. Many companies place a premium on how effective you are in helping your people grow and may base part of your bonus on it.

Knowing When It's Time To Fire Your Boss

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

In a decade of career coaching, I have learned that people don't leave jobs, they leave bad bosses.

Blogger Series: London Fashion (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Constantin Bjerke

Fashion Foie Gras For most of us a high-flying full-time career is more than enough, but not Emily Johnston - the (super)-woman behind the globally su...

Six Ways Leaders Can Fuel Excellence at Anything

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

There is precious little scientific evidence to suggest that genes are our destiny--and more and more evidence of neuroplasticity--the capacity to influence the way our genes express themselves.