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Thought Leaders

The Best Thing You Can Have Is Bad Intelligence

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

The greatest threat any organization can face is not its competition but its own success. With great success comes complacency -- the false belief that you are the best and that you don't have to worry.

Itzhak Perlman to Perform at Lincoln Center to Help Rotary Eradicate Polio

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

"Polio is only a plane ride away." So began my sobering interview with Carol Pandak, Manager of PolioPlus for Rotary International about polio, a cr...

The Rubins on "What is Cuban Art?"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Luce

Both the island and the art are an unusual mix of the traditional and the modern, of the ordinary and the special, of simplicity and incredible complexity.

Emotions Count: Five Tough Leaderhip Lessons For 2010

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

If you want passionate customers, excited employees and motivated managers, how are you going create them if you don't engage with people on an emotional basis?

Black Like Me? The Missing Faces in Technology and Innovation

Robin Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robin Caldwell

The real question is where is the diversity of thought leadership in technology? Technology is viewed as an incubator for innovation, but if the same people are always included in that incubator then they are recreating more of the same and reproducing themselves.

Support Doesn't Always Mean Saying, 'You're Wonderful'

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A true lifeline relationship -- one designed to catapult your personal or professional growth -- possesses four qualities: generosity, candor, vulnerability and accountability.

Helping Women: Eliminating Obstetric Fistula in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

EngenderHealth focuses on far more than fistula repair and prevention. They are dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of people in the countries where they work.

Indian-American Med Student on Malaria and Poverty in Nigeria

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I had to help cut off patients clothes, try to secure IV lines, and patch their burns all while trying to stomach the constant screams and the distinct fragrance of burnt flesh.

Israeli Film: Unmistaken Child in Tibet

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most Westerners to grasp. A new film from Israel is out to change that.

Meet the U.N. Secretary General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Sudanese Diplomat Francis Deng believes genocide can be anticipated and even stopped before it begins.

Shalita O'Neale Pays it Forward

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Timothy Cooper

Youth should be sitting around the table with the policy and decision-makers, as no one knows the foster care system better than the youth who've lived in it.

Ethiopian-American Lawyer on Conflicts Along the Nile

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fasil Amdetsion, an attorney from Ethiopia, thinks the Nile basin will be the most likely site of a future "water war" because the Nile embodies "all the challenges that transnational management of fresh water could possibly present."

Sri Lanka Triumphant At Last

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

In spite of the slaughter, of using their own people as human shields, of creating the largest, bloodiest hostage drama of modern times, the Tigers have at long last been defeated.

Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The deaths of African children are all about food, water and cooking stoves. There is usually no public health system in place to address this tragic litany of otherwise very approachable issues.

U.S. Border Policy: How To Fix What's Broken

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

Funding would be better used to investigate and sanction U.S. employers who habitually hire undocumented migrants. This would not only be cheaper, but more humane.

Indian Film Director to Open Orphanage

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Karri believes that as an Indian national he will be particularly adept at guiding OI India towards successfully raising 'global citizens' in India.

When Is a Lawyer Not a Lawyer? When She Acts

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jim Luce

Making a career in acting is a challenging prospect. What makes Anouk Dutruit's ambitions even more invigorating is her other career. By day and international lawyer, by night an actor.

AFS: World Peace Begins in High School

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I would not be who I am today -- and the organization I founded, Orphans International Worldwide -- would not exist, if it were not for my life-impacting experiences with AFS.

Fonkoze: Haitian Diaspora Unites Across U.S.

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The Diaspora is the driving force for the economic development of the country, but in order to reach that objective, overseas Haitians need to be organized locally, state-wide, and nationally."

2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

It is possible to disarm all nuclear weaponry by 2020. It is do-able. For the sake of our orphans, for the sake of your own families' children, let us commit ourselves to believing this.

Wall Street Lawyer on "The Positive Presumption"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Meet Eugene Lee, a mid-level associate at a Top 40 law firm on Wall Street who succeeds in business by being real, honest, and kind. Good news.

Mountaineers Climb Up so Kids with AIDS Can Grow Up

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

To raise funding and awareness for children living with AIDS in Africa, the tallest mountain peak in every state in America will be scaled this spring.