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20 Qualities of the Generous Leader

Barbara Bonner | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Barbara Bonner

The subject of generosity in business is often dismissed as impractical, pie in the sky, impossibly idealistic. I argue quite the opposite. Generosity is most certainly a virtue. But it also makes life better, makes people happier, enhances outcomes and inspires.

Billion Dollar Blow Out

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

If you had a billion dollars, would you give it all away? Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates did it and then asked others to do it.

Why Boomer Aging Means Trillions of Dollars for Business

Brent Green | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Brent Green

Horrific outcomes predicted by generational accountants and economic doomsayers will not come true as foreseen, partly because the generations over age fifty shift paradigms, create new industries, abolish others, and ultimately reshape the social and economic landscape.

Philanthropy As a Family Affair

Epaminondas Farmakis | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Epaminondas Farmakis

According to Forbes magazine, we are currently living in an era commonly referred to as the "Golden Age of Philanthropy." The number of family found...

The Warren Buffett Effect: Investing In Our World

John G. Taft | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

Corporate responsibility is no longer about how you give money away; it's about the way you make money -- about the culture and the values that inform your operating practices.

There Will Be No Billion Dollar Bracket

AP | DOUG FEINBERG | Posted 05.21.2014 | Sports

The billion dollar dream is over. A second day of upsets ended any chance of someone having a perfect NCAA tournament bracket in Warren Buffet's $1 b...

Busted Brackets Mean Warren Buffet Is Still Rich (And You're Not)

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 03.21.2014 | Sports

Welcome back to an alumni-packed edition of BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for your offbeat NCAA tournament needs. Today, we explain why W...

Still Kicking at 88

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Fifty
Trish Vradenburg

If Alzheimer's were cured, people would simply age, rather than disappear into the unforgiving vortex of the disease.

Madness of College Athletics Extends Well Beyond March

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

This is a terrific time of year for fans of college sports as March Madness takes center stage. But big money, national fame and institutional pride too often overwhelm the best intentions of educators.

Imagine Warren Buffett and/or Charlie Munger on Your Nonprofit Board

Eugene Fram | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Buffet and Munger, close partners for 54 years are sometimes described as 'being joined at the hip.' Two Stanford professors have developed an analysis of Munger's comments on good corporate governance.

What's the Best Way to Give Back?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Paul Mashegoane

Today giving is a matter of status, a way to run away from excessive tax, to look good in public, and yes, a few genuine motives to make a positive im...

Warren Buffett Offers Wisdom In Annual Letter

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investors eagerly await Warren Buffett's letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders each year for its plain-spoken insight in...

Warren Buffett Says What Wall Street Doesn't Want You To Hear

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business

Wall Street should really hate Warren Buffett. America's cuddliest billionaire is always treated like a rock star on CNBC or Wall Street or whereve...

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

The New App a Secret Agent Would Love

Nir Eyal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Nir Eyal

A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.

Why Warren Buffett Didn't Buy The Washington Post

AP | By JOSH FUNK | Posted 12.23.2013 | Media

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he didn't buy the Washington Post because he didn't want it to be a burden on his company or family....

The Yin and Yang of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Fundraising

Shar McBee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shar McBee

Whatever you think of Peter Buffett's theories, at least he's engaged in looking for solutions. He's not patting himself on the back. He's willing to look at both the yin and the yang of philanthropy. I admire that Buffett doesn't profess to have the answers.

A Global Faculty - Co-evolutionary Teachers Collaborating With Evolutionary Technologies

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Fifth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "A teacher affects eternity; {they} can never tell where {their} influence stops." -- Henry Adams ...

The App of God: Getting 100 Million Downloads Is More Psychology Than Miracles

Nir Eyal | Posted 10.19.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

How did YouVersion come to so dominate the digital word of God? It turns out there is much more behind the app's success than missionary zeal.

Students Will Give Away Buffett's Money

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.14.2013 | College

OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to...

The Curse of the Network Effect

Nir Eyal | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Ethan Stock lived the Silicon Valley dream. He had recently sold his company to eBay and emanated the tanned skin and relaxed composure you'd expect of someone who just cashed a big corporate check. But I was surprised by what he said next. "Mediocrity is worse than failure, you know?"

These Lucky Entrepreneurs Will Pitch Their Best Idea To A Legend

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.20.2013 | Small Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Meeting Warren Buffett was exciting, but 10-year-old Matthew Meyer said winning $5,000 and 10 shares of stock in Buffett's company...

WATCH: The United States of Inequality

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Inequality in America is now at the greatest level in modern history and shows no signs of abating. Corporate profits are at record highs. But have those companies invested that in new jobs? No. Did they at least give their workers a bump in pay? Hardly.

13 Favorite Startup Quotes -- From Tony Hsieh to Field of Dreams

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.03.2013 | Small Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

What's your favorite startup quote of all time? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs.

Warren Buffett: Jamie Dimon Is Best Person For Treasury Secretary

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

If you liked Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary, then you're going to absolutely love Jamie Dimon in the role, according to Warren Buffett. Last ni...