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Steve Zwick

Can Radical Transparency Change Agriculture and Slow Climate Change?

Steve Zwick | December 3, 2016 | Business
This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace. Kevin Rabinovitch stands straight and speaks in clear, clipped tones - more like a naval officer than a corporate quant - as, on the screen behind him, a daunting mass of threads and whorls illustrates the global flows of Brazilian soybeans...
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points [417] -- Turkey Leftovers

Chris Weigant | December 2, 2016 | Politics
So, has everyone had their fill of turkey leftovers? Well, taking a quick look at Donald Trump's cabinet choices should suffice anyone who still craves some leftover turkeys, if you know what we mean. The most amusing headline we've seen so far came from Trump's consideration of David Petraeus for...
Indrani Goradia

It Is A Big Deal, And It Happened to Me

Indrani Goradia | December 2, 2016 | Impact
The unusual topic of conversation seems to follow me. At business meetings, dinner parties, and coffee dates, people keep talking to me about their childhood abuse.
Great Work Cultures

Rethinking Values in the Workplace

Great Work Cultures | December 2, 2016 | Business
by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors In a recent global survey of more than 1,700 chief executive officers, researchers at IBM found that the CEOs identified empowering employees through values as an essential driver of high performance. When...
Tom Falco

I liked Li Honbo's work at Art Miami

Tom Falco | December 2, 2016 | Miami
It's Art Basel week in Miami, or Miami Art Week - the difference is that the "real" Basel is in the convention center in South Beach and the satellite shows all over the downtown and midtown, and Wynwood area, are Miami Art shows. I prefer the satellite shows, but as Wynwood and midtown Miami get more and more gentrified, many of the tented shows have moved around and they aren't all in a row on one street anymore. That hopefully will change next year, when a big part of the shows move to one location - the former Miami Herald site on Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami. Anyway, here are some things I saw at Miami Art Week, I always love Chinese artists Li Hongbo's paper sculptures you see in the video above. Amazing work. The hidden element of surprise of course, is the best part. And here is a collage of just a few things I noticed while wandering around.
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

Tips to Survive the Holidays for Divorced Parents

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson | December 2, 2016 | Divorce
Co-authored by Alan Plevy, Co-founding Principal at SmolenPlevy Divorce is difficult for children and their parents at any time of the year, but it can be particularly challenging during the holidays. There are a number of issues that can arise, including: coordinating...
Lisa Larter

The Best Twitter Strategies for Your Busines

Lisa Larter | December 2, 2016 | Business
Twitter is a really valuable tool, even before the technology the site ran on was working very well. Early adopters are faced with that - just like with Periscope now. Periscope is new; there are all kinds of little glitches that you just...
Merry Carole Powers

Protecting Our World: Bringing the Battle To The Boardroom

Merry Carole Powers | December 2, 2016 | Business
My uncle served on the front lines of Germany in World War II. And, like most heroes of his generation, he didn't talk much about it. But as the years passed, I was lucky enough to hear a few first hand experiences of that time in history. Usually over early...
Bisila Bokoko

Meet Begoña Alberdi, The Face of Modern-Day Opera

Bisila Bokoko | December 2, 2016 | Arts
Begoña Alberdi - photo courtesy of the artist Many consider opera to be old-fashioned, what are your views ? It's not unusual for people to think of opera as something decadent, old fashioned or anachronistic. The reality is...
Steven Shehori

Dogs Vs. Math

Steven Shehori | December 2, 2016 | Parents
Are you a parent? Are you thinking of getting a dog? I most definitely want one. A big one. I had one as a kid, then another as a young adult. Since then, it's been a 23-year dry spell. Much of this comes...
Molly Corbett Broad

Spurring Student Success Through Effective College Instruction

Molly Corbett Broad | December 2, 2016 | College
CO-AUTHORED BY WILLIAM D. HANSEN HANSEN PHOTO TO GO WITH MOLLY CORBETT BROAD PHOTO ALREADY ON SITE: BIO: William D. Hansen is president and chief executive officer of USA Funds, a nonprofit organization that supports Completion With a...
Ioannis Miaoulis

Science museums: Where anything is possible

Ioannis Miaoulis | December 2, 2016 | Education
Today, it's more important than ever that our young people develop the critical thinking skills needed to solve tough 21st century problems. In October, Michael Bloomberg gave the Museum of Science a $50 million gift. Calling the Museum, "the first teacher to have a profound impact" on his life, he...
Shannon Ullman

5 Ways That the "Sharing Economy" is Helping People Live Their Dream Lives

Shannon Ullman | December 2, 2016 | Business
You may have heard people tossing around the phrase "sharing economy" these days. Essentially an umbrella term to describe new age social and economic activity, the meanings of this phrase relate to online market places and people to people "sharing." While services relating to the sharing economy are proving to...
Jamai Blivin

Shift Happens - Job Ready Hire

Jamai Blivin | December 2, 2016 | Education
"Shift Happens" was the theme of the Close It Summit held in Dallas, Texas just a few weeks before the election, without knowledge that a big shift in leadership for our country was on its way. Companies gathered to look at new ways to hire talent, find talent, develop talent....
Gordon Starr

Twenty Years to Go. Getting older getting you down? Try flipping your aging paradigm.

Gordon Starr | December 2, 2016 | Business
On this crisp fall afternoon, I'm sitting at my desk in my Pacific Heights office, a converted A-frame studio condo at the top of a three-story Victorian, bathed in sunlight from windows on three sides. The flip chart behind me has scribbled notes from my earlier session with a group...
John Rampton

5 Legal Risks Freelancers Face

John Rampton | December 2, 2016 | Business
Becoming a freelancer who works from home might sound like a dream come true, especially if you are stuck in a 9-to-5 job you hate. Being a freelancer and working from home can be great. You can wear whatever you want and not have to worry about having a boss....
Gene Marks

How to Really Thank Your Employees

Gene Marks | December 2, 2016 | Business
At this time of the year -- every year -- we're told to be thankful. And, of course, we should. We should be thankful for the bounty we have, for the great country we live in, for our family, for our health, for Netflix and for free delivery, assuming you're...
Sezin Koehler

Good Girls Marry Doctors Anthology Unveils South Asian Women's Fraught Lives

Sezin Koehler | December 2, 2016 | Books
This review was first published at Wear Your Voice Magazine. Growing up South Asian American without any representation in film, television or even mainstream books, you become an expert at seeing yourself in the stories of other cultures and races...
Zorianna Kit

WATCH: Interview with Kate Beckinsale for "Love & Friendship"

Zorianna Kit | December 2, 2016 | Entertainment
This week the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The Jane Austen comedy Love & Friendship, received nominations for Best Costume Design, while the film's star, Kate Beckinsale, earned a Best Actress in a Comedy nod. I sat down with...
Randy Pennington

Your Greatest Competitive Advantage Today

Randy Pennington | December 2, 2016 | Business
There was a time when having a pretty good product or service in a market where you knew your customers and they knew you were all that it took to have a successful business. Today, a product or service that is only "pretty good" places you on a path toward...