Category: Leadership

China: Just as Desperate for Education Reform as the U.S.

China: Just as Desperate for Education Reform as the U.S.

While Americans often worry that hordes of Chinese engineers will eat their economic lunch, the Chinese look to the U.S. for the model of how to educate a 21st century workforce. This realization hit me...

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones

Truly great entrepreneurs aren’t satisfied with comfort. Pushing their own limits is how they get to greatness. Everyone has a so-called “comfort zone.” You know what I’m talking about: that mental space you live...

Don’t Call Dunkin’ Donuts a Donut Company

Don’t Call Dunkin’ Donuts a Donut Company

If Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous ad featuring Fred the Baker were made today, his catchphrase wouldn’t be “Time to make the donuts.” It’d be more like “Time to make the Hot Chocolate Coolattas and iced...

Philanthropists of the World: You’re Doing It Wrong!

Philanthropists of the World: You’re Doing It Wrong!

As baby boomers barrel into retirement in larger numbers with better health and more energy than any previous generation, philanthropy is getting a makeover. Boomers don’t want to give time at a soup kitchen;...

Congressmen File Bill To Regulate DVRs And Other Monitoring Devices

Congressmen File Bill To Regulate DVRs And Other Monitoring Devices

While we were in Los Angeles spending time with upcoming hardware and games, two United States Congressmen were at work filing a bill to protect Americans from prying electronic eyes. Massachusetts representative Mike Capuano...

Red Steel City: What China’s Oldest Steel Factory Says About the Nation’s Future

Red Steel City: What China’s Oldest Steel Factory Says About the Nation’s Future

If you want to understand the history of modern China, a good place to start is the Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corp., with headquarters in Wuhan, a centrally located city of 10 million...

Big Brother Is Watching You Swipe: The NSA’s Credit Card Data Grab

Big Brother Is Watching You Swipe: The NSA’s Credit Card Data Grab

The National Security Agency isn’t just snooping into phone and online communications. It also appears to be keeping a close eye on credit card transactions. Why? And what can they see? The presumed purpose of...

Externships: What They Are And Why They’re Important

Externships: What They Are And Why They’re Important

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the first known use of the term “externship” dates back to 1945. However—until recently—most students were entirely unfamiliar with the concept. And many people still don’t know what they are,...

The World’s Most Powerful Women 2013

The World’s Most Powerful Women 2013

Our annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. In roughly equal measure you’ll find next gen entrepreneurs and media mavens,...

Weak Financial Literacy Scores Threaten a Global Education Movement

Weak Financial Literacy Scores Threaten a Global Education Movement

The global movement to teach kids about money in school has produced little hard evidence that the effort is paying off. That doesn’t mean it’s all been a waste of time, or that we’ll...