The Glass Has Been Shattered

“I am not a Republican or a Democrat. I am a Canadian.” Those two simple statements have saved me from a lot of arguments over the past few months. Who are you voting for is one of the first questions people seem to ask these days. It is not that I don’t have opinions, I have them, but I have chosen to be somewhat quiet on the topic. Why? Because I have been practicing my listening. Also, as a Canadian I of course cannot vote here, and I fully respect that everyone has the right... Read more →

Is It Live or Is It an Enhanced Immersive Experience?

“Virtual Meetings Will Erase Face to Face” – Businessweek, January 2009 Interesting – I wonder what it predicted about their own longevity… But that is not the subject – live interaction is, and to that end I would like to share a recent experience. Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Democratic primary debate in New York’s Brooklyn Navy Yard, staged and “broadcast” by CNN…Thank you, Bill H!!! Some 800 people attended and represented, in my opinion,... Read more →

How our education system is leaving the most vulnerable children behind, in 9 charts

At a recent campaign event in Raleigh, North Carolina, Hillary Clinton underscored the need to break down all of the barriers that hold people back—including barriers to getting a world-class education. “Education should be a great door-opener, and yet we know it often doesn’t turn out that way,” she said. “Every child in this country deserves a good teacher in a good school—regardless of the ZIP code that you live in.” Right now, our education system is failing too many children.... Read more →

Business and Populism

Super Tuesday has come and gone and still business carries on as if nothing has happened in America. The Trump caravan continues to gather momentum, winning seven states. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton continues to move left in order to thwart opponent Bernie Sanders. Alan Murray, editor of Fortune magazine, was absolutely correct in his post on CEO Daily on Wednesday when he said,  “Donald Trump is prevailing by trampling all over the business agenda—free trade, more high-skilled immigration,... Read more →

The Supreme Court Cases Scalia’s Death Will Impact The Most

Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the strictest “strict constructionist” U.S. Supreme Court Justice, has died. His legacy will almost certainly be that in every decision he made or in which he participated, he tried his best to apply the constitution, as he believed the original drafters intended it to be applied.  He was very vocal about this.  Many of his detractors claimed that he needed to change with the times, that the constitution was outdated on certain issues.  But his saw it simply... Read more →

Is the Doctors visit becoming overrated or retro ?

The Jetsons were way ahead of us in the sixties-seventies: Belt conveyors, mobile phones, automatisch toothbrushes, videoconference, remote monitoring and delivering ‘meals’ in some kind of oven. The creators undoubtedly weren’t aware of their predictable competenses, just like the creators of Star Trek did not intended to be predicting, they wanted to be challenging by making great content for TV. Looking back it is astonishing how right they were in depicting a future where people would... Read more →

As Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Ends, Let’s Get Back To Work—Together

Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkTercek. As we mark the end of a six-week standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge, it’s important that we return our focus to finding collaborative ways to use and protect our country’s natural resources. Armed protesters seized Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in early January, citing grievances such as grazing restrictions on public lands and the prison sentences of... Read more →

Try These Tips If You Ever Struggle to Remember Someone’s Name

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” We got a huge response to episode 48, when we talked about the “Sunday Blues” or “Sunday Dreads.” Listeners suggested many thoughtful solutions for dealing with them. Try This at Home: Disguise the fact that you can’t remember something important about someone—such as that person’s name or job. We talk about a lot of strategies—and we’re asking for more! Better Than Before Habits Strategy: The Strategy... Read more →

Don’t shed a tear for Facebook Free Basics.

To all of you who think Facebook Free Basics was for the poor, and are somewhat sad that it was taken away, it’s not so. Here’s why. To access the internet, you need a device. And the cheapest one to access the net in India is a Rs. 2,000 or Rs. 3,000 phone. That’s about US$30 – US$45. This is the real hurdle. Facebook wasn’t giving away phones. The thing is, if someone can afford a Rs. 2,000 phone, it is probably not that difficult to afford a Rs. 28 (US$0.40) a month... Read more →

February 18 – 294th 1M/1M Mentoring Roundtable For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 294th FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST. If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat. You can learn more here and register to pitch or... Read more →
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