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My Decision to Move to Rural Zimbabwe – it Just Felt Right!

“What are you doing?” said Marianne Knuth’s friends. “You’re moving in the wrong direction – to Zimbabwe!?” They called her foolish for wanting to move to Southern Africa and start an educational program — Kufunda Learning Village. There was no guarantee of support, infrastructure or financial help to make it happen. The decision to move […]

13 Amazing Teenagers Who Became Self-made Entrepreneurs

You’d assume a teenagers life is just studying, video games and hanging out with friends — but not for these teenage tycoons. We took a look at some of the world’s top entrepreneurs born in the 2000s. Thinking of starting a business? Feel like you need more experience? Meet the 13 children below who will […]

Tutu and King: Two Kinds of Nonviolence

This article written by Charles Krauthammer originally appeared in his syndicated column on January 17, 1986, three days before the first national holiday honoring the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1987 Krauthammer won the Pulitzer prize for commentary and this was his winning entry: The accepted wisdom in South Africa, Lionel […]

What Can The Women of Iceland Teach us About Leadership?

“Women of Iceland” is the first book of a trilogy featuring intimate photographs and personal interviews with courageous women stepping first to shape the frontier of a changed world. There is clearly something happening with the women of Iceland. From her Viking history to the famous strike of 1975 and hosting the globe’s first democratically […]

How to Party With A Purpose This Holiday Season

Two years ago, Box, which helps businesses collaborate and manage content in the cloud, had a revelation about their holiday party. Sure, it was fun to dress up fancy, meet co-workers’ “plus ones,” and consume appetizers and cocktails, but was this really the best use of the company’s resources and their employees’ time? The top […]

How to Evolve a Workplace Culture

It seems that nearly every week someone, somewhere in the world, declares that they’re transforming. Indeed, the latest Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey shows that 44 percent of organizations aren’t just transforming, but they’re planning radical transformation. Yet, all too often — like British politicians and Brexit — they seem to have no idea what it means or how to […]

Know Your Rock Bottom: A Lesson in Self-Awareness

I remember my rock bottom. I was standing outside an old church in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The church was locked. It was the middle of the winter, it was cold, and snow was on the ground. I paced slowly to keep warm, and my weathered North Face jacket did its best to keep the […]

Amazing Portraits: 7 Days of Garbage

Californian photographer Gregg Segal tells carefully constructed stories that have a story teller’s sense of theme, irony and a penchant for drama. His ongoing project, 7 Days Of Garbage, shows ordinary people with their seven days worth of waste. He shared his thinking on the project with us. The seeds for this project have been germinating […]

How to Build Unity When Speaking to a Diverse Audience

SPEAKING WITH IMPACTEach week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. This week, Mark Percy, President, and CEO of CLA Orange County, asks: “Collaboration is essential to get anything done these days. How can you authentically connect to your audience to help further this goal?” […]

Alexa Is Stealing Your Job: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead

Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence is alive and well in your workplace and personal life. That customer service agent who helped you book an oil change for your car? She was probably a chatbot. That email you received about hotels in New Orleans? It appeared because last night, you and your partner […]

7 Cities Winning on Climate Change

From electric buses to pollution-sucking gardens, cities around the world are experimenting with ways to ensure global climate goals are met. From electric buses to pollution-sucking urban gardens, cities around the world are experimenting with ways to ensure global climate goals are met, as they account for about three-quarters of planet-warming emissions, according to the […]

Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2019

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. The prize is also meant to recognise all the stakeholders […]

3 Key Leadership and Innovation Lessons From Airbnb

Business success is easy; you just have to meet your customers’ needs more effectively and consistently than your competition. At least that’s the idea. In reality, meeting customers’ needs is far from easy. The challenge starts with understanding what customers actually want and need, then taking it a step further to anticipate unmet, unstated needs. […]

How to Lead in the New Relationship Economy

Even in the digital age of high tech and low touch, customers still seek genuine caring and personal attention. In fact, the disruptive force happening today in business is relationship building. Here’s how to attain meaningful, lasting relationships.  One of my biggest pet peeves as a business owner is when I meet a customer who […]

Over 500 Climate Strikes Planned in the US and 117 Countries Worldwide

The September 20th climate strikes, that will continue for the duration of next week, have already seen 2,500 strikes registered globally and over 500 strikes taking place across the U.S.  The Youth Climate Strike Coalition in the U.S. issued a set of policy demands calling for a just transition to 100% renewables by 2030, a halt to […]

A Successful Executive Team Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

A successful executive team is often more — or less — than the apparent sum of its parts. Put yourself in a CEO’s chair for a moment. You have an opportunity to select the members of your top leadership team from a neat pile of resumes. You scan each one, noting their experience, their accomplishments, […]

The Key to Better Decision-Making. Hint: Rein in the Rushing

In today’s high velocity, always-on business environment, business leaders are expected to make rapid decisions, work at breakneck pace and achieve exceptional results — all without losing a beat. Decisiveness is an essential leadership trait. But hasty decision-making while moving too quickly is bound to lead to mistakes. Repeated mistakes. Costly mistakes. Preventable mistakes.  Business […]

Why Leaders Need to “Go Organic” in Their Communications

In many organizations, the amount of attention given to anything new coming from the CEOs office is inversely proportional to how much employees hear the same old acronyms, jargon, esoteric terms and cliched aspirational language. For example, consider the verb “strive,” which practically no one uses in day-to-day conversation. In reality, low-hype, high-substance communication using […]

5 Ways to Transform Investment Risk Into Reward

In the 2018 documentary Free Solo, professional rock climber Alex Honnold does something you wouldn’t expect. He gets his brain scanned. Neuroscientists wanted to learn why he didn’t fear his upcoming quest: an immensely dangerous, 3,000-foot free solo climb of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park’s famed granite monolith. The result? It turns out Honnold is completely […]

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is Done. What Still Needs to Change?

Jean Williams is a Professor of Sport at the University of Woverhampton in the United Kingdom. She knows more than most about women’s sports history and has some thoughtful and controversial ideas around the past, present and future of this pastime. She spoke with Nancy Kapitanoff about the evolution of women’s sports, and how individuals, companies and organizations […]

4 Authentic Leadership Traits that Build Trust

How do we describe authentic leadership, and how does it lend itself to building trust with your peers and your staff?  Actually, authenticity has many facets, but primarily, it comes down to being genuine. If a leader is genuine, people know what to expect, and the opportunity to build trust begins. Trust is built through […]

Earth’s Call. Are you Listening?

“It is time for less ego and more eco to help our troubled earth!” That was the primary message expressed by climate scientists, youth activists, indigenous leaders, and philanthropists brought to Aspen, Colorado in May by Earth’s Call to explore bold solutions to the climate crisis. Patti LaBelle was among those who raised decibel levels […]

UN Secretary-General’s Message for World Refugee Day

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Refugee Day, observed on 20 June: On World Refugee Day, my thoughts are with the more than 70 million women, children and men — refugees and internally displaced persons — who have been forced to flee war, conflict and persecution.  This is an astonishing number — twice what […]

What Power Really Means to an Entrepreneur

How does an entrepreneur increase their power? If you believe, as some do, that power is all about title, position, authority, control, and supremacy, you’ll find it a challenge. Entrepreneurs can give themselves any title or position they want. They have complete authority to do whatever they want whenever they want, and they have ultimate […]

3 Ways to Improve Your Innovation Power

In this day and age with accelerating technological development and convergence of industries, all forward-looking organizations must find ways to improve their innovation power. In order to do this, organizations need to thoroughly understand their “immune systems.” Just as the body’s immune system operates to keep the body healthy and stable, the organization’s immune system […]

4 Lessons From an Impact Investor

Wall Street is often the source of inspiration for investment professionals. But Gerhard Pries took a different path. It was on the streets of Calcutta working with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity that he found a deeper motivation that has led him to the pinnacle of impact investing. Pries is the Managing Partner of Sarona […]

The Anti-CEO Playbook

Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past — and shares his vision for a new, “anti-CEO playbook” that prioritizes people over profits. “This is the […]

How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Employees who work too hard are less productive and more unhappy. Sacrifice and hard work: The theme of every entrepreneur’s success story. The sleepless nights, lack of free time, and financial commitments are all worth it to see your company come to life. In fact, in the business world, these sacrifices have become somewhat of […]

What Reagan and The Queen Learned About Podium Speeches

SPEAKING WITH IMPACT Each week, speech coach and leadership mentor James Rosebush will answer a question on how to improve your public speaking. Ben Press, a Television and Film Producer from Los Angeles, asks: “When speaking at a podium, is it an effective tool to move aside and speak more face-to-face with the audience or […]

3 Tips to Prevent Entrepreneurs Failing in The First Year

Someone once said, “The richest place in the world is the graveyard.” While this may be true, the statement has a macabre overtone. To rephrase more positively: “The richest place in the world is the human mind.”  The two maxims make the same point — we all dream up great ideas that have the potential […]

Buzz Aldrin Wants Us to Dream Like it’s 1969

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, The Second Man To Walk on The Moon, is Now Aiming For Mars. He reckons we need the big thinking of the 1960s to push beyond our current limits.  I’m backstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York, being ushered towards a meeting with a man who walked on the moon. […]

Fear-Based Leadership Is Bad Business. Try These 4 Steps Instead

As a leader, you may be tempted to stoke people’s fear when they aren’t getting things done. Maybe this was the approach your bosses used on you. But if you aim to build people’s courage—to rise to the occasion, conquer new tasks, and embrace challenges—you won’t get there by putting fear inside them. You’ll get […]

Stedman Graham: Why I Care so Much About Leadership

For more than 30 years, I have been writing books, teaching in colleges, working in communities, leading non-profits and speaking at workshops throughout the world. In all that time, I have come to know one thing: leadership is everything. The needs of the 21st century cannot be met by followers. The world is changing at warp speed, […]

3 Decisions That Will Define Your Life

It’s been 28 years since Julie Farkas and Seth Goldman made one of the most important decisions of their lives; to marry each other. In time, they chose careers they loved that were fulfilling: Julie creating and running programs focused on economic and racial equity and Seth as a social entrepreneur, both agreeing to take […]

The $7 Trillion Business Opportunity That Nobody is Talking About

“Well, we ran the numbers, and our bottom line is great: we’ve got a steady stream of sales. However, there’s an untapped market segment worth $7 trillion that we’ve decided to ignore, and will continue to ignore because it seems a little too challenging,” said no business leader ever. But then again, don’t we unconsciously […]

Indigenous Heroes: Ancient Wisdom From Guardians of The Earth

Every two years, the UN Development Program (UNDP) Equator Initiative awards the prestigious and highly competitive Equator Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding community initiatives from across the planet advancing innovative models for tackling poverty, environment, and climate challenges. Solutions are as diverse as the development challenges they face. What unites them is that each shows […]

How Deval Patrick Shaped A Life Worth Living

Deval Patrick has been successful in the world of business, government and non-profits. In a recent conversation, I was curious to learn what leadership lesson he had taken away from each. Emerging from a childhood in a Chicago tenement to graduating from Harvard Law School, and serving as Governor of Massachusetts, his journey has been […]

How To Build A Socially Conscious Business

Welcome to the world of the purpose economy, where employees and consumers alike search for relationships that are meaningful beyond a paycheck or a purchase. In today’s world, companies of all sizes are being asked to proactively “do good.” They aren’t being forced to this end by the government or lawyers. No, companies are being pushed […]

5 Lessons for Following a Legendary Leader like Walt Disney

No doubt Walt Disney left an indelible stamp on his company. But after his death, a succession of great and capable leaders kept the organization moving forward. Among them is recently departed Ron Miller, who may not have been the flashiest CEO, but carried the Disney company into the future by taking his own approach. […]

16-year-old Girl Inspires Climate Strikes Across The World

Thousands of students in 105 countries are skipping class today. They’re concerned about something more pressing than good grades and perfect attendance – the future of our planet. Scandinavian teenager, turned environmental activist, Greta Thunberg, decided to take a stand last year, noting that by the time she is an adult, the state of our […]

How to Lead a Divided America

The challenges facing the current U.S. president and congress is unlike anything in living memory. In case you haven’t noticed, the citizens of America are angry, and our patience with the dysfunction and corruption in Washington DC has run out. This election campaign in 2016 may have been a warning shot over your bow, your […]

5 Emotional Connections Critical For Your Success

Despite all the focus on engagement tools to better motivate employees, evidence shows they fail to spark a real sense of belonging. Although 87 percent of organizations listed engagement as a top priority in a recent study, a mere 15 percent of employees report actually feeling engaged in the workplace. For employees to perform at […]

Two Types of Leadership And How To Use Both

Conventional wisdom says there are two kinds of leaders. Transactional leaders solve immediate problems: they make expedient deals, please people and keep the enterprise moving. But they falter at complex problems where the solutions are uncertain and the parameters are murky. For that, you need strategic leaders: people who can transcend limits and achieve extraordinary […]

Wise Guy – 5 Life Lessons From Guy Kawasaki

Over the course of my lifetime, apart from episodic deviations for cars, I had two primary goals: first, to raise four kids who are joyful, productive, and socially responsible; second, to empower people to change the world. Here are the experiences that led me to these goals. 1. Honor Counts Back in the late 1980s, […]

Patagonia Uses Trump’s $10 million Tax Cut to Help Save The Planet

In December 2017, President Trump announced “an incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans” after his allies in the GOP Congress approved a tax cut package in record time. This past Christmas, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario (above) decided to give their $10 million in unplanned cash back – to the planet. “Our home planet needs it […]

9 Cities With The Biggest Risks – And The Biggest Business Opportunities!

Deathly air pollution and slums are two of many challenges cities struggle with globally. Danish sustainable research company  Sustainia has compiled a list of nine cities with the biggest risks, and shows that beneath these risks lie a number of market opportunities. Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is sinking. Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, urgently lacks 17 […]

CEO Confidence in Growth Dips But It’s Not All Gloom

What a difference a year makes. Nearly 30% of business leaders believe that global economic growth will decline in the next 12 months, approximately six times the level of 5% last year – a record jump in pessimism.   This is one of the key findings of PwC’s 22nd annual survey of 1,300 plus CEOs […]

8 Characteristics of Disruptive Leaders

“Disruptive leaders like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have transformed companies, industries and entire societies while generating incredible wealth for themselves, their investors, their employees, as well as millions of other people,” says business disruption author John Furth. Furth takes the lessons these and other great disruptors have learned and turns them into practical exercises, tools and techniques to help […]

8 Leadership Trends For 2019

Leaders come in different shapes and sizes. They may subscribe to a single style of leadership or a combination of the best practices in people management. Whatever the case, one thing that you have to consider as a team lead, manager or officer of your company is how your leadership principles are influencing the people […]

How to Lead Like a Champion

World-renowned fashion photographer, Nigel Barker, has shot a series of iconic portraits of 16 world-class athletes to help raise money and awareness for nonprofit Laureus Sport for Good USA. The “Spirit of Champions Collection” captures the joy, beauty and power of sport as embodied by these amazing athletes. What can aspiring leaders learn from their […]

3 Ways Neuroscience Can Help You Build a Powerful Team

The NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI) is a leading global research organization and a pioneer of bringing neuroscience to leadership. NLI advocates “using hard science to transform leadership effectiveness.” In my words, they make organizations more powerful. Neuroscience can help you build a powerful team, too. Listening to Joe Wittinghill, GM Talent, Learning and Insights at Microsoft will give you […]

Gillette’s Brave Message Lacks Action. Here’s How They Can do More

The “shiny red object” in marketing these days is “adver-activism.” This development is inspiring creatives around the world to consider social issues central to their campaigns. While exciting that advertising agencies are convincing clients to jump into the often-roiling waters of hotly-debated social issues, the new Gillette ad (or “short film,” according to the brand) […]

The Real Leaders 100 Top Impact Companies 2019

Business can be a force for good and here’s the proof: 100 companies that are growing by doing good. The Real Leaders 100 Top Impact Companies, in collaboration with Big Path Capital and B Lab, is the first ranking of positive impact companies. The Awards rank the top companies applying capitalism for greater profit and […]

25 Immigrants And Refugees Who Made The World Great

Contrary to common political rhetoric, immigration does not represent a zero-sum game in which jobs, services, and resources consumed by immigrants result in fewer resources for taxpayers and working-class citizens. It’s a fact that immigrants open businesses at higher rates than their U.S.-born counterparts do; many bring large amounts of capital to invest in the […]

Nasdaq Iceland Welcomes First Green Bond Issuer

Nasdaq Iceland has welcomed the City of Reykjavik as its first green bond issuer on the Exchange’s sustainable bond market. The bond was issued on 17 December and is sized at ISK 4.1 billion with a maturity of 30 years. Reykjavik intends to issue further bonds in the bond class in the coming years and […]

From Coffee to Funerals, Ethical Firms Boom in The UK

From coffee beans helping poor farmers to affordable funeral services, British businesses that have a social impact have ballooned across a range of sectors, according to the top industry body as it unveiled the winners of its annual awards. The number of social enterprises in Britain has jumped to 100,000 from 70,000 last year, according […]

4 Things Overlooked During Culture Transformation

Every organization has its own culture, which should be a reflection of what is important to the company and what is necessary for it to succeed in the marketplace. In order to maintain this culture, it may be at times necessary to transform certain areas by changing behavior or implementing new behaviors to better reflect […]

The Difference Between Loneliness and Solitude as a Leader

A leader is never alone, but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel isolated. For some, loneliness and solitude are the essence of leadership, but sometimes loneliness can be the heavy, emotional opposite of solitude. The ability to exploit a period of solitude for your benefit is considered a meta-skill because it’s a prerequisite for developing […]

How to be an Effective Entrepreneurial Leader

An important aspect of entrepreneurship is leadership. Regardless of an entrepreneur’s role as the driving force of a company, they eventually need to incorporate others to help grow and drive their vision. Effective leadership is more than just providing motivation for employees to carry out the vision of the company; it also involves working on […]

Genshai Leadership: How to Give, Live And Master

Genshai is an ancient word that means “Never treat another person in a manner that would make them feel small – including yourself.” You are the gift. You are the meaning in your life, and an element of that meaning in the lives of many others. So often too many of us feel selfish if we focus […]

Timberland’s New Creative Director Underscores Remade, Reduced, Recycled

Timberland, known worldwide for its iconic yellow boot and passion for the outdoors, has announced a partnership with British designer Christopher Raeburn, who will serve as Global Creative Director for the brand. Raeburn owns a label of the same name, which is synonymous with responsible, intelligent fashion design. Raeburn will be a key stakeholder in developing […]

Can Capitalists Save the World and Keep Their Toys?

Anand Giridharadas’ new book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, examines the mindset of an apparently liberal elite, whose attempts to help the underserved are deeply conservative, because it seems that these attempts do more to protect the status quo than to change it. “Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained […]

13-Year-Old Develops Cancer Treatment

Discovery Education and 3M have named 13-year-old Rishab Jain (above) the winner of the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for creating an algorithm to make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective. Jain’s algorithm uses artificial intelligence to accurately locate and track the pancreas in real-time during MRI radiotherapy. If you like this, subscribe here for more […]

The Nobel Peace Prize 2018. A Nod to #MeToo?

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. This years Nobel Peace Prize is intended to send the message that “women, who constitute half of the population, […]

How to Awaken Your Inner Mandela

Anne Pratt is both fascinated and excited about the mysterious ingredients that make up a great leader. It began as a young child aged seven when her mother spent time with her at the Kwa-Zulu Natal Nqutu mission hospital run by two mission doctors near Durban, South Africa and culminated in a meeting with Nelson […]

Historic Opioid Legislation Passed

On 28 September the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic, comprehensive legislation in a vote of 393-8 that creates new resources and better policies to help the millions of patients and families impacted by substance use disorder. Now that both Chambers have approved the final version, the package will be sent to the President’s desk […]

7 Ways To Build A Business And Still Have A Life

In the 17 years it took me to build Pacific Direct into a multimillion dollar business, I drove myself very hard. From the day I started, at 23, a second sense told me I had to keep myself in peak fitness to succeed. My trainers and my swimming costume were always packed and ready to go. I […]

How First Ladies are Becoming Model Citizens

She enlisted style to fight for social causes and invited First Ladies from around to network with top luxury brands. Evie Evangelou has combined runway glamor with sustainable fashion and celebrity names. What do 55 impeccably dressed First Ladies from around the world have in common? Fashion, of course. When did you last see a shabbily-dressed First Lady? Each year, the […]

Big Tech And The Social Contract

The Age of Enlightenment gave us the notion of the “Social Contract” and governing mandates based on collective self-interest not divine right or brute force. With large tech companies now standing shoulder to shoulder with government in terms of influence and power, we need a new social contract – one that can reconcile how powerful […]

Cape Town Looks to Apartheid’s Legacy to Curb Climate Change

The outgoing mayor of Cape Town, known for averting a near catastrophic water shortage, said she hopes to leave office on the heels of another victory in the fight against climate change – slashing greenhouse emissions from transportation. Patricia de Lille said South Africa’s second-largest city could reduce its greenhouse gas footprint by building homes […]

30 Characteristics of Future Leaders

Leadership is inherently viewed as positive and good. The reality, of course, is something quite different. There are good leaders and there are bad leaders, male and female. There are those who believe that any action by leaders is better than no action at all. This is wishful thinking and absolute nonsense. If leaders make bad decisions, those […]

3 Lessons All New Leaders Should Learn

Becoming a new leader in a small or new business is not like becoming a new officer in the military. Have you ever attended a military promotion ceremony? If you haven’t, the ceremonies go something like this. Like all formal occasions, you get a formal invite. Then on the special day you walk into a […]

5 Steps to Take The Global Goals to The Heart of Your Business

Alexandra Britton of positive impact consultancy Palladium says firms should focus on creating value in their core business if they want to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s inevitable. A few times a week, I come across new statistics supporting the fact that for companies to remain competitive, they must pay […]

7 Leadership Trends for 2019

Questions on how to better manage human capital have topped leadership conversations around the world for a very long time. In an increasingly crazy world, the one word you should keep in mind as you start your planning for next year is simplicity. Here are seven emerging leadership trends for 2019. 1) Keep it simple […]

Fabien Cousteau: Leading Like Our Lives Depend on it

By the time Fabien Cousteau had assumed the self-bestowed title of guardian of the oceans, from his father Jean-Michel and grandfather Jacques, he felt no pressure to continue the family legacy – it was already something he wanted to do. Growing up in a somewhat unusual family and experiencing firsthand the thrill of discovery and […]

Should Your Workplace Ban Meat?

If everyone became vegetarian by 2050, food-related emissions would drop by about 60 percent. Office-sharing company WeWork, which operates in 22 countries, is going meat-free and will ban its 6,000 staff from expensing meals containing meat in a bid to “leave a better world for future generations”. If you like this, subscribe here for more stories that Inspire […]

The 10 Most Dangerous Countries For Women

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was being done to address the overall risks faced […]

70 Years Later, a Classified Ad Still Changing Lives

Ann Greenberg could never have imagined the impact of the two-line classified ad she placed on July 9, 1948, in the New York Post. It literally changed lives. Greenberg, whose son Jerry had developmental delays, placed the ad which read: “To mothers of retarded children, ages, 4-8: Are you interested in helping to start a day […]

The Barcelona Restaurant That Tells Refugee Tales

Tucked away in a mediaeval Spanish square, an unconventional restaurant is training refugees and telling their stories, hoping to change the lives of migrants and how people see them. Espai Mescladis is both a restaurant and culinary school – and part publishing house. It trains migrants from as far afield as Venezuela, Senegal and Pakistan […]

Angel Tank, The ‘Shark Tank’ for Purpose-Driven Investors Announces First Winners

New event draws a talented pool of social entrepreneurs and top Bay Area venture investors at SEED 2018 Real Leaders, the world’s first sustainable business and leadership magazine, and ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm that increases the flow of capital into investments delivering financial, social and environmental returns, have announced the winners of Angel […]

The 8 Cybersecurity Trends of 2018

How can businesses better protect themselves from the increasing volume and complexity of cyberattacks while preparing for the opportunities of automation and digitalization of industries? A new report by global company TÜV Rheinland, a company that tackles  challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology and the environment, aims to sheds some light on these […]

How to Profit From Open Innovation

Any conversation on business competitiveness begins and ends with a discussion on innovation, a practice defined as “the fusion of invention and commercialization” by Ken Morse, founder of MIT’s Entrepreneurship Center and a leader of ESADE’s Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship programme.  There are three general types of innovation – incremental, radical and open. Of the […]

Elevating Humanity Through Business Just Got Real

Conscious Capitalism cofounder and chairman emeritus Raj Sisodia, had just given a presentation at the Lead with Love Leadership Summit in Aspen, Colorado, when a woman approached him. “You and Larry Fink need to meet,” she said before setting the meeting in motion. Just days before the meeting, Fink, cofounder and CEO of the BlackRock […]

How to Build a Business and Still Have a Life

In the 17 years it took me to build Pacific Direct into a multimillion dollar business, I drove myself very hard. From the day I started, at 23, a second sense told me I had to keep myself in peak fitness to succeed. My trainers and my swimming costume were always packed and ready to go. I […]

Pope Francis Puts His Faith in Electric Racing Cars

His Holiness Pope Francis welcomed Formula E drivers to the Eternal City for the first-ever E-Prix in Rome on April 14. Pope Francis welcomed the drivers competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to his residence in Santa Marta ahead of the first-ever E-Prix on the streets of Rome. Alongside Founder & CEO of […]

Volvo Premiers First All-Electric Truck

Hot on the heels of Tesla, Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use – the Volvo FL Electric. Mainly targeted at urban areas, it’s ideally suited to cargo transport at night and early mornings, due to its low noise output. “We’re immensely proud to present the first in a range of fully electrically-powered Volvo trucks ready for regular traffic. […]