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Kaiser Permanente Is Failing Its Mental Health Patients

In September, after more than a year of stonewalling its patients and employees, Kaiser Permanente finally paid a $4-million fine levied against it by state regulators because of the HMO's chronic, illegal, and too often tragic failures...Show More Summary

Scaling Up: What It Takes to Create Responsible Practices on a Global Scale

The complexity -- and potential for good -- of global reach. Companies that are the largest in their industry, such as Unilever or Nike, face a unique challenge each time they make a move in sustainability. Should they use their scale...Show More Summary

Why Humble, Empathic Business Leaders Are More Successful

It's increasingly evident that business leaders who are capable of experiencing and demonstrating empathy, compassion, and humility have greater success. Research as well as direct business experience confirms this. One recent example is a study of 1500 leaders and their employees. Show More Summary

The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons

The following post is an excerpt from The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons (Wiley) by Vicky Ward published this week. Chapter 9: Donald's "Force Majeure" "Pardon me if I get a little emotional. Show More Summary

Hilton Foundation Invests $12 Million to End Homelessness

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is receiving well-deserved attention and accolades for its $12 million investment in efforts to increase the supply of supportive housing throughout Los Angeles County, California, helping thousands of long-term, chronically homeless people transition from homelessness and build new lives. Show More Summary

A Handshake and a Drink in a Digital World

If you are in business in the 21st century, you've heard from multiple sources that you need to have an optimized digital presence if you hope to succeed. This message may ring a little louder if you are an independent worker. But what...Show More Summary

Advanced Tax Strategy to Avoid State Income Taxes

While corporate tax inversions are getting all the press lately, there is another tax strategy - call it a "personal tax inversion" - that can help individuals avoid taxes. However, similar to corporate tax inversions, the personal version is becoming just as controversial. Show More Summary

Why Isaacson's Rewrite of Tech History Is So Timely

By Alison van Diggelen, Host of Fresh Dialogues Last Tuesday was the kind of evening when you just want to snuggle up with a good book and a warm mug of Earl Grey. But I rallied and zipped up my winter boots to go to Silicon Valley's geek mecca, The Computer History Museum. Show More Summary

One Man's Weakness Is Another Man's Strength

If we ask the people closest to us to name our unique qualities, we may or may not be surprised by what they say. The reason they adore us may be the very same reason others criticize us. What one person defines strength, another defines weakness. No one loves to admit weakness. Show More Summary

It's Not IQ Versus Emotional Intelligence

The CEO of one of the world's largest financial companies told me, "I hire the best and brightest - but I still get a Bell Curve for performance." Why aren't the smartest MBAs from top schools all highly successful on the job? The answer...Show More Summary

A Letter to Consumers, Travelers and Humans...

Dear fellow guests, shoppers, travelers, and customers in general, I hope you don't mind me mentioning this to you. I mean, you don't even know me, but I couldn't help but overhear your conversation, and I just felt compelled to speak up. Show More Summary

Authenticity And Reinvention -- Two Boomers Making An Impact In Encore Careers is preparing to honor social entrepreneurs and activists over 60 at next week's Encore 2014 Conference: Building an Encore Nation in Tempe, AZ. Through recognizing these Boomer pioneers, I believe we will begin to define a...Show More Summary

Belief: An Underutilized Tool

There are many life lessons taught every day, such as ways to deal with others, subject matter expertise, and learning basic survival skills. However, there isn't enough time allocated to teach individuals about the power of belief. This is surprising because belief is often a cornerstone of success. Show More Summary

Death by a Thousand Cuts

It is likely that you don't realize what your state and our nation have lost in economic terms and research productivity as a result of recent cuts in the federal budget and budget instability brought on by a failure of Congress to pass a budget in a timely manner. Show More Summary

Is the Digital Economy Still a Capitalist Economy?

This is the first of a series of excerpts from The Digital Economy, 20th Anniversary Edition by Don Tapscott, released October 24, 2014. Too bad the term "socialism" was appropriated by Karl Marx, because it would be an apt description of today's emerging social economy. Show More Summary

Tash Elwyn Thinks Like A Woman-How Raymond James Private Client Group Is Better For That

Woe is me - a lonely woman in financial services who's been known to use the Twitter hashtag #nolineintheladiesroom. Women (mostly in marketing and human resources roles) represent just over 40 % of the workforce in financial services and wealth management, but a lot less (Cerulli estimates 11%) in financial advisory roles. Show More Summary

Here Are America's Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE recently announced a group of 100 businesses selected for the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. According to ICIC research,...Show More Summary

Your Two Jobs as a Manager

Over the years I've ended up hiring and training a lot of people in their first jobs as a manager, and I always tell them they have two responsibilities: to set clear expectations and to reduce uncertainty for their teams. (I think this...Show More Summary

How NSA Spying, Google and Chlorinated Chickens Are Pitting Germans Against Americans -- And What to Do About It

These remarks are adapted from a talk at the Center for European Studies at Harvard on October 23. I see an increased nervousness in my country about America. Even though both our countries have an eagle on their coat of arms, people currently are focused on a different bird: the chicken. Show More Summary

Would You Live Life Differently If You Knew You Were Going to Die?

The other day, I started watching Breaking Bad. I realize I'm one of the last people on earth to see the ratings giant but I found one character fascinating. Walter White. Walt has an ordinary life. He works in a job below his pay scale and ability, has a social life that stinks, and spends most weekends at work or in the shopping mall. Show More Summary

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