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The Concept of Economic Development: A Preamble

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What do we mean when we speak of economic development or, by extension, of economic growth? Do we have a clear idea, or are they just buzzwords we tend to parrot now and then since they’ve become a part of everyday economic jargon? Read More »

Book Review: ‘My Mother, My Mentor,’ by Pamela F. Lenehan


Children of working mothers are thriving and beautifully positioned for adulthood, according to a new book by former Wall Street executive Pamela F. Lenehan in "My Mother, My Mentor" which shows that integrating career and family benefits kids — and in some surprising ways. Read More »

Tiquipaya II, People’s World Conference on Climate Change 2015

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When was the last time you got to attend a brainstorming session with the president of a country? Read More »

What are U.S. Marines Doing in Peru?

Huge march in Lima protesting US marines in Peru. Photo: teleSUR / Rael Mora

Will U.S. news soon be filled with stories comparing the Shining Path to Isis, as an excuse to wage war in the land of Machu Picchu? Read More »

Language Matters in Life and Business: Impulse Control When You Shop

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Don't let marketing buzzwords and scarcity messaging urge you into impulse purchases this holiday season. Read More »

The Tooth Fairy Is Cutting Back – The Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth


Something is rotten in the state of Fairyland, and we must all rise up and demand that the Tooth Fairy be fair to all kids. Is that tooth much to ask? Read More »

SXSW V2V: Warning – You’re Losing Money by Not Being a Cultural Architect

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“The secret to great service brands, like Starbucks, Nordstrom and Nespresso, is that they inspire the customer experience through their teams,” said SGEi president Shane Green. It’s mindset and behaviors. These create a reputation. In today’s social media-focused environment your reputation is your brand. How you do things is how people will see you in the marketplace.” Read More »

SXSW V2V: Growth Hacking in 10 Easy Steps

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“Grow fast or die slow,” was the quote from growth mentor Samir Patel (@meetsamir) that Vincent Dignan used to set the tone for his presentation, “Growth Hacking Live: Boost Your Startup in Realtime.” Dignan spoke to a room overflowing with startup entrepreneurs at SXSW V2V, a four-day (July 19-22) educational event in Las Vegas. He knows that quote is true. ... Read More »

Opening Job Opportunities For People With Criminal Records

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As the prison reform movement picks up with changes in federal sentencing guidelines, more ex-offenders will transition to their communities looking for a job. Ban-The-Box is the best grassroots model today. Read More »

4 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Blog Even If You Don’t Have a Website Now

Blogs influence buying decisions and allow you to establish yourself as an expert, which can lead to a wider network of professional resources and can make it easier for customers and potential customers to give you valuable feedback on your product or service offerings. Read More »