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Youth and US Elections: About Way More than Just the Horserace

November 8, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, On US Election 2016Comments (0)

By Peter Levine and Abby Kiesa A lasting impact of electoral engagement can deepen the civic life of communities. New research suggests that being involved with others on solutions to social problems contributes to young people to flourishing and achieving their potential.   As Election Day 2016 drew closer, news and conversations about the election

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The Business of People: Effective Strategies to Drive Success in Global Business

October 11, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

By Sharon Schweitzer In this article, Sharon M. Schweitzer delves into the intricacies of the global marketplace. She shares an eight-point introduction in cultivating communication skills and developing self-awareness to gain the cultural intelligence to

Sharing Strikes Back: A New Era of Urban Commoning

October 5, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Duncan Mclaren And Julian Agyeman In this article, the authors offer three visions of modern sharing beyond that of the “sharing economy”: as a challenge to consumerism, as a revival of the ethos of the public sector, and as an inspiration for a

The Rise of Uber and the Sharing Economy

September 13, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital TransformationComments (1)

By Jared Meyer The sharing economy clearly benefits workers and consumers. So why does opposition to innovative business models persist? The answer: entrenched interests continue to use government to suppress competition. You might also like: World War 3.0 is

Olympic Creed Over Olympic Cost Overruns

August 16, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Olympics celebrate struggle for excellence, not costs. As more emerging economies are hosting Olympics, it is time to recall the Olympic Creed.   When Brazil won the right to host the Summer Games over six years ago, its economy was booming

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

March 25, 2016 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, In-depth, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (3)

By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and Achilles, proved their valor by killing Amazon queens. But were Amazons mere fantasy? Thanks to archaeology, we

We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

March 25, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Climate Change & Society, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race, ethnicity, and racism produces thinkers who challenge the status quo. White people think that this

Luxury Taxation, Good for Economic Development?

March 25, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Patrick Imam Developing countries are struggling to mobilise resources to finance social and infrastructural development. The author argues that one avenue is to tax luxury goods more heavily, which could simultaneously tackle inequality and spur

The Culture Map – Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across the World

February 4, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Erin Meyer Cultural differences lead to confusion, misunderstanding and needless conflict in the business world. In this article, Erin Meyer discusses the Culture Map, a first step into understanding a wider and richer array of work styles and how culture

Harvesting The Biosphere

February 4, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Climate Change & Society, World DevelopmentComments (3)

By Vaclav Smil Humanity has been harvesting an increasing share of the Earth’s photosynthetic productivity. This has already resulted in a new world where the two species – cattle and people – dominate in mass terms but further losses lie ahead. You