The way Utah is addressing the homeless issue caught the attention of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. It’s helping shed light on an important issue while also making people laugh. It all started with the many housing units set up to help get homeless off the street. It’s a program called Housing First, and it’s working so well, the state says it has decreased homelessness by 72 percent since 2005. Now, even more people are hearing about its success, thanks to the popular show.
Shouldn’t it be a trade violation to threaten to move someone’s job to another country? Shouldn’t we negotiate trade agreements that increase people’s wages on both sides of a trade border? These are the kinds of agreements we would make if We the People were negotiating trade agreements with representatives of the working people in other countries. Unfortunately that is not the kind of trade agreements that our current trade negotiation process produces.
Few people have changed this world to the magnitude that Walt Disney has. He proves that circumstance and education do not dictate what you can become. His life lessons serve as excellent reminders for entrepreneurs.
If you count yourself amongst those who are unhappy in their job—or at least have that occasional niggling feeling that your work and self are out of alignment—how are you supposed to go about finding a meaningful career? What does it take to overcome the fear of change and negotiate the labyrinth of choices, especially in tough economic times?
We’ve all heard of restaurants getting great “word of mouth,” but Signs is getting great “word of hand.” All the waiters employed by Signs are deaf and happily teaching enthusiastic customers how to learn their language. The menu is in both english and sign language, with well-designed diagrams that show it’s patrons how to order their food with sign language.
Workers seem more and more stressed every day.
Technology has created expectation of an immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Short-term thinking and planning based on the focus of quarterly stock reports has increased the sense of importance for every project. We feel everything is an urgent priority needing instant attention.
The “doing more with less” mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.
You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities. Upon waking up, these significantly successful professionals don’t immediately check their email – they make it a point to claim the early hours of the day as their “me” time. After all, these extraordinary people believe that if their priority needs to be done, then it has to be done first. What do highly successful entrepreneurs and executives do upon waking up in the morning? Here are ten of them:
If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.
In this interview hosted by Marie Forleo, Dr. Ned Hallowell, a leading authority in the field of ADHD, shows you how to focus, prioritize, and maximize your energy to be more productive. Here are five things he recommends…
An offshoot group of Occupy Wall Street, the Rolling Jubilee, made a historic achievement as the collective bought and abolished nearly $4 million in debt owed by thousands of students.
Longtime best friends will work to transform the abandoned six-story coal-fired Moran power plant on Burlington’s Lake Champlain waterfront from a derelict environmental mess into a landmark of ecological adaptive reuse.
If all the people around you achieve more than you, then life will be good. It doesn’t matter if they are employees, investors, friends, spouses. If you just focus on this one principle in all of your actions then you are a leader. Today: figure out how the people around you can have a successful day.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Phil Soran, a serial entrepreneur, shares his secret for going B to B (Basement to Billions) in his TEDxFargo talk. Phil started two successful technology companies in his Minnesota basement and attributes the success to creating a special company culture called Positive Aggressive. Through humor, stories, and concrete examples, Phil challenges the audience live with more intention by creating a Positive Aggressive Lifestyle.
After removing the magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You for sale, Tesco is learning about exactly what makes for a good corporate brand. Hundreds and hundreds of subscribers have informed Tesco that they are boycotting the store chain as the story has gone wildly viral on the internet.
Some people just know what they love. For others, it takes a little more work to dig beneath the surface. Maybe that means tuning out the noise of the outside world to zero in on what you love. It might also mean looking through the swirl of activities in which you are involved and having the courage to choose the one you love best. Knowing the things that you love is a start. The next step is to tap into what you love to do.