— Health advocates have tried to remove "pink slime" (a controversial beef product) from school lunches for almost a decade. As Ben Rattray told VentureBeat in an interview, Texas mom Bettina Siegel successfully petitioned to have the USDA pull the product from lunches in a single week....
Social Change | May 24, 2013
Human Capital: Jessica Jackley On Building Relationships & Social Change
— Jessica Jackley, a thought leader for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, doesn't believe in prescriptives in life. As the social change speaker explains in a new interview, the most meaningful acts aren't driven by guilt or obligation. Rather, it's the sense of fulfillment people get...
— As leadership speaker and retired Major General Lewis MacKenzie says, anyone can lead a team when times are easy. Unfortunately, as he tells the crowd at the Compliance Week 2013 annual conference, the business leaders of today are generally...
— "The logic is so simple: If I work hard now, the money I earn will give me the opportunity to do all the things that make me happy later," Elizabeth Dunn and Happy Money co-author Mike Norton write in a CNN blog post. We assume that if we work hard...
Motivation | May 23, 2013
Half-Life: How Joshua Prager Exerted "Agency Over An Ungovernable Act"
— After a terrible car accident left Joshua Prager with a broken neck (which initially rendered him a temporary quadriplegic, and, eventually, left him a hemiplegic) he was full of questions. "Was it owing to the crash that I was not married, that I was ever-mindful of time, that people seemed to tell me what they told no one else?" the motivation speaker writes in a new
— "The Physics of Wall Street [by James Owen Weatherall] is a thoroughly researched history of modern physics and finance, with lucid explanations of fractals, derivatives and other esoteric topics,"
There isn't a global water crisis, says 'The Big Thirst' author Charles Fishman. There's a series of local ones. In this video, Fishman breaks down how water crises develop, and why our local governments need to implement better water strategies in order to solve their own water management problems.