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Business
Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.
College
As high school juniors and their parents ponder whether to visit or not to visit, I strongly recommend the former. It's the only way for students to see whether they could imagine spending four years at a given college, and it allows them to set themselves apart from the pack by showing colleges how much they really do care.
Impact
For American manufacturing to resurge in this competitive global market, handcrafted niche products are an essential pillar that needs to be developed. With cheaper foreign alternatives this will be no easy task, but it is not impossible.
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As artists and entrepreneurs learn from their peers and those that came before them, they can also learn valuable lessons from one another.
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If the United States is going to produce the kind of qualified professionals that the job market demands, industry leaders must continue to donate their time to cultivating STEM passions in local student bodies.
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This week, politicians, writers, activists and nonprofit leaders are gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the 43rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. While the issues to be addressed range from healthcare to regulation to the environment, the two of us share an interest in one particular topic -- economic growth and job creation. The Huffington Post and Goldman Sachs come at this issue with different perspectives, but a common goal. So today, our two organizations are joining forces to examine what entrepreneurs are doing to drive growth around the world and apply the lessons we have learned. Based on the experience of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women initiative and HuffPost's commitment to showcasing "What Is Working," we are appearing together today in Davos to open up the conversation about helping to build a global economy that not only grows but also provides much greater opportunities and prosperity to women and men alike.
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What's going to make eating healthy, nutritious, and whole foods cool for kids? What's going to make it fun for families? It's design.
Small Business
In my view, professional services have become conflated with 'business' when really they're a narrow subset/category of businesses.
College
Planning ahead at age 15 is a difficult concept for most young men. Here are some tips that I hope are helpful for my nephew and other young men (and women too!) who are starting to plan their own roadmaps for the future.
Tech
Innovation is like a gas, it becomes more powerful the more it is compressed. Our hope is that by making it easier for the builders in NYC to meet one another and exchange ideas, we can help this community grow even faster and accomplish even more for bringing our city, our country and our world into the future.
Impact
Entrepreneurs and the self-employed account for a huge uninsured segment. Yet entrepreneurs and those who work for them shouldn't be without coverage, as health benefits help startups attract employees and keep them healthy.
Business
It is also true that if you get just one or two of the big name suppliers to sign on, you can start a 'domino effect' and the other suppliers will be eager to join in. So where do you start? How do you get the first big names to say yes?
Impact
We can't sit idle waiting for the economy to improve. Over the last few years, we've witnessed time and time again the positive impact that results from partnerships between businesses and nonprofits.
Business
Partly to blame for this disparity between an 8.1 percent unemployment rate and four million open jobs is the changing nature of our economy. But that's not the full story.
Business
The challenge of finding talent amongst all the noise has become increasingly difficult, and job seekers are facing the same problem. So how does a company find the brightest and best out of millions of resumes?
Small Business
I've learned that gradually building on past accomplishments can be a successful way to grow a business. This allows you to test your market, get operations working smoothly, and refine and strengthen your products or services.
Impact
While our list of "teachable moments" (translation: "mistakes") seems to be endless, the lessons we have learned continue to help us evolve and improve.
Culture & Arts
As we all know, STEM education is so important -- but on its own, sadly it's not working. Despite all of the resources being invested in it, the word is exactly what's wrong with the concept. It doesn't inspire, energize or engage the youth whom it is ultimately intended to benefit. It's why we need STEAM.
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While there are a handful of large companies who produce their products in America, the bulk of them tend to be smaller businesses like mine. Our commitment to American production is big, but our small business budgets make it challenging for us to broadly market and advertise our American made products.
Small Business
But despite the desirable business characteristics they possess, the number of post 9/11 veterans unemployed in civilian life is now above the national average. It's time for businesses, small businesses in particular, to reassess the way they view veterans and the skills they have to offer.