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The Changing World of Business

The New Frontier for Women in Leadership — Including Men

How can it be that in 2013, women currently hold just 10 to 15 percent of the senior leadership (C-Suite) positions in corporate America? To get a different result — to truly support, retain and promote women in the workplace — we should be engaging men in the conversation as full partners.

“Bee” Smart Leadership

The case for better care and feeding of your worker bees.

Systematic Scam

Obamacare open enrollment is slated for October 1, and identity thieves are at the ready as the federal government creates its largest-ever database of personal information.

Micro-Finance: Lessons from the Field 2

Unintended consequences may accrue from a bank’s well-meaning efforts to provide micro-loans. Personal stories from the village of Trom, Ghana, reveal a few cautions.

R&D Stimulus

Revisions in the calculation of Gross Domestic Product could stimulate R&D investment and technology-driven innovation.

Survival of the Fittest

Detroit’s bankruptcy is still making headlines, but many U.S. cities face similar issues. How have others survived?

Detroit’s Downfall

How does a city that once thrived declare an $18 billion bankruptcy and leave a community stunned?

Big Hackers Target Small Business

The news is full of stories about the hacking into large companies: Burger King, Jeep, The New York Times, and even supposedly adept tech companies such as Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and Microsoft. Unfortunately, hacking isn’t just for the big boys — small businesses are facing an unprecedented threat of cyberattacks.

Micro-finance: Lessons from the Field 1

Mohammed Yunis came up with a good idea: Give small loans to people who don’t have access to capital. A high percentage of the world’s population lives at a subsistence level. They spend all they make on food, and have none left for an “investment” that might make their microbusiness more profitable. If you could buy more bananas in the first place, your profit would be higher. If you could buy a cart, you could bring more bananas back to your village to sell than you’ve been able to carry yourself.

The Ethics of User Experience

New technologies have always produced unintended consequences. But user experience (UX) designers and engineers face a number of new ethical challenges today with the rise of technology and our interaction and dependence on it.

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