Ayelet Baron

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Future of farming: Ag careers become high-tech

DANVILLE – What does the next generation of agriculture look like?<p>It can be seen in the faces of the students in Craig Potter’s agronomy and other …

What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate.<p>What comes to mind when you hear the term “facilitator”? A task manager hogging airspace up at the front of the room? Or …

Management

Is Your Company Benefiting From Random Collisions of Unusual Suspects?

I just returned from the Business Innovation Factory’s BIF2017 Summit, a 2-day, TED-style, simply amazing gathering of over 32 storytellers and over …

Innovation

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity

Staying healthy is not about doctors, ambulances and technology. I’m in tune with my body and use healthy eating, exercise and herbs to keep me in balance<p>When people learn of my decision to reject modern complex technology in favour of older, slower, forgotten ways, their first line of inquiry …

Wellness

Hidden Figures mathematician returns to open Nasa facility bearing her name

Katherine Johnson, 99, one of the pioneering African American women whose calculations drove the US space program, inaugurated a Virginia research center<p>Katherine Johnson, the mathematician whose calculations influenced some of the most important missions of the space age, on Friday helped Nasa …

Black History

Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.<p>However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is …

Digital Health

What gets your attention rules you--how conscious are you?

Uncertainty helps shape us. It is not our enemy. Knowing how to navigate in the midst of chaos is our opportunity to breath and learn about what gets our attention and is always a way to teach us how to respond. It allows us to have the courage to become self-aware.<p>The best way to begin is to …

Mind

Is It Your Time to Explore the Lifeaholic Adventure?

This thought in your mind keeps reminding you of your age, gender, and any other societal conditioning that separates you from others.<p>"If only, I was older, I could...""If only, I was younger, I could..."<p>It has programmed you to live in fear, doubt and worry. In the world of scarcity, we compete …

Mind

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Innovation And Digital Health

Business is a tempting endeavor, and the road to success is lined with powerful distractions. It seems that digital health and many of its participants have discovered this. I’m not going to name names here, but I’m sure that many come to mind.<p>The false profits, failed profits, style over …

Digital Health

Great Sales Presentation--Now, Leave Something Behind That Will Help Close The Deal

B2B sales often demand face-to-face meetings and interactions, but you can only control the conversation for as long as you’re in the room. Once you’re out the door your prospects will talk amongst themselves, and take time to consider your offer. Most often the decision will be made after you …

Marketing

Let’s Stop Government Giveaways to Corporations

Amazon recently sent state and city officials across the country scrambling to respond to its announcement that it was seeking enticements to build a second headquarters, promising 50,000 new jobs and $5 billion in investment to the winning location. Governments are mobilizing to devise lucrative …

Delaware

Millennials, Loyalty, and Corporate Culture

When it comes to the workforce, Millennials typically get a bad rap. The generation, roughly those born from 1980 to 2000, is usually labeled as lazy individuals who spend too much time on social media. This criticism is just that–criticism–and from what I can see some of these negative labels are …

The Workplace

China moves towards banning the internal combustion engine

“A DEFINING moment for the auto industry.” That is how usually restrained analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein, a research firm, described the news that …

Economics

China’s path out of poverty can never be repeated at scale by a country again

Since China began its market reforms in the late 1970s, it has lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty, slashing the rate from nearly 90% in 1981 to under 2%, as measured by the World Bank’s latest spending benchmark.<p>The rest of the world is lagging behind. Ahead of the UN general …

Economics

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says to be a successful leader you need EQ, IQ, and LQ

Good leaders generally develop different kinds of intelligence. There’s old-fashioned IQ of course, their intelligence quotient. There’s EQ, the quotient related to emotional intelligence; this concept turned fashionable in management circles within the last few years. And then there is what Jack …

Jack Ma

China declares itself a global power

IN RECENT days government employees across China, from postal officials in the north-east to tax auditors in the south-west, have been corralled into …

China

The team-building rituals that companies love can actually tear workers apart

If you’ve ever lost a glove somewhere on the streets of New York City, there’s a chance it’s found an unusual second life at the New York headquarters of OXO—the global housewares manufacturer. Enter the company’s open loft-style dining hall, and you’ll see a large white wall featuring hundreds of …

Management

Why This CEO Trained His Employees To Do His Job

Aytekin Tank wanted to take a three-month paternity leave, but he didn’t expect that the time away would make him a better leader.<p>Having a baby changes your life, and for Aytekin Tank, founder and CEO of the online form builder JotForm, launched in 2006, it also changed his company. Tank had …

Paternity Leave

Imagine how great universities could be without all those human teachers

<i>This is the third in</i> The Vanishing University<i>, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here are parts one and two.</i><p>Jill Watson is the best damn teaching assistant you could ever want. She fields hundreds of questions at a time from frantic 19-year-olds, …

Education

A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

Today's teenagers don't seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates.<p>According to a new study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll …

Millennials

My Working Out Loud Posts move back home

I tried a little experiment. I set up a new WordPress site (michelleworksoutloud.com) for my working out loud posts and hid the page on my primary …

Inspiration

IDG Contributor Network: Want to drive business growth? Instill a sense of shared purpose

Growing any sized business – large or small – requires everyone to give their best.As a business scales, the challenges grow more complex.I had a …

Business Planning

How Working Out Loud made me hit the “send” button

Although my first contact with Working Out Loud (WOL) was a couple of years back, there is one situation from my coaching with John Stepper which …

Genealogy

This Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows the Future of Human Evolution, and It Will Surprise and Inspire You

For the first time in history, humans will play an active role in evolution. What will that look like?<p>What do you see as the next stage of human evolution? Do you imagine we will be catered-to by robots and become fatter, lazier versions of our current selves? Or maybe batteries in a dystopian …

Singularity

The Fear of Working Out Loud

Bromford Lab are trying to get back into the Working Out Loud thing — starting by publishing their weekly priorities.<p>Even as we were discussing it …

USC Research Sees Smartglasses as The Ultimate mHealth Wearable

September 19, 2017 - The University of Southern California is making another pitch for smartglasses, saying the mHealth wearable offers a strong form …

Wearable Tech

Why do firms exist?

<i>This week “The Economist explains” is given over to economics. Today’s is the first in a series of six explainers on seminal ideas.</i><p>THE idea of the …

Economics

How Nonprofits Can Work With Competitors For Better Results

Shutterstock<p>As my company wrapped up its recent 30th-anniversary celebration, I had a chance to reflect on how things evolve over time. My father put us on a path at the outset, and though our scope and goals have changed since then, our commitment to giving back and our deep ties to the nonprofit …

Nonprofits

An Open Letter to you, the Worker

Dear Hard and Dedicated Worker,<p>I am writing to you today as our data highlights that you have not been spending time taking care of yourself. While …

Talent Management