George M. Okantey

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16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

Teaching

Where to go on a cruise in 2016

1. Barbados for independence<p>Holidaymakers normally visit Barbados for its beaches and swanky hotels, but next November you can take part in the festivities marking 50 years of independence. The island was ruled by Britain for more than 300 years and retains a quirky British charm, but the annual …

Costa Rica

Ghana attracts more investor dollars per capita than economic giant Nigeria

Over the last decade, impact investment in Africa has emerged as one of the go to play for investors who want to make money while doing good.<p>Despite growing economies and an emerging middle class, the continent is still struggling to meet its people’s demand for better public services. Some of that …

Economic Development

Income Inequality: The Hard Truths

Civic Engagement, for Good

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

10 Investing Questions Everyone Wants Answered

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a dumb question—and that’s especially true when it comes to investing.<p>After all, putting your hard-earned dollars into an investment account isn’t the same as simply stashing it away in a checking or savings …

Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability

Fields Wicker-Miurin: Learning from leadership's missing manual

What it takes to be a great leader | Roselinde Torres

Why We've Had Enough of Stuff

John Gray: "Work with Me: The Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business" | Talks at Google

RSA Replay: Do Rich People Just Care Less?

RSA Replay: The Metropolitan Revolution

Robert Steven Kaplan: Mentorship as Dialogue

The Human Experience of Data

Social Lives

I had a great meeting in London yesterday: We talked about the changing nature of work in the Social Age, about the evolution of leadership about the …

Social Media

Six Sources to Keep Your Skills Alive

<b>Dear Crucial Skills,</b><p>How do you recommend keeping Crucial Conversations alive in an organization once training is complete?<p>Best Regards,<br>Trainer<p><b>Dear</b> …

The Path to Discovering Your Talents and Passions, with Sir Ken Robinson | Big Think Mentor

Five Steps Toward Fixing the Hole In Your Retirement Plan

A new report casts considerable doubt on how well many Americans will fare in retirement: Those born between 1966 and 1975, the so-called Gen-Xers, will be the worst off, able to replace only half their working income. Older savers will do better, but only just.<p>What happened? One way to look at the …

The Tricky Business Of Retirement: Hidden 401(K) Fees

A couple generations ago, when older Americans retired they could rely on pension plans to support them. Then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, many companies switched their retirement plans over to 401(k) accounts. The security of workers' retirement savings suddenly became subject to the …