Jennifer Griffith

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Digital Learning - For Free Or At A Cost - Extends The USA's Creative And Competitive Advantage

<i>“</i><i>I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves—you can get a complete education for no money.”</i> – Ray Bradbury<p>In a viral YouTube debate discussing the future of higher education in America, Berkeley …

Menlo Innovations: Putting The Joy Into Work

When you walk into the lobby of Menlo Innovations, you find yourself standing in the heart of what makes this company one of the most innovative and productive software development firms in the world.<p>That is because where you are situated is not really a lobby; it’s part of an open plan workplace …

Through The Eyes Of The Experts: A Look Ahead At Corporate Responsibility in 2014

During the holidays, I reached out to some brilliant minds in the sustainability field to find out what is on tap for 2014 in the world of corporate responsibility. What are the big bets? What is on the horizon? What trends can we expect?<p>Below are some of the most compelling responses received:<p><b>Big</b> …

The Everyday Of Women's Rights

It is the second week of January and all the media year-end wrap-ups are history. I noticed that a number of the best-of, worst-of lists that were offered up by news outlets covered the year for women. Moments in 2013 that showed either advances for women or moments that indicated a black-slide in …

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

<i>This is the second of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part one is available here. An Infographic summarizing the 8 rules is available here.</i><p>In the companion piece to this article, I laid out three reasons for why large companies should out-innovate start-ups to …

A Quick Test: Are You A Strong Leader Or A 'Toxic' One?

The U.S. Army is taking steps to clear out what it calls “toxic leaders,” as NPR reports. Uncle Sam deserves a hearty salute for that. We can only hope that more organizations become willing to take a hard look at the quality of their management.<p>In the meantime, we can try to gauge how we’re doing. …

Do Attractive CEOs Really Boost Their Companies' Stock Prices?

Can a company drive up its share price by hiring a good-looking CEO? That’s the suggestion of a new working paper by two academics at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. According to the paper, by Joseph T. Halford and Hung-Chia Hsu, when a company hires an attractive CEO, its shares tend to …

Corporate New Year Resolution: Tell the Truth About Why Execs Leave

In an era of increased transparency and constant communication, it’s time for companies, executives and politicians alike to provide the real reasons for departures, especially when they’re unexpected.<p>Last week, French liquor company Remy Cointreau said its Chief Executive Frederic Pflanz of three …

Business Roadshow

Alex Trebek Raps on 'Jeopardy'

Move over Drake, Canada's got a hot new MC dropping all sorts of fire and more "What"s than Noreaga on "Superthug": Alex Trebek grabbed the mic last …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Speed Read: Juiciest Bits From Secretary of Defense Bob Gates’ ‘Duty’

In his eagerly anticipated memoir ‘Duty,’ former Defense Secretary Robert Gates pulls no punches about President Obama, a threat from David Petraeus, …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …