How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks and deadlines is usually not Read more about How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting[…]

Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal

He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the famous Four Horsemen who grew up with King James in Ohio. And one of the only people on earth who knows if that lifetime Nike deal was really worth a billion dollars. Here, Maverick Carter shares his battle-tested tactics—and the big secret.He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the Read more about Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal[…]

Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given

President Barack Obama delivered stirring remarks about the state of American race relations at Howard University commencement Saturday afternoon. The president highlighted the progress of black Americans have made since his graduation from Columbia University in 1983, but also set forth a blueprint for the future. “Change doesn’t happen every four years,” the president said. Read more about Obama’s Howard University Commencement Speech Was One of the Best and Blackest He’s Given[…]

Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type

Yes, Misty Copeland has a Barbie made in her image now — but the patriarchy hasn’t imploded, and racial equality still isn’t a thing. That’s part of why the 33-year-old #BlackExcellence ambassador — the first black female principal dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theater — gave very specific directions for how her Barbie should Read more about Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type[…]

Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tabrez Noorani, a producer on the Academy Award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, will direct a movie on sex trafficking after first encountering victims of the trade in Los Angeles more than 10 years ago. “Love Sonia”, which starts filming next week, will feature actress Freida Pinto, who starred in “Slumdog Millionaire”, Read more about Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’[…]

George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles

How To Overcome Obstacles And Achieve Success, As Told By George Lopez It was April 23,1984, when George Lopez woke up on his friend’s couch. He had no money to his name, he had just been fired from his job and he had just gotten kicked out of the home he grew up in. That Read more about George Lopez On How To Overcome Obstacles[…]

Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?

Typically when an article mentions Jamaica, it’s part of a list of nice places to visit in the Caribbean, a port of call for a cruise ship or maybe part of a profile on Reggae music. Jamaica is rarely mentioned as a good place to do business. But one entrepreneur is trying to change that. Read more about Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?[…]

What A Year Of Trying New Hobbies Has Taught Me About Depression

Nothing was magically cured, but i now have a better handle on how to control seemingly uncontrollable feelings 2011, I hit a tremendous low in my life — one out of which I never expected I’d pull myself. I was 23 at the time and had spent the previous six years feeling depressed, stuck, bored, Read more about What A Year Of Trying New Hobbies Has Taught Me About Depression[…]

How To Fall In Love With Your City

Struggling with urban life? We love this great guide from Monocle about how to connect better with your environment. Billions of people live in cities but how many of us actually live in our city? Hugo Macdonald, author of the book How to Live in the City, takes us to New York, Tokyo and London Read more about How To Fall In Love With Your City[…]