December 24, 2013
Ori Allon

Outside the Comfort Zone: Urban Compass’ Ori Allon

The serial entrepreneur is a restless animal. He or she moves from one investment to the next, never satisfied with seeing a single seedling ripen into sustainable profitability. The challenge is personal, but it’s also about creating impact in the entire ecosystem. Take the Twitter success story, with its many […]
December 4, 2013

The Batkid Blueprint

The Batkid phenomenon is amazing and inspiring on so many levels. I have a friend who wants to touch the lives of kids with cancer through a comic book she created about cancer-fighting superheroes and the heroic children that give him strength. Her comic book is called Nistar, and was […]
October 28, 2013
Angela Ahrendts

From Burberry to Apple, Angela Ahrendts Continues the Year of Woman

The amazing 2013 Year of the Woman continues in the technology sector. Apple’s hire of Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is the capstone for an incredible year of female achievement. I already discussed Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg’s influential “Lean In” philosophy of corporate leadership. Then there was Marissa Mayer’s ascendancy at Yahoo […]
August 28, 2013
Yoav Bruck

Behind the Scenes of the Maccabiah: Interview with Yoav Bruck

A friend of mine recently returned from a business trip to Israel. On this trip, he met an interesting Israeli businessman. The man’s name is Yoav Bruck and he is an Israeli swimmer who competed in three Olympic Games. Mr Bruck is also CEO of a sports tourism agency. Always […]
May 28, 2013
Learning Children

God Bless the Child

We need to learn more from children, especially what makes them passionate about learning. Arden Hayes is a little boy with a passion for US presidential history. At age 5, he knows more about the holders of America’s chief office than, I would wager, many graduate students slogging through advanced […]
April 30, 2013
Kevin Kelly

The Period of Awesomeness

Kevin Kelly is one of Wired Magazine’s great scribes. Recently, he went on a photo journalistic walkabout in San Francisco’s booming SoMa (South of Market) start up quarter. The neighborhood is a honeycomb of now trendy warehouses and lofts, the perfect work and design space for young paradigm shifters. Kelly […]
April 17, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg

Two Sides of the Same Female Empowerment Coin: Sheryl Sandberg & Dr. Anita

Empowering more women as a means of enabling greater economic prosperity and social gains across the board is so obvious on many levels. Anything that self-evident can lull us into a complacent mood. When news comes along that moves the dial again, we really ought to perk up our ears. […]
April 11, 2013
Bjørn Lomborg

Of the Green & the Glossy

Bjørn Lomborg is a curious fellow as many dissenters are. He’s part of the priesthood of influential environmentalists, but also expends a great deal of energy attacking green folly. There’s more to the mention of “expends energy” than alliteration. Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, isn’t signing on to Earth […]
September 18, 2012

Thinking Outside of the Box

A fantastic, inspiring piece appeared on the BBC website recently detailing how advancements in technology are helping people with disabilities in ways that were unfathomable even a decade ago. Having done some research on a groundbreaking Swedish company called Tobii – who specialize in eye-tracking controlled computers – it’s safe to saythat […]