Every Budget Tells A Story

Every Budget Tells A Story

One of the best courses I took in graduate school was an economics requirement that everyone else had dreaded – and then proceeded to hate. I loved it. The topic was fascinating. So what enthralled my liberal-arts-educated brain? A primer on social security, pensions,...

People and Profits

I keep hearing people say they want to do business with companies that put people over profits. I don’t. If a company isn’t profitable, then it isn’t sustainable. Show me a company that doesn’t prioritize profitability — or a nonprofit...

These 22 Trends Point to the Future of Business

Look no further to understand the future of business. Wired has released its 2nd annual list of the people creating the future of business. The magazine calls them “the unsung creative, technical, and social visionaries working to bring the incredible world of...

How the Brainbelts Will Save America

Welcome to the era of brainbelts. A brainbelt is a term coined by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker to talk about the transformation of traditional rustbelt cities in the U.S. and Europe into centers of global innovation. van Agtmael said in remarks at the Brookings...