Lilly and the President
Leaders & People

Lilly and the President

Lilly Grossman, a ‘girlie’ girl as her father describes her, is a beautiful, effervescent, accomplished writer and filmmaker who ignites the ‘what is possible’ in the human spirit by her own wit and determination. Lilly recently met President Barack Obama when she received an honorable mention for her film, How I Use Technology in School at … Continue reading

Pearls: Entrepreneurs of the Future via Claudia Obertreis
Innovation / Leaders & People

Pearls: Entrepreneurs of the Future via Claudia Obertreis

The pearl of entrepreneurship  is a spark of irritation that creates a gem of an idea in business. Is it learned, taught or is it an evolution of experiences? Standing in front of classroom of fourth grade students in San Diego, Californi, Claudia Laird Obertreis, a business leader volunteer for Junior Achievement, introduces basic business … Continue reading

Syria: Artists Engage, Compel the World to Bear Witness and Act
Art / Leaders & People / Syria

Syria: Artists Engage, Compel the World to Bear Witness and Act

Artists dare to compel the world to look, actually see and feel the emptiness, fear and loss of life that millions are experiencing in this very moment as refugees of the Syrian conflict. Syri-Arts Beirut: 101 Works of Art for Syrian Refugee Children launches their campaign today. With the support of more than 140 artists from the region … Continue reading

A Little Blue Bird Revolutionary – Twitter
Leaders & People / News/Media

A Little Blue Bird Revolutionary – Twitter

Twitter, the little blue bird icon that delivers a message in 140 characters, has upended the status quo in business, the news media and even diplomacy. With more than 200 million active users a month, over 500,000,000 messages per day, Twitter is allowing authentic, relevant exchanges instantly with people around the world. President Barack Obama … Continue reading

Piccard 2013: Pioneering Spirit
Leaders & People / Science

Piccard 2013: Pioneering Spirit

Bertrand Piccard is embarking on his most challenging quest yet to push the edges of aviation technology while exploring the nature of the pioneering spirit. Icarus, DaVinci, the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart, Beryl Markam, Neil Armstrong are all monumental figures in the human quest to fly. Now Piccard, doctor, psychiatrist and aeronaut and co-pilot Andre Borschberg, engineer … Continue reading

Unexpected Innovator: Joseph Stazzone of Cafe Kreyol, Haitian Artisan Coffee
International / Leaders & People

Unexpected Innovator: Joseph Stazzone of Cafe Kreyol, Haitian Artisan Coffee

Innovators are creative risk takers who deliberately and sometimes, accidentally engage a new idea to collaborate and effectively create a new paradigm shift in business and consumerism. Joseph Stazzone found his calling as a game changer, during a humanitarian mission to Haiti. In the humid hot verdant hills filled with poverty beyond the imagination of … Continue reading