Can Women Have a Balanced Life?


Just a short while ago I was hanging out with Christine Bronstein founder and CEO of ABOW (A Band of Women) and the fierce Leila Radan in San Francisco. We recorded this video about "Can Women Have a Balanced Life?" Both, Leila and Chris have read Happy Woman Happy World and have generously and passionately [...]

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Creating A Bitch Free Office


If you had enough of toxic offices and hurtful gossip you should watch this video explaining the very first step in creating a better team. Create a Bitch Free Office and get your team on the same page and here is how:



Let me know if this helps you to get everyone on the same page.

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3 Great TED Videos on Business and Creativity


Guest Post by Author Ken Wilson

While business is often thought to be a dry subject dealing with numbers and statistics, it is actually one of the core drivers of creating new technology. One of the most important components of business is creativity, and business at its best can lead to transformative technology. Because business has the potential to change how people live their lives, the topic is a popular one at TED. Here are three great TED videos on business and creativity.

1) Do the Green Thing


Green is one of the hottest buzzwords these days, and many people are taking steps to live their lives in a manner that harms the environment as little as possible. In addition, many business managers feel an obligation to ensure that they are not harming the environment more than is necessary. Despite this altruism, however, money is the most important factor for a business, and many managers choose to maximize their profits even if it damages the environment.

As a result, many green activists have little faith that business managers can be expected to take responsibility unless business is heavily regulated. Andy Hobsbawm, however, begs to differ, and he notes that going green is not just good for the environment but also a smart business move. With compelling data and some interesting ideas, Mr. Hobsbawm present some thoughts that may change how businesses operate.

2) Making Global Labor Fair


In many ways, the world is shrinking. Communicating around the globe has become affordable thanks to the Internet, and companies are constantly looking for ways to save money by using labor in other nations. The cost of living in developing nations is lower, and people are able to live comfortably in some countries while earning less than a dollar per day.

These reduced labor costs make business more affordable in the developing world, but they also come with some disadvantages. Workers in the developed world can lose their jobs, and there are no guarantees that foreign labor is safe and equitable for workers. In addition, many of these workers are not able to make enough to increase their station in life, and many nations do not see increased standards of living after signing free trade agreements. Auret van Heerden proposes a new way of looking at global labor and has some suggestions for proceeding in an economical sound but ethical manner. Emphasizing the benefits to businesses, van Heerden makes a compelling case that fair labor should be a priority of businesses that utilize foreign labor.

3) Engineering a Better Life For All


Some of the world’s largest nations that had spent decades mired in poverty are now seeing tremendous advances. China and India, in particular, are growing at an astounding rate, and tens of millions of people are moving from poverty to the middle class. Despite these success, however, some countries seem unable to improve the lives of their citizens. A lack of resources can seem to make it impossible for a country to develop.

Cat Laine, however, has some ideas for helping countries develop in spite of limitations. In particular, she suggests using engineering to work around potential problems. Development does not require exploiting natural resources, and there are ways to get past traditional limitations using the benefits of modern engineering. Through these techniques, business can thrive in the underdeveloped world, which allows everyone around the globe to experience better lives.

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Ken Wilson is a CEO and guest author at Top Business Degrees, where he contributed to the roundup of the Top 10 Must See Ted Talks for Businesses and Entrepreneurs.

How To Find Balance In My Busy Life


How To Find Balance In My Busy Life

On my last business trip I learned an important lesson on how to find a better balance in my busy life even if I am on the road. I’d like to share with you what I learned.

Find out how being more aware of your choices can help you on a day to day basis to balance your busy life. Often, it is not about big things like going on a vacation that gets us center again but more the little things we do daily.

What are your tricks and tips that you have found that work for you to keep a good balanced?

Watch the video here or click on the image below: How To Balance Your Busy Life


What’s going on with Melissa?


Even as I write this I have to take a deep breath and sadness overcomes me. It has been heartbreaking to watch.

You may remember Melissa (not her real name to protect her identity) attended The Women’s Code Conference . She stole the hearts of the audience by candidly sharing what was going on in her life. Her mother is losing her 5th bout with cancer and her family is torn apart by a divorce. Her father has moved on to a new relationship and his soon to be ex-wife a terminally ill woman of 3 daughters ages 11, 14 and 16 has to figure this out on her on.

Melissa is angry, sad and sometimes I think that she is so overwhelmed by the emotional burden that she doesn’t really know what she feels. The illness of her mother has defined her entire teenage year. All she wants is to be able to be a normal teenager. Something that cancer has stolen from her. Her anger can’t be directed at anything so she turns it against herself.

Her choices are still a little shaky. She just doesn’t have enough support and strength. She is after all only 16. But she is growing up fast. She knows that her mother ‘will be gone.’

The doctors send her mom home and told her to get her affairs in order. She may have only until the end of this summer. I went to see her a few times and she is thin, frail, and on an IV unable to consume any type of food. It’s been like this for months.

I get angry. I want to do something. I want to challenge something to a fight. But there is no fight and it’s not even my fight. So I watch and observe and offer to be there if and when needed.

This story will not have a happy ending I fear. I have taken on one fight though. I promised Melissa’s mom I will do what I can to get her daughter to graduate high school. We successfully enrolled Melissa into her first online make-up class (Algebra) and are $65 short in fundraising to enrolling her in her next make-up class English. If you feel you can and want to contribute to her fund, you can contribute whatever amount feels comfortable to you right here.

We are hard pressed to accept the will of a higher power that renders us powerless in the face of a catastrophe or a terminal illness. From the many responses I have received after I posted several video’s of my dear friend Dagmar who passed away from cancer in 2009 all I can tell you is this. We must remain a sense of normalcy and stay with our friends through these times. If you see someone who is facing a crisis, send a note, make a call or grab some food and hang out with them just because your company gives comfort.


What have you done that created comfort for someone facing a tragedy? Please share your thoughts with us.

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