By Fiona Murray and Phil Budden
At a recent MIT gala dinner sixteen international teams (and many of Boston’s Consuls) assembled to learn about innovation: in an important sense, MIT became a diplomatic destination, and - as MIT Chancellor Grimson put it - truly the "world has come to Greater Boston" to learn about the practice of innovation at this world-class institution. Read MoreGlobal Biz HubBU PRLab hosts second PRoBono event
By Brianna Vieira
On April 11 to April 12, Boston University's student-run PR agency, PRLab, teamed up with BU's student-run ad agency, AdLab, to host the second PRoBono event. Other on-campus organizations joined the event as well including Ad Club, BU’s Public Relations Student Society of America, the COMmunicator (the official newsletter of the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, run entirely by students), and Open Web (an on-campus web development group devoted to creating websites for nonprofit organizations). Read MoreRita's Career CornerManage your time before it manages you
By Rita B. Allen
We all know change is the only constant in today’s market and economy. Everyone is doing more with less and under tremendous pressure with competing demands and priorities. It is basic knowledge that effective time management is critical for success in work and life yet we do not always take the time (pun intended) or make the commitment to devote our attention to this necessity. Read MoreDogs in Thought showcases hero working dogs, others to benefit animal welfare
[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries - video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples - are an important part of Massachusetts' economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.]Dogs in Thought beautifully captures the individual personalities of 60 house and working dogs through the fine art photography of visual artist Mitch Weiss. In photos and words, the book celebrates the stories of many remarkable animals such as Bushido, a member of the Boston Police K9 Unit who worked a 12-hour shift sniffing for bombs during last year's Boston Marathon bombing, and Shifty, who served in Afghanistan and now works as a bomb dog with the MBTA. Read More
By Robert MacLeod
When the Blackstone Group was ready to market what had been the New York Times's headquarters since 1913, the real estate investment firm had a specific tenant in mind – namely, Yahoo! -- to occupy the spacious building on West 43rd Street in Manhattan. So instead of renovating a floor and installing ping pong tables and sleek collaboration pods to appeal to the technology company, the above rendering happened. Read MoreThe SecretWhat's the secret to biz dev success?
By Jane Freedman
On April 9, 2013 (nationally known as Equal Pay Day), former mayor Tom Menino announced the formation of the Women's Workforce Council to address the issue of gender pay inequity in Boston, and declared 2013 the year of the woman. In October of 2013, the Council published a report, Boston Closing the Wage Gap: Becoming the Best City in America for Working Women, with their findings and recommendations about steps that can be taken by local businesses to close the gender pay gap. Read More
By Christopher Walsh
Whether you are a homeowner, parent, professional or student, there is one thing you can bank on: Something will always go wrong. The real problem isn't having a problem, it's finding someone you trust to help you solve it. You can certainly search the Internet and look at online reviews, but that technique has many flaws. Read MoreWork on the goBlue Cross shows how to move towards the mobile office
By Sir Peter Westmacott
Visiting Boston last week, I was reminded once again of the unique and long-standing relationship between my country and New England. Generations of British immigrants have left their mark on the map, literally, with familiar town names like Boston, Cambridge, Manchester and Gloucester.
Read MoreFrom the Foul Line to Your Bottom LineWhat can you learn about investing from baseball?
With spring here and major league baseball players hard at work, I can't help but have baseball on my mind. These recent thoughts have brought to my attention the true correlation between what a successful baseball manager and a successful investor have in common. Read More
Continuing in the original spirit of Boston World Partnerships's mission to Inform & Connect, Global Business Hub editor Chad O'Connor and a curated group of experts discuss business strategy and tips, entrepreneurship, and Greater Boston's place in the global economy. On Twitter, he's @chadoconnor, where he puts the #GlobalBizHub tag into the conversation.
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