[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.]By Sue Dahling Sullivan
Art Bingo …. an album-inspired gourmet dinner … community auditions on an iconic stage … a creative economy how-to panel … tropical floating harbor art … sand casting and welding workshops …fashion sketching on Newbury Street … art and yoga … free comedy improv lessons … an art crawl … an open recording session at a vintage venue … a boxing demo with stage presence … this is just a sampling of the 60+ one-of-a-kind creative experiences happening in and around Greater Boston over the next ten days. Read MoreWater Cooler GossipAre you that person in your office? 9 tips to keep your reputation intact
By Christina Luconi
Being in my field, I get to be part of celebrating the very best of people in the workplace… excitement about new jobs, promotions, raises, new leadership opportunities. I also get to witness some of the poorest judgment in decision making I've ever seen made by adults. Below are some of the ones I've seen multiple times in multiple companies – and my thoughts about how to avoid making similar mistakes yourself. Read MoreLean technique7 Ways to Achieve Lean Success
By Stephen MacIntyre
Years ago, Harold A. "Red" Poling was the CEO of Ford Motor Company and, according to an account in the book Toyota Culture, asked Fujio Cho, the then-head of Toyota's U.S. manufacturing operations, for a tour of a Toyota plant. The Ford executive showed up with a team and spent hours inspecting the plant but was disappointed that he hadn't witnessed some super-automated factory, nor learned why Toyota was so successful at producing automobiles. Read MoreThe innovation destinationInnovation Diplomacy: World comes to Greater Boston to learn innovation from MIT
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 More
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 MoreAll in favor...Emerging trend: Mass. debating tech community swells with events
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 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 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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