• “America The Possible.”
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    Innovation is pushing us at breakneck speed toward the future, society is transforming and wealth has reached record levels. While on the surface of things this all sounds like great news, Gartner Inc. (tech research company) has predicted a third of all jobs will be lost to automation within a decade, and most of that wealth is accumulating among the wealthy, with a 2014 Credit Suisse report estimating that individuals holding over $1 million in wealth — the richest 0.7…

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  • Employers As Stakeholders In Employee Education.
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    On June 16 last year, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced that the coffee giant wants to help its 135,000 workers go to college — for free. Called the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, the reasons he gave for this move are to help close the inequality gap and help more Americans graduate from college without debt.

 My first thought about the potential risks is that Starbucks stands to lose trained workers once they have a college degree in hand and are better qualified…

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  • Bold Will Help You Change The World.
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    How appropriate as we highlight ‘bold’ as our theme for this week, that we learn of the latest book launch by Steven Kotler & Peter Diamandis, aptly titled exactly that. We’ve mentioned Steven and his involvement in the Flow Genome Project several times, but he’s also a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist. Bold, unfolds in three parts: “Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting…

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  • BOLD.
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    Being bold can mean many things to many people. For some such as Lizzie Velasquez, it can mean overcoming personal adversity as one of only two people on the planet that have a condition that doesn’t allow them to gain body fat (which for some would be a dream come true but the reality is far from ideal), using humor and courage to become a motivational speaker and author. Others like Cambrian Genomics, are making bold breakthroughs in the world of science—actually…

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  • This Week: The Theory of Everything.
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    When talking about the incredibly complex and interconnected systems we now operate within, there is no greater mind on the subject than Ken Wilber, whose body of work includes 25 books that have been translated into 30 languages around the world. His “Integral Theory” explores the connection between everything, illuminating a path toward understanding the whole in a way that helps us to create congruence – in business, government, economies and our…

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