• A Record Breaking 40% of Women Are Now The Sole or Primary Breadwinners of Their Homes.
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    While this phenomena continues to grow, it’s worth noting that this stat actually is made up of two very different HH’s: women who are married and out-earn their husbands (37%), vs those who are single parents (67%). Interestingly, while single mothers struggle to live above the poverty rate, married families with a breadwinner mom-out earn all other families, even those where the father earns more. Unfortunately though, many of these married breadwinner mothers aren’t…

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  • Fast Food of the Future Will Still be Fast Food, But Not as You Know It.
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    Once heralded as the top family fast food restaurant back in the day, it’s no secret that MacDonald’s is laboring under a business model whose glory days could be over. Savvy consumers are demanding higher quality food, from more sustainable sources, who treat their workers fairly. Evidence of this clear as same store sales of Chipotle are up a staggering 17.3% while traffic among adults 19-21 years old drops by double digits for McDonalds. The flatlining of traditional…

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  • Robots Are Coming, Like it or Not.
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    Between November 25, 2013 and January 13, 2014, Pew Research Center asked 12,000 experts and members of the public to share their opinions on what they think about robots – good, or bad? Some speculate that the automation of the work force will dramatically impact the types of jobs humans currently occupy, placing a burden on the education system to ensure that future workers are prepared to enter this new landscape. Others think positively that new types of work will emerge…

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  • Are Corporations the New Superheroes of the 21st Century?
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    Whether you’re the World Bank or selling soda, a moral and social imperative is emerging in which corporations are recognizing that using their considerable resources to innovating for good is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. Our beliefs are supported by London Business School Professor Lynda Gratton, an organizational change and leadership expert with 30 years experience studying corporations, who recently launched a book called “The Key:…

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  • The New Face Of The American Dream.
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    While Millennials are more optimistic than ever about the future, The American Dream has become a relic for most representing a point in time that no longer has relevancy. Rather than possessions and affluence dominating what people really want, in a recent national survey conducted by the Center for a New American Dream, 78% of Americans consider having personal freedom extremely important and only 23% stated achieving wealth as desirable. When it comes to work and money…

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