Commentary

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell offered to sell his patent for the telephone to Western Union for $100,000. After careful consideration the company rejected Bell's offer. They replied that they could see no good reason why people would want to speak to each other through such...

Was the US Central Bank right to delay a planned rise in interest rates? The increase was anticipated to beat down inflation before it got out of hand. Instead, Chairwoman Yellen and her team “wimped out.” Let’s provide some context first. Following the banking crisis...

Mandy Edwards, CIO of CBRE, on how data can turn IT on its head. As CIO of CBRE, Mandy Edwards works to identify technology initiatives that support the company's most significant global priorities. Edwards has more than 25 years of progressive experience in IT and...

Trust starts to take shape in the first 7 seconds of a conversation. Here are some ways to start off on the right foot. First impressions count; they are the gate through which you gain admission to the most important relationships you will have in your...

The path to success may be paved with dreams but navigating it requires more than wishful thinking. Abdul Kalam, President of India from 2002-2007, loved to talk about dreams. My favorite of his many quotes about them is, "Dream is not the thing you see in...

“Apple is finally getting serious about pushing into our living rooms,” according to New York Times reporters Kate Benner and Brian X. Chen. Apple’s already in our bedroom, bathroom, subway ride, vacations and, if we’re not diligent, meals with family. Why not the living room?...

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success. One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies there is one consistent attribute they all share, high Conversational Intelligence. Simply put...