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Third-party data is under scrutiny because of high profile breaches

Dare to jump

Five ways to encourage students to embrace meaningful risks.

Border Wall

US-Mexico tensions set to spike, Wells Fargo has a leaker, Main Street preps for LIBOR changes, and is better regulation needed for ETFs?

What’s trending? From self-paced learning to self-care, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Bullying

Bully bosses come in many shapes and forms, which is why their presence and its toxicity inside the organization is so insidious.

plant-based foods

Americans are changing the way they eat, with plant-based foods taking center stage (or plate, rather).

Top 10: Gerber's new HQ, Necco crowdfunding campaign and USA's culinary win

The sale of Hearthside Food Solutions to private equity investors Partners Group Holding and Charlesbank Capital Partners was the suject of this week's top story.

Handshake

There's value in being nice in public, whether in business or sports.

Bochy

People can viewed as property or assets, or they can be viewed as people. Baseball manager Bruce Bochy shows how treating players as people can pay off.

Avicii

Wells Fargo gets dinged, HSBC gets greener, Jes Staley skates, Arsene Wenger walks, and Avicii is gone.

Educator Jim Dillon reflects on the importance of letting learning sink in.

Listening

If you are not a good listener, there is no way that you can develop real mastery in any discipline.

Al Gore

Al Gore laughs last on sustainable investing, banks forget the Warren Rule, regulators diss coco bonds, money and guns, and how to lose a half-billion dollar yacht in a divorce.

Southwest Airlines

VIX manipulation speculation re-ignites, cryptocurrencies and the MOS problem, UBS and Credit Suisse lead the way, A cool head in the clouds, and is housing still a wise investment?

Educational leader Fred Ende shares how to begin shifting to a holistic educational mindset.