Climate Change

Sony is already playing the game. Here is how others can play as well.

Rather than competing against Mother Nature, it’s time for video games to encourage players to help Mother Nature.
Rather than competing against Mother Nature, it’s time for video games to encourage players to help Mother Nature.
Source: https://www.euronews.com/living/2020/02/17/is-playing-video-games-making-climate-change-worse

2.3 billion people around the world play video games.

54% of males and 46% of females have come across the saying “Stop staring at the screen and go outside”, or something to that effect. Since the tech sectors in this industry, along with the games themselves, are competitive by nature, it’s no surprise that there is a battle between mother nature and video games.

But what if it doesn’t have to be this way?

On September 23, 2019, 14 CEOs from the biggest video game companies allied by work together to promote ways combat climate change.

They have agreed to…


Business

For the Musgrave Pencil Company, it’s all about evolving with the times and long-term employees.

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A day doesn’t go by when a news feed consists of another business declaring bankruptcy. This is the final nail in the coffin as the business was already struggling to stay afloat before the pandemic.

So it would seem fictional for me to tell you that there is a 104-year-old company still afloat today.

This statement gets better — it’s a pencil making company.

Since its founding in 1916, the Musgrave Pencil Company has produced over 30 million pencils! But you’re saying to yourself: it’s a pencil making company, what makes it so special? …


Entrepreneurship

For all those emerging or established social entrepreneurs out there.

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Suzanne McKenzie is a pretty cool social entrepreneur.

  • She overcame an unexpected tragedy.
  • She cold-called Anna Wintour of Vogue and got a meeting.
  • She used $75,000 to launch a sustainable fashion brand that was recognized by the Obama administration.

Her collaborations with multiple brands include American Legacy Foundation, Boston Children’s Hospital, ESPN, Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Maria Sharapova/SuperGoop, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Nike, Ocean Spray, Professional Association for Design (AIGA), Puma, Tom Ford, truth, Whole Foods, and VH1 Save the Music Foundation

Today, her brand Able Made makes eco-friendly products in collaboration with brands like Melissa Joy Manning


Conspiracy Theories

And why believing in them does more harm than good.

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Defending herself against the “mom shamers” on Instagram or posting her amazing cooking skills are topics that get people talking about Chrissy Teigen. But, a whole different level of news has escalated. So much so, that it made it on Google trends.

Chrissy Teigen is being linked to a conspiracy theory that links her to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

She revealed that these conspirators are even using photoshop to place her and her husband, John Legend, on Epstein’s private island.

How this conspiracy theory came about was due to the QAnon believers. QAnon is a term used to describe…


Work

Dr. Scott Dust, an assistant professor of management at Miami University, says the blame is on three consistent challenges.

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  • After 15 years of being on the company’s board, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigned, pledging his seat to a Black candidate.
  • Adam Rapoport stepped down as editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit after a racist photograph circulated online of him and his wife depicting Puerto Ricans.
  • Matt Duckor, Condé Nast’s vice president of Video, stepped down after criticism for racist and homophobic tweets.

These are a few examples of CEOs who have stepped down under the Black Lives Matter movement. …


Workplace Culture

These women tried to change the toxic workplace, but the “tortuous experience” forced them to quit.

Your manager is taking the newly hired Federal Policy team leader to dinner at a Japanese Ramen restaurant. During the dinner, your manager points to a poster and asks “should Japanese people be offended because that poster states that ramen was invented in China?”

The new employee is Afro-Japanese.

The manager also comments on a Jewish colleague being “Seinfeld-Esque”. This dinner introductory meeting couldn’t get any more awkward.

The employee reported this uncomfortable dinner incident to Human Resources. Your HR department investigated the incident but concluded that the manager did not act inappropriately. …


Activism

Here are 4 action white people can do right now, myself included.

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The saying “don’t discuss Politics or Religion at the Thanksgiving table” doesn’t apply to my family. I know, I have to pinch myself on this one too. In fact, my cousins, sister, and I comment on how hysterical it is that our parents are raising their voices over something they all agree with.

This scenario, though, doesn’t apply to everyone.

It’s completely natural to debate with someone on an opinion different from yours; on social media though, that argument could escalate to new heights and create polarized people.

Polarized people are more focused on being right. They do this by…


Politics

Here are 6 researched-based, proven methods that don’t rely on defunding the police.

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“I know it’s hard being a cop. I know it’s hard. I know that sh*t’s dangerous. I know it is, ok? But some jobs can’t have bad apples. Ok? Some jobs, like everybody, gotta be good. Like…pilots. You know, American Airlines can’t be like, ‘Most of our pilots like to land. We just got a few bad apples…that like to crash into mountains…Please bear with us”.

Two years ago.

Two years ago this viral quote came out of Chris Rock’s comedy special. Not today, two years ago.

He, like everybody else, want the police industry to not have “bad apples”…


NBA

4 leadership lessons from the league’s reopening plan that leaders can learn from and use within their own leadership

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There have been 3 “shots heard around the world” type moments for the NBA this season.

  1. October 6, 2019 — Houston Rocket’s General Manager Daryl Morey sent out an infamous tweet that shook the long-awaited foundation of the international relationship between the NBA and China.
  2. January 26, 2020 — Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and 7 other passengers were killed in a helicopter crash
  3. March 15, 2020 — Rudy Gobert was tested positive for the coronavirus, which suspended the NBA season

These monumental events had the whole world watching what the NBA’s next steps were going to be.

How was…


Laid Off

It’s about employing yourself by making yourself useful for others.

Image Credit: Miller Mobley, https://www.bostonmagazine.com

You are in charge of the company’s social media and work with all the online platforms to generate sales. You believe that your job is “essential” because you assume that the company will need you to keep sales going so they can stay alive.

But, similar to other ill-fated individuals, you got laid off.

You have become part of a group that you did not envision getting yourself into — unemployment. Along with the sinking feeling, fear is constantly swarming around in your head with so many unanswered questions.

The question you should be asking yourself is, “how can I…

Lisa Marking

Someone with a sarcastic sense of humor who loves a good book, creative writing, watching and discuss sports, and travel.

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