Archive for Global Voices

What Defines Happiness?

What Defines Happiness?

I recently attended the International Day of Happiness Conference at the United Nations (officially March 20th each year), where leaders in the political, non-profit and for-profit worlds gathered to look at key indicators around the globe that measure, in some way, how we’re doing as…

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How 15 Year Old Kasha Became a Cause Catalyst

How 15 Year Old Kasha Became a Cause Catalyst

Kasha may only be fifteen, but she is ready to make the world a better place. Hear her story.

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Out of Adversity, Millennials Will Rise

Out of Adversity, Millennials Will Rise

Generation X they said. Slackers, they said. “There is no hope for the future.” These are the things I heard as I was graduating from college, wondering what life was going to be like now that I knew I was an entrepreneur. I’d been one…

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What Global Entrepreneurship Week Means to Me: A 20-Year Retrospective

What Global Entrepreneurship Week Means to Me: A 20-Year Retrospective

In late November, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) was celebrated around the world with the goal of inspiring millions to engage in entrepreneurial activities. The reach of this campaign is almost beyond comprehension: 10 million participants 140 countries 20,000 activities, events and competitions 10,000 partner organizations…

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Youth in Crisis

Youth in Crisis

Globally, young people are facing the harsh realities of widespread unemployment, unhappiness and even civil unrest.  At the heart of these societal ills are big daunting issues like inadequate training (workforce readiness), lack of mentoring, outdated career counseling, and global competition.  They’re big problems, but…

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Ode to the Misfits…and the Greatest Visionary of Our Time

Ode to the Misfits…and the Greatest Visionary of Our Time

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

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Determination: My Better is Better. Is Yours?

Determination: My Better is Better. Is Yours?

Passion is powerful indeed. If you think you have enough, watch this video. Then ask yourself again. Imagine all that would be possible if your drive was so inspiring and infectious that others couldn’t help but want to be around it? What could you achieve then?

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4 Tips for Landing a Job Abroad

4 Tips for Landing a Job Abroad

In searching for a job or new career – don’t forget about opportunities that exist abroad! Many employers seek employees who are flexible and mobile. Here are four basic tips for landing your dream job abroad.

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BIG News From YSN!!

BIG News From YSN!!

We’ve all got some big challenges to deal with these days: this wacky economy, maintaining cash flow, laying safety nets, building our companies, attracting more business, all while managing to stay sane and tenacious through these trying times.
That’s why we rolled up our sleeves and put ourselves to work on attacking this hairball of issues that literally can make or break your career…not to mention your spirits.

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Back From Brazil

Back From Brazil

Over the past four days, I stole away for a long weekend in South America, a continent I’d never seen, but had always yearned to see. I know four days sounds crazy for a trip like this, but as my aunt Joan used to tell me “at least you’ve seen it and if you like it, you can always go back.” Not only did I see it, but I fell in love with it.

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A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 2)

A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 2)

Our last post by Emily Bennington, Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette Part 1, covered a a few cultural norms to be aware of when meeting with Japanese businessmen and women. The following is a continuation of those ideas, but with a focus on customs that may be misinterpreted or misunderstood by us Westerners.

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Help Jen Hit 100,000 Miles!!!

Help Jen Hit 100,000 Miles!!!

Calling all non-profit leaders, school administrators, corporate trainers, student groups and community activists. Want me to come meet with, speak to, or lead a workshop for a wonderful group, team or conference you’re planning between now and December 15th, 2009? Let’s talk!

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How Global Relationships Can Enrich Your Life

How Global Relationships Can Enrich Your Life

So why should we care about people on the other side of the planet when we’re all experiencing our own challenges and struggles? Quite simply, because we’re all so much more alike than we give each other credit for. And yes, we do need one another. While our circumstances and environments might differ dramatically, we all (particularly those of us at YSN) strive for similar ideals: self awareness, perspective, understanding, achievement, innovation, and impact.

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A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 1)

A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 1)

Since the world is becoming flatter by the day, there’s a good chance you will have some interaction with Japanese clients in your career. What are the rules? The good news is there are none. As long as you are genuinely trying to be polite, you can get away with not knowing the specific nuances of just about any culture.

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Direct From Jen: What Freedom Means to Me

Direct From Jen: What Freedom Means to Me

Having been glued to the media and twitter streams reporting on the fight for fair elections in Iran these past few weeks, our “Independence Day” celebrated on the 4th of July here in the US, felt a little different to me this year. While our troops have been fighting to protect our freedom abroad for years now, I guess this convergence of events has had me thinking a lot lately about what it means to be free.

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