Steve Almond

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Name: Steve Almond
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

The Legacy of The Colbert Report: The Joke’s On You!

Pic: Promotional photo (C) Comedy Central.As you have most likely already heard , Stephen Colbert will be taking over for David Letterman as host of The Late Show. Some are lamenting this decision, while others are rejoicing . Colbert has said that he ... [Published Disinformation - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Steinbeck's 'The Grapes Of Wrath' Marks 75th Anniversary

John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes Of Wrath” was published 75 years ago this month. The epic work tells the story of Oklahoma farmers migrating to California after the dust bowl of the 1930s.It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. To mark the ... [Published WNYC - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Ecotone celebrates ‘Risk and Abandon’ at Doyle’s

Continue reading belowDoyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain hosted a release party on Tuesday night for “Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon From Ecotone’s First Decade,” a collection of works from Ecotone literary magazine. The night’s storytellers ... [Published Boston Globe - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

New Lead in Plane Search: Surveillance (04/07)

April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Full episode of "Bloomberg Surveillance." Guests: Gina Martin Adams, Gil Luria, Larry Levine, Aaron Hurst, Matt Rogers, Steve Almond, and Arianna Huffington. (Source: Bloomberg) ... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 2 reports

America Is Not Number 1... Why?

April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Deloitte Global Chairmen Steve Almond discusses America’s 2014 Social Progress ranking in the world on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg) ... [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

The 10 Countries With The Highest "National Well-Being" (See The U.S. Anywhere?)

The U.S. may be at the top of the world's GDP rankings, but it's ranked at 16th, behind Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, and a slew of other countries in this year's Social Progress IndexIn 2013, the Social Progress Index (SPI) emerged from a World Economic ... [Published Fast Company - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

New Zealand tops social progress index: China and US far behind

New Zealand came first in a global index published today that ranks countries by social and environmental performance rather than economic output in a drive to make social progress a priority for politicians and businesses.The Social Progress Index (SPI) ... [Published The News Tribe - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Heavy Meddle: In Which Steve Apologizes For Getting It Wrong

The Malaysia Airlines investigation has renewed questions about airline safety and security. But David Ropeik says the real danger is our own anxiety.My response in yesterday’s column was, in the words of several commenters, “way off.” Big News: ‘s Cog ... [Published WBUR - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 08 2014 - Updated Mar 08 2014 - 1 reports

This International Women's Day stop and check your bias

We like people who are like us but being conscious of that fact can help us fight against our internal biases. Photograph: Christopher Thomond It was day two of the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) conference and the panel were discussing how ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 08 2014]
First reported Mar 07 2014 - Updated Mar 07 2014 - 1 reports

Ann-Marie Slaughter: Changing attitudes toward men is key to empowering women

For more women to advance in their careers, more men need to take the lead on child care, says Anne-Marie Slaughter. Photograph: AlamyHow many times has the women's movement believed it was approaching a tipping point in terms of gender parity in the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 07 2014]
First reported Jan 27 2014 - Updated Jan 27 2014 - 1 reports

Time To Drop The Ball?

For those like me who need a primer on American football: Steve Almond wonders whether watching the Super Bowl is immoral ( NYT ): There are two basic rationalizations for fans like myself. The first is that the N.F.L. is working hard to make the ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 27 2014]
First reported Jan 26 2014 - Updated Jan 26 2014 - 1 reports

"Just so we’re clear on this: I still love football. I love the grace and the poise of the athletes."

"I love the tension between the ornate structure of the game and its improvisatory chaos, and I love the way great players find opportunity, even a mystical kind of order, in the midst of that chaos. The problem is that I can no longer indulge these pleasures ... [Published Althouse - Jan 26 2014]

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The ultimate goal with the SPI, says Almond, is that it "becomes not the successor to gdp, but a comparable indicator to gdp--one that as it matures, gains recognition and really does help point to where policymakers need to pay attention."
"gdp doesn't necessarily tell you what to do whereas the spi does give indications where you need to focus attention to make progress" Steve Almond, global chairman of Deloitte, which supports the SPI financially, told Thomson Reuters Foundation...
The change needs to come from the top, Almond says: "too often, responsibility is delegated to human resource departments or another task force. organisational change happens when the ceo takes personal responsibility for a strategic objective and sets clear targets."

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The Legacy of The Colbert Report: The Joke’s On... [Published Disinformation - Apr 15 2014]
Steinbeck's 'The Grapes Of Wrath' Marks 75th An... [Published WNYC - Apr 14 2014]
Ecotone celebrates ‘Risk and Abandon’ at Doyle’s [Published Boston Globe - Apr 10 2014]
New Lead in Plane Search: Surveillance (04/07) [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 07 2014]
America Is Not Number 1... Why? [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 07 2014]
America Is Not Number 1... Why? [Published Bloomberg - Apr 07 2014]
New Zealand tops social progress index: China a... [Published The News Tribe - Apr 03 2014]
The 10 Countries With The Highest "National Wel... [Published Fast Company - Apr 03 2014]
UK ranked world's 13th most socially advanced c... [Published Pioneers Post - Apr 03 2014]
ECONOMIC GROWTH DOES “NOT AUTOMATICALLY” LEAD T... [Published Skoll Foundation - Apr 03 2014]
New Zealand tops social progress index, world's... [Published TrustMedia - Apr 03 2014]
Heavy Meddle: In Which Steve Apologizes For Get... [Published WBUR - Mar 25 2014]
Heavy Meddle: My Husband Is Making Inappropriat... [Published WBUR - Mar 24 2014]
Our Shifting Priorities: Taking The Essay Out O... [Published WBUR - Mar 11 2014]
This International Women's Day stop and check y... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 08 2014]
Ann-Marie Slaughter: Changing attitudes toward ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 07 2014]
Time To Drop The Ball? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 27 2014]
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Reid staves off mo... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 27 2014]
"Just so we’re clear on this: I still love foot... [Published Althouse - Jan 26 2014]
Effete New York Times Asks: 'Is It Immoral to W... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Jan 26 2014]
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Time To Drop The Ball? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jan 27 2014]
For those like me who need a primer on American football: Steve Almond wonders whether watching the Super Bowl is immoral ( NYT ): There are two basic rationalizations for fans like myself. The first is that the N.F.L. is working hard to make the ...
Abbreviated pundit round-up: Reid staves off mo... [Published Daily Kos - Jan 27 2014]
Paul Krugman at The New York Times writes— Paranoia of the Plutocrats : Extreme inequality, it turns out, creates a class of people who are alarmingly detached from reality—and simultaneously gives these people great power. The example many are buzzing ...
"Just so we’re clear on this: I still love foot... [Published Althouse - Jan 26 2014]
"I love the tension between the ornate structure of the game and its improvisatory chaos, and I love the way great players find opportunity, even a mystical kind of order, in the midst of that chaos. The problem is that I can no longer indulge these pleasures ...
Effete New York Times Asks: 'Is It Immoral to W... [Published NewsBusters.org blogs - Jan 26 2014]
The New York Times has a very strange sense of morality. Abortion at any time for any reason is never savage. When the Kermit Gosnell case erupted, the Times could only editorialize it was irrelevant: “What does the trial of a Philadelphia doctor ...
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