Ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity is about realizing human potential | Voices – the World Bank Whilst

These key indicators of human well-being have ...

These key indicators of human well-being have all improved since 1970. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a worthwhile read. Check it out!

via Ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity is about realizing human potential | Voices.

Personally, I struggle with these concepts for the developed as well as the developing world. Whilst I have witnessed first-hand, the effectiveness of international organizations, like UNESCO, the contextual challenges are enormous.

Examples of barriers abound everywhere. In the US, look at the example of unpaid internships. In Europe, look at the impact of austerity. Germany‘s public humiliation of Greece this week is just the latest example.

As John Gelmini and I have frequently highlighted in this blog, young people must get smart and get ahead of the curve.

Let me turn this to an open question:

How should young people from humble or poor backgrounds realize their own human potential?

Thoughts?

Small business in the spotlight … Code Kingdoms | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian

This is an excellent article from the Guardian Small Business Network. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via Small business in the spotlight … Code Kingdoms | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian.

There are a number of useful themes in this article for budding entrepreneurs, parents and policy-makers.

I monitor both the mainstream and social media for articles on ‘small business’. Most are poor quality and just sales pitches. Watch out for the ‘five best’ type headline. The Guardian Small Business Network is head and shoulders above the rest.

Thoughts?

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