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Certain items in the Birth2Work catalogue, including the foundational white paper Ensuring Workforce Skills of the Future », and our book The System: Igniting the Soul of Commerce » introduce it's origins to those new to the organization.

The more specific Op-Eds by B2W co-founders Rick Stephens and Elane V. Scott offer new and insightful perspectives on contemporary themes. Some to explore:

  • Digital Learning and the Digital Classroom: A Very Real Concern »
  • Does College Still Matter? »
  • Retire? Sure. But Don't Abdicate Responsibility for the Future »

    Take some time to explore the entire Birth2Work Resource Center » by exploring the topics most relevant to you - as a parent, grandparent/retired professional, or as a stakeholder leader in the community. The topics are varied and the insights may surprise you!


    Birth2Work Radio » covers an extraordinary breadth of topics, bringing questions on current and relevant topics to guests who are working to affect sustainable, cultural and behavioral change. Leaders across the six sectors sectors engage in casual conversation with Rick and Elane, offering insights and provocative thoughts about their fields and the future.

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    Sir Ken Robinson » - internationally recognized speaker and leader in the development of tools for teaching and sharpening creativity. He discusses with the hosts the necessity for creativity in the workplace, the use of technological tools that can support innovation, and the unintended consequence of the loss of opportunities to practice being creative because education systems are required to constrain differences in learning in order to meet test goals.

    Jill Bolte Taylor » - a trained and published neuroanatomist, Dr. Taylor woke up December 10, 1996 to discover that she was experiencing a rare form of stroke, an arterio-venous malformation (AVM). Two and a half weeks later, on December 27, 1996, she underwent major brain surgery to remove a golf ball size blood clot that was placing pressure on the language centers in the left hemisphere of her brain. She describes on this program, the extraordinary efforts of her mother to get Dr. Taylor back on track. She was featured by Time as one of 2008's Most Influential People in the World, and her TED Talk has is one of the most highly viewed in the program's history.

    Dr. Linnea McCord » - Dr. McCord is Associate Professor of Business Law at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She is an inspirational voice for what many would say are the most important, underlying principles of a government that works: trust, ethics and a shared code of conduct. She reviews with the hosts her 'Ten Commandments of Law and Ethical Conduct”, every one rooted in the psyche of a nation of people who know that when we do not take care to do right by the people we share our lives with, we risk losing everything down the road.

    You can explore all the Birth2Work Radio shows here ». Or, define your search based on your sector of interest:

  • Education »
  • Business & Industry »
  • Health »
  • Government»
  • Media»
  • Community-Based Organizations»
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