Born at Bridges Creek, Virginia, in 1732, George Washington was the eldest of six children of his father's second wife. Further, he had four older half siblings from his father's first wife. When Washington was 11, his father died and he became the ward of his well-placed half brother Lawrence and his wife, Anne.
Life is tough, and sometimes it takes some encouragement to keep going. What piece of advice -- whether professional, practical, or personal -- has made the biggest impact on your life? Who passed along these words of wisdom?
General McClellan had significant character flaws that I believe serve as a warning signs to anyone in leadership. Ultimately, these cost him dearly: He lost Lincoln’s confidence, his job, and a run for the White House (against Lincoln).
Neuroscience tells us that, to be more productive and creative, we need to give our brains a break. It's the quiet mind that produces the best insights. But it's a challenge to take that sort of time off in the midst of a busy day. Here are three specific, quick, and easy ways to build purposeful break time into your day.
Farming has always intrigued Paul Polak. He grew up in the country, eager to make a living off the land. At the age of 15, he convinced two local farmers to be partners with him in a strawberry business.
In this third installment in his series on global problems, Vision publisher David Hulme discusses injustice.
Bill Butler's insight:
In this continuing series on Global Problems, we've identified four major areas of concern that if left unresolved could spell disaster for humanity. These include war and its weapons, food and water shortages, injustice and failed government. In this installment, we'll focus on injustice: something that touches everyone at some point in life.