Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 8 hours 51 minutes ago
Pendulum in Action, invisible heroes, business, Nemo Chapman

Nemo Chapman was a teenager devoted to the South De Kalb County YMCA, “a guy down on one knee helping out a little kid, or with kids just hanging around his neck, following him everywhere he went.” When Nemo was presented with the award for Outstanding Camp Counselor, the kids all leaped to their feet chanting, “Ne-mo, Ne-mo, Ne-mo!”

After graduating from high school, Nemo and his friend Mike McFarland spent the summer in Chicago where they performed a comedy act in churches and …

Bob Hughes · Technology · 3 days ago
Pendulum in Action, gift of reading, small actions, creativity in business, marketing strategy

Children thrive in an atmosphere of love and support. But they also flourish when they’re given books to read, and can learn to use their imaginations and live for a time in fictional worlds that shed light on the actual one they’re learning to navigate.

One group, Reading is Fundamental, or R.I.F., has donated in its 50 years of existence more than 410 million books to 40 million Americans, as the New York Times columnist Frank Bruni …

Bob Hughes · Creativity in Business · 4 days ago
Pendulum in Action, ugly food, creativity in business, marketing strategy

During this season of excess, a lot of food gets wasted. And not just because people have made more or bought more than they can consume. Consumers, and retailers, often toss out fruits and vegetables because they don’t look as pretty as people think fruits and vegetables should look.

That’s a shame – a lot of edible food doesn’t have to resemble a perfect specimen to be perfectly delicious. And a new startup in San Francisco aims to help reduce food waste by offering good food that …

Bob Hughes · Social Trends · 5 days ago
Pendulum in Action, acceptance, kindness, thoughtfulness

How do you live in an age of terrorism?

You live.

I actually live in Paris for several months a year, and a friend there wrote me following the recent horrific events, where people were gunned down while enjoying dinner or a concert – living a normal life, that is – just for being the kind of people doing the kinds of things that disaffected psychopaths describe as the work of infidels.

My friend wrote that the terrorists failed in their attempt to sow …

Peter H. Diamandis · Creativity in Business · 6 days ago
creativity in business, crowd funding, crowd sourcing, Pendulum in Action

In this ongoing series of blogs, we’re featuring content from entrepreneur and author Peter Diamandis. His new bestseller, co-written with Steven Kotler, is “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.” These blogs, written with Bob Hughes, explore many themes that are central to our current WE Cycle.

Readers can find more about forward-thinking executives, groundbreaking technology and the insights that Peter Diamandis shines on society in “Bold,” and in