Burdens of Growth

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Written by our Summer 2016 intern, Cara Kingsley. Red brake lights illuminate highways, and cars come to a halt in the middle of morning commutes. Rush-hour becomes unbearable with large sums of people packed into public transportation. If commuting feels long now, just wait 15 years… Cities globally are experiencing the painful impact of population […]

Max Power & Calculating Your Confidence

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In Homer to the Max, Homer Simpson stumbles upon a television show character by the same name. After the character goes through a negative transformation, Homer gets ridiculed for being associated with such a person. In an effort to overcome this, Homer legally changes his name to Max Power. Garnished with compliments about his new […]

5 Ways the Corporate “Ladder” Is More Like Rock Climbing

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Written by Katherine Eckenfels and Erin Mooney We have all heard the phrase “climbing the corporate ladder.” Many believe career advancement looks like clear-cut rungs that lead straight upward. However, sometimes this path can be a wall full of different options and problems at varying levels – kind of like rock climbing. You learn the […]

HUBgrown Q&A: Melanie Cohn, Dunkin’ Donuts

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HB recently sat down with Melanie Cohn to discuss social media strategy, the Boston business community and her role at Dunkin’ Donuts.

Nurturing a Connection to Nature

We live in a fast-paced world of instant-gratification. Children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews are not shielded from this reality. In fact, they’re the first generation growing up with cell phones and tablets as a part of their daily routines. Having their phones at school or the dinner table has evolved into a norm rather than […]

HUBgrown: Q&A with C.C. Chapman

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Yesterday we wrote about how the conversation around B2C in Boston is evolving. These conversations are being led by many influential people in our community who believe Boston has the ingredients to build great consumer companies, not just B2B. We recently asked C.C. Chapman, co-author of Content Rules and Amazing Things Will Happen, and seasoned […]

The Value of Incentives

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Potty training. Parents with children who have gone through this process, are going through it or will be going through it: you have my sympathy. When you really think about it, the idea of using a toilet is a foreign concept to a toddler. What’s the real value for them if they’ve been getting their […]

You Made a Mistake. Now What?

You’ve probably heard this before: many of the world’s most famous icons and role models faced challenges and made mistakes before ultimately reaching success. Take former NBC Tonight Show host, Conan O’Brien, who, in one of my favorite commencement speeches, shared:  “Whether you fear it or not, disappointment will come. The beauty is that through […]

BostInno State of Innovation

HB’s Taylor Johnson and Chuck Tanowitz attended BostInno’s State of Innovation. Find out what the day consisted of!

Hit by lightning, bitten by a cobra, and ridiculously popular on YouTube

Growing up, the term “bad” meant good. As in, “That car is bad, man.” The cool factor has long worn off for this term, but I’m seeing a resemblance with the word “ridiculous.” The more ridiculous something is, the more attention it receives. “Did you see that play by Steph Curry? It was ridiculous!” Or […]