Degrees Remain Elusive for Most Community College Students

As reported in today’s Wall Street Journal, a new study from the Center for an Urban Future confirms what many of us have been saying all along: Even though our young people understand the need to acquire the skills and education to qualify for 21st Century jobs, a stunningly high percentage of them fail to […]

I’ll Take ‘Curing Malaria’ for $1,000, Alex

It’s elementary, my dear Watson.  Oh, wait…..I’m not Sherlock Holmes, and a very different Watson is helping me out. And instead of tracking down a clever thief, this Watson helped me start the search for new ways to stop a monster that kills almost a million people each year — most of them children. The […]

I’ll Take ‘Curing Malaria’ for $1,000, Alex

It’s elementary, my dear Watson. Oh, wait…..I’m not Sherlock Holmes, and a very different Watson is helping me out.   And instead of tracking down a clever thief, this Watson helped me start the search for new ways to stop a monster that kills almost a million people each year — most of them children. […]

Volunteerism and Citizenship: One Mentor’s Story

Ethan McCarty was one of 95 IBM mentors who met with their student protégés at New York’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) for the first time in October. P-TECH is a new model grades 9 through 14 school located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, and many of its students will […]

Returning Veterans Face New Challenges in Today’s Job Market

Of the nearly 1.5 million men and women serving in the U.S. military, more than  250,000 re-enter the civilian work force each year, and an estimated 1 million are expected to leave the military by 2016. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate for returning veterans “has consistently outpaced the rate among civilians,” according to The Washington Post […]

Leadership Must Evolve in an Interconnected World

For the second consecutive time, FORTUNE magazine has named IBM as the #1 Global Company for Leaders. As part of our series on IBM Leadership, Bridget van Kralingen, General Manager, IBM North America, details how systems thinking can turn challenges into opportunities for globally connected social businesses. Today’s environment of reduced budgets and resources is driving […]

A New Model to Cultivate Global Leaders

For the second consecutive time, FORTUNE magazine has named IBM as the #1 Global Company for Leaders. As part of our series on IBM Leadership, Country General Manager for East Africa Tony Mwai comments on IBM’s new model for identifying and developing global leaders. IBM understands the complexities of identifying and supporting employees with global leadership […]

Entrepreneurship Takes Homework, Not Hubris

For the second consecutive time, FORTUNE magazine has named IBM as the #1 Global Company for Leaders. As part of our series on IBM Leadership, Vice President for Government Industry Strategy & Solutions Sharon Nunes comments on entrepreneurship and the global enterprise. It bothers me when I hear people say that entrepreneurship is only valued […]

How Private-Public Partnerships Can Lead Through Innovation

For the second consecutive time, FORTUNE magazine has named IBM as the #1 Global Company for Leaders. As part of our series on IBM Leadership, Rod Adkins, Senior Vice President of IBM’s Systems & Technology Group, comments on how partnerships between the private and public sectors can help fill the need for tomorrow’s science and […]

A Global View of Leadership Development

For the second consecutive time, FORTUNE magazine has named IBM as the #1 Global Company for Leaders. As part of our series on IBM Leadership, Vice President for Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and IBM International Foundation President Stanley S. Litow comments on the connection between social responsibility and leadership development. When IBM’s founder Thomas […]

Creating a Smarter Education System

I testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Science Education about IBM’s commitment to address the issue of national decline in math, science and engineering and its implications for America’s labor force. The Subcommittee on Research and Science Education oversees all matters related to science policy and science education. In […]

Why IBM Is the Best Company for Leaders

For the second consecutive time, FORTUNE magazine has named IBM as the #1 Global Company for Leaders. As part of our series on IBM Leadership, Senior Vice President for Human Resources Randy MacDonald offers his perspective on why IBM is the best company for leaders. This honor comes at a time in history where leadership […]

Volunteering at P-TECH: One Mentor’s Story

In October 2011, 95 IBM mentors met with their protégés at New York’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) for the first time. P-TECH is a new model grades 9 through 14 school located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, and many of its students will be the first in their families […]

CDC Development Solutions Spotlights IBM Corporate Service Corps

CDC Development Solutions – which leverages public, private and volunteer resources to strengthen the public and private sector entities that drive economic growth in emerging markets – has covered four IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) engagements in its October 2011 Monthly Update. CSC engagements in Curitiba, Brazil; Coimbatore, India; Accra, Ghana; and Rostov, Russia received […]