Chad O’Connor

Global Business Hub blogger
Continuing in the original spirit of Boston World Partnerships's mission to Inform & Connect, contributing editor Chad O'Connor and a curated group of experts discuss business strategy and tips, entrepreneurship, Greater Boston's place in the global economy, and much more. On Twitter, he's @chadoconnor, where he puts the #GlobalBizHub tag into the conversation.

Articles By Chad O’Connor

By Brianna Vieira

On April 11 to April 12, Boston University’s student-run PR agency, PRLab, teamed up with BU’s student-run ad agency, AdLab, to host the second PRoBono event. Other on-campus organizations joined the event as well including Ad Club, BU’s Public Relations Student Society of America, the COMmunicator (the official newsletter of the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, run entirely by students), and Open Web (an on-campus web development group devoted to creating websites for nonprofit organizations).More →

By Rita B. Allen

We all know change is the only constant in today’s market and economy. Everyone is doing more with less and under tremendous pressure with competing demands and priorities. It is basic knowledge that effective time management is critical for success in work and life yet we do not always take the time (pun intended) or make the commitment to devote our attention to this necessity.More →

[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries – video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples – are an important part of Massachusetts’ economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.]

Dogs in Thought beautifully captures the individual personalities of 60 house and working dogs through the fine art photography of visual artist Mitch Weiss. In photos and words, the book celebrates the stories of many remarkable animals such as Bushido, a member of the Boston Police K9 Unit who worked a 12-hour shift sniffing for bombs during last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, and Shifty, who served in Afghanistan and now works as a bomb dog with the MBTA. More →

Massachusetts has long been a home for avid debaters. Look no further than Faneuil Hall in Boston for the famous painting of orator Daniel Webster as proof of how strongly rooted that heritage is. Look presently to our public schools and the great work being done by the Boston Debate League to give our youth a valuable skill set. But perhaps most interesting and relevant to regular readers here is what may be the start of the debate event trend in the tech community.More →

By Robert MacLeod

When the Blackstone Group was ready to market what had been the New York Times’s headquarters since 1913, the real estate investment firm had a specific tenant in mind – namely, Yahoo! — to occupy the spacious building on West 43rd Street in Manhattan. So instead of renovating a floor and installing ping pong tables and sleek collaboration pods to appeal to the technology company, the above rendering happened.More →

By Jane Freedman

On April 9, 2013 (nationally known as Equal Pay Day), former mayor Tom Menino announced the formation of the Women’s Workforce Council to address the issue of gender pay inequity in Boston, and declared 2013 the year of the woman. In October of 2013, the Council published a report, Boston Closing the Wage Gap: Becoming the Best City in America for Working Women, with their findings and recommendations about steps that can be taken by local businesses to close the gender pay gap.More →

By Emily Klein

Flexible workspaces, hydration stations, destination lounges – sounds like the typical environment of a startup or one of the fantastic coworking and business incubators that have been seeded across Cambridge or Boston. But surprisingly in this instance, it’s not. It’s the mobile office future of one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places To Work, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Blue Cross is embracing mobile office concepts as it plans to move its Boston offices from the historic Landmark Center building to 101 Huntington Avenue in 2015. Many are looking forward to what that future holds.More →