Today, Booz Allen Hamilton launched its 2018 Impact Report. This year’s theme demonstrates the firm’s commitment to the art and science of transformation—the journeys Booz Allen embarks on that inspire its people to flex their creative muscles, collaborate to solve problems, and defy the status quo.
The 16 stories in this year’s Impact Report reflect the best of Booz Allen.
By Emily Peck, Vice President of Private Sector Initiatives
October was National Arts and Humanities Month, a monthlong celebration of the role the arts and culture play in transforming Americas communities. To recognize the important role of the business community in advancing the arts, Americans for the Arts annually presents the BCA 10 awards celebrating ten businesses for their innovative partnerships with the arts. These businesses range in size and location but share a passion for engaging with the arts to advance their companies and communities.
Should we focus on persuading the deniers...? Without any thoughts I will tell you that on the table. Do not waste time with people who have already formed their opinion and are unwilling to withdraw from their position. We should concentrate on those people who are not sure, but willing to listen to your views.
Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell was only 19 years old when he invented the telephone? Or, that George Westinghouse was the exact same age when he invented the rotary steam engine? This summer across offices around the country, students between the ages of 18 and 21 are participating in internships hoping to acquire marketable skills in the workplace. But how are companies tapping into the creativity and ingenuity of our youth in a way that is purpose-driven and impactful to clients?
Árvai’s research clearly shows that education and decision support, aimed at the public and policy makers, is not the lost cause that many followers of the culture wars think it is
There’s an emerging body of research suggesting that how much people know about climate change is unrelated to how much they care about it, or how much support they’ll have for actions aimed at addressing it. This research argues that our feelings about climate change are instead a function of “cultural variables”, which work independently from knowledge. New research by Joe Árvai and colleagues from ETH Zürich suggest that this is in fact not the case. Much of the research comparing culture and knowledge misses the mark in terms of how both knowledge and culture are measured.
In the second installment of the six-part video series, “The Spark of Innovation,” Alexandra Heckler and Josh Laredo discuss how Booz Allen Hamilton became involved in the auto industry’s quest to define and understand the cyber opportunities and threats surrounding cars of today and tomorrow.
When she was six, Alexandra learned from her father how to take apart and rebuild a ’68 Corvette. “In hindsight, I think ‘my dad was trying to teach me to solve a problem,’” Alexandra recalls. “To figure out ‘what can I do to make it better?’”
For the third time in 5 years, AT&T has been ranked the top community-minded communications company by The Civic 50. The company has been on the list each year since Civic 50’s inception in 2012. This recognition is a testament to the culture of service at AT&T and the commitment from employees to give their time, talent and money in support of the greater good.