There seems to be a mad rush in the media to analyze Black Friday. Yet, every analysis misses the point that Black Friday, which though on the surface seems like just vile consumerism, is actually, for some, quite a meaningful, ritualistic experience.
Acknowledging the history of the oppression of Native Americans is not justice. Ending the oppression of Native Americans is justice. This Thanksgiving, we need people to do more than give a symbolic nod to the history of Native peoples. We need people to act.
I've contacted customer service by phone several times, and the representatives from India cannot assist me. The best they can do is tell me to wait three to five business days, then eight business days, and so forth.
The Turkish downing of a Russian jet that crossed into its territory while bombing targets in Syria complicates even further the play of contraries in an already bewildering set of Mideast conflicts. The episode introduces a fresh tension that could well pit NATO, of which Turkey is a member, against what Gopalkrishna Gandhi calls a fledgling new NATO, or New Anti-Terror Organization, that French President François Hollande is trying to organize globally in the wake of the Paris attacks. Hollande meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow this week. (continued)
Smart companies know they need to plan in advance of that growth to secure the capital reserves or funding sources to afford that growth.
You have a great idea for a small business based on a promising market opportunity. You're ready to take the plunge. But there's a problem: money. You don't have any.
With the Fed likely to raise interest rates at the upcoming December meeting, economists are watching the November jobs report closely. What's next for the labor market? Here's what we're watching for in Friday's report:
This is almost a cliché -- but we don't really understand what "complexity" actually means, or how to handle it well. Most big software operations spend a lot of energy trying to get rid of complexity when they should be embracing it. This, more than anything else, is their downfall.
Before a raise comes, you are typically doing a bigger job than you are getting paid for. Take a hard look at yourself and your work ethic. If you want a raise you should always do these things.
By adding this one call-to-action, you can capture many leads that would have previously been left on the table. There are still so many businesses that don't capitalize on this idea.
Buying an annuity has always been a difficult exercise for the consumer. What Sen. Warren's report shows is that on top of the complexity, brokers selling annuities too often are presented with real and considerable incentives to push you into particular products.
People who have money usually made it at their job or in their own business. The problem arises when they think they have the Midas touch--that they will multiply their savings by investing it with others.
Forty-seven years ago, Robert Kennedy cautioned that "too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things."
As Thanksgiving approaches, we think about all of the people and things in our lives that we are thankful for -- but how often do we think about being thankful for our economic good fortune?
However, Thanksgiving is about more than just having the day off and Black Friday and holiday shopping, Thanksgiving is a really powerful holiday and one that can be the best day of the year, if you just take the time to really enjoy the best Thanksgiving has to offer. If you want to really maximize your Thanksgiving holiday, here are five easy tips to consider that can completely change your holiday experience.
Naming the baby after the father used to be as common as meatloaf and green beans. It was a deeply rooted and well-respected tradition.
Recruiting and keeping top talent is one of the keys to having a successful business, and there's increasing recognition that if employers do not engage their workers in an effective way, employees will take their business elsewhere.
Collins wrote blog post after blog post about marketing. Testing ideas. Creating videos. Delivering value every time. "I think blogging is a fantastic education in marketing because every single time you put out a blog post, you essentially launch a new concept to your market and see how they respond."