Since the 1990s, leftists have become considerably more tolerant, even accepting, of "cultural conservatism" than they were for virtually the entire 20th century. The need to accumulate additional ideological resources to combat a perceived "Western liberal" other is a powerful one.
President Obama must be having trouble getting the votes for fast-track authority since the administration is now pulling out all the stops to push the deal. Obama insisted the deal is not secret, but googling "TPP" will not get you a copy of the text.
Last week I talked about investing concepts that people want to understand but are too often afraid to ask about -- things like asset allocation, diversification and risk. But if you're unclear on a concept, I say ask. And ask again if you don't completely understand.
Because the rise of mobile usage has skyrocketed, the culture of communication has changed, and marketers need to keep up by understanding how their prospective customers prefer to communicate.
Your very success may well depend on sticking with a well-designed and considered financial plan when it is the hardest to do so. This is the capital "R" reason you may want a lifetime financial advisor.
It's crucial that we start preparing our grid now for what lies ahead, while also fixing some of today's biggest issues. Finding a truly sustainable solution means looking beyond just one potential "magic bullet" answer to considering the energy landscape from a bird's eye view.
Some people and companies confuse management with cheerleading. Now... there is nothing wrong with rallying the troops, encouraging people, inspiring behavior. But in and of itself the pom-poms are not a strategy for management.
While there may be a "global economy," there's no such thing as a "global address." Working people don't live "globally." They live at home and work nearby. Wiping out a few thousand factories, and relying on foreign labor to fill the void, may stimulate the stock market, but it ain't doing the American worker any favors.
Reinvention always meets resistance. From pivots to process changes, it's tough to have a perfectly smooth transition.
Brands live in the middle of culture and should align with ideas that are relevant to people beyond simply cliché product ads. People are motivated by a delicious cup of coffee, but they expect more from brands today such as ethics and values that they share.
When there is a critical mass of women (three seems to be the number), there is a tipping point. Less likely to feel like outsiders, they are more likely to speak up and be heard.
Perception is the biggest challenge -- many people think of manufacturing as a grimy scene of dirt and chaos. Manufacturers across the country are bringing young people onto their shop floors so they can see what modern manufacturing is really like.
LinkedIn, the professional social networking site, just bought Lynda for $1.5 billion. For those of your not familiar with Lynda, it is a platform that provides online courses similar to AccountAcademy, Coursera, and Udemy.
Last night, I was joined by Columbia University professor and Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, one of the nation's most outspoken advocates on the critical issue of income inequality.
Corinthian Colleges has officially shut down. But for most of its students, and for a generation enchained by student debt, the need for action remains.
Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone, and in a way I'm grateful for starting out so young. I started on this journey when I had nothing to lose, when I was fearless and bulletproof. Here are some things I'm glad I didn't know when I first started out.
The very wealthy are disproportionately opposed to any policy -- including tax policies -- that would redistribute wealth more equitably. This makes sense from a purely economic perspective. But is there more to it than rational self-interest?