Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.
Investing five minutes into reading this [pst may end up being your equivalent to investing in Apple in 1980. I recently sat down with Kevin O'Leary, the entrepreneur, investor, journalist, author, and financial commentator best known as Mr. Wonderful.
After the success of her 2012 best-seller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain brought together a team to start Quiet Revolution, a company dedicated to "unlocking the power of introverts for the benefit of us all." And now, I'm delighted that HuffPost is joining forces with Quiet Revolution to use all the tools at our disposal to unlock that power and bring these voices and ideas to an even wider audience.
We all have too much "stuff" in our wardrobe, closets and lives. Sometimes we want to throw it all away. But you can have fun and recoup a few dollars if you use eBay's platform to sell online. If you have an email and Paypal accounts, you're already half way done.
Recently, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released some findings about what new graduates could expect to earn. The results are interesting and may well speak to where the workforce will head if left to market forces.
"Regulatory Capture" is when an industry takes over the regulatory agency that is supposed to be doing oversight of the companies' business practices and is supposed to be protecting the Public Interest.
Duffy emphasizes the often overlooked personal side of entrepreneurship, including balancing finances, relationships and your health. I am paraphrasing here, based on his book, ten of the top failures we both see in the early stages of entrepreneurship.
On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter, DF), the most sweeping financial regulatory reform in the United States since the 1930s. Let's have a look at the most noteworthy accomplishments and the biggest failings so far.
By now everyone who has regularly paid attention to what might optimistically be called the "American labor movement" is aware that the Supreme Court now holds in its hands the power to ruinously damage U.S. public sector unions. Indeed, it holds in its hands the power to eviscerate them, destroy them.
The hierarchical leadership style of the 20th century is fading fast in favor of today's empowering and collaborative leaders. In today's organizations people want to make meaningful contributions to the world through their work.
All freelancers are looking for ways to save money. Instead of picking up more jobs or working extended weeks to pocket some cash, there may be a simple solution that can help you save each month.
CEOs contended their corporations are too poor to pay overtime, but on their next quarterly call with shareholders, they'll brag about record profits. In 2013, corporate profits were at their highest level in 85 years. That same year, employee compensation was at its lowest level in 65 years.
Today one thing is certain, the hierarchy belongs in a management museum locked up for people to see, but not touch.
Fairphone isn't just about its own product line: It's trying to shake up the smartphone industry and shift it toward less destructive practices. What's not to love? Almost nothing. So why am I not going to buy one?
In 1976 Apple was started by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Woz). In 1985 Steve was fired, publically humiliated. For weeks Jobs spent time in his dark room. He didn't contact anyone. He didn't go out. He didn't eat much. We all know this isn't how the story ends.
You can see professional life in three dimensions: the impersonal task, or "It," the interpersonal relationship; or "We," and the self-awareness; or "I." Each one of these dimensions can be an aspect of the gap the we discussed in the previous post.
Dig a little deeper though and you find some fascinating stuff going on at Cannes, which has just wound up on the French Riviera. And some of the more interesting developments are in the fields of retail and shopper marketing.