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Wendell Potter


Big Insurance Companies Won't be Big Insurance Companies Much Longer. Here's Why

Wendell Potter | September 22, 2014 | Business
As I wrote last week, one of the nation's biggest employers -- Boeing -- is pioneering a concept in providing health care benefits to its employees that eliminates insurance companies as middlemen. What Boeing is doing represents a seismic shift in health care financing and delivery that potentially...
Jose Vasquez


On the Rebound: 5 Steps to Recover From Failure

Jose Vasquez | September 22, 2014 | Small Business
Failure is -- and should be -- a natural part of business ownership.
Jeffrey Rubin


Why oil prices are dropping despite Mideast unrest

Jeffrey Rubin | September 22, 2014 | Business
Canada's oilpatch is basking in an extended sweet spot of sorts. Commodity prices aren't spiking in a way that's sure to sink the global economy, nor are they plumbing depths that would force small producers out of business and big players to start tightening their belts and cutting jobs. The...
Park Won-soon

Solar Seoul Shows How Eco-Friendly Cities Can Work

Park Won-soon | September 22, 2014 | World
Committed to building a city that is safe from the threat of power crises, self-sufficient in energy and responsible for its energy use, we are exploring ways to generate energy in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. For example, we are installing mini-photovoltaic power stations on the rooftops of school buildings, apartments, and other structures, taking the maximum advantage of our high population and building density.
Jeff DeGraff


Innovation: Hedge First, Optimize Later

Jeff DeGraff | September 22, 2014 | Business
There is a sequence to growth, an implicit order. Consecutive development activities are initiated and concluded by the forward and aft positions. We look out to discover opportunities and threats to our growth before we may streamline our actions...
Tim O'Shea

Another Step Toward Ecological Seafood Menus

Tim O'Shea | September 22, 2014 | Business
In the seafood trade, you can reassert your civic right, whether chef or consumer, to know what you are buying, where it is from and how the fish you want was harvested, or raised. Still, your rights are only real if exercised.
Mike Harden


4 Tips for Female Executives As They Climb the Corporate Ladder

Mike Harden | September 22, 2014 | Business
Women frequently do not have the same level of support or development opportunities that men enjoy -- because they lack peers and mentors. Here are some tips I share with the female executives I coach, as they climb the corporate ladder.
Hans Hickler

5 Must-Dos If You Want to Persuade

Hans Hickler | September 22, 2014 | Business
As leaders, we usually end up at that crossroads where we have that one opportunity to close the deal, to persuade -- the meeting with our boss, the presentation to the Board of Directors, or the pitch to our customer.
Bernadette Jiwa

The Most Important Lesson Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Bernadette Jiwa | September 22, 2014 | Business
Jobs' real genius was that he had learned how to see and he operated with an understanding of and empathy for the people who would become future users of Apple products -- devices like the iPad that would 'make our heart sing.'
Fred Dedrick


Partnerships That Put America Back to Work

Fred Dedrick | September 22, 2014 | Business
At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce development issues.
Peter Schwartz

WARNING: The Internet Might End in December

Peter Schwartz | September 22, 2014 | World
The challenger countries will once again try, as they did last December in Dubai, to wrest control from the coalition of stakeholders that has been governing the Internet under a contract with the U.S. government. If they succeed it will be the end of the world as we know it. There will be no Internet. There will be many nets: ChinaNet, Euronet, maybe Deutsche Net and France net and Brazil Net and Russia Net. It will resemble the world before the Internet with many private networks and a constant challenge of interconnection.
Erica Noelle Duncan


The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneruship: From Hating to Loving Vulnerability

Erica Noelle Duncan | September 22, 2014 | Business
Last time, I wrote about how traveling the road between employment and entrepreneurship is just one way to grow and develop as a person; to connect with the essence of who you are.
Anush Kostanyan


15 Effective Ways to Motivate Your Team

Anush Kostanyan | September 22, 2014 | Business
People are the main and the most important resource of each company. For achieving great results each leader needs to have a motivation strategy to create and maintain the spirit of enthusiasm among employees
Dominik Knoll


Economic Growth Patterns in USA, Canada, Mexico and China

Dominik Knoll | September 22, 2014 | Business
While the U.S. economy is seeing significant growth, economies in neighboring countries, Canada and Mexico, are doing also well. In Canada, rising exports and consumer spending have translated into better growth.
Anthony Humpage

Thoughts on Perseverance and Escaping the Rat Race

Anthony Humpage | September 22, 2014 | Small Business
In Henry V, poet William Shakespeare, wrote "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." This message of perseverance is one that has proven to be utterly timeless, and even hundreds of years later is still extremely relevant. This particular message is one that we all must remember when it comes to escaping the confines of the "Rat Race."
Jaimie Woo

Recent Inversion Wave Brings on Slew of Outrage -- What's Next?

Jaimie Woo | September 22, 2014 | Politics
By buying out a foreign company and using it as a tax haven, companies that "invert" don't move abroad in any real sense, and continue to benefit from America's infrastructure, education system, security and large consumer market.


McMonopoly Is Back 9/23

BurgerBusiness | September 22, 2014 | Business
McDonald's goes to the McWell one more time tomorrow, kicking off another round of its Monopoly game promotion. Actually, a Pre-Promotion Sweepstakes lasts for one week beginning September 23, with the full Monopoly game set to launch on September 30. Menus are not the only thing that McDonald's is capable...
Jerry Jasinowski


The Fed's Schizophrenia

Jerry Jasinowski | September 22, 2014 | Business
Even though the Fed is moving to reduce its purchase of bonds, it indicates it will keep interest rates at near zero indefinitely. Fed Chairman Janet Yellen is clearly more concerned about slow growth and modest labor market gains than about inflation or increased financial instability.
Derek Lampert


Have You Accepted Your Position as Chief Email Processor?

Derek Lampert | September 22, 2014 | Business
The office workplace is riddled with interruptions from ringing phones, dinging emails, and reminders going off from every device imaginable.. The best of us manage to hang on to fleeting moments where we actually work on our primary job, but have reluctantly accepted our new position as C.E.P. - Chief Email Processor.
Laura Dunn


Women in Business: Q&A with Kate Swann, COO at Blue State Digital

Laura Dunn | September 22, 2014 | Business
Kate Swann is a digital and innovation executive who specializes in growing creative organizations and managing cross-functional teams and clients. She is currently COO at Blue State Digital, a digital and technology agency that works to mobilize communities on behalf of nonprofits, brands and advocacy groups-- most notably...
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