"Look for the big W." It's the plot of "A Mad, Mad, World" and also the chart pattern we're getting as the S&P 500 makes yet another MIRACULOUS recovery off our Must Hold Line at 1,850....
By Jason Fairchild, Co-Founder and CRO of OpenX Churchill's reference to the Iron Curtain in 1946 was meant to create a dark and gloomy picture of what would happen when the eastern bloc was cut off from choice, innovation and the efficiency of open markets. Dramatic and accurate, his point...
In front of the investors and the world, my passion raged on until I could no longer contain the importance of the moment. I left everything I had on that stage, including the tears of the journey it took to get me there.
By Will Chau, creative director, GSD&M When I was a kid, my parents bought a Swedish smorgasbord in West Los Angeles. It was a very successful and thriving restaurant, but my dad only knew how to cook Chinese food. Having more street smarts than a formal business education, he started...
By Bruce Kirton, Director of Strategic Planning and Research, UWG By nature, consumers from different cultures operate from different points of view, and this mode of operation also applies to us, the marketers. When we're looking to reach consumers from different cultures, how do we bridge the gap in perspectives...
Shelley Zalis, Founder, The Girls' Lounge & Chairwoman, TFQ and Lara Setrakian, Co-Founder & Executive Editor, News Deeply Lilly Ledbetter broke through the glass ceiling at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company - becoming one of the first women in company management in 1979. She worked for nearly two decades before...
As world leaders return to their respective countries following the UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the context for implementation provides a depressing background. Seemingly every day, there are new scenes of crisis, poverty, human displacement and environmental damage somewhere in the world. The urgent need for a...
A social contact, reached out the other day and asked me my opinion about Hashtags for a presentation she is doing. This is my reply... Savvy people/marketers who want their content/conversation about a topic, or idea/ideal available in one place, create a hashtag and use it all the time, and...
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When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.
The availability of the Internet and technology has dramatically changed recruiting today. Consequently, to be effective, the methods you use for your job search must change as well, to meet the new requirements.
The fine line between entrepreneurship and most business startups, and that of social enterprise, often comes down to the mission of the business. A social enterprise, by definition looks to fill the social and economic gaps not being met by current businesses.
Addressable TV, the sending of TV ads to specific cable or satellite boxes, is developing but its growth is limited by supply. MSO's including AT&T DirecTV, Cablevision and others offer only two-minutes per hour. But that is going to change. It will be driven by media agencies who will...
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The America that I grew up in is one that also raised refugee children. It wasn't always easy to embrace foreigners -- and traumatized ones at that -- and it took a monetary investment, but from a distance of 40 years, we can clearly see how that investment paid off multifold. It is not only the distress of refugees that must capture our hearts, but the potential of resettlement that should engage our minds.
Fifteen years from now, will you remember where you were when the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Friday, September 25, 2015 may not be one of those days that the general public will remark on, but it is a milestone in development history.
Having worked in the talent management field for over 25 years I am used to the discussions about hiring top talent. High Potentials. The Top 5%. The Best. Everyone assumes that this is the route to go and that these "top percenters " are what the company needs to compete...
We're all subject to these biases whether we want it or not and any of them can limit our ability to generate and entertain novel thoughts and ideas. So what can we do to overcome these biases and boost our creative problem-solving skills?
You can better your chances of landing an interview by thinking like the hiring manager and looking at your resume through their eyes. Before you send out your next resume, look for these common problems that can disqualify you from the running.
In the hospitality business, truly connecting with today's tech-savvy guest does not mean beating the OTAs at their own game. Rather, hospitality experts must crack the new code of consumer loyalty, as I discovered talking to Larry Cassenti of Marriott International.
It takes discipline to stick to a plan and focus on those factors you can control: your asset allocation, holding a globally diversified portfolio of low management fee index funds, exchange-traded funds or passively managed funds and deferring or avoiding tax liability.
What I have been searching for, and have not yet been able to discern is the ingredient that makes some corporate leaders turn their backs on the conventional wisdom (I would argue it is herd mentality not wisdom) and reject the on maximizing short term 'shareholder return.'