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Lee Traupel

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Twitter Is Still the Best Water Cooler Ever for Brands

Lee Traupel | July 28, 2014 | Business
How much time is Twitter going to take to be effective for your business? The simple answer is probably an hour or two a day, depending on your products and services, community service sophistication, how you're using the platform and how aggressively you want to grow your brand.
David Hassell

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How to Know if You've Been Blindsided by Data

David Hassell | July 28, 2014 | Business
To paraphrase the Scottish poet Andrew Lang, don't use data as a drunken man uses a lamp post -- for support rather than illumination.
Savas Abadsidis

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Move the Crowd

Savas Abadsidis | July 28, 2014 | Business
Ever since Zack Brown raised over $50K for his potato salad recipe on Kickstarter, the world has tried to make heads or tails over what the winning formula for a successful crowd sourcing campaign should entail. Enter Dekker Dreyer.
Soren Petersen

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Design Professionals Building Business Capabilities

Soren Petersen | July 27, 2014 | Business
Co-written by Riddhi Shah Experts and generalists are less than useful, however those who thoroughly master a discipline while having a broad general knowledge of multiple disciplines, also called T-shaped people were, at one time, worth their weight in gold. Now, once...
Robert Creamer

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Walgreens May Face Consumer, Political Backlash if it Elects to Become a 'Corporate Deserter'

Robert Creamer | July 27, 2014 | Politics
Within the next several weeks Illinois-based Walgreens drug store chain is set to decide if it will become what President Obama referred to last week as a "corporate deserter" by tearing up its U.S. Citizenship in order to cut its corporate taxes.
Eugene Fram

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Beyond the Bylaws: A Clarification of Nonprofit Board Responsibilities

Eugene Fram | July 27, 2014 | Business
A nonprofit director's duties may be much more difficult than those of a for-profit board member.
Marty Zwilling

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Entrepreneurs Today Don't Need a Big Budget to Start

Marty Zwilling | July 27, 2014 | Business
It wasn't so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free.
David Morris

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Will Labor Solidarity Save the Post Office?

David Morris | July 26, 2014 | Politics
The United States Postal Service (USPS) management just ran into a possible game-changing obstacle to its shameful pursuit of a fully privatized post office: labor solidarity.
Raymond J. Learsy

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'NYT' Op-Ed Militates for Higher Oil Prices and Fewer American Jobs

Raymond J. Learsy | July 27, 2014 | Business
Mr. Steven Rattner demonstrates that he lives in an oil industry induced fantasy whose preachments have seduced the public, our government, our press in the misguided belief that the price we are paying for oil is a market derived price reflective of actual supply and demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Mary Eileen Williams

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3 Simple Practices That Will Help Make You Job Candidate #1

Mary Eileen Williams | July 26, 2014 | Fifty
How would you like to be viewed as the #1 Candidate for the job? Think it's impossible once you've hit fifty or older? Think again!
Laura Dunn

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Women in Business Q&A: Kathleen Tullie, Director of Social Responsibility for Reebok

Laura Dunn | July 26, 2014 | Business
Kathleen Tullie is the Director of Social Responsibility for Reebok and the Founder and Executive Director of BOKS, a free before school physical activity program for kids that is backed by Reebok and the Reebok Foundation. BOKS is the primary initiative of the Reebok Foundation.
Jack M. Guttentag

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Will Lenders Pay Borrowers to Take a Mortgage Loan?

Jack M. Guttentag | July 25, 2014 | Business
Yes, mortgage lenders in the US will pay rebates to borrowers. This is a potentially valuable option which, to my knowledge, is not offered anywhere else in the world. But having options means having to make choices, and this is a difficult one that borrowers often get wrong.
Frank Islam

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Big Bank Financial Settlements: Get out of Jail Free Cards?

Frank Islam | July 25, 2014 | Business
We recognize that jails are not known as good places for rehabilitation and reform. We are not talking about that here, however. What we are talking about is a matter of fairness and equitable treatment.
Hervé Larren

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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Work for a Mission-Driven Company

Hervé Larren | July 25, 2014 | Business
There are many personal, professional, and of course, moral, reasons that working for a mission-driven company can improve your satisfaction with work and life.
Scott Paul

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Is What I Saw in Detroit America's Future?

Scott Paul | July 25, 2014 | Business
In Detroit, it's come down to matters of basic survival: keeping the water turned on, providing basic public services, determining which blocks to raze and which to save. These are decisions no one should have to make.
Michael Farr

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Enough Fed! Give Free Markets a Chance!

Michael Farr | July 25, 2014 | Business
The widespread expansion of credit to car-buyers, especially to sub-prime borrowers, is beginning to cause some industry observers to cry "bubble." Is this economic progress?
Maggie Quale

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Yahoo Harassment Case: Why No One Is Saying 'Rape'

Maggie Quale | July 25, 2014 | Gay Voices
Despite how far the U.S. is moving forward with recognizing equality in same-sex relationships, parenting and employment rights, the notion of two people of the same sex harassing or abusing one another is considered a joke.
Brad Reid

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That Homebuyer Need Not Be Told of Murder

Brad Reid | July 25, 2014 | Business
In a July 21, 2014, decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a murder/suicide inside a house did not constitute a material defect that had to be disclosed to a buyer (" target="_hplink">Milliken v. Jacano). The Court indicated that it...
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

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The Role of Smart Funding in Nurturing African Startups

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | July 25, 2014 | Business
With many crowdfunding models, there is no risk profile mechanism in place to protect investors which in turn could have negative consequences on the longevity of startups relying on these means of funding.
Scott MacFarland

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Is Your Business Challenging Conventional Thinking?

Scott MacFarland | July 25, 2014 | Business
Stop gambling with your business and start challenging conventional thinking. Look for and develop new ideas of doing business. Ask "why not," instead of "why." This will help to pave the way for new ideas to emerge.
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