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Bruce Kushnick

59 Twists & Turns to Verizon's Calculated Play to Go Wireless and to Dismantle & Trash the State-Based Wired Utilities

Bruce Kushnick | August 31, 2015 | Business
A wireless phone is really a wired phone with an invisible extension cord. Every time you make a wireless call walking down the street, within a few hundred feet there's a 'cell site' that is attached to a wire. Almost every wireless 'hot spot' is connected to a wire and...
Dean Baker

The China Syndrome: Bubble Trouble

Dean Baker | August 31, 2015 | Business
The financial markets have been through some wild and crazy times over the last two weeks, although it appears that they have finally stabilized. The net effect of all the gyrations is that a serious bubble in China's market seems to have been at least partially deflated. After hugely overreacting to this correction, most other markets have largely recovered. Prices are down from recent peaks, but in nearly all cases well above year-ago levels. But the stock market is really a sideshow; after all, back in 1987 the U.S. market fell by almost 25 percent for no obvious reason, with little noticeable effect on the U.S. economy. The more serious question is what is happening with the underlying economy, and there are some real issues here.
Matthew J. Kiernan

Silk Road key to China's next move

Matthew J. Kiernan | August 31, 2015 | Business
China's recent market meltdown has raised significant questions about the country's transition to a consumer led economy. As the Chinese economy slows, the question is not if, but how will the Chinese Government react? So far the focus has been on the Chinese Government's determination to support the Shanghai and...
Margaret Jacoby

5 HR Solutions for Recognizing Employees That Won't Break the Bank

Margaret Jacoby | August 31, 2015 | Business
All right, so you want to do some employee recognition and make sure people who work hard get properly rewarded. Most employees want to know that their efforts on your behalf are noticed, and few things are more depressing than the belief that the company doesn't care about them.
Tom Hopkins

10 Dumbest Inventions Of All Time

Tom Hopkins | August 31, 2015 | UK Tech
The job of the innovator is rarely easy. But a few of these could have been easily avoided using the simple mantra: "If it's not broken, don't fix it".
Vanessa Sheridan

Transgender Awareness Training: A Business Essential

Vanessa Sheridan | August 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
The world will continue to change and the business community must continue to respond to those changes in effective ways.
Ross DeVol

Risks to U.S. Economic Growth and Implications for the Fed

Ross DeVol | August 31, 2015 | Business
China's weight in the world economy has been rising and was made excruciatingly apparent by the turmoil in U.S. equities markets over the past few weeks. Much of current stock market anxiety was at least "assembled" in China.
Jeff Rose

How to Be Financially Confident

Jeff Rose | August 31, 2015 | Business
To build true confidence, you have to not mind being wrong. You have to take a stand, and then admit it if and when you realize your standpoint is wrong. It's a process of trial and error that helps you discover what is right. And finding out what is right is a lot more important than always being right.
Catriona Pollard

5 Tips for Great Public Speaking

Catriona Pollard | August 31, 2015 | Business
I very publicly share how public speaking has been a massive challenge for me. I've spent many years telling myself that I couldn't do it, and it was only relatively recently that I realized this simply wasn't true.
Scott Paul

China's Stock Market Mess Belies Bigger Problems for the United States

Scott Paul | August 31, 2015 | Politics
The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China.
Elliot Begoun

Are you Managing Your Business or Leading Your Organization?

Elliot Begoun | August 31, 2015 | Business
Managing a business is very different than leading an organization. This distinction may sound subtle or merely seem like semantics. The fact is, however, that this difference is often the determinate between stagnation and growth.
Dave Pruett

Taming the Elephant on Wall Street

Dave Pruett | August 31, 2015 | Business
We're witnessing, I'm fairly certain, market chaos associated with the end of the era of fossil fuels.
Cheryl Scott

5 Easy Steps to Top-Notch Customer Service

Cheryl Scott | August 31, 2015 | Business
Providing top-notch customer service isn't really that hard, but even the best of the best need a reminder or coaching now and then. In golf, keeping one "swing thought" in mind during a shot can have great results. Here are five "customer service thoughts" that can help us and our work teams hit a hole-in-one.
Great Work Cultures

How to Ruin Your Organization in 25 Minutes or Less

Great Work Cultures | August 31, 2015 | Business
What is fundamental to high-performing organizational culture? Is it the ping pong table and the keg of beer in the break room? Is it the M & M's in every conference room?
David Sable

Are You One in Seven?

David Sable | August 31, 2015 | Business
In honor of Facebook's amazing achievement of one in seven (predictors of its demise pay heed), I hope and pray that we will remember the other, less fortunate one in sevens.
Diane M. Francis

Market crashes and Migration Linked by Hot Money Flows

Diane M. Francis | August 31, 2015 | World
The collapse in stock markets and the surge in the migrants flooding into Europe captured August headlines. There are many underlying causes for each phenomenon, all linked. Unprecedented flows of illicit money are damaging most economies. Investors are fleeing this, as are migrants.
Lee-Sean Huang

Monetizing Neighborliness

Lee-Sean Huang | August 31, 2015 | Technology
Apps like eNeighbr are seductive in their seamlessness, but do they encourage the kind of community that we want to live in?
Ben Goldsmith

The Free Market Doesn't Have to Be Short Term

Ben Goldsmith | August 31, 2015 | World
LONDON -- It is often said that we live in a culture of instant gratification -- and this is especially true of financial markets. The debt crisis was a spectacular example. Upfront profits blinded over-confident investors to long-term risk -- with disastrous consequences. Since the crash, lack of confidence has given rise to a different type of short-termism.
Nellie Akalp

Mistakes Can Be an Entrepreneur's Best Teacher (If You're Ready to Learn)

Nellie Akalp | August 31, 2015 | Business
The problem is that just making a mistake isn't enough; it's how you recover and learn from the mistake that makes the difference. And this typically requires behavioral traits and characteristics that don't come naturally to most of us.
Lenny Sanicola

Have Courage and Steady the Course!

Lenny Sanicola | August 31, 2015 | Business
Since there will always be things threatening the market, it is important that employees focus on the items they can control, such as how much they are saving and their asset allocation, based on their time horizon and tolerance of risk.
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