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Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Tapasya Bali, Co-Founder and COO, YOGASMOGA

Laura Dunn | August 30, 2015 | Business
Tapasya Bali is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of YOGASMOGA. YOGASMOGA is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of Yoga inspired athletic apparel and accessories and is proudly made in the USA. Tapasya is significantly influenced by her upbringing in the Himalayas and the culture of yoga. In...
Ira Kalb

Apple Watch: Success or Failure?

Ira Kalb | August 30, 2015 | Business
Last year at about this time Apple announced a number of new products including the Apple Watch. Without knowing the constraints Apple faced in the introduction of this watch, I was critical of the branding - particularly the name choice. I thought it should have continued the i-single syllable brand...
Martha T.S. Laham

How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

Martha T.S. Laham | August 29, 2015 | Fifty
Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls.
Josh Bersin

Do You Know How to Give (and receive) Feedback?

Josh Bersin | August 29, 2015 | Business
Feedback is a tricky subject. When someone bugs you or does something you don't like, there's a natural tendency to want to say something to them. But as everyone knows, if you don't find the right way to say it, they won't listen and you'll probably just hurt your relationship.
Jenny Block

How One Lesbian Power Couple Is Raising Up a Baby Boy and a Killer Food Festival

Jenny Block | August 29, 2015 | Gay Voices
"I've adjusted my outlook on work. I still love it, but it can't be the only thing in my life."
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Refugees and Market Woes Put World on Edge

Nathan Gardels | August 28, 2015 | World
The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now. . . Writing from Beijing, Fred Hu argues that what we are witnessing is China's shift toward the "new normal" of a slower growth paradigm focused on domestic consumption instead of investment and export-led growth. He expresses confidence that his country will weather the storm, writing, "it is a loser's game to bet against China's leaders." Nobel laureate Michael Spence locates the culprit of market volatility in the flood of funds unleashed by low interest rates looking for higher returns, which has led to the gap between a financial bubble and the real economy now undergoing a correction. (continued)
Molly Knobler

Is the FDA Ready for Kim Kardashian and Mutant Head Lice?

Molly Knobler | August 28, 2015 | Business
Misleading pharmaceutical marketing can be far more insidious than Kim Kardashian's recent social media flub with Diclegis, and it is with these more serious transgressions that the FDA must keep a careful eye.
Toni G. Atkins

Higher Minimum Wage: A Crucial Tool for Lifting More Californians out of Poverty

Toni G. Atkins | August 28, 2015 | Politics
I look forward to California implementing the $10 minimum wage in January, and moving to increase the wage even further for 2017 and beyond to lift more California families out of poverty, boost local communities, and make sure everyone benefits from our state's economic prosperity.
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

6 Ways My Parent's Deaths Made Me a Better Leader

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | August 28, 2015 | Business
Many people talk about "life lessons" parents teach them, but I have found that my parent's deaths taught me six valuable lessons useful for leadership of any team or family. Here's what I learned.
Scott Halford

Start Small, But Start Now -- the Brain-based Road to Success

Scott Halford | August 28, 2015 | Business
Activating your brain begins with realizing that you do have a say in how your life progresses. Starting with small steps, you have the power to change your life.
Great Work Cultures

Amazon and the Immediate Rush to Judgment

Great Work Cultures | August 28, 2015 | Business
I've watched and read the fallout from the New York Times recent article now for over a week. And I agree, the initial story paints a disturbing picture. But it isn't the only picture; there is always another side to the story. Not all facts fit the narrative.
Craig Dowden

The Perils of Our 'On-Call' Work Culture

Craig Dowden | August 28, 2015 | Business
In my work as an executive coach and keynote, clients and audience members frequently talk about their lack of "downtime." Even when they are home, there is rarely a sense of relief from work.
Max Yoder

Driving a Culture of Candor in Business (And How My Therapist Helped)

Max Yoder | August 28, 2015 | Business
When Lesson.ly was just a four-person company, team candor drove every element of our success. Each member felt comfortable being frank with the others, providing open and honest feedback, even when that feedback risked bruising an ego. What resulted were better decisions, execution, and output. It was contagious.
AJ Agrawal

3 Situations Where Leaders Should Keep Their Mouth Shut

AJ Agrawal | August 28, 2015 | Business
Being a leader can be a daunting task. Everyone on the team expects you to know the answer, and few times can you go an entire day without having to make a critical decision.
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Is The Corporate Travel Agent Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

Jeffrey Hayzlett | August 28, 2015 | Business
Over the decades, we have seen the aviation industry change dramatically, for leisure and also for business travel. During the economic downturn/recession, many companies decided to cut back on their business travel expenses.
Quora

These 6 Tips Can Help Your Company Culture Survive Layoffs

Quora | August 28, 2015 | Business
How do struggling companies decide who to lay off in a recession? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Auren Hoffman, CEO of LiveRamp, on Quora: Companies always need to retain their top performers. When a company is...
Amanda Goldman-Petri

Facebook Groups Are In, Fan Pages Are Out!

Amanda Goldman-Petri | August 28, 2015 | Business
While Facebook has been available to the public for almost 10 years, you can still become an early adopter for one of its features that is rapidly gaining popularity in the entrepreneurial community right now.
Steve Rosenbaum

When Is a Pivot the Right Thing to Do?

Steve Rosenbaum | August 28, 2015 | Technology
Let's face it -- situations change. When you started your company, you knew the market, had a plan and probably executed it with precision and focus. Even if you did everything right and had a good, solid run, you may find yourself facing a changing business environment.
Marc Hershon

Alphabet Soup

Marc Hershon | August 28, 2015 | Business
Google's proven, in a genius move, that you don't have to be a branding genius to come up with a simple, effective name with impact. (Although it helps!) When the new name for Alphabet, the new holding company, of which Google is just a portion, was announced this week, wags...
Nathan Resnick

A 4-Step Breakdown of How I Started 3 Companies This Summer

Nathan Resnick | August 28, 2015 | Business
This summer I set a goal to launch one company a month in June, July, and August. As every entrepreneur knows, being goal oriented is a key to success. Without goals, our ideas are just dreams.
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