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Shell Forced to Scale Back Ambitions

James Stafford | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business
James Stafford

As with most oil companies, 2015 has been a rough year for Royal Dutch Shell. Then Anglo-Dutch company reported a third quarter loss of $6 billion, which included $7.9 billion in impairment charges.

Where There's A Will There's a Way

Michael Farr | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

If the full extent of the budgetary problems are not well understood, how can we be in a position to address the problems?

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

B2B E-Commerce Trends for 2016

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Developing a strategy to drive your business to success is always a challenge, but keeping up with industry trends is another obstacle in itself.

5 Awesome Questions Great Bosses Ask Their People

David Peck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
David Peck

When the possibility of asking them comes up in discussion with my coaching clients, I hear a spectrum from, "No way I'm going to ask this," to "If I ask this, I'm going to have to do something about it," to "This is a great question."

Oil Tankers Are Filling Up as Global Storage Space Runs Low

James Stafford | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The rebound in oil prices is still not here, and new data suggests that it will take some more time before the markets start to balance out. Global ...

Expert Grammar Techniques to Help You Spell Words You Don't Know [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

Have you ever found yourself frozen in the middle of typing out an email or writing a blog post because you weren't completely sure how to spell a word? This is something that everyone experiences at one point or another -- and spell check isn't always a sure bet.

We've Reached the Tipping Point of Consumerization: Here's What It Means for Companies

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

You may have read that we've reached the tipping point of consumerization in the IT field. This means that a majority of IT developers now think abo...

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of As...

Why Networking Feels So Dirty And Makes You Want To Shower

Ann marie Houghtailing | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Ann marie Houghtailing

We tell ourselves we're there to build relationships but really it's all so unnatural that we just want to get through the damn experience.

The Netflix of Luxury Watches?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Victor M. Feraru

The introduction this year of high-profile tech and design exemplars Apple Watch and Ikepod Megapode Date have gotten people in a tizzy. The humble watch has got our attention again for the first time since the first iPhone commandeered our device-lust way back in 2007. This means Netflix-for-watches startup Eleven James has emerged at just the right time.

Forget Vegas, Nevada is Now About Reno and Lithium

James Stafford | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
James Stafford

As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.

Corporate 'Talent' Must Imagine Worst-Case Scenario, i.e., Ruination: VW, GM, Peanut Corporation

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Carla Seaquist

You would think a corporation with high-priced "talent" in its executive suites could imagine the risks -- to the corporation if not to consumers or their own employees -- if it crossed the legal line.

Leasing the Future

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

For businesses that sold things that quickly ended up in the back of the cupboard, or the corner of the factory floor, or got lost in a sub-directory, well, you had a good run. I trust you invested the money wisely. But that game is up. That day is done.

Why Your Company Needs Data Analytics

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

With exponentially increasing amounts of data accumulating in real-time, there's no reason why you cannot turn data into a competitive advantage.

Collaborative Innovation: You Can't Do It Alone and Win

Brian Kennell | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Fail, fail and fail again. No executive wants to hear these words, let alone report them to his or her boards, or worse, shareholders. But when yo...

7 Top Tips for When You Start Using the New Periscope App Plus My Favorite Broadcaster of the Week!

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology
Sky Mandala Marcano

My number one tip for you is, if you really want to start broadcasting on Periscope but feel nervous, start today!

Learning Business Focus From Warren Buffett

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The most important lessons are not always learned inside the walls of our nation's top business schools.

Climate Change This Week: More Hunger Games, Banks Bail on Coal, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stop Cutting Down My Home!!! When forests disappear, so do beautiful unique wildlif...

Innovating Innovation Strategy: Part 1

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation calls us to do the impossible: to build for a future we can't yet see. The very notion of innovation is riddled with paradoxes. It asks us...

The End Of The Oil Major?

James Stafford | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
James Stafford

A new report finds that the largest oil companies are set to cut spending on exploration by at least half, potentially leading to very few new oil dis...

"Bribery, Back Room Dealing, And Bullying" in Ukraine: The Origins of Burisma

James Stafford | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
James Stafford

Zlochevsky's UK assets may have been unfrozen and whisked off to safety in Cyprus, but anyone considering investing in Ukrainian gas or this influential player should understand that the next stop will be Switzerland.

Work Life: 3 Ways to Do More Better

David Peck | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
David Peck

Almost everyone faces challenges with recruiting, administration, expense and revenue pressures, etc. Yet these are often the times enhancing scalability can make the difference between surviving and thriving.

The 4 Pillars of Effective Networking

Kimberly E. Stone | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Kimberly E. Stone

When most people think of networking, they envision adding people to their Rolodex that can potentially be of benefit to them in the future. But that's only one side of the coin, and many forget that effective networking involves a mutually beneficial exchange. It's less about grabbing someone's business card and more about building a lasting holistic partnership.

LNG Bust Could Last For Years

James Stafford | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
James Stafford

Commodity prices have crashed over the past year, and the market for LNG is no different. Over the past five years or so, there has been a flurry of ...