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3 Quantifiable, and Actionable Business Strategies With Nicole Walters

Nancy Laws | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

Nicole Walters is known to many of her Periscope followers as the woman who quit her 6 figure corporate career in front of 10,000 live viewers. While ...

Africa's Female Entrepreneurs Part III: Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Improving Lives via Microfinancing

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In this interview, co-author Pamina Mullins and I speak to Devotha Ntuke Minzi, Chief Executive Officer and founder of K-finance Limited, a microfinan...

Facebook Live for Business

Shari Medini | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Shari Medini

Whenever a new social media platform or feature comes out, businesses are skeptical & are slow to jump on-board potential new trends. I understand why...

More "New" Rules of Networking

Michael Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

As I mentioned in my last article, The "New" Rule of Networking, there are absolutely rules when it comes to networking. They're just not written, enforced by a governing body, or mentioned at the beginning of a networking event before you "touch gloves" and come out networking.

What If Your Boss Really Is a Jerk?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

There's no question that the yelling, screaming, abusive jerks are the worst, and they can be very painful and difficult to deal with. Before we look at them more closely, let's consider the six more subtle types of jerk boss behavior and how to apply to each type the withering medicine of rationality, orderliness and professionalism.

The Casino of CFD Trading

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

People should remember that their CFD provider is not on their side. The provider is actually operating with opposite motives.

3 Reasons Women Entrepreneurs Fail Online

Kim Harris | Posted 10.11.2014 | Home
Kim Harris

Let's uncover some reasons that most entrepreneurs fail online and what can be done to turn it all around.

The Mobile Boom Is Here: Deliver the Best Experience, No Matter the Device

Jim Yu | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

With mobile set to become the dominant conduit for online traffic in the next few years, it's time for all marketers to get seriously strategic when it comes to configuring mobile sites.

We Are Using a Set of Beliefs and Assumptions That No Longer Serve Us

Peter Fuda | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

A leader's use of fear inducing strategies can be as much a sign of limited leadership capability as it is a sign of genuine and urgent crisis. After all, it's much easier to scare the life out of people, than it is to inspire them with a compelling vision of the future.

Why Your HR Strategy is Failing

Dan Henry | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Dan Henry

Like selling products and services, successful HR initiatives require a game plan. Done right, it's a strategic part of your business with measurable returns. Done wrong and it's just another line item written off on an expense report.

We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

When things go wrong in your business and personal relationships, do you ever ask yourself, Why is this happening... yet again? When you take a closer look, you may find that the outcome of the situation is not nearly as important as the road you took to get there.

The Annual Performance Review: #FAIL

David Hassell | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
David Hassell

What began as a staple of corporate process persists decades later as a rather unexamined policy. Why do we still use this antiquated method of collecting information and evaluating employee performance?

The Digital Marketing Playbook For Small Business

Daniel Newman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Home
Daniel Newman

Perhaps the most asked question of Small Businesses in the past three years is, "How do we measure return on social media, blogging and digital marketing"?

IPCC Report -- Economic Shock Therapy

Yvo de Boer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Home
Yvo de Boer

f a vaccine were 95 percent certain to have disastrous side effects, governments wouldn't require years of fruitless discussion before pulling it off the market. So how much certainty do we need before policymakers wake up and finally face the threat of climate change?

What Does Simplicate Mean Exactly?

Cortney McDermott | Posted 07.17.2013 | Home
Cortney McDermott

With all that is available to us, what we really struggle with is what Clay Shirky calls filter failure. Where should we put our attention? After all, we are where our attention takes us.

How Advertisers Convinced Americans They Smelled Bad

Jezebel | Sarah Everts | Posted 08.15.2012 | Home

Lucky for Edna Murphey, people attending an exposition in Atlantic City during the summer of 1912 got hot and sweaty. For two years, the high school ...

Five PR Tips for Headline-Grabbing Profits

Nicole Glor | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Nicole Glor

Your business is growing, but every time you open the newspaper, power up the iPad or turn on the TV, you see your competitors instead of your brand.

How Being Young And Slightly Weird Can Help You Get Ahead

Forbes Woman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

One myth I would really love to smash to bits is the notion that only a certain type of person can be successful in business. I meet far too many peop...

ROI on Design and Risk Reduction

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Usually one knows only 5 percent of what is needed at the stage where 70 percent of the product's cost is determined. Fortunately, there is some predictability, since return on investment and risk go hand in hand.

A Ballet Dancer's Lesson

Nelson Davis | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
Nelson Davis

A few days ago I read an interview with the famed Russian ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and one of his comments sent me into an hour of business thinking. It may be the first time that a person often seen in public wearing tights has given me a business lesson!

What's Your Strategy? The Devil Is in the Details

Sophie Gold | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Sophie Gold

Over the last couple of days I have been receiving emails asking how to put together a winning strategy for 2012. To be honest, it's a loaded question.

Corporate Culture Part Two; Creating Your Vision

James M. Lynch | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business
James M. Lynch

Here's my offering to help you create a corporate culture that works, hoping that you will give it serious thought for the sake of your employees.

Reach Out and Touch Someone -- With Your Telephone

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

Remember this iconic slogan? Its meaning is more important than ever. Our social networking medium is amazing, but what if you picked up the phone and made a more lasting connection?

If Only We Could Work the Way We Play Football

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

How great would the professional world be if only the genuinely talented players made the "team" and only the best companies "won?" Here's why football makes for the greatest work analogy.

Is Your Business Falling Into 'The Big Rut'?

Les McKeown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les McKeown

There are three keys to ensuring that a reasonable dependence on systems and processes doesn't swell into arthritic bureaucracy.