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Corporate America

The Umpire Changes the Rules

Brandt Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brandt Goldstein

Will we finally see the umpire that the Chief Justice promised us? Or will he continue to move the foul lines and alter the strike zone to favor the rich and the powerful? Americans should keep their eyes on the Court.

The Nightmare at the Branding Party

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

You don't want to be the brand having that kind of conversation that sends people looking for the nearest exit or delete button or channel changer, do you?

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

Higher Education's Train to Nowhere

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

The university-as-corporation threatens to undermine the foundation of a world-class system of education and diminish the quality of our future social life.

The Truth Hurts: The STEM Crisis Is Not a Myth

Linda Rosen | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Linda Rosen

The fact that STEM jobs have fared so well even through the recession is telling. If anything, demand will only intensify as the economy picks up.

3 Ways to Be More Efficient

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Why are you driven? If you have a packed schedule, why? What is important to you in your life? Reflect, breathe and be honest with yourself. This is your life we are talking about.

The Post Gets To The Root Of Employment Problem

Washington Post | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

This town in the hills of Upstate New York is best known as the birthplace of IBM, one of the country’s most iconic companies. But there remain only...

Cynicism Is Corporate America's Greatest Weapon. Disarm It.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's easy to retreat into the idleness of the cynic, to become the kind of person essayist Sydney J. Harris once described as "prematurely disappointed in the future." It's easy -- and it's a mistake.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Corporate Needs

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Abhishek Seth

If people self-actualize and achieve unconditional happiness, tapping into their fullest potential by personal growth, influence and charity: Companies self-actualize by tapping into their fullest potential with Corporate Social Responsibility.

Torch Your Home Office Before It's Too Late!

Jeb Harrison | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Jeb Harrison

I guess you could say once you start working from home you can't go home again. It's the truth -- I shudder to think of all the inappropriate behavior I would get slapped around for were I to show my face in an office.

Business with Both Hands: Redefining Success in America

Kalon Gutierrez | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Kalon Gutierrez

Success in today's business world is defined by right-handed, tangible metrics: a promotion, higher salary, sizable bonus, board seat or allocation of equity. But our realities are different than they were even a decade ago. Now is the time to become ambidextrous.

Bringing Food for the Soul: God's Love We Deliver

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Growing up, my family had traditions centered around the holidays. I remember delivering frozen turkeys at Thanksgiving with my local Rotary club. Las...

The Truth About Break Rooms

Neal Jenson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

break rooms are an essential part of an office and they are often under appreciated and underutilized. Break rooms are more than a place to store your lunch, buy a snack or snag a cup of coffee.

Supreme Court in 2013: Equal Justice Under Law?

Andrew Blotky | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Andrew Blotky

Equal Justice Under Law. Those are the words carved in white Vermont marble on the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court building. But last week, the Supreme Court dispensed a version of justice that's anything but equal for millions of Americans.

Communism vs. Democracy

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

Globalization is nothing more than a trade war with production looking for a country cheaper to produce. Rather than the U.S. setting the example of free trade, China leads the way with controlled trade. The U.S. government must compete to survive.

The Economists

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

In 2006, the Princeton economist Alan Blinder estimated that in 10 years the U.S. would offshore 30-40 million jobs. Today, Corporate America continues to enfeeble the U.S. economy as it builds China's -- offshoring our innovation, research, technology, production and jobs.

Temps Are Getting Crushed

ProPublica | Michael Grabell | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

It's 4:18 a.m. and the strip mall is deserted. But tucked in back, next to a closed-down video store, an employment agency is already filling up. Rosa...

Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Not only has the current recession left minority communities with disproportionately high unemployment, many corporations are also making diversity programs less of a priority.

I'm 58 And Unemployed

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

When work/life balance is temporarily unbalanced by life responsibilities and the physical and mental fallout of grief and pain, how much empathy can a faceless corporation be expected to show, and for how long?

WHOA: How Each State Would Look If It Was Represented By A Corporation

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business

This great map by Steve Lovelace replaces each state with its most prominent corporation. I might quibble a little bit and suggest that Microsoft o...

Is Corporate America Ready for the Tidal Wave?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

Ursula Burns is absolutely correct. There is indeed a tidal wave approaching - and it's approaching quickly as the number of women enrolled in colleg...

Leaning Our Own Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

We do not all want seven-figure salaries with bonuses if it means our life becomes a 60+ hour work week, insane amounts of stress, no pleasure and the idea that we have to know the football scores if we are going to sit in a room full of men.

Why There's Never Been A Better Time To Be Older

Virginia Bell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

I'll be honest; I wasn't thrilled about turning 70. I've always been youthful, healthy, and extremely active and although nothing had changed suddenly everything seemed different. I felt lost, fearful, and untethered; this was unknown territory.

Using Our Wallets to Open Corporate Boards to Women

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Corporate boards and CEOs may not always understand the need for diversity and the advantages of having more women within their ranks, but they do understand the importance of profits, investors and keeping customers happy.

Do Women Prefer Entrepreneurship Over Board Positions?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Deborah Sweeney

Instead of having to deal with a room full of people that are put off every time you voice your opinion, or face being stuck in a rut because no one wants to risk changing anything, many women are simply forgoing the traditional corporate ascent and striking out on their own.