Is there a place in business for more conventional definitions of goodness? I believe there is, and its falls under the heading of inspiration.
Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.
The time is ripe to infuse energy into this historic relationship. Not only are both governments stable with visionary leadership but there is also a strong will among businesses and policymakers on both sides to build a mutually-beneficial partnership.
As Americans celebrate Labor Day, they're forced to reckon with some tough facts about the state of our country's workforce.
Businesses should consider the ROI of academic programs related to their growth areas and what it could mean to the success of their model. Schools will have to move boldly toward hybrid classes -- whatever may drive the best outcomes towards preparing students for the modern economy.
Labor Day isn't the most celebrated of holidays on our calendar. It was birthed out of a movement to honor and respect the hardworking Americans who laid the foundation of our nation in the late 19th Century.
The housing market isn't just bouncing back -- it's booming! So, if you've been on the fence, waffling about whether or not to sell, consider these five things.
We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.
Clearly, there are a lot of people who feel that the economic recovery-over five years old by now, at least by the official count-isn't reaching them.
Our elected representatives would rather upset those who come back from the office or the factory than those returning from the supermarket. The person elected chooses to encourage the lowering of product prices because that appeals to the consumer, even though this decrease favors imports and hurts local workers. The elected official chooses to increase taxes on work and to lower taxes on consumption: more income tax and less value added tax.
In a world in which 50 percent of the skills people use to do their jobs change every three years, how can employees hope to stay relevant?
This is a quandary that around 14 million college students face in their actual, non-joke-from-Tumblr lives. It isn't news that more and more college students are working. But why are they working?
From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.
One in four U.S. employees are low-wage workers. That is 20 percent higher than in the United Kingdom, and the highest percentage among industrialized nations. So how'd that all anti-union stuff work out?
Labor Day is seen as a day of rest for many hardworking Americans. But for a growing set of U.S. workers, there is no break from trying to earn enough to support their families. Despite a dip in unemployment during the past few years, low pay continues to plague many employees while their corporate bosses rake in record profits.
CEOs and other executives are overpaid nowadays by any reasonable standard. To make matters worse, taxpayers are footing a large part of the bill. Thanks to some historical lobbying and maneuvering, corporations are able to deduct much of the money they pay to their most highly compensated executives. We can blame corporate CEOs for selfish, shortsighted, and greedy behavior, and we should. But that misses an important point: government policy actually encourages them to behave that way. In one of its lesser-known provisions, the Affordable Care Act limited these tax breaks for health insurers who benefit from the law. While that may sound arcane, the implications could be profound and far-reaching.