The government's actions against WikiLeaks in 2010 and companies' reactions to that pressure, as well as the prosecution of the PayPal 14 raise critical questions about the nature of the First Amendment in the digital age. The First Amendment is primarily a restraint on government intrusion and a bedrock principle of our society. How do commercial interests interact with those protections? How does government ensure space for free expression online when there are no public sidewalks or street corners? How can unpopular dissent resist government pressure when that dissent depends on commercial Internet providers to reach its audience? These are vital questions in today's society.
There is no sure-fire way to become rich. (If there was, I wouldn't be writing this article -- or at the very least, I'd be writing it from an island retreat, not a coffee shop.) But there are things you can do to increase your chances of accumulating wealth.
My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.
The ultimate goal is to create connection, the sort of connection you would ideally enjoy in a family, where there is trust, support and reliability among brothers, sisters and parents. Even without a family business in the literal sense of the description, you should create that familial fabric among your clients, your employees and have it be real and sincere.
What if you build it, and no one comes? A great website, that is. Many times, a lack of website traffic is due to common mistakes that cause the search engines to penalize you.
By all accounts, Small Business Saturday was a smashing success. Now, in order to kick the American economy into over drive, it's time to convert it from an annual event to a year-long one. That is why 2014 will be The Year of Small Business
Different is the key to success in the workplace and because of this, employers are going to have to learn to not only adapt to change but to encourage it.
From an email to a newsletter to a Facebook status update or tweet, the way your choose to communicate matters.
If you are still on the fence about how to use social media to grow your small business, now is a great time to get started.
If you're an entrepreneur, you've got your game face on. Every hour of every day is invested in your business and you're doing all you can to make it work. So why does Seth Godin, the godfather of modern marketing, believe that "the person who fails the most wins"?
With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.
This past October, one hundred disruptive entrepreneurs met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to present their businesses, share niche knowledge, network, and celebrate impactful entrepreneurship.
As a sustainably focused entrepreneur with the aspiration to create a kinder planet, coming together with so many outstanding individuals with similar passions was inspiring and invigorating.
Being compassionate doesn't mean that we don't address issues that need to be addressed, like consistently poor performance. Sometimes the most compassionate thing we can do, which would be in the best service of all the stakeholders, is to let someone go.
One of the most important principles I have learned is that you never should stop learning. Sometimes finding the answers to the really tough questions just can't be solved using the knowledge you currently have in your head.