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Ayelet Baron

Why Empathy Is Key to Life and Work

Ayelet Baron | June 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Our human communication is broken. It happens every day in organizations where we over-complicate basic information we need to share. We are so busy presenting our perfect mission and vision statements that we have lost sight of the shared purpose that allows people to understand how they can make a contribution at work.
Barack Obama

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

Barack Obama | June 30, 2015 | Politics
Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

In FY14, Uncle Sam Breaks Record for Small Business Contracting

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet | June 29, 2015 | Business
This past Friday at the Pentagon, SBA released its annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard, and I was delighted to report that in Fiscal Year 2014 the federal government awarded the highest percentage of contracting dollars to small businesses since we started keeping score.
Reboot Illinois

10 Best Illinois Cities for Starting a New Business

Reboot Illinois | June 29, 2015 | Chicago
Illinois is the state with the second-best environment for starting a new business. Here are 10 of the best cities for starting a new business in Illinois.
Young Entrepreneur Council

6 Questions You Must Ask Before Building Your Billion-Dollar App

Young Entrepreneur Council | June 29, 2015 | Business
When launching a successful app, execution is everything. Before you delve into development, ask yourself whether you're truly ready to guide developers as they bring your idea to life. It's your vision -- and your business -- on the line.
Gene Marks

Forget Your Bank -- Here Are Four New Sources of Capital You Probably Didn't Know

Gene Marks | June 25, 2015 | Business
Sure, all the traditional means of raising money are still there. And approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have hit new highs according to a popular monthly credit index report. But banks and those traditional financing options are no longer the only game in town.
Catriona Pollard

How to Deal With Social Media Overwhelm

Catriona Pollard | June 24, 2015 | Business
It's important to consider taking a break from social media on a regular basis, so you can take the time to renew, recharge and come back refreshed.
Kris Constable

3 Tools to Protect Your Data From Surveillance

Kris Constable | June 24, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
All the tools I recommend are open source, means you don't have to trust me, you can download the source code and look at it yourself before using it. They are absolutely required for protecting your personal, and business data from unauthorized eavesdropping, which happens by default for anything you do online.
Sallie Krawcheck

8 Smart Things I Did as a Working Mom

Sallie Krawcheck | June 24, 2015 | Business
I've let them see me work hard and succeed, and work hard and fail. My career hasn't been a straight line, by any means, and I never hid that from them. All the while, the underlying lesson has been how much work goes into work and how important resilience is, demonstrated over a lot of years.
Evan Bernick

Supreme Court to Los Angeles: No, Business Owners Don't Forfeit Their Fourth Amendment Rights

Evan Bernick | June 23, 2015 | Politics
In upholding the rights of the challengers in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the Supreme Court sent an unmistakable message: You don't forfeit your Fourth Amendment rights when you go into business.
John Rampton

What to Do When You Mess Up As an Entrepreneur

John Rampton | June 22, 2015 | Business
Nobody likes to admit when they've made a mistake and risk the embarrassment, reputation sullying, or potential wrath from the person who was wronged. However, as an entrepreneur, one of the best skills you can have is admitting when you're wrong.
Deborah Lehr

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Boosting Small Business in China

Deborah Lehr | June 22, 2015 | World
Is fear of failure hindering Chinese entrepreneurship? A new initiative by the Chinese government suggests that cultural sensitivity to failure may be preventing some Chinese businessmen from launching their own companies.
Nellie Akalp

How to Avoid Trouble When Moonlighting as an Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | June 19, 2015 | Business
While you're laying the groundwork and making sure your new business idea will work, a steady paycheck comes in handy to deal with all the financial realities like mortgage, rent, student loans, and other bills.
Alyssa Rapp

5 Lessons of Entrepreneurship Taught by a Toddler

Alyssa Rapp | June 17, 2015 | Small Business
I recently decided to pause and ask myself: if I were to view the world from my toddler's eyes, what lessons might I be able to gleam for my life as an entrepreneur? My five answers from this brief meditation are below.
Andre Bourque

Study Finds Nonsocial Doctors Are Terribly Outdated

Andre Bourque | June 17, 2015 | Business
People particularly care about social media when it comes to picking a doctor. If a cosmetic doctor has very limited information online, people overwhelmingly see that person as outdated, not with the times, and therefore, undesirable.
Eliot M. Wagonheim

My Father's Red Bat Lessons of Life, Death, Business and Living Well

Eliot M. Wagonheim | June 16, 2015 | Business
I keep my father's bat to remind me of two of my father's most important lessons -- one good, one bad and I'm not sure he intended to teach either one. He certainly wasn't conscious of it if he did. It doesn't matter, though, I learned them just the same.
Kemal Dervis

Here's How a New Social Contract Can Empower the Individual Under Globalization

Kemal Dervis | June 15, 2015 | World
ISTANBUL -- A new social contract is needed to account for the increasingly important role that individual preferences, and individual responsibility, play in today's world. Each citizen should feel empowered, not isolated and abandoned, in the face of globalization and technological transformation.
Peter Grace

5 Ways to Make Sustainability Sexy for Millennials

Peter Grace | June 15, 2015 | Impact
It's time to harness the "inherent coolness" of sustainability and make it sexy when we sell it. Doing so will entice people to consume in better ways and demand sustainable production from the brands they love.
Rhod Ellis-Jones

Use Existing Business Systems to Create Shared Value Strategy

Rhod Ellis-Jones | June 15, 2015 | Business
It's often not the risk of change that stops us from evolving, it's the specter of shifting systems and processes; it's finding enough time in everyone's diaries. Like moving mountains.
Vikki Spruill

Leading Together for Greater Impact

Vikki Spruill | June 15, 2015 | Impact
In order to make real progress, we must harness our own individual strengths for common purpose. Aligning funding strategies and sharing resources across sectors will ensure that philanthropy's transformative impact on society will approach its full potential.
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