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The Other Ex-Men

Rob Taub | Posted 08.20.2014 | Divorce
Rob Taub

Stories about post divorce relationships with former spouses most often deal with acrimony and seldom address anything positive. My circumstances are slightly unusual as my ex-wife and I have always behaved cordially to one another.

Are Prepaid Debit Cards the Next Big Target of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 08.14.2014 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Although the market for prepaid debit cards has been steadily expanding and attracting big name financial players like American Express, consumer advocates have expressed concern about a lack of regulatory oversight.

Corporate Fraud of a Different Stripe

Martha Burk | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Martha Burk

It's that time of year again. Corporate good-guy awards are handed out like candy by magazines with headlines screaming "Best Companies," for various groups -- usually minorities and women.

Know Me, Know My Work

Michael Drew | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

I'm not famous, although I'm known in my field. What's different about my being known, however, is that when people know my name -- or even see me out and about at industry gatherings or certain kinds of events I frequent -- they know not only who I am, but what I represent, the kind of work I do.

Women in Business: Q&A with Michelle Fee, CEO & Co-Founder of Cruise Planners-American Express Travel

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Michelle Fee is CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners-American Express Travel, the nation's largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the i...

Is Targeting the Unbanked Trendy Now Among Big Banks? Chase Pledges $30 MM to Help the Unbanked Build Credit and Assets

Curtis Arnold | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money
Curtis Arnold

While it may seem that this initiative is altruistic in nature, there is little doubt that the unbanked and underbanked represent a large and potentially lucrative market.

American Express Touts Bluebird and Serve, Financial Products for the Unbanked, with the Debut of the Film "Spent"

Curtis Arnold | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

The film is part of a larger effort by American Express to not only shed light on the problems with the current financial system but to also promote change - including the development of new technologies and products that inexpensively meet the financial needs of everyone.

Ryan Kristobak

What You Really Learn When Attending A Macklemore Concert

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.23.2014 | Entertainment

On Wednesday night, I attended my first Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert. The duo performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan for the first of t...

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 2)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Although we touched upon the need for gender intelligence in education and leadership last week, in our next few pieces we'll dig a bit deeper with Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron, authors of Gender Intelligence, into how our expectations can shape our decisions on policy and practice.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron On the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 1)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 07.16.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

In this exclusive feature length interview, we'll go in depth with Ms. Annis and Dr. Merron about their recent work and learn how their upcoming book, Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line, can impact future generations.

Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

The phrase "The customer is always right" is typically used by businesses to convince customers that they will get good service at this company and convince employees to give customers good service; however, I think businesses should abandon this phrase once and for all.

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

These 13 Famous Companies Turned Out Way Differently Than They Started

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Like any superhero, a successful enterprise comes with its own origin story -- but these household names started off a bit differently than you might ...

American Express To Pay Big Settlement

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express has agreed to pay at least $75.7 million to end an investigation into what regulators said was misleading marketing...

Best Places to Work: (Your Company Here)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business. Think about it: A great...

Stumped By What to Get Your Older Children for the Holidays? Here's a Solution That Will WOW Them!

Laura Wellington | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business

It doesn't take too much to derail your workday. The usual suspects? Your constantly ringing phone, endlessly populating social-media feeds, your emai...

#YourBrandHere: The Power Of The Hashtag (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 11.12.2013 | Small Business

You've seen it everywhere: on TV advertisements and billboards, on Twitter and Facebook, on ironic T-shirts and baseball caps. You may have even heard...

Retail Chatter #3

June Haynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Customers want to know " What have you done for me lately?" There is a new store that opens every minute of the hour, and if we want to think global, imagine just how many more are being opened every second of the day.

4 Big Mistakes Small Business Owners Make On Social Media

Posted 11.25.2013 | Business

Sometimes social media can feel like total quicksand. You open up your Twitter or Facebook feed, and before you even get a chance to start reading, yo...

What Is The Cloud? (And Why Small Businesses Need To Care)

Christine Hall | Posted 11.06.2013 | Small Business

Cloud computing has come a long way to become a mainstream technology tool for business. Earlier this year, Parallels, a software company that enab...

Counting Your Facebook Fans? Here's Why This Small Biz Doesn't Bother

Jennifer Goforth Gregory | Posted 11.05.2013 | Small Business

Sarah Endline, founder of the New York City-based natural chocolate company, Sweetriot, was using social media to connect with her customers even befo...

This Is The Reality Of Running A Small Business

Mark Henricks | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

Even back in Shakespeare’s day, the Bard knew, “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.” But although the advice about punctualit...

The Secret To Keeping Each And Every One Of Your Social Media Followers

Lisa Wirthman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business

Successful social media marketing isn’t just measured by the size of a company’s fan base. Even more important than how many fans and followers yo...

5 Guiding Principles From Successful Women Entrepreneurs

Anjali Varma | Posted 12.22.2013 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

Every speaker reiterated the importance of confidence in your idea, your vision and how you convey yourself to the business community. Many also reinforced exuding this confidence whether you have it or not.