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When Platforms Change, the Old Leaders Are Seldom the New Ones

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Whenever there is a major change in platform, the leaders of the old platform are seldom the leaders of the new platform. For example, at one time, th...

Women in Business: Isabel Hoffman, CEO and Founder of TellSpec

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Hoffmann is an entrepreneur who has successfully founded eight companies over the last 26 years in the fields of preventative medicine, health care, technology, mobile health and education.

Women in Business: Carolina Toro-Gerstein, CEO and Founder of Poncho Baby Inc

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Carolina Toro-Gerstein, CEO and founder of Poncho Baby Inc., is dedicated to designing products that are stylish, multifunctional, compact and eco-fri...

Women in Business: Sarah Hoit CEO and Co-Founder, ConnectedLiving

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sarah Hoit is a career social entrepreneur focused on companies that impact larger social issues. She co-founded ConnectedLiving in 2007 to bring digi...

How GoPro Is Redefining Brand Immersion in Today's Tech Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

As the web morphs to a more visual medium, creative storytelling is moving front and center as way for brands to build engagement and virality. GoPro...

You're Paying Them Too Much to Think for Them

David Peck | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
David Peck

Directive versus delegative is a key distinction between manager and leader, one that, with some practice on her part, helped her and her team deliver their best results.

Women in Business: Q&A with Christina L. Martini, Attorney, DLA Piper

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christina L. Martini is a practicing attorney, author and columnist. She is vice chair of the Chicago intellectual property practice group at DLA Pipe...

Women in Business: Q&A with Julie Merriman Wray, Founder of Olivine

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Olivine combines two of Julie Merriman Wray's longtime passions, beauty and retail. She began laying the foundation for her career when she traveled...

Marketing Sages are an Endangered Species for Good Reason

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

I can't believe the amount of content targeting small business rhapsodizing the endless rewards bigger brands are generating with social media marke...

Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

Women in Business: Q&A with Donna Josephson Chief Marketing Officer, McAlister's Deli

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As chief marketing officer for McAlister's Deli, Donna Josephson leads all strategy development, brand management, national and local initiatives as w...

The Only Startup Marketing Blog You Ever Need to Read

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every start-up has the same marketing challenge. Finding customers. God knows why the failure rate is an abysmal 90 percent for startups. Here is my truncated "30K foot" perspective based on years of work with startups.

Women in Business: Q&A With Cathleen Stewart, VP of Marketing for Batteries Plus Bulbs

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Cathleen Stewart is the Vice President of Marketing for Batteries Plus Bulbs, the nation's first, largest and fastest growing battery and light bulb f...

Kenya: Africa's Hottest Emerging Oil Exporter

James Stafford | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Not even the specter of a spillover of Islamic extremism from Somalia can dampen the atmosphere in Kenya, where commercial oil production is expected to begin in 2016 and discovery after discovery has made this the hottest and fastest-paced hydrocarbon scene on the continent.

The Magic Formula for Distraction Subtraction

David Peck | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
David Peck

Keep your own (and your team's) focus as clear as a bell: Choose, transmit and filter your way to achieve results, and your team will be more likely than not to stay on track and execute effectively.

Women in Business: Q&A With Anna Urban - Co-Founder and Creative Director of Aviva

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Anna is a brand strategist by day, beauty brand founder by night! While working to develop high-profile products for skincare, vitamin and hair care b...

Great Content Marketing & Branding Starts with Stellar Images

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

As we move into the big smartphone era no content will stand out unless you have great visuals. They differentiate your brand and business and drive engagement with today's always on consumers.

Women in Business: Q&A With Shanna Israel, Celeb lifestyle expert and CEO/ Founder of Vertical Wellness

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Shanna Israel is a professional nutrition and lifestyle expert in the intersecting worlds of health, wellness, fashion and entertainment.

Future Proofing Your Brand Strategy

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

"The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet." William Gibson Future proofing your brand strategy is a constantly moving tar...

New Cheerios Commercial Pays Homage To Hard-Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business

Cheerios is melting hearts again in a new ad. This one features a blue-collar dad headed out for his off-hours job. His young son then makes a swee...

Women in Business: Q&A with Kate Swann, COO at Blue State Digital

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kate Swann is a digital and innovation executive who specializes in growing creative organizations and managing cross-functional teams and clients. Sh...

Reinvent Your Business Model or Die

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

One of the key components of transformation and innovation is the business model, and since the ability of companies to transform and reinvent themselves is crucial to their lifeline, I went straight to the source.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Women in Business: Q&A with Venus Hurst, Founder of Doll Face Brand

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Venus Hurst is no stranger to entrepreneurship. In 2001, she created Venus Staffing, an agency specializing in promotional and event model staffing. More recently, Hurst has focused on her latest endeavor.

Canada's Shale Boom: More to Come in Montney

James Burgess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business
James Burgess

A pervasive hydrocarbon system in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) in Alberta and British Columbia, the Montney is estimated to hold 2,200 trillion cubic feet of gas, almost 29 billion barrels of natural gas liquids and over 136 billion barrels of oil.