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Market Noise and Fed Messaging

Michael Farr | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So far this year, the mid-cap banks are outperforming their behemoth cousins, and we now may know why. The big question, though, is how detrimental have these new regulations been to the economic recovery?

Women in Business Q&A: Nikki Parker, Regional Director North America & Oceania at

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Nikki Parker is responsible for marketing and communications at across North America, Australia and New Zealand. Nikki leads a team of ...

Women in Business Q&A: Michelle McComb, CFO at Datto Inc.

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Michelle McComb is the Chief Financial Officer for Datto, Inc., a global, award-winning vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and business continu...

5 CIO Lessons That I Learned From Dr. J

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

After a brutal winter, spring may finally be here, bringing with it the NCAA and NBA playoffs, when great minds turn to... basketball. Last year, I ...

Women in Business Q&A: Dr Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dr. Marsha Firestone is the Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), which began in 1997 as a peer advisory organization for...

Subway Worker Allegedy Writes 'Big Mama' On Woman's Lunch

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

She didn't order the rudeness. The lawyer for a California woman who said a Subway employee scrawled humiliating words on her lunch is still waitin...

This Pot Vending Machine Is Just As Awesome As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business

Usually you hit the vending machine after you've smoked pot, but now in Colorado there's a vending machine that sells weed-infused goodies. The Za...

Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Martin-Louro, Brand Experience Manager and Cultural Engineer, Dell

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Previously at MTV, she now serves in a curiously titled role at Dell: Brand Experience Marketing Manager and Cultural Engineer -- a truly unique position that allows her to bring her creative and unconventional methods to an otherwise corporate atmosphere.

Women in Business Q&A: DeAnne Aguirre, Senior Partner at Strategy&

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

DeAnne Aguirre is a senior partner with Strategy& based in San Francisco. She is the co leader of the global Katzenbach Center and an expert in cultur...

Climate Change This Week: The Ultimate Reality Series, Zombie Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 9, 2014 How unusua...

Why Analytics Should Drive Your Content Creation Cycle

Jim Yu | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

Data opens up opportunities for marketers that were never before possible, from forecasting financial results to implementing real-time feedback based on actual consumer interactions.

Women in Business Q&A: Kim Castellano, Founder of Fashion First Aid

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kim Castellano is a fashion malfunction expert, entrepreneur and the Founder of Fashion First Aid (Solutions That Stick Inc.), a company with 40 cleve...

Venture Capitalist Mark Suster - 8 Tips For Startup Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.11.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

What do an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist have in common? According to Mark Suster, Partner at Upfront Ventures - a lot. He would know - prior...

You Can Now Use Emojis To Search On Yelp, And It's Not As Pointless As It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

For the hungry and the lazy, hunting down the perfect slice of pizza just got better, thanks to the ingenious merging of Yelp and emojis. Yelp rele...

Women in Business Q&A: Heather Pierce, Owner of Raya Hanon

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Raya Hanon LLC was born from the imagination of designer, Heather Pierce, who spent the majority of her life wandering from place to place. Eager to f...

Change Your Employees' View of Change

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The general thinking is that people don't like change. In reality, humans are born loving change. Think about it ... babies cry until you change them....

Clean Energy Investment: Lower, but Looking Up

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Despite the decline in total investment, prices for renewable technologies continue to drop, making them increasingly competitive with conventional power sources.

Leadership Involves Poetry As Well As Plumbing

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

The headlines scream about leadership failure after failure around the globe every day -- at the world's biggest companies, in government agencies, non-profits, academia and at startups.

It's Time We Invented a Holodeck

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

You know that room they have on the Starship Enterprise, not the original one but all of the other goofy ones afterwards, where people go back in time to talk to Einstein or pretend they are in a Speak Easy in the Roaring '20s.

Women in Business Q&A: Natalie Ehrlich, Oxi Fresh Franchise Owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

When Natalie isn't running her seven franchises in Arizona, she's running marathons all around the world.

Digital Marketing In The Era Of The Empowered Consumer

Vala Afshar | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Even though Brinker's passion is marketing tools he says at the end of the day they are but a means to an end. The real focus is how marketing is changing to deliver a better customer experience with digital technologies, which comes down to the people and process.

When Authentic Leadership Is Too Revealing: Brendan Eich's Lessons

Deena Fidas | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Deena Fidas

Clearly, the company made a business decision that the reality of its CEO's anti-LGBT actions was inconsistent with its continued financial well-being. Consumers have a lot of choices these days and why shouldn't a CEO's giving influence consumers' perceptions of a company?

Women in Business: Q&A with Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Aimee Gilbreath is the Executive Director of Found Animals, a non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues and reducing euthanasia in sh...

Climate Change This Week: Major Climate Change Report, Moves on Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 3, 2014 How unusua...

Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.