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Quality of Life Is The New Money

Debbie Robins | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Debbie Robins

If you want to align the behavioral patterns of your organization so they actually mirror your vision and value statements, culture is the key.

Visual vs. Textual Marketing -- Choosing the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business

Jim Yu | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

As the social ecosystem continues to grow and evolve, marketers must think strategically about how they publish their content across networks and devices.

Female Tech Executives, Please Stand Up

Vivy Chao | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
Vivy Chao

Cute does not equate to respect.

How to Create User Engaging Content for Your Brand

Jonathan Long | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Jonathan Long

Take these suggestions into consideration when laying out your content strategy. Content marketing is not going anywhere anytime soon and will continue to be a very important piece to a business's online marketing.

Women in Business: Q&A with Jody Schwartz, Executive Vice President of Free Country

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jody Schwartz is a 1990 graduate of Brandeis University. She worked with Random House in their sales and marketing department until joining Free Count...

Before You Apply, Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Conserve your "A game" energy and efforts for jobs that are a good fit for you. Carefully read the job description, and then, ask yourself these four questions.

Women in Business: Q&A with Theresa Brown, Partner at Armanino

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Theresa is the Partner in Charge of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Practice at Armanino, and has more than 25 years of experience in management consulting ...

Microsoft President: Digital CIO Success Factors

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

As Microsoft works through the final approvals of one of the biggest acquisitions in their history, welcomes a new CEO and prepares for Convergence 20...

Avoid the LinkedIn Penalty Box

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To succeed on LinkedIn, devote some attention to understanding the rules, described below. The penalties associated with breaking them can negatively impact your visibility and ability to use LinkedIn successfully.

Women in Business: Q&A With Chantel Waterbury, Founder and CEO of Chloe + Isabel

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Chantel launched Chloe + Isabel after a 15 year tenure in the corporate jewelry industry.

Women in Business: Q&A with Nancy Lee, President of

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Nancy Lee, President of, the leading universal gift registry platform. The company currently provides hundreds of thousands of users w...

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

Marijuana Taxes in Colorado -- An Early Clue

Pat Oglesby | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Pat Oglesby

Across America, lawmakers are eyeing tax revenue from legalized marijuana. In a few days, the Colorado Department of Revenue is due to report how much marijuana tax was paid there for January, the first full month of recreational sales anywhere ever.

To Exist Is to Change

Faisal Hoque | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Tomorrow is today. If we or our organization are waiting for things to get better, we're missing the point: It's up to us to make things better now.

Women in Business: Q&A with Geri Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia State President, Bank of America

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Geri Thomas is Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia State President for Bank of America. She serves as the chief strategist and leader for diversity an...

4 Incentives Obamacare Provides Small Businesses

Avi Sinensky | Posted 05.06.2014 | Small Business
Avi Sinensky

While it is true that the dominant provisions of the ACA (particularly, the Employer Mandate) apply only to "large" employers with more than 50 employees, there are still several provisions that affect all employers, including small businesses with 50 employees or fewer.

Innovation Thought Leaders: Do You Know Who They Are and Their Impact on Business?

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Given the disappointing U.S. economic data that also made news last week, the stars we should be paying close attention to are those who won the "Oscars of Management Thinking."

How Charley Joe Won 'Fat Tuesday'

Tony Posnanski | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Tony Posnanski

One day, Charley Joe had a new wacky idea. Business was a little rough, but he was full of creative ideas. He decided that on "Fat Tuesday" he would offer a free piece of fudge to anyone over 300 pounds. He said this on his Facebook page where all 400 fans rejoiced his idea. Everyone, but one fan liked the idea...

Women in Business: Q&A with Michelle Lam, Founder & CEO of True&Co.

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Michelle Lam is the Founder and CEO of True&Co., the most intimate online shopping experience, fitting women into the perfect bra online with no fitti...

CVS: A Prescription to Do the Right Thing

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

CVS is a notable exception and, hopefully, a tipping point in moving companies from being profit-driven to profit-and-purpose-driven.

Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 4)

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Narratological Creativity: Have you ever heard a child try to get its story straight? Or maybe you have dear friend who always blows the punch line of...

Women in Business: Q&A With Carladenise Edwards, Chief Strategy Officer, Alameda Health System

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

An expert in health policy, public and private health services, managed care programs and health information technology, Dr. Carledenise Edwards has deep experience as an administrator, educator, researcher, and as a policy and business analyst.

This Shampoo Ad Gets An A+ For Creativity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

An outdoor ad for Selsun Blue shampoo has cleverly found a way to use snow as dandruff. A lot of dandruff. The French tagline on the ad, which appe...

Women in Business: Q&A With Dina Mitchell, Area Developer for Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

In 2000, Dina opened her first franchise in Henderson, Nevada. Today, there are 23 Tropical Smoothie Café's in the Valley with six more locations in development.

10 Leadership Lessons From U.S. Commanding General John E. Michel

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

Leaders realize it's about people, not things. When you work a lot with technology it can be easy to confuse priorities and become infatuated with the technology. Strong leaders put the people first and leverage technology to make them more efficient.