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Corporate America

Overthinking to Stinking: The Dangers of Overly Complicated Marketing

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

A unique marketing idea is like a rock on the side of a riverbank. It has flat spots and rough spots and points and dips and crags and a host of things that make it different from the rest.

Pamplona Bulls Wall Street Bound?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Corporate insiders are making it loud and clear that they don't believe we're over the economic hump, despite observations to the contrary.

WATCH: Chevron's Ecuador Problem Forces Andy Rooney to Drop the H-Bomb...Something He Really, Really, Hates to Do

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Andy Rooney hates what Chevron is doing -- leaving 18 billion gallons of wastewater and 17 million gallons of crude oil to pollute Amazonian communities, and then trying to pretend that nothing ever happened.

Healing America (and What One Man Is Doing)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

A man I've come to know a bit is a blues musician named Delmark Goldfarb from Portland, Oregon. He's producing a concert titled "Balance the Bucks", a rally against greed.

New York's Consumerism

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Consumerism is what they call a "totalizing system." It expands outward across the landscape and simultaneously into the individual's psyche. It must expand.

Jack Welch Sounds False Note on Women in Corporate America

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Julie Menin

We have a long way to go in providing opportunities for women in corporate America, but we'll never get there if the attitude is that a woman "can't" have it all.

Fighting Teamwork

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Littman

Ringelmann showed that three men only pull as hard as two and a half men, and eight only pull as hard as four. Far from synergy, group effort creates an inverse productivity ratio.

Manufacturing and the Limits of Comparative Advantage

Ralph Gomory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ralph Gomory

Vague talk about future innovations, a post-industrial society, or an explosion of services exports is not the stuff on which to bet the prosperity of a nation.

Fear and Looting in America: How Wealth Begets Wealth on the Hill

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

This shift in wealth in America since the 1970s created an unholy cycle of more lobbying for more benefits for the super-rich and large corporations, who in turn paid for even more lobbying -- a cycle that still is in full motion.

How Much Of Coporate America Does The U.S. Own?

The Atlantic | Conor Clarke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As you've probably heard by now, Obama is sending General Motors to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And, as you've also probably heard, the United Sta...

Autopsy Shows Corporate America Dead. Cause: Timidity

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Hegedus

Every marketing and branding guru worth his or her salt will tell you that in the vacuum created by a down economy is where market share is to be gained.

Executive Pay and What to Do About It

Burton L. Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Burton L. Wise

Small shareholders in large corporations must form organizations to unify and organize their votes advance their interests and attempt to limit the out-of control remuneration of these executives,

How To Live On $0 A Day: Bargain Hunting Tips For Corporate Execs

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Let me be the first to extend the olive branch to corporate America with a few ideas on how to save millions of dollars on basic necessities. Let's start with something easy, like plumbing.

Mother's Day for the Motherless

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

My mother was my best friend and we could spend hours together without ever getting bored or tired of each other. In fact, there was no one I wanted to spend time with more.

How to Make Your Assistant Not Hate You on Administrative Professionals' Day

Lilit Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lilit Marcus

Since that surly kid who brings your coffee in every morning seems to dislike you as much as the surly kid who ignores you from the other side of the breakfast table, this is your chance to use Administrative Professionals' Day to your advantage.

Capitalism - the Gift That Keeps on Taking: Part II

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

History shows that capitalists, like wars, earthquakes, and floods, will always wreck our country -- the only difference being natural disasters don't also rob us in the process.

Capitalism - The Gift That Keeps On Taking - Part III

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Capitalism is self-sustaining like a cancer - it sustains itself as it kills it's host.

Obama and the Age of Empathy

Dev Patnaik and Peter Mortensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dev Patnaik and Peter Mortensen

Rather than look inward for additional cost cuts they can develop, it's high time that executives inside companies get outside of their bubbles and discover what the rest of the world needs from them.

Bringing Democracy to Corporate America

Richard Arthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Arthur

It will not be painless but it is difficult to imagine it not happening -- the tools exist, corporations have proven that they need oversight and we need to protect our investments.

If Aristotle Ran General Motors

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

Goodness is important in many forms. An automaker should care about its customers, and design cars for us that are good in many ways -- safe, reliable, inexpensive to operate, and well designed to meet our needs.

AIG's Six Year Saga Of Alleged Fraud

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recent outcry over $165 million in post-bailout bonus payments has put AIG on the hot seat. But, in fact, the bonus disbursement is perhaps the l...

The Corporate Survivor's Guide to Email (Now More than Ever)

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nicholas Weinstock

Self-addressed email with you BCC'd: Translation: I have a list of contacts (a posse; a loyal cadre; a seething army) that I command and that is too numerous and too powerful for you to see their names.

Capitalism - the Gift That Keeps on Taking: Part I

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

Most Americans are not capitalists. They might want to be capitalists, but no matter how much you, or that hardworking barista, that well paid techno-nerd, small farmer, or gangsta rapping bank teller may want to be capitalists, you are not capitalists. You are workers.

The Solution to People Using Blackberrys at Meetings

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
William Klein

Under my proposal, every meeting, conference and company lunch will include one person to make Designated Eye Contact (DEC).

Hertz's One State Solution: Netanyahu's Rent-a-Car Ally

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

With Hertz operating in every major Middle Eastern country, one would think Hertz would recognize how utterly offensive its map is and immediately repeal its use.