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Being Asian In American Business

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Asians have been fueling American high tech since the late 60's, and today the trend continues. The Asian mindset of humility and quietness puts many Asians into low paying jobs with long hours, which does a disservice to both their livelihoods and their respect.

Hewlett-Packard Plans To Break Into Two Companies

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology

Technology giant Hewlett-Packard will break in two, according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. The company will reportedly be...

How the iPhone Helps Perpetuate Modern-Day Slavery

Carl Gibson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Carl Gibson

We either have to collectively decide that we'll hold onto our current products as long as we can until the promise of sustainable manufacturing is made, or to line up like cattle for the next level of expensive gadgets made possible by a tremendous amount of human suffering.

How To Survive A Bad Boss: Learnings From Hewlett-Packard's Mike Nefkens

George Bradt | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Mike Nefkens' story of surviving at HP by engaging in his own style of leadership, allowed his team and business to thrive. Bringing in your own style can help guide you through similar challenges by clarifying what matters and why, pausing to accelerate, and rallying the team around the cause.

Choosing Between These Three 'Computers' is a Difficult Task

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Sitting in front of us are three "computers:" a tablet, a new ultrabook and a so-called convertible device that can be used as an ultrabook or tablet. An ultrabook, loosely defined, is a thinner, lighter laptop without an internal CD/DVD drive and a smaller solid state hard drive.

Anti-Apartheid Archbishop Calls Presbyterians to Back Divestment from Israeli Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Robert Naiman

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the leader who more than any other human being alive is associated with the successful use of divestment to help overturn apartheid in South Africa, is calling on Presbyterians to choose divestment from the Israeli occupation.

Presbyterians Poised for Historic Vote Against Israel's Occupation of Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

The most important reference point for non-Presbyterians to judge the morality and wisdom of the divestment that the Presbyterians are poised to consider is the context of failed diplomatic efforts for the last 20 years to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

Success Comes With a Good Story, and Becoming a Commodity Item

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Yahoo. Google. Apple Computer, Hewlett Packard. Each of these names is synonymous with two things; being successful, commodity tech companies -- and h...

Today's Career -- We Are All Just Consultants

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Your skills, accomplishments and your background are the bullet points on your line card. The company is your client, not your friend. And when the you-know-what hits the fan, the company will not hesitate to chop your head off and throw you under the bus to save itself.

The Facade of Fancy Workplaces

Gil Laroya | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

I learned over the years that huge buildings with beanbag chairs and dog-sitting stations do not make a company. It is the people who make the company, not the fluff. Think about where you work now, and understand where your daily motivations lie.

'Big Data' Is an Investment in Nature -- and Human Well-being

Peter Seligmann | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science
Peter Seligmann

CI and 83 partners have been meticulously gathering data on changes in biomass, biodiversity, species distribution and other indicators of ecosystem health. The data from this network offers decision makers an early warning system designed to identify potentially harmful changes arising within Earth's ecosystems.

CEO's Salary Raised 1.5 Million Times Over!

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman is getting a huge raise as she enters the third year of her attempt to turn around the slumping...

What Technology Isn't

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Technology isn't a "thing." Technology isn't an object you can mount into a sports car, nor is it a component in a smart phone. It's not a touch screen, and it's not a rechargeable battery. Technology is, for all intents and purposes, a method, a mentality, and a mindset.

Teleworking and Technology: Why We Can Get a Land Rover on Mars But Can't Get IM on Our Desktops

Rose Stanley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rose Stanley

In a previous blog, I spoke about some teleworking results from WorldatWork's recently published Survey on Workplace Flexibility. This blog serves as a "part 2" discussing technology that enables teleworkers to work effectively and why some still are in the dark ages about using them.

Teleworking Banned? 4 Facts That Say This Isn't the New Normal

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

With all the press this past year about some very prominent companies rescinding their telework policies, I was very happy that it happened to coincide with the scheduled update of WorldatWork's Workplace Flexibility Survey.

HP & Yahoo's Telecommuting Breakup: It's Not You, It's Me!

Kenneth Matos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

It might get some folks thinking that this is the beginning of mass telework jilting throughout Corporate America. But all indicators point to it maintaining strong relationships within the biggest and smallest employers in the country.

Hello Meg Whitman! Telecommuters Are Not the Problem

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Both HP and Yahoo's CEOs seem to think more face time translates into more light bulbs above employees' heads. But is that really true?

Dispute Emerges Over Navy Yard Gunman's History

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | Crime

By Phil Stewart and Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two defense contractors who employed Washington Navy Yard gunman ...

BofA To Be Dropped From Dow Jones Industrial Average

Reuters | Rodrigo Campos | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc , credit card company Visa Inc , and footwear maker Nike Inc will join the blue-chip Dow...

I Watch, You Watch, We All Watch Smartwatches... But Why?

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The watch to me is a sacred cow -- a device with a specific purpose, that does that purpose very very well. I want to know the time, and maybe even the date, but that's all I want my watch to do. Period.

I'm With Stupid: Come On, Baby, Let's Sue the Twits

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

So Chubby did what Chubby had to do and sued HP back in February, claiming that HP violated his trademarks, knowingly invaded his publicity rights and tarnished his name.

And The Most Secretive Company Is...

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: While many investors may think corporate communication is unclear, some companies are far more candid than others. In fact, Accord...

Uganda Makes Impressive Progress on Health

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Last month I was in Uganda. I wasn't sure what to expect. Uganda is the only country served by the president's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) with a rising HIV incidence; I anticipated that there might be problems. What I saw instead was impressive progress.

Apple's Tax Avoidance: 'Not Illegal' Does Not Mean Moral, Right or Acceptable

Brian Levin | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Our government is not always going to protect us from everything that may be harmful or close loopholes to make our tax system more equitable and fair. That is just the way our system works. But, that is where all of us come in