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Recognize your company's approach to clients and the potential pitfalls your business can fall into. Develop a strategy in response.

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Each of these companies used big data to get closer to its customers -- and to develop a successful strategy, according to LinkedIn's Russell Glass, author of The Big Data-Driven Business.

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When differences crop up between newbies and workplace vets, this can lead to a disconnect in the office. Here's how to gracefully resolve them.

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Given that 'combined campaigns' has recently been elevated as one of the most sought after buzzwords of 2015, it is in your interest to be updated.

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'I'll try to be on my best behavior,' reads a letter to passengers written by 1-year-old Madeline's mom and dad, 'but I'd like to apologize in advance if I lose my cool, get scared or my ears hurt.'

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The National Labor Relations Board is treating McDonald's as a joint employer in more alleged labor violations, to the horror of the franchise industry.

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Here is how to ensure you find the right person for the job.

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Local business owners are now hot property in Silicon Valley and countless startups are releasing a slew of cloud-based tools targeted towards the SMBs.

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Thanks to an ambitious think-tank upstart, the bold billionaire's vision for a Jetson-esque 'fifth mode of transport' is inching closer to reality.

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Would you like to become the most memorable person in the room? Who wouldn't? Read on to learn about some of the methods taught by behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards.

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A former Chicago Bear recalls the effect of an unfortunate injury. Consider his advice for how to pull yourself out of a funk and reach your full potential.

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Creating top-notch content requires a digital asset management system to organize images, videos, slide-decks, infographics, animation and music.

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In a bid to lure shoppers away from the Internet and back into brick-and-mortar stores, retailers are giving mannequins a high-tech upgrade.

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Reflecting back on his life, serial inventor Stephen Key recalls the importance of having confidence. Trust yourself to make good decisions, he advises. Have the courage to make changes when things don't feel right.

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An industry group's survey estimates scammers making returns will cost retailers $3.6 billion this holiday season.

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Entitled WIPALL, it also likely festered within the company's computers for months before wiping out all data and crashing the system within a matter of minutes.

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Every job is easier with the right tools.

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The problem with many plans is that they depend on your changing your life to match what someone else says will work, rather than your understanding yourself well and deciding to budget your time accordingly.

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Our experts explain what's right -- and wrong -- about our 3-D Printing fascination.

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Goals that seem barely possible with a plan to achieve them have a nearly magical effect on success.

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When changing course, the last thing you want to do is set the team off on a wild goose chase or take a situation from bad to worse.

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The U.S. officially says the tools and infrastructure used in the attack were similar to previous activity from North Korea.

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That's why your follower count just went down.

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If you're near a McDonald's in Columbus, Ga., get ready for coupons to start popping up on your iPhone.

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A new class of investor with the agility and vision that VCs seem to have lost are investing in hundreds of promising young companies.

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Eleven James has applied a membership model to luxury timepieces, and found success a year in.

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Being popular or busy for its own sake feel good but don't move the ball forward for you or your company.

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Here are eight strategies to build your business with sweat equity.

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A look back at some of the top predictions of the year, and whether they were accurate.

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From accelerator programs to self-funding to outsourcing prototype development, this infographic sheds light on some of the most popular paths toward launching a business.

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Late on a Friday in June, well after 6:00 pm, the FDA approved Cubist Pharmaceuticals' tedizolid phosphate (Sivextro) for gram-positive skin infections including those caused by MRSA. This coming Sunday was the PDUFA date for Cubist's combination drug for gram-negative infections, ceftolozane/tazobactam. but with FDA's approval of two other drugs today, my [...]

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:27:00 -0600

I was a corporate HR leader for eons, and then a startup co-founder. I consulted with a lot of big corporations. I got sucked through a wormhole into individual career counseling after I started writing a lot of job search and career advice columns. People started to write to me [...]

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:48:00 -0600

The Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon completed its four season run last night by releasing its final two episodes online at Nick.com. After getting a franchise black eye by swimming too close to then-drowning man M. Night Shamalan for a live action film adaptation of their first animated series, Avatar: [...]

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:21:00 -0600

Today's post is the second in an interactive series about our favorite wines of the year. Today, we turn to the reds!

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:12:00 -0600

The Supreme Court case King v. Burwell will determine whether the IRS overstepped in saying (Obamacare) subsidies are available for health insurance bought through the federal exchange.If the administration loses the case, more than half the states will lose an estimated $65 million in subsidies and an estimated 4 million people will [...]

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:53:00 -0600

During 2014, we watched many series including The Newsroom, How I Met Your Mother, Video Game High School, The Killing, White Collar and Sons of Anarchy come to a close. However, where there were things to be said about all of them on both the fronts of positive and negative [...]

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:46:00 -0600

List of Celebrities Who Said Goodbye To Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:25:00 -0600

Apple has 98,000 employees and earned $39.5 billion after tax over the past year. If Apple was a worker cooperative, then each employee would’ve received a $403,000 dividend on top of their salaries. Even the lowest paid worker would’ve earned at least $403,000 in Apple as worker cooperative. The first thing [...]

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:18:00 -0600

Don't jump to conclusions when looking at market share changes. Look at major trends. What may sound appealing can be misleading, but trends never lie.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:54:00 -0600

The agencies I have selected have a clear sense of how much is changing, including the new role of the consumer, the migration away from interruptive messages, and the technologies and platforms that make listening more important than talking. They embrace what’s coming, not what has been.

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 2, 2008 :: 11905 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance

The economic explosion continues to ripple throughout the country.  Calls for taxpayers to bailout private companies for fear of an economic downturn plays on every network and old guard paper media outfits.  “You only seem to get the real news from talk radio and the Internet,” says Bashar Jarbow.  “You can’t trust the TV networks or newspapers anymore.”

Jarbow has good cause to be disillusioned.  However, hidden in some news pages were weak warnings of the looming economic crisis.  Fadi Faraj of Chicago, Illinois e-mails www.CHALDEAN.org an archived article in the New York Times back Business Page titled, Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending. 

Faraj, highlights the intense pressure from the Clinton Administration to force mortgage loans to low and moderate income people.   Congressional leaders arm twisted private banks to make more subprime loans to borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans.

“The corruption and cover-up of a backdoor housing welfare program has hurt our nation more than any terrorist attack.  We have been bombed by greedy politicians and crooked bankers in bed with congress,” says Chaldean business leader Imad Jeddou.  “This will cost every American above the age of 18 nearly half-a million in debt that they will have to carry to his children and grandchildren.  If all those who vote for this bill are not voted out of office, America is on the path to becoming a weak European socialist society.”

Jeddou is not alone in calling on congress to stop their reckless spending.  Jeddou says that the bailout would permanently price out of the housing market all those responsible Americans who have been patiently saving to buy a house that they can actually afford.  The current housing correction is necessary to remedy the historic run up in housing prices over the past decade. By bailing out the housing market, the government will prevent housing prices from returning to affordable levels, thereby ensuring that renters will not be able to buy a home and current homeowners will not be able to upgrade.

Jeddou is frustrated over the government bailout of the housing market and says, “it’s both fiscally and morally irresponsible;  it is an unfair subsidy being paid to the wealthy (bankers), the greedy (mortgage brokers, flippers, and yes some homeowners), and the irresponsible (some homeowners), with little or no benefit to those paying the bill (taxpayers).  Why should responsible Americans be forced to pay for the mistakes of others?”

Jenna Yakou disagrees.  The Chaldean broker says, “It was irresponsible politicians forcing banks to lend to undeserving homeowners.  We get that now, but many responsible Americans will be affected by a poor economy