Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Here are five ways the lessons of riding ways can help you build your business.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:24:00 -0500

The Seoul-based tech company says it needs to change up its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:09:26 -0500

Cook knows his responsibilities as CEO of Apple. He proved that in his coming out.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:05:00 -0500

Best-selling author, therapist, and consultant Esther Perel says entrepreneurs need to remember that purpose and meaning are multi-faceted.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0500

There is cause and effect in the universe. Happiness is an effect, not a cause. Don't buy into the happiness craze.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500

A small selection of shortcuts are useful and meaningful, but don't be fooled by the illusion of progress.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500

The most polite way to decline a sales pitch is to blame the budget. Often, however, that is not an insurmountable barrier.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0500

'The Flooring Girl' has made her gender an asset in the flooring business.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0500

These single mothers, all of whom run successful companies, have learned critical lessons about building a business while raising a family.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Consider some of these unconventional techniques for relieving stress and bringing focus before that important summit.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:45:00 -0500

Results can be improved with a heightened management focus on the continuous flow of strategic change. Drive responsibility for day-to-day operational revamping as far down in the organization as possible.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:38:00 -0500

Be savvy in your interactions with reporters. Your reputation is at state.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Staying very focused on what the company does best -- and what makes it different -- allows an organization to refine a product and excel.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Earning coverage in a news site will go a long way toward bring attention and credibility to your company.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0500

With social media allowing startups to create a direct line of communication between the company and consumers while also providing instant access to the latest buzz around products or services, social-media managers need to be on the ball.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

These avenues bring in predictability in growth and user acquisition.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

When you find that your company feels stunted, or a problem seems to have no solution, find some outside help fast.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Steer clear of these minefields in laying the foundation for your newly launched firm.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:05:00 -0500

How the company can use its success to invest in long-term goals that will make it an even stronger company over the next decade.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

If you want to boost sales on your website, hold back product information from your visitors.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:45:00 -0500

The company hopes this new desktop computer, called Sprout, can rekindle industry interest.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

American consumers yearn to collaborate but the biggest companies are not getting the message.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:26:00 -0500

Email addresses from pilot participants were stolen, the company said, though the forthcoming mobile app -- which lets users purchase goods by scanning a QR code -- was not affected.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

When your company and another one has similar offerings, here is how to differentiate yourself.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani is partnering with big Silicon Valley companies to teach young girls to love computer science.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0500

Companies such as Postmates, WunWun and Instacart have added delivery of Halloween costumes to their inventory for a limited time.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The move from team member to management is both a thrill and a shock. Sensible steps to ease the transition make success more likely for everybody.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

A Babson College lecturer hones in on some essential truths of customer demand with an inexpensive 20-minute test.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Obamacare has created an incentive for business owners to navigate a different path than that which policymakers had intended.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:59:00 -0500

Enterprise clients will now be able to filter the data based on geography, public biographical information and the emotion expressed in a tweet.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:35:00 -0500

If I wanted to persuade you to buy Dr. Robert Cialdini's latest book, The small BIG: small changes that spark big influence, I could describe the content: 52 short chapters, each detailing an example of a small change that has been proven to alter the behavior of others in a [...]

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:22:00 -0500

The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come. Consider this scenario. Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public [...]

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:18:00 -0500

I was writing a story in my office with one ear tuned to the conversation around me. My colleague Catherine said to our Operations Manager, Michael, "Here is a strange message in Liz's LinkedIn Inbox." "What does it say?" Michael asked her. "It says Half-price tickets are available to next week's Cloud Storage [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:17:00 -0500

A new cancer drug benefited 51% of stage III and IV melanoma patients during a phase II trial, achieving complete response (total cancer disappearance) in 26% during the treatment period. That was all in just 16 weeks of treatment, suggesting this drug has great potential for treating certain cancers in [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Mary Reed traveled from her Arizona home to Cincinnati this week to tell her story of surviving the 2011 Tucson shooting to the leadership at grocery chain Kroger, the latest in a line of retailers under pressure from gun control advocates.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:28:00 -0500

The importance of Social Security retirement benefits cannot be understated as nearly one-third of all U.S. retirees rely solely upon Social Security for their retirement income.  Despite its importance and successful history of providing retirement income to the elderly, Social Security is at a crossroads and cannot continue down the [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:29:00 -0500

Dreading having to negotiate your salary? You're in the majority, but you need to learn how.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:00 -0500

How can you encourage people you negotiate with in work and life to meet you halfway? One powerful answer involves reciprocity. I recently stumbled on an old psychological study that found that, by giving their customers after-dinner mints, waiters and waitresses could increase their tips. According to the report authors, previous [...]

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0500

America’s Nuclear Navy is one of the oldest and largest nuclear organizations in the world, and has the best safety record of any industry. There are over a hundred nuclear reactors that power 86 submarines and aircraft carriers. Thousands upon thousands of people have lived, worked, eaten and slept within a stone’s throw of a nuclear reactor for 60 years with no adverse effects at all.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:40:00 -0500

Believe it or not, it only takes one sentence to turn a great interview into a lost employment opportunity. After 10 years of running a recruiting firm, I can tell you that interviewers actively seek out the negative traits in the job seekers whom they meet. Be aware that the following [...]

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Chaldean Business Leaders Debate The Economic Bailout
By joe acho :: Thursday, October 2, 2008 :: 11585 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 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