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Monthly archive October, 2013
FREE Finance eSampler

FREE Finance eSampler

What’s happening with the markets?  Where should I put my money?  Where should I not put my money? These are the questions every investor is asking.  Unfortunately, there are no simple answers.  Your best course of action is to seek the advice of specialists in specific markets. Our FREE Finance eSampler features a chapter from...  LearnMore
Yelp Lawsuit Shows Critical Nature of Understanding Customer Reviews, Recommendations

Yelp Lawsuit Shows Critical Nature of Understanding Customer Reviews, Recommendations

A guest post by Paul M. Rand President and CEO of Zócalo Group and Chief Digital Officer of Ketchum. Online review site Yelp recently made headlines when it sued a San Diego law firm for allegedly posting fake reviews to its own Yelp page. In this age of social media – where customers share their...  LearnMore
Currency Talk: The Euro Crisis

Currency Talk: The Euro Crisis

Why has the Euro crisis lasted so long? And why have European policymakers allowed unemployment to skyrocket? In this guest post, author of Fall of the Euro Jens Nordvig sheds some light on this complex situation. Nordvig is also the Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Research, Americas and Global Head of Currency Strategy at Nomura, the global...  LearnMore
Challenges to China’s Sustainable Growth and Implications to Investors

Challenges to China’s Sustainable Growth and Implications to Investors

Guest post by Junheng Li, author of Tiger Woman on Wall Street.  Li also runs the independent equity research firm JL Warren Capital LLC, a China-focused research firm aimed at plugging the gap between the business reality in China and American investors. When foreigners visit China, they are often impressed by the country’s spectacular hardware: the...  LearnMore
The Unique Aspects of Social Technology

The Unique Aspects of Social Technology

Excerpt from Transform: How Leading Companies are Winning with Disruptive Technology by Christopher Morace. Social can seem like yet another distraction. People often dismiss the value of social in the enterprise because the way social is used in the consumer space can seem trivial and even ridiculous: “Had a great sandwich today!” “George checked in...  LearnMore
Success the Caterpillar Way

Success the Caterpillar Way

A guest post by Craig Bouchard and James Koch, authors of The Caterpillar Way. There has been much talk and some evidence in favor of the proposition that manufacturing activity in the United States is on the rebound.  Those who view this as a startling turnabout clearly don’t know much about Caterpillar, the world’s largest...  LearnMore
[Video Q&A] Using Positive Psychology to Overcome Challenges at Work

[Video Q&A] Using Positive Psychology to Overcome Challenges at Work

You’re constantly challenged to grow your business, increase productivity, and improve quality-all while reducing or keeping budgets flats.  Now the big question is how?  In this video Q&A executive coaches, Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin address common challenges faced at work with solutions based on the science of positive psychology.   What is Positive Psychology?...  LearnMore
Appreciating Practical Wisdom

Appreciating Practical Wisdom

  Appreciating Practical Wisdom- by Pete Worrell, author of ENTERPRISE VALUE From time to time, we are asked by prospective clients (or their advisors): “Should we engage an M&A advisor who focuses only on our industry?” The notion goes to the question of whether those who work only with clients in a single vertical industry...  LearnMore
Social Media's 'Side Door' Grants Unprecedented Access

Social Media’s ‘Side Door’ Grants Unprecedented Access

Originally published on Business News Daily.  To read the original article click here. Written by Elizabeth Palermo, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor. Want Marissa Mayer to notice you? You’d be better off sending her a tweet than emailing her your resume. The Yahoo CEO has said that the company receives 12,000 resumes a week, making it unlikely that yours will ever cross...  LearnMore
The Evolution of Starbucks Mobile Marketing Strategy

The Evolution of Starbucks Mobile Marketing Strategy

Excerpt from Leading the Starbucks Way by bestselling author, Joseph Michelli. Starbucks has become a recognized leader in digital platforms, social media engagement, and innovation. For example, Starbucks was selected by Forbes as one of the top 20 innovation companies in 2011 and was recognized by General Sentiment’s QSR MediaMatch report in 2012 as having...  LearnMore
Is the Fun in Striving or Arriving?

Is the Fun in Striving or Arriving?

As an entrepreneur owner-manager, do you ever wonder, “Hmm…will I ever get this business to achieve a wealth creation event, someday? It sure would be nice to think that all of the passion, effort, and sweat, not to mention cash I have risked in this business, would result in a capital gain where I could...  LearnMore