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Monthly archive February, 2016
A Case Study in Cultural Change

A Case Study in Cultural Change

From Innovating Lean Six Sigma by Kimberly Watson-Hemphill. A plastics manufacturer that was trying to come out of bankruptcy acknowledged that it had a culture of command-and-control management. The unstated mantra was, “Do as I say.” The company was turning to Lean Six Sigma to help it improve operationally, and the leaders realized that if...  LearnMore
Library Lovers Week 5-Day SAT Challenge

Library Lovers Week 5-Day SAT Challenge

WELCOME TO THE 5-Day SAT CHALLENGE Through out the week of 2/15/2016-2/19/2016, the McGraw-Hill Business Facebook Page will be hosting a 5-Day SAT Challenge, to celebrate Library Lovers Week.  This daily 2 question POP QUIZ will test your knowledge and prowess. Has it been a while since you last took the SAT?  Are you curious that you still have what it...  LearnMore
To Velcro, or not to Velcro? Mistakes and Revenue Streams

To Velcro, or not to Velcro? Mistakes and Revenue Streams

From The Startup Equation, by Ja-Nae Duane and Stephen Fisher. You want to start a business. But out of thousands of ideas, how do you pick the right one for your business? Do you go with an obvious choice or the option that’s off to side? Sometimes those random, accidental ideas can become amazing businesses....  LearnMore
Alibaba’s Success Stems from Unleashing the Forces of Grassroots Entrepreneurship

Alibaba’s Success Stems from Unleashing the Forces of Grassroots Entrepreneurship

From THE ALIBIBA WAY, written by Dr. Ying Lowrey. Alibaba’s great innovation was to base its own growth and development on the unleashed entrepreneurship of grassroots enterprises. Previously in China, an individual’s creativity, capabilities, and ambitions were inhibited by social institutions that did not guarantee the rights of free enterprise and by a government that...  LearnMore
Winning the Auditing Game!

Winning the Auditing Game!

HOW TO SURVIVE AN AUDIT By Jeff Schnepper, Author of How to Pay Zero Taxes 2016: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows You filed on time and even paid what was due by April 15th. But none of that is relevant. You just got the envelope from the IRS and you finally won...  LearnMore
Avoid Being the "Innocent Spouse" this TAX Season!

Avoid Being the “Innocent Spouse” this TAX Season!

LOSS OF INNOCENCE By Jeff Schnepper, Author of How to Pay Zero Taxes 2016: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows It was clearly Barbara’s fault. The mutual fund was in her name and she didn’t report the dividends and capital gains. Her story was that she never got a 1099. But, the IRS...  LearnMore