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Managing: What kind of office decor is appropriate?

Each week Alison Green, who also writes the "Ask a Manager" website, answers workplace and management questions from readers. Please comment or ask you own question by emailing her at Question: What, if any, recommendations...Show More Summary

Upstart's end: An editor's goodbye

Failure's a big part of the entrepreneurial story. After all, not everyone with a big dream and elaborate plans is going to succeed. It just can't happen. Since the Great Recession, just about every entrepreneur has shared a tale of a startup that went bust. Show More Summary

A woman, Millennial business owner on operating in the boy's club of collegiate licensing

COLUMBUS — A throwback college apparel retailer is moving forward. I sat down with Amanda Sima, founder of Columbus-based Alma Mater LLC, for a story in this week’s Friday print edition and wrote about her business aspirations for the...Show More Summary

Shark Tank's Daymond John: How being broke is a great business advantage

A lot of people believe you only have one shot at success. Let’s agree that’s just not true. But what is true is that many people don’t even take that one shot — out of fear of failure, inexperience, lack of motivation or just not knowing where to begin. Daymond John, one of the stars of ABC TV’s “Shark Tank,” wants to change all that. Show More Summary

Beepi founder Ale Resnik aims to take the 'degradation' out of used car shopping

There are plenty of apps to comfort the comfortable. But Ale Resnik has taken his career, and startup, in a different direction. Beepi, the company Resnik co-founded in Los Altos, California, is in large part a vehicle for making life just a little better for working stiffs. Show More Summary

Silicon Valley investor backs boy's lemonade stand on 'Shark Tank'

SILICON VALLEY — A Silicon Valley venture investor said he couldn’t let a good deal walk out the door, so he financed a Broomfield boy’s lemonade stand. Chris Sacca -- whose venture fund has invested in companies like Twitter Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. Show More Summary

Jim Judge's goal is to make Eversource ‘a catalyst for clean energy’

BOSTON — After graduating from Babson College in 1977, Jim Judge was tilting toward following in the career footsteps of his father, a longtime Boston cop, going so far as to take the exam to attend the police training academy. But then...Show More Summary

Knack fills gift needs for the busy professional

SEATTLE — Laura Jennings started gift-giving site Knack for busy people who want to give unique, thoughtful gifts, but don’t have time to seek them out themselves. Jennings understands startups. She started at Microsoft in the 1980sShow More Summary

Drone makers giving up on consumer sales, putting hopes on commercial uses

SILICON VALLEY — The drone industry is shifting its focus to business applications as consumer demand for the aerial devices appears to wane. Drone investors and entrepreneurs are seeing lucrative opportunities for drones in industries such as insurance, construction, agriculture and environment, according to Reuters. Show More Summary

Why Ted Leonsis believes the Arena Football League will succeed in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Ted Leonsis said the words of another sports mogul compelled him to push for an Arena Football League team in Baltimore: Kevin Plank. Leonsis, the CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, said hearing the CEO of UnderShow More Summary

One of the Bay Area's best funded stealthy startups just came out of the shadows

SILICON VALLEY — Forward Networks, which made a list of the most highly funded stealthy U.S. startups earlier this year, disclosed on Monday that it is launching a management tool to simplify network operations. The Palo Alto company's...Show More Summary

Real-Time Innovations' Stan Schneider: Machine brains should be closer to the devices they control

SILICON VALLEY — Stan Schneider is the CEO of RTI, or Real-Time Innovations, and has led the development of “fog” technologies for a diverse range of industries. Beyond his passion for improving industrial systems, however, Schneider...Show More Summary

Founders Fund partner blames social media’s role in electing President Trump

SILICON VALLEY — Venture capitalist and Founders Fund partner Geoff Lewis blames social media, which his boss, Peter Thiel, made billions on, for the rise of Donald Trump and the polarization of the country. “I’m a part of the problem,” Lewis wrote in an article on Medium over the weekend. Show More Summary

?5 essential criteria for being a leader

The position of “leader” requires a lot of work and dedication, and having a leader within the core departments of your business is important for building your company. It is also important that, as a chief executive officer and entrepreneur,...Show More Summary

Men’s suit mistakes during the 2016 presidential campaign

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, we’ve had the pleasure of viewing a variety of suit styles, colors and trends from those who may lead our country. Businessmen look up to those candidates to find their own presidential suit styles. Show More Summary

How I... Turned a hobby into a career

WASHINGTON — Adrien Widman knew he wanted to make beer people loved. He just didn’t know they’d love it so soon. Since opening in April 2015, Widman has ramped up production at his Loudoun County brewery, experimenting with new styles to keep up with demand from loyal fans. Show More Summary

China warns of iPhone retaliation if Trump imposes tariffs

Chinese state-run media issued a thinly veiled threat for President-elect Donald Trump over the weekend: The country is ready to launch financial “countermeasures” if he imposes new tariffs on Chinese imports. “If Trump wrecks Sino-US trade, a number of US industries will be impaired,” a Global Times editorial read. Show More Summary

'If you’re going to do a startup, join the Army first,' says Stay Alfred's CEO

SEATTLE — Knowing which lessons to keep from his military training and which to discard has helped Jordan Allen grow his business at a rate more than 40 times initial expectations. Stay Alfred is billed as the “world’s first short-term...Show More Summary

Meet the entrepreneur who brought foie gras and organic chicken to America's table

NEW YORK — When Ariane Daguin started selling foie gras to Manhattan gourmet shops and restaurant chefs in 1985, few Americans had heard of the French delicacy, let alone tasted it. Today, her Union, New Jersey-based gourmet food purveyor...Show More Summary

Expedia and Zillow founder Rich Barton explains his 'power to the people' business model

SEATTLE — Rich Barton was a young Microsoft product manager when he pitched the idea for a travel search system to Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Nathan Myhrvold. That was 1995, when Microsoft was a smaller company than now and product managers and teams regularly met with Gates to share plans, status updates and ideas for new Microsoft products. Show More Summary

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