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Driving NALS In The Coffin

By: Matthew Rooney When the three leaders of Mexico, Canada, and the United States meet later this month in Ottawa for their last North American Leaders Summit (NALS), they might well choose "Drivin' Nails in My Coffin" as their anthem. Show More Summary

Are traditional ad agencies are bad for business?

There has been a lot of discussion about the dark side of ad agencies and whether or not it's good for business (see WSJ article from earlier this month). In order to learn more about this subject I spoke with Ryan Faber, an award-winning growth marketer who has helped drive company valuations into the billions. Show More Summary

The Dalai Lama's Lesson In Minimalism

What does the Dalai Lama keep in his small red bag? My favorite story about the Dalai Lama was from an article in The Globe and Mail in 2002. The Dalai Lama travels the world frequently, teaching people about Buddhism and the plight of the Tibetan people. Show More Summary

Manufacturing's Next Act

The global manufacturing industry is always changing, and today, that very simple truth has given the United States an unprecedented opportunity to reclaim global leadership in manufacturing for the remainder of the 21st century. The...Show More Summary

Who Says No One Does Business In The Summer?

Every year we come to the end of Spring and I start to hear this from my advisor clients: 'I'm having a hard time booking appointments. There's no use prospecting. Everyone is going on vacation.' Woah! Slow down there, Nellie! You've just put yourself on track to lose an entire quarter of sales and relationships. Show More Summary

How To Be More Likable

If your job is to sell something or lead someone, you have to be liked. Not by everyone, but by most people. And if not by most people, than at least the right people. Unless you're Steve Jobs. Or Jack Welch. But enough people had to...Show More Summary

Mac 'n Cheetos: BK's Effective New Product Introduction

I received a request from a radio station to interview me about Burger King's latest food offering Mac 'n Cheetos. Because of Brexit, the interview did not happen. Since I like to be prepared for interviews, I did my research on this new fast food mash up. Show More Summary

10 Things To Splurge On At Costco And Sam's Club

People tend to join Costco or Sam's Club to save money on bulk sizes of products they would be buying anyway. But many warehouse club shoppers repeatedly find themselves splurging on something out of the ordinary, maybe justifying the purchase by telling themselves it's a deal. Show More Summary

Emergency Confidence on Request

Almost everyone you meet will tell you that they would like to be confident and communicate with impact, whether during presentations, job interviews or regular interactions with other people. Developing core self-esteem is a long process that requires consistency and self-discipline. Show More Summary

10 Tips to Help You Repurpose Your Best Content

Image Source Your blog archives probably have a lot of popular and helpful content that your readers might enjoy revisiting. Your PowerPoint presentations are very informative and useful; it would be a shame to leave them sitting on your hard drive. Show More Summary

Fama and Booth Weigh In On Brexit

Photo courtesy of Flickr. When news of the Brexit vote broke, the financial media went into an overdrive of speculation bordering on hysteria. There was much talk about potentially devastating scenarios, including "turmoil" to global...Show More Summary

LGBT Housing Discrimination: How to Spot It and What to Do

By Michael Burge Helping LGBT people combat housing discrimination doesn't make you immune from it. Just ask Jeff Hammerberg, CEO and founder of Two years ago, Hammerberg and his husband married in California, where it was legal, and were purchasing their first home in Colorado. Show More Summary

Disrupted? Being Down Doesn't Mean You Are Out

Taxi companies have been knocked down by ride sharing companies wielding technology and ease that customers adore. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, the death of taxi cabs and taxi companies has been greatly exaggerated. Across theShow More Summary

From Popcorn To Purpose: Talking Association Management With SmithBucklin

At a recent SHARE conference of mainframe technology users, attendees get an up-close look at their industry's technology as part of an exhibit on the show floor. Image courtesy SmithBucklin In the late 1940s, movie theaters began their war with what was then just a new trend: home entertainment. Show More Summary

The business end of climate change

We established CDP - then the Carbon Disclosure Project - over 15 years ago with a vision that one day businesses would be playing an active leadership role in combating climate change. Last December's historic Paris Agreement set an...Show More Summary

10 Small - Scale Startup Ideas

In our work with entrepreneurs, it is evident that many of you are looking for small-scale startup ideas to start developing that can grow to robust $1M+ businesses. Some of you wish to do these as side businesses, while holding onto...Show More Summary

Where Was The Board During Brexit?

The vast majority of the UK's FTSE 250 companies had not discussed contingency planning for a possible Brexit with the chairman of the board or the chairman of the audit committee. The failure of boards and management to engage on aShow More Summary

Why Did Brexit Happen?

The shortest answer is the Great Recession and austerity policies of EU policymakers. What austerity policies? In the UK's case, it was raising taxes in 2010 while cutting government spending in an attempt to pay down debt incurred during and by the Great Recession of 2008-09. Show More Summary

The Best Way To Tackle A Really Long To Do List

If you're starting the day with a really long to do list, you're not alone. Many people struggle with their productivity and having way too many tasks to complete in one day. Luckily, there is a way to complete as many tasks as possible without becoming incredibly overwhelmed. Show More Summary

6 Digital Marketing Predictions For The Rest Of 2016

Digital marketing is fluid. It is always changing and brands have to be able to adapt to that. Take StickerRide as one example of a company that has adapted to 2016. Using a dedicated app, brands can have their stickers placed on cars of ordinary people, who will drive around and passively advertise your brand in exchange for rewards. Show More Summary

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