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Creating Advertising That Does a Better Job of Selling

When you look at the data, you find that much of the advertising that is done is not just mediocre ¬- it doesn't work. When I make this statement to my clients and students at the beginning of an engagement or course, they don't believe me. Show More Summary

A Sydney Sider's Guide Do's and Don'ts When Dining Out

Australians will probably eat just about anything. They'll probably even eat the kangaroo and emu on coat of arms. That being said, they can be very picky with table manners and what they find acceptable at restaurants and the dining table. Show More Summary

The Illegitimacy of Student Loan Debt

This past week Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street that has focused its energy and resources on debt relief and resistance, announced a student debt strike by the Corinthian 15, a group of former students of the for-profit...Show More Summary

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Twenty years ago, I graduated law school and entered the corporate legal world as an associate at a major law firm. Like many young professionals, I thought that career success required me to fit some mold of what my employer and industry wants. Show More Summary

5 Lessons From Cleveland Every City Should Use to Accelerate Ideas Into Reality

When we think of innovation, startups, ideas, and changing our communities for the better, it is safe to say that most of us wouldn't think to look for these answers in Cleveland, Ohio. We think of big, well-established startup scenes like San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Austin. Show More Summary

The Biggest Game-Changer in Online Commerce...?

Do you know what is driving higher conversion rates on e-commerce sites? Big data, from multiple sources in real time, crunched by powerful programs that ultimately recommend products to you based on where you are, what you have bought...Show More Summary

How to Build a Great Team on a Startup Budget

Teambuilding is one of the most important phases of growing your startup, but unfortunately, it's also one of the hardest. Not only do you have to find the candidates who fit your company culture and have the skills needed to help your...Show More Summary

Millennials Love Cars And Detroit Doesn't Know It

Millennials make up nearly one quarter of America's population and will be nearly half of the nation's workforce by 2020. Their increasing prominence in the economy and culture has spurred countless news stories and reports on the divergence of millennials' views and attitudes from previous generations. Show More Summary

Why 'Armor-Piercing' Bullets Are Flying Off the Shelves

You know that something's up in the gun business when Rush Limbaugh starts talking about gun control. And what he was talking about this past week was the decision by the ATF to create a new standard for exempting certain kinds of so-called 'armor-piercing' bullets from the ban that Congress placed on such ammo in 1986. Show More Summary

Women in Business Q&A: Florence Quinn, CEO, Strategic and Creative Director, Quinn PR

Florence Quinn has nurtured and shaped Quinn into a strategic powerhouse of brand storytelling. Her near-clairvoyant ability to anticipate trends and cut to what is important has sparked some of the most effective PR ideas and campaigns of our time. An artist at heart, Florence believes that great work has simplicity, inspiration and form. Show More Summary

Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Emily Cole, Co-Founder, Liquid Light

Dr. Emily Cole is Liquid Light's co-founder and Chief Science Officer. She co-leads development of its first commercial process for the production of ethylene glycol from CO2. Prior to joining the company in 2009, she worked in the lab of Professor Andrew Bocarsly, where she developed catalysts to convert CO2 to fuels and industrial chemicals. Show More Summary

6 Big Misconceptions People Have About Personal Branding Online

Over lunch last week I was talking about a recent in-house corporate workshop I had done on personal branding online. As I looked up from my chicken salad, I could see the surprise on my friend's face. He didn't get it. He's not entirely convinced that there is a need for paying attention to how he shows up digitally. Show More Summary

Are You Struggling With Struggle?

How much have you thought about struggle? If you're like most people, you try not to think about it. And yet you think about it a lot, especially about how hard it is and how much you hate it. Most people hate struggle, primarily because they see struggling as a sign of lack of intelligence. Show More Summary

Investment Crowdfunding Draws a Crowd

It's getting crowded in the investment crowdfunding space, and that's excellent news. Almost any asset can benefit from investment crowdfunding and, as more types succeed, that will cause still more niche platforms to launch. At this point, everything from independent filmmaking to whistleblower lawsuits has gone the investment crowdfunding route. Show More Summary

Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

First, compare these excerpts from Verizon's press release, dated February 26th, 2015, with Verizon's District of Columbia's FiOS cable franchise agreement from 2007. See anything strange? On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press...Show More Summary

Once Again!! Can A Mission-Driven Nonprofit Be Blindsided?

Strange to say, a nonprofit organization and Board can become too dedicated to its mission! Such over-zealousness can cause them to overlook opportunities for strategic change. For example: Nonprofit boards and their organizations offering...Show More Summary

Subscription Business Models Are Startup Favorites

Every new business quickly realizes that revenue coming in every period on a committed basis is the Holy Grail to survival and growth. According to many experts, getting new customers is five to ten times harder than getting additional revenue from existing customers. Show More Summary

Women in Business Q&A: Carole Coleman, SVP, Karlitz & Company

As SVP/General Manager of Karlitz & Company, Carole Coleman's responsibilities include providing strategic direction, managing client and partner relationships, supervising staff, and new business development. Karlitz & Company haveShow More Summary

10 Steps to Fight Inertia

Disruption seems to be proxy for the new normal today in nearly every industry. This is an uncomfortable state of affairs to many of us who are creatures of habit--which is most people, as scientists tell us that we are basically hardwired this way. Show More Summary

Why a cutback in oil production is sorely needed

How deep is the hole the oil industry is currently stuck inside? To figure that out, you only need to look as far back as last week, which saw another two trainloads full of oil derail and storage numbers that put U.S. crude stocks at...Show More Summary

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