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3 Reasons Open Office Plans Are Better After All

The open-concept office has its detractors. But it can improve communication without harming productivity.

How a Failed Experiment Led to One of the Best-Selling Products of All Time

The product formerly known as 'Press n' Peel' didn't catch on right away, but once it did, there was no looking back.

Avoid Hurting Your Brand With These 10 Social Media Mistakes

Social media management sometimes feels like more of an art than a science because everyone seems to have their own opinion on how to do it. Forget the opinions. There are legitimate mistakes to avoid.

Designing the Commute of the Future

The first San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (commonly known as BART) trains first appeared more than 40 years ago to great fanfare. They haven't really changed since. But as Nate Berg reports, the system is on the cusp of change, with between 775 and 1,000 new cars scheduled to begin service in 2

Why Entrepreneurs Should Listen to Alibaba's Jack Ma

Jack Ma's unique business model helped Alibaba become the massive company it is today.

Got an important message? Avoid this mistake.

When your message matters, says Paul Hellman, repeat it multiple times, and multiple ways.

3 Things and More

Wally Bock tackles the topic of "three things I wish I'd learned sooner." He provides a great list. My own would be longer and would include: Take more time to schmooze. Don't postpone confronting problem employees. Examine the management system more than any of its personalities. Show More Summary

Full Employment Is More Than Possible. It Is Essential.

Progressives have not only been able to beat back the D.C.-elite effort to cut Social Security, we put the idea of expanding Social Security on the table instead. We pushed LGBT rights and gay marriage and have won significant victories. Sunday’s Climate March will force climate onto the map. We got the discussion of income […]

Alibaba's IPO Caps a Success Tale for Jack Ma

With the gigantic IPO of Alibaba, founder Jack Ma's success story hits an all-time high.

You Can’t Quit, You’re Fired

Sometimes, the best thing for your business is to fire someone. Sometimes the worst thing for your business is to fire someone. I got an email from Kelli, who worked for a small start up. The boss was somewhat volatile and erratic. His business partners had even hired a counselor to try to smooth the […]

Fast food protesters may get less than they expected

ull confession. I really like fast food. I love McDonald’s. I love Burger King. I love Wendy’s. I love the newer breed of fast food too — like Chipotle, Panera Bread and anything else, really. I realize it isn’t the healthiest thing ever, and it’s more money than I like to spend, so our family […]

The Best Tablet in the World?

FutureLawyer is gushing over the Galaxy S 10.5. A revealing excerpt:Quite simply, this tablet blows me away. The Super AMOLED screen is the best I have ever seen. Put this puppy side by side with the iPad and you will convert on the spot. Show More Summary

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