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How B Corps Might Slay the Dragon of Maximizing Shareholder Return

I absolutely love reading (and throw in writing, for that matter) non-fiction leadership books. Unless there are multiple editions, a book unfortunately runs the risk of potentially missing out on new developments or changes in the landscape...Show More Summary

Update: Under Armour Loses Out On Kevin Durant

By Stone Fox Capital: Over the weekend, Kevin Durant (KD) reportedly signed a deal with Nike (NYSE:NKE) worth $300 million over 10 years. The deal with Nike exceeds the offer previously made by Under Armour (NYSE:UA) to attract the MVP of the NBA to ramp up sales of the small basketball shoe division at the athletic-apparel company. Show More Summary

Google To Build Drones?

By Douglas Ehrman: Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) "X" Lab has long been known as the innovative heart of the King of Search, and one of its latest projects - dubbed "Project Wing" - is no exception. The initiative is an attempt to develop the technology needed to allow self-flown drones to deliver packages, thus revolutionizing the ecommerce universe. Show More Summary

Ten redundant money expressions (and one curveball)

I’ll admit it. I’m a card-carrying member of the grammar police, the spelling police, and the style police. “Weird Al” Yankovic released his newest album Mandatory Fun less than two months ago.  He parodied a Robin Thicke’s “BlurredShow More Summary

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Working? Numbers Say Yes!

Over the last few weeks, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral prompting millions of videos. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge marketing campaign was created to help find a cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, by raising awareness and collecting monetary donations. Show More Summary

The Labor Day lessons of Market Basket

On Labor Day, what can we learn from the Market Basket protests? Photo by Flickr user Streamingmeemee. Editor’s Note: Longtime friend of Making Sen$e Christopher Mackin, president of Ownership Associates, returns this Labor Day to reflect on the recent reinstatement of beloved Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Show More Summary

Acceleprise, the enterprise accelerator, comes to San Francisco (exclusive)

It took two years, but the Acceleprise accelerator for enterprise startups in the District of Columbia has finally established a presence in the startup and investing haven of the Bay Area. An initial batch of eight like-minded companies are making their way through the Acceleprise San Francisco program. Show More Summary

What’s Next in B2B Marketing? #MPB2B Interview with Scott Stratten @UnMarketing

Marketing without marketing. Is that even possible in the business to business world? Not only is it possible, it’s what’s next. If you’re a business to business (B2B) marketer, you’ve undoubtedly seen the “be human” and H2H meme. Funny thing is, humans have always been behind all those business product and service purchases. What’s not [...]

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

Happiness is a state of mind. If you're willing to adopt a different approach to your actions, you can achieve it

20,000 Pakistan Riot Police Unleash Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets As Protesters Breach PM's Residence, 230 Injured

UPDATE: POLICE, PROTESTERS CLASH IN ISLAMABAD; AT LEAST 230 HURT: AFP Against the background we initialliy explained here, and the escalation we discussed here, Imran Khan's "Pakistan Spring" has grown dramatically. The former cricketing-legend...Show More Summary

Black Coffee: Somebody Is Knocking at the Door, But It’s Not Domino’s

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Let’s get right to it this week … Credits and Debits Credit: Wanna getaway — in style? A […]

Why the decrease in unions and defined benefit retirement plans hurts us all "Oh, you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union I'm sticking to the union, I'm sticking to the union Oh, you can't scare me, I'm sticking to the union I'm sticking to the union 'til the day I die" -Woody Guthrie In 1975, 22.2 million workers in the United States belonged to a labor union. Show More Summary

Celebrity Real Estate: Kesha Buys a Tasteful House Because She is a Woman of Taste

Kesha, the great divider, she who hath inherited the world and found it lacking in glitter, just provided further evidence that despite her willingness to collaborate with Pitbull, she is a person of taste. The now dollar-sign-less pop singer...

Has Ukraine Shot Itself In The Foot With Gas Pipeline Deal?

Submitted by Igor Alexeev via, Last week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk pushed a bill through the Verkhovna Rada that would see his country’s gas transportation system sold off to a group of international investors....Show More Summary

Rulers For $0.25! Markers For $0.97! Honey, Get The Kids, Lets Go To Staples!

By Stone Street Advisors: I don't cover Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), nor do I claim any particular expertise in the office/school supply sector or other tangential businesses in which Staples attempts to operate. However, I can't help but question the strategic thinking behind their current back-to-school commercials/promotions. Show More Summary

10 Universal Marketing Lessons from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The climax of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has come and gone, but there are still plenty of people dumping freezing cold buckets of water on their heads to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig...Show More Summary

Why the backlash against adjuncts is an indictment of the tenure system

Photo by JulianBleecker. Editor’s Note: We’ve devoted a lot of Making Sen$e coverage to the struggles of adjunct professors, who make an average of $2,500 per course and often balance part-time teaching loads at multiple institutions to make ends meet. Show More Summary

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