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Office Resolutions You've Already Broken: Avoiding The Free Office Food

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:52:00 -0500

There's some magically fattening about the special grossness of the food we get free at the office. So why can't we stay away from it? Cartoon by Ted Rall.


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Top 10 Things That Keep Small Business Owners Up At Night

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:47:00 -0500

With nine of the top 10 small business challenges associated with the government, members of all three parties -- Democrats, Republicans and Trumpicans -- now know where to start to help small businesses.


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Minimum Wage Hikes Will Help Amazon Kill Millions Of Sales Jobs Sooner Than Later

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:27:00 -0500

Automation and minimum wage hikes will help Amazon crush retail icons and kill millions of traditional sales jobs and cost investors in retail icons millions of dollars in losses.


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The 20 Highest Paying Jobs In America In 2017The 20 Highest Paying Jobs In America20. Podiatrist19. Global Marketing Director18. Senior Software Engineering Manager17. Anesthetist16. Patent Attorney15. Director of Product Management14. Tax Director13. Director of Engineering12. Dentist11. Staff Software Engineer10. Senior Corporate Counsel9. Psychiatrist8. Hospitalist7. Physician (general)6. Pathologist5. Medical Director4. Surgeon3. Anesthesiologist2. Radiologist1. Cardiologist

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:27:00 -0500

After collecting data on the salaries of various positions, LinkedIn found these 20 occupations to be the highest paid in the United States as of January 6, 2017.

Median Base Salary: $150,000

Median Base Salary: $155,000

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Median Base Salary: $156,000

Median Base Salary: $160,000

Median Base Salary: $160,000

Median Base Salary: $161,000

Median Base Salary: $164,000

Median Base Salary: $165,000

Median Base Salary: $168,000

Median Base Salary: $175,000

Median Base Salary: $218,000

Median Base Salary: $220,000

Median Base Salary: $220,000

Median Base Salary: $225,000

Median Base Salary: $230,000

Median Base Salary: $338,000

Median Base Salary: $350,000

Median Base Salary: $355,000

Median Base Salary: $356,000


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Out Of The Blue Calls From IRS - Just Hang Up

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:04:00 -0500

The IRS does not actually call people up and demand immediate payment. If they think you owe them money they contact you by snail mail with progressively more threatening letters. Eventually one of the letters will tell you they are going to start hitting you with liens and levies.


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A Crash Course For Freelancers On Using Google To Find Leads

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:19:00 -0500

There are plenty of freelance sites and job boards to help you find clients, but don’t forget Google as another powerful option.


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What Corporate Execs May Be Missing That Business Founders Have In Abundance

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:48:00 -0500

Why all businesses need to hire corporate executives with a thorough understanding of the industry they are to work in. Business founders do this by default. It's a warning to large public companies.



Who Needs To Lead Digital Transformation In 2017

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:36:00 -0500

The digital transformation will never stop, but the leader of the transformation will most likely change from year to year. Here’s who should be in charge in 2017.


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A Worker's Right To Disconnect From Work

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:03:00 -0500

The French have a reputation for long lunches and short work weeks. And, a law went into effect on January 1 that gives French workers the “right to disconnect” from their companies outside of working hours. Do the French have a balanced life figured out? Maybe. Maybe not.


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The Power Primer: Lessons From Andy Grove, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates & Larry Ellison

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Great leaders use their power to provide a vision for the future and a mission their team believes in. Here's what I've learned about leadership from four of the most powerful leaders of our time.


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Tribalism In Business: Why We As Leaders Must, And How We Can, Push It Back

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:08:00 -0500

Tribalism -- extreme loyalty to your group and hostility to other groups -- dominates the news and politics today. It's bad for business. Entrepreneurs can push it back using proven principles of good leadership, communication, and personal example.


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High Pressure, High Rewards: The Case For Sticking With It

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:32:00 -0500

Founding a startup is a tough job. Rejection happens all the time, a constant travel schedule and the future of the company is never quite as concrete as planned. Here's how this entrepreneur and his team stay motivated when the pressure mounts.


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Trump Executive Order Hacks At Obamacare, With More To Come

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:15:00 -0500

Trump vows to get out his pen and start reversing Obama's executive orders Monday but some of the biggest rules will take time and careful lawyering to get rid of.


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How This Kindergarten Teacher Leveraged His Side-Hustle To Become a Pro BASE Jumper For RedBull

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:59:00 -0500

Love your side-hustle more than your job? Learn how pro BASE Jumper Jokke Sommer went from being a Kindergarten teacher to making BASE jumping his full-time source of income.


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How Writing An Article A Day Will Change Your Life (And Your Business)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:11:00 -0500

If you're looking for a way to improve your business, and improve yourself in the process, take the challenge to write an article every day.


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Internal Customer Service Best Practices: Ten Principles For A Stronger Company Culture

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:31:00 -0500

Lately I find myself fielding inquiries about internal customer service almost as often as external, as a consultant and speaker on customer service. Here are ten internal customer service best practices, principles for transforming your company culture.


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Why This Tech CEO Is Promising To Pay Customer Refunds From His Own Paycheck

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0500

Basecamp CEO has a radical plan for handling customer returns: he's promised to pay every refund out of his own pocket for 2017. Here's what the founder hopes to accomplish by the experiment--and why he hopes more companies will follow suit.


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Free WiFi For All: Two Customer Experience Lessons From JetBlue's Announcement

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:38:00 -0500

JetBlue just announced that WiFi on the airline will now be free. This is a powerful way for JetBlue to enhance the customer experience; this consultant explains with examples from other customer experience leaders: Apple Stores, Amazon Go, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants.


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What's So New About The New Heartland, Part 2

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:46:00 -0500

When people think of the Heartland, they only include the traditional flyover states in the Midwest. In evaluating our research for two studies on understanding middle-American consumers, it became very clear that values common in the Heartland were embedded in a much larger geographic footprint.


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5 Ways Trump Could Affect The Marijuana Industry

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:46:00 -0500

Here are the 5 possible scenarios for the marijuana industry under President Trump.


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Business Lessons From Ray Kroc "The Founder" -- McDonald's Story

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:51:00 -0500

Ray Kroc's story as the purported founder of McDonald's is crisply told in this excellent biopic. Along the way Kroc provides bracing insights into a controversial business style.


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Driving Revenue With Great Customer Experience

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:39:00 -0500

Forrester makes a case for investing in CX.



How Culture Drives Atlassian's Ambitions To Be The Collaboration Platform For All Companies

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:38:00 -0500

Australian born, Atlassian cofounder and co-CEO, Scott Farquhar has a maniacal attention to culture, which the colorful Farquhar summarizes as “Don’t f#*k the customer.” This is the story of the company's founding and Farquhar's journey to becoming a billionaire entreprenuer.


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The Inauguration May Be Huge, But Afterwards Could Make Us Sick

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:26:00 -0500

Donald Trump says that one of his first priorities will be to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal Obamacare but that they want to replace it with something else later. Looks like that will leave millions of people in a lurch. Cartoon by Joe Heller.


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Never Forget! 41 Cartoons About The Election That Changed EverythingThis way to the election cartoons ...Donald Trump Attempts To Seduce Another Woman VoterDo You Have 'Election Stress Disorder'? (It's A Real Thing)Halloween 2016's Scariest CostumeTrump Reaches Out To MinoritiesThe Latest Polls Fail To Show What This Election Is Doing To Our SanityThe Number One Reason You Shouldn't Share A Computer With Your Spouse, According To The FBIHow Clinton And Trump Spent $1,400M In Campaign DonationsIgnore The Bigly Lies!Trump Or Clinton? Why Your Vote Makes You An Intolerant JerkWhy Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Claim Isn't Complete NonsensThe Hillary Clinton DefenseHillary Clinton: Release The X-Files, Not My $675K Goldman Sachs SpeechesWhat Trump And Clinton Teach Your KidsThey're 'With Her'Hitler Got Lucky ...What If Everybody Talked Like Donald Trump?Hillary Clinton: Tone Deaf But Dressed To The NinesHow To Answer Stupid Job Interview Questions (n Trump's America)Can Trump Destroy (What's Left) Of The System?2016: The Republican Party's 'Groundhog Day'Trump Wants To Get To The Bottom Of Clinton's IllsIf It's Tuesday, Trump Must Be Shaking Up His StaffDonald Trump: Time To Unite The GOPA Wall We Can All Get BehindWho Won The First Clinton-Trump Debate? Depends ...Like Bey, Hillary Clinton's Got Hot Sauce In Her Bag, SwagWhen Bernie Met HillaryEvangelist Declares Trump A "Baby Christian"Everyone Is Voting For Trump!Gifts You Give Your SweetheartHow'd We Get Such An Awful Candidate?Donald Trump Clarifies His Position On AbortionWhich Public Servants Will Donald Trump Insult Next?The RNC's Scary New 'Big Tent'Team Trump; Some Kind Of Suicide SquadThe End Of Cinco de Mayo?The Plus Side Of A President Donald Trump#KasichOrBustThese Leaders 'Aspire to inspire"Pokemon GO" Takes Candidates To A Better PlaceA Political Candidate Who Tells It Like It Is

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:26:00 -0500


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How A Lifelong Marketer Leveraged His Experience In Corporate Innovation To Launch A Tech Company

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:13:00 -0500

Rodney Williams has had a knack for marketing his whole life. But his multiple business degrees and real-world experience are what propelled him to create industry-disrupting technology and grow his venture-backed business from Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Super Bowl Squares Pools Present Risks For Payment Processors PayPal, Venmo And LeagueSafe

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

With the NFL's Super Bowl just over two weeks away, payment processors such as Pay Pal (an eBay company), Venmo and LeagueSafe will soon begin to receive entry fees for Super Bowl squares pools. However, these payment processors need act cautiously when acceptingfunds of this nature. Although Super Bowl squares [...]


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