Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:24:12 -0500
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:51:26 -0500As the owner of a new and developing business, you probably have your hands full dealing with marketing campaigns, web outreach and general, and ongoing company operations. There are, however, three things that you should always have in action throughout the start-up phase and beyond. These are measures that will protect the financial health of your organisation by supporting growth and promoting consistency in your profits.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:53:24 -0500Email campaigning is one of the cheapest and effective way to get quality leads/enquiry for any industry, if you target them rightly:) Year after year there is no much replacement happened for email marketing. Let me share one of the important factor which one should be taking care in Email marketing services.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:12:58 -0500Daily Work Plan is a document which explains what an individual intends to do at specific times of the day. All artists must have a work plan that outlines specific times and activities they would like to embark on every day. This work plan should be put in writing to prevent any essential thing being forgotten or prevent afterthoughts. A daily work plan is very important in many ways.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:55:49 -0500Today consumers have the most power and variety when choosing products or service providers that suit their needs. With the rise of social media, cell phones, apps, internet search and review engines -and other modern advance- we now have access to all the referential information we need to choose one business over an other and rate a company. In the case of consumers, using reviews to make decisions is a huge advantage, one that many businesses are willing to harness to their benefit. After a transaction, emails beg you to rate a company immediately. Unfortunately, with the creation of information we also have misinformation. As market places become more crowded and competitive, some questionable companies have turned to using less reliable review sites, or have decided to spread misinformation themselves-all in an attempt to win over unsuspecting customers. So what can you do about it? Here are some tips on how to know if you can trust a company's ratings.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:43:17 -0500Luckily, all of my five closest neighbors are true Americans who believe in the Constitution, the United States and the freedoms and liberties we stand for - thus, they are all Republicans or Libertarians leaning right (I am one of the latter). Unfortunately, speaking out and exercising your right to free speech isn't so easy in Southern California. My neighbors have had political signs for local Republican politicians stolen off their property or vandalized. I've had signs stolen, stakes broken and signs knocked over - sometimes early in the morning, sometimes after dark.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:21:20 -0500In today's cut-throat world of business where the line between right and wrong is thinly drawn, one wonders if it is at all possible for a Christian to be a good businessperson without the compromising of faith and morals. What was dishonest and dirty and unacceptable only a few years ago has become praiseworthy today. What was distasteful and improper has now become the norm and it is in this world that we as Christians have to make a living without compromising our values.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:15:50 -0500Partnerships in business have caveats that must be considered. A husband and wife team is no exception and this article will look at some factors that need to be put into consideration.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:12:41 -0500Top tips on how businesses can work to reduce the effect they have on the environment. How they can try to change the attitudes within their businesses to promote long term changes.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:29:04 -0500A lot of anger is directed toward the 1 percenters. However, they are clearly better than you and I'll explain why.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:21:48 -0500Are ethical standards different for different people, classes, or cultures? After watching the current political environment I must say we need a dialog on ethics and ethical behavior.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:48:42 -0500Sometimes, success cannot be measured in statistics and numbers. One has to look at what a person has deep down. This article will explain the important of such an intangible characteristic.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:58:24 -0500Employed staff always needs to write a letter to the Human Resource Department to document any serious issue in the workplace. It not only alerts the HR Department, but also provides a record of the certain complaint. When the complaint is written in a positive way and has no grammar issues, it is likely to be responded as well.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:21:49 -0500There are many issues concerning whether people should go on their own or have someone else run the business with them. This article will not suggest, but merely explore the different considerations involved in having whether you should have a business partner or not.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:06:49 -0500For this particular article, I will focusing on lowering prices for a prospective customer if they ask you to. It is never an easy decision to make because you want to preserve the integrity of the business, but you also want to make a sale. Unlike other articles, this article will not take a side, but argue the pros and cons involved on each side.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:26:58 -0500Competition can be a good or bad thing depending on your business type and goals. But there are benefits to working with your competitors. This article will explain some of those benefits, but they may not always be applicable to your business type.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:25:35 -0500Temptation is always a difficult thing to avoid because of its strong allure. However, it's important to understand that falling into the temptation for dishonesty in business will hurt you in the long run. This article will explain how to avoid such temptation.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:43:18 -0500If you wish your business to achieve success, here are work ethics you need to instill in your team. They are guaranteed to drive you towards progress.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 06:43:47 -0500From the age of nineteen years I have not worked for a boss. This was the time that my career took a steep curve away from my ambitions and led me to a new path in life led by my spirituality. Most of my life until that point had been geared towards a medical degree and neurosurgery, my preferred branch of that discipline.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:19:41 -0500There are many reasons why an individual or a company might want to hire a private detective agency, ranging from proving spouse infidelity to running background checks on potential employees. Whatever the reason for hiring a private detective, it is important to ensure that the firm that you choose offers certain services.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:44:49 -0500This article reflects the obligation of organizations to take an active part in improving our society. You will learn to design and delegate so the community thrives when your employees volunteer.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:55:17 -0500It is always important to motivate employees so that they will do their best. This article will present some fresh perspectives on ways in which you can effectively motivate employees.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:44:13 -0500It is never fun to deal with a disgruntled employee, but every business has to go through it. This article will discuss some ways to deal with an unhappy employee in order to rectify the situation to the best extent possible.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:35:43 -0500Disputes between co-workers is always an issue that gives management an issue. This article will explain the positives involved in a dispute.
Tue, 31 May 2016 09:54:36 -0500As the years go by and humanity continues to grow, we are seeing great debates and arguments about many different issues and problems we are facing as a nation. One of those arguments is currently about the minimum wage, and to what level it should be hiked up, if at all. The biggest problem we actually face is this "one size fits all" solution we try to apply to everything.
Tue, 31 May 2016 07:01:32 -0500I am committed to ALL people - so how could I hold biases? Except, I do, like we all do. It is part of the normal human condition to judge, assess and see where we fit in. We do, after all, have a tribe mentality- always looking to belong.
Tue, 31 May 2016 06:56:23 -0500Competition in business is always hard because of the cut-throat environment. But there are ways to compete effectively and in ways that will preserve the integrity of your business.
Tue, 24 May 2016 15:44:22 -0500Avoid becoming a victim of a Business Partner. Be aware of those who you establish business partnerships with and avoid those who want to screw you.
Mon, 23 May 2016 06:52:20 -0500Courage is often a tough virtue to obtain. Nonetheless, it holds a very important role in business and hopefully this article will demonstrate why.
Mon, 09 May 2016 06:31:37 -0500Patience is a virtue that's been preached for centuries, but is often hard to have. This article will help illustrate the importance of having patience when it comes to building a business and helping it be successful.
Mon, 09 May 2016 06:25:18 -0500Whenever you sell long term services, you must always have a contract. This article will help illustrate some of the recommendations in writing an effective contract so that you avoid ambiguities.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:40:13 -0500Honesty is always important in business. This article will discuss a few reasons you might not have thought of when considering honesty and its impact in business success.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:56:49 -0600Business integrity and honesty are always important. Hopefully, reading this article will give you a better understanding in what to look for in a genuine business owner.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:53:38 -0600It's always hard to avoid scams and other fraud dealers that may be out there. The SEO industry is one that is booming with business dealers who will make outlandish guarantees or charge unusual amounts of money for their services. The purpose of this article is to help you identify those businesses.
Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:52:01 -0600Ethical behavior, what is it and can it be maintained; is it possible? Can an individual lose their ethical values and morals simply by doing their required duties at work? Professionals within an organization may assume all their employees are ethical and continue to increase their values morally but over a period of time ethical behavior can be lost in the day to day rift of our society especially when top management is continually pushing deadlines on employees that can't be reached.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:37:40 -0600While discussing service experiences recently it was apparent that a lack of organisational integrity is regrettably now commonplace in many organisations, representing a significant personal and organisational cost for customers, suppliers and employees. Using the author's recent experience I briefly examine possible causes and areas for improvement.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:48:34 -0600In order for any business to be successful, you must put ethics first and foremost. This means staying with what really works and staying away from what doesn't work. This isn't as easy as it seams as you will see from the article. However, it can be achieved.
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:05:09 -0600Florida residents seem to be unaware of the phosphate industry's wastewater treatment practices. Historically, Florida's phosphate industry wastewater treatment is not sufficient and is causing environment impacts adjacent to industry facilities.
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:28:32 -0600Abnormal algae growth in Florida's local aquifers and springs is a sign of an ill aquatic ecosystem. Phosphorus and nitrogen pollutants are known to cause abnormal algae growth. Florida's phosphate strip mining industry is a significant source of both of these pollutants in local ecosystems, aquifers and spring systems.
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:05:32 -0600Historically, the phosphate industry in Riverview Florida "stacks" their waste in huge mounds called phosphogypsum stacks, "gypstacks". The gypstack mound holds radioactive materials such as Uranium and other heavy metals along with large volumes of sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, and a phosphate slurry mix. Phosphogypsum is hazardous waste produced in fertilizer production from strip mined phosphate in Florida.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:12:27 -0600When you have a business, you want to always want to present yourself in the best possible way. Even when you are faced with a difficult situation, it is still important to put approach the situation with respect and gratitude. With the proper business etiquette, you will show your clients and customers that you are professional and ready to work for them in a constructive manner. Furthermore, proper business mannerisms is essential for employee retention.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:10:31 -0600Summary - Florida's elected officials along with phosphate mining officials butt heads with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over radioactively contaminated soils. It appears the EPA is out gunned in this battle for "money over environmental health concerns for thousands of unsuspecting Florida residents."
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:31:56 -0600Engineering jobs are not always solely about engineering. Engineering functions were traditionally focused on building something using different variations of math and science. These jobs have recently transformed into combining more business functions.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:27:01 -0600Business is booming. You're enjoying good growth and profitability. Do you really need to keep track of the small details? After all, if your company is currently operating like a well-oiled machine, the tendency is to not be a through checking check the nuts and bolts, right?
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:33:08 -0600According to Investors Business Daily, the beauty industry is expected to grow from $68.7 Billion in 2012 to $81.7 Billion in 2017, or an increase of 19.8%. This rapidly expanding industry includes several main service platforms to including hair, nails, body waxing, facials and massage. This substantial sales growth will provide countless opportunities for existing business to expand and new business entrants into the market place.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:06:28 -0500This being my 100th article on EzineArticles I felt a reflection on integrity would be a good topic. I have learned much about myself over the last 99 articles and I came to learn very early on that if your going to write it and suggest your readers live by it that I too must do the same.
Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:25:55 -0500There is much brainwashing going on in commerce to make people part with their money. Buyers often are fooled into believing that a good deal has come their way, while it is either a scheme or an exaggerated product or service. The best advise is: Learn to think for yourself!
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 05:56:18 -0500It is hard to tell if someone is not telling the truth, especially if you cannot hear their voice or see them to look at their body language. Some psychologists teach investigators and micro-expression analysts that pauses in speech or the use of certain words at the lead in of a sentence are a good indication that a lie is being told or about to be uttered. Let's discuss this shall we?
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:56:55 -0500What do people really listen to? Not what one says but what one does! Why? Are the values that an organization "preaches" really what people do? If not, the values and their importance are cheapened and questioned. If behavior is not the result of embracing one's corporate values, then understand that it is in the behavior that affirms or destroys credibility, trust and loyalty.
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:08:05 -0500I've been hearing quite a bit lately about companies and their ethical beliefs and trainings. Unfortunately, most companies do not do nearly enough to fully integrate ethics into their workers. A one hour seminar, if even, once every two years just will not do it anymore.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:03:52 -0500Florida residents take FIPR survey on the detrimental environmental effects caused by the Florida phosphate strip mining industry in Florida's Peace River Watershed. Overall, Florida's citizens seem to be unaware of the phosphate strip mining industries environmental catastrophes in surrounding counties, based on the FIPR survey. The people living in the area near phosphate strip mines seem unaware of the environmental tragedy just minutes from their door step.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:53:29 -0500It's important to read the fine print when making purchases online. Failure to do so can lead to frustration and financial setback.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:21:25 -0500Building a business with good practices and examples can be beneficial both internally and externally. Good practice internally ensures good communication, staff commitment and smooth running of the organisation. Externally helps others identify with the company and or brand, lead by example and even recognition of techniques that another business may want to emulate or incorporate into their business.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:48:56 -0500Not replying to communication from another business person is unacceptable and rude. In fact, it borders on ignorance. If someone asks you to get in touch, the least you can do is have the courtesy to reply.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:47:29 -0500Gossip! We love it! Multi-billion dollar industries come from it. And gossip is costly- jobs, careers, relationships, self-esteem. What are some viable alternatives?
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:46:24 -0500Phosphate Strip Mines Southwest central Florida's springs, rivers, aquifers, (aquifer is defined as ground water supplying water for wells, springs, etc.) and the old swimming holes, are being destroyed. Who or what is destroying southwest central Florida's natural springs, aquifer systems, and the old swimming hole like no other? The Bone Valley region, also known as the Peace River Watershed, is located in southwest central Florida, about 30 miles east of the Tampa Bay Area. The Peace River Watershed includes portions of present-day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties where phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural fertilizer. Florida currently contains the largest known deposits of phosphates in the United States.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:27:25 -0500In business, manners make you money! The concept of etiquette in business is even more important now due to our ever-increasing forms of social media and online platforms. If you are a business owner you always need to remember you are representing your brand no matter where you are or what time of day that it is. As a business owner you have to remember that you are never "really" off the clock.
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:00:38 -0500There's no shortage of people who will tell you what you should do in your business. The problem with listening to unsolicited (and even solicited) advice is that often those doling out their thoughts have no idea what's involved with your decision.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:46:43 -0500"Thou Shalt Not Steal"; one of the 10 commandments. Stealing still remains prevalent. What's also common though different is stealing of ideas by both advertising folks as well as clients.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:22:51 -0500Running a business isn't easy and there may be times that compromising business practice integrity can appear to have immediate rewards. Do not be tempted. Ethical business practices win in the long run. There are simple ways to maintain the reputation of good business ethics.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:48:51 -0500An advertiser is required to produce advertisements to market and promote the product(s) of the firm he is employed by. The medium of advertisement can be print, electronic, or the most current medium, social media. However, it is not easy to advertise any product or service and there is a heavy responsibility of following number of guidelines and requirements that apply to the entire advertising industry.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:01:29 -0500It is fair to say that financial and cooperate institutions are not the only business segments in our society to undergo scandals. Nonetheless, due to the exploitation of natural resources, food shortages, poverty, pandemics, pollution, and terrorism; a number of growing experts view these dilemmas as contributing to the ethical decline of our business establishments. The past and current scandals in our business world legitimize this view. Many believe that our preoccupation with success and wealth bolsters this argument.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:28:25 -0600For example, poor people have to travel by public bus. Rich people can go in a car or on a jet, or they can go by bus, they have the choice. That is what money is for, to give you choices. There is more to success than having freedom of choice, sincerity in appreciation is more than it seems on the surface, and we shall explore it here...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:37:48 -0600Financial managers have a responsibility to the stakeholders and shareholders of the company to uphold a high ethical standard. Companies no matter what the size are destined to fail if financial managers manipulate the system. Should they fail, the impact has a ripple effect and essentially trust is lost causing long-term damage for years to come.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:55:08 -0600The golden rule is a principle that that enlightened businesses will adopt. The sales-centric marketing approach was focused on selling at all costs. Enlightened marketers realises that an ethical approach to marketing is more likely to retain customers. Furthermore, these customers are more likely to recommend to other people companies who have met their needs.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:15:53 -0600Introduction - How would managers of businesses or business owners answer the question: why are you in business? Would their answer differ depending upon who was asking the question? Would any be bold enough to answer that they're in business to make money and that there is nothing wrong with making a profit?
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:25:51 -0600Today's headlines share a common theme: Abuse of power and bullying isn't just on the playground. It's a prominent issue in the workplace A renewed commitment to accountability can impact everything from your personal life to your company's bottom line. Intimidation, bullying and ego is not a cost effective management strategy.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:30:38 -0600When we're faced with those ambiguous choices where the "right" path is unclear or will produce some painful consequences, where do we turn? First and foremost, we must turn to our own code of conduct, the values and ethics we regard as important to us personally.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:33:01 -0600In today's workplace, ethical decision-making is at the core of leading and managing. Upon reflection, over the past few months where have you been challenged in your ethical decision-making? To assist you in answering this question five ethical dilemmas and a simple decision making process are presented. Most importantly, in taking action based on ethical decision making, does the action you've chosen pass the twelve-year-old test?
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:50:06 -0600Introduction - Honeywell International has been in the news lately - with the focus on its employee wellness program. Ordinarily, this would be a good thing - a bit of favorable PR for initiatives designed to promote the health of its workforce. Sounds like a win for company managers and shareholders alike.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:50:34 -0600Although African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans represent roughly 30 percent of the population, they fill only 3 percent of senior management positions at American corporations, according to Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a minority recruitment and development group. Don Thompson of McDonald's is one of only six black CEOs of a Fortune 500 company. According to David Thomas, a Harvard Business School professor who studies the issue, "People of color who start at the same time as an equivalent white person have less of a chance of being at the top echelon in 20 years.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:01:17 -0500If Shakespeare was alive today, he would probably already have penned a tragedy reflecting the lack of ethics as continuously reflected in procurement activities world-wide. "To take or not to take -- that is the question. If I get discovered, I might suffer slings and arrows, however I might have amassed an outrageous fortune. There may be a sea of troubles it may cause, yet I can always (with lawyers) oppose and thereby end them!"
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:48:43 -0500There are several things that bug me and one is bad manners, but I am not referring to the rude person in a social setting, but rather the bad manners in the online world. I have interactions as a customer and also as the operator of my own business that very often make me cringe, or just say to myself "Why?
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:54:48 -0500I believe that a balanced look at your fit with a potential employer should be a part of your employment considerations. If you are totally unaligned with your new employer's core values then it is unlikely that you will be very content, no matter what you are being paid, or how short your commute is!
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:10:50 -0500The Seattle demographics have changed as there is high demand for economic housing in the trendy localities. This has not augured well with the neighborhood as they are opposing the construction of the smallest and highly controversial homes, the micro apartments.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:15:32 -0500This article outlines one aspect of how ethics influence workplace violence. The article also outlines how different levels of management can can contribute to organizational cultures in order to prevent Work Place Violence.
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:05:11 -0500What if we could superimpose some of the business ethics, the ethics of success propogated by the ultra successful Digital Entrepreneurs, such as give to receive and invest in others into the public sectors of education and health. Would the experiences of many teachers, healthcare professionals and others in public service be inalienably altered if they could harness the power of the mind coupled with action as a mainstream strategy for success?
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:49:23 -0500You are probably thinking that the question of who is the guardian of the corporate reputation is easy to answer, because by all logic it is everyone. But not everyone is affected by a misstep, and not everyone thinks about the ramifications of breaches -- ethical, legal, financial etc. -- which would irreparably harm an organization's reputation and potentially lead to its eventual demise. In a recent conversation I had, the question was posed, "Is procurement the keeper of the keys to the corporate reputation vault?"
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:18:05 -0500Do you remember playing games as a child when you made up the rules as you went along? Those rules that evolved on such short-notice often proved to be a source of contention! Likewise, for leaders at work.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:17:37 -0500Persons and organizations, through their leaders, can and do far too often reach beyond that which is allowable or reasonable. That is unless and until they are told to stop, that they have gone too far and there is no legal, moral or regulatory basis for their actions, it will continue. If you are an ethical, successful leader then you have witnessed this first-hand.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:30:08 -0500The GOP says that we as a nation have too high of an income tax structure for the corporations. This has a drag on the economy because after they have paid their income tax there is no money left for the expansion of the economy. The refer to the low unemployment rate and the lack of spending when it comes to plant and equipment. Their argument sounds logical. If you have spent your cash on taxes how can you hire employees and spend money on fixed assets.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:48:35 -0500Many times businesses are run by policies that have been defined by either attorneys or the prevailing political climate. What happens when those policies are contrary to God's law?
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:34:21 -0500I came across a name on LinkedIn this week where the persons title was CEO and Founder. As I read on it became obvious this individual is a solopreneur. The credibility of this individual quickly vanished in my eyes.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:13:48 -0500A brief look at occupational fraud. A few of the main motivations for employees cheating their employer along with some of the most common signs to be aware of.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:58:15 -0500Today's business environment creates challenges with ethics and character. Owning your own business is one way to deal with these challenges.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:06:06 -0500With the Internet being what it is today and your ability to get your hands on absolutely anything and everything online nowadays, more and more products and services are being made available to you and convenience is a key factor and a key motivator. The key to success for your online business The competition among online businesses today is fierce and if you want to compete effectively and continue to maintain your edge, you must constantly be thinking about ways to keep your clients and your prospective clients interested and loyal to you and to your business. Not...
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:04:54 -0500These days it's hard to tell if you are working in the midst of a particular workplace culture or if the daily operations of your place of employment have more cult-like behavior. Do you know what type of environment you work in?
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:27:21 -0500Cascading the organizational values has always been a stimulating subject for the academicians, HR practitioners, and the business consultants. The subject represents an intersection of the three disciplines, i.e. industrial psychology, organizational behavior, and employee motivation. This article captures a few methods of cascading the organization's values based on the author's experience. The author firmly believes that the firming up & cascading of the organization's values require a statute like approach to make sure that everyone in the organization willingly comply.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:43:39 -0500A "Ponzi Scheme" is basically a term for an investment fraud. They can be pretty hard to identify and many people have continually fallen victim to these financial entrapments. The schemes lead to huge financial losses to the unsuspecting interested investors.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:42:43 -0500Work etiquette alludes to the normal social conduct in a working environment. As a fresher, it is better for you to enter the expert field with a great consciousness of work behaviour. For individuals who have quite recently advanced to the employment world, here are some work etiquette tips.
Fri, 30 May 2014 07:22:06 -0500Two years ago last July, President Obama held an unusual "peace treaty" meeting at the White House. It was not between warring political parties or countries on the brink of aggression, but between a professor and a cop. The bull session over beers with Mr. Obama, Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, and Cambridge, MA police Sgt. James Crowley certainly seemed to serve its function, which was to provide closure to an event that has divided the police and the citizenry on a familiar issue: race.
Fri, 30 May 2014 06:43:02 -0500The movement for the complete legalization of marijuana continues to pass through several stages, from absolute enforcement (Texas), to decriminalization (many states), to medical use only (California and others), to hands-off, do-what-you-want (newly established in Colorado and Washington.) We know from long experience how poorly things turn out whenever the government steps in and prohibits anything that changes the mood, pleasure, or sobriety of its citizens.
Tue, 27 May 2014 16:52:48 -0500A national epidemic, a crime, or a misdefined problem? What has always been a schoolyard problem (especially for me, as a small and bookish child) has crossed over to the office, the factory, the job site, the restaurant, and the retail store.
Tue, 27 May 2014 15:45:14 -0500Context is critical in human communications. The meanings of "Let's eat Grandma" and Let's eat, Grandma" are changed by one tiny little curved mark. We speak in metaphors all the time: "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." The rise in our inflection at the end of a sentence can turn it into a question, a fear, a hope, disgust, happiness, or an angry conclusion.
Tue, 27 May 2014 15:43:39 -0500It's February and amore is in the air. The Valentine's Day rush to buy flowers, chocolates, and nice dinners for the ones we love sometimes crosses over to the workplace. We already know that people meet, date, fall in love, and even get married to their co-workers.
Fri, 23 May 2014 15:29:04 -0500Ask anyone associated with substance abuse treatment and they will raise their alarm about the rising number of opiate users in this country who are completely out of control with their drug of choice. Emergency room deaths by opiate overdose have now surpassed overdoses from cocaine or methamphetamine, combined, which is saying something. Opiates continue to rank near the top of the lists of the most prescribed drugs in the US (depending on which data you read), including hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin, and other opiod pain relievers.
Thu, 01 May 2014 16:31:06 -0500With our societies undergoing structural and sociological changes, we are facing dilemmas regarding what is right, what is wrong and how to make better decisions. In short, we are facing ethical dilemma. Now, ethics not only concern us as individuals, but collectively too. There is a widespread discussion going on regarding ethical society, ethical government and even ethical business. Before we delve deeper, it is imperative that we define ethics first and then move on to more interesting issues.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:22:48 -0500Slow and steady may be the safest way to go, but it's not the most rewarding, and it only wins the race if the competitors can't handle the speed. If you follow these 5 business growth strategies, you can speed ahead and leave your competitors in the dust.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:22:37 -0500When starting a small business, there are a lot of things to think about, including the business viability, competition, and a lot more. However, there are 2 particular focus points which are considered very essential before you open up an online business or a physical business location. Read on and find out more.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:12:22 -0500Whilst the global economic climate is somewhat picking up after the hard time we have all been through over the past few years, we can't forget that many people are still struggling. This means that more people are turning to charities for help, whether that be food banks, animal charities for help with their pets or other charities to help them out of a crisis.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:43:09 -0500Some may say in jest that organizations are reminiscent of a three-ring circus. Well, within those three rings it is the procurement professionals who are the ethical tightrope walkers.