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Employee Retention 101: How To Keep A Talented Team Intact
Posted by Bruce Kasanoff, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

The core of all business success is employee talent. Without a talented team, you may work long and hard but never accomplish much of anything. But how do you keep your team together, once you have attracted the right kind of talent? Ego, ambition, real financial concerns and the quest for bigger [... […]

A Massive Trend That's Transforming Sales
Posted by Scott Edinger, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

It’s never been harder to be in sales than it is today.  The increasing range of options available to customers, the plethora of information available to those customers, and the difficulty of standing out among those options create real challenges for sales professionals. Change on the horizon One particularly important change on [... […]

How Vladimir Putin Lost His Mind Over The FIFA Corruption Indictments
Posted by Maury Brown, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Does it surprise anyone that with Russia hosting the Men's World Cup in 2018, President Vladimir Putin is up in arms over the U.S. involvement in the FIFA corruption indictments? […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying A House In College
Posted by Robert Farrington, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 12:54 pm

With college students moving this fall, a common question is whether these millennials should buy a house or continue to rent. […]

The Big Rethink: New Rules Should Drive This Olympic Media Agency Review Season
Posted by David Cooperstein, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 12:23 pm

If you are part of the media landscape, it is hard to ignore the billions of dollars of ad spending that just went into review in the last few weeks. L’Oreal, P&G, Volkswagen, Citibank, and more have announced plans to review their account assignments. A great take on the shift [... […]

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor
Posted by Laura Shin, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm


529 Plans: The Best-Kept College-Savings Secret
Posted by Laura Shin, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

While 86% of Americans say they cannot afford college, 66% also do not know about the best vehicle for saving for college, according to a new survey. […]

This Doll Maker is Trying to Get Your Kid Her Beloved Wubbie -- At All Costs
Posted by Emma Johnson, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 11:40 am

  Next year Goldberger Toys will turn 100—it is one of the oldest toy makers in the country. Each year the New York company sells upwards of 1.8 million dolls aimed at the 0-3 year-olds to Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and other major retailers. They are an established business, family-owned for three [... […]

Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems
Posted by Mark Murphy, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

We’ve all had the situation when an employee walks into our office with a problem they want us to solve (or dozens of problems they want solved). Maybe they walk into our office and say “I need your help boss, that other division won’t respond to my emails about giving [... […]

Muhammadu Buhari Sworn In As President Of Nigeria
Posted by Mfonobong Nsehe, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on Friday, becoming the first opposition figure to win a presidential election in the country’s recent history. […]

Innovation = Stop Doing Obsolete Things
Posted by Freek Vermeulen, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

Michael Levie, a seasoned hotel executive, and Rattan Chadha, a successful retail entrepreneur, were having dinner. The topic of conversation was the hotel industry. Both men thought that the industry was stale and too homogeneous relative to the diversity of customers it sought to serve. The industry had largely been [... […]

Why We Can't All Be Social Entrepreneurs
Posted by Tara Tiger Brown, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

There is a well known marketer named Seth Godin that you may or may not be familiar with. He's written 12 best sellers on marketing.  The other day he wrote a post that really really irked me. Hence, this post. I'll let you read his post and then I'll tell you why I [... […]

Sustainable Fashion And The Stress of Buying Blue Jeans
Posted by Shellie Karabell, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 8:08 am

You don’t see many leopard-skin coats around these days, or handbags festooned with peacock feathers. The voices of environmentalists and animal rights activists have been heeded by fashion industry leaders and are having an impact on the world of luxury fashion. Now those voices are moving down the price chain to [... […]

China's Contribution To The Global Economy: A Dangerous Cocktail
Posted by Panos Mourdoukoutas, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 7:08 am

  America brought the Global Economy freedom and opportunity. What will China bring? A dangerous cocktail of capitalism and socialism which undermines individual ingenuity and creativity, while it breeds corruption and environmental disaster. When America wrote the rules of the re-emerging global economy more than six decades ago, it brought the world economic [... […]

How To Stay Relevant In The Rapidly Changing World of Work
Posted by Jacob Morgan, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 4:19 am

VideoAs the world of work continues to evolve, staying relevant becomes much harder. By the time we graduate college, many of the skills we learn become out of date. New technologies are emerging all over the place and businesses of all shapes and sizes are being disrupted. So as a [... […]

529 Day College Savings Specials
Posted by Reyna Gobel, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 3:44 am

Every year, 529 plans offer specials in celebration of 529 day that of course occurs on  May 29th. The holiday is celebrating among many plans across the country by offering special deals on opening or contributing to a 529 plan. Contest money and scholarships are offered. While you should contact your [... […]

Jim Citrin: You Have To Invest In Yourself To Be A Success
Posted by Dan Schawbel, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 3:05 am

I recently spoke to Jim Citrin, who is the leader of Spencer Stuart's CEO Practice and a member of the firm’s Worldwide Board of Directors. In the following interview, he talks about the best way to land a job in this economy, why you should have an entrepreneurial mindset to [... […]

How A Female Tea 'Sommelier' In A Male Dominated Industry Tackled Tea Loving Indians
Posted by Ambika Behal, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 2:15 am

Being practical is number one on Anamika Singh’s list of how to be successful in business; she should know, she’s one of two women who have managed to take on the Indian tea industry to great acclaim. […]

Is Sepp Blatter's Resignation From FIFA Really Worth $500 Million?
Posted by Andrew Cave, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 1:48 am

Football’s ruling body reportedly pays Sepp Blatter $1m a year but could see the brand value of its organisation leap by $500 million if the 79-year-old Swiss president of FIFA resigns amid accusations of corruption within the body. Pressured “to do the right thing,” Blatter is resisting and refusing to [... […]

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted Over $3.5 Million Cash Payments
Posted by Robert W. Wood, Contributor on May 29, 2015 at 1:08 am

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been indicted on federal structuring charges over an undefined underlying cash payoff. Is the alleged cover-up worse than the alleged crime? […]