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  • Signs That You’re Being Too Stubborn

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    Muriel Maignan Wilkins
    21 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    It’s the ugly side of perseverance.
  • 3 Rules for Experts Who Want More Influence

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    Dorie Clark
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    In these days of social media chest-thumping, it seems like everyone is calling themselves an expert. This declaration is often in inverse proportion to how well-known the person is; back in the early days of my consulting career, I, too, clamored to label myself an “expert,” as though that would assuage potential clients who had never heard of me. Not so much. The first rule of expertise, I’ve learned, is never to call yourself an expert. That’s for others to determine. But becoming a recognized expert in a world of pretenders is increasingly valuable. Here’s…
  • 466: Making Sense of Digital Disruption

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    21 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    R. "Ray" Wang, author of "Disrupting Digital Business" on how business is transforming.
  • The Business Investments That Freak People Out

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    Andrew Winston
    6 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Why are we biased against investing in people and the planet?
  • Hilldale announces opening dates for renovated space – Madison.com

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    24 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Hilldale announces opening dates for renovated spaceMadison.comOther shops that have not announced opening dates are Madewell, Sperry Top-Sider, Waxing the City and White House Black Market. Hilldale opened in 1962 and is one of the city's oldest shopping destinations. WS Development bought the shopping center …
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  • 3 Rules for Experts Who Want More Influence

    Dorie Clark
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    In these days of social media chest-thumping, it seems like everyone is calling themselves an expert. This declaration is often in inverse proportion to how well-known the person is; back in the early days of my consulting career, I, too, clamored to label myself an “expert,” as though that would assuage potential clients who had never heard of me. Not so much. The first rule of expertise, I’ve learned, is never to call yourself an expert. That’s for others to determine. But becoming a recognized expert in a world of pretenders is increasingly valuable. Here’s…
  • Lilly Pulitzer’s Target Disaster Was Actually a Success

    Denise Lee Yohn
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    At first blush, the recent rapid sell-out of the new “Lilly Pulitzer for Target” line — and the backlash it generated from disappointed customers — seems like a major screw-up by both companies. But it actually contains the keys to successful expansion for other high-end brands and designer labels and to improved brand perceptions for other mass retailers. There’s no question that Target disappointed many customers by selling out of the exclusive line within hours. Its website crashed, mobs formed in its stores, and some pieces ended up for sale on eBay at…
  • Data Scientists Don’t Scale

    Stuart Frankel
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us. Executives are taking a hard look at their depleted budgets — drained by a mess of disparate tools they’ve acquired and elusive “big insights” they’ve been promised — and are wondering: “Where is the return on this enormous investment?” It’s not that we haven’t made significant strides in aggregating and organizing data,…
  • How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

    Sara Stibitz
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    From a manager’s perspective, a new hire can’t come up to speed fast enough. Balancing the newcomer’s need to learn the ropes and your desire to have her quickly produce is a challenge for any time-strapped boss. What’s the best way to bring your new employee on board? Who do you enlist in the training? And how long should you expect it to take? What the Experts Say “If you want people to perform well, you have to get them off to a good start. That’s kind of obvious, isn’t it?” says Dick Grote, performance management consultant and author of How…
  • The Factors That Lead to High CEO Pay

    Gretchen Gavett
    22 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    No matter where you live, the difference between how much CEOs are paid and how much the average worker takes home is, well, big. Probably even bigger than most people think.   The reasons why the disparities vary country-to-country are complex, according to a recently accepted paper for the Strategic Management Journal by LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business professor Thomas Greckhamer. A social scientist, Greckhamer attempts to identify combinations of factors on a country-by-country basis that either widen or narrow the pay gap between CEOs and workers. Using data from the IMD World…
 
 
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  • The Business Investments That Freak People Out

    Andrew Winston
    6 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Why are we biased against investing in people and the planet?
  • The Drop in Oil Prices Might Be Bad for Business

    Andrew Winston
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    It lets us delay necessary investments.
  • Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson: Resilience Isn’t Enough

    Andrew Winston
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Two years is enough time to get some perspective on a major event. We can move from immediate and emotional reaction to some semblance of calm assessment. It’s been two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed through the Caribbean and northeastern United States, leaving lost lives and tremendous damage in its wake. Now is the time to ask: have cities and the business world learned the right lessons? In many ways the reactions and planning for the future is impressive on many fronts. But we’re also continuing to ignore some of the real implications. We must first acknowledge that climate…
  • Two Forces Moving Business Closer to Climate Action

    Andrew Winston
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    This week, CEOs and world leaders met at the UN to talk climate. In the run-up to these high-level talks, many companies and some relatively new voices from the business community have been sounding both the alarm and the rallying cry for action. At the same time, the cost of renewable energy has dropped very far, very fast. It’s a perfect storm bringing us to two important tipping points: one of belief and commitment to action, and one of economics. But there’s still a major disconnect happening in one other area: the relationship between business and citizen consumers. First,…
  • GE Is Avoiding Hard Choices About Ecomagination

    Andrew Winston
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    After nine years, GE is taking its famous green initiative, ecomagination, into some complicated territory. This includes a new open innovation program that encourages ideas to reduce greenhouse gases from Canadian oil sands production — the same controversial, greenhouse-gas-heavy source of fossil fuels that environmental groups are fighting against when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline. By stretching ecomagination into areas that many people clearly don’t consider very green, GE may be risking a valuable business and brand asset. Launched in 2005, ecomagination has always been a…
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    Shoes Count

  • Hilldale announces opening dates for renovated space – Madison.com

    24 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Hilldale announces opening dates for renovated spaceMadison.comOther shops that have not announced opening dates are Madewell, Sperry Top-Sider, Waxing the City and White House Black Market. Hilldale opened in 1962 and is one of the city's oldest shopping destinations. WS Development bought the shopping center …
  • Jessica Simpson shares new photos to celebrate anniversary – Reality TV World

    24 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Reality TV World Jessica Simpson shares new photos to celebrate anniversaryReality TV WorldSimpson last released Do You Know in 2008, and announced she has her eighth record in the works in March. The singer continues to design shoes and handbags for her Jessica Simpson Collection, and also oversees fragrance and home decor lines.and more »
  • Jessica Simpson shares new photos to celebrate anniversary – Reality TV World

    24 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Reality TV World Jessica Simpson shares new photos to celebrate anniversaryReality TV WorldSimpson last released Do You Know in 2008, and announced she has her eighth record in the works in March. The singer continues to design shoes and handbags for her Jessica Simpson Collection, and also oversees fragrance and home decor lines.and more »
  • Skechers just proved it’s the most underrated shoe company – Business Insider

    24 May 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Business Insider Skechers just proved it's the most underrated shoe companyBusiness InsiderSkechers has 5% of US market share, compared with 4.6% for Adidas, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing NPD group. Nike still has the largest share, with 62% of the market. But thanks to some recent investments, Skechers is now one of the hottest …Skechers Strides Into Second Place in U.S. Sports Footwear MarketNasdaqSkechers Is Selling More Sneakers Than adidasComplexWhy Skechers Is Suddenly Beating Adidas and New BalanceTIMEall 12 news articles »
  • Sandali Geox Primavera/Estate 2015 [FOTO] – Stylosophy

    23 May 2015 | 11:36 am
    Stylosophy Sandali Geox Primavera/Estate 2015 [FOTO]StylosophyTanti ed estremamente diversi tra loro, sono i sandali Geox primavera/estate 2015, suggeriti dal brand Made in Italy nell'ambito della nuova collezione pensata per la stagione calda ormai in corso. Si spazia dalle immancabili proposte con le zeppe …and more »
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