Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Koreans Want This VW Exec arrested

The war for automaker supremacy has always been a metaphorical blood sport, but now one country is calling for the arrest of an executive leader at another country’s chief automaker. A South Korean court has issued an arrest warrant for a Volkswagen Korea executive, identified as “Yun,” blasting him with five charges including document fabrication and violation of multiple laws.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Latest Massacre Ignites Gun Debate in Congress

The Orlando terrorist attack was one of the largest mass shootings in the nation’s history, and you can bet people are taking sides in DC.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Big Brands Furious Over Propaganda Pitch

Big Brands Furious Over Propaganda Pitch

If you don’t live in the U.K., you may not be aware of a strong and concerted push by some to encourage Britain to exit the European Union. Some Brits don’t want to be taken down with what they see as a sinking ship, and they don’t want to be on the hook to help out some struggling countries, socially or economically.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Champion Surfer Commoditizes His Dream

Champion surfer tries to sell his dreamcome true

For decades now, there has only been one “face” of professional surfing. Even if you don’t follow the sport, you are probably familiar with the name Kelly Slater. The Florida native is, without question, the world’s most-recognized surfer, and now Slater is trying to turn that name recognition into a promotional force behind something that used to be anathema to surfers: the man-made wave.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Super Fight Breaks the Box Office…and the Internet

Batman vs Superman promo coming soon

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice seems to be a movie battle destined to not only play out on the big screen but in countless social media threads and blog comments for the rest of the year…or until the next superhero movie comes out.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Performance Reviews: Metrics vs. Gut Checks

Office building

As a manager, you need an objective, fair, and reasonable way to grade your employee’s work. There are many reasons why this is necessary. The rub here, really, is how you conduct a review and what they really tell you? It’s an important question, especially in the U.S. where 90 percent of all nonunion labor receives some sort of review and reviews are mandatory for all federal government workers.