Monday, May 22, 2017

Cornell’s Family Disputes Suicide Reports

Cornell’s family disputes suicide reports
The morning after a big concert in which he declared Detroit was once again “Rock City,” legendary grunge rock frontman Chris Cornell was found dead in his hotel room. Legions of GenX fans of the former Soundgarden and Audioslave lead singer and songwriter were devastated to hear the news. Then the other shoe dropped. Investigators ruled the death a suicide, and the rumor mill fired up.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Types of Retirement Savings Accounts to Consider

Types of Retirement Savings Accounts to Consider
Retiring with enough money to live comfortably can seem challenging and even overwhelming when you are just starting out. One of the best steps to take to get started with your retirement saving efforts is to choose the right retirement accounts to deposit your funds into. There are several options to consider that each have their own unique benefits. With a closer look at the options, you can better determine how to start saving and investing.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Toyota has the fastest SUV

Toyota has the fastest SUV

Well, after a major road test, it’s official, the Toyota Land Cruiser is the world’s fastest SUV. The Land Cruiser in question topped 230 miles per hour driving on a long runway, though those who performed the feat say no one should ever try that at home.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Netflix Gets a Foothold in China

Netflix gets a foothold in China

Netflix has been trying to get into the massive Chinese market for years now, and, as of a report by CNN last month, they may have actually cracked the code. At least it looks that way for now.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Small Money Moves That Can Have a Big Impact

Small Money Moves That Can Have a Big Impact
When it comes to our personal finances, we are always looking for ways to increase our income when times become difficult. However, we never stop to consider what our income can do for us. If you are frustrated with how your finances are, take a look at some of the small money moves below that can make your money work for you.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Twitter Targets Emerging Markets with Twitter Lite

According to GSMA Intelligence, as of 2016, 82% of all smart phone users around the globe are still on a 3G or slower network. This means that the vast majority of the world has to wait a very long time for a Twitter feed to load, if they can even load it at all. In addition, the vast amount of data that the average Twitter feed blows through can be frustrating to users who have data limits or are charged for overages. The third hiccup in the Twitter trifecta is the massive amount of storage that Twitter demands, using 100 MG of storage or more. These three factors can make Twitter an unobtainable feature for many users around the world with slower or older phones.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lessons That You Could Learn the Easy Way

Lessons that you could learn the easy way
In business and in life, there are generally two ways to learn just about anything: see what has happened to those who have gone before and absorb the lessons, or learn the hard way, by taking a loss and recovering. Each lesson offers new opportunities, and each mistake might close a door that would be better left open.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Why Adapting to Technology is the Key to Raising Productivity

Productivity means almost everything. When a business can produce and accomplish more with the same or fewer number of employees, profitability skyrockets as competitiveness soars. Many firms have learned to trust evolving technology as a way of raising productivity, but others have shown reluctance. Time, however, has proven that technology adoption gives companies the advantages they need to operate in the modern global marketplace. The following tips will help you to raise technology by adapting to technology.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Get Better at Cross-Generational Communication

Get Better at Cross-Generational Communication

Respect. It’s a word Aretha demands, and most people hope to get … but it can be tough to navigate in a modern workplace when the word means different things to different people. This is especially important to remember as a younger business leader managing older employees. Yes, you’re the boss, but you’re still young, and they are coming from a very different generational mindset. In this regard, not knowing what you don’t know can come back to bite you.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

US Aluminum Going After China on Trade Issue

US Aluminum Going After China on Trade Issue by David Milberg

Not since the dreaded “Chinese drywall” fiasco have US industry insiders been this aggravated with China. After American producers filed a complaint against Chinese aluminum suppliers, these raw materials companies appealed to the Trump administration to opt out of imposing suggested sanctions.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What Can Investment Banking Teach the World of Marketing

What Can Investment Banking Teach the World of Marketing by David Milberg

Marketers pride themselves in getting their customers happy. They notice what their customers care about. They like to make sure that their clients are 100% satisfied. As consumers themselves, marketers take their own personal likes to the table. The marketing mindset is helpful for selling. If you understand your audience, you will sell more successfully. However, it is terrible for buying.

Monday, March 6, 2017

4 Ways to Standout as a Young Executive

4 Ways to Standout as a Young Executive

The big promotion always comes with a couple of things to carefully consider. First, it is always an exciting time and any young executive should feel good about their accomplishments. Second, however, is the reality that as a young executive, you have to deliver. The results you produce will make the difference between an adequate performance and a great career. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bob Jones University Regains Nonprofit Status…Too Soon?

Bob Jones University regains nonprofit status…too soon? - David Milberg

During the 2000 Presidential election, a bomb was dropped right into the middle of conservative politics in America. While it wasn’t enough to keep George W. Bush, the self-proclaimed born again believer, out of the White House, it shook some segments of the Religious Right to the core. Now, sixteen years after the fallout, the group at the center of the PR crisis is hoping there’s been enough water under the bridge.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Squirrel! How to Keep Your Focus in a World Built on Distraction

Squirrel! How to keep your focus in a world built on distraction by David Milberg

Ask any serial entrepreneur, and they will likely admit to being a bit easy to distract. That’s because, to be a successful business builder, you need to have a bit of a horizon focus, always looking for something new or better or different to chase after. Some business owners who are also managers struggle to bring this impulse to heel when they need to buckle down and build where they’re at.
In many cases, leaders get excited and miss the early signs their focus may be slipping. Because they have failed to set up fail-safes in their business lives, they travel too far down the road to distraction, ending up with too much going on and not enough of themselves to go around to give any of it due attention. Here are a few ways you can protect your focus and keep yourself from being spread too thin.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trump To Win With Theresa May

Trump To Win With Theresa May by David Milberg

President Trump is kicking off his foreign policy agenda by renewing ties with one of America’s closest allies, Great Britain. The President said he considers the connection between the two countries to be “one of the great bonds” and says the US, “…pledges our lasting support to this most special relationship… Together, America and the United Kingdom are a beacon for prosperity and the rule of law.”

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Matthew Perry Reinventing Career with Little Help from Friends

Matthew Perry reinventing career with little help from Friends

Matthew Perry, who most of the American public knows as Chandler from Friends, is about to debut on the small screen as a younger Senator Ted Kennedy, opposite Katie Holmes, who will reprise her role as Jackie Kennedy. Perry told the Associated Press he took the job because it “scared” him, and he called it the most challenging of his career. It may also be the role that could be a breakout in his career.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Deliver Criticism That Gets Results

Deliver criticism that gets results

It can be tough, but at some point, you will have to offer someone constructive criticism. I say constructive criticism because the other versions are easy. It can be simple to lose your temper and beat someone up verbally when you feel irritated or frustrated. It’s much more difficult to use it as a teachable moment, to inspire someone to get better. However, it’s exactly this latter approach that will have the biggest positive benefit for your team and your organization.

The foundation for this approach is in the bone-deep understanding that you are not just correcting behavior, you are helping a person grow and become a better version of themselves. Remember, you hired them for a reason. Don’t allow a mistake to obscure that.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Arnold Tired of Hearing About Donald

Arnold tired of hearing about Donald

One of the constant proverbial pokes in the eye this past campaign season has been that Donald Trump is “nothing more than a reality TV star.” Now, the veracity of that statement can be easily challenged, but that didn’t stop the political left from making hay with that line of argument multiple times.

Trump, for his part, made a point to repeat, ad nauseum, his insistence that going forward, he would have nothing to do with The Apprentice, the reality show in question. That role would now belong to movie star and former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. But this did little to deter naysayers and late night comics enjoying their dig at The Donald.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Timeless Leadership Advice for Young Businessmen

Timeless leadership advice for young businessmen

When it comes to advice, you know just about everyone has some, regardless of whether or not it could actually help you. But what would some of the top leaders in business have to say to someone just starting out? They’ve been where you are right now, and they can give you some perspective and some invaluable wisdom. If you’re willing to listen. Here is some excellent advice from people who know what it means to succeed.

There are many ways to learn, but one of the best ways to learn quickly is to pay honest attention to what is working and what isn’t. If someone comes to you and says something isn’t working, don’t grab onto it tighter just because you Like It That Way. Let go of what you want to work and embrace what actually can work to get you where you want to be. Method is important, but don’t sacrifice success on the altar of wanting to achieve it a certain way.