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Strategies for a long commute

September 12, 2019
Can there be any upsides to commuting? Well … maybe. There are certainly ways to take better advantage of that time.

Homework should stay in school

September 12, 2019
Q. I noticed a lot of companies assigning business books for employees to read and discuss, so I tried it here, and everyone seems unenthused. Have I latched unwisely onto a fad that doesn’t have a lot of merit?

Create a customer avatar

September 12, 2019
Creating a customer avatar is crucial at the start of a business, but marketing at any stage can benefit from going through the steps of building a character. It’s valuable. And, let’s face it: it’s fun.

Listen to pop culture and profit

September 12, 2019
Look around at popular culture. Watch for the little signs of transformation. Your next brilliant idea is in there somewhere.

When a leader falls ill

September 12, 2019
Realistically, this situation may create uncertainty, and it does present possible risk to employees and shareholders. The fear of loss is real.

No time to eat? There’s a service for that

September 12, 2019
Meal kit delivery services may not fit everyone’s schedule, budget, or cooking habits, but the sheer variety of options is alluring. Here’s a list of some of the best.

The accidental genius of Monopoly

September 12, 2019
The game board itself had been used as a delivery system for moral or practical lessons to players. But creator Elizabeth Magie thought the board could be used for more revolutionary purposes.

Break your personal cycle of discord

September 12, 2019
It’s going to happen again sometime this month, or even this week: A new work conflict is going to kick the same old petty exchanges into gear. Daniel L. Shapiro, Ph.D., recently explained to a webinar audience how it always seems to work—and what you might be able to do to fix it.

Inflection points: Beware, prepare

September 12, 2019
An inflection point is defined as a time of significant change, a turning point. Professor Rita McGrath explores how to better identify, prepare for and respond to them.

What your brain needs to thrive

September 12, 2019
We still know so little about the brain, but it’s possibly the most important factor in quality of life and performance. Dr. John Sullivan, CEO of Clinical & Sports Consulting Services, and communications expert Chris Parker break down the seven components of what it takes to have ongoing brain health.