Daily Archives: June 19, 2013

Why Women Must Ask (The Right Way): Negotiation Advice From Stanford's Margaret A. Neale

Few Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA students would argue that Professor Margaret A. Neale is a powerful woman. At over six feel tall, even my male classmates would be intimidated to negotiate with her. And it’s not just because she often calls out students’ “sub-optimal” negotiation strategies in front of the whole class—it’s because she’s clearly a master negotiator.

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4 Reasons Businesses Should Take Hashtags Seriously

  Hashtags have become a prominent part of the online atmosphere and as of late, more and more social media sites have allowed for the categorizing program known as Hashtags. Hashtags are used to allow users to tag posts, pictures, or even video with a hash symbol (#) followed by a word or phrase, such as #Newtek. Doing this allows the program to categorize anything posted with that hashtag; this makes it similar to search for related posts. The implications of this program have not yet been fully realized by the business community. The ability to tag and search using hashtags can be utilized in many aspects of the business community. Here are four different ways businesses can use hashtags to their advantage.  #Promotion

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5 Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don't

The secret to leadership is there aren’t any real secrets. The best leaders have simply gone to school on improving their tradecraft. While the capabilities possessed by the best leaders might seem otherworldly to many, they are merely the outcome of hard work, experience, perspective, and yes, a bit of luck. The best leaders have just learned to make certain transitions that less effective leaders curiously remain blind to.

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Take A Risk: The Odds Are Better Than You Think

As you look back on your career and life to date, where do you wished you’d been a little braver, trusted in yourself more, and been less cautious in the chances you took?

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The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are increasingly turning to more sophisticated techniques to identify potential clients and deliver relevant advertising.

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The Affordable Care Act — What Businesses Need To Know

It’s here.  Covering your ears and wishing it away hasn’t worked – the health care exchanges are slated to be open starting this October 1st, 2013.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA)(aka Obamacare) is going to start in 2014 having a wide impact on businesses  — and businesses need to be thinking now about how they are going to deal with the new administrative and tax/penalty burdens.  NOTE:  these penalties discussed apply not only to businesses but also broadly to all employers – including government entities (federal, state, local or Indian Tribal government) as well as nonprofit organizations (even those exempt from federal income taxes).

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Dolce & Gabbana Get Jail For Tax Evasion

Italy’s prosecutors wanted the stylish pair locked up for a three-year prison term. They got 1 year and 8 months instead. That’s more than a fashion season and a grim prospect for the pair that—if they can’t beat it on appeal—will have to leave their nearly 30 year old D&G enterprise for a time. It is sad news if you’re a fashionista.

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Ask Great Questions: Leadership Skills of Socrates

ASK GREAT QUESTIONS Building a successful venture means consistently making good decisions. The question is how to become great at making good decisions. The answer is to look to Socrates. This ancient philosopher holds the key to an essential leadership skill: ask great questions. The challenge is that too few leaders, managers and employees ask great questions. This is a big problem. Cultures that embrace a culture of questioning thrive and those that fear it either fail or are doomed to mediocrity.

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Microsoft Finally Offers To Pay Hackers For Security Bugs With $100,000 Bounty

For years, Microsoft has refused to offer financial rewards to researchers who tell the company about security flaws in its software, even as Google and Facebook have ratcheted up their so-called “bug bounty” programs. Now the software giant has suddenly changed its mind–and it’s even offering even bigger bounties in some cases than those competitors.

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Men's Wearhouse Fires Founder and Pitchman George Zimmer

A Wall Street analyst suspects Zimmer "had difficulty letting go of the reins and the leadership of the business" after stepping down as chief executive

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A Emerson Process Management, Médio Oriente e África, revela medidas tomadas para centrais sem fios mais seguras e inteligentes

DUBAI, UAE, June 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — As tecnologias sem fios mudaram a forma como as pessoas vivem, fornecendo um meio para que todos mantenha um contacto permanente, onde e quando quiserem. Nas indústrias de processos, as mesmas tecnologias são utilizadas por organizações com vista a melhorar as suas operações, particularmente nas áreas da manutenção, segurança e desempenho de saúde, segurança e meio ambiente (HSA). read more

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DHL África coloca o reconhecimento dos funcionários no centro dos seus negócios

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 19, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — read more

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A ATNS JUNTA-SE À COMUNIDADE DE AVIAÇÃO NAS CARAÍBAS

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao, June 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A empresa sul-africana Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) (http://www.atns.com) integra os estados-membros da Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) e da Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), reunidos na cidade de Willemstad nas Caraíbas, para discutir o futuro da Air Traffic Management (ATM). read more

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YAHSAT PREMIADA PELA SATCOM COM O "PRODUTO E SERVIÇO MAIS INOVADOR PARA ÁFRICA” PELO SEGUNDO ANO CONSECUTIVO

ABU DHABI, EAU, June 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), maior operadora de serviços por satélite do Médio Oriente, arrecadou o muito cobiçado Prémio SatCom Star para o “Produto/Serviço Mais Inovador para África” pelo segundo ano consecutivo. O prémio comprova o crescimento e aceitação do YahClick, que fornece conectividade a residentes em zonas sem servidores e com poucos serviços em 28 países do Médio Oriente, África, Ásia Central e Sudoeste Asiático. read more

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