Business Articles

January 20, 2012

High Tech: How to raise venture capital

If your business is ready to change the world and has a plan for fast growth, it might be time to seek venture capital. But remember that you will pay a price and give up some control over your business.The $21 billion in venture capital that …
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January 16, 2012

HR: A new way to buy health insurance: "exchanges"

On November 18 the US Department of Health and Human Services unveiled according to their press release an unprecedented tool developed for small businesses to find and compare health insurance plans.I was stunned. I had no idea after all these …
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January 13, 2012

HR: Five out-of-date job-search tactics

Is it still correct to use Dear Sir or Madam in a cover letter? a reader asked in an e-mail.That isnt such a great idea, I wrote back. No one uses Dear Sir or Madam anymore, unless theyre actually writing to a madam, such as Heidi Fleiss. Im not …
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January 13, 2012

Management: Five deadly business sins

Just how lethal are Peter Druckers five deadly business sins? You might ask Eastman Kodak (EK), which has committed at least a couple of them and now finds itself on the verge of bankruptcy.Word emerged last week that Kodak, founded in 1892 and for …
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January 12, 2012

Leadership: How great leaders inspire and transform

Several years before I came to Campbell I worked for the CEO of Nabisco as part of his executive team. He asked his direct reports to confidentially take a test designed to provide insight into our ways of thinking. The test results identified me as …
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January 09, 2012

IT: How to move a data center without having a heart attack

As the dust settles in the aftermath of a successful physical data center move, I'm nursing my bruised and cut hands, kicking back with a Scotch, and reflecting on what went right. I said "successful," but actually there's no such thing as a failed …
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January 09, 2012

IT: The year's best hardware, software, and cloud services

Was it the philosopher George Santayana who said, "Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it?" Did he offer any hints for those of us who want to repeat the past, especially the successes? We're beyond the teary elegies of 2011 …
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January 06, 2012

HR: How dysfunctional is your workplace?

People tell me crazy workplace stories all day long and ask me, How bad is my situation, compared with other stories you hear? Sometimes, theyre middle-of-the-road scenarios (your boss and another manager hate each other, and you have to wiggle …
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January 04, 2012

Things are looking…up?

I am an eternal optimist. I always try to look at things from the perspective that a positive response will lead to a positive outcome. The same can be said of the results for several economic indicators recently reported in Northeast Wisconsin. …
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January 03, 2012

HR: Motivating employees - colleagues and customers can inspire creativity

Colleagues and Customers Can Inspire CreativityFrom financial bonuses to extra time off, supervisors are always looking for ways to motivate employees to be more creative and share ideas with colleagues. Psychologist and business professor Adam …
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January 01, 2012

Strategy: Tips from a technophile – How apps can help your business

In case youve been away from civilization for a while, heres a scoop: Mobile apps are a big deal these days. Why? And why replace the excellent browser-based applications of today?Mobile apps arent here to replace anything, but rather to offer …
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December 20, 2011

Sales & Marketing: social media strategies - the science behind emotional connections

At the core of every healthy brand is a really good story. The world’s greatest brands know how to deliver their stories in an ongoing and memorable manner. The job of brand storytelling as a part of a strategic content program is a …
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