Brandon Steiner to Speak at Hofstra

On Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Brandon Steiner, CEO and Founder of Steiner Sports, will be speaking at Hofstra University. The topic is “Finding Your Entrepreneur Spirit.” IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, please send an E-mail to joel.r.evans@hofstra.edu. About Steiner Sports: “Steiner Sports entered the sports business world in 1987, and over […]

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Social Media and Brands: A Global Perspective

In a recent article, eMarketer reported the results of a research project conducted by Ipsos OTX and Ipsos Global @dvisor that examined Internet users’ involvement with brands’ social network pages. The study involved users in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe — encompassing 14 countries in all. Click the chart to see the full eMarketer story […]

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Resume Tips: Don’t Do This

In preparing, editing, and targeting your resume to specific companies and jobs, there are several things NOT to do. Here are 10 tips from Dawn Dugan, writing for Salary.com: Do not include an unrealistic objective: “Outlandish, overconfident, or ‘out there’ objective statements almost always ensure that the rest of your resume isn’t read.” Do not […]

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“Samsung’s Road to Global Domination”

This is the provocative title of a recent Fortune article by Michael Lev-Ram. After Apple’s dominating several markets in the early part of the 21st century (see this post, for example), 2013 promises to be a very competitive marketplace for all sorts of electronic devices. And many experts expect Korea’s Samsung, not Apple, to lead […]

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How to Be a Better, More Likeable Business Leader

Dave Kerpen is a very popular speaker, the CEO of Likeable Local, the chairman of Likeable Media, and a New York Times best-selling author. His focus is on helping brands, organizations, and people to become more likeable. In a recent LinkedIn post, Kerpen noted that: “Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, […]

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Worldwide B-to-C E-Commerce Reaches $1 Trillion Annually

In 2012, worldwide E-commerce revenues — for business-to-consumer spending — reached $1 trillion for the first time. The number is expected to hit $1.3 trillion during 2013 — with the United States still the global leader for sales (by a large amount) and fast-growth China second. Click the eMarketer chart to read more.  

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Some Dos and Don’ts for Social Media Marketers

Yes, more and more businesses and individuals are involved with social media every single day. Sometimes, they get it right and other times they are way off base. As Fiona Severson writes for Business 2 Community: “With active users nearing 700 million on Facebook, exceeding 300 million on Google+, and hitting 200 million on Twitter […]

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The Career Happiness Index

Since most of us are actively engaged in the work force for decades (and decades and decades :-)), job “happiness” is a critical — but, often elusive — goal. With this in mind, take a look at City Guilds’ “Career Happiness Index.” What are YOUR PERSONAL GOALS for happiness at your job? The click the […]

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Who Shops Online? A Global View

The United States generates by far the most online sales dollars each year (with $385 billion expected in 2013). However, China has the greatest number of online shoppers (with 271 million in 2013) — and online sales there are growing enormously. Check out this table from eMarketer; and click on the chart to learn more. […]

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Post-it-Notes: The Story of a Long-Time Winning Brand

The Post-it Note product line from 3M has been around for decades. It is certainly a mature and global brand — but one that is still evolving in this high-tech era. Click here for a Post-it Note trivia quiz. 🙂 As 3M reports: “The Post-it® Note was invented as a solution without a problem: Dr. […]

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