Advice from Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, the multi-billionnaire, is the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway — which owns GEICO, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, and NetJets, among other holdings. As such, Buffett is often sought out for his advice. Recently, Buffett spent time at an “Office Hours” session with Levo League, a networking and career advice site. As […]

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Nissan’s Creativity in Mobile Advertising

Nissan recently introduced an innovative new technology called “Self Healing Paint.” Nissan’s intent is to scratch proof a car. For now, this feature is only available on certain Nissan models that are targeted at affluent, technology seekers. To show off the “Self Healing Paint,” Nissan ran a special iPad ad in The Economist. Take a look […]

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Yahoo and Tumblr — A Smart Move?

Yahoo has had some tough times in recent years. But things have slowly begun turning around since Marissa Mayer (formerly a senior executive at Google) became CEO. So, the announcement that Yahoo would purchase Tumblr for $1.1 billion is not surprising; however, it is interesting. Once again, a major company has decided to acquire a growing […]

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Online Reputation Management

Understanding and managing a company’s online reputation are not easy tasks. A lot of what is said online is beyond the control of the firm. So, what can be done? According to Jacob Warren, an online reputation management consultant at Logik: “The nature of the Internet is that any random user can make their opinion […]

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Searching Online for Any Kind of Advice

As we know, virtually any kind of information can be found on the Internet. But, what is the best way to find the advice you seeking? Check out this infographic.   How to Find Great Advice for Just About Anything [INFOGRAPHIC] infographic  

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How Do Consumers Feel About “Native Advertising”?

What is “native advertising” and why are some people upset about it? Consider this commentary from eMarketer: “Social networks, news sites, digital content aggregators, and streaming media services are rife with ads that are integrated into the content experience. According to a new eMarketer report, Native Advertising: An Emerging Consensus for a New Kind of […]

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Will Calorie Counts Stop the Criticisms Directed at Coke?

The answer to the question raised in the title above is probably no — especially with the most severe critics of the company and its soft drinks. Here’s what Coke is planning to do, as reported by Mike Esterl and Paul Ziobro for the Wall Street Journal: “Coca-Cola Co. is broadening distribution of its low-calorie […]

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Is Sharing One’s Salary Data with Co-Workers OK?

Many (most) companies frown on their employees sharing their salary information — to avoid jealousy and possible legal complaints. Some firms even have explicit policies that prohibit sharing such information (even though this is typically illegal). However, the times are changing. According to Lauren Weber and Rachel Emma Silverman, writing for the Wall Street Journal: […]

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Crowdfunding: A New Source of Capital That Keeps on Giving

As we have noted before, crowdfunding has become a major online investment source for entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Reporting for Fortune, Michal Lev-Ram and Kurt Wagner note that: “Welcome to the new world of fundraising, in which so-called crowdfunding Web sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter let just about anyone with an idea try his or […]

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A Personalized Self-Assessment Infographic

No matter the stage in your career (or life), it is imperative that you regularly do a self-assessment. In the infographic below, there is a 20-item self-assessment quiz for you to take. How do YOU fare on this quiz? What activities do YOU need to modify to improve your career profile? How can YOU be […]

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