Finding and Acting on the Best Business Ideas

As one of America’s most famous inventors, Thomas Edison, once said: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” So, how does one become a product-innovation genius today? According to Scott Belsky, writing for Entrepreneur: “Ideas for business — good and bad — tend to proliferate at a dizzying speed. But how exactly do […]

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Google Faces Privacy Issues In Europe

According to Businessweek: “Google Inc. was told by European Union regulators to bolster its privacy policy in a warning that may trigger a new round of clashes with data-protection watchdogs across the bloc.” Click the flag to see a Bloomberg video on this. Post suggested by KCJ  

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The Case of Lance Armstrong: The Downfall of One More Celebrity Icon

The business side of sports and entertainment seems to be ever present. This time, it is highlighted by the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and its aftermath. Consider this: On the one hand, Lance Armstrong is truly a global icon. He is a cancer survivor who won his sport’s most grueling event seven times AFTER he […]

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For Jennifer Aniston, An Endorsement Means an Equity Position

Actress/celebrity Jennifer Aniston is going to endorse a new hair care start-up company. In return, she will get an ownership stake. The company is Living Proof. Click the photo from Living Proof to access a Wall Street Journal video on this endorsement. Post suggested by David Guo  

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Don’t Be Scammed!!!!

In its October 2012 issue, Consumer Reports discusses many of the ways in which shoppers are scammed/tricked by companies. As the nonprofit group notes: “Fraud and identity-theft complaints tracked by the Federal Trade Commission topped 1.2 million last year [2011], up 19 percent over 2010 and 800 percent since 2000. Moreover, the FBI says fraud […]

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P&G: No Longer the King of Innovation

Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer products company, has been facing some tough sledding for quite a while now (see our September post). Many critics — and some disgruntled stockholders — remain unimpressed with the firm’s declining level of innovation, once the strongest competitive advantage of P&G. Let’s look at a recent example. As […]

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Tips on How to Be Happier at Work

There are a lot of work-related things that cause us stress and foster unhappiness. So what can be do about it? Jeff Haden, writing for Inc., suggests that we NOT do ten activities. Here are his first four: Blaming: “Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn’t masochistic, it’s empowering–because then you […]

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Looking Ahead to the Year 2017

In its October 8, 2012 issue, Advertising Age examines what’s ahead for marketing between now and 2017. The issue has a number of observations about the future. Click the cover image to access “Marketing’s Five-Year Plan.”

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