How to Be Better at Your Job

Jacquelyn Smith has a lot of good job tips in her new Forbes article, “14 Ways to Be Better at Your Job in 2013.” As Smith notes: “With a new year approaching, many people have an ‘out with the old and in with the new’ mentality—and work is usually a big part of that, says […]

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Holiday Shopping Tips for YOU!!

Every year, I offer a list of holiday shopping tips intended to help shoppers avoid being ripped off or overspending their budget. Click here to read this year’s tips: Holiday Shopping Tips for Consumers December 12  

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Nintendo and the Evolving World of Video Gaming

It was less than a decade ago (November 2006) when Nintendo revolutionized the video game marketplace with its interactive — and highly successful — Wii. But, the landscape has gotten a lot more competitive since then, especially since Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect introduction. As Nick Winfield reports for the New York Times: “Nintendo’s enemies have arrived […]

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Relax Twinkies Fans: It’s Only the Company Going Out of Business

With headlines such as “Twinkie Maker Hostess to Close,” many consumers think that means the end of Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs, and other popular brands. But, that is not what’s going to happen. Instead, another firm will bid on these brands and they will continue on into the future. So, relax. You’ll still have […]

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Ever Think of Creating a Video Resume?

You know you are great. Your family knows you are great. Your friends know you are great. But how do you get potential employers to think you are great? How about presenting yourself in a way that is still used sparingly: a video resume clip? We’re marketers. So think outside the box. [BTY: This does […]

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Microsoft Bets the House on Windows 8

To some, it’s hard to believe that Microsoft was once the world’s most valuable company. In fact, in inflation-adjusted dollars, Microsoft’s total market value of $616 billion in 1999 is still the record (yes, even higher than Apple today, in real dollars). However, Microsoft’s current market value is less than $240 billion. Although Microsoft is […]

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Product Innovation: A Timeline

Nissan is sponsoring an interactive timeline of innovations dating from the 1800s to today. It is both informative and fun to look at these innovative highlights. Click the image to access the timeline and then choose “Browse Innovations.” by visually  

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Nissan Reviving Datsun Brand

Decades ago, Nissan made the global decision to drop the popular Datsun name from its cars and introduce the Nissan brand as the flagship name. This caused quite an uproar at the time and infuriated many dealers during the changeover. Now, Nissan has decided to reintroduce the Datsun brand, but in a very limited and […]

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Is Blogging Right for You?

Blogging can be rewarding in many ways. I write this as I hit post 340 on this blog (and 500 on my other blog on retailing). It can be a great way to connect to people around the world. But, it is time consuming, too. I encourage more of you to blog; and here are two […]

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