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April 2017 Newsletter

So-called “soft skills,” by many accounts, are in high demand and short supply. But one of the reasons why things like communication, critical thinking, attention to detail, and the like seem so hard to find among job candidates…
Fast Company

Social media. For some it has been a godsend. An escape into a virtual world where you can let off steam, play games, and share your favorite…
All Business

Dear Liz, I was interested by your mention of getting “bushwhacked” at a business lunch because I had that exact experience eight years…
Forbes

As a small business, you don’t need to spend loads of money on advertising. There are plenty of free or low-cost tools that you can use to…
Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs, do yourselves a huge favor: stop talking. Some of the biggest breakthroughs I’ve had in my professional life have come not when…
EINC

When the non-family chairman/CEO unexpectedly told family business owners that they had to live without dividends or sell the business, Tommy…
Harvard Business Review

Got an earth-shattering great business idea? Check. Done all the necessary research and looked at the ide from a thousand different angles…
AllBusiness

Americans weigh a lot of factors when deciding when to retire: when Social Security kicks in, how much they have saved and, of course, whether…
Time

What you say on your first day on the job doesn’t just influence what your colleagues think of you-
it could end up costing you the gig. “If…
Business Insider

Creating greater job satisfaction is so important and can really help your workers to be the best they can be. Here are some good tips to do…
The Startup Magazine

So-called “soft skills,” by many accounts, are in high demand and short supply. But one of the reasons why things like communication, critical…
Fast Company

Amy Gallo, HBR contributing editor, discusses a useful tactic to more effectively deal with conflict in the workplace: understanding whether…
Harvard Business Review

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Trivia

In 2006, USA Today listed which advertising icon as no.1 on their list of ‘Imaginary Luminaries: the 101 most influential people who never lived’?

See the answer below

In 2016, we talked about rising business trends, including the growth in frictionless economies for companies like Uber. Its model offered…
INC

Trivia

The Civil War Begins

The bloodiest four years in American history begin when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Bay.

The day was Apr 12. What year was it?

Trivia Answer

In 2006, USA Today listed which advertising icon as no.1 on their list of ‘Imaginary Luminaries: the 101 most influential people who never lived’?
Answer: Marlboro Man

Quote of the Week

“We are currently not planning on conquering the world.”
Sergey Brin, Google co-founder