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How to navigate today’s entrepreneurial landmines without an MBA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ed Basler   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:20

Steve Jobs. Bill Gates. Richard Branson. Marc Zuckerberg. Ted Turner. They are just some of the world’s business giants who’ve never earned a college degree.

 

Higher education certainly has its benefits; but based on experience and the data that’s out there, there can be better ways of preparing for a life in business than beginning one’s earning years tens of thousands of dollars in debt from college.

 

Hard work, working smart, listening and abiding in the examples of those who’ve been successful are the keys to success in business. College doesn’t necessarily impart those attributes to students. The price of an MBA is certain, but its value is not.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 09:48
 
Are you playing to win or are you playing not to lose? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marvin Montgomery   
Monday, 18 May 2015 07:43

If you’ve ever listened to the announcers at a sporting event, I am sure you’ve heard the following statement made time and time again. The statement refers to the team’s sudden change of play. The intensity has changed to passiveness. The aggressive play that got them the lead is no longer present. They got too comfortable.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 07:46
 
CEOs preparing to be interviewed by the media must have an online presence PDF Print E-mail
Written by Public Relations Global Network   
Friday, 15 May 2015 08:56

Preparing to be interviewed by a North American journalist in the U.S. or Canada? While the top source of interview preparation material is still past media coverage, today’s journalists are getting the jump on their executive interviewees by studying their social media profiles. In a survey of 50 journalists around North America, 80 percent will browse an executive’s LinkedIn profile before an interview, followed closely by their Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

We recently conducted a survey that showed that executives’ knowledge of their company and market is more important in an interview than their personality, although not by much.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 09:00
 
How to reclaim true time off PDF Print E-mail
Written by Amy Fox   
Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:00

A 2014 survey by Glassdoor found that the average American employee who receives a vacation benefit had used only 51 percent of the eligible time off in the previous 12 months. The survey also revealed that 61 percent of employees who took time off reported working at least some while on vacation.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 08:33
 
The Apple-ization of wellness: Good or bad? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Deborah Teplow   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00

Predictions for the sales of wearables remain very strong. Fourteen million devices were shipped in 2011, with the market predicted to reach $6 billion by 2016. Perhaps the most anticipated wearable device, ever – the Apple Watch – officially launched last month, and if early sales are any indication, it has the potential to flip the marketplace on its head. Companies are jumping on the bandwagon, finding new ways to put wellness directly into the hands of consumers by issuing devices to employees, giving them a means of tracking their own fitness. But is the Apple-ization of wellness good or bad?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 10:55
 

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