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March 2015
In an era when savings accounts offer virtually no interest earned, people are still wary of anything but the safest stock options, and even CDs provide a dismal return unless you promise to lock away your investment for a lifetime, is it any wonder why some savers are going old school? During the Great Depression (and for...
Candy bars, cereal, social networking platforms, and shoes. What do these products have in common? They carry brand names people crave. Snickers, Frosted Flakes, Facebook, and Nike are extremely popular brands, but they, like any other brand, can be discarded if suitable substitutes exist. Companies should consider that thought when managing consumer expectations and working to maintain brand loyalty....
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Stop second guessing yourself, because doctors may have found the answer. A team of psychologists in Germany and Switzerland published a report in 2013 that detailed the four major personality traits often shared by successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs. They also...
How your coworkers perceive you can be vitally important to your career. Someone perceived as overly timid might get passed over for management positions, while a person who comes off as overly abrasive may find it difficult to acquire a cooperative team, or one that wants to work with them at all. Research from the Columbia...
Very few people still believe that managing an employee through verbal abuse and ridicule is actually a valid strategy. New research has found that this kind of abuse is actually even more damaging than originally thought. The research appears to indicate that it doesn’t just hurt the employee on the receiving end of the abuse, it...

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