Category Archives: Management & Entrepreneurship

Can You Trust Online Reviews? Sometimes

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Over 100 million reviews have been posted on Yelp. Some of them, no doubt, are extremely accurate. Some are slightly biased. And some are downright fantasy. At least that’s what the New York Times says in an article. If that … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action: Tips for First Time Company Video Spokesmen

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Today, anyone can become a company video star. Are you ready for YOUR close-up? It’s easier than you think to shine when the lights come up. (Hint: Mom knew the secret.) Here’s a short checklist that can help you deliver … Continue reading

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What Employers and Employees Need to Learn from a Texas Court Case about Smartphone Security

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What rights do employees have to protect their personal data on a cell phone, laptop, or tablet that they own and use for both personal and business purposes? What rights to employers have to protect their own corporate data on … Continue reading

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How to Fix Office Negativity Before it Ruins Productivity

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It turns out that one bad apple CAN ruin the whole barrel — if that one bad apple is an employee with a negative attitude who poisons the productivity and cohesiveness of others in his or her work group. That’s … Continue reading

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The Right to Yelp: What the New Laws Mean for Social Media Users

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In December 2015, the U.S. Senate passed a national “right to Yelp” bill, and that legislation is pending in the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, last week Maryland followed California by passing the country’s second state “right to Yelp” bill. I’ve … Continue reading

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How to Spot Toxic Employees Before They Ruin Your Business

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Recently an entrepreneur I’ve been mentoring asked me to have dinner with him instead of meeting in the office for our regular monthly update. And instead of the usual outgoing, gregarious CEO I’ve come to enjoy very much over the … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance? Or Work-Life Integration?

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Michael O’Hara, COO of Leadnomics, published a blog post titled “Stop using work-life balance and start using work-life integration.”   In it, O’Hara says that your professional life and your personal life will inevitably collide. So, he says, stop trying to … Continue reading

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