All Access: Galaxy S5 Accessibility Features
When Samsung announced Galaxy S5, some of the key phrases here are, â€˜what matters most', â€˜refined experience', â€˜day-to-day use', and, most importantly, â€˜consumers'. This applies to everyone, no matter who you are or what your -
How to Find Your Business Leadership Blind Spots
Leaders need to provide an opportunity for others to offer additional input and, in particular, dissenting views. Often, the final moments of discussions are the richest, as people will wait until that time to surface what is really important to them.
General Mills Reverses Controversial Lawsuit Policy
General Mills has reversed a new policy that sparked outrage among consumers. General Mills last week revealed a new rule that prevented people from joining class action lawsuits if they "joined its online communities." Such actions might include entering a General Mills-sponsored contest, subscribing to newsletters or liking the company on Facebook. Under the new terms, those who violated the rule would be limited to arbitration or informal negotiations as a means of conflict resolution...
Change Management: 4 Factors That Distinguish Successes From Failures
By Judith E. Glaser Many MANAGEMENT GURUS, ACADEMICS and CEOs are writing on change, yet there is a difference between theory and actual change. If you are entrusted to make change happen, run a division, have a strategic HR role or are in the C-suite, think about what it takes to facilitate change. When successful change occurs, employees feel like authors not objects of change. They feel fully invested, accountable and energetic about the future, regardless of challenges...
Why Progressives Should Think Twice About Embracing Uber and Lyft
St. Louis is already a city that has lost so many good-paying blue-collar jobs. Lyft and Uber are part of the Walmartization of America: part-time workers earning fast-food wages. These drivers are in a very real sense akin to scab workers, and like the companies they drive for, represent regression and not progression.
Thomas Piketty On 'Capital In The 21st Century'
Economist and author Thomas Piketty sits down with HuffPost DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and 'The Other 98%' Communications Director Alexis Goldstein to break down his latest opus on inequality, 'Capital In The 21st Century.'
If You Support Legal Marijuana, Memorize These 13 Stats
Regardless of your feelings about legalizing marijuana, it's hard to deny that legal weed would be a bonanza for cash-strapped states, just as tobacco and alcohol already are. With Colorado and Washington starting to tax and regulate recreational weed sales, and medical marijuana legal in 18 other states, we can finally start to put some hard numbers on the industry's value. Numbers like: $1...
What Type Of Pot Smoker Are You?
Like snowflakes or THC crystals*, no two pot smokers are truly the same. But even in a group as diverse as marijuana users, certain patterns do emerge. For example, does your pot use lead to endless pontification? You might be what we call the philosopher smoker. Or does your mind wander alone when you're stoned? If so, you're probably more the loner-artist type. Being as it's 4/20 weekend, what better time to discover where you land on the stoner spectrum? Take our quiz below to find out...
Women in Business Q&A: Samantha Nicholson, Co-Founder and SVP of Salmon Social
Samantha is the co-founder and SVP of Salmon Social, a new social media app. Samantha graduated with a degree in advertising from the University of Colorado with a minor in international media. Throughout her college career, she worked with various professionals from advertising agencies including Crispin, Porter Bogusky and Victors and Spoils. Her senior campaign created for Luna Bar is launching Summer of 2014...
5 Lessons Startup Founders Can Learn from Salsa Dancing
Whether you're launching a startup or taking up salsa dancing, you're going to have your work cut out for you. These lessons will come in handy while you're still fumbling around in the dark -- and even help you find your groove.
How Good Do You Want to Be?
I recently picked up a copy of Paul Arden's 2003 book, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be. Arden, who died in 2008, was a renowned advertising genius who worked for Saatchi & Saatchi in the U.K. for many years, and had a great sense of humor, strong opinions, and the simple genius to write this straightforward book about how to make the most of yourself.
Is the Stock Market Rigged?
In this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash Boys," that the market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders.
How Marketing Leaders Can Secure a Seat in the C-Suite
"CEOs are from Mars; CMOs are from Venus." That is one of my favorite lines from the former CEO of Eloqua, Joe Payne. And ten years after the birth of marketing automation, there is still plenty CMO turmoil and distrust in the executive suite. The abundance of data, coupled with the accessibility of data, only makes things worse for marketing leaders. What can you do to earn your stripes in the C-suite? Here are some things to consider: Recognize that data is the new black...
Creating a Kinder Earth
Earth Day comes once a year, but every day should be seen as a celebration of this amazing planet we call home.
100 Days to Define Branding
"What is that?" -- or a polite nod -- are common reactions when I explain that over the past eight months I've been working toward my Master's in Branding at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. I get it; the word "branding" has become business jargon. It is a misunderstood discipline that is, in fact, more than just the creation of a logo. A brief history of branding: The word brand has Germanic origins and translates as "burn" or "burning...
Three Ways to Be a Game Changer
In day-to-day office politics, the domination game of seeking power and ego boosting is a great distractor from the real work that needs to be done.