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Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hong Kong's Protesters Return To Streets To Reject Beijing's Version Of Democracy

46 minutes ago
For the first time since mass protests shut down some of the city's busiest districts and grabbed the world's attention, pro-democracy activists were out on the streets again this afternoon to continue their campaign. by Robert Olsen

HBO Needs To Finish 'Game Of Thrones' With Or Without George R.R. Martin

2 hours 8 minutes ago
The HBO show must go on, with or without the author of the popular 'Game of Thrones.' by Erik Kain

Henry Ford Built The Modern Corporation. Now We're Tearing It Down.

7 hours 59 minutes ago
Today, we live in an age of platforms, in which open and accessible has replaced closed and proprietary. by Greg Satell

Macy's Lends Entrepreneurs A Hand With The Tools And Confidence Needed To Scale Their Business

Psychelia Terry, was an entrepreneur with a dream of starting an intimate apparel company for women with curves.   In 2009, she acted on her desire and launched Urban Intimates, offering affordable and luxury lingerie, and skincare products. In just a couple of years after her launch, Terry says she struggled to keep the purely web-based business afloat. She heard about The Workshop at Macy’s, now in it’s fifth year and designed to help entrepreneurs like herself grow beyond self-distribution or low volume retailing, and decided to apply. by Mamie Joeveer

OTT Continues To Tantalize And Torment TV Execs

TV executives are publicly struggling with how to position their businesses in this "over-the-top" world of unbundled content. The recent CES and TCA press tour showed how sensitive the issue is, given the traditional relations between networks and distributors. by Dade Hayes

Recovering from Super Bowl 2015: 3 of Scottsdale's Best Luxury Spas

Once the Super Bowl XLIX showdown between the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks is over, the players and fans alike will be ready for some serious R&R. Thankfully, they’re in the right place for it: Scottsdale, Arizona, just 20 miles from University of Phoenix Stadium, where tomorrow’s battle takes place, is home to some of the most luxurious resort spas in the world. If you’re heading to the game and staying a few extra days to recover, here are three of the best that are worth checking out. by Alexandra Kirkman

Trucktopia: Get Ready For A Raft Of New Pickup Trucks And Diesels

A battle royal is brewing in the truck market. Automakers are introducing new pickups of all shapes and sizes, many of them with diesel engines. by Matthew de Paula

Super Bowl Ad Rates Per Viewer Are A Huge Bargain

A 30-second ad this year will cost $4.5 million. That's money well spent. by Jim Pagels

3 Things You Can Do To Help Your Career While You Watch The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the national sporting event of the year. Whether people are excited for the game, watching the commercials or simply using it as an excuse to make a seven layer dip, most everyone will be watching the game in some way, shape or form. The most advantageous way to see it is as an opportunity to have fun, meet people and lay a little bit of a foundation for your career. Learning to utilize social events as potential connection opportunities is an invaluable skill, that you can start learning today. by Frances Bridges

After Oil's Friday Surge, Is The Bottom Finally In?

Oil spiked on Friday, but it may be too early to call the bottom. by Jesse Colombo

School Choice Is Great, But It Does Not Make A Market

This past week, education reformers celebrated the wonders of school choice in the fourth annual “School Choice Week.” For school choice proponents, it’s an understandably triumphant five days. After all, the movement has come a long way from the first private school voucher program in Milwaukee and the first charter school in Minnesota. Charter schools now serve 4.6 percent of public school children nationwide, and between half and three-quarters in urban districts like DC, Detroit, and New Orleans. Eighteen states now have tax credit or voucher programs that allow students to choose private schools. by Andrew Kelly

How Will FAA Drone Regulations Impact Small Businesses?

As small businesses anxiously await the FAA's rules for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), many are fearful that the rules may force them to leave the market or abandon plans to enter the market.  Colin Snow, a drone industry analyst surveyed small businesses in the middle of last year and asked about what those small businesses feared, and how those small businesses might react to different FAA regulations.  This post provides a summary of his more detailed research report. by Gregory S. McNeal

Reality TV Sees The Best Of Times, Worst Of Times

Attending the Realscreen Summit gave me a sense of the industry's balancing act: on the one hand, ratings are down and copycats are way up. But on the other, technology and the boom in original content means more places than ever for new ideas to take root. by Dade Hayes

Celebrity Substance: Tom Brady

This blog post is part of a series called, 'Celebrity Substance.' I will be using celebrity careers from a variety of professions as examples, discussing what can be learned from their successes and failures. by Frances Bridges

Tom Brady

by Frances Bridges

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