The Solar Eclipse Killed Work Productivity in America…

OK – that title's click bait, but wait, don't leave. First up, Reuters DID report that American employers saw at least $694 million in missing output from the roughly 20 minutes that outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas estimated workers took out of their workday on Monday, Aug. 21 to stretch their legs, head outside the…

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GLASSDOOR GOLD: "I’m Not Getting Into This With You"…

You hate Glassdoor.  But amidst all the negativity – and the fact your worst employees are at least 5 times more likely to leave a review than your best employees – are nuggets of truth.  Can we agree on that? I was looking up a company over the weekend and found this gem.  Please click…

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ABOUT INNOVATION: Why Are Nirvana Cover Bands So Good?

Sell the kids for foodWeather changes moodsSpring is here againReproductive glands He's the oneWho like all our pretty songsAnd he likes to sing alongAnd he likes to shoot his gunBut he don't know what it meansDon't know what it meansAnd I say yeah   –In Bloom, Nirvana If there's one thing that's always amazed me,…

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The Elon Musk Test For Whether You Deserve a Raise….

You're going to love this one… In his 2015 book, "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future," Ashlee Vance shares the story of how Musk stopped working with his longtime executive assistant in early 2014. According to Vance, the assistant, Mary Beth Brown, asked Musk for a significant raise after she'd…

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VIDEO: Happy Birthday to My Partner at Kinetix, Shannon Russo…

Thursday was Shannon Russo's Birthday!  Shannon's my partner at Kinetix, a driven leader who created a female-owned business in America in 2004.  I was fortunate to invest in 2010 and she's been a great friend every since. The thing about driven leaders is that people can either love them or… They don't love them so…

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UW Study On $15 Minimum Wage Bad News For Liberals…

If there's anything that will get a healthy dinner conversation going (or get people fighting), it's the idea of the $15 minimum wage.  A better wage for core entry-level workers is hard to argue against as a reasonable person.  I want it to be true as a moderate, but my business focus always makes me…

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