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December 05,2018 01:40

The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University, says great problem solvers are hard to find. Even seasoned professionals at the highest levels of organizations regularly fail to identify the real problem and instead jump to exploring solutions. Phelps identifies the common traps and outlines a research-proven method to solve problems effectively. He’s the coauthor of the book, &ldqu...
December 03,2018 23:00

Soyuz Is Back in Business

Russia has resumed crewed flights to the International Space Station after a failed attempt. That’s good news for NASA.
December 03,2018 04:20

Worcester schools plan new model for business partnerships

WORCESTER – Never shy to highlight the Worcester public schools' fruitful relationships with local businesses, Superintendent Maureen Binienda has an ambitious – and possibly unprecedented – plan to create a new model of private-public partnerships next year.In an effort to foster closer ties with their benefactors and better organize the way they seek assistance from the busi...
December 02,2018 20:00

Give A Valuable Gift: The Top 10 Business Books For 2018

It’s that holiday time of year again, and you’re trying to select a gift for the boss or a coworker. You want to make it personal, but at the same time, you want to keep it professional. The answer is simple. Get them a book.
December 02,2018 12:40

College football is big-bucks business

If you think those elite college football programs are not cash cows, think again. In its most recent study conducted during the 2017 season, the Wall Street Journal determined each program's value using available revenues and expenses.
December 01,2018 06:00

On Russia, did Trump's business and policy converge?

With developments involving several of President Trump’s former staff, including Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort, this week marked a major shift for the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. Lisa Desjardins speaks to David Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times, and Matea Gold, enterprise and investigations editor for the Washington Post, about its significance...
December 01,2018 04:01

The Business Value of the Blockchain

Blockchain is the new foundation for the future of business. How is the business value of blockchain making way for new strategies, and how can you benefit?
December 01,2018 01:00

Business groups declare war on Utah's worst-in-the-nation wage gap for women

Utah women earn<a href="https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/04/10/utah-now-has-americas-biggest-gender-wage-gap-women-earn-70-cents-on-the-dollar-compared-to-men/"> an average of 70 cents on the dollar compared to men </a>— the biggest wage gap among the states. So the Salt Lake Chamber and the Women’s Leadership Institute released a battle plan Friday aiming to nar...
November 30,2018 22:20

Shuttle business Via could add scooters to its lineup

Via, a shuttle-based carpooling service and platform that partners with cities in the U.S. and Europe, could soon add scooters to its business. Via CEO and co-founder Daniel Ramot said onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin that the company is experimenting with the idea of adding scooters as a complement to its shuttle business. “We’re also adding scooters mostly, […]
November 30,2018 02:40

Breaking Down The Drivers Of Apple's Booming Services Business

Apple's bread-and-butter iPhone business has been seeing slowing volumes growth, while its other major products such as the Mac and iPad are seeing sales stagnate or decline. Accordingly, Apple has been changing its narrative to investors, projecting digital services as the next big lever of growth.
November 29,2018 04:40

How To Build A Business Case For Social Good

While we know that social good initiatives have a positive impact on society, proving the business value is what will take it from boardroom discussion to company-wide rollout. If you want to start a social good function, figuring out the why, from a business perspective, is the best place to start.
November 29,2018 04:40

Is Your Business Neglecting Its Most Important Audience?

Experience is the new battleground in the modern-day business world. The Transformative Age is about removing friction from and building the optimal experience for audiences who engage with your brand. Fail to do this and you risk losing customers, market share and reputation.
November 28,2018 14:20

LG replaces the head of its struggling mobile business after just one year

Mission impossible: a new executive at LG is charged with fixing the company’s long-time loss-making smartphone division following a leadership change. Hwang Jeong-hwan took the job as president of LG Mobile Communications last October, and this week he LG announced that he will be replaced by Brian Kwon, who is head of LG’s hugely profitable home […]
November 26,2018 23:40

How To Launch A Business

A lot of mistakes are made in the process by virgin entrepreneurs. Most aren’t deadly, but they can prove to be very expensive later on. These eleven tips to launch your business will help you skip the pitfalls and start on a better foundation.