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3 Things To Watch Following McDonald’s Q3 Earnings – Alicia Kelso

With global comp sales up 4.2% and U.S. comp sales up 2.4%, McDonald’s turned in a strong third quarter, and investors are happy for now. But we all know that running a restaurant chain is about more than just making investors happy, right? Beyond the financials, a number of narratives emerged during the company’s earnings … Continue reading 3 Things To Watch Following McDonald’s Q3 Earnings – Alicia Kelso

How To Encourage Honest Business Relationships In The Post-Truth World – Chris Myers

I’ve written extensively about the challenges of running a business in a world where, as Rudy Giuliani once remarked, “Truth isn’t truth.” What I haven’t covered up to this point, however, is a practical guide to managing relationships in this post-truth landscape. When it comes to the topic of truth as it pertains to business … Continue reading How To Encourage Honest Business Relationships In The Post-Truth World – Chris Myers

America’s Real Economy: It Isn’t Booming – Peter Georgescu

Ostensibly, for the past ten years, US economy has been recovering from the 2008 collapse. During the past few years, our comeback seems to have gained momentum. All the official indicators say we’re back in boom times, with a bull market, low unemployment and steady job growth. But there is an alternative set of data … Continue reading America’s Real Economy: It Isn’t Booming – Peter Georgescu

Setting Your Staff Up for Success – Dr. Bruce Ellis

While we all want our staff to succeed, we need to admit that there is a major role that we play in making that possible. By doing (or not doing) specific things as leaders, we can inadvertently hinder their ability to succeed. And, when you think about setting them up to succeed, many of the … Continue reading Setting Your Staff Up for Success – Dr. Bruce Ellis

Pepsico Betting $3.2 Billion That The Future Of Soda Is Sparkling Water Made At Home With SodaStream – Maggie McGrath

Pepsi is betting that the future of soda is at home and more in the realm of sparkling water than in aluminum cans laden with 41 grams of sugar: The beverage giant announced Monday morning that it is spending $3.2 billion, or $144 per share, to acquire at-home seltzer maker SodaStream. The deal, which Pepsi plans to … Continue reading Pepsico Betting $3.2 Billion That The Future Of Soda Is Sparkling Water Made At Home With SodaStream – Maggie McGrath

Want To Climb Up The Corporate Ladder? Start Here – Shelcy V. Joseph

Leveling up in your career is a long-term game. No one gets promoted overnight. Climbing up the corporate (or entrepreneurial) ladder takes real commitment, hard work combined with strategy and most importantly, patience. Kaethe Schuster, Sales & Marketing National Account Executive at The Dow Chemical Company, can certainly speak to this. Kaethe has been with the company for 19 … Continue reading Want To Climb Up The Corporate Ladder? Start Here – Shelcy V. Joseph

Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know – Christopher Pappas

Everything eLearning Pros Need To Know About Training Contracts Joseph R. Codde first introduced the term "Learning Contract" in 1996, years before the term "eLearning" was even coined. However, it’s the perfect addition to online training programs that lack structure and learner motivation. Applied in a corporate setting, "training contracts" hold corporate learners accountable for … Continue reading Training Contracts: 8 Things eLearning Pros Need To Know – Christopher Pappas

The World’s Most Valuable Resource Is No Longer Oil, But Data – The Economist

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, … Continue reading The World’s Most Valuable Resource Is No Longer Oil, But Data – The Economist

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