Cyber Keyboard Grenade
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI recently issued a public warning stating that sophisticated threat actors have been targeting U.S. energy and other critical infrastructure entities since May 2017. The ongoing, multiphase campaign appears to use unwitting third parties to stage the attack, and then pivot to the intended...
Tech Transformation
These days, “digital transformation” is an increasingly popular phrase in the business world, and it is challenging organizations to carefully consider how to retool their strategies. Digital transformation doesn’t simply mean to digitize information or move services from manual/analog into a digital format.  Rather, digital transformations are an entirely new...
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Neoclassical economic theory, which has come to dominate public policymaking, has also oversimplified the world greatly. As a prime example, neoclassical theory reduces the factors of production to labor and capital. If you remember from Economics 101, it used to be land, labor and capital. Indeed the classical — as...
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If you liked doing business in 2017, it appears that you will love doing business in 2018. Kiplinger is among those with a rosy forecast; citing data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the business publisher says we can look forward to a...
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When entering the global market, some American companies lose an immeasurable edge by overlooking cultural nuances that can halt negotiations or deteriorate international business relationships. Of all the aspects companies take into account when building or merging with an international company, they may overlook an area of critical importance...
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Working in the restaurant industry, I’m constantly evaluating all aspects that go into creating a satisfactory dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick delivery on Friday night, a dine-in brunch on Saturday afternoon, or takeout on Sunday, there are several factors that can make each dining...
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Even in today’s world of extreme weather, security breaches and other reasons that seemingly cause insurance rates to skyrocket, it’s easier than many think to reduce your commercial insurance premium. How, you ask? Make your business marketable to insurance carriers. Brokers aren’t controlling the price of your premium. Think of...
Starting a business 2017
We write plenty of business savvy informational articles on our site, but for those of you that don't own your own business, do you ever wonder what it's like to be an entrepreneur in this day and age? Does creating your own schedule excite you? What about not having to answer...
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We’ve all been inundated with talk about healthcare reform for the past weeks, months and years. We are all too familiar with key concepts and buzzwords like pre-existing conditions, coverage under your parent’s plan and Medicaid expansion. While Congress is off on vacation, I wonder if maybe we could...
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As soon as you read the title of this article, someone (or perhaps multiple individuals) may pop into your thoughts. Because we all have different personalities, varying backgrounds and unique opinions on how things should be done, we are bound to encounter problems with others in the workplace. As...