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Apology Accepted, United

Nate Regier, co-founding owner and chief executive officer of Next Element and author of "Beyond Drama" says the recent apology from United Airlines’ CEO Oscar Munoz in a letter was a real apology and is a right step in the right direction for the company.

From Florence To San Jose: A Tale of Two Renaissances

by Cameron McLain, chief executive and co-founder of Beehive Separated by seven hundred years and more than 6000 miles, fourteenth century Florence and twenty first century San Jose,...

Making Friends With Millennials: Evolving The Customer Service Story

Being successful in business today is intrinsically linked to having a firm grasp of what makes the millennial tick. If you don’t, then your business is missing out on tapping into arguably the most influential set of consumers the world has seen since post-war Baby Boomers, argues Simon Tate, Area Vice President for Commercial Business – Asia, Salesforce.

Why Your Fear Of Taking Vacation Is Holding Back Your Success

The excuses you use to avoid time off will actually stunt your progress, says Maureen Gharrity, CEO and founder of Finding Your Way Coaching.

Shame, Guilt And Envy: Poisons Or Massive Gifts?

Author of "90 Days to Life: A Journey from Turmoil to Triumph" Ruble Chandy looks at the emotions that are shame, envy and guilt are and how they shaped the human race.

[Interview] Dwayne Rettinger, Executive Financial Consultant at Rettinger & Associates Private Wealth Management

From Dwayne Rettinger’s perspective, millennial entrepreneurs are more saddled with stereotypes than they should be. For all the suggested negatives about this generation, Rettinger points out that they are still young enough to be stunningly creative and open to new ideas.

3 Steps Brands Can Take To Boost Bottom Line By Creating Behavior Change

Myriam Sidibe, author of "Brands on a Mission" shares three key steps brands can take to change behaviors as deeply entrenched as domestic violence and oral hygiene habits, all the while driving demand for their products and boosting bottom line.

Why Leaders Need To Remember That They Are Human Too

To be a truly effective leader, and to get the best out of those you lead, you can’t be afraid to be fully human, insists Jeanet Wade.

Why I’m Grateful For America The Great

In honor of July Fourth, Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness", has written down seven reasons why I’m grateful to live in the United States of America.

How Two Wheels Made Me a Better Entrepreneur – The “Cycling Intervention”

Cycling has made Marygrace Sexton a better wife, mother, sister and CEO. The founder and CEO of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company says she sees clearly now that physical competition can be fun and it’s an important counterbalance to that part of her mind that only seems to focus on business.

Making A Conference Memorable

When you have a new business and you decide to host your first conference, one of the motivations is to leave guests with a great impression after the event. Lorena Benchis says hiring a cinema venue may work.

Hot Desking: The Musical Chairs Of The Creative

Imagine sharing a space with other like-minded individuals who come from all walks of life, who are interested in different professions but are all starting out or even working alone on a freelance basis? If that sounds like an environment that would help you thrive creatively, then hot desking in a collaborative space could be for you.

3 Tips To Help Small Businesses Get More Customers In A Post-Google Search World

Because of the explosion of social media and mobile as the primary, go-to consumer device for local information, Google is increasingly losing search share to local directories, social media sites and maps apps. Trevor Sumner, Chief Technology Officer of LocalVox suggests some ways small businesses can focus on taking advantage of the opportunity in a post Google dominated world.

[Infographic] 27 Striking Facts Most People Don’t Know About Startups

Did you know, for example, that there are some 4.8 million startups in the United States alone? Or that Indonesia has twice the number of startups compared to Italy? Here's an infographic that takes a look at some of the interesting numbers surrounding the startup world.

In the Lean In Era, Business And Tech Still Fail To Promote Women; 4...

When it comes to promoting women to leadership roles or positioning them for executive roles in the future, tech is the most backward of major industries, points out Douglas M. Branson, author of "The Future of Tech Is Female: How to Achieve Gender Diversity".

Change Or Be Dragged: How To (Painlessly) Reinvent Yourself When Life Demands It 

Change can be difficult, uncomfortable, and frightening. But sooner or later, most of us will have to reinvent ourselves (or risk getting left behind in today's fast-paced world). Successful businessman and author Paul G. Krasnow shares tips to help you embrace change and start moving in a better direction.

Ditch Your Old Marketing Tactic And Invest In Social-Word-of-Mouth-Marketing

How do you increase trust in your company? If your company has any users, customers or employees the perception of your company isn’t in your hands, it’s in theirs, says Jeff Ernst, CEO and President at Smync.

The Gifts Of Ego And Fear

Catalogue what you have learned or are learning about the role of your ego and your fears in the workplace. Let the gifts of those lessons shape your character as you continue your career journey.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Show The Planet Some Love On Earth Day

Does your company do its part to celebrate Earth Day? The great thing is making a big impact doesn’t ask for much additional effort from your company or employees. Below are five ideas that could go a long way this Earth Day

Should A Small Business Take On Unpaid Interns?

It’s actually quite an investment of time and energy bringing unpaid interns on and could be a real headache and distraction to a growing company, where capital and focus on growth is key, points out Arran James Stewart, co-owner of

3 Ways To Build Philanthropy Into Your Culture

Creating a culture of giving back doesn’t require a big gesture. It’s about fostering an environment that encourages tiny touchpoints of charity, insists Jason McCann, founder and CEO of VARIDESK.

Can A ‘Trained Monkey’ Sell For Your Company? No Way.

Trained monkeys may be able to do some routine tasks, like putting small items into boxes. But to sell for your company? No way, says Steve Weinberg.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success

Unleashing creative thinking helps drive businesses forward, improve customer value propositions and identify new opportunities that deliver on the needs of our ever changing customers. How do you drive innovation in your organization's culture? Dr. Karen Reddington, Regional Vice President of FedEx Express, South Pacific shares her thinking.

Is Your ‘Inner Critic’ Undermining Your Career? 5 Ways To Boost Your Confidence

Grant Parr, author of "The Next One Up Mindset: How To Prepare For The Unknown" shares a five-step process to develop a more positive mindset and boost your confidence in the workplace.

4 Yoga Principles That Will Make You Unstoppable In Business

Not only is yoga good for the mind, body, and spirit, but it can also be a valuable tool for enhancing your business, says Paresh Shah, founder and CEO of Glimpulse. He shares four powerful yoga principles to apply to your startup.

Middle-East-Meets-West Provides An Edge For B2B Tech Companies

San Francisco and Tel Aviv are two of the greatest cities in the world for tech, each with a distinct culture and unique benefits to offer. Melissa Lincoln, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Leadspace, explores the similarities and differences.

Investing In A Disruptive Climate

The economy is changing. We can either adapt our portfolios or lose out on potential investment performance, insists Scott Schwartz.

12 Compelling Reasons Your Teen Should Work

Building experience, self-reliance, and important skills are among some of the best benefits many teens see from part-time work, and they're among the best reasons for teens to get an after-school job.

How Successful Companies Utilize Technology

The most successful companies are leveraging technological advancements to their advantage by interpreting data to strategically build a customer’s purchasing experience, improving life with innovation, and increasing brand visibility via digital platforms.

Let It Burn: For Apple, An Age-Old Analog Practice May Know Best

Melissa Thompson, CEO of Talk Session, shares her views on the recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).