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The Values Crisis Shaking the Republican Party

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The Democratic National Convention has been a star-studded affair, particularly in contrast to its Republican counterpart a week ago. Last night’s speech by Bill Clinton and video appearance by 91-year-old Jimmy Carter, and tonight’s appearance by Barack Obama remind us that every living Democratic President supports Hillary Clinton. Previous ...

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What I Learned From 10 Years of Doing PR for Apple

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I first started working for Apple on the PR agency side at Porter Novelli in Sydney, Australia in 1997. Steve Jobs had just returned to the company and the product line was a shamble of computers with confusing names, printers, scanners, and a curious, yet ...

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‘Chaos Monkeys’: A Startup Founder’s Silicon Valley Tell-all

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Antonio Garcia-Martinez, founder and former CEO of AdGrok, offers a window into the tech world and startup culture with his new book, Chaos Monkeys.

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Why Your Company Needs More Ceremonies

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Early last year, our company, Duarte Inc., was well into a great season of change. We had turned our org chart on its side, so that nearly every person in the company either had a new boss or was a new boss. We had moved to a different ...

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How to Create an Exponential Mindset

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Digital business models are a bit of a misnomer. It’s not digital technology that defines them; it’s their ability to create exponential value. The music and video industries, for example, weren’t redefined by converting analog to digital formats. Just ask Sony about Minidisc players and Netflix about ...

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Large Employers Are Key to Reforming Health Care

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In a thoughtful review of the Affordable Care Act in The Journal of the American Medical Association, President Obama ends with a discussion of “lessons for future policy makers.” He talks about the difficulties in instituting change in the face of “hyperpartisanship” and “special interests” and makes ...

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Research: Narcissists Don’t Like Flat Organizations

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Flat organizations are having a moment. Research has shown that reducing hierarchy can lead to more satisfied employees and speedier decision making, and some companies have concluded that flatter structures would work better. Zappos, for example, became a “holocracy” in order to empower employees to act like entrepreneurs. Similarly, ...

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Can Verizon Unlock Yahoo’s ‘Hidden Value’?

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The sale of Yahoo closes a chapter on one of Silicon Valley’s earliest innovators that failed to keep up with tech developments in the very internet it made reachable to millions of people.

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‘Helping Children Succeed’: Author Paul Tough Takes a Second Look at Success

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In the follow-up to his bestselling “How Children Succeed.” Paul Tough explains how parents, teachers and administrators can create environments to foster qualities that lead to success.

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Are Italy’s Banks a ‘Doom-Loop’ Risk that Could Bury the Eurozone?

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Italy’s shaky banks could threaten the entire eurozone financial system if officials are not careful in implementing new bailout regulations, notes Franklin Allen, a Wharton emeritus professor of Finance.

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