Black MBA NetWire http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2014 9/17/2014 4:30:19 AM 20 The Unbundled MBA: How You'll Earn the Degree in 25 Years http://www.cnbc.com/id/101981153 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />In a quarter of a century, most business students will never enter a classroom. The faculty lectures, the MBA student discussions and the homework assignments will occur instead over the Internet, where each part of the educational experience can be played as many times as it takes to fully absorb or satisfy, as if it were a Seinfeld rerun. <i>(CNBC)</i></p> 9/11/2014 11:25:01 PM http://www.cnbc.com/id/101981153 Big Think and Kellogg Debut New Program to Help You Act Ethically and Perform Brilliantly http://bigthink.com/think-tank/big-think-and-kellogg-debut-new-program-to-help-you-act-ethically-and-perform-brilliantly <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />Big Think and the Kellogg School of Management have launched a new executive training program, Ethics in Action. This unique, expert-driven, program is designed to help corporations address the ethical dilemmas their executives face today in a systematic, dynamic and engaging manner, with video modules and follow-up lessons on topics from dealing with cultural differences in the workplace to balancing profit maximization with social responsibility. <i>(Big Think)</i></p> 9/11/2014 11:22:29 PM http://bigthink.com/think-tank/big-think-and-kellogg-debut-new-program-to-help-you-act-ethically-and-perform-brilliantly 5 Tough Life Truths You Don't Want to Admit http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/5-tough-life-truths-you-don-t-want-to-admit.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Optimism is protective--we all know that confident people have a leg up in realizing their ambitions, and "fake it till you make it" can often be a successful strategy. Plus, looking on the bright side generally feels good. Scientists even tell us that realism is correlated with higher levels of depression. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 9/11/2014 11:14:24 PM http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/5-tough-life-truths-you-don-t-want-to-admit.html The Incredibly High Cost of Americans' Financial Stupidity http://fortune.com/2014/09/11/america-us-financial-illiteracy/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />All told, Americans waste billions annually due to avoidable financial mistakes. We&rsquo;ve all heard the saying, "there&rsquo;s a sucker born every minute." Well, what if I were to tell you that this is a gross underestimate? According to the Department of Human Health and Services, there are about 7.6 Americans born every minute, and there&rsquo;s good evidence that about five of them will grow up to be "suckers" when it comes to financial literacy. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 9/11/2014 11:12:10 PM http://fortune.com/2014/09/11/america-us-financial-illiteracy/ Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II... and Created a Nation of Readers http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/publishers-gave-away-122951031-books-during-world-war-ii/379893/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />In 1943, in the middle of the Second World War, America's book publishers took an audacious gamble. They decided to sell the armed forces cheap paperbacks, shipped to units scattered around the globe. Instead of printing only the books soldiers and sailors actually wanted to read, though, publishers decided to send them the best they had to offer. Over the next four years, publishers gave away 122,951,031 copies of their most valuable titles. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 9/11/2014 11:08:30 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/09/publishers-gave-away-122951031-books-during-world-war-ii/379893/ Why 97% of People Don't Use 529 College Savings Plans http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/why-97-of-people-don-t-use-529-college-savings-plans.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Saving for a kid's college can feel like trying to scale a skyscraper. Unfortunately, the tool most recommended to parents for the challenge is often little better than a step stool &ndash; one known to wobble. The appeal of 529 college savings plans is that investment returns aren't taxed as long as the money's used for education. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 9/11/2014 10:27:04 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/why-97-of-people-don-t-use-529-college-savings-plans.html Nigeria's Growing Number of Female Oil Bosses http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29127436 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />The oil and gas industry is still overwhelmingly male, with surveys showing that the executive boardrooms of petroleum companies are mostly a boys' club. In Nigeria, a number of well-financed businesswomen are aiming to change the picture there. The Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke is a powerful figurehead for them. <i>(BBC News)</i></p> 9/11/2014 10:19:06 PM http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29127436 Retirement Royalty: Where Workers Still Get a Pension http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-05/retirement-royalty-where-workers-still-get-a-pension.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Traditional pensions are an endangered species. They're not extinct. For decades now, companies have been killing off their defined-benefit pensions. Instead of the promise of a monthly check from an employer in their old age &ndash; however long that lasts &ndash; workers get access to a voluntary 401(k) contribution plan. Those plans sometimes come with matching contributions from employers, but all the risks of saving enough for a long retirement fall entirely on workers. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 9/11/2014 10:15:09 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-05/retirement-royalty-where-workers-still-get-a-pension.html Tokyo&rsquo;s Last-Train-Home Culture Under Fire as Abe Backs Women http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-11/tokyo-s-last-train-home-culture-under-fire-as-abe-backs-women.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />One morning in February, Japan&rsquo;s government personnel department began an experiment in a nondescript building in a Tokyo residential area that could end up rewriting the rules of the nation&rsquo;s powerful bureaucracy. For the first time, it invited 19 women from different ministries to an all-female training course designed to groom them for senior government positions. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:40:49 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-11/tokyo-s-last-train-home-culture-under-fire-as-abe-backs-women.html The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy http://hbr.org/2014/10/the-rise-and-likely-fall-of-the-talent-economy/ar/1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />When Roberto Goizueta died of cancer in 1997, at the age of 65, he was a billionaire. Not bad for a Cuban &eacute;migr&eacute; who had come to the United States as a teenager. He was by no means the first immigrant to America to become a billionaire, but the others had made their fortunes by founding and building companies or taking them public. Goizueta made his as the CEO of Coca-Cola. <i>(HBR.org)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:38:20 PM http://hbr.org/2014/10/the-rise-and-likely-fall-of-the-talent-economy/ar/1 Research: We&rsquo;re Too Busy to Follow the Rules http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/research-were-too-busy-to-follow-the-rules/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Long hours spent working in a demanding environment can exhaust you, sure. But according to new research, there&rsquo;s another hidden cost attached to an intense day: neglecting those secondary tasks that, while not as visible or lauded by your boss, might be essential to the safety or ethics of your organization. But there&rsquo;s a little bit of good news, too: Taking regular, significant breaks can make a big difference. <i>(HBR.org)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:37:07 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/research-were-too-busy-to-follow-the-rules/ Getting Cross-Cultural Teamwork Right http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/getting-cross-cultural-teamwork-right/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />People struggle with global teamwork, even though it&rsquo;s essential to success in multinational firms. Despite their efforts to nimbly manage differences in time zones, cultures, and languages, cross-border collaborators often fail to reach shared understanding or common ground. They face conflicting group norms, practices, and expectations &ndash; all of which can cause severe fracturing along cultural lines. <i>(HBR.org)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:35:51 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/getting-cross-cultural-teamwork-right/ The Creative Benefits of Boredom http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/the-creative-benefits-of-boredom/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />In a past life, I used to be required to participate in quarterly sales meetings. These meetings followed a typical format: fly everyone in the company to an amazing destination, then lock them inside a hotel ballroom for 10 hours a day and force them to listen to speeches from sales leadership, as well as marketing, research, and legal departments (usually with a motivational speaker to close it all out). Try as they might, these meetings were boring. The real shame was that they were intended to rally troops and get the sales organization excited about new initiatives, as well as inspire them to think up new and better ways to increase sales in the field. The only saving grace: the late-night dinners. <i>(HBR.org)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:35:04 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/the-creative-benefits-of-boredom/ Is Amazon's Failed Phone A Cautionary Tale? http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/11/347486671/is-amazons-failed-phone-a-cautionary-tale <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />It's been a big week in the world of gadgets. Apple announced its newest iPhones, the 6 and 6 Plus, and they're bigger than any other before. And on the smaller side, there's an Apple Watch &ndash; that does a lot of the same things. Meanwhile, Amazon took a nosedive with its foray into the smartphone marketplace. Here are some questions we had: Amazon slashed the price of the Fire phone from $199 To 99 cents. Why? <i>(NPR)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:31:28 PM http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/11/347486671/is-amazons-failed-phone-a-cautionary-tale Freight Delays Causing Great Pain Across Plains http://www.npr.org/2014/09/10/347468340/freight-delays-causing-great-pain-across-plains <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Grain elevators, auto manufacturers and Amtrak passengers are still facing lengthy delays on rails, as freight train congestion continues to be a drag on the economy all across the country. Many blame the delays on the huge increase in Bakken crude oil shipped by rail from North Dakota to refineries in the south, Midwest and on both coasts. The railroads deny they're favoring oil shipments over other products. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:27:29 PM http://www.npr.org/2014/09/10/347468340/freight-delays-causing-great-pain-across-plains Business Costs in 2015 http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T008-C000-S000-business-costs-in-2015.html?si=1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Every year The Kiplinger Letter takes a wide-ranging look at business costs for the year ahead and how they&rsquo;ll affect the bottom line. Next year, a hardier economy will bode well for businesses. We see economic growth rising 3% vs. 2.1% this year, led by consumer demand for cars, electronics and other goods plus a pickup in home sales. Corporate profits will be up a solid 7%, off a weak performance this year attributable to the bitter winter weather that ushered in 2014, hitting businesses hard enough to bring full-year profits down around 2%. <i>(Kiplinger)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:23:45 PM http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T008-C000-S000-business-costs-in-2015.html?si=1 Why Some Smart Business Moguls Still Use 'Dumb Phones' http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230305 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />When it comes to consumer technology, many people are used to coveting the newest and shiniest gadget. So it may come as a surprise that a number of top executives and dealmakers are still clinging to ancient mobile phones. <i>(Entrepreneur)</i></p> 9/11/2014 6:00:29 PM http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230305 How to Increase Your Impact While Reducing Your Effort http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237334 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />I can&rsquo;t help but shake my head when people say, "You have to work hard if you want to be successful." Really? The most successful people I know are doing something that most others are not &ndash; and it&rsquo;s not putting in the longest hours at the office. These top performers know what their natural talents are and use them as much as possible in their daily work. They work smarter, not harder. <i>(Entrepreneur)</i></p> 9/11/2014 5:59:23 PM http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237334 Rise of Female Angel Investors Fuels Women-Run Companies http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-10/angel-investing-rise-of-women-investors-fuels-women-run-companies#r=nav-fs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />In 2009, when Amy Norman and Stella Ma started pitching investors on their San Francisco-based startup, Little Passports, both had young children and Norman was pregnant. The overwhelming majority of the investors they met with were men who wanted to know "if we were running this as a &lsquo;lifestyle company,&rsquo;" Ma recalls. Investors passed and word got around Silicon Valley that "there&rsquo;s no way women like this could grow a company fast enough" to satisfy venture capitalists, Norman says. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 9/11/2014 5:48:22 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-10/angel-investing-rise-of-women-investors-fuels-women-run-companies#r=nav-fs Five Nagging Questions About the New iPhones and Apple Watch http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-09/five-nagging-questions-about-the-new-iphones-and-the-apple-watch#r=nav-fs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />This week's news from Apple was received enthusiastically by the crowd in Cupertino, Calif., and with a little more skepticism by Wall Street, which lightly dusted Apple&rsquo;s stock price. My ears are still ringing from the U2 performance that capped the event, and from the steady stream of superlatives that came from Apple&rsquo;s executives on stage. While the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch look cool, five questions keep coming to mind. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:27:12 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-09/five-nagging-questions-about-the-new-iphones-and-the-apple-watch#r=nav-fs Can an Independent Scotland, Free of London's Dominance, Survive? http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-11/independent-scotland-free-of-londons-dominance-may-go-awry#r=most%20popular <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />A dark star, in theory, is a sun so dense that its gravitational field overpowers light itself, sucking in every ray that attempts to escape its surface. Much like Greater London, says Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland who&rsquo;s leading the drive for independence in a Sept. 18 referendum, the outcome of which has become too close to call. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:26:05 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-11/independent-scotland-free-of-londons-dominance-may-go-awry#r=most%20popular What Neuroscience Tells us About Getting Organized http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2014/09/08/what-neuroscience-tells-us-about-getting-organized/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />We've all heard the conventional wisdom for better managing our time and organizing our professional and personal lives. Don't try to multitask. Turn the email and Facebook alerts off to help stay focused. Make separate to-do lists for tasks that require a few minutes, a few hours and long-term planning. <i>(The Washington Post)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:24:01 PM http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2014/09/08/what-neuroscience-tells-us-about-getting-organized/ Where to go to College if You Want the Highest Starting Salary http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/11/where-to-go-to-college-if-you-want-the-highest-starting-salary/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />If starting salaries were the sole measure of elite universities, U.S. News's most recent college rankings would look very different. Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia, the country's top four universities by U.S. News's measure, for one, wouldn't crack the top 10, or 20, or even 30. And the University of Chicago, which tied for fourth place, wouldn't even make it into the top 200. <i>(The Washington Post)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:22:45 PM http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/11/where-to-go-to-college-if-you-want-the-highest-starting-salary/ A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/business/economy/a-simple-equation-more-education-more-income.html?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Imagine if the United States government taxed the nation&rsquo;s one-percenters so that their post-tax share of the nation&rsquo;s income remained at 10 percent, roughly where it was in 1979. If the excess money were distributed equally among the rest of the population, in 2012 every family below that very top tier would have gotten a $7,105 check. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:20:19 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/business/economy/a-simple-equation-more-education-more-income.html?ref=business Alibaba Is Bringing Luxury, Fast, to China&rsquo;s Middle Class http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/alibaba-is-bringing-luxury-fast-to-chinas-middle-class/?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />On a cold day in April, a group of New Zealand fishermen set out to harvest 50,000 large oysters from the waters of the South Pacific. Once collected, the briny mollusks were transported to processing facilities, packaged four to a container, sealed in chilled polystyrene containers affixed with bright labeling and put on planes to China. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:19:12 PM http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/alibaba-is-bringing-luxury-fast-to-chinas-middle-class/?ref=business Airlines Create Rush Hours, Crowds and Full Flights http://online.wsj.com/articles/airlines-create-rush-hours-crowds-and-full-flights-1410391905?mod=WSJ_hp_RightTopStories <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />American Airlines is making its hub here more hectic &ndash; on purpose. Instead of spacing flights evenly throughout the day, American in August started bunching them together. The change restores an old format of "peak" scheduling, grouping flights into busy flying times followed by lulls when gates are nearly empty. After Miami International, American next year will "re-peak" schedules at its largest hubs in Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:15:40 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/airlines-create-rush-hours-crowds-and-full-flights-1410391905?mod=WSJ_hp_RightTopStories Ron Burgundy Would Like You to Report to the Career Center http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/09/11/ron-burgundy-would-like-you-to-report-to-the-career-center/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Getting college students to care about their future careers isn&rsquo;t easy. But in a tight job market for new graduates, the people who run college career centers are resorting to attention-grabbing gimmicks &ndash; from popcorn to puppies &ndash; to get students in the door. The hope, directors say, is that getting students in early and often will get them thinking about internships sooner and equip them for what could be a long hunt for full-time jobs. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 9/11/2014 4:11:39 PM http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/09/11/ron-burgundy-would-like-you-to-report-to-the-career-center/ Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class and Poor http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/upshot/top-colleges-that-enroll-rich-middle-class-and-poor.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38869>September 12, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />Vassar has taken steps to hold down spending on faculty and staff. Amherst and the University of Florida have raised new money specifically to spend on financial aid for low-income students. American University reallocated scholarships from well-off students to needy ones. Grinnell set a floor on the share of every freshman class &ndash; 15 percent &ndash; whose parents didn&rsquo;t go to college. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 9/9/2014 3:04:44 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/upshot/top-colleges-that-enroll-rich-middle-class-and-poor.html?_r=0&amp;abt=0002&amp;abg=1 Study: Diversity Still Jeopardized by Workplace Attitudes http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/09/survey-shattering-glass-ceiling-still-long-way/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />Americans have been under the impression for years that equal employment legislation and similar programs in companies have helped to conquer discrimination in the workplace. We&rsquo;ve been pretty much secure in the impression that women and minorities have almost as fair a chance at advancement as men, and that the glass ceiling can be overcome. <i>(Triple Pundit)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:36:22 PM http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/09/survey-shattering-glass-ceiling-still-long-way/ How Much You <i>Really</i> Need to Retire http://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T047-C000-S002-how-much-you-need-to-retire.html?si=1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Read the headlines about retirement readiness and you'd think that at least half of us had forgotten to go to class, do our homework or study for one of the biggest tests of our lives. When exam day arrives, we're totally unprepared. But what if it's just a bad dream and we wake up to find that we are on track after all? <i>(Kiplinger's)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:33:53 PM http://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T047-C000-S002-how-much-you-need-to-retire.html?si=1 12 Entrepreneurs Share The Best Advice They Received From A Teacher http://www.fastcompany.com/3035107/hit-the-ground-running/12-entrepreneurs-share-the-best-advice-they-received-from-a-teacher <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />From fostering character to keeping things simple, it&rsquo;s often words of wisdom that teachers offer during casual conversations or informational sidebars that have the biggest impact on students. With back-to-school season upon us, a dozen entrepreneurs shared the best advice they ever received from a teacher. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:31:20 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3035107/hit-the-ground-running/12-entrepreneurs-share-the-best-advice-they-received-from-a-teacher Overcoming Failure And Using It To Your Advantage http://www.fastcompany.com/3035120/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/4-steps-to-overcoming-failure-and-using-it-to-your-advanta <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Highly successful people are the ones who have failed the most. As the public, we usually only learn about these individuals and their companies once they have made it big. We admire their success yet rarely witness the immense struggle they went through to get there. By not being exposed to their failures, we are unfortunately only left to compare ourselves to their achievements. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:29:53 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3035120/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/4-steps-to-overcoming-failure-and-using-it-to-your-advanta Trick Yourself Into Feeling Less Busy http://www.fastcompany.com/3035183/the-future-of-work/3-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-feeling-less-busy <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Balancing work and personal life is a known crapshoot. Even if you're ahead of schedule on one project, you've gotten behind on others, and the hamster wheel spins faster. All the while, we're wearing how busy we are like a badge of honor, while wondering where the time goes. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:28:29 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3035183/the-future-of-work/3-ways-to-trick-yourself-into-feeling-less-busy Career Lessons From Kevin Durant&rsquo;s Blockbuster Nike Deal http://time.com/money/3256676/kevin-durant-nike-under-armour/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />On his way to signing a blockbuster deal with Nike, Kevin Durant faced some of the same decisions as anyone weighing compensation offers. Here's what you can learn from his choice. <i>(Money Magazine)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:24:33 PM http://time.com/money/3256676/kevin-durant-nike-under-armour/ How to Watch Every NFL Game This Season Without Going Broke http://time.com/money/3264201/how-to-watch-stream-nfl/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />The 2014 NFL season starts Thursday, September 4. Here are 5 essential tips for tuning in to all the NFL action your eyeballs can handle throughout the regular season, and beyond. <i>(Money Magazine)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:23:58 PM http://time.com/money/3264201/how-to-watch-stream-nfl/ Baby Boomers Face Big Housing Crunch http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/02/retirement/senior-housing/index.html?iid=SF_PF_River <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement. By 2030, the number of adults age 65 and older will more than double to 73 million, according to a report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation. <i>(CNN Money)</i></p> 9/4/2014 5:21:13 PM http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/02/retirement/senior-housing/index.html?iid=SF_PF_River How to Gain Control by Giving it Up http://fortune.com/2014/09/04/ceo-control-decisions/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />CEOs and managers ought to choose which details matter most to them and cede control to just about everything else to leaders they trust. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 9/4/2014 3:26:23 PM http://fortune.com/2014/09/04/ceo-control-decisions/ 7 Ways to Promote Yourself When You&rsquo;re Introverted http://www.inc.com/paul-jarvis/7-ways-to-promote-yourself-when-you-re-introverted.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />You have something to say. You've been saving it up for a while now, being patient, listening, taking notes, and researching. You want your voice to be heard, but you're scared to open your mouth. Reading about self-promotion and marketing is interesting, but it totally doesn't jive with what you think will work for you or how you think you should share your work. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 9/4/2014 3:19:36 PM http://www.inc.com/paul-jarvis/7-ways-to-promote-yourself-when-you-re-introverted.html Why Twitter&rsquo;s Users Are in Open Revolt http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/04/why-twitters-users-are-in-open-revolt/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />Today is not Twitter's day. Hours after the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Twitter is planning to debut a Facebook-style, algorithmically curated newsfeed &ndash; provoking a backlash among Twitter users &ndash; the image-sharing site Twitpic announced that it was shutting down amid legal pressure from Twitter over Twitpic's trademark application. <i>(The Washington Post)</i></p> 9/4/2014 3:15:26 PM http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/04/why-twitters-users-are-in-open-revolt/ Michael Dell's Must-Read Business Books Right Now http://www.inc.com/michael-dell/must-read-business-books-right-now.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />At the Dell household, Labor Day marks the undeniable end of summer. It's back to school for the kids and back to the crazy pace that fall brings. (Secretly, I like it that way. I always have.) But the lull of summer is special, too, and a great time to catch up on all those things we have trouble getting to the rest of the year, like that pile of books on the nightstand. I'm happy to say I got to spend part of my summer with some great books written by some very smart people. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 9/4/2014 3:13:32 PM http://www.inc.com/michael-dell/must-read-business-books-right-now.html No Free Lunch for Companies as IRS Weighs Meal Tax Rules http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-04/no-free-lunch-for-companies-as-irs-weighs-meal-tax-rules.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />Be careful when you grab that office bagel. The Internal Revenue Service may be watching. The U.S. tax agency is taking a closer look at a popular tax-exempt perk offered by companies such as Google Inc. (GOOG): free meals. "There&rsquo;s really potentially a lot of tax revenue involved," said Lawrence Zelenak, a tax law professor at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. "It sounds like you&rsquo;re being inherently trivial, but I think this is not." <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 9/4/2014 3:11:17 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-04/no-free-lunch-for-companies-as-irs-weighs-meal-tax-rules.html Are Colleges Producing Career-Ready Graduates? http://online.wsj.com/articles/are-colleges-producing-career-ready-graduates-1409771994?mod=Careers_newsreel_2 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />It's time to stop debating the value of a college education, say a pair of professors from New York University and the University of Virginia. Instead, they say in a new book, parents and employers should ask whether schools are doing much to help students become productive adults. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 9/4/2014 2:58:08 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/are-colleges-producing-career-ready-graduates-1409771994?mod=Careers_newsreel_2 More Parents Foot the Bill for Business School http://online.wsj.com/articles/more-parents-foot-the-bill-for-business-school-1409780061 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />Prospective business students are trying to steer clear of student loans. Instead, they're sidling up to more familiar investors: their parents. Forty-four percent of people considering graduate business degrees last year expected to tap mom and dad for financial assistance, up from 38% in 2009, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 9/4/2014 2:56:05 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/more-parents-foot-the-bill-for-business-school-1409780061 I Feel Nothing: Hack And Data Breach Fatigue http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/03/345539074/i-feel-nothing-the-home-depot-hack-and-data-breach-fatigue <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />How many megahacks have we consumers faced in recent memory? Well, there was that Target one that affected something like 110 million of us. Earlier this year, Open SSL, the protocol that protects much of the Internet, was hit by the Heartbleed bug and exposed most of us. Then there was news that hackers got 1 billion email and other sign-in credentials this summer. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 9/4/2014 1:58:12 PM http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/09/03/345539074/i-feel-nothing-the-home-depot-hack-and-data-breach-fatigue ECB Cuts Rates and Launches Stimulus Program http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29063348 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />The European Central Bank has cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.05%, and introduced new stimulus measures. The ECB had earlier cut its rate from 0.25% to 0.15% in June, and also became the first major central bank to introduce negative interest rates. It will also launch an asset purchase programme, which will buy debt products from banks. <i>(BBC News)</i></p> 9/4/2014 1:52:52 PM http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29063348 Wall Street Has a Conscience. This Professor Is Determined to Find It http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-02/a-professor-campaigns-to-make-wall-street-more-ethical#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Jon Haidt thinks corporate culture in America works relatively well. But that hasn&rsquo;t stopped him from launching a crusade to up-end the way Wall Street titans do business. Haidt, a professor of business ethics at New York University&rsquo;s Stern School of Business, founded a nonprofit called Ethical Systems this year. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 9/4/2014 1:50:36 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-02/a-professor-campaigns-to-make-wall-street-more-ethical#r=nav-f-story The Food Gap Is Widening http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/access-to-real-food-as-privilege/379482/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Nutritional disparities between America&rsquo;s rich and poor are growing, despite efforts to provide higher-quality food to people who most need it. So says a large study just released from the Harvard School of Public Health that examined eating habits of 29,124 Americans over the past decade. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 9/4/2014 1:16:20 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/access-to-real-food-as-privilege/379482/ What If Your Small Town Suddenly Got Huge? http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/what-if-your-small-town-suddenly-got-huge/379536/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />When thousands of oil field workers descended on Watford City, North Dakota, they completely redefined its character and economy <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 9/4/2014 1:14:17 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/what-if-your-small-town-suddenly-got-huge/379536/ 9 reasons why saving $1 a day builds fortunes http://www.marketwatch.com/story/9-reasons-why-saving-1-a-day-builds-fortunes-2014-09-03 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />In this recent article, I described how parents or grandparents could make a child rich (eventually) by investing only $1 a day. I suggested investing in the asset class of small-cap value stocks. Is 12% reasonable? <i>(MarketWatch)</i> </p> 9/4/2014 1:11:08 PM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/9-reasons-why-saving-1-a-day-builds-fortunes-2014-09-03 9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/9-habits-that-lead-to-terrible-decisions/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement. We developed a software application to offer that sort of encouragement. People could enter their development goals, and the software would send them reminders every week or month asking how they were doing, to motivate them to keep on going. We invested a lot of time and money in this product. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:57:05 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/9-habits-that-lead-to-terrible-decisions/ Your Company&rsquo;s Purpose Is Not Its Vision, Mission, or Values http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/your-companys-purpose-is-not-its-vision-mission-or-values/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling "purpose" &ndash; but what does that mean? Aren&rsquo;t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet another? I think we do, and I&rsquo;ve pulled together a typology of sorts to help distinguish all these terms from one another. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:55:55 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/09/your-companys-purpose-is-not-its-vision-mission-or-values/ 5 Tips for Off-the-Cuff Speaking http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/5-tips-for-off-the-cuff-speaking/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />If it&rsquo;s true that many people fear public speaking more than death, it&rsquo;s equally true that businesspeople are condemned to a thousand small deaths in client pitches, in boardrooms, and on stage. And that death can turn slow and torturous when you are asked to speak unexpectedly with little or no time to prepare. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:54:52 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/5-tips-for-off-the-cuff-speaking/ LAST CHANCE TO Register for the CertifiNOW PMP&reg;/CAPM&reg; Prep Course http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers... and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years... If you need to pass the PMP&reg; (Project Management Professional) or CAPM&reg;(Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOW&trade; is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOW certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. CertifiNOW is being offered September 14-16 on-site at the NBMBAA 36th Annual Conference and Expo. NBMBAA members receive even deeper discounts on this amazing course, so register today!</p> 9/4/2014 12:46:13 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Kellogg Report Reveals Company-Wide Engagement Drives Diversity http://www.grbj.com/articles/80461-kellogg-report-reveals-company-wide-engagement-drives-diversity <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />Kellogg Co., the Battle Creek cereal maker, has released its fifth annual diversity report, putting the spotlight on company-wide efforts to bring everyone to the table. Kellogg recently released its latest edition of Features, its diversity and inclusion report highlighting the company&rsquo;s efforts to create a workforce as diverse as the consumers it serves to strengthen understanding of needs in the marketplace. <i>(Grand Rapids Business Journal)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:45:16 PM http://www.grbj.com/articles/80461-kellogg-report-reveals-company-wide-engagement-drives-diversity It's Hardest for Black Students to Get the Financial Benefits of College http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-02/student-debt-affects-black-students-more-than-other-racial-groups#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />Black students rely more on student loans to pay for college than do other racial groups and they&rsquo;re less likely to pay off the debt, according to a study released today. The research was presented at a conference on higher education and minorities in Washington, D.C., hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles, Civil Rights Project. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:15:02 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-02/student-debt-affects-black-students-more-than-other-racial-groups#r=nav-f-story Why Many Small Businesses Cannot Be Sold http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/why-many-small-businesses-cannot-be-sold/?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Many business owners have a dream of selling their business some day. But many of those businesses will never be sold. You can see this simply by reviewing the number of businesses listed for sale each month on the website BizBuySell.com.<i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:10:41 PM http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/why-many-small-businesses-cannot-be-sold/?ref=business European Bank&rsquo;s Biggest Push for Growth Is More About Trust Than Anything http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/upshot/draghi-and-ecb-need-credibility-to-rise-even-more-than-inflation.html?ref=business&abt=0002&abg=1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />Earlier this summer, Mario Draghi pulled out his big guns, threatening to deploy vast financial firepower to try to jolt the European economy out of its cycle of stagnant growth and falling inflation. Thursday, he fired them. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:09:51 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/upshot/draghi-and-ecb-need-credibility-to-rise-even-more-than-inflation.html?ref=business&amp;abt=0002&amp;abg=1 As Football Season Appears, So Do the Fall Campaigns http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/business/media/as-football-season-appears-so-do-the-fall-campaigns.html?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38868>September 4, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Many retailers and clothing companies have already started their autumn advertising efforts. Now comes the rest of Madison Avenue, taking advantage of the start of a new football season to bring out major campaigns intended to put consumers in the mood for fall shopping &ndash; and to begin thinking about, yes, Christmas. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 9/4/2014 12:07:46 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/business/media/as-football-season-appears-so-do-the-fall-campaigns.html?ref=business London Business School Dean Andrew Likierman on Key Challenges http://poetsandquants.com/2014/08/24/london-business-school-dean-andrew-likierman-on-key-challenges/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />What to conclude when an elite business school dean says getting a certificate in accounting &ndash; not an MBA &ndash; was about the best thing he did in his early twenties? In defense of the dean in question, Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School, his school was yet to be founded when he was in college. Yet it&rsquo;s illustrative of his mentality, and the one he likes to see in his faculty and students: one that embraces an eclectic world view, where there is more than one truth. <i>(Poets & Quants)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:56:46 AM http://poetsandquants.com/2014/08/24/london-business-school-dean-andrew-likierman-on-key-challenges/ The 6 R.E.A.L Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/the-six-real-questions-every-leaders-should-be-asking.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />Whether your leadership role puts you in charge of your own company, a division, a workgroup, or just the occasional project, checking in daily on a few key points is a proven path to success. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:54:30 AM http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/the-six-real-questions-every-leaders-should-be-asking.html 5 Old-Fashioned Business Tools That Can Trump Technology http://www.inc.com/erik-sherman/5-old-fashioned-business-tools-that-can-trump-digital.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />It's easy for entrepreneurs to get distracted by disruptive technologies. E-commerce, social networks, 3-D printing, cloud computing, robotics, the Internet of Things, and other breakthrough areas give young companies a chance to compete more evenly with large ones. Innovation clearly becomes key to running a business. But in the rush to the new, it's easy for people to forget what exists that is still of enormous value. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:52:34 AM http://www.inc.com/erik-sherman/5-old-fashioned-business-tools-that-can-trump-digital.html 5 Steps to Building a Personal Brand (and Why You Need One) http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/5-steps-to-building-a-personal-brand-and-why-you-need-one.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />People want to do business with other people, not with companies. Putting a strong personal brand on the frontline of your sales process can dramatically improve conversion rates. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:51:38 AM http://www.inc.com/jayson-demers/5-steps-to-building-a-personal-brand-and-why-you-need-one.html Debt Killed My Dad. Learn from His Mistakes &ndash; and Mine. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/08/27/debt-killed-my-dad-learn-from-his-mistakes-mine/#!slide=2869928 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />We thought there wasn't much any of us could have done. In retrospect, there was one area where I might have been able to help, though at the time I didn't think about it in those terms. His financial health deteriorated more than his physical health, and that was one of the primary sources of stress. It Wasn't His Heart Alone That Killed Him &ndash; It Was His Debt. <i>(Daily Finance)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:49:41 AM http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/08/27/debt-killed-my-dad-learn-from-his-mistakes-mine/#!slide=2869928 The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews http://www.fastcompany.com/3034895/strong-female-lead/the-one-word-men-never-see-in-their-performance-reviews <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />It&rsquo;s a scenario that could be straight out of a textbook on gender bias: "Jessica is really talented, but I wish she&rsquo;d be less abrasive. She comes on too strong." Her male counterpart? "Steve is an easy case, smart and great to work with. He needs to learn to be a little more patient, but who doesn&rsquo;t?" <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:44:15 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034895/strong-female-lead/the-one-word-men-never-see-in-their-performance-reviews 7 Worthwhile Startup Lessons You Might Not Want To Hear http://www.fastcompany.com/3034818/hit-the-ground-running/7-worthwhile-startup-lessons-you-might-not-want-to-hear <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />As the cofounder of a startup, I&rsquo;m grateful to have a mentor, a successful entrepreneur and startup employee himself, who has helped me through the highs and lows of startup life. From how to play office politics to how to kick butt at high level meetings to how to best manage my time, he has offered me nuanced advice, over and over again. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:43:25 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034818/hit-the-ground-running/7-worthwhile-startup-lessons-you-might-not-want-to-hear Why Career Envy is Actually a Good Thing http://www.fastcompany.com/3034819/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/why-career-envy-is-actually-a-good-thing <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Every human being has something unique and important to offer while they are alive. It is up to each one of us to figure out what that is and to have the courage to pursue it. If we don&rsquo;t, it&rsquo;s lost forever. In our culture, we spend a lot of time getting education and training on skills to help us earn a living. However, we don&rsquo;t get much help when it comes to building a life. We lack training on important life skills and are often left wondering, "What in the heck is my special gift and how do I find that out?" <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:42:12 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034819/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/why-career-envy-is-actually-a-good-thing America's Most Indebted Generation? Gen X http://fortune.com/2014/08/27/america-debt-generation-x/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Gen Xers aren&rsquo;t making much more than their elders, and they have taken out way more debt and are reducing it at a slower pace than any other generation. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:39:01 AM http://fortune.com/2014/08/27/america-debt-generation-x/ The Most Underrated CEO in America http://fortune.com/2014/08/27/moynihan/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />It&rsquo;s time for Wall Street to accord Brian Moynihan the Jamie Dimon-sized respect. He&rsquo;s just taken his biggest step yet towards the goal so seemingly implausible that most of the investment community dismissed it long ago: making BofA one of the world&rsquo;s most profitable companies. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:38:30 AM http://fortune.com/2014/08/27/moynihan/ The Procrastination Doom Loop &ndash; and How to Break It http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/the-procrastination-loop-and-how-to-break-it/379142/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Productive people sometimes confuse the difference between reasonable delay and true procrastination. The former can be useful ("I&rsquo;ll respond to this email when I have more time to write it"). The latter is, by definition, self-defeating ("I should respond to this email right now, and I have time, and my fingers are on the keys, and the Internet connection is perfectly strong, and nobody is asking me to do anything else, but I just ... don&rsquo;t ... <i>feel</i> like it."). <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:35:01 AM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/the-procrastination-loop-and-how-to-break-it/379142/ Why Burger King Is Really Buying Tim Hortons (It's Not About the Taxes) http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-26/the-burger-king-tim-hortons-deal-isnt-about-taxes#r=nav-fs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />It&rsquo;s been entertaining to listen as American politicians fulminate about Burger King&rsquo;s (BKW) pending $11 billion acquisition of Tim Hortons (THI), the Canadian coffee chain. To hear them tell it, Burger King is spending all that money so it can spirit its Miami headquarters across the country&rsquo;s northern border and escape its American tax burden. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:32:50 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-26/the-burger-king-tim-hortons-deal-isnt-about-taxes#r=nav-fs Argentina Set for Second National Strike as Economic Woes Deepen http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-27/argentina-set-for-second-strike-as-default-deepens-economic-woes.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />Argentina is bracing for a day of road blocks and disruption as labor unions stage a second national strike in less than five months while July&rsquo;s bond default threatens to fuel inflation and undermine growth. <i>Bloomberg)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:31:38 AM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-27/argentina-set-for-second-strike-as-default-deepens-economic-woes.html Put the Company&rsquo;s Interests Ahead of Your Unit&rsquo;s http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/put-the-companys-interests-ahead-of-your-units/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />Imagine that you&rsquo;re running retail banking for a large, diversified financial services firm. You are focused on and rewarded for building the retail business. You&rsquo;re a tremendous success. The CEO makes you part of the senior executive team. You&rsquo;re still heading up retail, of course, and you have a few team members who are vital to making your numbers. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:28:22 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/put-the-companys-interests-ahead-of-your-units/ Why Saving Work for Tomorrow Doesn&rsquo;t Work http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/why-saving-work-for-tomorrow-doesnt-work/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Do you frequently tell yourself that you&rsquo;ll do better "next time" and then don&rsquo;t change when the time comes? Do you often decide to do something "later" only to find that it never gets done? If you answered "yes" to either one of these questions, you&rsquo;re probably ignoring the fact that your behavior today is a strong indicator of your behavior tomorrow. You&rsquo;re not alone. In <i>The Willpower Instinct</i>, Kelly McGonigal shares how, in a research study, participants were much less likely to exert willpower in making healthy choices when they thought they would have another opportunity the following week. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:27:32 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/why-saving-work-for-tomorrow-doesnt-work/ Why Women Don&rsquo;t Apply for Jobs Unless They&rsquo;re 100% Qualified http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/why-women-dont-apply-for-jobs-unless-theyre-100-qualified/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />You&rsquo;ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them. The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in Lean In, The Confidence Code and dozens of articles. It&rsquo;s usually invoked as evidence that women need more confidence. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:26:10 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/why-women-dont-apply-for-jobs-unless-theyre-100-qualified/ Bonuses Are the New Raises http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/08/27/bonuses-are-the-new-raises/?mod=WSJ_Careers_At_Work <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Payrolls are rising, but there are strings attached. A new survey from human-resources services firm Aon Hewitt found that companies are spending a record share of their payroll on performance-based bonuses, signaling a shift away from longer-term salary increases. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:24:54 AM http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/08/27/bonuses-are-the-new-raises/?mod=WSJ_Careers_At_Work Everyone's an Amateur When It Comes to Negotiation http://online.wsj.com/articles/negotiation-tips-for-executives-1408718237 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />When Noah Hanft was general counsel and chief franchise officer of MasterCard Inc., he observed management colleagues deftly arrange deals for the big credit-card company. Yet when it came to their own careers, some executives' negotiation skills seemed to vanish. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:22:55 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/negotiation-tips-for-executives-1408718237 Are Your Assets Ready for College? http://online.wsj.com/articles/are-your-family-assets-ready-for-college-1408838588?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_yourmoney <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />If you're the parent of a high-school sophomore or junior this fall, odds are that the great specter of college &ndash; and how you will pay for it &ndash; looms large. So start thinking like a college financial-aid officer. Understanding how a given college evaluates a family's finances could help guide your financial decision-making &ndash; about such things as how much to contribute to retirement accounts, whether to take out an auto loan or whether to pay off the mortgage &ndash; in the years leading up to Junior's departure. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:19:35 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/are-your-family-assets-ready-for-college-1408838588?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_yourmoney High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/26/343403757/high-prices-arent-scaring-consumers-away-from-the-meat-counter <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />You may have noticed when grilling steaks or hot dogs this summer that they cost more than they did last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pork and beef prices more than 11 percent since last summer. Supply and demand determine price, and the pork supply comes from places like Riley Lewis' hog farm near Forest City, Iowa. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:16:43 AM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/08/26/343403757/high-prices-arent-scaring-consumers-away-from-the-meat-counter A Business School Zeroes in on African Recruits http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-22/oxford-sa-d-tries-to-recruit-more-african-students#r=nav-r-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />With one of the world&rsquo;s fastest rates of economic growth, Africa will likely produce a big chunk of the next generation&rsquo;s executives. Peter Tufano, dean of University of Oxford&rsquo;s Sa&iuml;d Business School, wants them to carry the Sa&iuml;d pedigree. To make that happen, he aims to boost the proportion of African students in his school&rsquo;s MBA program to 10 percent within the next few years. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:13:59 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-22/oxford-sa-d-tries-to-recruit-more-african-students#r=nav-r-story Why Companies Don't Train Workers Anymore http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-22/is-on-the-job-training-still-worth-it-for-companies#r=nav-r-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Last week, my colleague, Matthew Philips, raised an interesting question about the skill gap, pointing to new research that claims the problem is not that workers are unqualified, but that companies&rsquo; expectations have changed: They are no longer investing resources in training their staff. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:13:03 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-22/is-on-the-job-training-still-worth-it-for-companies#r=nav-r-story 8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236687 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone&rsquo;s definition of "success" is different. Here's mine: "Success is making those that believed in you look brilliant." <i>(Entrepreneur)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:07:25 AM http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236687 Young Americans Hate Cash http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-27/plastic-beats-cash-among-young-adults#r=most%20popular <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />American adults under age 30 hate cash so much that 51 percent of them will use plastic, even for purchases amounting to less than $5. That&rsquo;s according to a survey released on Wednesday by CreditCards.com. The older you are, the likelier you are to whip out cash, rather than a debit card or credit card, the study found. Seventy-seven percent of Americans 50 or older prefer cash for purchases of under $5. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/28/2014 1:01:55 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-27/plastic-beats-cash-among-young-adults#r=most%20popular Fantasy Football, Stock-Market Edition http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/magazine/fantasy-football-stock-market-edition.html?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Last football season, Evan Berlin was a champion. He beat his friends in a fantasy league and won $625 on a $100 buy-in. This season, Berlin, a technology executive in Denver, hopes to profit from another sort of sports play: owning shares of stock in Vernon Davis, the 30-year-old tight end for the San Francisco 49ers. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/28/2014 12:56:52 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/magazine/fantasy-football-stock-market-edition.html?ref=business Plugged-In Over Preppy: Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/business/less-prep-more-plugs-teenagers-favor-tech-over-clothes.html?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />For some teenagers, wearing last season&rsquo;s jeans will always be unthinkable. But a growing number consider texting on a dated smartphone even worse. For teenage apparel retailers, that screen-obsessed teenager poses a big threat in the still-important back-to-school sales season.<i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/28/2014 12:55:54 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/business/less-prep-more-plugs-teenagers-favor-tech-over-clothes.html?ref=business The Future Could Work, if We Let It http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/technology/personaltech/technology-and-the-human-factor-the-future-could-work-if-we-let-it.html?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />One persistent criticism of the tech industry is that it no longer works on big ideas. For all of Silicon Valley&rsquo;s talk of changing the world, critics say, Google and Facebook mainly hire armies of coders to figure out how to serve you more relevant ads, while Apple and Amazon just want to keep selling you new stuff. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/28/2014 12:54:58 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/28/technology/personaltech/technology-and-the-human-factor-the-future-could-work-if-we-let-it.html?ref=business PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING: Register for the CertifiNOW PMP/CAPM Prep Course http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers... and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years... If you need to pass the PMP&reg; (Project Management Professional) or CAPM&reg;(Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOW&trade; is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOW certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. CertifiNOW is being offered September 14-16 on-site at the NBMBAA 36th Annual Conference and Expo. NBMBAA members receive even deeper discounts on this amazing course, so register today!</p> 8/28/2014 12:33:51 AM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Understand Your Options for Financing MBA Conferences http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/articles/2014/08/21/understand-your-options-for-financing-mba-conferences <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38867>August 29, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />Like many students who are starting school, MBAs will see their leisure time shrink in the next few weeks. New students will be immersed in orientation, and returning second-years may have just a few days to transition from being summer interns to being students.&#8203; But it's not just what's happening on campus that occupies&#8203; student&#8203;s'&#8203; time. Many are preparing to travel around the U.S. for MBA conferences and career expos that are coming up soon. <i>(U.S. News and World Report)</i></p> 8/28/2014 12:33:51 AM http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/articles/2014/08/21/understand-your-options-for-financing-mba-conferences Online MBA Courses 'No Longer Second-Rate' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/11041456/Online-MBA-courses-no-longer-second-rate.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />It used to be that online courses were considered second rate; perhaps because the top ranking institutions stayed aloof from the market for so long. But that&rsquo;s all changed: with some of the world&rsquo;s best business schools now offering online MBA programs (among others) the stigma is gone and, in terms of student experience, online technology&rsquo;s fast pace of development means student experience has improved enormously. <i>(UK Telegraph)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:48:47 AM http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationopinion/11041456/Online-MBA-courses-no-longer-second-rate.html Ways to Save on Back-to-School Shopping http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/08/18/how-to-save-back-to-school-supplies/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Back-to-school shopping season is in full swing with big box retailers offering door buster discounts that rival even Black Friday deals. While cheap notebooks and markers aren't nearly as thrilling as bargain flat screens and tablets, the throngs of parents and students crowding the stores suggest otherwise, as do the numbers. According to data from the National Retail Federation, the average family with children in kindergarten through high school will spend $669.28 on back-to-school shopping this year, up roughly 5 percent from last year. <i>(Daily Finance)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:39:10 AM http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/08/18/how-to-save-back-to-school-supplies/ 8 Facebook Privacy Settings You Need to Check Now http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T057-C011-S001-facebook-privacy-settings-you-need-to-check-now.html?si=1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />Don&rsquo;t fool yourself: There is no such thing as privacy on the Internet. That&rsquo;s the first thing digital journalism professor Robert Hernandez tells me during a discussion of online privacy. "How you carry yourself in real life is how you carry yourself on the Internet," adds Hernandez, of USC&rsquo;S Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. "For better or worse, that&rsquo;s the best ground rule to start with." <i>(Kiplinger)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:36:54 AM http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T057-C011-S001-facebook-privacy-settings-you-need-to-check-now.html?si=1 How to Work for a Manager You Never See http://www.fastcompany.com/3034529/hit-the-ground-running/how-to-work-for-a-manager-you-never-see <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />The workplace today is much different from the workplace of 30, 20, and even 10 years ago. Open office designs, in-house baristas, and for many organizations bosses managing from across the country are now the norm. Between video conferencing, email, and instant messaging, physical proximity to the office is no longer a requirement. Companies are hiring based on talent and fit, not if someone can be in their chair 24/7. This change has led to entire teams being spread across time zones, states, and even countries. While it can be tricky to report to a remote manager, I&rsquo;m here to tell you it&rsquo;s possible. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:32:34 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034529/hit-the-ground-running/how-to-work-for-a-manager-you-never-see 4 Reasons Good Leaders Are Hard To Find http://www.fastcompany.com/3034550/the-future-of-work/4-reasons-good-leaders-are-hard-to-find <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />Some people just have better judgment than others. And, when it comes to leadership, judgment is key not only for advancing people&rsquo;s career to the top, but also for ensuring the welfare of teams. Indeed, if we think of leadership as the capacity to inspire unselfish group behavior in the quest of a collective goal, then a leader&rsquo;s judgment is the critical force driving the decisions, behaviors, and performance of a team. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:26:39 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034550/the-future-of-work/4-reasons-good-leaders-are-hard-to-find 3 Things to Do Before Your Internship Ends http://poetsandquants.com/2014/08/20/3-things-to-do-before-your-internship-ends/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />Summer internships offer an incredibly important opportunity to build relationships, skills, and experience en route to a rewarding full-time position. Before your internship ends, consider seizing these three opportunities to get the most leverage from your experience. <i>(Poets & Quants)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:24:42 AM http://poetsandquants.com/2014/08/20/3-things-to-do-before-your-internship-ends/ NBMBAA Annual Conference is Less Than a Month Away: Understand Your Options for Financing MBA Conferences http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/articles/2014/08/21/understand-your-options-for-financing-mba-conferences <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />Like many students who are starting school, MBAs will see their leisure time shrink in the next few weeks. New students will be immersed in orientation, and returning second-years may have just a few days to transition from being summer interns to being students.&#8203; But it's not just what's happening on campus that occupies&#8203; student&#8203;s'&#8203; time. Many are preparing to travel around the U.S. for MBA conferences and career expos that are coming up soon. <i>U.S. News and World Report)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:23:25 AM http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/articles/2014/08/21/understand-your-options-for-financing-mba-conferences 6 Tech Leaders on What it Takes to Get Hired at Their Companies http://www.fastcompany.com/3034552/hit-the-ground-running/5-tech-leaders-on-what-it-takes-to-get-hired-at-their-companies <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />What it takes to get hired at these top tech companies: A mixture of hard problem-solving skills and the right rapport with company culture. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:12:23 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034552/hit-the-ground-running/5-tech-leaders-on-what-it-takes-to-get-hired-at-their-companies 5 Myths About Innovation That Are Limiting Your Success http://www.fastcompany.com/3034562/hit-the-ground-running/5-myths-about-innovation-that-are-limiting-your-success <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />In today&rsquo;s ever-dynamic business landscape, the most successful individuals within a given industry are often the most innovative. But despite this growing trend, many entrepreneurs continue to fall victim to common innovation misconceptions, which, over time, have become accepted as truth. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:11:38 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034562/hit-the-ground-running/5-myths-about-innovation-that-are-limiting-your-success Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/where-the-five-day-workweek-came-from/378870/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br /> The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun. Months, supposedly, mark the time between full moons. The seven-day week, however, is completely man-made. If it&rsquo;s man-made, can&rsquo;t man unmake it? For all the talk of how freeing it&rsquo;d be to shave a day or two off the five-day workweek, little attention has been paid to where the weekly calendar came from. Understanding the sometimes arbitrary origins of the modern workweek might inform the movement to shorten it. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 8/21/2014 11:02:42 AM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/where-the-five-day-workweek-came-from/378870/ PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING: Register for the CertifiNOW PMP/CAPM Prep Course http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers... and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years... If you need to pass the PMP&reg; (Project Management Professional) or CAPM&reg;(Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOW&trade; is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOW certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. CertifiNOW is being offered September 14-16 on-site at the NBMBAA 36th Annual Conference and Expo. NBMBAA members receive even deeper discounts on this amazing course, so register today!</p> 8/21/2014 10:54:13 AM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx The Joys and Sorrows of Late-Night Email http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/email-is-killing-us/378666/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />For a certain class of workers, late evening isn't time off work. It's time on email, time to show your addressees the true meaning of workaholic, and time to return to a job from which you can never truly sign out. <I>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 8/21/2014 10:12:55 AM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/email-is-killing-us/378666/ Digital Wallets and Vein Scanners: How We'll Pay for Things in the Future http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/21/tech/how-well-pay-for-things-in-the-future/index.html?hpt=ibu_c1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />How did you pay for your coffee this morning? If you're in San Francisco, perhaps you waved your smartphone over a payment terminal; if in London, maybe you momentarily tapped your funky-looking wristband on it; if in Nairobi, you probably just sent a text message. And if you're in Lund in Sweden, maybe you simply swiped your palm. <i>(CNN)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:51:22 AM http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/21/tech/how-well-pay-for-things-in-the-future/index.html?hpt=ibu_c1 Millennial Bankers Get Raises as Firms Fight Defections http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/millennial-bankers-get-raises-as-firms-fight-defections.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />A new generation of Wall Street bankers is about to get a raise, as firms open wallets to head off defections to investment funds and Silicon Valley. Bank of America Corp. plans to boost salaries by at least 20 percent next year for junior staff in trading and investment banking globally, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increases salaries for junior U.S. workers by about that much. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:47:28 AM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20/millennial-bankers-get-raises-as-firms-fight-defections.html Fixing a Work Relationship Gone Sour http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/fixing-a-work-relationship-gone-sour/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Sometimes you get stuck in a rut with someone at work &ndash; a boss, a coworker, a direct report. Perhaps there&rsquo;s bad blood between you or you simply haven&rsquo;t been getting along. What can you do to turn the relationship around? Is it possible to start anew? <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:45:45 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/fixing-a-work-relationship-gone-sour/ What People Are Really Doing When They&rsquo;re on a Conference Call http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/what-people-are-really-doing-when-theyre-on-a-conference-call/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />If you&rsquo;re reading this while on a conference call &ndash; perhaps even in the loo &ndash; you&rsquo;re not alone. It turns out many U.S. employees would rather do just about anything rather than listen intently to their coworkers from a remote location. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:44:23 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/what-people-are-really-doing-when-theyre-on-a-conference-call/ The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-most-productive-people-know-who-to-ignore/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we&rsquo;ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time &ndash; clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns and resolve disputes, an inbox overflowing with messages from these same (and still other!) people, and an endless to-do list. Compounding this challenge, of course, is the importance of making time for loved ones and friends, exercise, and other personal needs. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:42:42 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-most-productive-people-know-who-to-ignore/ 7 Steps to More Effective Delegation Starting Today http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-steps-to-more-effective-delegation-starting-today.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />There's more to delegating effectively than just asking someone to do something. If you want to delegate effectively, you've got to include mutual consultation and agreement between yourself and the members of your team. Solicit team members' reactions and ideas, thereby bringing trust, support, and open communication to the process. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:21:06 AM http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-steps-to-more-effective-delegation-starting-today.html How Do You Know When it's Time to Quit Your Job? http://fortune.com/2014/08/21/how-do-you-know-when-its-time-to-quit-your-job/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />A number of red flags should cause you to reconsider your position at your current company, including: Being compensated unfairly. Being mistreated, undervalued, or disrespected. Disagreeing with the fundamental strategy or practices of the company and not being in a position to change them. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:18:16 AM http://fortune.com/2014/08/21/how-do-you-know-when-its-time-to-quit-your-job/ FICO Recalibrates Its Credit Scores http://online.wsj.com/articles/fico-recalibrates-its-credit-scores-1407443549?mod=WSJ_article_EditorsPicks <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />A change in how the most widely used credit score in the U.S. is tallied will likely make it easier for tens of millions of Americans to get loans. Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO) said Thursday that it will stop including in its FICO credit-score calculations any record of a consumer failing to pay a bill if the bill has been paid or settled with a collection agency. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/21/2014 9:04:21 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/fico-recalibrates-its-credit-scores-1407443549?mod=WSJ_article_EditorsPicks Kickstarter Closes the 'Funding Gap' for Women http://online.wsj.com/articles/kickstarter-closes-the-funding-gap-for-women-1407949759 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Women account for less than 8% of chief executives at venture-backed firms, occupy just 17% of board seats at Fortune 500 companies and own a mere 30% of all companies. But early data suggest that they are outperforming men in another arena: raising money online via crowdfunding. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:53:42 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/kickstarter-closes-the-funding-gap-for-women-1407949759 Sneaking Away to Email? Why CEOs Loathe Vacation http://online.wsj.com/articles/sneaking-away-to-email-why-ceos-loathe-vacation-1408489725 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />What did the chief executive do during summer vacation? Worked, most likely. Many top bosses say they can't afford to unplug even for a little while. Some are too invested in the job to let lieutenants run the business while they are gone, leadership consultants say. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:52:46 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/sneaking-away-to-email-why-ceos-loathe-vacation-1408489725 In Europe, Job Protections for Older Generation Are Barriers for Younger Workers http://online.wsj.com/articles/in-europe-job-protections-for-older-generation-are-barriers-for-younger-workers-1407541533 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />By the time the parents of Serena Violano were in their early 30s, they had solid jobs, their own home and two small daughters. Today, Serena, a 31-year-old law graduate, is still sharing her teenage bedroom with her older sister in their family home in the small town of Mercogliano, near Naples. Ms. Violano spends her days studying for the exam to qualify as a notary in the hopes of scoring a stable job. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:51:50 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/in-europe-job-protections-for-older-generation-are-barriers-for-younger-workers-1407541533 Ebola Threatens to Hobble Three Countries, $13 Billion in GDP http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/ebola-outbreak-west-african-economies-face-devastation <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />Sandi Sesay was promised three months&rsquo; pay by his boss to stop coming to work. In fact, most of Sesay&rsquo;s colleagues at the Marampa iron-ore mine in Sierra Leone were offered much the same deal. The reason: to prevent the spread of Ebola. Two weeks later, Sesay, 29, a driver, says he has yet to see any of the money from his employer, Dawnus Construction, a contractor at the mine. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:47:54 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/ebola-outbreak-west-african-economies-face-devastation It's Not a Skills Gap: U.S. Workers Are Overqualified, Undertrained http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-19/its-not-a-skills-gap-u-dot-s-dot-workers-are-overqualified-undertrained#r=most%20popular <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />In the debate over why the U.S. has been so slow to emerge from the Great Recession, many have laid the blame on what&rsquo;s become known as the skills gap: Despite an abundance of workers, too many simply aren&rsquo;t qualified to fill the jobs available. Even now that hiring is running at its fastest clip since the late 1990s, business and industry groups such as the Chamber of Commerce continue to emphasize the damage the skills gap is doing to the economy. So do a lot of consulting firms. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:46:46 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-19/its-not-a-skills-gap-u-dot-s-dot-workers-are-overqualified-undertrained#r=most%20popular Injustice in Ferguson, Long Before Michael Brown http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/ferguson-economic-political-conditions-fuel-protest-fury <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />Early this year, before the summer weather in Ferguson, Mo., turned to a fog of tear gas and a hail of rubber bullets, before the downscale suburb began to share national airtime with Sierra Leone and Iraq, a legal aid firm called ArchCity Defenders prepared a white paper that accused several municipalities in St. Louis County of stopping black drivers disproportionately for traffic violations, fining them in court sessions that were closed to the public, and jailing them when they were unable to pay. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:38:37 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-21/ferguson-economic-political-conditions-fuel-protest-fury Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers http://www.npr.org/2014/08/20/341826176/malls-find-new-ways-to-draw-shoppers <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:36:16 AM http://www.npr.org/2014/08/20/341826176/malls-find-new-ways-to-draw-shoppers Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions http://www.npr.org/2014/08/20/341826070/mental-health-treatment-system-saves-san-antonio-millions <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 8/21/2014 8:35:06 AM http://www.npr.org/2014/08/20/341826070/mental-health-treatment-system-saves-san-antonio-millions America&rsquo;s Racial Divide, Charted http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/upshot/americas-racial-divide-charted.html?abt=0002&abg=0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />America&rsquo;s racial divide is older than the republic itself, a central fault line that has shaped the nation&rsquo;s history. This month it has manifested itself in sometimes violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., after a police killing of an unarmed young black man. The resonance of that event is related to deeper racial fissures between blacks and whites; that divide is the reason that the events in Ferguson amount to something bigger than a local crime story. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/20/2014 2:03:06 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/upshot/americas-racial-divide-charted.html?abt=0002&amp;abg=0 Banks, Retailers Speed Up Drive to Add Chips to Credit, Debit Cards http://online.wsj.com/articles/banks-retailers-speed-up-drive-to-add-chips-to-credit-debit-cards-1408377051?tesla=y&mod=djemTECH_h&mg=reno64-wsj <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38866>August 21, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />The push for the new cards is taking on greater urgency following a number of high-profile data breaches in recent months that have exposed millions of consumers to potential fraud. Just last week, grocery chain Supervalu Inc. disclosed that it was investigating a breach that could affect shoppers at roughly 1,000 supermarkets. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/18/2014 2:21:46 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/banks-retailers-speed-up-drive-to-add-chips-to-credit-debit-cards-1408377051?tesla=y&amp;mod=djemTECH_h&amp;mg=reno64-wsj This Is the Biggest Threat Facing Google Right Now http://time.com/money/3093863/google-android-biggst-threat-aosp/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />When Amazon&rsquo;s Kindle Fire phone debuted last month, the engineers at Google&rsquo;s Mountain View headquarters probably weren&rsquo;t clamoring to get their hands on one. Exactly zero of the search giant&rsquo;s mobile apps are available on the Fire. No Gmail, no Maps, no Play store, no Docs. Even the default search engine is set to Microsoft&rsquo;s Bing. Amazon might be the first company since Microsoft to announce a major phone completely devoid of anything Google. <i>(Money)</i></p> 8/14/2014 8:36:23 AM http://time.com/money/3093863/google-android-biggst-threat-aosp/ Eurozone Recovery Stalls, With Weakness in Germany and France http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/business/weakness-in-germany-and-france-highlights-fragility-of-europes-recovery.html?_r=0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Economic growth in the eurozone sputtered to a halt in the second quarter, official data showed on Thursday, as Germany contracted and France stagnated again. The gross domestic product of the 18 nations that share the euro did not expand at all from the first quarter of this year, when it grew 0.2 percent, according to Eurostat, the European Union&rsquo;s statistics agency in Luxembourg. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/14/2014 8:33:00 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/15/business/weakness-in-germany-and-france-highlights-fragility-of-europes-recovery.html?_r=0 5 Things You're Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren't http://www.fastcompany.com/3034138/the-future-of-work/5-things-youre-doing-that-seem-productive-but-arent <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />In our always on, always busy work culture, it always seems there&rsquo;s never enough time to get everything done. That's why at some point, most of us will find shortcuts to maximize our efficiency to get ahead. After all, if we all need to get to the same destination, you don&rsquo;t want to be the one taking the long road. Unfortunately, sometimes we&rsquo;ll adopt systems and strategies that don&rsquo;t actually propel us forward the way we think they do. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/14/2014 8:30:18 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034138/the-future-of-work/5-things-youre-doing-that-seem-productive-but-arent What Happened When I Woke Up Two Hours Earlier For A Week http://www.fastcompany.com/3034136/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/my-week-getting-up-insanely-early-and-whether-id-keep-up-t <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />Last week I challenged readers, and myself, to wake up what they considered to be "insanely early"--a time earlier than when they would normally wake up, whether it be 6:30 a.m. or 4:30 a.m. The idea is that having a time in the day where there is no pressure and no expectations from other people would result in better focus and more creative thinking. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/14/2014 12:20:58 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034136/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/my-week-getting-up-insanely-early-and-whether-id-keep-up-t How To Disconnect From Work Without Everyone Freaking Out http://www.fastcompany.com/3034262/hit-the-ground-running/how-to-disconnect-from-work-without-everyone-freaking-out <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />Picture this. You&rsquo;re on a beach in the middle of the Caribbean with no Internet access, no phone reception, and no text messages. You return from your vacation well rested, and want to continue some of these healthy habits "&ndash; like not sleeping with your smartphone on your pillow. But how does that work when you&rsquo;ve been tethered to your phone, and your coworkers and boss expect you to answer 24/7 because that&rsquo;s what you&rsquo;ve always done? <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/14/2014 12:16:07 AM http://www.fastcompany.com/3034262/hit-the-ground-running/how-to-disconnect-from-work-without-everyone-freaking-out The Biggest Success of the Past 25 Years http://www.marketwatch.com/story/youll-never-guess-the-biggest-success-of-past-25-years-2014-08-13?dist=tcountdown <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />What is the most remarkable economic success story of the last quarter century? Most people would probably say China. A few might vote for India, or Brazil, or Turkey or Dubai. In fact, however, it is probably a country that few people would immediately think of &ndash; Poland. <i>(MarketWatch)</i></p> 8/14/2014 12:13:25 AM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/youll-never-guess-the-biggest-success-of-past-25-years-2014-08-13?dist=tcountdown New Techniques Show the Damage Done by Subsidies at the Heart of Global Trade http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21611109-new-techniques-show-damage-done-subsidies-heart-global <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />There is no better symbol of the benefits of globalization than the container ship. More than 9 billion tonnes of goods and materials were transported by sea in 2012, with trade helping to lift global growth rates. An ever-expanding web of links connects rich and poor; developing countries now account for around 60% of seaborne trade. <i>(The Economist)</i></p> 8/14/2014 12:00:28 AM http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21611109-new-techniques-show-damage-done-subsidies-heart-global The 'New Normal' in How You Get Paid http://fortune.com/2014/08/12/pay-raises-bonuses/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />First, here&rsquo;s the good news: U.S. companies&rsquo; salary budgets are growing, up an average of about 3% for 2014, so everyone has a shot at a slightly better raise this year and next than they did in 2013. That&rsquo;s nice, of course, but not everyone will have cause to celebrate. Instead of being doled out more or less evenly across the board, as they used to be, salary hikes at most companies will be all over the map. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:53:54 PM http://fortune.com/2014/08/12/pay-raises-bonuses/ 8 Money Mistakes to Avoid on Your Way to Being Wealthy http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236298 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />There is a difference between being rich and having wealth. Wealth is the abundance of something in such surplus that no conditions can destroy it. Making a lot of money is one thing, getting rich another. Creating wealth, well, that&rsquo;s what very few people ever learn. You have heard the expression "get rich quick," but you will never hear "get wealthy quick." <i>(Entrepreneur)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:46:55 PM http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236298 Since You Can't Manipulate Time, Try These 13 Time-Saving Tips http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236330 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />As an entrepreneur you have no limits or restrictions. There is nothing that you can&rsquo;t achieve. Well, except for freezing time. Time is the most valuable commodity to an entrepreneur. Most of us would do anything to have another hour in the day. But until someone creates an app to manipulate time, we are forced to manage our time extremely efficiently. Here are 13 tips to help make your days more productive. <i>(Entrepreneur)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:45:54 PM http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236330 In a Bitter Fight for Customers, Uber and Lyft Begin to Self-Destruct http://fortune.com/2014/08/13/uber-and-lyft-self-destruct-first-sabotage-and-smear-campaigns-now-ratings-bribery/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Smear campaigns, sabotage, and dishonorable drivers aren&rsquo;t helping the transportation startups win over customers. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:41:17 PM http://fortune.com/2014/08/13/uber-and-lyft-self-destruct-first-sabotage-and-smear-campaigns-now-ratings-bribery/ 5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Inner Procrastinator http://www.inc.com/larry-kim/5-ways-incredibly-productive-people-master-their-inner-procrastinator.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." This is a great lesson to remember when we're at war with ourselves; when we know what we should be doing but can't seem to help putting it off. Maybe we put if off for an hour. Maybe for a day. It could even be weeks. But we're not getting it done. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:39:33 PM http://www.inc.com/larry-kim/5-ways-incredibly-productive-people-master-their-inner-procrastinator.html How Great Leaders Use the Power of Language http://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/great-leaders-lead-with-own-language.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />All successful organizations have their own language &ndash; whether it be a shared vocabulary or shared beliefs &ndash; that helps motivate people and create a sense of community. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:37:39 PM http://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/great-leaders-lead-with-own-language.html Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/12/339638726/many-women-leave-engineering-blame-the-work-culture <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field. Conventional wisdom says that women in engineering face obstacles such as the glass ceiling, a lack of self-confidence and a lack of mentors. But psychologists who delved deeper into the issue with a new study found that the biggest pushbacks female engineers receive come from the environments they work in. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:34:12 PM http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/08/12/339638726/many-women-leave-engineering-blame-the-work-culture PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING: Register for the CertifiNOW PMP/CAPM Prep Course http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers... and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years... If you need to pass the PMP&reg; (Project Management Professional) or CAPM&reg;(Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOW&trade; is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOW certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. CertifiNOW is being offered September 14-16 on-site at the NBMBAA 36th Annual Conference and Expo. NBMBAA members receive even deeper discounts on this amazing course, so register today!</p> 8/13/2014 11:32:01 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Start Up or Build Up: Get the Knowledge You Need at the NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute, September 17 http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />Entrepreneurial Institute (EI), is a "must attend" day long series of business development workshops and breakthrough training sessions. The EI attracts new entrepreneurs, current business owners and small business professionals seeking the knowledge and tools of success. EI provides professional development via workshops, panels, discussions, networking opportunities and insights from local and national entrepreneurs who have achieved success in their businesses. </p> 8/13/2014 11:32:01 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Why Business Schools Are Still Missing the Mark on Entrepreneurship http://poetsandquants.com/2014/08/08/b-schools-miss-the-mark-on-entrepreneurship-again/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Steve Blank explains why business schools have missed the mark yet again and what students can do about it. He reveals the red flags you should watch out for in your B-school consideration set and the three classes every MBA should take. <i>(Poets & Quants)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:31:21 PM http://poetsandquants.com/2014/08/08/b-schools-miss-the-mark-on-entrepreneurship-again/ A Refreshingly Candid Conversation About The Current MBA Applicant Market http://poetsandquants.com/2014/07/31/a-refreshingly-candid-conversation-about-the-current-mba-applicant-market/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />With just 40 days to go before the first round deadline for MBA applications at the Harvard Business School, the month of August is going to be a pressure-filled month for thousands of hopeful applicants. And after Harvard&rsquo;s Sept. 9th date for early bird applicants, the deadlines quickly fall onto the calendar for one school after another. So what are smart and ambitious applicants doing right now? <i>(Poets & Quants)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:29:39 PM http://poetsandquants.com/2014/07/31/a-refreshingly-candid-conversation-about-the-current-mba-applicant-market/ Even the Upper Middle Class Struggles to Save Money http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-12/only-45-percent-of-upper-middle-class-households-are-saving-money <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Last week the Federal Reserve released a disturbing report (PDF) on the financial state of U.S. households. The report&rsquo;s main findings, that Americans don&rsquo;t save very much, weren&rsquo;t that surprising. For the last few decades middle- and lower-middle-class families have been pinched by stagnant incomes and higher spending. But even the many members of the upper middle class are hardly saving. Low or no savings leaves them, and everyone else, in a risky position. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:22:12 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-12/only-45-percent-of-upper-middle-class-households-are-saving-money Ignore This Savings Plan at Your Peril http://time.com/money/3108776/401k-plan-enrollment-failure/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Workers often think signing up for their 401(k) is all they need to do. But millions fail to enroll right away or raise their contributions, and they'll pay a heavy price. <i>(Time)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:20:04 PM http://time.com/money/3108776/401k-plan-enrollment-failure/ Bypassing the Bankers http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/09/bypassing-the-bankers/375068/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />One of the more hopeful consequences of the 2008 financial crisis has been the growth of a group of small companies dedicated to upending the status quo on Wall Street. Bearing cute, Silicon Valley-esque names such as Kabbage, Zopa, Kiva, and Prosper, these precocious upstarts are tiny by banking standards, and pose no near-term threat to behemoths like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, or Citigroup &ndash; banks that between them control much of the world&rsquo;s capital flow. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:18:07 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/09/bypassing-the-bankers/375068/ Why All of the U.S. Treasurers Since 1949 Have Been Women http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/why-all-of-the-us-treasurers-since-1949-have-been-women/376004/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />For the last six decades, presidents have treated the treasurer position as a low-risk, high-visibility job that promotes the appearance of diversity while rewarding a loyal supporter. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:15:53 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/why-all-of-the-us-treasurers-since-1949-have-been-women/376004/ Bought a New Vacation Home? I&rsquo;m So Sorry http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-13/bought-a-new-vacation-home-i-m-so-sorry-.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Summer is a time to relax, kick back and make dumb financial decisions. That's how financial advisers see it, when their clients get a hankering for a summer house after returning from an idyllic trip. Sales of vacation homes in the U.S. rose 30 percent last year to 717,000, the National Association of Realtors estimates, based on a survey. But owning a second home is often far more expensive and stressful than buyers, or dreamers, imagine. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:13:12 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-13/bought-a-new-vacation-home-i-m-so-sorry-.html How to Get Ideological Opponents to Work with You http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/how-to-get-ideological-opponents-to-work-with-you/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />How do you encourage someone whose deeply held beliefs are at odds with yours to support and collaborate with you &ndash; or, at least, not obstruct you? Obviously, directly challenging their convictions will backfire. My research suggests some effective strategies. Negotiations 101 teaches us to find something that is valuable to our opponents yet not costly for us to concede in order to encourage concessions from our opponent. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:11:01 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/how-to-get-ideological-opponents-to-work-with-you/ The Best Leaders "Talk the Walk" http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-best-leaders-talk-the-walk/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />One of the most ubiquitous aphorisms in business is that the best leaders understand the need to "walk the talk" &ndash; that is, their behavior and day-to-day actions have to match the aspirations they have for their colleagues and organization. But the more time I spend with game-changing innovators and high-performing companies, the more I appreciate the need for leaders to "talk the walk" &ndash; that is, to be able to explain, in language that is unique to their field and compelling to their colleagues and customers, why what they do matters and how they expect to win. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:09:23 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/the-best-leaders-talk-the-walk/ The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-skills-leaders-need-at-every-level/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. Its was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that a lower level manager should focus on driving for results while top executives should focus on developing a strategic perspective. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:08:18 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-skills-leaders-need-at-every-level/ More Dads Want Paternity Leave. Getting It Is A Different Matter http://www.npr.org/2014/08/13/333730249/more-dads-want-paternity-leave-getting-it-is-a-different-matter <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />While an to have this kind of time with a new child, Chandran is among a lucky few who actually do. In the U.S., paternity leave is a luxury. It's the only developed nation that doesn't guarantee paid time off, even for new mothers. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:05:49 PM http://www.npr.org/2014/08/13/333730249/more-dads-want-paternity-leave-getting-it-is-a-different-matter I Spent $18,000 on Airfare and Flew 120,000 Miles for My MBA http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-11/my-mba-cost-18-000-on-top-of-tuition-and-120-000-air-miles#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />My story is all about the numbers, though sometimes they don&rsquo;t make sense &mdash; even to me. I&rsquo;ve always considered myself financially savvy, but credited most of my success to hard work, with a little bit of luck mixed in. I&rsquo;m a serial entrepreneur with ten startups to my credit. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/13/2014 11:00:35 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-11/my-mba-cost-18-000-on-top-of-tuition-and-120-000-air-miles#r=nav-f-story Looking Like a Woman Is Bad for Negotiations http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-11/women-and-men-who-look-feminine-do-poorly-in-negotiations#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />The world of face-based negotiation research has not been good to women of late. First, a study showed that having a fat face can be great for men in negotiations, but not for women. Now researchers say that women may be suffering from another physical feature over which they have no control: looking like women. <i>(Businesseweek)</i></p> 8/13/2014 10:59:17 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-11/women-and-men-who-look-feminine-do-poorly-in-negotiations#r=nav-f-story Scheduling Technology Leaves Low-Income Parents With Hours of Chaos http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/us/starbucks-workers-scheduling-hours.html?ref=business&_r=0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Like increasing numbers of low-income mothers and fathers, Ms. Navarro is at the center of a new collision that pits sophisticated workplace technology against some fundamental requirements of parenting, with particularly harsh consequences for poor single mothers. Along with virtually every major retail and restaurant chain, Starbucks relies on software that choreographs workers in precise, intricate ballets, using sales patterns and other data to determine which of its 130,000 baristas are needed in its thousands of locations and exactly when. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/13/2014 10:51:55 PM http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/us/starbucks-workers-scheduling-hours.html?ref=business&amp;_r=0 A New Kind of E-Commerce Adds a Personal Touch http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/technology/personaltech/data-driven-shopping-with-the-personal-touch.html?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38865>August 14, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />Stitch Fix is a women&rsquo;s clothing retailer that sends its customers boxes of clothes that are picked by a combination of personal stylists and big data. It is one of a handful of start-ups making aggressive bets that highly personalized online shopping, in which sites choose items for you based on your preferences and their algorithms, can deliver a better e-commerce experience. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/13/2014 10:49:51 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/14/technology/personaltech/data-driven-shopping-with-the-personal-touch.html?ref=business Time is Running Out: Secure Your Conference Housing Today! http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/events/2014ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />If you're registered for the NBMBAA 36th Annual Conference and Exposition but haven't yet secured housing, now is the time to ensure you have your hotel rooms. Rooms are filling quickly, so don't delay! You must have completed your registration to secure housing. Visit registration page and choose "Already Registered' to go back in and add housing. If you haven't completed your registration, rates increase August 15, so finalize your registration today!</p> 8/7/2014 4:39:22 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/events/2014ConferenceRegistration/Default.aspx PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINING: Register for the CertifiNOW PMP/CAPM Prep Course http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />A recent study indicated that certified employees tend to earn 10-25% more in annual salary than their non-certified peers... and 1.2 million new project management jobs will be created, on a yearly basis, for the next 10 years... If you need to pass the PMP&reg; (Project Management Professional) or CAPM&reg;(Certified Associate in Project Management) certification exam and you want to get the best project management learning experience in just 3 days, then CertifiNOW&trade; is the right choice for you. This project management learning program provides the best learning experience in a condensed amount of time, while also satisfying most, if not all, of your professional certification, education, and training needs. The CertifiNOW certification course reduces exam preparation time from an average of nine to twelve months, down to 3 days of classroom instruction. CertifiNOW is being offered September 14-16 on-site at the NBMBAA 36th Annual Conference and Expo. NBMBAA members receive even deeper discounts on this amazing course, so register today!</p> 8/7/2014 4:33:03 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx 8 Steal-Worthy Secrets of Power Networkers http://www.fastcompany.com/3033921/hit-the-ground-running/8-steal-worthy-secrets-of-power-networkers <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />You&rsquo;ve no doubt heard it a million times: Career advancement is as much about who you know as what you know, and that&rsquo;s exactly why being a powerful networker is so important. But mastering this crucial skill requires more than just schmoozing over cheese platters and exchanging business cards. There&rsquo;s actually an art to it. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/7/2014 3:25:49 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033921/hit-the-ground-running/8-steal-worthy-secrets-of-power-networkers The 5 Annoying Emails Everyone Gets and How to Respond to Them http://www.fastcompany.com/3033914/the-future-of-work/the-5-annoying-emails-everyone-gets-and-how-to-respond-to-them <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />We've all been there: Staring at an email inbox stacked with one irritating message after the next. The damage control can seem too overwhelming to tackle, especially at the end of the day when the only ones remaining are the ones you've worked hardest to avoid. Where to begin responding? And what's with all these tone-deaf emailers? <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/7/2014 2:58:08 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033914/the-future-of-work/the-5-annoying-emails-everyone-gets-and-how-to-respond-to-them How To Lead With Tough Love http://www.fastcompany.com/3033803/agendas/how-to-lead-with-tough-love <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />As a rapidly growing private social network for 38,000 U.S. neighborhoods and counting, Nextdoor is designed to help people feel more connected and at home in their communities. But as a leader and entrepreneur, Nextdoor cofounder and VP of marketing Sarah Leary believes that the best things happen when people leave their comfort zone. <i>Fast Company)</i></p> 8/7/2014 2:56:23 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033803/agendas/how-to-lead-with-tough-love Startup Uses App to Offer Payday Advances Without the Pesky Loan-Sharking http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/07/tech/innovation/startup-offers-payday-advances/index.html?hpt=ibu_c2 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />Payday lenders aren't the most scrupulous of operations. Preying on the desperation of people who don't have enough money to make it to their next payday, these lenders dole out short-term loans with exorbitant interest rates, forcing already cash-strapped customers deeper into debt. And while many have tried to reform the payday lending industry, we're still awaiting the right answer. <i>(CNN)</i></p> 8/7/2014 1:24:47 PM http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/07/tech/innovation/startup-offers-payday-advances/index.html?hpt=ibu_c2 Can Technology Really Change Your Habits? http://www.fastcompany.com/3033986/the-future-of-work/can-technology-really-change-your-habits <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />If you want to lose weight, improve your memory, even stop using technology so much, as the saying goes: there's an app for that. There are hundreds if not thousands of apps designed to help you change behaviors and drop bad habits. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 8/7/2014 1:21:09 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033986/the-future-of-work/can-technology-really-change-your-habits TAKE YOUR DEVELOPMENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL: NBMBAA Leadership Institute, September 17 http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Professional Development</em></strong><br />The Leadership Institute&reg; (LI) offers a full day of executive-level education designed to take your career to the next level and to give you the training you need to succeed in today's dynamic, changing environment. Centered on this year's Conference theme, The Art of Leadership: Inspiration. Innovation. Collaboration, the LI tackles the importance of being a courageous leader and tools for having meaningful conversations when stakes are high, to finding your strengths and the importance of play. Featuring renowned faculty and innovative format, the LI is a unique, creative experience that will challenge, enrich and leave you stronger than before. PLENARY: New this year, Good Morning America anchor <b>Robin Roberts</b> headlines our closing session. Space is limited, so register today! Make sure to select NBMBAA Leadership Institute&reg; when registering. </p> 8/7/2014 9:55:30 AM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Start Up or Build Up: Get the Knowledge You Need at the NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute, September 17 http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />Entrepreneurial Institute (EI), is a "must attend" day long series of business development workshops and breakthrough training sessions. The EI attracts new entrepreneurs, current business owners and small business professionals seeking the knowledge and tools of success. EI provides professional development via workshops, panels, discussions, networking opportunities and insights from local and national entrepreneurs who have achieved success in their businesses. </p> 8/7/2014 9:55:30 AM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Most Employed Job Seekers Want to Change Careers http://fortune.com/2014/08/05/job-search-career-change/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />As the economy keeps generating jobs (even if many aren&rsquo;t full-time or high-paying), people who stayed put during the recession are more confident that they can move on to greener pastures. That&rsquo;s not surprising, but here&rsquo;s what is: 86% of job seekers who are already employed are looking for work outside their current occupations. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:53:10 AM http://fortune.com/2014/08/05/job-search-career-change/ Can You Be a Good CEO and a Good Parent at the Same Time? http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/can-you-be-a-good-ceo-and-a-good-parent-at-the-same-time.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />A CEO resigns to spend more time with his kids. Is he just admitting a truth no one likes to talk about &ndash; being a successful executive and a good parent at once is impossible? <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:46:21 AM http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/can-you-be-a-good-ceo-and-a-good-parent-at-the-same-time.html Why It's Worth Making Time for This Lengthy Morning Ritual http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/why-it-s-worth-making-time-for-this-lengthy-morning-ritual.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />When business owners go looking for productivity boosters, they're generally thinking of small changesthat can help them squeeze more essential business tasks into their days. In other words, tricks and techniques that will speed up their work. But what if the truth was that in order to reach maximum velocity in completing tasks you first had to slow way, way down? <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:45:38 AM http://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/why-it-s-worth-making-time-for-this-lengthy-morning-ritual.html Don&rsquo;t Get Credit Cards from These 5 Stores http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dont-get-credit-cards-from-these-5-stores-2014-08-07?link=MW_popular <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />According to a survey of 61 major retail credit cards released Thursday by CreditCards.com , a credit-card comparison website, retail credit cards are becoming increasingly bad deals for consumers. They have an average APR of 23.23% (compared with an average of just 15.03% for all credit cards), which is up from 21.22% in 2010. <i>(MarketWatch)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:41:17 AM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dont-get-credit-cards-from-these-5-stores-2014-08-07?link=MW_popular Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire? http://www.kiplinger.com/article/real-estate/T040-C000-S002-should-you-pay-off-your-mortgage-before-you-retire.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Paying off your mortgage before you stop working could help provide you with something every retiree seeks: peace of mind. But there may be better uses for your money, at least in the short term. If you have credit card or other high-interest debt, pay it off first. And don&rsquo;t neglect your retirement savings. <i>(Kiplinger's)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:24:03 AM http://www.kiplinger.com/article/real-estate/T040-C000-S002-should-you-pay-off-your-mortgage-before-you-retire.html A Good Way to Wreck a Local Economy: Build Casinos http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/a-good-way-to-wreck-a-local-economy-build-casinos/375691/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Baltimore is a troubled city, as you know from The Wire. Like many troubled cities, Baltimore has turned to casino gambling as its solution. On August 26, a new Caesar&rsquo;s casino will open on the site of an old chemical factory, a little more than 2 miles from the famous Inner Harbor and Camden Yards baseball stadium. Yet there&rsquo;s already reason to expect the casino to disappoint everyone involved: the city looking for tax revenues, the workers hoping for jobs, the investors expecting hefty returns. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:19:08 AM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/a-good-way-to-wreck-a-local-economy-build-casinos/375691/ Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/schedule-a-15-minute-break-before-you-burn-out/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />When you&rsquo;re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down. That&rsquo;s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you&rsquo;re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just want to keep going. You might also worry that if you take a break, you&rsquo;ll lose momentum and find it impossible to regain your stride. But the research tells us otherwise. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:12:16 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/schedule-a-15-minute-break-before-you-burn-out/ Assess Your Cultural Profile http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/assess-your-cultural-profile/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />When people talk about cultures, they often paint with a broad brush: He is so American, so French, or so Japanese. But individuals within a culture vary enormously in their behaviors and attitudes, and many societies have distinct subcultures. Even a small country like Switzerland (which has four national languages) is far from homogenous. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:05:48 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/08/assess-your-cultural-profile/ The CEO of Ozon on Building an e-Commerce Giant in a Cash-Only Economy http://hbr.org/2014/07/the-ceo-of-ozon-on-building-an-e-commerce-giant-in-a-cash-only-economy/ar/1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />The Idea: Russia&rsquo;s economy is cash based, and its delivery networks are shaky. To drive growth in e-commerce, Ozon had to create a proprietary distribution system, a new logistics and customer service model, and a highly engaged team. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:04:48 AM http://hbr.org/2014/07/the-ceo-of-ozon-on-building-an-e-commerce-giant-in-a-cash-only-economy/ar/1 The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think, Research Shows http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-06/the-1-may-be-richer-than-you-think-research-shows.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality. Research conducted separately by European Central Bank economist Philip Vermeulen and London School of Economics&rsquo; Gabriel Zucman show the wealth of the super-affluent &ndash; hidden by tax shelters and nonresponse to questionnaires &ndash; is undercounted. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 8/7/2014 9:01:52 AM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-06/the-1-may-be-richer-than-you-think-research-shows.html Tackling Stereotypes Before Your Job Interview http://online.wsj.com/articles/tackling-stereotypes-before-your-job-interview-1407024409 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Hiring companies aren't supposed to delve into the personal lives of job candidates. But they could have preformed impressions, because personal details (age, race, sexual orientation and political affiliation) that would be inappropriate to raise in an interview are easy to find online. That's why workplace experts advise job hunters to be proactive about countering stereotypes companies may develop before an interview. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:36:24 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/tackling-stereotypes-before-your-job-interview-1407024409 Where Did All the Entry-Level Jobs Go? http://online.wsj.com/articles/want-an-entry-level-job-youll-need-lots-of-experience-1407267498 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Entry-level work isn't what it used to be. Companies bruised by the recession have stayed lean by automating and outsourcing core functions while slashing training budgets and payrolls. But in an effort to cut costs, some companies also have cut entry-level jobs that serve as a crucial first step on the path to a professional career. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:35:10 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/want-an-entry-level-job-youll-need-lots-of-experience-1407267498 Why B-Schools Are Expanding in Africa http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-b-schools-are-expanding-in-africa-1407367486 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />They've mastered the U.S., saturated Europe and made headway in Asia. Now, business schools are taking on Africa. Financial pressures and fierce competition in more established markets are pushing schools to view the continent as something more than a destination for student volunteer trips. But the recent Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria highlights the unique challenges schools face in expanding their footprints in the region. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:33:37 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-b-schools-are-expanding-in-africa-1407367486 Small Firms Hit by Big Changes in Health Coverage http://online.wsj.com/articles/kicked-off-group-health-plans-some-owners-face-a-tough-choice-1407367372 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Businesses with fewer than 50 workers are exempt from the most stringent requirements for larger employers under the federal health-care law. But that doesn't mean they're off the hook entirely. Smaller employers aren't required under the Affordable Care Act to offer coverage for their full-time workers &ndash; as larger firms must by 2016 or face penalties, for instance. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:32:21 AM http://online.wsj.com/articles/kicked-off-group-health-plans-some-owners-face-a-tough-choice-1407367372 How Anti-Bribery Laws in Europe Are Bringing U.S. Investors to Africa http://www.npr.org/2014/08/06/338354886/how-anti-bribery-laws-in-europe-are-bringing-u-s-investors-to-africa <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit has brought together scores of African leaders and American businessmen. Billions of dollars of investments have been announced this week. While Africa is becoming attractive to investors, some countries are drawing more attention than others. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:29:45 AM http://www.npr.org/2014/08/06/338354886/how-anti-bribery-laws-in-europe-are-bringing-u-s-investors-to-africa How to Train Yourself to Stop Multitasking http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-06/how-to-train-yourself-to-stop-multitasking#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />At the last World Economic Forum, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer shared that she checks her smartphone more than 150 times a day. It was a proud admission that feeds the myth that multitasking is the new modus operandi for smart, connected leaders. In fact, research has shown we work better when we concentrate on one thing at a time. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:26:14 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-06/how-to-train-yourself-to-stop-multitasking#r=nav-f-story This Is the Unauthorized Letter Passed to Elite MBAs For Decades http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-05/mbas-at-top-business-schools-have-gotten-a-secret-note-for-decades#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />At some point in their first semester, some members of the next class of graduate business school students will get a surprise note with a long pedigree. The letter is the work of an MBA they&rsquo;ve probably never met, who wrote it when he was a student and George Michael had just put out the biggest hit of the year. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:22:31 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-05/mbas-at-top-business-schools-have-gotten-a-secret-note-for-decades#r=nav-f-story A Highly Specific Guide to Getting Every Type of Corporate Job http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-05/how-to-get-a-job-as-a-supply-chain-manager#r=most%20popular <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Job interview preparation has changed. Mastering a confident smile and memorizing a few pat responses might once have been all a qualified candidate needed to score a competitive corporate position. Increasingly, however, companies recruit through intensive, job-specific tests that are nearly impossible to wing. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 8/7/2014 8:18:46 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-05/how-to-get-a-job-as-a-supply-chain-manager#r=most%20popular Russia Hits West with Food Import Ban http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28687172 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />Russia is imposing a "full embargo" on food imports from the EU, US and some other Western countries, in response to sanctions over Ukraine. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said it would include fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports. Australia, Canada and Norway are also affected. <i>(BBC News)</i></p> 8/7/2014 7:59:08 AM http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28687172 Small Business Lending Hasn&rsquo;t Recovered &ndash; and That&rsquo;s a Big Problem http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/sbas-former-chief-small-business-lending-hasnt-recovered--and-thats-a-big-problem/2014/08/05/5f960734-1ccc-11e4-ab7b-696c295ddfd1_story.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Securing a bank loan isn&rsquo;t as difficult for small businesses today as it was during the recession. However, it&rsquo;s still not as easy it was prior to the collapse &ndash; and that appears to be holding back the broader economic recovery. <i>(The Washington Post)</i></p> 8/7/2014 7:55:10 AM http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/sbas-former-chief-small-business-lending-hasnt-recovered--and-thats-a-big-problem/2014/08/05/5f960734-1ccc-11e4-ab7b-696c295ddfd1_story.html Does Hosting the Olympics Actually Pay Off? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/magazine/does-hosting-the-olympics-actually-pay-off.html?ref=business&_r=0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />Brazil may have never wanted for places to play soccer, but that didn&rsquo;t stop the country from spending billions of dollars on stadiums for last month&rsquo;s World Cup. The Arena Amazonia, a $300 million edifice designed to look like a woven basket, was built in a rain-forest city where the professional team regularly draws fewer than 2,000 fans per game. And Brazil is only getting started. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/7/2014 7:50:19 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/magazine/does-hosting-the-olympics-actually-pay-off.html?ref=business&amp;_r=0 A New Report Argues Inequality Is Causing Slower Growth. Here&rsquo;s Why It Matters. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/upshot/alarm-on-income-inequality-from-a-mainstream-source.html?ref=business <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Is income inequality holding back the United States economy? A new report argues that it is, that an unequal distribution in incomes is making it harder for the nation to recover from the recession and achieve the kind of growth that was commonplace in decades past. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/6/2014 11:22:55 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/upshot/alarm-on-income-inequality-from-a-mainstream-source.html?ref=business Nonprofits Provide Jobless Men With a Fitting for a Second Chance http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/04/nyregion/a-fitting-for-a-second-chance.html?rref=fashion&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Fashion%20%26%20Style&pgtype=article <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38864>August 7, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />Joseph Campbell noticed them whenever he hunted for work on the streets of Manhattan: the purposeful men wearing pinstripes or herringbone, seersucker or linen. He admired the sleek suits, the starched shirts, the gleaming cuff links. They all signaled success and prosperity. Or, as Mr. Campbell put it: "Somebody who wants to take care of some serious business." <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 8/5/2014 4:09:08 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/04/nyregion/a-fitting-for-a-second-chance.html?rref=fashion&amp;module=Ribbon&amp;version=context&amp;region=Header&amp;action=click&amp;contentCollection=Fashion%20%26%20Style&amp;pgtype=article Would You Really Be More Productive With A Personal Assistant? http://www.fastcompany.com/3033748/hit-the-ground-running/would-you-really-be-more-productive-with-a-personal-assistant <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />At most companies, executive assistants are increasingly rare. And even if there are assistants at your company, someone charged with organizing travel for three executives just doesn&rsquo;t have time to remind you of birthdays, let alone make your dental appointments. Another option? Hiring your own personal assistant. People who&rsquo;ve done it say that even if you&rsquo;re footing the bill yourself, it can be money well spent. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:37:08 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033748/hit-the-ground-running/would-you-really-be-more-productive-with-a-personal-assistant Take Your Business to the Next Level: Attend the NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />Entrepreneurial Institute (EI), is a "must attend" day long series of business development workshops and breakthrough training sessions. The EI attracts new entrepreneurs, current business owners and small business professionals seeking the knowledge and tools of success. EI provides professional development via workshops, panels, discussions, networking opportunities and insights from local and national entrepreneurs who have achieved success in their businesses. </p> 7/31/2014 3:33:44 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Facebook: Get Messenger App or Else http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/29/tech/social-media/facebook-messenger/index.html?hpt=ibu_c2 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability. Facebook says that, for the next few days, it will be notifying people that if they want to continue sending mobile message, they'll need to download the Messenger app. <i>(CNN)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:31:17 PM http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/29/tech/social-media/facebook-messenger/index.html?hpt=ibu_c2 5 Simple Ways to be a Good Boss http://fortune.com/2014/07/31/5-simple-ways-to-be-a-good-boss/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />Thrown into a management job you don&rsquo;t feel ready for? Not to worry. Success in the role isn&rsquo;t as complicated as you may think. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:29:16 PM http://fortune.com/2014/07/31/5-simple-ways-to-be-a-good-boss/ How 4 Successful Entrepreneurs Came Back After Startup Failure http://www.fastcompany.com/3033745/hit-the-ground-running/how-4-successful-entrepreneurs-came-back-after-startup-failure <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Choosing to leave behind the regular paycheck and benefits to build a venture from the ground up is a huge risk. It&rsquo;s risky because it&rsquo;s hard work, there are no guarantees, and 95% of startups fail, based on research by Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. With the odds against you, entrepreneurs feel like they&rsquo;re literally pushing against the tides every day so when companies fail, the price, which can include financial ruin, utter embarrassment, and even mental collapse, is a hefty one for the founders. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:19:52 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033745/hit-the-ground-running/how-4-successful-entrepreneurs-came-back-after-startup-failure Parents, You&rsquo;re Paying for College Wrong http://www.marketwatch.com/story/parents-youre-paying-for-college-wrong-2014-07-31 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />According to Sallie Mae&rsquo;s " How American Pays for College " study released Thursday, many parents are paying for college in ways that experts say aren&rsquo;t smart. Fully one in 10 parents borrow money to pay for their kids&rsquo; college (we&rsquo;re talking just about parental borrowing, not child/student borrowing, which happens at much higher rates), the survey revealed &ndash; which, in the simplest terms, is a mistake because "it&rsquo;s far cheaper to save than to borrow," says Mark Kantrowitz, the senior vice president and publisher of Edvisors. <i>(MarketWatch)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:16:31 PM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/parents-youre-paying-for-college-wrong-2014-07-31 5 Ways to be a More Effective Complainer http://www.marketwatch.com/story/i-complained-online-and-got-1200-back-2014-07-31?dist=afterbell <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />In general, I think of myself as a happy person. Except when a waiter takes a little too long with an order. Or a repair shop goes a few bucks beyond an estimate. Or a doctor fails to return a call. OK, so I&rsquo;ve got a few complaints. Maybe more than a few. And maybe all my complaining has started to wear on my friends and family through the years. So be it, I say. There&rsquo;s money in being a malcontent, I recently learned &ndash; $1,200 in cash and services, to be exact. <i>(MarketWatch)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:13:49 PM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/i-complained-online-and-got-1200-back-2014-07-31?dist=afterbell NLRB Ruling on McDonald&rsquo;s Franchisees Ignites firestorm http://blogs.marketwatch.com/behindthestorefront/2014/07/30/nlrb-ruling-on-mcdonalds-franchisees-ignites-firestorm/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />The National Labor Relations Board&rsquo;s decision that McDonald&rsquo;s can be counted as a joint employer with its franchisees in labor complaints has ignited a firestorm. The ruling could cast a shadow across a wide variety of industries and companies that rely on franchise models. <i>(MarketWatch)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:12:29 PM http://blogs.marketwatch.com/behindthestorefront/2014/07/30/nlrb-ruling-on-mcdonalds-franchisees-ignites-firestorm/ How to Survive a 10% Correction http://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T052-C008-S002-how-to-survive-a-stock-market-correction.html?si=1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Stock market corrections are an inevitable part of investing. Since 1932, declines of 10% to 20% (the traditional definition of a correction) have occurred an average of every two years, according to InvesTech Research. The last one was in 2011 (though we came close in 2012). The physics of the stock market haven&rsquo;t changed: What goes up can&rsquo;t go up forever. Are we due for a big drop? <i>(Kiplinger's)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:08:42 PM http://www.kiplinger.com/article/investing/T052-C008-S002-how-to-survive-a-stock-market-correction.html?si=1 The Growing Market for Getting Paid to Wait in Line http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/the-growing-market-for-getting-paid-to-wait-in-line/375083/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />SOLD Inc., whose name is an acronym for "Same Ole Line Dudes," will, at a cost of $25 for the first hour and $10 for each subsequent 30-minute period, wait in line for you. The New York company&rsquo;s services are aimed at buzzed-about lines, like those for the Cronut, as well as more mundanely numbing queues, like the DMV's. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:04:36 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/the-growing-market-for-getting-paid-to-wait-in-line/375083/ Who Wins in the Name Game? http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/who-wins-in-the-name-game/374912/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Names work hard: They can affect who gets into elite schools, what jobs we apply for, and who gets hired. Our names can even influence what cities we live in, who we befriend, and what products we buy since, we&rsquo;re attracted to things and places that share similarities to our names. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 7/31/2014 3:02:26 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/who-wins-in-the-name-game/374912/ Summer's a Time to Relax. Except Hardly Anyone Does http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-31/summer-s-a-time-to-relax-except-hardly-anyone-does.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />For some people somewhere, summer surely lives up to its promise as a tranquil time. As they lie on a sandbar feeling their stress ebb with the tide, their weightiest thoughts are of sunburn, the need to get limes for the Coronas and how many pounds of lobster to buy for dinner. For everyone else, summer arrives with an undercurrent of frustration. Every year, it seems life in summer ought to be slower, and every year, it&rsquo;s not. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:56:27 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-31/summer-s-a-time-to-relax-except-hardly-anyone-does.html Middle-Wage Employment Moves U.S. Past Fast-Food Jobs: Economy http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-31/mid-wage-work-comes-back-as-u-s-moves-past-burger-flipping-jobs.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Ryan Kenny has been testing chainsaws for the last seven months and getting paid for it. He&rsquo;s also among a growing cadre of U.S. middle-income earners. After two internships, the 23-year-old was hired at Stihl Inc. to check the durability of parts and power tools, a position that pays from $40,000 to $60,000. He&rsquo;s an example of how America&rsquo;s earnings scale is becoming more balanced as employment expands in occupations within manufacturing, sales and construction that require greater skills. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:55:38 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-31/mid-wage-work-comes-back-as-u-s-moves-past-burger-flipping-jobs.html Win Over an Opponent by Asking for Advice http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/06/win-over-an-opponent-by-asking-for-advice/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />What do an inflated surgical bill, a fuming real-estate developer, and a dreaded performance appraisal have in common? All can be mitigated with one simple gesture: a request for advice. We seek advice on a daily basis, on everything from who grills the best burger in town to how to handle a sticky situation with a coworker. However, many people don&rsquo;t fully appreciate how powerful requesting guidance can be. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:52:36 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/06/win-over-an-opponent-by-asking-for-advice/ The Former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather on Personal Branding http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-former-ceo-of-ogilvy-mather-on-personal-branding/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Here&rsquo;s the thing: I hate it when people talk about personal brand. Those words imply that people need to adopt identities that are artificial and plastic and packaged, when what actually works is authenticity. One of the fabulous things I&rsquo;ve enjoyed about my career is collaborating with so many leaders across different industries and countries, and without exception the successful ones have been comfortable in their own skin. <i>(Harvard Business Reviews)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:50:13 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-former-ceo-of-ogilvy-mather-on-personal-branding/ The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-skills-leaders-need-at-every-level/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. Its was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that a lower level manager should focus on driving for results while top executives should focus on developing a strategic perspective. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:49:23 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/the-skills-leaders-need-at-every-level/ When the Whole Family is Out of Work http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/07/31/when-the-whole-family-is-out-of-work/?mod=WSJ_Management_At_Work <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />"What do you think of this?" our 21-year-old daughter asked as she emailed her cover letter for a job application to me and my husband. "Too long," I said before hitting "send" to shoot my own letter over to them. "Okay," I said, "now read mine." As parents of a new college graduate, we expected to guide her into the workforce, dispensing sage advice on r&eacute;sum&eacute;s and networking. We never dreamed that when the time came, we&rsquo;d be right there beside her, scrambling for work ourselves. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:44:51 PM http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/07/31/when-the-whole-family-is-out-of-work/?mod=WSJ_Management_At_Work How to Land Your Dream Job Even When The Company Isn't Hiring http://www.fastcompany.com/3033670/hit-the-ground-running/how-to-land-your-dream-job-even-when-the-company-isnt-hiring <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Joe Weinlick, vice president of marketing for the online career network Beyond.com, says it&rsquo;s possible to get your dream job even if a company isn&rsquo;t hiring. In addition to playing the numbers game and talking to anyone who&rsquo;ll take your call like Blumberg did, Weinlick says there are three more things you can do to get your foot in the door: <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:40:43 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033670/hit-the-ground-running/how-to-land-your-dream-job-even-when-the-company-isnt-hiring For Digital Temps, A Safety Net Emerges http://online.wsj.com/articles/patchwork-services-fill-gap-for-digital-temps-1406690743?cb=logged0.2677939339860581 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Companies such as TaskRabbit Inc., which matches freelance helpers with odd jobs, boast they are transforming the world of work, giving people the freedom to do what they like when they like. Yet that flexibility comes at a cost: such work typically lacks the safety net of benefits, wage protections or job security that are afforded to those with more permanent arrangements. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:39:32 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/patchwork-services-fill-gap-for-digital-temps-1406690743?cb=logged0.2677939339860581