Black MBA NetWire http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2014 9/1/2014 1:34:45 PM 20 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 Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good http://www.npr.org/2014/07/30/336648031/job-worries-linger-but-the-economy-is-looking-good <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 />Five years after the Great Recession ended, where are we with this recovery? On Wednesday, the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve both answered by saying, in effect: We're in a sweet spot &ndash; growing at a decent rate with good reason for optimism. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:37:10 PM http://www.npr.org/2014/07/30/336648031/job-worries-linger-but-the-economy-is-looking-good Big Political Money Now Floods Judges' Races, Too http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-31/big-political-money-now-floods-judges-races-too#r=nav-fs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />Every eight years, Tennessee&rsquo;s state judges go before voters and ask to keep their jobs. Based on a system adopted in Missouri decades ago, Tennessee&rsquo;s approach was designed to limit partisanship in the judiciary by letting the people ratify appointments made by the state&rsquo;s governor. Usually, these elections are sleepy affairs. Not this year. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:33:21 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-31/big-political-money-now-floods-judges-races-too#r=nav-fs Who Wants to Go to Business School in the Sticks? http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-30/business-schools-outside-of-big-cities-are-more-likely-to-fail#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />Virginia Tech&rsquo;s Pamplin College of Business announced last fall it would shut down its full-time MBA program. Based in Blacksburg, Va., an Appalachian Mountain town of about 43,000, it lacks something business schools increasingly need to survive: proximity to a big city. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:32:25 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-30/business-schools-outside-of-big-cities-are-more-likely-to-fail#r=nav-f-story I Parlayed My Internship Into a Job. Here&rsquo;s How I Did It http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-31/ten-tips-for-turning-your-internship-into-a-full-time-job#r=nav-fs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />This time last year, I was sitting in the same cubicle and at the same company as I am today, but as a college intern. Turning that summer position into a full-time job wasn&rsquo;t easy, though. Here are some tips that may help get you from intern to in-demand employee. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:31:16 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-31/ten-tips-for-turning-your-internship-into-a-full-time-job#r=nav-fs High Stakes in Africa: Can the U.S. Catch China? http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-31/how-the-u-dot-s-dot-can-rival-china-in-africa#r=nav-r-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />To be attentive to history is to be on the lookout for pivotal moments, and in the geopolitics surrounding Africa, the 1990s stand out as a hugely pivotal time. With the Cold War scarcely over, the West turned its attention away from the continent, largely defining its problems as humanitarian issues, which are traditionally the lowest station of foreign policy priorities. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:30:08 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-31/how-the-u-dot-s-dot-can-rival-china-in-africa#r=nav-r-story When Separate Doors for the Poor Are More Than They Seem http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/07/31/when-the-poor-want-their-own-door/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38863>July 31, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />In an age of widening inequality, in a city with ever-more expensive rent, the "poor door" has become an outsized symbol. Technically, it doesn't exist yet. But earlier this month, New York City approved plans for a high-rise apartment in Manhattan that will include it: a separate entrance for the property's subsidized tenants. The luxury condo will otherwise have more than 150 market-rate apartments. <i>(The Washington Post)</i></p> 7/31/2014 2:03:52 PM http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/07/31/when-the-poor-want-their-own-door/ Stocks Fall in Argentina as Country Enters Default http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/argentina-heads-into-default-as-debt-talks-fail/2014/07/30/fd908e7a-184c-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_story.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>International</em></strong><br />Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears the move could diminish foreign reserves, stoke inflation and drive the economy deeper into recession. <i>(The Washington Post)</i></p> 7/31/2014 1:58:59 PM http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/argentina-heads-into-default-as-debt-talks-fail/2014/07/30/fd908e7a-184c-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_story.html Checking In From Home Leaves Entry for Hackers http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/technology/checking-in-from-home-leaves-entry-for-hackers.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>Technology</em></strong><br />The same tools that help millions of Americans work from home are being exploited by cybercriminals to break into the computer networks of retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus. The Homeland Security Department, in a new report, warns that hackers are scanning corporate systems for remote access software &ndash; made by companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft &ndash; that allows outside contractors and employees to tap into computer networks over an Internet connection. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 7/31/2014 1:56:16 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/technology/checking-in-from-home-leaves-entry-for-hackers.html 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=38863>July 31, 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> 7/31/2014 1:54:03 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx Target, for First Time, Chooses an Outsider as C.E.O. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/Target-hires-Brian-Cornell-as-next-chief-executive.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>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Coming off a series of setbacks, Target named a new chief executive on Thursday, bringing in an outsider to lead the company for the first time. The move was a clear sign that the retailer was casting aside its longtime custom of promoting top executives from within as it looked to right itself. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 7/31/2014 1:53:41 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/business/Target-hires-Brian-Cornell-as-next-chief-executive.html 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=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</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> 7/24/2014 3:04:14 PM http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/programs/Default.aspx No One Should Have to Choose Between Caregiving and Work http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/no-one-should-have-to-choose-between-caregiving-and-work/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />Like many caregivers, I was in the workforce &ndash; while sandwiched between the needs of my kids and aging parents. Along with 65.7 million Americans, I was part of a large contingent of people who provide 80% of long-term care in this country. Most of us don&rsquo;t even identify ourselves as caregivers; just good daughters, sons, mothers, and fathers trying to do our best, yet constantly feeling like we are falling short of doing an adequate job of anything. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 7/24/2014 3:00:19 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/no-one-should-have-to-choose-between-caregiving-and-work/ When Fighting with Your Boss, Protect Yourself First http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/when-fighting-with-your-boss-protect-yourself-first/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Have you ever felt like your boss is out to get you? Maybe you&rsquo;re paranoid. But then again, maybe not. There are a lot of bad bosses out there, leaders who aren&rsquo;t stupid but lack emotional intelligence. Their self-awareness is strikingly low, they&rsquo;re clueless when it comes to reading people, they can&rsquo;t control their emotions, and their values seem to be on a permanent leave of absence. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:58:11 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/when-fighting-with-your-boss-protect-yourself-first/ 4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/4-things-you-thought-were-true-about-time-management/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />I don&rsquo;t know anyone who doesn&rsquo;t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a list in the first place? To make matters worse, there are lots of misconceptions about what time management really comes down to and how to achieve it. Let&rsquo;s look at some of the most common suggestions and assess whether they&rsquo;re actually true. <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:56:46 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/4-things-you-thought-were-true-about-time-management/ 5 Ways to Stay Focused in a World Full of Distractions http://www.fastcompany.com/3033416/work-smart/5-ways-to-stay-focused-in-a-world-full-of-distractions <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />In every success story, the longest chapter is the one about determination. While success demands many things from us, willpower and determination always come up at the top of the list. Many people believe that we are born with determination and those that succeed are simply the fortunate ones who are born with an abundant supply. But if you ask any successful person they will tell you they were not born with more determination; they always found a way to harness and use what they have more effectively. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:55:24 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033416/work-smart/5-ways-to-stay-focused-in-a-world-full-of-distractions The Hidden Downsides To Salary Transparency http://www.fastcompany.com/3033444/hit-the-ground-running/the-hidden-downsides-to-salary-transparency <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Knowing how much your colleagues make is one of the most radical forms of transparency a company can adopt, and while it has its proponents, it also has its downsides. A recent story on NPR&rsquo;s business blog and podcast Planet Money explored what happens when employees know how much their colleagues are making. The results were mixed. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:54:22 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033444/hit-the-ground-running/the-hidden-downsides-to-salary-transparency Inside the Complicated Mess of Discrimination and Diversity in Hiring http://www.fastcompany.com/3033442/the-future-of-work/inside-the-complicated-mess-of-discrimination-and-diversity-in-hiring <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />Recent studies show that we're backsliding when it comes to inclusiveness. But the reasons might be more complicated than discrimination. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:53:09 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033442/the-future-of-work/inside-the-complicated-mess-of-discrimination-and-diversity-in-hiring The Only Good Option in a Burnout Spiral http://www.fastcompany.com/3033450/hit-the-ground-running/the-only-good-option-in-a-burnout-spiral <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />You're reaching the frayed ends of over-caffeinated overtime and if your inbox pings one more time, you might throw your laptop at a wall. If you had the time to read a whole self-help book on being overwhelmed, well, you wouldn't need it, would you? <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:52:15 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033450/hit-the-ground-running/the-only-good-option-in-a-burnout-spiral Can Half the Business Schools Really Go Out of Business? http://poetsandquants.com/2014/07/15/can-half-the-business-schools-really-go-out-of-business/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />A few months ago, Richard Lyons stunned many when he boldly predicted that half of the business schools in the U.S. could be out of business in as little as five years or as many as ten. The dean of the University of California at Berkeley&rsquo;s Haas School of Business made the rather Draconian forecast based on the likely disruption of the higher education business by technology. <i>(Poets & Quants)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:50:37 PM http://poetsandquants.com/2014/07/15/can-half-the-business-schools-really-go-out-of-business/ The One Time Raiding Your Kid&rsquo;s College Savings Makes Sense http://time.com/money/3023243/raiding-college-savings-versus-retirement-funds/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />It's never a great idea, but in an emergency tapping funds earmarked for education beats sabotaging your retirement plans. <i>(Money Magazine)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:48:29 PM http://time.com/money/3023243/raiding-college-savings-versus-retirement-funds/ Record Student-Loan Debt Prompts Treasury Push to Stem Defaults http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-24/record-student-loan-debt-prompts-treasury-push-to-stem-defaults.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />The U.S. Treasury, which finances more than 90 percent of new student loans, is exploring ways to make repayment more affordable as defaults by almost 7 million Americans and other strapped borrowers restrain economic growth. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:44:44 PM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-24/record-student-loan-debt-prompts-treasury-push-to-stem-defaults.html Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/why-you-lead-determines-how-well-you-lead/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />One of the most telling questions you can ask someone in any kind of leadership role is what motivates them to be a better leader. Some will say it&rsquo;s to enhance their personal effectiveness, or that leading is an expected part of their professional development. Others may say that they lead because of a sense of leader identity, purpose, or personal obligation to serve their organization and the people with whom they work. Many will proffer a mix of instrumental, external motivations (like pay or career progression) and more intrinsic, internal rationales (like the obligation to serve). The group with a combination of motives has the most reasons to lead, and so it seems intuitively reasonable to assume that they would be the most committed, high performing leaders. Right? <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:40:30 PM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/why-you-lead-determines-how-well-you-lead/ Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235926 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />As the economy continues to shakily recover, it's getting easier for small businesses to obtain loans. "It&rsquo;s actually a really great time to access small-business capital," Keri Gohman, executive vice president and head of small-business banking for Capital One recently told The New York Times. "Rates are low and banks are also feeling the economic recovery. We really want to lend. Small-business owners can shop around and work with banks to find the best rates." <i>(Entrepreneur)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:37:52 PM http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235926 Doing Business With "Why" http://www.inc.com/brian-halligan/doing-business-with-8220-why-8221.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />Most companies are really good at answering who, what, and where conversations, but fail to effectively help buyers understand why they exist. Infusing the "why" into every element of your company isn't just good for your brand, it's good for your business. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:30:33 PM http://www.inc.com/brian-halligan/doing-business-with-8220-why-8221.html Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaire Next Door http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/saving/T065-S001-wealth-secrets-of-the-millionaire-next-door/index.html?si=1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-commuting, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you can remember. Did you know he owns a vacation house at the beach? Or the McGillicuddy family, who live down the street in a house just like yours. Would you believe they didn&rsquo;t have to borrow a dime to send their kids to college? <i>(Kiplinger Personal Finance)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:25:21 PM http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/saving/T065-S001-wealth-secrets-of-the-millionaire-next-door/index.html?si=1 Millennials Love Cash http://www.money.cnn.com/2014/07/21/pf/millennials-cash/index.html?iid=SF_PF_River <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Forget stocks. Millennials want their money in cold, hard cash. Americans between 18 and 29 years old are three times more likely to keep their long-term investments in the form of cash rather than in the stock market, according to a survey from Bankrate.com. <i>(CNN/Money)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:23:10 PM http://www.money.cnn.com/2014/07/21/pf/millennials-cash/index.html?iid=SF_PF_River 5 Amazing things That Wouldn&rsquo;t Exist Without Crowdfunding http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-amazing-things-that-wouldnt-exist-without-crowdfunding-2014-07-24 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />The rapid success of crowdfunding has shortened the production cycle of amazing devices that would otherwise languish in the development phase. Risk associated with launching a new and untested product now can be transferred to project backers (pledgers), encouraging innovators to push the envelope. With so much to choose from, here&rsquo;s my pick of top five outstanding up-and-coming gadgets. <i>(MarketWatch)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:21:30 PM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-amazing-things-that-wouldnt-exist-without-crowdfunding-2014-07-24 Showdown at the B.Y.O.D. corral http://fortune.com/2014/07/24/bring-your-own-device-byod-enterprise-showdown/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />When mobile devices entered the world &ndash; first laptops, then early smartphones like the BlackBerry &ndash; the IT departments of large companies were the first to adopt them. Today, consumers drive adoption, purchasing cutting-edge technology on their own dime for their own use, forcing their companies to react to the reality that their employees often have better technology at their disposal at home than they do at work. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:17:55 PM http://fortune.com/2014/07/24/bring-your-own-device-byod-enterprise-showdown/ When Virtual Job Interviews Go Horribly Wrong http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-21/what-not-to-do-during-a-skype-interview#r=nav-f-story <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Business school career centers have long prepared students for job interviews, but now they have a new platform to contend with. Enough companies now interview for jobs and internships over Skype (MSFT) that career offices have started to train business students in the art of conversing on video chat. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:15:50 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-21/what-not-to-do-during-a-skype-interview#r=nav-f-story The Logistical Nightmare of Sending 57,000 Immigrant Kids Home http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-24/deporting-57-000-immigrant-kids-will-be-logistics-nightmare#r=nav-fs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />In recent weeks, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border alone: Send the kids home. But with tens of thousands of them churning through the system, some just toddlers, the logistics are overwhelming. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:15:04 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-24/deporting-57-000-immigrant-kids-will-be-logistics-nightmare#r=nav-fs Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard J. Tyson on Looking Strong in a Fast-Paced Industry http://fortune.com/2014/07/24/a-health-care-model-thats-working/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />Bernard J. Tyson runs Kaiser Permanente, a giant, integrated health care system that combines an insurance company, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and salaried doctors. That unusual structure looks a lot like an accountable-care organization as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act, and it has made KP a focus of intense interest as change roils the industry. Tyson, 55, talked recently with Fortune about the upside of industry consolidation, why he wears a fitness wristband, and much else. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:11:55 PM http://fortune.com/2014/07/24/a-health-care-model-thats-working/ Is There a Legal Case for Work-Life Balance? http://fortune.com/2014/07/24/work-life-balance-legal/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Diversity in the Workplace</em></strong><br />A slew of gender discrimination lawsuits coming out of big banks point to something we all already know: women in finance don&rsquo;t have it easy. A male-dominated industry notorious for its long hours and inflexible work schedules, finance rarely leaves room for "work-life balance." Almost every major U.S. bank has been sued on grounds of gender discrimination. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 7/24/2014 2:10:26 PM http://fortune.com/2014/07/24/work-life-balance-legal/ International Students Struggle to Turn MBAs Into U.S. Jobs http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-24/how-business-schools-help-international-students-overcome-barriers-to-u-dot-s-dot-jobs#r=hpt-lst <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Education</em></strong><br />Students from abroad who study at U.S. business schools often struggle when it&rsquo;s time to land a job. Increasingly, B-schools set aside resources to help this group overcome a pair of career obstacles: the difficulty of getting legal permission to work in the U.S. and cultural differences that can make navigating the American job market difficult. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/24/2014 1:59:36 PM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-24/how-business-schools-help-international-students-overcome-barriers-to-u-dot-s-dot-jobs#r=hpt-lst Is UK Set to Claim Europe's Economic Powerhouse Title? http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/24/business/is-uk-set-to-claim-europes-economic-powerhouse-title/index.html?hpt=ibu_c1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />The UK economy has shaken off the European crisis with growth figures that outshine its G7 peers. It is expected to grow 3.1% this year, according to a forecast by the prestigious EY ITEM Club, above earlier expectations of 2.9%. The growth is well above that expected of Germany, Europe's biggest economy and one which dragged the bloc out of crisis, at 1.8%. <i>(CNN International)</i></p> 7/24/2014 1:58:16 PM http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/24/business/is-uk-set-to-claim-europes-economic-powerhouse-title/index.html?hpt=ibu_c1 How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy http://www.npr.org/2014/07/24/334097944/how-high-debt-from-the-housing-collapse-still-stifles-our-economy <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, U.S. economic growth remains subdued, despite significant ongoing help from the Federal Reserve. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back. In their book <i>House of Debt</i>, Atif Mian and Amir Sufi say consumers remain constrained by debt they took on when times were good. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 7/24/2014 1:55:49 PM http://www.npr.org/2014/07/24/334097944/how-high-debt-from-the-housing-collapse-still-stifles-our-economy A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We're Gone http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/23/334051789/a-plan-to-untangle-our-digital-lives-after-were-gone <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions &mdash; precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die. Or maybe not. Last week, the Uniform Law Commission drafted the , a model law that would let relatives access the social media accounts of the deceased. <i>(NPR)</i></p> 7/24/2014 1:54:34 PM http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/07/23/334051789/a-plan-to-untangle-our-digital-lives-after-were-gone When the Female Customer Perplexes Techie Male CEOs http://online.wsj.com/articles/when-the-female-customer-perplexes-techie-male-ceos-1406071549 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />Tech startups are racing to build hobby, crafts and fashion businesses catering to women. Therein lies what might be called an "instinct gap": Nearly all of the people heading these companies are men. When Ashish Arora became chief executive of crafting product maker Cricut more than two years ago, he didn't anticipate just how big that gap could be. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 7/24/2014 1:50:30 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/when-the-female-customer-perplexes-techie-male-ceos-1406071549 Tuning In: Improving Your Listening Skills http://online.wsj.com/articles/tuning-in-how-to-listen-better-1406070727 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Plenty of programs teach people to speak &ndash; but few train them to listen. Even before the age of digital distractions, people could remember only about 10% of what was said in a face-to-face conversation after a brief distraction, according to a 1987 study that remains a key gauge of conversational recall. Researchers believe listening skills have since fallen amid more multitasking and interruptions. Most people can think more than twice as fast as the average person talks, allowing the mind to wander. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 7/24/2014 1:41:55 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/tuning-in-how-to-listen-better-1406070727 Six Subtle Signs You're About to Lose Your Job http://online.wsj.com/articles/six-subtle-signs-youre-about-to-lose-your-job-1405959180 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Steve Walker, a veteran executive for Safeway Co., figured his long tenure offered protection from a layoff. He figured wrong. He lost his job as vice president of corporate retail services last November amid cost cuts at the supermarket operator. Mr. Walker now realizes there were warnings. For instance, he says, his usually friendly boss turned terse during his final months. <i>(The Wall Street Journal)</i></p> 7/24/2014 1:24:55 PM http://online.wsj.com/articles/six-subtle-signs-youre-about-to-lose-your-job-1405959180 Africans Open Fuller Wallets to the Future http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/21/world/africa/economy-improves-as-middle-class-africans-open-wallets-to-the-future.html?_r=0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />Across sub-Saharan Africa, consumer demand is fueling the continent&rsquo;s economies in new ways, driving hopes that Africa will emerge as a success story in the coming years comparable to the rise of the East Asian Tigers in the second half of the 20th century. After seeing years of uninterrupted economic expansion across Africa, governments, analysts and investors are focusing on this fast-growing continent&rsquo;s shoppers and workers rather than just the usual upswing in commodity prices that have driven past cycles of boom and bust. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 7/22/2014 7:52:44 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/21/world/africa/economy-improves-as-middle-class-africans-open-wallets-to-the-future.html?_r=0 Businesses Need to Spend More. The Future of the Economy Depends on It. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/upshot/businesses-need-to-spend-more-the-future-of-the-economy-depends-on-it.html?_r=0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38862>July 24, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Five years into the economic recovery, businesses still aren&rsquo;t plowing much money into big-ticket investments for the future. Nonresidential fixed investment &ndash; what businesses spend on equipment, software, buildings and intellectual property &ndash; still hasn&rsquo;t bounced back to its pre-crisis share of the economy, let alone made up for lost ground from the record lows of 2009. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 7/22/2014 7:51:02 AM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/22/upshot/businesses-need-to-spend-more-the-future-of-the-economy-depends-on-it.html?_r=0 How the 25 Richest Americans Failed Miserably http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/how-the-top-25-richest-americans-failed-before-during-or-after-they-made-million.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Resilience may be more important than luck to your success. One thing these multimillionaires have in common is the ability to bounce back. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:49:20 PM http://www.inc.com/drew-hendricks/how-the-top-25-richest-americans-failed-before-during-or-after-they-made-million.html 5 Ways Leaders Tackle Pivotal Career Decisions http://www.fastcompany.com/3033089/hit-the-ground-running/5-ways-leaders-tackle-pivotal-career-decisions <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />While the debate continues about whether leaders are born or made, the truth is that great leaders evolve one pivotal decision at a time. We all confront pivot points in our work lives, but great leaders turn these pivotal decisions into catalysts for growth rather than career stoppers. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:48:27 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033089/hit-the-ground-running/5-ways-leaders-tackle-pivotal-career-decisions Two Groups Announce Plan to Boost Spending Among Blacks http://www.blackpressusa.com/2014/07/two-groups-announce-plan-to-boost-spending-among-blacks/#sthash.m68bfBYi.dpbs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism remains in Black hands. <i>(Black Press USA)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:47:37 PM http://www.blackpressusa.com/2014/07/two-groups-announce-plan-to-boost-spending-among-blacks/#sthash.m68bfBYi.dpbs St. Louis Students Win NBMBAA National Business Case Competition in Ohio http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/non-profits/PR071014120217771 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>NBMBAA</em></strong><br />Four area high school students represented the National Black MBA Association &reg; (NBMBAA) St. Louis Chapter in the NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow &reg; (LOT) 13th Annual National Business Case Competition on the campus of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business on June 21, 2014. The NBMBAA-St. Louis Chapter team won first place. <i>(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:46:17 PM http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/non-profits/PR071014120217771 How Instant Feedback During an Interview Can Change a Career http://www.fastcompany.com/3032998/hit-the-ground-running/how-instant-feedback-during-an-interview-can-change-a-career <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />In the winter of 1998 at the University of Rochester, I had an 40-minute interview with consulting and marketing company Sapient, and encountered managing director Tim Smith, a seemingly amiable interviewer. I was less than seven months from graduating with an MBA. At the time, Sapient was working on harnessing the emerging power of the Internet to transform businesses. I was well prepared for the discussion &ndash; perhaps too much so &ndash; because I desperately wanted to get the job. After a flurry of opening questions I thought I had answered well, Smith pulled back from the conversation and said something that changed my life and my very way of thinking. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:42:45 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3032998/hit-the-ground-running/how-instant-feedback-during-an-interview-can-change-a-career How The Average American Work Week Compares To The Rest Of The World http://www.fastcompany.com/3033142/the-future-of-work/how-the-average-american-work-week-compares-to-the-rest-of-the-world <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />Americans stay chained to their desks and smartphones for long hours, and many view a 40-hour workweek as "slacking." But are we really getting more quality work done? Not necessarily, according to research from PGi. <i>(Fast Company)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:41:43 PM http://www.fastcompany.com/3033142/the-future-of-work/how-the-average-american-work-week-compares-to-the-rest-of-the-world 20 Reasons to Start Your Own Business http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234916 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Entrepreneurship</em></strong><br />If you&rsquo;re an entrepreneur you have heard the million reasons not to go into business: It&rsquo;s too risky, you might go into debt, you&rsquo;ll probably lose sleep, your social life is kaput, and the list goes on. But even with all these uncertainties, people are still attracted to the startup world. There are just as many, if not more reasons to take the leap and go into business for yourself. <i>(Entrepreneur)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:40:31 PM http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234916 China Sees a Recovery, on Paper http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/business/international/chinas-gdp-expands-but-businesses-arent-feeling-the-effect.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>International</em></strong><br />Ou Chengbi, a butcher at a sweltering open-air market on the outskirts of Guangzhou in southeastern China, can scarcely see signs of recovery in her country&rsquo;s economy. Dripping with perspiration near unrefrigerated slabs of beef in her stall, she described how as recently as last winter she could still chop up an entire cow each day and sell it all. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:39:47 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/17/business/international/chinas-gdp-expands-but-businesses-arent-feeling-the-effect.html Living With Less http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/living-with-less/374544/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Lifestyle</em></strong><br />Americans tend to have a lot of stuff &ndash; closets full of shoes, garages cluttered with gear, basements stacked with boxes of who knows what. But for about as long as Americans have been stocking up on the latest gadgets and styles, there's also been a vocal band of dissenters, arguing for the merits of a simpler, less materialist life. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:34:33 PM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/living-with-less/374544/ The One Trait Successful Leaders Share http://fortune.com/2014/07/17/successful-leadership-traits/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />In "Looks Good On Paper," clinical psychologist Leslie Pratch explores dealing effectively with setbacks and being a successful leader. We all know that a person who has been handed leadership responsibilities in the past and a person who is a true leader are two completely different job candidates. That&rsquo;s where Leslie Pratch comes in. <i>(Fortune)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:33:31 PM http://fortune.com/2014/07/17/successful-leadership-traits/ Starbucks Exec: Get Ready to Order Your Lattes on Your Smartphone, Pick up In-Store http://fortune.com/2014/07/16/starbucks-exec-get-ready-to-order-your-lattes-on-your-smartphone-pick-up-in-store/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Technology</em></strong><br />Starbucks customers who love their grande frappuccinos but can&rsquo;t stand waiting in line may soon be in luck: Starbucks will soon begin testing a new service that will allow customers to place an order from a mobile device and pick it up in the store. <I>(Fortune)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:32:18 PM http://fortune.com/2014/07/16/starbucks-exec-get-ready-to-order-your-lattes-on-your-smartphone-pick-up-in-store/ The Coming Democratic Schism http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/opinion/thomas-edsall-a-shift-in-young-democrats-values.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Government</em></strong><br />There is a striking generational split in the Democratic electorate. This deepening division is apparent in a June Pew Research Center survey of more than 10,000 people, "Beyond Red vs. Blue." The Pew survey points up the emergence of a cohort of younger voters who are loyal to the Democratic Party, but much less focused on economic redistribution than on issues of personal and sexual autonomy. <i>(The New York Times)</i></p> 7/17/2014 5:29:53 PM http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/opinion/thomas-edsall-a-shift-in-young-democrats-values.html We&rsquo;re in the Third Biggest Stock Bubble in U.S. History http://www.marketwatch.com/story/were-in-the-third-biggest-stock-bubble-in-us-history-2014-07-15 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br /> Here&rsquo;s a quick question for you. What do the following years have in common: 1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999. Pass the question around your office. Call your money manager and ask him or her, too. Post it on your office notice board. Give up? Those were the peaks of the five massive, generational stock-market bubbles in U.S. history. <i>(MarketWatch)</i></p> 7/17/2014 7:44:53 AM http://www.marketwatch.com/story/were-in-the-third-biggest-stock-bubble-in-us-history-2014-07-15 Rupert Murdoch Tries to Swallow Time Warner http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-16/time-warner-21st-century-merger-rupert-murdochs-80-billion-bid#r=nav-fs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Corporate America</em></strong><br />A new theory to explain why Rupert Murdoch has been so quiet on Twitter of late: He&rsquo;s been pursuing the deal of a lifetime &ndash; again. Murdoch&rsquo;s 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion offer in recent weeks to take over Time Warner, according to a report in the The New York Times. Time Warner rejected the offer. <i>(Businessweek)</i></p> 7/17/2014 7:37:37 AM http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-16/time-warner-21st-century-merger-rupert-murdochs-80-billion-bid#r=nav-fs When You're Poor, Money Is Expensive http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/its-expensive-to-be-poor-money/374361/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>The Economy</em></strong><br />By important measures, it's awfully expensive to be poor. As Barbara Ehrenreich wrote in her book <i>Nickel and Dimed</i>, many entry-level jobs pay next to nothing with unpredictable schedules. This makes savings, second jobs, affordable loans, and child care all but impossible to arrange. <i>(The Atlantic)</i></p> 7/17/2014 7:34:30 AM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/07/its-expensive-to-be-poor-money/374361/ 6 Powerful Ways to Connect With Really Important People http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/6-powerful-ways-to-connect-with-really-important-people.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Career</em></strong><br />You can build stronger business relationships by making better connections with customers, employees, and others. Your bottom line will thank you. <i>(Inc.)</i></p> 7/17/2014 7:32:43 AM http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/6-powerful-ways-to-connect-with-really-important-people.html Betting on Getting to 80: Draw $40,000 a Year Forever, If You Don't Die First http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-03/a-new-way-to-stave-off-the-old-age-cat-food-diet.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Personal Finance</em></strong><br />Sharon Carson admits she just did something strange. At 49, she wrote a check to an insurance company for a product that won&rsquo;t give her any financial benefit until she's in her 80s. Carson, a top executive in JPMorgan Chase&rsquo;s retirement business, knows that buying a longevity annuity can pay off. <i>(Bloomberg)</i></p> 7/17/2014 7:28:15 AM http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-03/a-new-way-to-stave-off-the-old-age-cat-food-diet.html Act Like an Entrepreneur Inside Your Organization http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/act-like-an-entrepreneur-inside-your-organization/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/nbm-netwire/newsletter-v2.asp?issueID=38861>July 18, 2014</a> -- <em>Leadership</em></strong><br />We often find ourselves engaged with members of large organizations on questions of how to be more innovative and entrepreneurial. In virtually every case we hear something like this: "I have an idea for a new product (or process, system, program, etc.). I&rsquo;m not dead certain it can be pulled off, but if it could, it can have a significant impact on the business. It&rsquo;s not within the day-to-day scope of my job and I certainly don&rsquo;t want to put myself or the company at significant risk, but it would be a shame if I didn&rsquo;t try to move the idea forward somehow. How do I do this within a pretty traditional organization?" <i>(Harvard Business Review)</i></p> 7/17/2014 6:32:03 AM http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/07/act-like-an-entrepreneur-inside-your-organization/