With Warning, Obama Presses China on Currency – NYTimes.com: President Obama increased pressure on China to immediately revalue its currency on Thursday, devoting most of a two-hour meeting with China’s prime minister to the issue and sending the message, according to one of his top aides, that if “the Chinese don’t take actions, we have other means of protecting U.S. interests.”
How to Make Money on Tumblr – Inc.com: Why would customers want to see a photo of the CEO laughing at the company barbeque? Read the IT guy’s musings? Watch a childhood video of the marketing director? The answer is connection.
It is hard to be positive about business when so much of what we hear about these days is negative— rising unemployment, falling revenues and hardship dominate the daily headlines. In my opinion, now is the perfect time to focus on the positive and turn bad news into good news.
The global economic downturn, which has touched all of us in some way, presents a perfect opportunity to do this. While we may be suffering—some more than others—we have a prime opportunity to rethink what’s important and determine the true meaning of success. From there, we can focus on how to best achieve success in our personal or professional lives.
In Europe, a Mood of Austerity and Anxiety – NYTimes.com: Anastassios Haros never used to be angry or afraid. These days, that’s almost all he feels after Greece became the epicenter of a European debt crisis that continues to unnerve financial markets and is now manifesting itself in government cutbacks, personal hardships and labor unrest.
The Top Schools for Entrepreneurs – Entrepreneur.com: The education of an entrepreneur may begin in the classroom, but it’s often the educational environment that determines how well-rounded a program truly is–and what it can help entrepreneurial-minded students achieve.
What’s up BOLD readers! Happy Wednesday. Are the trials and tribulations of business getting you down? Is the turbulent economy making you pull out your hair? Here’s an inspirational image I came across the other day that should put things in perspective as you run your business and live your life. I encourage you to pass it on! It’s a simple way of reminding people that life is beautiful and that in the end, you can’t take your work with you. Enjoy!
How to Construct the Perfect Portfolio – Forbes.com: Is there a way to construct the “perfect” portfolio? For advisors focused on strengthening their client relationships, the answer should be yes. The first step: cut through the noise about asset allocation today.
No Such Thing as a Well-Earned Rest – Inc.com: The four words an entrepreneur’s spouse dreads hearing: “I have an idea.” That’s because, according to columnist Meg Hirshberg, those words are often followed by financial and emotional struggles.
How to Increase Employee Productivity with a Plan for Healthy Living
The success of any company depends on the productivity and performance of its employees. Providing education and motivation to improve individual health can produce valuable rewards for both employees and employers. Benefits of a corporate wellness program can include:
Lower healthcare costs
Decreased rates of chronic disease, injury, disability, and absenteeism
Increased employee productivity and efficiency
Improved morale, lower stress levels, and enhanced employee retention
By Mark Eaton, a former professional baskeball player and renowned motivational speaker.
In the National Basketball Association (NBA), when anyone on a team is playing for himself rather than the team as a whole, failure is eminent. In business, when anyone in the company has an “I” mentality, it’s only a matter of time until failure creeps into the organization.
In my experience as an entrepreneur and motivational speaker, I’ve learned that success is not about discipline— it’s about teamwork. Without teamwork, people don’t cooperate, collaborate or innovate. A group of people working together is not necessarily a team. Groups are committed to an ideal, goal or person; teams are committed to each other.