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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) – A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and Virginia […]

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Science Says These Factors Determine Good Leadership

For a company to evolve and grow, entrepreneurs must develop into good leaders. But what are the factors that determine good leadership? Do good leaders share common traits? Are there secrets to becoming a great leader?  What is the impact of gender in regards to leadership?  The development of sound leaders is a complicated process that […]

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The Project Veritas Twitter Videos Show the Conservative Backlash Against Moderation

Conservative activist James O’Keefe has returned. In a series of illicitly filmed videos with current and former Twitter employees, the right-wing provocateur claims to have exposed partisan bias at the social network. The offensive may have been inevitable. While O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has mostly focused on the media and liberal institutions, recent moves by platforms […]

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Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co’s plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers that now totals $90 billion and is still growing, a Reuters analysis shows. That money is pouring in to a tiny sector that amounts to less than 1 […]

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Denmark's GN takes aim at Apple with wireless earbuds

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark’s GN Store Nord is aiming to win a bigger slice of the rapidly growing market for wireless earbuds by introducing a new product challenging Apple’s popular Airpods. Wireless is expected to account for an increasing share of the $9.6 billion global earphone and headphone market and that means intense competition between […]

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Lesson Learned: Don't Short A Blue Chip REIT

There seems to be more articles on Seeking Alpha in which authors recommend shorting Blue Chip REITs. A few days ago there was a short thesis on Tanger Factory Outlet (SKT) and the author explained, “I have a hard time convincing myself that the good results will continue into the future. I personally am not […]

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2 Energy Stocks Set To Rally This Week

Last Friday, I alerted investors that I was buying $50K of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) at $5.42. Southwestern has been on my radar screen for a few weeks now, looking for the right entry point to put capital to work. My other pick is Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which is up 20% since I recommended it […]

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Make You or Break You: How to Deal with the Perfectionist Mentality

After I had graduated from college, I was working 20 hours a week as a coach and 30 hours a week as a high school counselor. On top of that, I was attending graduate school. I was making good grades (3.7 average), doing a good job as a first-time school counselor and a pretty good job […]

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If I See One More %*$@#^! Article On How To Make Managers Better…

I’ve had it. I’m done. Here’s ANOTHER %*[email protected]#^! article on how to make managers better at their jobs – this time in the Harvard Business Review. Management – The Business Version of the Titanic While we’re writing articles on making mangers better, why don’t we just do research on how to keep the Titanic from […]

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GLD: Is 'It' Happening?

Introduction On Friday, the dollar index fell to a low not seen since late 2014. Continued weakness in the dollar will lead to inflation in all dollar-based commodities like gold, crude oil and agricultural products. Next week, the U.S. financial markets will have a shortened holiday week. There are big political issues looming, like a […]

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Don't Stop at the Close: Selling Across the Full Customer Lifecycle

Recently, I went through the process of choosing a new SaaS product for my agency (out of respect for all involved, I’m keeping the name of the company and the kind of product they sell confidential). I researched several providers and talked to sales reps from each – this was a big-ticket purchase, so I […]

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