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Internet as an Effective Medium of Propaganda

With the Internet being used as an effective medium to mortify people, mishandling labor-management disputes could sometimes put the managements to sheer public embarrassment. This is overtly demonstrated by the recent web based assault on United Airlines CEO Glenn Tilton.Rocked with rising fuel prices, United Airlines recently refused to renew job contracts of about 950 pilots. In a retaliatory move, ...

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Time to Invest in Early-Stage Fund

  Encouraged by declining operating costs in financing startup companies, venture capital firms and angel investors feel the current economic conditions favor starting an early-stage venture capital fund. Commenting in his blog post, “Angel Investing, Entrepreneurship and Learning”, Brock Blake, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of the FundingUniverse.com, a market place which connects qualified entrepreneurs with active VCs, angel investors ...

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McCain Should Consider Blogging!

For Bill Marriott, online acquaintance is all about being up to date with the changing times. “Online proficiency – with about 73 percent of Americans using the Internet – is very important because in today’s society it proves that you are current and you’re keeping up with the changing times,” says Bill Marriott, CEO Marriott Group of Hotels. Writing for ...

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Economic Uncertainties Rock American Workforce

American workers are increasingly concerned about job related issues inflicted by the current economic crisis. According to the Workplace Insights survey, about 81 percent of the American workers are worried about the growing job insecurity, with high gas prices being the number one concern, followed by stagnant paycheck and work-life balance taking the second and third positions respectively.Job-Related Worries200820071 – ...

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Leasing Life Out of Trash!

What can be expected of TerraCycle, a tiny Trenton, NJ based organic fertilizer company, which survives on worm castings converted into organic plant food? The answer would be producing something again out of trash! TerraCycle, which calls its newfound business “upcycling”, aims to refashion billions of food and drink pouches into recycled shower curtains, trendy tote bags and fancy umbrellas. ...

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Is Shareholder Support to Say-on-Pay Waning?

Although shareholders are seemingly up in arms against the skyrocketing CEO pay, the fervor hasn’t translated into much action at the companies. Recent figures from expert groups such as RiskMetrics and Corporate Library reveal a very bleak picture for the 'say on pay’ proposals triggered by shareholder activists so far this year.

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The Impact of U.S. Media Going Global

  Buoyed by consistent increasing traffic from outside the US and a rising global appetite for the US news, US media is increasingly going global feels Richard Edelman, whilst pointing out how this trend could immensely benefit the PR professionals worldwide. Citing two leading media houses as an example – Time magazine and The New York Times - Edelman says ...

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Sun Microsystems Nudge to Wall Street

  Banking is a technology business, writes Jonathan Schwartz, CEO Sun Microsystems quoting the CEO of a global financial services firm he recently met. Commenting on his blog post titled “Solaris on Wall Street – Faster and Faster,” about his company’s recent feat of breaking the million-messages-per-second barrier for the Reuters Market Data Systems – a platform widely used by ...

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Increasing Liability Risks Threaten Growth and Trouble Boards

A study conducted by Lloyds, a London based insurance market, reveals that board members are increasingly concerned about the increasing number of corporate litigation cases facing the boards and the escalating cost in mitigating such risks. “Among the companies surveyed, almost seven in ten have faced lawsuits in the past three years and 38 percent have seen some increase in ...

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