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Richard Owens2 years ago
What Great Leaders Do Differently
I have always asked myself what separates great leaders from those who aren't titled the same. When great leaders do things right, they inspire people working with them, but great leadership does not ...
Rachel A. David2 years ago
What is a Bear-Hug and a Godfather Offer?
If you hear talks about a godfather offer or a bear-hug, you might assume you are being invited over for a movie marathon, or that someone wants to give you a warm embrace. While that may be the case, in business lingo these terms often indicate that a lot–a lot–of money is at stake. The bear hug and the godfather are two of many kinds of corporate takeover strategies and describe tactics used by an acquiring company to acquire the shares of a target company. Depending on a variety of factors, d...
Chelsea Pullano2 years ago
History of the Michelin Man
The tire industry achieves an average of $32.1 billion in sales annually. Michelin accounts for 12 percent of these sales. Michelin is one of the three largest tire manufacturers in the world, compara...
Isaac Shapiro2 years ago
Why Acquiring 'Star Wars' Was One Of Disney’s Greatest Purchases
From Pixar to Marvel to Star Wars; Disney has acquired some of the biggest businesses in entertainment. Over the last few years, Disney has worked hard to expand its horizon to encompass many differen...
Chelsea Pullano2 years ago
How Revlon's Charles Revson Pioneered the Cosmetics Industry
Charles Haskell Revson was an American businessman and philanthropist who is best known as the pioneering cosmetics industry executive who created and managed Revlon through five decades. When Elka, t...
George Gott2 years ago
Why Does 'Sex Sell,' and Should It?
It’s no shock that corporate, advertising culture and sex go hand in hand. As the old adage goes, “sex sells,” and it has been doing so for centuries. The Mad Men-esque sex appeal in advertising has b...
Jeremy Frommer2 years ago
'Good to Great' by James C. Collins Book Review
When it comes to running a successful business, particularly a great one, there are more key elements to consider than one would assume. Actually, there are seven, which have been expertly discussed i...
Jake Aronskind2 years ago
Is America Great?
Great, the word that describes everything from pyramids to walls. The same word, in fact, that is constantly used to praise our self-proclaimed perfect country. But what truly makes America great? According to the dictionary, the vague word describes something considerably above average. To Donald Trump, it explains what our country used to be and where he plans to bring it. To the rest of us, it’s simply a four-letter adjective that we throw in front of words that need a little extra oomph. Alt...
Danielle Banner2 years ago
Business Documentaries to Watch on Netflix 
Epic tales of the rise and fall of our world’s most interesting companies and leaders are told in the best business documentaries to watch on Netflix. The easy and fun streaming service offers anyone ...
Zach Foster2 years ago
The Sega-Nintendo War
Console wars can be an amazing phenomenon for gamers to witness. When two consoles are struggling for dominance of the video game market, both manufacturers will compete to create some of the best system features and highest quality video games ever made. Console wars can also get nasty, as they involve fans who are ultra-passionate about their favorite console and they’ll argue to defend the choice they’ve been spending their money on. That’s exactly what happened in the 1990s when Sega and Nin...
Zach Foster2 years ago
What Is A "Dead Cat Bounce"? 
A "dead cat bounce" is what happens when a stock value that has been plunging downward suddenly recovers slightly, only to begin falling again. Investor and author Thomas Bulkowski classifies the brie...
Journal Staff2 years ago
Most Hilarious Corporate Logo Fails
Having a logo without an edge is corporate suicide. What role do logos play in branding strategies? One of the most important marketing tools any company can have for themselves is a good logo design....
Zach Foster2 years ago
What Is the Puke Point? 
If you know much about trading and investing market and stock shares, then you’ll know the “puke point” is the dark, bleak horror land that no investor ever wants to reach... but likely will eventually. At the very best, hitting the puke point means a really crappy day in the market. At worst, the puke point spells out financial ruin for traders or investors who put too many eggs in one shaky basket.
Natasha Sydor2 years ago
Interview with TSOLife CEO David Sawyer
His grandmother's death inspired a vision; David Sawyer's interview may inspire you as well. Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. For David Sawyer, storytelling has...
Natasha Sydor2 years ago
History of Penthouse vs Playboy
Some say that this was the sexiest war ever fought, others maintain it was the most sexist war in history. Others pretend it never happened (you read Playboy for the articles, right?). One thing is ce...
Rick Schwartz2 years ago
What It's Like To Be A: Producer
Ostensibly, I produce movies for a living. Several movies I had a hand in producing have been nominated for Academy Awards, including a win for Best Picture. Pretty heady stuff, to be sure. The realit...
Danielle Banner2 years ago
Pioneering Women in Business 
When Forbes released its 1998 list of the most powerful females in business, they stated that most members of the list “came from industries with a premium on creativity,” such as advertising, media, ...
Danielle Banner2 years ago
Whatever Happened to the Business Card?
"Every dog has its day" as the old expression goes, which in the case of the humble business card means that it's "15 minutes of fame" has, rather remarkably, persisted for well over 400 years. There ...