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Airplanes…and Other Distractions

By Chad Carden, Posted October 24th 2014

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As the baseball stadium crowd turned toward the waving American flag, their hands (or hats) over their hearts, to listen to the National Anthem, my four-year-old son continued to chatter about his cotton candy. I bent down to his level with a shhhhhh and tried to quickly explain the flag, the...


Fears of a major and long-lasting crash in the stock market have been replaced — for now — by news about the Ebola virus. Nonetheless, the recent turbulent run has some people concerned about their investment holdings.


“There was more market volatility last week than there had...


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We're excited to announce Tom's 10th book, The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business. (official release Nov. 11, 2014)

Gen Z is going to redefine not only business but every aspect of how we live, work, and play for the next 100 years. But , as Tom points out, Gen Z...


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I can almost see it now... A true nail-biting experience, as we hear the challenge word given at an annual spelling bee where just five or six of the best spellers in the region are left standing, nervously awaiting their turn to  hear their word, then repeat it and spell it back,...


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The Price of Success

By Ruben Gonzalez, Posted October 21st 2014

Average people expect their dreams and goals to fall on their lap. They are not willing to inconvenience themselves for their dreams. They refuse to do anything outside their comfort zone to reach their dreams. They don't stand for anything, they don't commit to...


Maintaining a full touring schedule, even though his doctors have recommended a kidney transplant within six months, season-eight American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre will make his first public in-concert appearance in the U.S. at Vitello's in Studio City on Saturday, Nov. 1.

MacIntyre is...


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Why Scars are worth more than degrees

By Shay Eskew, Posted October 18th 2014

It has always been said life is our greatest teacher. I'm a believer scars tell a story. I was fortunate enough to earn a Doctorate from the School of Hard Knocks in 1982 at the age of 8. With burns and burn related scarring over 65% of my body, the life of a normal kid was not a reality. The...


Make no mistake, this is the most powerful idea in today’s marketplace…

“Customer recommendations are the number one driver of purchase decisions.” - Forbes Magazine

Today, everyone “gets it” that the reality of the internet has made word of mouth –...


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The Bun Companies, a Nashville-based provider of bakery products for wholesale clients, is buying a Georgia-based bakery, in a deal that will double its headcount and is expected to boost sales volumes by a third.


Terms of the deal, expected to close today, were not...


MetaBrand Capital, a new “conscious capital” private equity fund and the investment pillar of MetaBrand – a full service firm providing product formulation, outsourced operations, and sales and marketing services to natural, organic and nutritional food and beverage brands...