Many American business owners are thinking about disaster recovery and reflecting upon just how vulnerable their businesses might be to disaster. Whether it's a natural disaster or unforeseen events at home or abroad that could disrupt their business operations, every business owner needs to hope for the best while planning for the worst.
Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz recently published a provocative new presentation called “Mobile Ate the World" that analyzes some of the latest trends in mobile technology, and suggests new ways of understanding what mobile technology really means for the world.
Companies that do business internationally have to navigate a complex web of risks that can affect their profitability on every deal, and one of the biggest of these is currency risk.
If your business gets paid in foreign currency, the value of that deal can be dramatically affected based on changes in the value of that currency.
People can be happier at work by "hacking" their jobs - finding the things they love to do best, changing their job description, putting a new spin on old tasks, and otherwise rearranging daily life at work.
Instead of looking at your job in the absolutist terms of “love it or leave it," here are a few “job hacking" tips to help re-design your job to do more of what you love everyday.
Elon Musk is one of the most fascinating entrepreneurs in the world. His companies, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and Solar City, are reinventing the industries of transportation, space exploration, and energy. Not only is he a billionaire and a highly influential thinker in the business world, he's also kind of a real-life superhero; Elon Musk was the inspiration for Tony Stark's character in the "Iron Man" movies (played by Robert Downey, Jr.).
The reason why the Tesla Powerwall is a big deal is because it's the first highly efficient battery of its kind to make it possible to “store” solar power. Solar panels have been around for a long time, but the power goes out when the sun goes down; there hasn't been an effective way to keep that power and use it later.
People used to power their homes with kerosene lamps and whale oil lamps; then electrical utilities started building power lines and connecting homes to the utility grid. But today, people are getting impatient with power outages and storm-related damage to power systems, not to mention the environmental problems of burning fossil fuels to make electricity. Tesla's Powerwall battery could potentially change the game.
Women tend to make a lot more money as business owners than they do as employees. In fact, women business owners have household incomes 56 percent higher than other full-time working women. Women business owners also enjoy a higher average household income – $144,000 per year – compared to $92,000 per year for full-time working women, and $74,000 for U.S. women overall.
Melissa Wandall's husband died tragically just before the birth of their child. Here is the true story of how she built a new life and legacy for her family.
Sometimes after you first buy life insurance, it turns out that there are things that you wish you’d already known.
Speech writing: National Association of Women Judges Regional Conference - Iowa Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson
This is a speech I wrote for Iowa Lt. Governor Sally Pederson that she delivered to a regional conference of judicial officials in 2004. I am an experienced speech writer and I have created talking points and presentations on topics including public policy, leadership coaching, cross-cultural teambuilding, diversity training, and small business accounting.