Will Today’s Devastating Weather Change Business the Way Hurricane Katrina Did?

  Twelve years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. Eleven years ago, Walmart launched its sustainability initiative, deeply affecting how business has been done since then. It wasn’t a coincidence. During the hurricane and immediate recovery, the government at all levels was overwhelmed by the human and economic needs. It couldn’t deliver basic services like water. […]

Did You Know? Times Square New Year’s Eve Party Started As a Business Event (Watch)

The History Behind New Year’s Eve’s Biggest Party The Music That Moved Us In 2016 ‘Star Wars’ Actress Carrie Fisher Dies At Age 60 ‘Rogue One’ Hogs ‘Sing’s’ Spotlight When you think about New Year’s Eve, a few things likely come to mind. There’s the champagne, noisemakers, silly glasses — and of course, Times Square. […]

Did In-House Testing Fail to Detect Samsung Note 7 Battery Problems?

Samsung (KRX:005930) tested the batteries for the exploding Galaxy Note 7 in a self-owned lab. It is the only manufacturer of smartphones allowed to test their phone batteries in-house, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The rest of phone makers must analyze their phone batteries at one of the 28 labs certified by the […]

Did You Know You Can Blog On Facebook?

Did you know that Facebook offers another option for sharing with your friends and fans? It is a longer form communication much more like LinkedIn’s professional publishing platform.  And it may be worth a look if your brand has a bit more to share than a recent photo or a link to your latest blog […]

Did In-House Testing Fail to Detect Samsung Note 7 Battery Problems?

Samsung (KRX:005930) tested the batteries for the exploding Galaxy Note 7 in a self-owned lab. It is the only manufacturer of smartphones allowed to test their phone batteries in-house, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The rest of phone makers must analyze their phone batteries at one of the 28 labs certified by the […]

Did Gartner get some aspects of Magic Quadrant analysis wrong?

Photo: Hindustan Times Has Gartner Inc. got some aspects of its respected and influential Magic Quadrant analysis wrong? Indeed, the research firm appears to have put out figures on the 2014 business analytics revenue of India’s top three technology firms that are far higher than actual numbers. In its annual Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business […]

Did You Know the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act Raises Duty Free Limit?

A newly passed piece of trade legislation may make it easier for small businesses to compete by simplifying the import process. The U.S. Senate has passed the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015 (PDF), which will modernize and expedite the customs clearance process — fulfilling a long-standing wish of American businesses. Among other things, the bill […]