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Angel investors “fill the gap” in funding young companies, with family and friends on one end and traditional venture capital on the other.  

 


How do certain people achieve such great things? What really separates people who really seem to have an almost other-worldly level of commitment to their ideas? Entrepreneur Kevin Rustagi says some people have a kind of “energy about them” to create new things, and a lot of staying power has to do with grit. 

 


Happiness fuels success – not the other way around – says Shawn Achor in his book “The Happiness Advantage.” He says that research shows us when we raise somebody’s level of happiness first by deepening their optimism and deepening their social connection, every single business outcome we can test for improves. Productivity rises 31%, sales rise cross industry by 37%, and you’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion. Happiness is actually a precursor to greater levels of success, not merely the result of it.

 


 

Professor and Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, says the investment decision on which mutual funds to put in your retirement plan is simple. 

 


 

Researchers dubbed this project "The Waiter Spit in my Soup!" You might be surprised that over 50 percent of customer service employees are responsible for some sort of deviant behavior toward customers. 

 


Human resources and corporate services director, Jeff Lupinacci, who has worked in all the major regions of the world, gives some advice on attracting and retaining top talent for multi-national, U.S.-based companies. 

 


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Make sure you understand the statistics before making an important decision. 

 


 

Benjamin Franklin started a knowledge revolution in business. 

 


Even if you have a bad boss, if you drop your "baggage" and approach each day with a fresh start, you'll thrive and do better at work.  

 


Use story telling to make a connection brand and consumer that goes far beyond the product, far beyond that moment -- and lives with the consumer.


Behind the Story: Mobile Barbers

Apr 8, 2016

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll talk about mobile businesses. Now you may think of food trucks – like the ones peppered along university parks – when you hear the phrase ‘mobile business.’  But being mobile isn’t just about offering that late-night taco fix…it’s increasingly become a platform to provide a convenient means for other goods and services. In this episode of Behind the Story, we explore the world of Mobile barbershops. After a story on the businesses we’ll hear from two barbers from Kileen that have made the mobile jump. 


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Marlene Reed spends much of her time writing published cases for journals and textbooks. She teaches ethics in her classroom using those stories, which are based on real-life experiences from interviews of people who have been faced with difficult decisions. 

 


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Companies are taking a more proactive approach to encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees.

 


While we are witnessing the increased wealth in China and up-and-coming India, post-Apartheid Africa is where business opportunity is among the hottest in the world. 

 


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How one company nudges customers to buy online. 

 


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