Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

I'll Stay Home for Leftovers

You couldn't blast me into the mall today with a stick of dynamite. I'd much prefer to read my colleague's fascinating explanation about branding Black Friday. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Made in the USA designs

Many small garment makers are family-owned and do things the old-fashioned way. Now, an Internet directory is attempting to bring these USA brands online.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mad Men Wouldn't Go There

A vice president announced that “he had just given his wife syphilis, and everybody laughed.” Must read column from my colleague John Tozzi today.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Shadow Pharmacies

Fascinating investigation into compounding pharmacies (like the New England outfit that distributed meds tainted with meningitis) and how they escaped regulation with help from the "wellness" industry.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Keep It Personal

Keep business expenses for business and the personal, personal. It's not just about tax audits, it's about investors, employees and partnerships.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Flood of Need

The SBA is gearing up to deal with a flood of disaster assistance loan applications from businesses and individuals hit by Sandy.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Old Boys' Club

Women are still at a great disadvantage in business leadership, and the problem is getting worse. This is unacceptable:

About 21 percent of new members named to the boards of companies on the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index last year were female, a decline of 9 percent over the past five years, according to executive recruiter Spencer Stuart. And women represent just 16 percent of all directors at companies in the index, barely above the 15 percent level of 2006, Spencer Stuart says.

This despite the fact that companies with women in leadership perform better and attract more outside investment.