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To Spur Global Economy, International Monetary Fund Leaders Urge ‘Growth-Friendly’ Policies During Tight Times

Acknowledging that the global economy is still on tenterhooks, world financial leaders Saturday called on countries to implement "growth-friendly …

How Silicon Valley can put local businesses back on the map

Tony Xu Contributor<p>Tony Xu is the CEO and a co-founder of DoorDash.<p>I come from a small-business family. My mom has owned three small businesses; most recently, a medical clinic in the South Bay. But it was in her first business, a Chinese restaurant outside Chicago, where I saw firsthand the …

Small Business

7 small business trends and predictions for 2016

A generational shift in the workplace and the ubiquity of technology will irrevocably change the way businesses operate

What's a Boss Worth?

Quite a lot, it turns out. Good bosses can have a multiplier effect that ups everyone’s game, according to new research by Christopher Stanton.<p>We all …

To Hug or Not to Hug in the Workplace?

An Important Question to Embrace<p>On a daily basis, the coaches in our firm grapple with a question that is not likely addressed at Harvard Business School, unless I'm overlooking in the course catalogue something called Physical Boundaries in Contemporary Corporate Culture.<p>When is it appropriate to …

High-tech's weakening job creation machine

<b>Finance Minister Bill Morneau</b> never said it, but many of his budget’s recent measures in favour of high-tech should not have been necessary.<p>He and …

Bill Morneau

Why Nudging Your Customers Can Backfire

In the approximately eight years since the book <i>Nudge</i>, by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, came out, nudges have become a widely used consumer influence strategy. Nudge marketing refers to deliberately manipulating how choices are presented to consumers. Its goal is to influence what consumers …

Psychology

What Your Small Business Should Do To Look Like A Social Media Pro

As social media use continues to grow, so does the number of marketing opportunities for small businesses. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults now use social networking sites, according to Pew Research, up from just 7 percent in 2005.<p>“That’s just a remarkable adoption curve,” said Sean Miller, lead …

Small Business