Josh Brook

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Paul Ryan And The Emerging Conservative Reform Agenda In Higher Education

Paul Ryan’s 73-page blueprint for expanding opportunity is chock full of ideas for higher education and job training reform. And rightfully so: opportunities for high school grads have shriveled up, and the cost of postsecondary education is crushing American families. The standard federal …

Home Decorating Rules Every Man Should Be Able To Follow

Updating your digs is not a lot different to updating your wardrobe. Depending on if you want to add a couple of key pieces or do a complete …

http://ow.ly/o8chg According to TRNK New York there are 7 (often overlooked) living room essentials: an accent chair, bright throw pillows, a statement rug, framed artwork, good coffee table lit, cool bookends, and a few unique, nonfunctional objects (a.k.a conversation starters). How many do you have? #DetailsNetwork

5 Things Customers Don’t Want to Hear…EVER

Share<p><i>Tara Hunt is the author of “The Whuffie Factor,” and is a contributor to the HootSource blog. This post originally appeared on Tara’s website,</i> …

10 Incredibly Cool Cars (Second-Hand & Affordable Edition)

It’s not that you <i>can’t</i> buy a new car, it’s just that you might not <i>want</i> to. Why dump a ton of money on a flashy new vehicle would you could spend less …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

5 Internet Marketing Basics: Give Your Business a Boost | Inc.com

When your business is in the red, there’s often more than one place to point the finger. One place you may not consider, however, is your marketing mix. (You <i>are</i> marketing, right? If not, this is undoubtedly the root of your problem.)<p>If it's not in the mix yet, now's the time to make a serious …

6 Signs Your Company’s Culture Stinks

Are your manager’s hands too clean?<p>Work-health index and industry surveys (like this and this) that put ‘culture’ at the core of why talent is attracted to or repelled from organizations abound. But you can’t miss what you don’t have–and for most startups, the beliefs and behaviors that create …

Why No One Cares About Your Ideas--And How To Change That

Think only a born salesperson can hold a room? Good news: Charisma can’t be taught, but effective presentation skills can—and we <i>all</i> need them.<p>Say you had an idea for a great new business, if only you could deliver a crackling pitch in eight minutes or less. That’s the challenge entrepreneurs face …

Why Wiki-Work is the Future | Inc.com

I’m convinced that if, we suddenly had freely-transferable, truly portable, and reasonably-priced insurance coverage for everyone who was gainfully employed, we would instantly see two amazing occurrences:<p>(1) a gigantic movement to new jobs, new start-ups and other new opportunities by millions of …

CEO Takes Action On Manufacturing Skills Gap

I was inspired last week after speaking with an executive of a metal forming company in Louisville, Kentucky that is not waiting for others to solve our nation’s skilled labor problem. Tom Hudson is a doer and the CEO of nth/works. nth/works is a growing, privately held $60 million company that …