John Horne

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Why More Companies Are Supplementing 401(k)s With HSAs

A growing number of employers have recognized that a combination of HSAs and 401(k) plans may improve both the company’s overall benefits program and employee well-being. However, too many employers and their employees are missing out on this triple tax-advantaged savings plan – to the tune of an …

Retirement

3 Tips To Figure Out What To Charge Your Clients

One of the biggest pain points for freelancers at the beginning is figuring out their rates. The temptation is to check Glassdoor and go with market rate. Or worse, charge your monthly income or hourly wage as a former full-time employee. Doing this is a mistake because it doesn’t account for the …

The outsourcing cock-up that has left KFC customers feeling peckish | Coco Khan

Behind the lighthearted story lie darker suggestions of cost-cutting that puts jobs at risk and lines corporate pockets<p>It’s an upset that far outstrips the Nando’s shortage of 2014, and at a scale that makes last year’s dip in hummus supply seem small fry: KFC is out of chicken. The $23bn (£16.5bn) …

Customers

Alibaba will start selling cars in China from gigantic vending machines

During the recent announcement that Ford and Alibaba were teaming up on a venture to enter China’s electric vehicle market, their statement …

Why our health care costs so much — and why fixes aren't likely

Practically everyone knows health care in the United States is expensive — the most expensive in the world by seemingly every measure. But judging by …

You’re Overpaying for Drugs and Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You

Eric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up co-payments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, …

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Donald Trump

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

Self-improvement

What Every Introvert Must Know About Leadership

<i>The MPW Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions</i> …

The sharing economy will screw us all — and it’s retirement we have to be really worried about | Salon.com

9 Important Things Leaders Do to Create Amazing Teams

Loved leaders are often the best whole brain thinkers on the planet. They combine a mysterious mix of logic and emotion to get the job done and learning from them can up your game too.<p>When you see someone who knows how to grab a group and make it a team, stop and pay attention. It doesn't matter if …

3 key things that separate a leader from a manager

Having an applied universal system in which all members can follow and abide by is a great way to uphold standards, increase accountability and promote unity.<p>You need people whose responsibility is carrying out these systems and assuring that they are implemented properly.<p>Throughout time, these …

Team Building

How Device Makers Lose When Medicare Bundles Knee, Hip Surgery Fees

News that the Obama administration is shifting more Medicare dollars away from fee-for-service medicine when it comes to paying for knee and hip replacements could force device makers to become more competitive or lose sales.<p>The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services last week proposed moving …

The No. 1 Thing Holding You Back As A Leader

Leadership isn’t nearly as complex as people make it out to be, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard. The big difference between highly effective leaders and those just playing at leadership is often found in their willingness to do what doesn’t come naturally or instinctively. Real leadership …

Presenting To Venture Capitalists: 15 Rules For The Perfect Pitch

Funds raised from investors for venture capital investments hit $32.97 billion in 2014, a 62 percent increase over 2013 and the highest total since 2007. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> fundraising was up across the board, with venture firms focused on early-stage investing showing an increase …

Venture Capital

5 Forward-Looking Ideas To Help You Be A More Effective Leader In 2015

The beginning of the year is a time to take one’s eye off the rear view mirror and look ahead. People want to follow leaders who are confident and optimistic – not weighed down by the past but moving forward. With that in mind, here are 5 forward-looking ideas to help you be a more effective leader …

Leadership

A Dozen Stocks To Buy And Hold For 2015

Investors Beware: The market’s professional skeptics predictably will warn investors about their oft-repeated doomsday scenario, now that the Dow Jones industrial average has pierced through the 18,000 zone and the S&P 500-stock index has again leaped to another all-time high, with the NASDAQ …

Dementia 101: 6 Ways Dementia Changes How You Think

Dementia is a scary word with an often scarier reality. Understanding the experience of dementia, or as it is now clinically called Neurocognitive Disorder (NCD), can help shift our perspective. As I mentioned in my inaugural post in this series:<p>I know and see daily the challenges and suffering …

Cognitive Science

5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager

As the world of work continues to change so do the qualities and characteristics of the managers who are going to be leading our companies. Work is not the same as it used to be and we are seeing dramatic changes in both behavior and technology not just in our personal lives but in our professional …

Four Areas Where Senior Leaders Should Focus Their Attention

It was getting close to lunch time and the people seated around the table — the CEO and seven of his direct reports — were clearly getting antsy. But it wasn’t because they were hungry. In fact, they’d been eating snacks all morning, mostly out of boredom.<p>The COO was at the front of the room, …

Medtronic Is Changing Its Business. Will The System Let It?

Earlier this month, <i>Forbes</i> contributor David Shaywitz asked a necessary question: “Are Medical Product Companies Finally Serious About Business Model Evolution?” This was in response to medical-device giant Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) friendly acquisition of Cardiocom, a patient-monitoring firm. CEO Omar …

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