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Who are the millennials anyway?

Millennials: Who do they think they are? And more importantly, who do <i>we</i> think they are?<p>Millennials may be the hottest thing for demographers, brand …

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before<p>after<p>First produced in 1887 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, Glenfiddich — which means “Valley of the Deer” in Scottish Gaelic — is one …

Back to Cognac

<i>It's Spirits Month! Get in on all the booze-filled fun.</i><p>Only certain brandies can bear the name <i>cognac</i>, the luxurious amber-hued spirit cherished for …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Real Life Diet<p>Jokes. Music. Chicken breast.<p>By Luke Darby2 days agoView More<p>Dating<p>Polyamory is so 2017.<p>By Sophie Saint Thomas17 hours agoView …

5 Irish Whiskeys You Will Actually Remember Drinking Tomorrow

In 1979, a bartender in Connecticut named Charles Burke Cronin Oat created a drink with three of Ireland’s most beloved adult beverages—Jameson Irish …

Apple Pay setup detailed & retailers begin training as service launches at Apple HQ

The launch of Apple Pay, Apple’s NFC and Touch ID-based mobile payment solution, is upon us. Apple has begun preparing for the launch by kicking off Apple Pay training programs for its own group of retail store employees and by working with retailers to prepare for the debut later this month. The …

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AMERICAN workers have had no news this good for years. In June employers added 288,000 jobs, bringing the total for the year to 1.4m, the best …

Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army seeks removal of Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson honors

The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals — …

What to Do When Praise Makes You Uncomfortable

Not long ago, my mentor and friend, Warren Bennis, gave me a very generous unsolicited compliment. I hemmed and hawed and went on about how he didn’t need to say that and really it was nothing. Warren in his loving, but not suffering foolishness (or false modesty) manner, stopped me and said, …

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The Five Superpowers of Marketing

Customers are more connected and empowered than ever before. If you want to win their hearts and minds, you have to master the latest technology, assimilate vast quantities of data, engage and delight your customers, and deliver products and services that surpass expectations. Plus you have to …

The Federal Student Aid Program Is Breaking Its Promise to the Poor

Students from households with more than $100,000 in income received more federal aid in recent years than those from households with less than $20,000 in income.<p>One hundred dollars.<p>Data from the National Center for Education Statistics drives this point home. In 2007-2008, the average cost for …

The missing ingredient of the economic recovery (hint: it’s not jobs)

By Russ Koesterich, CFA <br>Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock<p>Despite an improving labor market, household spending isn’t picking up enough to fuel a faster U.S. recovery. This missing ingredient of the economic recovery is to blame, says Russ.<p>Tomorrow, we may get the latest evidence that the jobs …

Jack Lew: US is leading world in economic recovery

The U.S. is leading the way in a global economic recovery and there should be little question about its ability to fulfill its debt obligations, …

Six Drucker Questions that Simplify a Complex Age

In 1981, Peter Drucker delivered a lecture at New York University titled “Managing the Increasing Complexity of Large Organizations.” Drawing on lessons from the auto industry, banking and beyond, he offered provocative prescriptions for coping in a world in which “the real challenge is to decide …

Getting Buy-In for Innovation that Doesn’t Fade at the End of the Quarter

You’ve prepared a business plan for a promising new entrepreneurial venture. You’ve got funding and the blessing of your CEO and Board to go ahead with this high-profile “experiment”. Your venture could be a growth engine for your corporation’s otherwise large but slow and steady core business.<p>Then …

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Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

Deciding How to Decide

Artwork: Matt Phillips, Painting (for Myra), 2007, oil and collage on canvas, 66″ x 96″<p>Senior managers are paid to make tough decisions. Much rides on the outcome of those decisions, and executives are judged—quite rightly—on their overall success rate. It’s impossible to eliminate risk from …

Nice Managers Embrace Conflict, Too

Most people want to be liked: It’s one of the fundamental tenets of human behavior. Because of that motivation, many of us have an unconscious desire to avoid conflict. We prefer to “get along,” “not make waves,” and “act as a team player.” We all want to be known as a great person to work with.<p>The …

10 Ways To Lose Your Best Employees

Want to hold tight to your talent? Don’t do these things!<p>In the course of writing <i>The Talent Mandate,</i> I spoke with a prominent business school professor who told me that no corporate function lags behind today so dramatically as talent. He sees improvements and innovations in every area except in …

DOJ, JPMorgan strike tentative deal

JPMorgan Chase has reached a tentative agreement with the Justice Department to pay a record $13 billion to settle civil investigations into faulty mortgage securities the bank sold to investors in the lead up to the financial crisis, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.<p>The …

SunTrust to cut 800 jobs in mortgage business

Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. has informed employees the company will cut 800 positions in its mortgage business, joining other competitors in …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

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The List Largest ESOPs<p>Employee stock ownership plans ranked by total assets as of fiscal year end date. Includes company sponsor, ESOP name, net …

Five Years After Lehman’s Collapse, Bankers Still Haven’t Confronted Their Biases

In 2005, four dozen senior executives at Lehman Brothers took a decision-making course. They holed up at the Palace Hotel on Madison Avenue and heard from top business school researchers and behavioral psychologists about dangerous cognitive biases. Then they rushed back to their headquarters in …