Patrice Ford

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Blue Bell: We haven't laid off anyone in 100 years and we won't do it now

Blue Bell Creameries hasn't laid off anyone in the past 100 years. And it won't happen now, even though the company is grappling with a massive recall that yanked every last Blue Bell ice cream container from store shelves.<p>Blue Bell has 4,000 employees and production has come to a standstill at its …

How to Get Your Employees to Think Like Owners

Building your team with employees who think like owners isn't as hard as it seems.<p>What entrepreneur wouldn't love to have a fleet of "mini-me" type employees on staff? We have all dreamed at one moment or another of finding employees who operate with the same grit and gusto we do. So how do we get …

Why Do We Get So Emotional About Brands?

Honestly, it’s puzzling that an inanimate, imaginary thing such as a brand should seem to have gender.<p>But obviously brands do send out gender signals, and sometimes they’re quite strong. In fact, recent research shows that the more intense the gender signals, the greater the brand value — so not …

4 ways to retire by age 55

The retirement plans of Google GOOG, -0.92% Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette, 52, who announced last March that he wanted more time to travel …

Myspace Relaunches With $20 Million Ad Campaign

Wednesday marks the official relaunch of Myspace, and the once-dominant social media property has invested in a $20 million ad campaign to …

Unconventional Career Advice You Need to Hear

Stephen Pollan is an iconoclastic life coach and personal finance mentor. He’s also a lawyer. But I think the engraved sign on his New York City office desk offers the best description of what he does: “Professional Fear Eliminator.”<p>Pollan, 83, meets with clients for 45 minutes to an hour to help …

Scientists Test A Potential Treatment Of Alzheimer's In Vitro

A Team of Researchers in Japan have been reprogramming cells from patients with Alzheimer’s into neurons to model the progress of the disease and develop potential therapies that can aid at least a subset of patients suffering from it.<p>As I’ve written before, many researchers expect that the biggest …

Are You A Serial Job Hopper?

These days, job hopping is practically a way of life. Gone is the idea of spending four decades at one company, ultimately retiring with a gold watch and a pension plan.<p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median number of years workers stay at a given job is only 4.6, which allows them …