Scott Monty

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Mesa day care worker fired over social media post

Updated:Thursday, February 4 2016 9:00 AM EST2016-02-04 14:00:06 GMT

By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long …

Day Care

The Simple Trick That Amazon, Apple, and Lego Know

Too many leaders think about what's going to change in the next 10 years, instead of what's not.

Position yourself for the future by looking at what stays constant.

That's how star companies like Amazon, Apple, and Lego consistently leap ahead of competitors, say strategy experts Paul Leinwand and …


How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …


UAW was unprepared for social media influence on talks, Williams says

Originally Published: February 05, 2016 2:50 PM
Modified: February 05, 2016 4:14 PM

Union still wrapping up local contracts at GM Lordstown plant, …


Article: How Long Does it Take to Completely Incorporate New Technologies into Marketing Efforts?

Marketers are increasingly adopting and incorporating new technologies into their strategy. According to a July 2015 survey, almost a third of …

'The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes' is hot on the trail of a great musical

The Mercury Theater, in Chicago's booming Southport corridor, is a jewel-box of a theater. But it rarely has contained a jewel box of a show, mostly because producers and directors have thoroughly enjoyed stuffing full-blown Broadway musicals into its challenging dimensions. But "The Man Who …

Musical Theatre

Sherlock Holmes exhibition headed to Edmonton for only stop in Canada

EDMONTON — The game will be afoot for mystery buffs and literature lovers when a world-class exhibition on the fictional super sleuth Sherlock Holmes …

Sherlock Holmes

11 Life Skills Every Modern Man Should Master

1 | How To Give Your Brain A Rest By Meditating

Working against a tight deadline? Skipping lunch? Finding it difficult to breathe? If this is sounding …

Life Skills

5 style rules to get dressed by | The Gentlemans Journal | The latest in style and grooming, food and drink, business, lifestyle, culture, sports, restaurants, nightlife, travel and power.

Men’s style is a sartorial minefield of sorts; there are a number of faux pas that can ruin a great look in an instant and negotiating them can be a …


A Social-Savvy Generation of Fortune 500 CEOs Is Emerging, Despite Majority of Chief Execs Being Absent from Social Media, Study Finds

A new study sponsored by business management platform Domo and finds that 61 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are not active on any major social …

Social Media

The State of Interactive Video in Communications: New Report Details How Video Drives High Audience Engagement

Ease of use, accessibility and customer engagement are key marketing drivers

Interactive video is part of the evolving video landscape and offers …


Twitter just made it easier to follow tweetstorms and long conversations

Twitter just made a major change to the way tweets appear on its website: clicking on a tweet now opens a separate separate window within your timeline. The window appears for any tweet, but it will also surface replies for tweets that have one or more replies.

For now the change only appears to …


LinkedIn Shuts Down Its Ad Network 12 Months After It Opened

Last year LinkedIn followed the example of other tech platforms with lots of user data, like Google and Facebook, and started letting advertisers use …


Uber and Dick's Partner to Deliver Super Bowl Champion Shirts Before Your Party's Even Over

It's one of those inevitable occurrences of big-city life: Within a day of some big event going down—the latest storm of the century, the candidacy …

Super Bowl

All Facebook Pages Can Reply to Comments With Private Messages

Facebook introduced the ability for page administrators to reply to comments with private messages in August, and the feature was made available to …


Super Bowl Social Content is Up 223% Since 2012 (And Twitter Isn’t Dead)

Is there any bigger linchpin of a brand’s marketing calendar than the Super Bowl? An event that’s as much about the advertising as it is about the …

Super Bowl

Content Marketing’s Secret Sauce? Good Workflow

Have you found the secret sauce to managing your content? Or do you operate with a cobbled-together system that gets the job done?If you’re just …


Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game

As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night.

If that’s out of your price range, how about sharing a room for only $1300 per night?

The thought process seems solid – an estimated million people …


Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations

Chalk it up to the Snowden Effect.

Although it has been nearly three years since Edward Snowden turned the world on its head by releasing a trove of highly sensitive documents, the ripples of his decision are still being felt broadly.

To that end, the European Union recently finalized the text of …

Data Protection

How to Treat the Symptoms of a Rising Reputation: David Hume on the Only Adequate Response to Haters

On choosing the turn of mind that expands your happiness rather than contracting it.

In the final year of his life, the great Scottish philosopher, historian, and essayist David Hume (May 7, 1711–August 25, 1776) penned a short, beautiful autobiography titled My Own Life (public library) — a potent …

Western Philosophy

GM VC boss: 'The automotive ecosystem is changing'

Jon Lauckner might have the best job in the traditional auto industry. He's chief technology officer for General Motors, and he also runs GM Ventures, the automaker's venture-capital arm.

Lauckner has been at GM since 1979 and has had a hand in some of the century-old company's most innovative …

Venture Capital

Twitter suspends 125,000 ISIL-related accounts

Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts connected to the Islamic State over the past six months. In the past, Twitter has been heavily criticized for not more effectively policing the presence of the extremist group. USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts connected to the …

Social Media

LinkedIn shares fall more than 28% on guidance

LinkedIn said it expects first-quarter revenue around $820 million, but Wall Street had expected about $868.3 million.

Mossberg: Apple’s apps need work

People think of Apple as a maker of excellent premium hardware. In fact, many reviewers regard Apple devices as the best you can buy. For instance, I’m on record as saying its most important product, the iPhone, is the best smartphone on the market. So is The Verge overall.

But there’s more than just …


YouTube Set to Premiere First Original Movies, PewDiePie Series

YouTube next week is set to launch its first exclusive programming — a test of how many customers will fork over $10 per month, the price of …


Article: Internet of Things Is Changing How Media and Entertainment Companies Operate

While the “internet of things” is still in the early stages of development, the media and entertainment industry already has many of the …


Why You Need a Business Strategy, Not a Social Strategy

There’s no shortage of how-to articles and blog posts on leveraging the power of social media. And with this endless sea of social media-touting …

Business Planning

Vanity Metrics vs. Results: How Ted Cruz Won Iowa

We, at the height, are ready to decline.
There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage …

Ted Cruz