Shannon Claton

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Want Your New Employees' Personal Commitment? Take Their Onboarding Personally

You get the employee engagement you deserve. If you don’t engage with them, they won’t engage with you. If all you need is compliance, indirect communication is fine. If you want them to contribute, you’ll need direct communication. If you want them to commit to the cause, you must make an …

The Golden College Fund

Can you believe that it can cost you $60,000 per year to send your child to the country club called college these days? The ever-increasing cost of college education (even when there is “no inflation” according to our very own Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen) is something that many of us with …

McDonald's Reviews Wage Theft Claims As Workers In 30 Cities Protest For Overtime Pay

Customers at a McDonald's outlet in the shadow of New York’s Empire State Building were treated to more than a Big Mac meal at lunchtime on Tuesday.<p>Just before noon, McDonald’s employees and their labor allies streamed into the restaurant, chanting for overtime wages they say the burger giant owes …

Apple In Cars--What Does It Mean For The Auto Industry And Google?

Apple shook the car industry at the Geneva Motor Show when they declared they will play a key role in the future within cars, bringing their technology to the world’s second most connected device. This is an interesting announcement in many ways, but, most importantly, is the first time that Apple …

Five Mistakes People Make When They Think They're Working Smarter

Many entrepreneurs and businesses think they work smarter when actually they don’t. Here are some classic errors – you might think you’re working smarter when you do these things, but you’re not.<p><b>1. Tell everyone to work from home on Friday</b><p>Not only is this not smart, it’s not even flexible, as …

The War on Poverty Wasn't A Failure -- It Was A Catastrophe

Has the War on Poverty been a failure? Well, of <i>course</i> it has. If you devote 50 years and $21.5 trillion (in 4Q2013 dollars) to anything, and people are arguing about whether it was a success or a failure, then you can be sure that it was a failure.<p>Have you noticed that, 50+ years from its …

Is Hierarchy Helping Or Harming Your Organization?

Hailed as the anti-hierarchy, holacracy is the new business buzzword. Developed by Ternary Software CEO Brian Robertson in 2007, at its most basic holacracy is a self-governing operating system where everyone within an organization takes responsibility for delivering on the company’s purpose. With …

CDs Refuse To Die, And That's Bad For The Music Business

The 2013 global music industry revenue numbers are out courtesy of the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonograph Industry – an outdated name if there ever was one), and streaming is now a huge part of not only digital sales, but all music sales. According to its latest <i>Digital Music Report,</i> …

Special relativity creates its own optical illusion

Special relativity is best known for letting us know that, as a person's velocity increases, their perception of time slows down. It also creates an …

Runaway star creates bow shock as it speeds through galaxy

Kappa Cassiopeiae speeds through the galaxy at 1,100 kilometers per second. It creates this bow shock, which is about 4 light-years ahead of its star.<p>…

Cosmology

Augmedix Raises $3.2M To Make Google Glass Standard Kit For Future Doctors

Google Glass is facing some challenges in terms of public perception and an ongoing debate about its role in the public forum, but it has some potential in specific realms that could be very exciting, apart from its ability to be a huge consumer success. One such application is in medicine, and …

Samsung reportedly working on a SIM-equipped watchphone

The Gear 2 isn't even out, but we're already seeing rumors about something else that's lurking in Samsung's R&D labs. The <i>Korea Herald</i> is reporting that the company is working on a SIM-enabled watchphone that'll make calls without the aid of a smartphone, just like LG's old Watch Phone and Samsung's …

FBI Examining Malaysia Airlines Pilot's Flight Simulator

The FBI is examining the home made flight simulator that belonged to the captain of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and a key question will be …