Vaughn Sigmon

588 Flips | 4 Magazines | 30 Likes | 79 Following | 38 Followers | @vcsigmon | Business Coach and Trainer for Small to Mid Size Businesses Host of the Business Mechanic Radio Show

From E-Cigs to Tobacco: Here’s How Nicotine Affects the Body

E-cigarette vaping devices, those nicotine-rich cigarette alternatives, may not be as safe as once believed. This is especially so for the market’s …

Public Health

Six Signs You're Vaping Pot All Wrong

If you feel disappointed with what you’ve been vaping, heed this advice. by Lester BlackThis person knows how to buy the right vape cartridge, so …

Cannabis

Companies stop sales of kid-friendly e-cigarette liquids after FDA, FTC crackdown

A crackdown by the Trump administration led to 17 companies halting the sale of nicotine-containing e-liquids used in e-cigarettes that had …

Public Health

Possible Maybach-fighting BMW 9 Series could be in the works

I almost doesn’t matter what flagship car a brand has, journalists and enthusiasts will always want to know if there’s room for a more premium, more …

Bentley Motors

2019 Mercedes G550 Walkaround Shows Everything You’d Like To See

G550 in the U.S., G500 in Europe.<p>Mercedes-Benz has a brand new generation G-Class off-roader on the market, which – to say the least – looks almost …

Off-roading

Pebble Beach 2018: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept make US debut

The BMW 8 Series Coupe is almost old news now, despite how achingly pretty it is, thanks to the 2019 BMW Z4 M40i making its official debut at Pebble …

BMW 8 Series

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 4Matic Has a Sweet New Engine

The CLS450 is powered by the carmaker's all-new straight-six. And it sings.<p><i>From the September 2018 issue</i><br>The refiring of its new 3.0-liter inline-six, which goes virtually unnoticed in stop-start operation, is likely the Mercedes-Benz CLS450’s most endearing quality. Yet the seamlessness of this …

Automotive Industry

Media Madness

The team consisted of Scott, Lugg, Aldridge, Lewis, Bowden, Mahida, Grudzinska, Dosanjh, Parekh, Foronjy, Sapey, Naidu, and was led by David Thickett …

Vaping – good, bad or not clear?

Hugh Pym @BBCHughPym on Twitter<p><b>A new report from MPs has certainly generated a new talking point - not least among vapers and smokers taking a break from their desks.</b><p>It has raised again the questions of whether e-cigarettes are a positive force for public health and whether they could yet cause …

Public Health

Coronado bans vaping, smoking e-cigs in public

Vaping in Coronado now runs the risk of a $100 fine.<p>The city’s ban on smoking electronic-cigarettes in public spaces went into effect today.<p>The ban …

FDA targets e-cigarettes like Juul as teachers fear 'epidemic' use by students

At Jonathan Law High School, a mysteriously large number of students last year spent copious amounts of time in the bathroom.<p>Noticing students were disappearing for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, teachers at the Milford, Connecticut, school brought the issue to principal Fran Thompson. The bathrooms …

Juul

MPs want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

LONDON (Reuters) - Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday.<p>Lauren Poole of House of Vapes, uses a vape in London, Britain August 17, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls<p>This could include prescribing …

U.K. Vape Entrepreneurs Could Help Save A Million Years Of Life

Vaping regulations should be relaxed, according to a group of British MPs. The Science and Technology Committee in the U.K. Parliament has released a report calling for advertising rules to be liberalized, limits on nicotine levels to be increased and for the legalisation of vaping in more public …

Public Health

Should e-cigs be marketed as a public-health benefit? UK report adds new fuel to debate over efforts to reduce smoking.

Making it government policy that smokers be encouraged to switch to electronic cigarettes as “a considerably less harmful alternative” if they can’t …

Public Health

Wauconda board won't vote on 'Tobacco' 21 plan

Wauconda officials are shelving a plan to increase the minimum age for buying cigarettes, e-cigarettes and related products to 21 from 18.

Bruce Rauner

E-cigarette sales are booming thanks to Juul

Juul, a relatively new entrant in the e-cigarette market, is dominating the industry in about three short years.<p>The San Francisco company sold $1.29 …

eCigarettes

Israel bans popular Juul e-cig

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Juul’s rapid international expansion hit a speed bump on Tuesday when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu banned the Silicon Valley …

Public Health

Here's all the insane stuff "vaping congressman" Duncan Hunter charged to his campaign credit cards

Rep. Duncan Hunter, the so-called “vaping Congressman” and one of President Trump’s staunchest allies in Congress, was indicted Tuesday for using campaign funds for a whole bunch of absurd shenanigans, including buying clothes at a golf course and passing it off as “balls for the Wounded …

Credit Cards

Salespeople Who Exceed Quota are 32% More Likely To Be Coached

We’ve all heard the saying that coaching matters. Few of us will argue about the importance of coaching our people. It’s not a controversial topic. As a matter of fact, according to a new study produced by A Sales Guy,* 82.1% of sales leaders say they coach their salespeople. On the surface, this …

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager -- But Not A Leader

A simple way to answer the question “What’s the difference between managing and leading?” is this:<p>Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they’re supposed to do.<p>The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if …

Leadership

These To-Do List Methods Will Help You Finally Get Organized

Everyone works differently, so we’ve gathered nine different approaches to organizing your daily tasks.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been on a mission to create the perfect to-do list. I’ve tested multiple apps from Evernote, Any.do, to Wunderlist. I’ve used physical and digital …

Six Ways To Become A Better Manager

In management today, it isn’t enough to simply focus on end results. No matter what field you’re a manager in, you’ll find that job satisfaction, and therefore job productivity, is directly tied to positive management skills. The bottom line for a company can be affected by a bad manager through …

Managing an Employee with a Bad Attitude? Just Focus on What This Person Does.

An employee who complains is tolerable if you set guidelines for what is acceptable behavior.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I teach leadership programs all over the country, and one of the most significant questions I get from leaders and managers in my programs is how …

Be The Boss: 7 Habits That Separate Bosses From Workers

In the business world, there are two kinds of people — the boss and the worker.<p>The boss is the business owner, the worker is the business accessory. The boss sets goals and priorities, the worker executes. The boss gets rich, the worker gets a paycheck to pay the bills.The boss gets the excitement …

Entrepreneurship

Harvard Prof's 4 Startling Insights On Why Startups Fail To Scale

Most startups can't grow enough to survive, Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann knows why.<p>What do the most successful entrepreneurs have in common? People like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have demonstrated the ability to turn an idea into a large, publicly-traded company -- and keep …

7 Smart Habits of Bosses That Show Emotional Intelligence

They make room daily for laughter and joy, and aren't afraid of expressing frustration, uncertainty or sadness. In short, they're human.<p>The best boss I've ever worked for did what any good leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ) does: He invested in my development. In short, he set …

Authenticity Is The Most Important Trait of Influential Leaders. Here's Why

Leadership has nothing to do with titles.<p>If you think that a job title is what gives you power to influence and inspire others, you're holding yourself back. Restricting your growth. And falling short of achieving your full potential.<p>When I think about leaders--and I've encountered many, each with …

Want to Be a Great Boss? Do These 7 Things Every Day

If you want your people to be great, then be sure to be a great boss. Here's how.<p>Leadership fads come and go -- entire industries are built on them -- but some fundamental principles of good leadership remain constant no matter what.<p>The fundamental values of good leadership determine just how …

Does Your Workplace Fuel Courage Or Fear? Six Ways To Create Psychological Safety

“Don’t mess this up.”<p>If you’ve ever had a boss who was more worried about protecting their position and avoiding all risk than in supporting new ideas or forging new ground, you’ll know how demoralizing it can be.<p>Most of us have had a boss at some point in our career whose fear rubbed off on those …

Cirque du Soleil

You'll be More Productive When You Stop Believing These 9 Productivity Myths

There is no shortcut, so just work through that list you should have.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being productive plays a huge role in your success. That’s probably why people spend hours and hours scouring the Internet for top-notch productivity tips, tricks, and …