Navigating Sustainable Seals

With increasing consumer interest in supporting green companies, it can be difficult for environmentally conscious customers to identify sustainable products and services in a cluttered marketplace. Thankfully, third-party authenticated seals offer busy customers an easy way to find products and services that best align with their values. By commissioning a third party to authenticate a […]

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Practice Might Make You Better, But Not Valedictorian: Recreation Roundup

Practice Might Make You  Better, But It Won’t Make You Valedictorian. “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” It’s a lovely idea, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his 2008 book, Outliers. As you might remember, Gladwell’s “magic number of greatness” was 10,000 hours of […]

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Trends in Office Space Design

In 1999, the CCIM Institute predicted that office space design in the future will consist of more-flexible offices and an increase in shared space. Turns out, the prediction was spot on. Today, more and more offices are turning to open and collaborative layouts and comfortable work areas. As the traditional work environment begins to shift, […]

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Vaccine Costs Are Soaring: Healthcare Roundup

The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring. Vaccination prices have gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits in the last two decades, creating dilemmas for doctors and their patients as well as straining public health budgets. Some doctors have stopped offering immunizations because they say they cannot afford to buy these potentially lifesaving […]

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10 Ways to Green Your Work Ethic: Office Roundup

10 Ways to Green Your Work Ethic. A greener workplace can mean a lighter ecological footprint, a healthier and more productive place to work, and good news for the bottom line. Whether you’re the boss or the employee, whether your office is green already or still waiting to see the light, some practical steps can […]

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Commissary Kitchens to Grow Your Business

When T.G.I. Fridays hit the open road with its mobile menu of ‘handcrafted favorites’ in June, the restaurant chain reinforced that food trucks are more than just a fad, but rather a movement transforming the foodservice industry. And now that warmer weather is here to stay, meet-ups like First Fridays in Quebec and Off the […]

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What Business Schools Should Really Be Teaching: Education Roundup

What Business Schools Should Really Be Teaching. I was recently invited to speak to graduate students at a very large Midwestern university. It soon became clear that a great deal was missing from their coursework. A key element for reaching agreement and negotiation wasn’t even discussed in their classes: conscious and systematic thinking skills. I […]

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