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8/17/2018

President Donald Trump should resist a deal to reappoint National Labor Relations Board member Mark Pearce in exchange for fast-tracking nominees at the Labor Department, according to this Wall Street Journal editorial. "Reappointing Mr. Pearce would reward obstructionism and lawlessness," the editorial concludes.

8/17/2018

In a letter to Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta, Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, requested an updated to joint-employer liability standards. IFA's Matthew Haller supported the request, noting that the lawmakers see the value of "providing clear, long-term rules for employers on joint employer."

8/17/2018

A group of major investors -- including sovereign wealth funds, SoftBank and Tencent -- is eager to pump millions into startups. But pumping too much money into a young startup may cause problems, as founders can temporarily ignore the market forces that ultimately shape a business' success or failure.

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8/17/2018

MoviePass has unveiled changes to its services that will limit users to choosing from a daily curated list of up to six films. "For the time being, we will be limiting the films and showtimes that are available to members each day," MoviePass said in a note to subscribers.

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The Verge
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8/17/2018

Establishing trust is an immediate priority if you have just stepped into a new leadership role. "Nothing beats listening, at least for the first few days, to get a lay of the land and a sense of what matters to the people on the team," said Reddit's Nick Caldwell.

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Inside Intercom
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8/17/2018

Thousands of thoughts drift through our minds every day, and not all of them are productive, writes Aytekin Tank. It's important to acknowledge these thoughts and look for patterns while voicing your fears and apprehensions, he adds.

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The JotForm Blog
8/17/2018

Freight startup Cargomatic hit a rough patch two years ago, laying off about one-third of its staff and parting ways with two executives. Now the company is looking to bring on more staff and move into new markets, backed by $35 million in new funding.

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8/16/2018

Kroger is launching a home grocery delivery test via self-guided vehicles at a Scottsdale, Ariz., Fry's location. The pilot test will use autonomous Toyota Prius cars, which will initially have a human inside to monitor performance, for same-day and next-day delivery.

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8/16/2018

Just as when scaling Mount Everest, sales representatives must sometimes take a detour or step back to ultimately make forward progress with a lead, writes Ian Altman. It's important for reps to constantly assess whether they're in the best possible position to serve each client and whether a deal is a good fit for the potential buyer, Altman writes.

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8/16/2018

Use customer objections to determine which criteria buyers are using to judge your solution's effectiveness, suggests Sean McPheat. Remember customers may object based upon factors such as price when their real hesitation stems from something else entirely, McPheat writes.

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MTD Sales Blog (UK)
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