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Which storyline do you want policymakers to read? Here’s a case for flipping the script.


How a blockchain-based solution may improve digital advertising.

Rising popularity of Mexican cuisine helps diners discover its diversity

Mexican foods and flavors are showing up on more menus in the US, and this increased exposure is helping more consumers discover how varied the country’s cuisine can be.

Q&A: How can foodservice operators succeed in today’s environment of slow growth?

Changing consumer habits are causing a slowdown in restaurant growth, but updating their operations in a few key areas can help foodservice operators grow even in today’s tough market, according to David Portalatin of the The NPD Group.

Our integrity is fragile. It’s only as good as every kept promise. Do what you say you will do, every day -- with colleagues, neighbors, family, and strangers.


To say consumers don’t have a lot of faith in brands or their messages right now is an understatement.

Dean Foods highlights Mayfield Creamery’s heritage with return to original name
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A brand refresh for Mayfield Creamery is bringing the iconic southern dairy brand back to its original name, underscoring its authenticity and rich backstory that began in Athens, Tenn., in 1923.

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How to measure the size of a bank, smarter student lending, Nasdaq soars, and a corporate governance nightmare comes true

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How empowered do you feel to make decisions affecting your team?

Embracing telepractice

How to get stakeholder buy-in for online therapy in schools.

Tech Showcase roundup: April

Product highlights include “talking” seed packets that teach students about nutrition.

An executive was harassing women at work. HR brought this to the president. What would he decide?

What’s trending? From grading to life satisfaction, don’t miss these most-read stories.

What's behind the tea movement?

Tea is growing in popularity as new varieties and brands come onto the market. Could it overtake coffee as the drink of the moment?


MetLife wants a SIFI pause, BIS on monetary policy, parent-of-student loan bubbles, and one thing Wells Fargo does right