Shaquille O'Neal, whose business interests include taking a seat on Papa John's board, has a strict rule of only endorsing or investing in products he uses. "Of course there's a lot of money to be thrown around but when you're raised by a military drill sergeant, you have to do business honestly," he says.
Statements from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard suggest a quarter-point interest-rate decrease will occur this month. Bullard has emphasized the move should be seen as recalibration, rather than the first in a series of cuts.
Reducing food waste can assuage consumer concerns, improve profit and reduce hunger, writes Deepali Srivastava. "As new technology, consumer demand, and margin pressures continue to evolve, the financial benefits to businesses of reducing food waste and specifically focusing on surplus prevention are becoming even more clear," she writes.
When people know that others are relying on them for information, they can be slower in sharing, according to studies of workers in China and Australia. Being internally motivated is more likely to encourage information-sharing than feeling outside pressure, the authors argue.
This article by Caroline Castrillon discusses 10 ways people can be clear about their expectations and limits to improve their productivity, manage workload and maintain workplace relationships.
Writers for "The Simpsons" have predicted events, including the Ebola outbreak and the election of Donald Trump, by talking with one another about current events and letting their imaginations run wild. "If you make enough predictions then 10% will turn out to be right," says writer Al Jean.
Google has reached an $11 million settlement of a class action accusing the company of bias against older job seekers, with payouts to average more than $35,000 per plaintiff. The settlement also will require Google to conduct training regarding age discrimination and establish a committee that promotes age diversity among job candidates.
Karamo Brown says he almost didn't get cast in "Queer Eye" but persisted in getting an interview with a casting agent and turned his "fear-based" thoughts into "love-based" ones to land the job. "Anytime you tell yourself that this job is not going to work ... you turn that into 'I will have it because I've shown myself love, and I'm a good person,' " he says.
Successful leaders guide their own choices and seek advancement opportunities instead of waiting for praise or career guidance from a supervisor, Diana Peterson-More writes. "I have long thought that if we all just focused on one career -- our own -- we could do so with precision, accept responsibility for how it unfolds, and be intentional about our actions," she writes.
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