WORKING FROM 62 TO 74 – CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY OR IS IT JUST ECONOMICALLY SENSIBLE?

In 2010, the world had 16 people aged 65 and over for every 100 adults between the ages 25 and 64, almost the same ratio as in 1980 (http://www.economist.com/node/21601248/print). By…

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THE ROCKY ROAD OF CLEANTECH

Once thought of as a glamorous and most compelling of investment trends, cleantech has lost its sheen in recent years. In 2005, cleantech (primarily renewable energy) investing by VC firms…

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WHEN FREE ISN’T FREE – THE DANGERS OF VOLUNTEER LABOR

The Idea Startups and rapidly growing small businesses are often tempted to use volunteer labor or unpaid internships with young people seeking experience to help their business reach the next…

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WHY RECRUITERS ARE STILL VALUABLE IN A SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

I’m often asked if the rise of social media and professional networking sites like LinkedIn and such has impacted my job as a recruiter. My answer is “Certainly!” But not…

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WHEN FAMILY WEALTH OUTGROWS THE FAMILY BUSINESS

Transitions in a family business are difficult. Deciding how and where to grow, changing roles and responsibilities and balancing emotions and egos are all transitions which are amplified in a…

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THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN RECRUITING: EMPLOYERS

Previously, I wrote a post on what candidates should keep in mind regarding social media when pursuing a job search. The reason being that employers consult social media to learn more about…

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WORDPRESS ATTACKS: RESOLVING CHAOS!

Information technology is a critical part of every enterprise in today’s world.  While your training and experience may be in marketing, finance, legal or any other executive specialty your ability…

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IRS FORM 990: WHAT SHOULD YOUR BOARD MEMBERS BE LOOKING FOR?

For most of us, April 15 marks the cut-off date by which we are scrambling to prepare our tax returns and meet our individual obligations.  For Non-profits with a December…

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THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN RECRUITING: CANDIDATES

“Social Media is where it’s at!” Or so we are told over and over again.  Certainly the feeling is that if you aren’t using it, either as a candidate or…

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THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO IF YOUR ARE A WHATSAPP EMPLOYEE

The recent acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook, at an astonishingly high valuation, brings to mind some thoughts about the challenges faced by those 53 WhatsApp employees who find themselves suddenly…

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