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Anatomy of a Phishing Scam

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Avoid Being Tricked By The Automated Army Of Hackers Part I: Identifying the Problem “Phishing” is the practice of fooling unsuspecting people into voluntarily giving away their most sensitive data—user names, passwords, social security number, birth dates, and...
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Snuff Out Conflicts Before They Explode

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Conflict is inevitable in daily life, particularly the workplace. People come from different backgrounds with varied personalities. “Although conflict in the workplace is not always a bad thing, ignoring it can turn a small challenge...
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Schedulers keep social media on track

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Busy people stick to systems if they want to hit and maintain peak efficiency. That’s the premise behind Tweepsmap and RentCompass, companies that help expedite data-driven engagement and housing searches, respectively. Not coincidentally, Samir Al-Battran...
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What Does a Data Scientist Do?

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Big Data era has generated new types of professions. These new professions are related to data and their approach to data. Some of the notable professions are Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer and IoT...
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Healthcare, Personalized Care And Us: How Are We Doing?

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The concept of value in healthcare is really complicated with so many stakeholders associated with it. Do the political and 3rd party non-medical parties get to decide what value is? Or is it just...
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Sales Enablement Balances Data and Gut

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If there is a gap between marketing and sales, it’s because people don’t understand sales are essential to marketing. Pam Didner accepts the premise. “Marketing, in a way, is selling, but selling comes in different...
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Corporate Volunteers Seal Personal Connections

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Volunteers are the strongest contacts a company has within its community. By word of mouth or through logos emblazoned on their T-shirts, those donating their time and talents tell the community their business cares. The...
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Tech Tackles the Mess in HR

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Technology is making it easier to streamline messy, time-consuming human resources processes, which affects HR teams as well as other organizations within the company. Ryan Higginson-Scott can speak to the fallout – which is mostly good....
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Being Social is an Easy Pill to Swallow

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Doctors and social media might not seem like a healthy relationship. Yet, many physicians have tackled and overcome privacy and other issues to enhance contact with patients and peers. For more than a decade, Dr....
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Running to Get Rid of the Crazy: How Working Out Increases Your Productivity

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There is no better way to start the workday than with a workout. I try to do so at least four days a week, before seeing to my duties as Managing Principal at Soho...
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Drive the Relationships Workers Crave

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Try as they might, many organizations still struggle to move the needle on worker engagement but to no avail. Throwing money at the problem hasn’t helped. Gregg Lederman has a few suggestions. He is a...
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Engage Profitably on a Nonprofit Basis

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Nonprofit groups have a challenging business model that ebbs and flows. Holiday seasons are more profitable times when their communities are in a giving mood. Organizations that lay the groundwork throughout the year will succeed...
Toxic Culture

A Very Real Taboo: Toxic Culture Threatens Everyone

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Toxic cultures are diseases that feed from anything they touch, making productive work impossible. Such poisonous conditions harm any job environment but are especially devastating when they invade healthcare where patients’ lives are in...
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A Global Workforce Has Far-Reaching Effects

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Global mobility and relocation are game-changers for modern teams. Moving from one job to another -- perhaps thousands of miles away-- entails personal and professional upheavals with the hope for greater opportunity. Steve Black anticipated long-distance...
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An M&A Love Story (Part 1 of 3)

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Last week, we covered Part II of our three-part series “An M&A Love Story”. Today we go back to the beginning to talk about how to start the M&A story. If you’re a private company...
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Sink or Swim: Governments Must Embrace Blockchain Technology

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The reaction of different governments to blockchain as technology and cryptocurrency, in particular, vary significantly. While some embrace the technology and have given the industry a boost through supportive policies and frameworks, others, such...
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Handle complaints socially … and considerately

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As long as there have been doctors, there have been patients who complain about doctors. Long wait times, no magic cures and bedside manners fuel the grumbling. “Patients have complained about the quality — or...
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Making it Personal: Why A Face-to-Face Approach Works Best in Business

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Few people better understand the efficacy of the direct approach than Mina Chang, CEO of Linking the World International, an advocacy group. After assuming her position in 2010, the former recording artist endeavored to visit...
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An M&A Love Story (Part 2 of 3)

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We get a lot of questions from private companies asking what to expect if they were to get acquired. The process of getting acquired is a lot like the process of finding a partner and...
Good Content

Once is Never Enough for Good Content

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What was old is new again. That’s the premise behind taking content posted weeks, months or years earlier and reviving it for today’s audience. To repurpose from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, “Never let a...