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Natural disasters have the power to tear down a city’s infrastructure in a matter of minutes. What makes one region fare better than another?

February 19, 2013
by
Juliet Gainsborough

Business innovation has a problem. A recent working paper by Robert Gorden titled “Is US Economic Growth Over? Faltering Innovation Confronts the Six Headwinds” suggests that “innovation does not have the same potential to create growth in the future as in the past.”

February 13, 2013
by
Fred Ledley

One of the greatest operational issues is “staffing mismatches.” Having people in the wrong roles can create a dysfunctional organization and keep your company from growing. Operations teams need to run like a well-oiled machine, and in order for that to happen it is crucial to have the right people in the right jobs.

February 11, 2013
by
Debbie Millin

Why students should study our most basic law

February 6, 2013
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Patricia Peknik

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino may be the most underrated politician in America. Marble-mouthed, no one’s idea of a matinee idol, just coming back from a serious set of health problems, the 20-year veteran of City Hall’s corner office nonetheless gave a bravura performance in his January 29 State of the City address.

February 5, 2013
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Susan Adams

In our digital age, “skimming” has become a growing problem. Skimmers are small devices, installed by criminals on ATM machines, self-serve gas pumps and other devices to steal information from credit, debit or ATM cards.According to the U.S. Secret Service, thefts from ATM skimmers now total more than $1billion/year. That number is expected to rise. In January 2013, two people were arrested in New Jersey and charged with skimming more than $1 million from ATM machines.

February 4, 2013
by
Steven J.  J. Weisman

The accounting profession is still suffering from old stereotypes: stagnant and boring number crunching. Mention the word “accountant” and people still picture a worker hunched over a desk, never seeing the light of day. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. 

January 30, 2013
by
Tracy Noga

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