Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s Fall from Grace. Just Desserts?

Bob McDonnell

The man who would be king? (Or at least potential running mate to the man who almost became king) is going to prison and out of public life for good.

How to Lose a Customer for Life for Ten Bucks

ten dollars

A one-off transaction is much too expensive for a business, writes Ken Goldstein. You want customers for life. Here’s how to lose a customer forever.

Why Has There Never Been an Unemployment-Themed Reality TV Show?


With the right help, the whole cast could be winners, says employment strategist Richard B. Alman.

Managing Business Risk in the Dark Ages of Social Media

Angry Mob

How are you supposed to keep your head if Social Media has returned us to a day of vigilantes and angry mobs?

Want to Work Faster With Fewer Mistakes? Try Using a Trauma Checklist

Trauma Center photo by MilitaryHealth

Think you have a busy day? Try working as a trauma specialist in one of the busiest hospitals in the world. Here’s what you can learn from someone who was there.

Does Fighting Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Limit Your Privacy?


A careful and observant eye is the better solution.

3 Proven Management Techniques That Work in Any Business

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Identify the influencers on your front lines, CEO Peder Johnsen advises.

Stop Dropping the Ball

Stop Dropping the Ball Photo by Dave Hosford

There is an exceptionally easy way to solve half of all of your problems, and it involves only two words. Ken Goldstein explains.

Building on a Bedrock of Failure (video)


You’ll shake your head in awe at the moves of legendary skateboarder Rodney Mullen. How did he get so good? By learning from failure, even when it hurt like hell.

How to Build a Thriving Work Culture


What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg.

Dear Walmart, Re: Camp Dachau Gate Poster

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An inquiry into the motives behind Walmart’s marketing of Camp Dachau atrocity.

How to Ask for a Raise (Without Blowing It)


Asking your boss for more money can be a touchy thing. The Distilled Man has tips to help you (hopefully!) get it right.

How to be a Better Negotiator and Still Sleep Soundly at Night

Business Negotiation

Dixie Gillaspie teams up with best-selling author, Bob Burg, to examine the truth behind what it takes to be a better negotiator – regardless of your gender.

If You’re So Smart, Why Ain’t You Rich?

Billy Goat

It still remains true, especially for men, that we are primarily valued for what we earn.

All Men Are Liars and Other Myths About Men Being Better Negotiators

Not All Men Are Liars

Dixie Gillaspie dissects the false assumptions behind the idea that men are better negotiators, and why.