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One Thing New - Summer Movies and the Bechdel Test
We needed the Bechdel test. We just didn't realize it at the time. My colleague had just relocated from Chicago. He refused to see any movie featuring a prostitute with a heart of gold. His old neighborhood had had plenty of prostitutes, he told me, and they didn't have hearts of gold.
Freakonomics » Astounding Fact of the Day
More evidence of the relationship between the housing market and the overall economy: Construction makes up less than 5 percent of employment but accounts for more than 40 percent of the large swings in the job-filling rate during and after the Great Recession. That's from "Recruiting Intensity During and After the Great Recession," by Steven J.
How many of us are really poor?
My latest MSN column (click HERE to read it) takes a deep dive into recent reports that nearly half of U.S. households are either low income or poor. The Census has been experimenting with new ways to measure poverty, but it's questionable whether half of us are really struggling.
Blue Ivy: Beyonce's Baby Shares The Same Name As A Boston Small Business
Baby watchers waited with bated breath to learn what Beyonce and Jay-Z would name their newborn daughter. And while many were surprised at their choice of Blue Ivy, perhaps no one was more surprised than Veronica Alexandra -- who just happens to own an event-planning company called Blue Ivy.
Handle This: Google+ Finally Allows Pseudonyms
The Google+ Common Name policy will never be the same. Google promised it would take a close look at the requirement that only real names and identities reside on its seven-month-old social network, and now the search giant has reversed course, allowing both nicknames and full-fledged pseudonyms on Google+.
He's Just Not That Into You: VC Edition
Venture capitalists hate to say no. But they turn down plenty of small companies with little explanation. Here's what's going on behind the scenes. "Do you really need venture capital?" That's the question a well-respected venture capitalist asked me after I ran through my pitch.
The Big Game | Century 21 Blog
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College Basketball on CBS
College Basketball on CBS is the CBS Television Network's coverage of NCAA Division I basketball games on CBS featuring teams from top conferences including the Big Ten, Big East, Atlantic Coast, SEC, Pac-12, Big 12 and Atlantic 10.
Be Better at Twitter: The Definitive, Data-Driven Guide
Jan 31 2012, 3:00 PM ET A study based on 43,000 responses to Tweets found precisely what people like -- and loathe -- about microblog posts. If you could construct, algorithmically, the Most Annoying Tweet Imaginable, it might look something like this: BREAKING: Last week I had a #sandwich that was SO HORRIBLE, it made me want to #scream.
Innovation without Age Limits - Technology Review
Young stars dominate the technology headlines. But outside the Internet, research shows, innovators are actually getting older as complexity rises. Venture capitalists in Silicon Valley prefer to fund the young, the next Mark Zuckerberg. Why? The common mantra is that if you are over 35, you are too old to innovate.
You Only Have So Many Slots to Fill; How To Recruit Start-up Talent
Start-up headhunter Keith Cline divulges how he recruits for the most coveted tech jobs. Andrew Maclean is the multimedia producer at He formerly worked at MediaStorm and did his graduate studies in multimedia at Syracuse University. The 5 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2012
IPO 'Might be Incidental' - Bloomberg
With reports out that Facebook plans to raise $5 billion in its IPO, an amount that is half of what many had earlier speculated, what does this indicate? Eileen Burbidge, a partner at Passion Capital, gives her take during an interview with Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."
College Basketball on CBS
College Basketball on CBS is the CBS Television Network's coverage of NCAA Division I basketball games on CBS featuring teams from top conferences including the Big Ten, Big East, Atlantic Coast, SEC, Pac-12, Big 12 and Atlantic 10.
House of Lies
A scathing, Corporate America-skewering comedy about a self-loathing management consultant (Academy Award® nominee Don Cheadle) from a top tier firm who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his way with and for his clients.
How to Write a Pre-Nup for Your Partnership
Sure, everything seems rosy now. But when you and your co-founder no longer see eye-to-eye, you'll be glad you did the paperwork early on. image courtesy at Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. Many of us, understandably, want a partner or co-founder at our side.
3 Problems with the ‘Bain Capital’ Model
The traditional private equity model could use a makeover. Our goal: build a new model that creates more value for investors and management teams. Our firm, Avondale, has its roots in consulting and M&A advisory. But for some time now, we have been pursuing an ambition to create a new type of strategic advisory firm.
I Broke These 6 Business Rules. Why You Should, Too.
I may be a rule-follower by nature. But when it comes to my own company, I've learned when to color outside the lines. I am not a risk taker. Even as a child, I always did what teachers told me to do and listened to my parents -- well, most of the time.
Can a Shoe Color Really Be Trademarked?
With a Federal Court Case underway many are asking can the color of the soles of shoes be protected as a trademark. The answer may surprise you. French shoemaker Christian Louboutin stood before the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals last Tuesday to present arguments as to why it should retain the exclusive rights to use the color red, specifically "China Red," to cover the bottoms of its high-heeled shoes.
Occupy the Super Bowl | InterOccupy
WHAT With the help of The People of Occupy, we intend to liberate Military Park and White River State Park. Military Park is a 14 acre park bordering the IUPUI campus as well as White River State Park which is 250 acres.