It’s not that he’s an inspiration, but I recently met Tony Hsieh from Zappos, and what he has created and his attitude toward business, being so customer-friendly, is unique and great. I also have a deep respect for what Lance Armstrong has done with Livestrong, transforming his celebrity and helping to change the world. … [Read more...] about Tony Hawk Talks Business in His New Book
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Marcy Axelrad, a lawyer and human resources expert in Boston, worked two days a week when she first came back to work, then three days, “and that’s when I realized, yeah, my baby’s fine,” she says. “I’ve got a great, great caregiver at home and he’s happy. So then I came back full-time.” Now the global senior director of talent operations at the online furniture retailer Wayfair, Axelrad is the brains behind the company’s family-friendly policies. She’s seen it time and time again: “That flexibility is one of the reasons why our working moms come back after their leave. And most do eventually come back full-time.” … [Read more...] about How To Get Over The Feeling That You Want To Quit Your Job After Maternity Leave
Their Twitter Twist: They will host #GG24 – Go Global September 24-30. “One of our key partners and supporters, Henie Reizinger (@HennArtOnline) is hosting a 24-hour video show via U-Stream. This will be in conjunction with 24 one-hour special sponsorship/advertising packages that will be available to bid for on eBay. This is to have a bit of fun and to complement the great worldwide concert series that Mark Lovett (@GlobalPatriot) put together in San Diego, London, and Stockholm for our supported charity this month, Doctors Without Borders,” says Brown. … [Read more...] about Tweet, Tweet, Ka-Ching: Twitter is Changing the Way Nonprofits Make the Ask
Since most of the M&A has been done with a strategic mind than the business acumen or excellent commercial investment, they have perished over the period resulting in a limited success rate. According to statistics from McKinsey, in the past 20 years, the success rate of Chinese companies’ overseas M&A did not exceed 33 percent. However, this does not dampen the efforts of Chinese enterprises to snap up global brands hit by the downturn and are available at lower prices as forecasts indicate Chinese outbound M&A will continue apace. … [Read more...] about China’s M&A diplomacy: Endgame or endless game?
Other countries offer far more generous parental leave and low-cost, high-quality daycare, knowing that “work versus family” is a false formulation. The U.S. is losing serious talent and promoting gender inequality by continuing to misunderstand the problem. … [Read more...] about I’m a Harvard professor and a mom. This is why childcare is essential for working parents