Is the goal of business to be happy? The answer to that question depends on who you ask. College MBA students often feel like they have a “happy” plateau they want to reach. Old guard in the business game knows better, though. True entrepreneurs aren’t often happy unless they are building “new” or breaking ground. […]
How much would you pay for a hair dryer? Dyson, maker of the “new and different” sort of vacuum, is betting the price could be as much at $400. Yes, seriously. A hair dryer that costs as much as a lawnmower or a mobile tablet.
If you’re a fan of cars, Amazon is ready to please you with their online version of a showroom floor. This brand-new extension of Amazon’s widespread reach is in its infancy right now, but it has a lot of promise in the near future. Look up either a new or used car, and Amazon’s database […]
Robert De Niro recently received permission to open a luxury boutique hotel in London’s West End. The location will have 83 rooms, two restaurants, a spa, and a private member’s club. This will be the actor’s third venture into hotel ownership.
Business acquisitions, buyouts, and even hostile takeovers are an everyday reality in the business market. It’s how larger companies turn competing brands into allies and bring them into the fold, and how owners of small startups can cash out to focus on other ventures.
Press releases are an important part of business communication, both to other businesses and to the public or customers at large. It keeps people abreast of major changes in the company, while also giving brands the opportunity to appear in the media; and control that appearance, since they decide what is said.
When you start in business young you tend to deal with herds of people who all want to ask the same questions, either “how old are you” or “when did you get started”. Well, the operative word in that sentence is “herd.” Don’t get mad at those folks, they’re just going along with status quo, […]