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October 20, 2014

Why the phone still matters

Social media marketing isn't enough

By Sam Dobbins

We've all heard ourselves say at one time or another, "I'm all dressed up with no place to go." This means you're prepared for something that isn't going to happen. In a way, I feel that the huge push for social media involvement is like this. Companies invest in social branding and sparkling websites then are left wondering about the return on investment for this effort. You engage in Facebook comments or personal news media and post blog entries and generally are left creating your company's news all day, every day (you can come up with 165 characters of tweeting

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October 20, 2014

The futurist: Disrupting health care

When devices replace medicine

By Thomas Frey

 Doctors today are constantly selling. No, it didn’t start out that way; but a system has evolved that richly rewards members of the physician’s food chain if sales continue. These sales include the selling of tests, pills, therapy, referrals, or simply selling the patient on their competency as a doctor. Over the coming years, much of the selling will be replaced by data. Expert opinions get replaced by hard cold facts. Yes, this will unfold over time, and the transition period will involve a multitude of probabilistic approaches that will eventually lead to a more

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October 17, 2014

The folly of financial inflexibility

...and the price of pessimism

By James Osborne

In early 2009, the financial press was dumping praise on any mutual fund manager who had evaded a bulk of the stock market decline.  These managers were lauded as heroes, visionaries with the keen insight to see that the worst market and economic environment for 80 years had been just around the corner. Fund managers who moved portfolios to defensive positions saw their trailing performance shoot up relative to a declining S&P 500. Praise rained down on these apparent savants and fund flows followed. One of the most famous of these managers was John Hussman.  A Ph.D.

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October 17, 2014

Executive wheels: VW’s simple standout

The Tiguan should have more fans

By Jeff Rundles

2014 VW TIGUAN SE 4MOTION As an auto reviewer, especially one with a column called “Executive Wheels” and intended for a well-heeled business audience, I generally get the top-of-the-line models equipped with every extra bell and whistle available. It’s not that I mind; all the luxury is nice and it keeps me on my toes as far as the new car technology. But every now and then, I will get the base or near-base model, and I really appreciate it. Such was the case with this 2014 VW Tiguan, the small SUV in the VW line (as opposed to the larger Touareg). The base model

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October 17, 2014

Top Company 2014: Manufacturing

Winner: Hercules Industries

By Mike Dano

Manufacturing winner: Hercules Industries (watch a video about Hercules) Herculesindustries.com Founded in 1962, Hercules Industries has worked for nearly 50 years to refine its business. That means the family-owned company has carefully stamped out its position in the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) industry by investing in the latest technologies, refining its manufacturing process and moving into new, profitable areas – but also investing in its employees with hearty benefits, on-the-job training and health and fitness amenities. “We’ve always

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October 16, 2014

Seven secrets to getting the startup bucks you need

Enterpreneurs: It isn't easy, but it can be done

By Gale Dunlap

Ever wonder why some startups get investment capital while others struggle, fade and disappear? Of course, the primary reasons entrepreneurs do well is because they have a solid product, a strong management team, and a hungry market they can prove exists. But there are also instances where the product/service is good but because of the founders’ behavior or inability to explain his company, the start-up doesn’t get funding and never gets off the ground. I spent several years with a company that matched high potential entrepreneurs with private “angel” investors.

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October 16, 2014

Top three open enrollment tips

It's health care time again

By Beth Soberg

Open enrollment is the time each fall when most Americans select or change their health benefits for the following year.  Choosing health care coverage is one of the most important decisions people make. Therefore, it’s essential that consumers fully understand their options during open enrollment so they can choose a plan that will help them enhance their health and possibly save money.  Even with health insurance coverage now available in many states through government exchanges, the vast majority of Americans – nearly 158 million – will continue to obtain

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