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In 1990, the obesity rate in Rhode Island was about 10 percent. Today it's 27.4 percent and according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, projected to be more than 50 percent by 2030. That means we are headed for having 500,000 obese … more
Your prospect will signal you when they're ready to buy. "Billy, pay attention!" That was your first listening lesson. Probably delivered when you were too young to pay attention. Fast forward 20-something years and you're … more
The first half of this two-part column covered one of the major changes to the Affordable Care Act for 2015, the employer shared-responsibility mandate. Following are several other important changes that companies need to know about. … more
A man had gone to a circus as a small boy and decided to return years later. He was sitting in a cheap seat when an elephant came along, reached up into the stands, wrapped his trunk gently about the man and carried him over to the best seat. … more
Similar to paid media, outbound marketing is broken. Today's consumers know their rights, and they don't like to be assaulted by outbound "push" marketing. Consider the following: n A whopping 94 percent of the links clicked on by search … more
"I didn't hear you." No, you weren't listening. "Our people need to listen better." No, your people need to understand why they don't listen. The reality is, you quit paying attention for one reason or another and … more
According to "The Yogi Book," when the late Yogi Berra was playing in the minor leagues for the Newark Bears before joining the New York Yankees for his Hall of Fame career, his manager told him not to swing at balls out of the strike zone. … more
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, which President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 18, did not permanently extend all business tax provisions, but some received a healthy five-year extension through 2019. In this second … more
The Fair Labor Standards Act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping and youth-employment standards – although states and municipalities may have laws that impose higher standards. It was enacted to protect private-sector workers as … more
Walt Disney used to talk about the four Cs to success: curiosity, confidence, courage and consistency. He believed that if you applied these four Cs to your life, you could accomplish practically anything. But there was one C that Walt said … more
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