November, 2010 Archive

Black Friday in a hardscrabble town

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Black Friday is like any other day in Phillips, Wisconsin. Nestled between the lakes and northwoods birch trees, Phillips is a hardscrabble town of 1,675 souls who by on summer tourism, winter hunting, and a lot of grit -- the kind of people you meet in the songs of Bruce Springsteen ...

Using social media to build your personal brand

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Your personal brand is like your writing style: you have one even if you don't know it. So you might as well figure out how to develop your brand to your advantage. Personal branding was the focus of a November 17 Medill Alumni Club meeting in Chicago, where local pundits spent ...

Latin American women: the new global power bloc

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Any business that wants to succeed globally had better respect the power of the Latin American woman. That message was delivered emphatically in two ways recently: On October 31, Brazil elected its first female president, Dilma Rousseff, reportedly a former left-wing guerrilla who later became an energy secretary in Rio Grande do ...