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Because I have a birthday coming up, I get plenty of ribbing about getting older from my peers. (For the record, I usually reciprocate.) But one of my closest friends recently forwarded an email that took a more serious view of life. It … more
There were two panels of six each at the Providence Business News Health Care Reform Summit, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence Warwick on Oct. 20. While many issues were discussed, the central issue of most concern to businesses is the cost crisis … more
Americans pay more for branded prescription drugs than people in any other developed nation. The U.S. was reminded of this outrage in September when it learned drugmaker Mylan NV has been charging Americans more than $600 for its EpiPen two-pack … more
What keeps us from getting to where we want to be or what we want to do? It may be a lack of the right skills, bad luck, having other goals, or just being lazy. More likely, however, the answer is closer to home. We can call them "everyday" … more
November is National Entrepreneurship Month, which in my world is the next best thing to a national holiday. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of American business. They take risks with their ideas, money and reputations, believing that their efforts … more
In 2012, economist Daron Acemoglu wrote a paper with James Robinson and Thierry Verdier claiming to explain why Scandinavian countries are less innovative than the U.S. They theorized that Scandinavia embraces "cuddly capitalism" – a strong safety … more
The most frequently asked marketing question received from companies is: "How much should I be spending on digital marketing versus traditional advertising?" The answer … it depends. The first step to answering this question is for a … more
This story is often told about Harry Houdini, the master magician whose proudest claim was that he could escape from anything. During a tour of Scotland, Houdini agreed to be locked up in the strongest jail cell available, boasting that he would … more
Do you love sales? Do you love what you do? Do you love your product? Do you love your company? Do you love your customers? These are not questions I pulled out of the air. These are questions that directly affect your productivity, your … more
A recent survey from Citizens Bank found that one-quarter of small-business owners are using their personal bank accounts for their companies, instead of opening a separate account dedicated to the business. This practice creates risk – … more
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