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Can parks, libraries heal wounds?

There’s this new park in Tulsa, Okla., and it’s amazing. I went on a weekday afternoon last month expecting calm and quiet and instead...

Bad manners are bad business

The virtuoso musician Franz Liszt once found himself at odds with a very important member of his audience. The czar of Russia, Nicholas I,...

Follow these tips to keep top talent

The market for great talent has become very tight. Companies in a hiring mode are solidly in the hunt. They need more talent to...

Directors MIA on employee well-being

CEOs come and go, but boards of directors remain. Boards set strategic objectives and hold CEOs accountable for achieving them. They are the glue...

Realize your maximum potential

A famous art professor died and went to heaven. At the pearly gates, the professor asked St. Peter, “Sir, I spent most of my...

How to get prospects to find you

“I am looking to further my prospecting techniques,” the salesperson wrote in his email. “It seems I need to increase my ratios by the...

What you need to know about the new Mass. noncompete law

(Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part column. See part 1 here.)Certain types of noncompetition agreements are now invalid under the new...

The disconnect between education and career readiness and how to fix...

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question most of us were asked in our youth, and over the...

U.S.’s need for skilled immigrants isn’t going away

Skilled immigration is good. The U.S. economy depends on it. But the nation’s system for admitting educated workers needs major ­improvements.That is the central...

Don’t look back in business

A farmer famed for his agricultural knowhow once hired a neighbor’s teenage son to help him do the spring plowing. The farmer believed in...
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