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The importance of memory

American mathematician Norbert Wiener had a reputation for being a little absent-minded. According to one story, when his family moved to a new Massachusetts...

Employers can help curb health care costs

Technology continues to reshape how employers select and offer health care benefits to employees, putting access to information at our fingertips and creating a...

Get started on carbon capture

It’s past time to start investing in technology to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. There have been enough small-scale demonstrations that show carbon...

Capturing consent post-GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is an unprecedented new data-protection law that imposes compliance with stricter privacy rules, giving individuals greater control over...

Fire up your sales force

A small-business owner was in trouble. She decided to call in an expert sales consultant to give her an outsider’s viewpoint. After she had...

Life lessons from a centenarian golfer

It is no secret I love to play golf. And it’s no secret I have conducted a lot of business on the golf course....

Cybercrime and small business: How to address evolving threats

“Who’d go after a business like mine?”That’s a common misperception: that cyber thieves only go after big targets, such as Equifax Inc., the Pentagon...

Tackling housing affordability

As the political winds appear to be shifting in Democrats’ favor after an eight-year electoral cycle dominated by Republicans, expect a renewed push to...

Are you ready to steal employees from your Mass. competitors?

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column.)Massachusetts has recently enacted a law that will render some restrictive covenants unenforceable.The law starts...

Raise the roof when asking for a raise

Pete walked into his boss’s office. “Ms. Smith, I’ll be straight with you. I know the economy isn’t great, but I have three companies...
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