Investment Firm Culture: Three Keys to Employee Engagement

“So long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.” That old joke among workers in the Soviet Union continues to resonate today, albeit in an unlikely place: US employees today demonstrate a similar level of workplace detachment, according to Gallup. Only 35% of workers say they are highly engaged while […]

How Sam Parr built an eight-figure newsletter (and his audience is obsessed with it)

Andrew: Hey there, freedom fighters. My name is Andrew Warner. I’m the founder of Mixergy, where I interview entrepreneurs about how they built their businesses. Joining me is Sam Parr. I’ve watched him build the hustle over the years, and it started out as this email newsletter with a few thousand subscribers doing well. And […]

i4cp Named to the Inc. 5000 List for Sales Growth

Inc. magazine today ranked the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) on its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  The list recognizes leading companies within the U.S. economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small and midsized businesses. This is the fifth time i4cp has appeared on the list.  “We are […]

My Credit Score Dropped by 38 Points for No Reason

Dear Penny, During the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve re-evaluated my monthly budget to spend less, with a focus on keeping my credit card balance at zero each month. Even with what I consider diligent money practices, my credit score has gone down 38 points since March. Although still considered in the good range, it’s now at […]

AUD/USD Eyes Day 2 of RNC with 69 Days Until US Presidential Election

AUD/USD, US Dollar, RNC, Trump, 2020 Election – TALKING POINTS 69 days until the presidential election with Biden still in the lead US Dollar may tick higher after RNC and Mike Pompeo’s speech AUD/USD stalling at key inflection range – what happens now? 69 DAYS UNTIL THE US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION The general election is now […]

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Presents at BMO Technology Summit Conference (Transcript)

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) BMO Technology Summit Conference Call August 25, 2020 3:00 PM ET Company Participants Mike Spencer – GM, IR Conference Call Participants Keith Bachman – BMO Capital Markets Keith Bachman Okay. I think, we’re live here again. This is Keith Bachman from BMO. We are thrilled to have Microsoft here. Mike Spencer’s joined […]

Brand Guidelines: How to Make Them Useful

As marketers, we’re all familiar with brand guidelines. They’re usually in a PDF that lives somewhere on the company intranet—though, to be honest, most are probably not quite sure where to find it. They may even exist in a training manual kept under someone’s desk or inside a forgotten email in a full inbox. Companies […]

Rethinking Success with Doug Holladay

What a great talk I had with Doug Holladay from PathNorth on the Digging Deeper podcast this morning! Doug is a former Goldman Sachs executive and Reagan White House staffer who teaches at Georgetown University. He leads a company called PathNorth which consults with business leaders and executives to redefine meaning and purpose for their […]