Was FTC Probe Warranted in Google’s Business Practices?

Instead of more important work, Congress investigates Google’s privacy changes, in addition to an epic antitrust case with the FTC persecuting Google.

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Think 1930s for Business Success … Consumer Attitudes Are Changing

Hyper-consumerism is history. Traditional values with a purpose are in vogue. Traditional values – old-fashioned, if you prefer – describe the new mindset of consumers and what they expect from your business.

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Despite Missteps, Facebook Succeeds in its Product Life Cycle

If you’re a prospective Facebook stakeholder looking to profit from the social-networking site – as an investor or major advertiser – beware of all the Facebook hype. Facebook continues in its missteps.

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Thanks to Gov. Brown, Will Solar Energy Ever Hit Its Stride?

With ever-increasing utility costs, there’s been a green puzzle for decades – why hasn’t an entrepreneur solved the economics for the solar-energy mystery? Here’s a vote for solar energy.

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Are Manufacturing Jobs Returning to U.S. from China?

As some U.S. states develop reputations as low-cost manufacturing centers and China’s wages increase, offshoring of jobs is expected to decline. Here are Biz Coach thoughts on jobs.

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Security Precautions to Take Following Citibank’s Second Reported Online Breach

Citibank’s admission that private information of 360,083 North American Citigroup credit card accounts was stolen by hackers in 2011, which affected 210,000 customers, serves as a warning for all businesses and consumers to take precautionary steps. The bank’s May 2011 security breach wasn’t reported until weeks later. Originally, Citibank said 200,000 accounts were affected. None of the reports I […]

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Home-Grown Succession Planning Helps Financial Performance

Companies that promote their chief executives from inside vis-à-vis recruiting from the outside have a much higher financial-success rate. In other words, successful companies identify and nurture their intellectual capital. It’s not just my experience. It’s been confirmed by a global human resources study.

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Here’s What You Should Divulge When Asking for Investment Capital

For many startups, it makes sense to grow organically. But for others, the answer is to seek capital by making the right presentation to investors. Here’s how.

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Why CFOs Call the Shots in IT Decisions

The top IT decision-maker for many companies is not the chief information officer. The chief financial officer is increasingly calling the shots for IT.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.