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Using Analytics to Diagnose Cancer
Using Analytics to Diagnose Cancer

In 2014, approximately 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and about 29,480 men will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

Tax-Efficient Ways to Maintain a Well-Educated Workforce
Tax-Efficient Ways to Maintain a Well-Educated Workforce

An employee’s education can be as big a competitive advantage for a firm as its strategy, proprietary processes and intellectual property. This is as true for a boutique graphic design firm as it is for a monolith like Google.

What Employees Really Need to Deliver Creativity
What Employees Really Need to Deliver Creativity

When a global consulting firm surveyed managers and employees about trust in their relationship, it discovered a telling imbalance in their perceptions.

Can Domestic Firms Take a Lesson from the Japanese?
Can Domestic Firms Take a Lesson from the Japanese?

Today’s business interactions, from happy hour networking to LinkedIn lists, often thrive on a deceptively simple philosophy: It’s all about relationships. Yet the sentiment takes on a slightly different flavor depending on who’s talking.

Who Cares? Counterfeits and Consumer Behavior
Who Cares? Counterfeits and Consumer Behavior

Picture two handbags. Both are made of the same materials by the same workers in the same factory, but they have one crucial difference: one is official merchandise while the other was produced off-the-clock during an unsanctioned “ghost shift.”

Negotiation Tactics from a Social Capital Standpoint
Negotiation Tactics from a Social Capital Standpoint

Whether sealed with a handshake, a million-dollar contract, or a string of curses, every business deal is a reflection of trust. Both parties trust that the other will hold up their end of the bargain.