Before an entity is formally created, you must begin to protect the components of your business that make it your business. Everything from your logo to your color scheme to your taglines, business processes, products, and more must be formally protected through copyright and patent laws.
One of the most common complaints in workplaces is favoritism and unfair treatment.
Treating everyone fairly, consistently and giving credit to those who deserve it is one of the most difficult things for leaders to do.
We all have our own biases and certain people appeal to us more than others.
Since so many cases of workplace bullying go unreported, many perpetrators are unaware that their behavior constitutes bullying and fail to recognize the impact their behavior is having on others.
The agreement between the NSA and Britain’s spy agency, known as Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, potentially puts the Internet and phone data of Americans in the hands of another country without legal oversight when obtaining a warrant is "not technically feasible."
.. people who were prompted to think about money—literally just shown a picture of bills or coins—were more likely to conceal their emotions than those who viewed non-financial imagery.
This study offers only the latest addition to the list of behaviors brought on by the mere thought of money.
It’s the spire that most strongly suggests One World Trade Center is stuck in its peculiar moment of creation, when the number 1,776 might have seemed comforting, not juvenile. But let’s not kid ourselves: It’s a dumb idea that will only seem dumber with time.
.. about $3 million was spent on 2002’s judicial elections, but for the 2012 elections that was up to $24 million.
Another tabulation, this one from from the Brennan Center for Justice, indicated that spending rose from $39 million during the 2010 election season to $56 million during 2012’s.
(To keep this in perspective, spending on this year’s congressional elections is estimated to be about $3.7 billion.)
By 1892, the U.S. political system seemed in free fall. Like today, the country faced wrenching change. But it was burdened with a political class utterly incapable of dealing with what seemed an endless series of crises and misfortunes, a declining standard of living for most Americans and vast inequalities.
In 1888, the camel’s nose was just entering the tent. By the early 20th century, the whole beast was in view.
The food on cruise ships has improved, and is now so important to most passengers that new ships are often designed around eating opportunities.
via Floating Feasts.
Perhaps the best illustration of the dangers of gun control is federal regulations forbidding pilots from having guns in their cockpits.
Ironically, this rule went into effect shortly before September 11, 2001. If pilots had the ability to carry guns on 9/11, the hijackers may well have been stopped from attacking the World Trade Center and Pentagon or persuaded to not even try.