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    1. Why You're Probably Missing Out on Your Employees' Best Ideas

      Why You're Probably Missing Out on Your Employees' Best Ideas

      A little known cognitive bias means managers often dismiss creative ideas that are right under their noses.

      It’s not hard to see that managers value outsiders. Every year American business no doubt spends billions on consultants. A small army of professionals make their living as hired guns who get paid to sweep into organizations with an outsider’s perspective and shake things up. But does this faith in the newfangled and fresh actually come at a pretty steep cost?

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      Mentions: NPR
    2. Guy Kawasaki: Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Tweet

      Guy Kawasaki: Advice for Entrepreneurs Who Tweet

      High tech's favorite pundit weighs in on entrepreneurs, tweeting, and why William Shatner is his role model.

      Social media is more than just a way to communicate; it's an art form. Twitter, for example, forces people to encapsulate a thought in such a way that it piques the reader's interest and hopefully causes the reader to pass the tweet along.

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      Mentions: Boston Guy Kawasaki
    3. 60 Awesome Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

      60 Awesome Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

      Want to streamline your social media functions? Want to know more about your followers, your competition, and your customers? Want to attract more customers? Try a few of these.

      Dashboards & Management Tools Twitter Tools Facebook Tools Social Media Analytics Tools Visual Content Tools Social Media Monitoring Tools Social Media Content Tools WordPress Plugins Miscellaneous Tools
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      Mentions: Google
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    1. While not prohibited, providing awards to employees who have been disciplined for failing to pay federal taxes appears to create a conflict with the IRS's charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax administration.
      By J. Russell George
    2. Most creative ideas are risky and the risks are obvious when you look at the details, so when you think about it with this detail-oriented mindset, you're more likely to shoot the idea down.
      By Shankar Vedantam
    3. If it doesn't work for the couriers, they just won't do it.
      By Garrick Pohl
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      By Aarthi Ramamurthy
    5. It's a new source of income the stores didn't have before.
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    Richard Turcott
    Richard Turcott

    Richard Turcott is a Small Business advocate, a career tech start-up CEO/CMO, customer experience enthusiast, 14x marathon runner, 2x ultra-marathon runner and 20+ year marketer.

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