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Michelangelo: Sculptor, Painter & Inspiration for Modern Business Leaders

Michelangelo is perhaps one of the greatest artists in history. His works, which include the David, as well as the Pietà and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, have lasted the test of time and have made an impact on countless sculptors, painters, and art-lovers from the Italian Renaissance to today.

But really, that’s not what interests me. Michelangelo’s influence extends far beyond the art world, and as an entrepreneur, I’d like to focus on the lessons he provides for modern leaders looking to grow their businesses.    Read More

Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer in Growth Acceleration

Happy Johnny Appleseed Day! Have you heard the legend? Many people remember him as the American folk hero who traveled around with bare feet and a pot on his head, scattering apple seeds along the way. However, on this day, we also celebrate the man behind the myth, John Chapman.

Yes, apple-lovers everywhere should rejoice. That’s a given. But even if you aren’t a huge fan of the fruit, you can still appreciate Chapman for his contributions to the business community. Read More

4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring

Diversity initiatives are rarely the number one concern of businesses, and LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report demonstrates this perfectly. In fact, only 9% of small companies prioritize diversity recruiting. Large companies fare slightly better with 15% of them making diversity a priority. However, it’s also worth noting that diversity was not mentioned at all in LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting Trends report.

Unfortunately, we’re still living in a world where under qualified men are 25% more likely to gain employment in STEM fields than similarly qualified women, and where white candidates are 50% more likely to be hired than black candidates across the entire job market.

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6 of the Worst Social Recruiting Mistakes Businesses Make

If social recruiting has been buzzing in the recruiting world for such a long time, then why are so many organizations still getting it wrong? As with any new hot trend, as soon as it comes on the scene companies jump at being part of it without doing due diligence and spending the time to create a sound strategy. A lot of people don’t even understand what social recruiting really is, mistaking it for simply posting job listings on your corporate Twitter account.

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It Happened One Night & the Lessons of Unexpected Success

It Happened One Night premiered on February 22, 1934. Almost everyone involved in the project agreed it would be a major flop. Some of the actors even believed it was the worst film of their careers and the only person who thought it would succeed was its director, Frank Capra.

The movie went on to win the first ever Oscars Grand Slam, taking home awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. It’s also included in almost every list of top films, and is accepted as the first screwball comedy, launching thousands of others after it. Read More

6 Marketing Solutions for Financial Advisors

Due to the legal issues with compliance, many advisors choose to avoid the headache and stay away from digital marketing. This is a wasted opportunity. There are ample marketing solutions that can help you increase your online presence while staying FINRA compliant. So whether you’re just starting out or trying to grow your business, there are a host of marketing tactics financial professionals can employ to increase their market share.

Read on for the top 6 marketing solutions for financial advisors!

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