Insider Trading And Stock Bubbles

| 06.30.2016 |

Historically, a stock was a percentage of the value of a merchant's cargo or an investment in an manufacturer. The stock allowed for the collection of a return or a dividend on the original investment. Not all investments succeeded, as many ships were lost at sea or other setbacks interfered with commerce.

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Video Redux: What Can Businesses Learn From Musicians?

| 06.28.2016 |

This week, we dig into our video archive and bring back an entertaining consideration of lessons that business professionals can absorb from musicians. Singer/songwriter Jonathan Siksay is the guest in this video, and he performs his tune "Tennessee Whiskey" as an extra treat.

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Michael Blake, founder of Arpeggio Advisors, Atlanta

| 06.28.2016 |

Michael Blake is the founder of Arpeggio Advisors, a boutique business appraisal and corporate strategy advisory firm. We called on him for advice on how to pick the right person to hold the office of CEO when that position become vacant.

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Mr. Potato Head And Me

| 06.28.2016 |

I recently attended a B2B convention and I returned from that event with a score of new contacts, wider insight into the current state of the economy, a number of great ideas for potential articles to write, and a Mr. Potato Head doll.

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The Next Big Thing? - Cyber Dust

| 06.24.2016 |

Cyber Dust is a messaging system that is designed to offer the greatest level of security in today's mobile market. "Your messages are protected from screenshots and disappear after they are read," the company promises on its website. "They are heavily encrypted and never touch a hard drive- not even our own. Once your messages are gone they are truly gone forever never to be recovered."

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