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OM in the News: Wal-Mart’s Disappearing Inventory
By Barry Render
Apr 22, 2013
Barry Render explains that a thinly spread workforce has many consequences.
Return on Sustainability: A Resource to Help You Save Money and the Environment at the Same Time
By Kevin A. Wilhelm, Ruth Lee
Apr 22, 2013
Kevin Wilhelm, the author of Return on Sustainability: How Companies Can Increase Profitability and Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy, discusses his Return on Sustainability (ROS) framework, which is designed to prioritize the financial, brand, ease, and sustainability impacts of each potential action a company may take to improve their "green" efforts.
Introduction to Options
By Guy Cohen
Apr 18, 2013
Guy Cohen explains the six major prerequisites for options trading and the ten steps to follow to start to build a plan.
Featured Article: OM in the News: Human Resource Strategy and the Remote Worker
By Barry Render
Apr 17, 2013
Barry Render considers whether working from home may hinder your chances of getting promoted.
Rule 3 of Parenting: Be Content
By Richard Templar
Apr 16, 2013
Richard Templar explains that your mood is as important as your childrearing strategy and how you live as a family, if not more so.
Introduction to Visual Quantitative Finance
By Michael Lovelady
Apr 15, 2013
This chapter begins with an overview of current investment trends, including shifts in investor attitudes and the emergence of new investment alternatives being driven by the application of quantitative finance.
Rule 2 of Parenting: No One is Perfect
By Richard Templar
Apr 12, 2013
Richard Templar explains that you shouldn’t give yourself too hard a time when you fall a bit short of the standards you set yourself. After all, what kind of an example would it be to your kids if you were unable ever to fail, even a little bit?
Using Decision Science to Improve Product Retention and Deletion
By Frank A. Tillman, Deandra T. Cassone
Apr 10, 2013
Frank A. Tillman and Deandra T. Cassone share a Decision Science method for choosing which products to retain in your product line and which to delete. Don't just flip a coin! Learn how to weight your products according to attributes that identify their importance relative to each other and to your bottom line.
Banks as Bad Guys: How the Banking Industry Went from Respected to Reviled
By Jonathan Macey
Mar 28, 2013
Never in the history of capitalism has there been a decline in reputation as dramatic and precipitous as that of U.S. financial institutions like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. In this article, Jonathan Macey examines the reasons behind the reputational decline of the banking industry.
Isn't Debt-Free the Way to Be?
By Liz Weston
Mar 26, 2013
Some experts tell you that debt-free is the way to be. Unfortunately, this approach may not be realistic, and it can easily backfire. Liz Weston explains that, when used appropriately, debt is not the enemy, but a useful financial tool.
Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews, and Personal Networking Efforts
By Michael Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford
Mar 21, 2013
Learn why using power verbs is so important to job seekers and how to find the right power verb for your resumes, cover letters, interviews, and personal networking efforts.
The Death of Corporate Reputation: Reputational Theory and Its Demise
By Jonathan R. Macey
Mar 14, 2013
The old theory of reputation was simple: Firms invest in reputation so that customers will do business with them. This chapter demonstrates why that theory is no longer correct.
Benefits of Decision Science in the Corporate Environment
By Deandra T. Cassone, Frank A. Tillman
Mar 13, 2013
Based on years of academic and industry experience, Dr. Frank A. Tillman and Dr. Deandra T. Cassone discuss how decision science provides benefits to all levels of the corporate environment and how decision science techniques can be used to solve corporate-wide problems.
The Nature of Trading in Volatile Times
By Robert B. Webb, Alexander R. Webb
Mar 13, 2013
When the next market shock happens, you likely will have only moments to react. Will you be ready?
The Four Essentials of Trading Commodities and Financial Futures
By George Kleinman
Mar 11, 2013
In this introduction to his book, George Kleinman presents various methods designed to identify profitable market patterns and the four essentials you'll need to start trading commodities and futures.
Seven DISC Principles for Turning Style into Results
By Merrick Rosenberg
Mar 6, 2013
Merrick Rosenberg, co-author of Taking Flight!: Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships...Your Life, offers a crash course on the DISC styles, where he examines the Seven Principles that transform style awareness into results.
How You Can Avoid Income Tax Identity Theft
By Steve Weisman
Mar 4, 2013
The frequency of income tax identity theft is rising rapidly. Steve Weisman, author of 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age, offers some advice for how to reduce your exposure to this crime.
Why and How Power Verbs Can Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations
By Michael Lawrence Faulkner, Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford
Feb 20, 2013
The authors of Power Verbs for Presenters: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Pump Up Your Speeches and Presentations discuss how their book can help you electrify your presentations, speeches, and pitches…and get the results you want!
Why Culture and Strategy Should Eat Breakfast Together: The Importance of Both to Your Business
By Max McKeown
Feb 20, 2013
Max McKeown explains that while culture can help, in the end it’s our strategy that will harness the potential of our resources, what we have and who we are, to shape a better future.
Flu Season for Your Devices: Avoiding Viruses on Your Computer, Smartphone, and Tablet
By Steve Weisman
Feb 18, 2013
While a computer virus won’t put you in bed feeling miserable, it can make you a victim of identity theft, which can affect you more and last longer than a case of the flu. Steve Weisman offers tips for avoiding viruses and identity theft on your computer, smartphone, and tablet.

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