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Looking ahead, for both natural and organic products, consumer culture sees nature, rather than science, as the route to a better world, particularly in food.

Managers are often bad motivators because of a fundamental disconnect between what they see as motivating and what employees desire.

Educators’ Choice Content Award winners join SmartBrief for an Education Talk Radio interview.


Advice from entrepreneurs on what to watch out for in a new hire.


Most primary points of failure in B2B e-commerce can be avoided if they are recognized early enough.

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Bridgewater dissects populism, warnings signs in Saudi Arabia, LSE-Deutsche Boerse prepares to RIP and Notre Dame sells out

SmartPulse -- our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership -- tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. How often are you held back by self-limiting beliefs?

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CME Group Chief Economist cross-trains to show his forecasting skills

Incorporating video helps speed up the learning curve for novice teachers.

Christian Laettner

Auto lenders set to crash, HFT set to crash, China set to crash and remembering when Duke didn't crash

A digital media entrepreneur says that "fundamentally, the thing that you worry about the most is taking care of your employees."

What’s trending? From school choice to education spending, don’t miss these most-read stories.

The Quiksliver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau

The Guardian drops an AML bomb, America's Top 4 bank eke past $1T, Dodd-Frank vs CHOICE Act and how surfing (on waves) powers the economy

Tech tools give restaurant patrons the personal touch

Restaurant reservation services such as OpenTable and Yelp Reservations help eateries boost customer loyalty.

There are always emotions in workplace conflicts. It’s up to you as a leader to minimize the emotion.