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How Brand Transparency Builds Enduring Relationships With Customers

How Brand Transparency Builds Enduring Relationships With Customers

Consumers can choose from an endless list of good products. They are loyal to brands as open about their values as their ingredients.
6 Alternatives to Micromanaging Employees

6 Alternatives to Micromanaging Employees

Communicating goals and letting everyone know how their work contributes reduces the need to micromanage.
7 Clues So Millennials Will Spread Your Marketing Like Wildfire

7 Clues So Millennials Will Spread Your Marketing Like Wildfire

Gen Yers don’t respond to the advertising strategies that worked for their grandparents, boomers or Gen X.
The Savvy Business Owner's Guide to Honesty Via Social Media

The Savvy Business Owner's Guide to Honesty Via Social Media

All customers want to know the truth about the company, even if it hurts. Use Facebook and Twitter to good effect.
With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

With GM's Massive Recall, Is Corporate Culture to Blame?

Did the mistake lie not with a faulty part but rather with how the entire company dealt with problems?
Win the Talent War by Opting for Transparency

Win the Talent War by Opting for Transparency

Instead of being afraid to share information about your firm, embrace it as a new way to hire (and retain) social media-savvy job seekers.
Radical Transparency Can Re-Energize a Company's Culture and Deliver Results

Radical Transparency Can Re-Energize a Company's Culture and Deliver Results

See what a few innovative organizations are doing to foster information sharing, improve the work produced and better employee retention.
$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.
What Mozilla's Chief Forgot About 21st Century Leadership

What Mozilla's Chief Forgot About 21st Century Leadership

The rise of 'glass house' transparency is redefining the reality of business life. Are you aware of the new rules of the game?
Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public

Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public

Interior design studio dPop and brand consulting firm Sisarina say that inviting people to work and hang out in their workspaces is a win for everyone.
This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them

This Company Wants Its Customers to Know Exactly How Much It Is Making From Them

Luxury clothing maker and e-retailer Everlane is building its brand on serious transparency.
10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers

10 Questions CFOs Should Ask Their Controllers

Understand your accounting department's methods and foster a process to improve efficiency, transparency and solid reporting.
How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

Warby Parker Co-CEO and founder Neil Blumenthal explains how inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources.
Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

Google, Microsoft, Other Tech Giants Detail Government Data Requests Under New Relaxed Rules

The companies won the right to publish the data after suing the federal government for the right to be transparent.
Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

Just Gone Public? Here's How to Keep Investors Happy

While many people celebrate going public, this new milestone can be challenging on many fronts. Here, we discuss how to keep investors engaged and your board satisfied.
How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

There's e-commerce, m-commerce and even t-commerce, but the next wave of tech-driven shopping may be driven by something different.
 The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

When lighting a spark under your employees, keep these two critical factors in mind.
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
The Ethics Coach on Cash Deals, Transparency and More

The Ethics Coach on Cash Deals, Transparency and More

Our ethics coach takes your questions about under-the-table payments, planned obsolescence and price transparency.
Dallas Police Chief Announces Firings on Twitter. Good Policy?

Dallas Police Chief Announces Firings on Twitter. Good Policy?

Every time police chief David Brown terminates an employee, he takes to Twitter and Facebook to share whom he fired and why.
Zappos Gives Job Titles the Boot

Zappos Gives Job Titles the Boot

Zappos plans to do away with standard hierarchy in the New Year and implement a corporate structure called 'Holacracy.'
Should Your Salary Be Made Public?

Should Your Salary Be Made Public?

Social media startup Buffer is all about transparency, going so far as to publish employee salaries online.
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here’s how to manage without, well, managing.
The Advantages of a Closed Social Network for Your Business

The Advantages of a Closed Social Network for Your Business

Creating a social network just for your employees can allow information to move more freely.

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