Category: Small Business

Why Mergers Kill Customer Value

Why Mergers Kill Customer Value

The M&A season is underway. Dell is looking at a $24 billion private equity deal that will privatize the company. Berkshire Hathaway is looking to buy H. J. Heinz, the ketchup brand, for $23 billion. Liberty...

Drinking The KoolAid At Google’s ‘Take Your Parents To Work Day’

Drinking The KoolAid At Google’s ‘Take Your Parents To Work Day’

Drinking The KoolAid At Google’s ‘Take Your Parents To Work Day’ 285 Google parents attended the New York event in February.“I’m here to thank you for your crazy genius parenting,” said Andy Berndt, the...

Want Higher Productivity? Stop Treating Employees Like Children

Want Higher Productivity? Stop Treating Employees Like Children

You could get a lot more done if your employees would just get off the Internet and get to work, right? Some estimate that time spent not working results in $130 billion (with a...

Is Samsung Developing A Companion Smartwatch For Galaxy S IV?

Is Samsung Developing A Companion Smartwatch For Galaxy S IV?

In the technology rumor mill, the existence of a potential iWatch is impossible to ignore, but will Samsung beat Apple to this wearable tech party? On Friday morning, alleged screenshots of the OS powering a Samsung Galaxy...

Icahn: I Believe In Herbalife, Squeezing Ackman Is A Bonus

Icahn: I Believe In Herbalife, Squeezing Ackman Is A Bonus

  On Wednesday, Bill Ackman thanked fellow hedge fund managers Daniel Loeb and Carl Icahn for bringing more attention to Herbalife by going against his massive short position in the multi-level marketing firm. Icahn returned the favor on CNBC Friday, a...

$8M In Two Weeks: The Inside Story Of The Largest, Crowdfunded Series A Round Of All Time

$8M In Two Weeks: The Inside Story Of The Largest, Crowdfunded Series A Round Of All Time

This story appears in the March 4, 2013 issue of Forbes. Tom Serres faced a choice. The 30-year-old CEO of Rally.org–a three-year-old fundraising website for nonprofits, political campaigns and other causes–had just raised $3.5 million...

Shopping For a Soul Mate? Stores Host Dating Events This Valentine’s Season

Shopping For a Soul Mate? Stores Host Dating Events This Valentine’s Season

The supposed appeal of dating events is that they offer opportunities to meet people without having to approach a stranger in the supermarket and make flirty small talk over a display of peanut butter....

Fuel Your 401(k) with the Secrets of Behavioral Finance

Fuel Your 401(k) with the Secrets of Behavioral Finance

I used to be the prototypical bad investor. I paid far too much attention to financial news. I bought and sold on a weekly basis (sometimes daily). I chased hot stocks. I panicked and...

So What Are the Real Chances There’s a Mistake in Your Credit Report?

So What Are the Real Chances There’s a Mistake in Your Credit Report?

A comprehensive study of consumer credit reports by the Federal Trade Commission found that the accuracy of consumers’ credit files is better than some surveys had indicated, but worse than the industry has claimed....

Why Consumers Just Don’t Feel the Love for Valentine’s Day

Why Consumers Just Don’t Feel the Love for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a pale, pink shadow of its former self. Once associated with throbbing red passion and romance, today it’s more likely to elicit a sense of obligation, dread, or apathy. The annual...