Before the sun rose on Saturday over a Washington gripped by gridlock, pink hats and poster-board signs already were emerging around the world for the second iteration of the Women’s March.
Over the last two decades, this multimillionaire and "Shark Tank" star has evolved from a fashion icon who launched a brand that filled an untapped need in the urban clothing market to a celebrity and sought-after speaker. His ascent, complete with plenty of challenges, provides a lesson in qualities that make a successful entrepreneur.
At a university whose founder famously said, “Time is money,” Thomas S. Robertson doesn’t waste a second. Wharton’s 13th dean, moves at the speed of business.“I have a high need for variety seeking, I get bored easily. I like to make decisions, and I like to move quickly.”
At age 10, Ken Lowe built a makeshift radio station in the garage on his family’s rural N.C. tobacco farm. “I think my biggest audience was probably livestock,” he joked recently. Lowe has come a long way from that first foray into broadcasting. Today he's chairman, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive.
Organizations are most fragile as they transform an idea into a product or new business and move from plan to reality. To succeed, they should speed through “the first mile” by being deft, managing uncertainty and recognizing when to ditch an idea.
NEW YORK—The issue of drugs in the workplace is an understated crisis that results in $200 billion in lost productivity annually, in large part because an estimated 20 million Americans need treatment but don’t get it, said retired U.S. Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey.
High-ranking officials implicated in the Sandusky case never consulted HR when they learned about and dealt with his crimes. But HR wasn’t entirely without blame. A scathing report that faults Penn State’s HR function for not being centralized and for relaxing rules and procedures highlights just one symptom of a very troubled organization.
If the Oklahoma Land Rush had been led by Georgetown matrons, it would have looked something like the scene outside Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Middleburg yesterday.