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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Old dogs, new executive leadership tricks

Accelerating change continues to shorten the cycle of obsolescence — the amount of time it takes for learning to become obsolete — and I want to believe that I can stay sharp and relevant.

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Mosaic Marketplace

with Deborah Biddle — A blog for diverse business enterprises in and around Madison.

Connecting black women entrepreneurs with the resources to help them grow

I often hear it said that there need to be more business, leadership, or entrepreneurial development opportunities for women in Madison.

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

Book recommendations for a personally and financially successful 2017

As you might know I have a hunger for reading, but more importantly it’s a hunger for actually thinking about what I read and then doing something with it.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Here are reasons why a company such as Foxconn might consider Wisconsin

The speculation began within minutes of when President Trump, speaking in Waukesha and alluding to negotiations with an unspecified company, told Gov. Scott Walker he might get “a very happy surprise very soon.”

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer

Can my child work at my business?

As recently reported in the news, The Mixing Bowl Bakery in Sauk City is under fire for accusations of violations of child labor laws.

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Applied Mindfulness

with Ed Maxwell

10 easy ways to include mindfulness in your day

If you’re curious about mindfulness but feel like you already have too much to do, relax. You can experience it without adding anything to your day.

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Mind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: How getting lost can change you

I’m definitely a creature of habit. I ride my bike — on the exact same route — every Saturday and Sunday.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Entrepreneurial success: The 8 skills to get there

Whether you are a business owner, a future one, or work for one, what are the skills you need to constantly develop and succeed?

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Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

Importance of business valuation, as exemplified by ‘Shark Tank’

Have you ever heard of Shark Tank? I’m not talking about diving deep into the ocean to watch sharks lurk about from behind bars. The ABC television show broadcasts businessmen and women looking to gain investments in their homegrown products and services.

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#SocialBiz

with Spencer X. Smith

LinkedIn provides business intelligence you can’t afford to live without

Big data. Business intelligence. Predictive analytics. Strategies reserved for huge companies with huge budgets, right? Wrong.

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The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

Why the final changes to wage and hour law may have you crying 'uncle'

After much anticipation and speculation, the final regulations changing the salary basis test for determining exemption status have arrived. Among other changes, the final regulations have more than doubled the amount that employees must minimally be paid in order to be considered exempt. This is no small matter, as it is anticipated that millions of currently exempt employees will be affected.

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Open Mic

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Protecting against ransomware requires up-to-date operating systems

Across essentially all industries, business would grind to a halt if data on products, customers, vendors, and business processes became unavailable.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

‘Can’t’ take a vacation from work? Think again

At a recent lunch meeting, a few business friends were discussing their upcoming vacation plans, while a couple of them were making excuses for why they can’t get away.

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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

Recalling the transportation and economic lessons of Tommy Thompson

There is a noteworthy project going on right now to celebrate and, more importantly, learn from the 14-year term of Governor Tommy G. Thompson.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos and Andrew Schlidt

Don’t brush off the legal considerations of the ‘smartification’ of consumer products

As a technology lawyer who concentrates on the Internet of Things (“IoT”), it was a stark reminder that the IoT is here and is beginning to more pervasively intertwine into the daily fabric of our lives.

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Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

A feminine approach to business

Hillary Clinton recently created a stir among her critics by suggesting the future is female, and while she didn’t mention a particular realm, in the short term she might be more accurate about the business world than about politics.

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