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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Foxconn signals start of 'big doin's' in Wisconsin manufacturing

“Big doin’s.” That’s what my grandma would say anytime there was something exciting happening.

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Mosaic Marketplace

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

Defeating unconscious bias

You can find it in every work environment, but most of us don’t see it.

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

Known vs. unknown and deep vs. shallow risks

In regard to markets today there are three real-time events that have occurred in the past two months that have risks and unknowns tied to them.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, the seeds of a tech-based economy are growing

It’s easy to forget, especially if you live there, that the Madison area has a lot going on when it comes to competing in the knowledge-based economy.

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer

Independent contractors: What we can learn from the Jammal v. Am Fam decision

In the Jammal case, the court found that, under ERISA, the agents were employees, and had been misclassified as independent contractors.

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Applied Mindfulness

with Ed Maxwell

To build diversity and inclusion, mindfulness must come first

We can’t achieve greater diversity and inclusion without solving the underlying root problem.

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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

Attitude + Persistence = Resiliency

I believe it is fair to say that most of us, by the time we have been out in the real world of life and work, have encountered bumps in the road.

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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

4 social media lessons from Donald Driver and speaking at the NYSE

I was fortunate enough to run into Green Bay Packer legend Donald Driver at the LaGuardia airport in New York City last week.

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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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The fall and fall of Harvey Weinstein: Lessons in screwing up an already screwed-up mess

This isn’t about film; it’s about filth.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

It pays to have a strategy, even an unconventional one

Walking down memory lane, I was thinking about a family birthday celebration where our grandson told us how he spent his 14th birthday some years ago.

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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

WISP it good: Composing a data security plan

When it comes to managing data security, many in business hit a flat note.

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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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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

What happens when a family business’ succession plan isn’t set up for success?

I work with many different types of family businesses and family dynamics in this line of work. One specific client has been on my mind this week, wondering whether they’ve gotten traction on a key recommendation we provided.

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