Upon further research, Silent Bear learned that Music Road Records also put together a Jackson Browne tribute album, so he wrote a letter to Browne’s manager, informing the singer that he’d made — perhaps inadvertently — a very strange bedfellow. Two days later, Browne issued a statement denouncing the company, and promised to donate all proceeds from the tribute album to the Native American tribes opposing the pipeline.

  Bernie Sanders has a headline problem. Although the presidential hopeful continues to raise money and climb the polls, much of the journalistic rhetoric surrounding Sanders concerns his seemingly preordained failure.

  In early 2015, SoMe Connect began using Pipedrive to unify its business data and better manage sales activities. After a year, the company increased its close rate, shortened their sales cycle and more than doubled their annual revenue. The company cites Pipedrive’s intuitive user experience, visual representation of data and customizable features for these improvements.

  First I click the back button. When news of the Bridgewater Plaza shooting first appeared on my Facebook feed, the words “shot,” “killed,” and “live on-air” were too horrible to immediately process. So I clicked the back button and strained to untranslate what I’d read. I made my mind reduce the words to meaningless bits of data, fearful of the meaning they might generate when paired together.

   The practice of design activism is nothing new, as art has always functioned as a vehicle for protest, but the 20th century saw it implemented on a much larger scale. The European art movement known as Dadaism, for example, utilized anti-aestheticism to protest the bourgeoisie status quo of the early 1900s. The Visual AIDS Artistic Caucus created the Red Ribbon Project in 1991 to raise AIDS awareness and provide a symbol of solidarity. The graffitist Banksy has been creating satirical, anti-establishment street art since the early 1990s.

  “Every protest that’s created is actually a design process,” says Duncombe. “Good activists are always thinking in terms of design and aesthetics.”

   Since its release in 2011, Eric Ries' “The Lean Startup” has amassed a large and devoted following. Companies from around the globe have adopted the concepts and principles it presents, leading Ries to be a very busy consultant for big-name businesses.

   Naturally, Ries’ publisher wanted a sequel. He agreed, but with one caveat: He wanted to crowdsource the writing process.

  At first it might seem harmless, but as the sun sinks low and the air grows cold, it will turn on you and devour your time, energy and any snacks you might have lying nearby.

   What am I describing? A Chupacabra? No. I’m talking about a bad client.

   Australia’s indigenous people have been fighting to reclaim their ancestral homelands ever since British colonization. Recently, the Western Australian Government proposed something that would reverse years of progress.

   In November 2014, WA Premier Colin Barnett announced that by July 1, 2015, essential and municipal services would be cut in up to 150 of the region’s remote indigenous communities. This would effectively shut down those communities, as they would be without water and electricity. To survive, residents would be forced to abandon their rightful homes.

   Getting relationship marketing right requires an extra level of empathy and awareness. When you’re broadcasting to a large group of people, there is no expectation of personalization. You can be more generic with your message, more sweeping with your statements. But when you zoom in on one person, there are expectations, and those expectations are high.

   Some call it a methodology. Others call it a strategy. But really, consultative selling is a philosophy rooted in the fiduciary relationship between seller and buyer.

   After donning a visitor’s badge and signing into a meticulously kept log book, visitors are ushered into a network of wide, industrial hallways. Meters and dials and pipes carrying important substances decorate the high walls. Gardening tools and big heavy sacks are neatly organized at various intersections. A man pushes a platform truck of healthy young plants past grow room 6, which is packed to the gills with lush, bushy flowers on day 22 of their growth cycle. A sign on the wall reads “Arizonas,” an inexplicable relic from its days serving under GM.

   If you want to work in the lobster industry, you move to Maine. If you want to break into the casino business, you move to Nevada. And if you want to be a web developer? Well my friend, you’ve got options.

   According to a study of over 28 million online job postings between May 2013 and September 2014, the top metro areas for web development are New York City, Newark, and Jersey City, which make up 12% of all web development jobs in the United States. The San Francisco Bay area is the runner-up at 9%, followed by Los Angeles (7%), Boston (6%), and Chicago (6%).

  Many entrepreneurs mistake the “e” in “ecommerce” for “easy,” and frankly, it’s hard to blame them.

   The rise of platforms like Shopify and Volusion have made setting up an online shop a breeze, and with drop shipping services like Scalable Press and Doba, you never even have to be in the same room as the product you’re selling.

  More than 40 million Americans carry student loan debt. Students are in dire need of alternative ways to pay for college, and companies offering to foot the bill are poised to reap major returns on their investment.

Think of your favorite writer. An author, a journalist, a blogger – it doesn’t matter. Now, what do they write about? Chances are, your favorite writer has cornered a specific writing niche. Stephen King commands the horror novel. Andy Borowitz is a leading authority on satirical news. And nobody can touch Paul Krugman on Op-Eds concerning economic issues.

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   A Tauber Institute team project puts your average internship to the test. You won’t be stuffing envelopes or setting up your boss’s Gmail account. Instead of fetching coffee, you might be asked to calculate the potential cost-savings of installing an in-house coffee machine vs. going to a shop. Tauber teams are recruited to tackle real business challenges and implement sustainable improvements. Team members are not seen as interns, they’re seen as problem-solvers, and some of the country’s leading companies call on them for help.

   Since 1900, precipitation in New York City has increased by .7 inches every decade. Today, the city receives an average of 49.9 inches of rainfall per year, an amount that frequently overwhelms the city’s outdated sewer systems. When these sewers reach capacity, which most often occurs during storms or ice melt, the combined sewer overflow systems divert excess water into adjacent water bodies. New York Harbor, for instance, is flooded with over 27 billion gallons of untreated sewage per year.