In just about any economy, most people have a choice of where they’ll spend what amounts to more than a third of their typical adult working life—the organization that compensates their time, skills and expertise with money, the resource we then trade for the other important things around us, like food, housing and those tiny […]
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J.D. Booth is a contributing editor for Corp!. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and has spent much of his career writing for corporations and media outlets, including Corp! magazine since 1998. He can be reached at [email protected]
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At least one home builder is suggesting the long-held concept of a “forever home”—a dwelling that will last through all phases of a person’s life—may be outdated.
It may be a somewhat obvious statement, but for at least 10,000 members of the organization once formally known as the Society of Automotive Engineers—the place to be this week is the annual SAE World Congress, a three-day event that began Tuesday and wraps up Thursday at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Corp! magazine is there to take […]
Nationwide, there are numerous cities that were once strongholds of the industrial revolution, beacons for job seekers intent on seeking new futures for a next generation. While many of those same cities eventually fell into disrepair and decline, the mantle of rustbelt worn with derision, some have now embraced a new hope. One standout example is […]
Walmart, long known as the quintessential “brick and mortar” giant nationwide, has picked up another retailer known mainly for its online presence. The new acquisition, announced last week and first reported by CNET, is Moosejaw, a 10-store retailer based in Madison Heights, Mich. But the big attraction for Walmart, which paid $51 million for the […]
M-1 Rail and its QLINE promise to redefine transportation future for the city.
Across the nation, thousands of pork producers typically have, in their state or very near by, a facility they can transport their animals to for processing, an obviously key link in a chain that ends with customers selecting product from their grocery shelves or a restaurant patron ordering from the menu.
In a hyper-competitive business landscape, the smartest organizations—we call them “Best & Brightest Places to Work”—are increasingly focused on the structure that allows them to create value that’s both enduring and able to keep them ahead of others in their category.
It’s that season again. People across the United States, at least those who live in regions where there’s some “traditional” sense of weather distinction, experience four seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter. But when it comes to auto buyers—and more particularly the 16,680 franchised new car and truck dealers belonging to the National Automobile Dealers Association—we’re […]
With less than two weeks before America’s 45th president takes office, those who listened to Donald J. Trump’s argument about the need for infrastructure renewal may find our series of articles on the issue even more interesting than when they were first published. The need for a more national, integrated approach to dealing with the […]
Engineers Are Doing What They Can to Prioritize Fixes, Extending Life of Vital Structures
Feed your mind – with any subject you choose.
This a multifaceted story, one that includes one of America’s iconic brands, an avid race car aficionado who earned his stripes for nearly 20 years before returning to the third generation family business, and saving that company from what might have been decay and failure had some of the lessons he learned not been put in place.
Companies, faced with shortages of skilled workers, get increasingly creative
First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, is partnering with tech services giant Wipro Ltd. in a year-long partnership it hopes will provide 50,000 brand new books for children in need in both the U.S. and Canada. Studies show that book ownership and a print-rich environment are leading indicators of a child’s educational success, but for […]
Nearly a dozen government agencies, military-serving organizations, private sector corporations and foundations have come together to form the “Better Together” partnership, an initiative aiming to serve military families living in civilian communities where the need is the greatest. Representatives from founding partners signed a proclamation to launch the first of its kind public-private partnership designed to support more […]
While surfing is very much an “out of office” activity, that doesn’t mean the surfing community doesn’t have a serious side. That sense of purpose is underscored by the Surfrider Foundation, a 30 years strong group that continues to work hard on protecting and preserving the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. A recent partnership involving Surfrider […]
Imagine for a moment, you’ve got what you think is a breakthrough idea. You have a technical background, so there’s some brainpower and basic skills at hand. But this is an idea that requires some experimentation and, as you begin to explain to your spouse (or perhaps you’ve already gone ahead and started tinkering), your […]
In a digital world that is increasingly “connected” in ways that many of us would never have dreamed of even a few years ago, at least one mental health expert has a seemingly non-intuitive piece of advice for parents getting ready to prepare their kids for another school year: ditch the phone (at least when […]
Bring up the issue of infrastructure and one thing starts to become very clear not long after the discussion begins: the topic itself is complex, if not complicated. It encompasses opinions from a variety of interest groups, public policy experts and even academics, all offering a perspective on where society has landed and where it […]
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