For decades, Tom Mercaldo, president of Aquinas Consulting in Milford, Connecticut, relied on a combination of full-time employees and independent contractors around the U.S. to serve client needs, scrupulously following longstanding guidelines from the IRS to avoid trouble—and keep everyone happy. Then came California Assembly Bill 5. In January 2020, the state passed the new
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Goal setting has become a bit like alphabet soup. We have SMART goals and HARD goals or CLEAR goals and BHAGS (big hairy audacious goals). The number of goal setting acronyms is a bit astounding, but are any of these truly helping us achieve what we ultimately desire? We live in a culture that demands
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed consumer behavior for good. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can optimize both in-store and online experiences to meet modern shopping expectations. Rhett Power shares some tried-and-tested strategies. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a surge in e-commerce, and it shows no sign of slowing. Online sales in the first
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Many leaders are feeling unbelievably stretched and stressed beyond their limits, like tired rubber bands that no longer snap back. So how do you increase your elasticity so you can naturally return to a balanced state? Resiliency is the elastic force we use to return to normal when stress and crisis stretch us out. Unlike
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It’s tragically common for people in organizations to be promoted up the hierarchy to their “level of incompetence,” a concept in management known as the Peter Principle. They are promoted because they did well in their previous job, not based on their potential to meet the needs of the new position into which they are
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What do you do when you meet someone new virtually or in person? If you can see them, you may immediately start to size them up and figure out where they “fit in” based on their appearance. We do this automatically because it provides a level of comfort in dealing with the new person, but
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Recently I met with the CEO of a Fortune 500 financial services company about something that was keeping him “up at night.” He said that while he has plenty of access to financial capital, thanks to flush markets and eager investors, he is extremely worried about his ability to access sufficient human capital to grow
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Image: Idiome Agency_Joy Corthésy Swiss auction house Antiquorum has sold a brand new Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 5711/1A with green dial for US$470,000 (fees included), a new record for this model. In fact, we think it is the highest price achieved for any wristwatch in steel, without complication, entirely new and still available at retail.
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