September 22, 2014

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National News

DealBook: Silver Lake Reaps a Golden Return on Its Alibaba Stake After the I.P.O.

Thanks to $500 million in investments in Alibaba made in 2011 and 2012, Silver Lake now sits on a stake worth more than $5.1 billion.






Sharing Economy Faces Patchwork of Guidelines in European Countries

For technology start-ups like Airbnb and Uber, efforts to gain a stronger foothold in European countries have been complicated by varying regulations from different governments.






Bits Blog: Oculus Brings the Virtual Closer to Reality

Virtual reality technology may attract big money from tech giants, but a conference to showcase one company’s products gave plenty of space to the small fry.

Those Dreaded Spoilers That Can Torpedo Dramatic Plot Take on a New Meaning

Revealing surprising plot twists and turns of a television show is no longer always seen as a social faux pas, and some experts are studying why.






Blogs

THE ART OF SELLING

Attack of the Sales Staff

I recently visited a local store that employs what I would describe as the “swarm” tactic of sales. The moment that a customer or would-be customer walks through the door, there is a group of eager salespeople waiting to accompany them throughout their shopping experience....

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International Intelligence

While the adage, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” may still be true, business colleagues, clients, friends and associates should be treated with sensitivity whether they’re visiting this country or you’re in theirs. It’s always wise to do a little research and...

Meeting Mayhem

Meetings can be one of the most productive ways to conduct business. They also can waste valuable time and serve as a source of considerable frustration.  Whenever you bring a group of people together there’s always a good chance that at least one person in the room will cause...

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