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Responsive design: One size fits most

Does this screen make my website look fat? The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held earlier this month in Las Vegas, is the Fashion ... »

On Topic: The big story

I could be seriously wrong about this, but I’d put down money that one of the biggest stories of the 2010s will be a business story — ... »

Beyond the redundant school of redundancy

I’m going to make a bold prediction here (but don’t tell my boss): 2015 will be the year we stop talking about digital marketing.

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On Topic: We’ve come to depend on our screens

OK, it probably was a silly TV program, but we watched “Selfie” up until it got canceled and then resurfaced on Hulu, mostly because ... »

Lead by knowing yourself

No matter how great leaders think they are, they simply can’t be a leader alone. In other words, it requires others to shape the circumstanc ... »

On Topic: Cloudy thoughts for a new year

Things are going to get easier, at least according to what I’ve been reading lately.

I just figured you’d want to know.

F ... »

Emerging Leaders: Five ways to be a leader, not a manager

What’s the difference between a manager and a leader?

Jennifer Hill, a seasoned financial leader, has held senior leadership positions ... »

Know, like and trust in the digital age

We do business with brands we know, like and trust.

This tried and true expression has guided marketers for decades, helping us align our or ... »

The power of a thank you

Maybe I’m getting old, or this particular holiday season is getting to me, or maybe I’ve taken a piece of my own advice and slowed do ... »

On Topic: With friends like these

Just admit it: No matter that casual Friday took over the whole workweek some years back, and that T-shirts and bluejeans are now the default unifo ... »

Four ways to lose a noncompete case

In this global economy, the battle for talent and customers is always fierce. Many employers aggressively protect both assets by enforcing noncompe ... »

On Topic: Everybody’s working for the weekend

This is it, the big showdown for retail.

It used to be that the general consumer retail industry geared up for three significant selling peri ... »

Digital marketing: When is less really more?

How’s this for a holiday gift? It turns out the digital revolution didn’t kill retail after all.

And, if you’ll forgive ... »

Emerging Leaders: Dealing with difficult conversations at work

Did you notice? The headline for this article is not “Dealing with difficult people” but “Dealing with difficult conversations ... »

On Topic: Still some time on the clock

Every Sunday this month. starting on page 1A, we’ve been running installments of our series titled Aging in Iowa. The stories take a look at ... »

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