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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Moon landing anniversary recalls the forgotten speed of freedom

The upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has reignited my childhood fascination with the mission and all the advances necessary to accomplish it.

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Mosaic Marketplace

with Deborah Biddle — A blog for diverse business enterprises in and around Madison.

Workplace microaggression hurts

According to Derald Wing Sue, PhD, of Columbia University, “Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.”

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

You're probably underestimating your vacation budget

In my practice, we focus a lot on detailed cash flow, but there are always a number of cash flow items I find clients severely underestimate.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

State economy should grow through 2020, but wild cards in deck

The U.S. economy set a record July 1 for the most consecutive months without a recession — 121, to be precise — a streak that began in mid-2009 as the financial crisis underlying the Great Recession hit bottom.

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer and Ashlie B. Johnson

Snow day: Do I pay my employees?

It happens every year in Wisconsin. A snowstorm is brewing (or seemingly shows up out of nowhere) and you have a decision to make: Do I close the office?

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Applied Mindfulness

with Ed Maxwell

From marshmallows to mindfulness: How to achieve success through self-control

Delaying gratification to maximize one’s ROI testifies to the importance of patience.

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Mind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

La tienda: The difference is the people

Recently, I was thinking about the little stores that I’ve seen in Central America and Mexico.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

My all-time favorite business book (besides How to Win Friends and Influence People)

The one book that I refer to frequently, and consistently reference in our leadership training, is Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done.

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Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

Importance of business valuation, as exemplified by ‘Shark Tank’

Have you ever heard of Shark Tank? I’m not talking about diving deep into the ocean to watch sharks lurk about from behind bars. The ABC television show broadcasts businessmen and women looking to gain investments in their homegrown products and services.

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#SocialBiz

with Spencer X. Smith

Why I was arrested at 4 years old, and the surprising business lesson it can teach you

In 1980, I was dropped off by a police officer at my parents’ house for a reason that may never have happened in all of history, except for that day.

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The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

Why the final changes to wage and hour law may have you crying 'uncle'

After much anticipation and speculation, the final regulations changing the salary basis test for determining exemption status have arrived. Among other changes, the final regulations have more than doubled the amount that employees must minimally be paid in order to be considered exempt. This is no small matter, as it is anticipated that millions of currently exempt employees will be affected.

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Open Mic

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Giving the current market environment a good sniff

Last week, I participated in a corporate retreat located in far northern Wisconsin. During the retreat, we heard that there is science supporting the importance of being outdoors for our physical and mental health.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Never-ending customer service

We live and work in an age of almost instant gratification. Customers are in a hurry. They want something more and they want it NOW!

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Transportation Matters

with Debby Jackson

Does the legislature have a sustainable plan for transportation?

Wisconsin, like other states, has grappled with how to fund transportation for more than a decade. Earlier this year, the governor put forward a plan that would begin to address some of Wisconsin’s most urgent transportation challenges and cost the average motorist less than $4 a month.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos

Balancing data security and data commercialization

Data breaches and identity theft are now everyday events, but that state of affairs doesn’t make them any less dangerous, distasteful, and annoying. However, most people with an online footprint understand that at some point in their lives they are going to be the victim of an internet crime — that is, if they have been fortunate enough to avoid it to this point.

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Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

A long overdue civics lesson

To address a lack of civics education in our schools, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation has established the Wisconsin Civics Games, a statewide contest designed to reignite interest in public service.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Meet in the middle or risk not meeting at all

One of the wonderful aspects of my job is getting to know different people and how they view the world. Two people can look at the same thing and see something very different.

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Progressive HR

with Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek

Essential takeaways from the 2019 Workplace Intelligence Report

Bulging with a wealth of data, the 2019 Workplace Intelligence Report, a collaboration between Greenhouse and George LaRocque from HRWins, offers impressive amounts of information and hard data from more than 1,300 business leaders and 4,000 employees in the U.S. and the U.K.

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

The spiritual workplace 2.0

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post called “The spiritual workplace: It’s about connection.” I’ve gotten some replies asking if I could expand on the topic, and so for this post, I will review and then provide a continuation of the concepts about fostering the human spirit and a spiritual workplace.

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