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May 1 is International Workers' Day, a celebration elsewhere on the planet of the contributions to society and economy of the working class. And among the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are first- or second-generation immigrants....

Global trade has been around since the days of Marco Polo, if not well before. What's different today from the past is the immense scale, scope and dynamism of global business. The perceived opportunities are vast, but there are downsides as well....

How can you create an enriching workplace? It isn't easy and doesn't happen overnight. But with some planning, a lot of persistence and adept execution of seven key practices, any organization can create an enriching workplace....

In the public and private sectors, diversity in technology has a way to go. Fusion2006 featured three women and two minority men entrusted with top technology management positions in Wisconsin, and TDS Telecom has elevated two women to technology management positions. In other organizations, results...

There is a largely unseen battle now raging in the workplace. It pits incumbent powers against emerging upstarts. The winner of this battle will determine whether the rules and mores of the workplace change dramatically or remain largely the same....

About a year ago, I wrote a column criticizing an "advice article" in the Chicago Tribune about the practice of giving two-week notices when leaving a company. Since then, there have been many comments and personal stories of people leaving jobs. Company policies have created...

What makes a great place to work? There are many ways to assess a workplace but in my opinion, a great place to work is one that inspires the passion of workers and unleashes their talent....