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January 20, 2014

Why do dark horse companies win -- and how do they win?

That topic is the focus of a new book by sales strategist and Elevation Forum founder Dan Mack: “Dark Horse: How Challenger Companies Rise to Prominence.” 

The best leaders and companies bring more than unique products or services to the market -- they consistently tap into the 10 key growth enablers Mack outlines in his book.

January 10, 2014

Valspar Paint has unveiled its 2014 Color Outlook, which highlights three proprietary color palettes inspired by of-the-moment trends, a return to simplicity and the theme of "redefining the home."

“In 2014, consumers will be redefining what matters and will feel a growing awareness of what’s important,” said Sue Kim, Valspar color strategist. “The Valspar 2014 Color Outlook draws on this trend, with color palettes that are inspired by how people are purposefully incorporating these redefined experiences into their daily lives.”

May 21, 2012

Recovering from a violent incident or disaster in the workplace can take months, but having a plan and sources of help prior to the event can make the process smoother.

Employees’ emotional reactions to a violent event in the workplace begin within the first few minutes after the event, said experts from AlliedBarton security services during an April 2012 webinar, “Regaining Your Ground: Resilience After a Workplace Violence Event.”

January 16, 2012

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) will bring its message to the halls of power as part of the group's three-day Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference, March 5 to 7.

The Washington, D.C., event will coincide with election-day activity -- March 6 is Super Tuesday, in which 10 states hold their primary elections.

March 7, 2011

Solar power systems provider EchoFirst, formerly known as PVT Solar, appointed Surinder Brar to its advisory board. Brar is the chief strategist of the worldwide partner organization at Cisco Systems.

EchoFirst CEO Vikas Desai called the appointment a boost for the Fremont, Calif.-based supplier. Brar's "proven Silicon Valley experience and the industry perspectives he brings to building great companies, as well as his deep understanding of technology adoption, will prove invaluable to EchoFirst."

September 29, 2010

Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart announced its board of directors has elected Charles Holley, 54, as chief...

June 15, 2008

The numbers are in and—no surprise—they reflect a challenging market....

June 12, 2008

The worst housing downturn in recent memory has led to sub-par performances for several major...