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The Home Grown Farm compares its customers' buying experience to that of Amazon.com, but they log in to add fres eggs or field-ready kale to their baskets


Diana Mao, president of Nomi Network, is part of an elite group of Presidential Leadership Scholars. Established and taught by U.S. presidents Clinton and Bush, the program is designed to develop the skills of leaders from varied background. The scholars’ common thread is a commitment to helping solve society’s greatest challenges.

 


 

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Businesses have a moral imperative to see employees as more than a commodity sourced at cheap cost.

 


Providing an authentic user experience for consumers creates strong word of mouth marketing. 

 


Founder and CEO of Falkon Ventures Kyle Ballarta, uses biology as a model to help design an improved, sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ballarta says you can have both purpose and profits, resulting in a win-win for everyone involved – the entrepreneur, the investor and the community. 

 


 

When it comes to honesty and ethics, year-after-year Americans say they trust nurses more than any other profession according to Gallup's annual survey. 


How to a company can use its buying power to prompt good habits in corporate communities.


An engaged patient is an informed health care consumer who consistently does what needs to be done to gain the greatest benefit from available health resources. 


 According to economics professor Van Pham, research on changes in the U.S. retail industry shows a dual phenomenon is occurring. Retail chains are "super sizing.”


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Advance care plans attempt to take the guesswork out of figuring out a patient"s wishes and values about end-of-life care while they are still of sound mine. 


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Former Chairman of the Board at Deloitte LLP, Sharon Allen says taking time off to be with one's family is not only good for the employee, but for the employer too.  (*ENCORE)


On this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Nan Holmes interviews Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Farm Bureau, Si Cook.  


Learn the signposts of successful entrepreneurs to see opportunities when others don't.

James Roberts researches self-control and how our love of material possessions and money has an impact on our happiness. Research shows that compulsive buying has increased by at least 10 percent in just the last few years. (*ENCORE)


According to new research, workplace incivility can stretch far beyond company walls. Assistant professor of management Merideth Ferguson says the cumulative effect of workplace stress can become viral.

 


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