A Major Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change

Climate Change is real: We’ve only got 20 years left Price Waterhouse Coopers, an old line, no-nonsense accounting firm, says we have 20 years left until we tumble into the abyss brought on by climate change. Pretty much only Australia and China have made progress on reducing their carbon…

Lampert Agrees to Lend Sears $400 Million

Sears gets fresh influx of cash World class douchebag, Eddie Lampert, bought Sears and promptly turned it into a fantasy of business without a human touch. Managers are pitted against managers in a race for Lampert’s budget and affection. Sales floor staff is slashed. The company invests the least amount…

AT&T: If you build your own broadband then we don’t get any of your tax money

AT&T Wants Your Tax Dollars The only problems we have in America are bad ideas. Here, AT&T is pushing the federal government to stop small towns from providing rural internet service where AT&T won’t. Instead, they want to be given tax dollars to do it. Why? Because the “free…

5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 5 Things to Do to Become a Business Broker Are you looking for a career change? Maybe something a little more challenging than what you’ve been doing? Read this list of 5 things you have to do to become a business broker….

Forget Tokens: Commuters Can Now Pay Subway Fare by Recycling

Brilliant idea: Beijing riders can pay their subway fare by recycling bottles. In contrast, Chicago just rolled out a new fare card system that charges a fee if you don’t use it – not the subway, the card. Of course, it’s lighter than hauling a bag of bottles, but it’s…

Court Ruling ‘Unravels FedEx’s Business Model’ (And We Haven’t Even Heard From Tracy Morgan Yet)

For the last 20 years, big companies have been able to work their truck drivers like dogs without having to take responsibility for bad things caused by their workers. Big companies do this by requiring each driver to be an independent contractor or his own small business. I love…

3 Things Labor Needs to Do in Order to Thrive

Look, we need labor unions. You and I do better in every way when unions are strong. Take a look at this chart. When union membership goes down, your income shrinks. Why? Because unions push back. Unions force managers to train more, to pay more and to think more…

The Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

Summer’s drawing to an end. Maybe you’re starting to think about what’s next. Here is one study showing the 15 most profitable small businesses. I’m suspicious that the first ranked accountants have managed to cook the books – of course, how would we know. Read more. Story via Entrepreneur.com.

Startups Take a Shine to Urban Agriculture; Can They Reward Investors?

Disruptors are invading agriculture, developing new methods of growing food with the help of technology and creativity. Entrepreneurs are helping us farm without having to live in Iowa. Read more.

Story via Xconomy.

6 Tips for Picking the Right Shrink

AudioBlog: A combination blog post and podcast. 6 Tips for Picking the Right Shrink In honor of Robin Williams, whose depression and anxiety drove him to his end this week, we hereby declare our full throated encouragement to go get yourself some help. Therapy – hard, bitter, sometimes triumphant…