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Today’s TED Talk – The case for co-ops, the invisible giant of the economy

Think capitalism is broken? Try cooperativism, says co-op enthusiast and researcher Anu Puusa. She lays out how cooperatives — businesses owned, operated and controlled by their members — can both make money and have a positive impact on the environment and local communities. With co-ops, Puusa says, doing good business and doing good at the same time becomes possible.

The Case for Letting People Work From Home Forever

Do you want happier, productive, more engaged, and more fulfilled employees and coworkers? Well, you should campaign to let them work remotely. Here’s why.

Joe Biden’s Broadband Push Could Be Worth Billions To Wireless And Cable Companies

All the major carriers stand to benefit if the Biden buildout goes forward.

3 Ways to Build Stronger Small-Business Communities in a Post-Covid World

The economic recovery could present a new opportunity for Main Street businesses and startups nationwide–with some strategic planning.

‘Connection Corps’ Will Put Hometown Leaders to Work on Broadband. Can Montana Be Included?

“We look for places where the desire to do something about broadband infrastructure is already there.”
Benya Krauss
Lead for America co-founder

Broadband Became “Rural America’s Critical Connection” During Pandemic

Research from the Foundation for Rural Service underscores the transformative role broadband played in rural America during the Pandemic and looks into increasing demand for what has become a fundamental service.

It’s not a ‘labor shortage.’ It’s a great reassessment of work in America.

Hiring was much weaker than expected in April. Wall Street thinks it’s a blip, but there could be much deeper rethinking of what jobs are needed and what workers want to do on a daily basis.

Every company must be a tech company first and a media company second

To control the fate of your business, resist the temptation to grow dependent on the many intermediaries who’d like to sit between you and your customers.

This Stanford-designed system will help you navigate the workplace after COVID-19

Creating rituals and practices will keep employees engaged and happy no matter where they’re working from.

15 leaders share secrets to creating an authentic brand that inspires connections

Success in the modern business world depends on developing an authentic, genuine brand that makes customers feel understood and appreciated.