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What “The Last Jedi” Teaches Us About Organizational Change

Change is uncomfortable, and organizational change is extremely difficult. Many change efforts either fail entirely or fail to meet expectations.

A Plan for Washington

Like most great cities, Washington began as an idea, a concept President Washington wanted to see illustrated in an innovative street plan.

Make 2018 your EntrepreYEAR!

Whether you just have an idea for a business, are seriously considering being your own boss, or have a small business that is chugging along and ready to take off to the next level, there may be resources available in the Midlands area and nationally to help you.

Diversity Education Is Everyone’s Responsibility

The fact that advances within a single generation have rendered these ideas so alien to my daughter speaks volumes about how far we have come as a nation. On the other hand, the fact that we continue to confront negativity about our differences says a great deal about how far we have yet to go.

Additional Common Usage Problems

Some months ago, we looked at a few of the more common usage problems in English. Here are some more of them.

The Blessing of Opportunity

It’s easy to get distracted by the wrong priorities in a growing company. Most successful companies achieve initial success by doing a better job at taking care of customers or clients than their competitors.

Harassment Has Gone Haywire

Employers need to realize that we have turned a corner in regard to sexual harassment and will probably never go back to the way things were. In general, this is a good thing; however, employers need to be extra vigilant in protecting themselves from potential liability.

Tax Reform Q&A

Partnered Content Under the new law the deduction for business interest is limited to 30 percent of the company’s taxable income beginning in 2018. Any excess interest that is not deductible in a given year can be carried forward to the next year and potentially taken then, subject to the same 30 percent limitation.

Sisters of Charity: The Power Of Kin

Research shows that kinship care is beneficial for children since it maintains family and community bonds, increases stability, and preserves a sense of identity, culture, and belonging during a time of crisis.

Let’s Work Together

Columbia’s startup community is a hot bed of collaborative activity. Every week at 1 Million Cups, we find out about new partnerships and joint ventures.