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How to get (really) good at business communications

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By John Graham
September 30, 2014

It’s easy to roll your eyes and moan about the state of business communications. Everything from incomplete, inaccurate and confusing emails and memos to meeting minutes and reports that don’t make sense. Ineffective business letters, most of which are peppered with the first person singular pronoun,... Read more »

Mercury shines at diamond anniversary dealer meeting

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By Nicholas Upton
September 24, 2014

Walking out of Mercury Marine’s historic 75th anniversary dealer meeting, it was hard not to have a sense of connection to the company and dealers from around the world. Fred Kiekhaefer, John Pfeifer and Mark Schwabero put a sentiment of inclusion and Carl Kiekhaefer’s motto of hard work front and... Read more »

Record share of Americans have never married, new study says

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Jonathan Sweet
September 24, 2014

This one caught my eye as it came across the wire this morning — a new study from the Pew Research Center shows that a record 20 percent of Americans aged 25 years and older have never been married. Certainly, some of this increase is caused by many millennials opting to put off marriage and family... Read more »

The power of nostalgia among millenials

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By Brianna Liestman
September 22, 2014

I am very much a 1990s kid, so when the news broke about Surge soda – a very popular alternative to Mountain Dew in the 90s –  returning after its discontinuation in the early 2000s, I was pretty excited. I wasn’t the only one feeling a wave of nostalgia: within hours of the re-release... Read more »

Chaparral wows at 50th Anniversary dealer meeting

Jonathan Sweet, Editor In Chief

Jonathan Sweet
September 15, 2014

I spent most of last week down in Key Largo at the Chaparral & Robalo dealer meeting as the company pulled out all the stops as it kicks off its 50th anniversary celebration. It was in 1965 that Buck Pegg started Chaparral in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and about a decade later that he moved the company... Read more »

What we can learn from the iPhone 6 release

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By Brianna Liestman
September 15, 2014

While the new iPhone still isn’t waterproof, Apple’s announcement last week excited consumers with new products and improved models. And it clearly must be what people want, as the new iPhone 6 Plus has already sold out in the U.S. after only becoming available for preorder on Friday. Though I am... Read more »

My summer sailing adventure is winding down

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By Nicholas Upton
September 11, 2014

I wrote about my sailing club earlier in the year, and as the season winds down and the fall air rushes into Minnesota, I thought I’d share a couple things I learned during my time on the water. Firstly, the teacher makes all the difference. The way my club was set up allowed me to have various teachers... Read more »

Utilize Facebook’s growing video presence

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By Brianna Liestman
September 9, 2014

Facebook released data on Sunday charting its growth with videos uploaded to their social media platform, announcing there has been an average of more than one billion video views on their site every day since June of this year. YouTube last reported four billion views per day back in 2012 and has continued... Read more »

Leak of celebrity nudes reminds us how important digital security really is

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By Nicholas Upton
September 4, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence is likely wishing she had a better strategy for online security. The fact that popular celebrities can be attacked in such a way is a stark reminder that businesses must be wary of their data. Don’t wait until your business has the embarrassing, financial equivalent of nude pictures... Read more »

Women want to go boating

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By Brianna Liestman
September 2, 2014

As a young girl I admired a number of women, but all the pop stars and TV show characters were eclipsed by how much I looked up to my aunt. Interestingly enough, my aunt is an avid boater. My aunt cruised in the family boat, water-skied and knee boarded across the lake every weekend as much as, if not... Read more »

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