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Fearless : Invisibilia. Fearless : Invisibilia. Home. What you need to know about powdered alcohol. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved the sale of Palcohol, or powdered alcohol, beginning this summer. Video provided by Newsy Newslook The "Tang" of alcohol may arrive soon in a store near you. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a new product Wednesday called Palcohol. It's a dried form of alcohol that can be mixed with water to create liquid alcohol. Some have compared it to the sugary, orange-flavored powdered drink Tang. How does it work? One packet of Palcohol equals one shot, according to the company's website. What flavors will be available? The Phoenix-based company plans to release five flavors: vodka, rum, cosmopolitan, powderita (which is like a margarita) and lemon drop.

When does it hit the market? The product is expected to be available in stores starting this summer, according to the website. Why make powdered alcohol? "When I hike, kayak, backpack or whatever, I like to have a drink when I reach my destination. Are there risks? What's the news in April? Ricardo Semler: What Happens When You Run a Company With (Almost) No Rules? SEC Rule Would Link Executive Pay To Performance. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 today to propose a rule to link the pay of top corporate executives to their companies' financial performance.

NPR's Jim Zarroli, reporting on All Things Considered, says: "The rule grew out of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill. And it simply says that companies have to disclose whether executive pay is in line with their financial performance. "This information is already available for people who want to pore through financial reports. The new law would simply require companies to put it in a form that's easier for shareholders to digest. " But, he adds, it's unclear what impact the new rule will have on corporate pay.

SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White said in a statement that the proposed rules "would better inform shareholders and give them a new metric for assessing a company's executive compensation relative to its financial performance. "The proposal would require enhanced disclosure that can be compared across companies. " SEC Rule Would Link Executive Pay To Performance. Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs : NPR Ed. Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. Elissa Nadworny/NPR Thomas O'Donnell's kindergarten kids are all hopped up to read about Twiggle the anthropomorphic Turtle. "Who can tell me why Twiggle here is sad," O'Donnell asks his class at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.

"Because he doesn't have no friends," a student pipes up. And how do people look when they're sad? "They look down! " Yeah, Twiggle is lonely. These are crucial skills we all need to learn, even in preschool and kindergarten. So shouldn't schools teach kids about emotions and conflict negotiation in the same way they teach math and reading? Emotional Intelligence 101 O'Donnell says his students are really taking to the lessons. "Sorry! " The Long Game. Start With Why. Chipotle Investor Relations - Annual Reports.

Chipotle is now delivering our proxy materials electronically over the Internet. This requires that we deliver to our shareholders a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, notifying shareholders when our Annual Reports and proxy materials are available and directing them to a web site where they can view the materials. If you are a Chipotle shareholder, please consider enrolling in our electronic delivery program.

This will allow us to deliver your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials via e-mail, which supports our long term goal of managing our business in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible by reducing the need for unnecessary printing and mailing. You can enroll in this program at If you are a registered shareholder (meaning you have a paper stock certificate, or hold your shares directly through Computershare rather than in a brokerage account), you can also register for electronic delivery via eTree. The Five Forces - Institute For Strategy And Competitiveness - Harvard Business School. The Five Forces is a framework for understanding the competitive forces at work in an industry, and which drive the way economic value is divided among industry actors.

First described by Michael Porter in his classic 1979 Harvard Business Review article, Porter’s insights started a revolution in the strategy field and continue to shape business practice and academic thinking today. A Five Forces analysis can help companies assess industry attractiveness, how trends will affect industry competition, which industries a company should compete in—and how companies can position themselves for success. Threat of New Entrants The threat of new entrants into an industry can force current players to keep prices down and spend more to retain customers. Actually, entry brings new capacity and pressure on prices and costs. The threat of entry, therefore, puts a cap on the profit potential of an industry.

The threat of entry also depends on the capabilities of the likely potential entrants. Hbr-shape-strategy.pdf. How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy - Article. Chipotle: Fast Food with 'Integrity' - Businessweek. Steve Ells, founder of the red-hot Mexican-food chain, on his aim to make the focused menu as all-natural as possible, and why it's worth the expense Steve Ells, founder and chief executive of Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), is not a man on a mission.

He's actually on two of them: one, to run the hottest fast-food chain in the nation; two, to offer what he terms "food with integrity" to the mass market. The innovative restaurateur, who has done to traditional Mexican food what California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI) did earlier to Italian, is unquestionably succeeding when it comes to his business aims. His Denver-based company, spun off from McDonald's (MCD) last October after eight years as a subsidiary, reported on Feb. 15 it earned $41.4 million in 2006 on $882.9 million in revenue. That's up from $37.7 million in net earnings in 2005 on sales of $627.7 million. Chipotle shares were priced at $22 apiece in January, 2006, when McDonald's sold a minority stake in an initial public offering. Why? Randal Mcbride First lieutenant Army 411 Platoon.


Organizational Structure Exercise: Martin K, Antonio A, Jon R, D. Organizational Structure Exercise: Martin K, Antonio A, Jon R, D. Organizational Structure Exercise: Martin K, Antonio A, Jon R, D. Class exercises. What's the news in March? M.fastcompany. Target announced this week that the company is shutting down Target Ticket, its transactional Video On Demand service, effective March 7. If your first thought is "I didn't know Target had a VOD service," you're not alone--while available on a wide range of devices, the app is almost completely invisible in Target stores and on, and nothing other than the Target name sets it apart from competitors.

The logical conclusion that some have reached is that less than two years after Target Ticket's launch, Target realized it couldn't compete with Google, iTunes, and Amazon on the digital rental/sales front, and decided to focus on the physical DVD/Blu-ray sales that it is already successful with. Best Buy already got out with their decision to sell CinemaNow last year, as did huge British retailer Tesco with the sale of Blinkbox just last month (Target Ticket customers will be migrated to the current incarnation of CinemaNow under its new independent ownership). West Coast Ports Dispute Caused Collateral Damage, Labor Secretary Says.

Antonio A., Martin K. The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas. MacArthur Honors 9 Nonprofits for Their Creativity - Foundations. By Suzanne Perry When advocates, lawyers, journalists, or others want to investigate the influence of campaign finance on public policy, they often turn to a nonprofit with a massive database: ­the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

The institute's website,, offers the public access to an archive covering $52-billion in contributions to political candidates in every state over several decades. Next week the group plans to unveil a new tool that will make it even easier to connect the dots, allowing people to see who has contributed to members of state legislative committees and sponsors of legislation. Edwin Bender, the executive director, says that will further the institute's goal of providing context so the public can hold lawmakers accountable—­and at the same time recognize those who "are doing the right thing.

" "That's a critical piece of where we're heading," he says. "We're not doing data just to do data. " Thanks to the John D. and Catherine T. JPMorgan Chase Pledges $10-Million to Study Its Philanthropic Impact. By Alex Daniels JPMorgan Chase & Company is spending $10-million to answer a big question: Is its corporate giving making a difference? The financial-services giant expects to commit $1-billion to philanthropy over the next five years and will pay the Urban Institute $10-million during that time to measure efforts that include a $250-million job-skills development program and a $100-million project to help revitalize the City of Detroit. "We believe corporate responsibility includes a commitment to impact, measurement, and accountability, and this partnership helps reinforce those goals," said Peter Scher, head of corporate responsibility at JPMorgan Chase in a statement.

The nonprofit will draw upon the advice of experts in housing finance, work-force development, and other social issues to develop new approaches JPMorgan can use in its philanthropy and identify potential challenges that could stand in the way of success. Growing Trend While Ms. Send an e-mail to Alex Daniels. Nonprofits and Government Agencies React to Obama's Proposed Budget. Nonprofit organizations and grant-making government agencies had a mix of praise and criticism for a nearly $4-trillion budget package for fiscal year 2016 that was formally released by the White House on Monday.

Many of the key line items were made public last month, with President Obama crisscrossing the country to plug proposals including two years of free community college, state paid-leave, and a higher estate tax. A major point of contention for charity leaders is the President’s call to cap the value of all itemized deductions at 28 percent for individuals earning more than $200,000 and couples earning more than $250,000. Very little of the proposed budget will remain intact through negotiations—Republican members of Congress began tearing it apart before it even hit their desks.

Below is a roundup of proposed funding levels and reaction from charity and government officials: New Project Will Identify and Share Best Nonprofit Management Tactics. For nonprofit organizations to realize their potential for social impact, they need more than a good program and ambitious leaders to expand it. They need good managers who adopt approaches that make the most of opportunities, anticipate threats, develop talent, and produce strong results.

Fortunately, many management tools and tactics exist to help leaders make good, informed decisions to these ends. The challenge is to understand what tool can help deal with a given problem, how it’s best applied, and, most critical of all, which ones have most often led to positive results. Twenty years ago, the global management consultancy Bain & Company created a survey titled "Management Tools & Trends. " It led to what has become a biannual consumer report offering guidance to corporate leaders on the best approaches for their organizations. We anticipate that the survey will reveal both points of pain and instruments of hope, much as the Bain & Company survey has for corporate managers. The Contingency Theory of Decision Making. Behavioral Management Theory: Understanding Employee Behavior & Motivation - Video & Lesson Transcript. 5 Things The Best Managers Do And Don't Do.