Yes Men Dangerous In Business As Well As Biden’s Afghanistan Policy

“… fear of disagreement with President Biden doomed the decision-making process for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan,” according to Tevi Troy writing in the Wall Street Journal. That may not be an accurate assessment, but it certainly occurs in executive suites across the business world—and with the same disastrous consequences.

Nobody knows everything about a complex issue, and even people with similar knowledge may have different perspectives about risks and opportunities. The CEO’s broad responsibilities make it difficult to learn all relevant facts about a major decision. That’s why debate about policy and strategy is vital to good decisions-making.

Corporations and even small businesses face the same challenge as presidents, though for different reasons. Presidents are embarrassed and can lose prestige when internal policy debates are

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6 Things Women In Business Know That Men Don’t

By Meeta Vengapally

A dear friend of mine once said, “Life turns you into an expert at things you never chose to become an expert at.” This resonates with me a lot as an entrepreneur and mother of two. It’s one of the worst stereotypes these days to see a businesswoman who is also a mother and ask, “How do you do it?” Do men ever get asked that?

The fact of the matter is, female entrepreneurs have a whole different skill set than their male counterparts, and this is out of necessity. Far be it from me to look at this and think that we’re forced, kicking and screaming, to learn to work harder, smarter, and more efficiently than our male peers. In my experience, it’s best to approach the challenges by thinking, this

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Laquan McDonald Business Tech Center offers STEAM programs to young men in North Lawndale

CHICAGO (WLS) — A new technology center that is being unveiled Sunday in Chicago will bring more resources to the city’s West Side, while also honoring the legacy of Laquan McDonald.

It’s in an effort to educate and inspire young people.

Welcome to the men’s meeting at Grace Memorial Baptist Church.

They are actually young men, and they are younger cousins of 17-year-old McDonald, who was fatally shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in 2014.

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Their great uncle and pastor wanted to offer them a place to talk, listen and learn.

On Sunday, Pastor Marvin Hunter offers them and other young people in North Lawndale another opportunity.

Hunter will unveil the Laquan McDonald Business Tech Center in a newly build room of the church with donated computers and volunteer instructors to offer STEAM programs.

“Out of school, you still

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