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January 2, 2013
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Business Finance Today 
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

Your Bottom Line 
  • TAG expiration prompts banks to reassure depositors
    Analysts say most bank deposits are likely to stay put even with the end of unlimited guarantees for some deposits because the government would most likely protect depositors in a crisis. Some smaller banks are trying to hang onto depositors by using specialized cash-management firms to split up deposits among a network of banks so that money is insured even without the Transaction Account Guarantee. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

In the C-Suite 
  • 5 career tips for 2013
    Take charge of your online identity, focus your energy on solving problems at work and seek to rise above "the cult of the average," career experts say. Also, investigate possible accreditations to become more attractive to your employer and pursue volunteer work to expand your skills, they advise. The Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model) (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Belief is an important factor in keeping resolutions
    Willpower and the belief that we can accomplish our goals are linked and can help people carry out new year's resolutions, writes Chris Berdik, author of "Mind Over Mind." Studies about willpower have debunked previous theories that willpower is limited and thus should be applied only to the most important goals. Instead, Berdik writes, "willpower is most likely to let us down if we expect it to." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  • When will Congress reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff"?
    After new Congress convenes  42.34%
    No deal will be reached  29.20%
    Before the end of the year  18.25%
    Before new Congress convenes  10.22%
  • Cliffhanger: About 10% of poll respondents were right that lawmakers would reach a deal on the "fiscal cliff" before the new Congress convenes. Now on to the debt-ceiling talks.
  • What is your outlook for 2013?
This year will be better than 2012
This year will be worse than 2012
This year will be about the same as 2012
Not sure

The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

On the Move 
  • Mark Schoppet has been named interim CFO at Vail Resorts. He is the company's senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer. American City Business Journals/Denver (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Off the Charts 
  • Some unusual laws take effect in U.S.
    This year will bring several new laws in the U.S., some of which are decidedly off-beat. These odd laws include a limit of four cats per household in Wellington, Kan., and fines for wheelies by speeding motorcyclists in Illinois. Yahoo/ABC News Blogs (12/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
If your goal is important enough to you, chances are you can achieve it, and a little more faith in your willpower could help."
--Chris Berdik, author of "Mind Over Mind," writing in the Los Angeles Times
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