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February 6, 2013
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The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

Agenda Items 
  • Brennan pick puts drones, targeted killings in the spotlight
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    President Barack Obama's use of drone strikes and targeted killings to eliminate people designated as terrorists and security threats is in the spotlight as the Senate prepares to consider the nomination of John Brennan as CIA chief. Brennan, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, has played a key role in shaping such policies, which don't normally get much scrutiny or open discussion. "He's had a profound impact on how the military does counterterrorism," says Daniel Benjamin, the State Department's former counterterrorism chief. The Washington Post (2/5) , The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

Data Points 
  • Stiffing Uncle Sam at tax time
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    Source: Face the Facts USA
    More than 16 million individuals and businesses owed the IRS $373 billion in unpaid federal taxes in 2011. The IRS uses substantial resources to collect these debts, but admits it can't recover all the money. Face the Facts USA (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

The Conversation 
How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

Daily Chuckle 
  • Scientists act on hunch, find royal remains in parking lot
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    Scientists have found the remains of King Richard III, the infamous 15th century British monarch, buried beneath a supermarket parking lot. The use of ground-penetrating radar to unearth the hunchbacked Plantagenet is just the latest example of paparazzi intrusions on royal privacy, says Stephen Colbert. "I say fie, fie on you ruffians," he declares. Comedy Central (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

It's easier to run for office than to run the office."
--Thomas P. O'Neill, American politician and speaker of the House
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