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  • 10 Short-Lived CEO Terms Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 2:22 PM ET
    In March 2010, Jon Corzine had been out of his job as New Jersey governor for two months. At the same time, the derivatives brokerage firm MF Global was looking for a candidate with both executive and financial sector experience to become its chief executive. Corzine, who was also the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, seemed like the perfect fit. Apparently, it wasn’t. On Oct. 31, 2011, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, and Corzine resigned.The MF Global CEO left his post on Nov. 4, 2011,

    A global corporation is no less likely to make questionable executive hiring decisions as the average small business, and CEOs of major corporations have the short tenures on their resumes to prove it.

  • Job Search

    Small businesses are the engine of job creation, creating more than half of the nonfarm private Gross Domestic Product, but most small firms are simply crushed by the onslaught of federal regulations.

  • 50 Signs You're Addicted To Twitter Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    Twitter

    It has become a tradition to do a list when I hit a Twitter follower milestone. In January of this year, when I hit 50,000 followers, I put out my 13 Golden Rules. In July, when I hit 100,000 followers, I expanded the list to 100. But today, my 150,000 follower milestone will be a bit different. Today, my list is appropriately "The 50 Ways To Diagnose Your Twitter Addiction."

  • Blog: Stuck in a Rut? Maybe You're too Comfortable Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Ice Climber

    In his autobiography, Jim Whittaker, a renowned mountaineer and the first American to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, wrote, “I believe the key to a life well lived… is discomfort.” Whittaker saw discomfort as a way to stretch “yourself beyond what you already know or know how to do.”

  • Many Workers in Public Sector Retiring Sooner Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    The change partly reflects demographics but also government cost-cutting that has resulted in less generous pay and benefits, the New York Times reports.

  • The Chairman of Harman International says, "Innovation is critical to the heartbeat of any successful corporation in the industrialized world. But competing in emerging markets where vast differences exist in per-capita incomes, infrastructure, customer preferences and environmental pressures, requires redefining the concept of innovation."

  • Biggest Job Distractions Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 11:20 AM ET

    It can be a challenge to stay focused on work. However, it doesn’t take personal distractions to draw your attention away from what you’re supposed to be doing. The workplace has plenty of distractions of its own. Here are a few of the most common workplace distractions.

  • Software Keeps Manufacturing Equipment Humming Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 7:49 AM ET
    AssetPoint's TabWare helps Dogfish Head maintain its bottling and brewing equipment.

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery not only brews beer, it runs its own in-house bottling operation. But disaster struck during one of its bottling runs.

  • Axel Rose

    Selection to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can be a boon for a musician’s career. But the lobbying for votes can become intense, the New York Times reports.

  • by Karl Denninger

    Karl Denninger, author of "Leverage: How Cheap Money Will Destroy the World" on finance, politics and debt: Dangerous Bedfellows.

  • Bully Bosses Beware: Are Your Employees Too Afraid? Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 11:44 AM ET

    Most people are reluctant to speak truth to those in power. Bosses should never underestimate fear.

  • by Brian Solis

    Brian Solis author of "The End of Business as Usual" offers what he calls "The 9 Laws of Affinity to Survive Digital Darwinism."

  • The concept of profits has never been in favor among those who think that making a profit is the exploitation of labor.

  • ‘As One’ Offers a New Way to Lead Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    As One

    The author says that, "it’s clear that leadership – for our world, nation, businesses and communities – is needed in ways it has never been needed before," and in his new book he offers practical advice of leading in this new world.

  • The Plugged-in Manager | Terri L. Griffith

    In this new book the author offers guidance on how you can squeeze the most out of your resources.

  • Developing Your Inner Innovator Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    Thinking

    Innovators question the status quo, observe like anthropologists, network for new ideas, and experiment. In short, innovators consistently act differently to think differently.

  • Millennials Key to Rebuilding U.S. Economy Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    Young Employees

    Even in a weak economy, there continues to be a strong interest among the millennial generation in pursuing an entrepreneurial career, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • This Holiday Season - Lay off the Layaway: Author Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 3:08 PM ET

    Recently Wal-Mart and other retailers have revived their mothballed layaway programs. Stores promote lay-away as a way for shoppers to avoid “debt” and still buy all the Christmas presents that they need. Lay-away is not debt, but like debt, it charges shoppers more money than the price of the goods.

  • Acceptable Job Interview Lies Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    Some experts say that job seekers often lie and that interviewers expect this, but the level of ‘lie’ can make or break the interview. CNBC.com spoke with experts and asked them if there are lies told at job interviews that are acceptable. Some responses might surprise you.

  • Help Wanted: Astronauts Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:25 PM ET

    Looking for a job? Got a college degree and 20/20 eyesight? Call NASA. The space agency is putting out the help wanted sign...for astronauts.

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