Logos can be a highly effective way of increasing the recognition and presence of your business. The key is simplicity and boldness. The more striking and impressive your emblem or graphic, the more immediate and positive the identification is likely to be. The idea is to create something iconic; something memorable that stands the test of time and creates a positive association with your brand or company.
Unfortunately, these 15 companies and other organizations got it horribly wrong, creating unintentionally lewd logos that have been recognized and remembered for all the wrong reasons. Then again, we probably wouldn’t even know that most of them existed if they [...]
Everyone wants to jump in on a “get rich quick” scheme that will earn them thousands with little to no effort — who wants to slave tirelessly for years before reaping the benefits? Jacuzzis and jet skis are a lot less exciting when you’re a senior citizen with heart problems. And let’s be realistic about the “quickness” of those tantalizing scams: becoming an overnight millionaire is probably never going to happen. But the next best thing may be utilizing some “get at least some money for little to no effort” options. Here are six ways to make money on the side without sacrificing your [...]
White collar crime is the sweetest gig on earth. You can strip the earth bare or rob your shareholders blind, and most likely you’ll just have to pay some money, or a small amount of time in a minimum security prison. Worst case scenario you get locked up for decades and your son kills himself. But that’s only if you’re really bad. Maybe it’s not such a great idea after all. These guys didn’t see it that way, and that’s how they made it on this list.
We all know and accept that failure is a natural part of the business cycle. Bad ideas will be rejected by the market, and good ideas will flourish and lead to a more prosperous and efficient economy. Hell, even perfectly good ideas that outlive their usefulness will slowly die ignominious deaths no matter how marketable they were a few years ago. But some business ideas are so catastrophically awful, so based on warped views of what the market wants, that they fail quickly and often in spectacular fashion. And we’re not just talking about your local artisanal cheese shop that failed to flourish in a down market. [...]
America has come a long way since the days when rampant sexual misconduct was commonplace in many work environments. Over the past three decades a standard has been set for workplace behavior, and if you step outside of it, sometimes even just a little bit or accidentally, you will pay. If you’re wealthy, you will pay a lot. We don’t get many things just right, and there’s definitely still women enduring the pain of sexual harassment, but prosecuting those who propagate it has become part of the culture. That being said, here are five of the biggest sexual harassment cases and settlements:
When American and British troops returned to Iraq in 2003 — to liberate, or to invade, depending on who exactly you are listening to — they soon found that many of their fast food favorites from back home had followed them into the war zone. Camp Victory (the optimistically-named main US Army base situated around Baghdad International Airport) and other such installations housed most of the usual junk food suspects within their temporary walls. However, following the announcement this summer that many of the outlets will be closing down their operations due to continued troop withdrawals, it looks as though the Iraqi branch of the war on the [...]