Lela Davidson

Lela Davidson

  • People of Walmart: Beware

    The new People of Walmart blog relies on user-submitted images of “outrageously bad / ugly / creepy / crazy shoppers” that grace the aisles of the world’s largest retailer. Based on their About page, the guys who started the website seem pretty cool. I can’t quote my favorite bits here, but part of their philosophy […]

  • Amazon Warns State of California to Back Off

    This week Amazon.com Inc. sent a letter to California legislators threatening to sever business relationships with affiliates in the state if they passed a law forcing the Seattle based company to collect and remit California sales tax. Last week Amazon sent letter to North Carolina and Hawaii as they got closer to passing similar legislation. […]

  • Women in Business Are Risk Takers

    We’ve heard it a million times – that women in business face the ultimate challenge of [by nature] not taking enough risks. Well, turns out that’s not so ture, at least not about women in business. According to a survey by Boston’s prestigious Simmons School of Management, women business leaders don’t shy from taking risks, but […]

  • Emotional Intelligence: Not Total BS

    Recently I had the opportunity to spend a day in an Emotional Intelligence workshop. Emotional Intelligence (known as EQ) is a term used to describe a person’s ability or skill in recognizing and managing his or her own emotions, as well as those of others. Before the workshop, participants took a test to determine our […]

  • National Debt vs. National Deficit

    Sorry to insult the intelligence of a few very smart folks out there, but considering the vast amount of financial news we’re digesting every day, I thought a refresher on the national debt and the national deficit was in order. If you’ve been confused by these terms, you’re in good company. I read a newspaper […]

  • Palin Doll Makers Are Business Superheroes

       Monday HeroBuilders.com started selling three versions of a Sarah Palin action figure. While the company also sells John McCain and Barack Obama dolls, the Palin move demonstrates several Superhero business qualities. Quick ResponseThe ability to make a decision to move forward is key any successful business. The team at Hero Builders had to make […]

  • 30 Best Songs About Business and Money

    Sometimes you need a theme song. These all-time favorite songs about money will motivate and inspire you – or at least bring back some fond memories!(co-written with Drea) 1. Money, Money–Liza Minnelli, Cabaret (1968) Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray perform this classic in the film Cabaret, based on the 1968 musical written by John Kander. […]

  • 7 Real Life Business Lessons Learned Playing Monopoly

    When I was a kid, my favorite game was Monopoly. Now I get to experience it a whole new way with my own kids. Turns out there are quite a few real life business lessons from the quaint old game. 1. You have to ask for what you want. So you passed go, so what? […]

  • Gay Marriage is Good for the Economy

    Forget about your faith. Forget about your politics. This blog is about business and as it turns out, gay marriage would rock our economy. Studies by the Williams Institute for California and New Jersey project over $82 million in revenue to benefit those states over the next three years. In addition, the Congressional Budget Office […]

  • Why Women Almost Always Do Better in Business Than Men

    The Washington Post has a great article today that explores the reasons why empowering women eliminates the cycle of poverty, particularly in post-conflict Rwanda. It’s hard to imagine the lives Rwandan women have lead, hard to relate to a circumstance where you have no rights, no standing, and no physical power to protect yourself. So […]