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San Francisco GiantsHow a baseball team led a renaissance in downtown San Francisco

The San Francisco Giants were in trouble when Larry Baer and his group bought the team back in 1993. More than 20 years later, as the Giants embark on what they hope will be a fourth World Series title in seven years, a remarkable transformation has taken place.

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Fresh eyesOtterbein University realizes its potential by reaffirming core values

Kathy A. Krendl hasn’t been afraid to step in and lead Otterbein University in new directions, to help it stay relevant for higher education and recommit to its core values.

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Step2 Co.Christopher Quinn restored trust and unleashed creativity to drive Step2 Co. to...

When Christopher Quinn arrived as president and CEO at Step2 Co. in January 2015, he could feel the tension. This proud company had seen near constant turnover in recent years and Quinn sensed that employees didn't believe he would last any longer than the previous CEOs. So he set out to earn their trust.

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Ridge Tool Co. (RIDGID®)How RIDGID® stays relevant: Fred Pond adapts and adjusts Ridge Tool Co. to evolve...

Here’s a look into a three-point strategy that drives the nearly 2,000 Ridge Tool employees around the world in assuring RIDGID® remains the industry leader in pipe-working tools.

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Consultants augment staff, transcend politics to achieve results

Some companies struggle to effectively reach their performance, project or critical initiative goals after a staff reduction, says Sequent's Beth Thomas. That’s where consultants come in. They offer a point-in-time solution to a problem, often transcending office politics, without adding to overhead.

Maximize an M&A transaction’s value by scrutinizing operating expense

Understanding operating costs and the underlying agreements can often make or break a deal. TPI Efficiency's Roger Zona offers tips on negotiating operating expenses as part of an M&A event.

Why you need to take caution when using independent contractors

As independent contractors continue to become a bigger part of the American workforce, the Department of Labor (DOL) is investing more time and energy to make sure companies follow the law when it comes to classifying these workers. Timothy J. Gallagher, of Kegler Brown, shares what companies should know before utilizing independent contractors.

It’s the day you hand over the keys to your teen driver, now what?

Risk management tips from SeibertKeck Insurance's Todd Winter for when your teen gets behind the wheel.

Why sellers should know the value of their company before an M&A event

There is a broad spectrum of concerns first-time sellers have as they approach an M&A event, but it’s the sale price that can be tough to accept. Skoda Minotti's Sean R. Saari talks about the importance of an accurate valuation in the M&A process.