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Over the past three months, during this COVID-19 pandemic, like you I have participated in countless virtual meetings: board meetings, staff meetings, team meetings, and political fundraisers. Sadly, even a memorial service. I have used Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts and Google Meet. I have used...

I just went through my calendar for January. 14 flights. Pretty normal for that time of year, given that I regularly travel to attend board meetings or visit clients. Then February. 9 flights. The Coronavirus Pandemic already is affecting several of my clients and investments...

Growing up in Germany, I remember my Dad subscribing to a weekly magazine that largely represented political views different from our own. When I asked him about this, he responded “I like to know how the other side thinks!” It used to be common advice to...

Kodak. Blockbuster. Nokia. Motorola. BlackBerry. Xerox. AOL. Or how about RadioShack, Circuit City, or even Borders? What do all of these companies have in common? All of them once were high-flying enterprises, household names with seemingly infinite prospects of continued growth. Kodak literally owned photography. Blockbuster...

I remember making a big mistake almost ten years ago, placing my trust in a close friend. Of course, I did not know at the time that this would be a big mistake. I thought that I could completely trust the person. When the situation began to unravel and hurt others that had placed their faith in me, I was in denial about it at first.

I was 29 years old and had recently become the president of a fast-growing technology company in Michigan. I had been married three years earlier to a wonderful woman, and life was full of promise. Then it happened. My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer out of nowhere.

By Michael Marquardt and Claire DeMatteis, Esq. It has taken a generation. Twenty-six years after Anita Hill gave voice to sexual harassment in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991, women who previously concealed incidents of workplace sexual harassment now feel empowered to...