Bits and Bytes

Facebook has yet another privacy SNAFU. For a time there, you could even see Mark Zuckerberg’s private photos.

Clever Branding Can Transform Your Company, Even If You’re Selling the Same Old Stuff Everyone Else Is.

What to Do If Your Business Gets Hacked. This article provides a decent starting place. More on Data Security: How to Protect Your Employees’ SmartPhones from a Data Breach.

MusicRow is reporting that Karen Oertley has stepped down from her post as executive director of Leadership Music. Oertley replaced Kira Florita less than two years ago, via nashvillepost.com.

This is sooo true. I Don’t Understand What Anyone Is Saying Anymore, via Dan Pallotta of the  Harvard Business Review: s.hbr.org/uvc9Lq

Is the “Brain Drain” Now Headed in the Other Direction? Is the World’s Talent Leaving the US?

Franklin, Tennessee’s  PureSafety, a provider of health and medical management software, has been acquired by Underwriters Laboratories, a global company out of Northbrook, Ill. The business is expected to stay in Franklin.

Congratulations to Nashville’s Sharon Edwards, CFO of brokerage Willis North America, who was named by industry magazine Business Insurance as one of its 25 ‘Women to Watch’ based on her “leadership, professional achievement and market influence,”  via nashvillepost.com.

In more local business news, Gibson Guitar has purchased a suite of Florida-based companies that specialize in professional audio equipment, and created a new division — Gibson Pro Audio — based in Nashville.

Social Media is the “great equalizer” for small businesses.

The Nashville Predators are worth more than last year but still are bringing up the rear of the NHL.

Which carrier do you suppose has the fastest downloading and uploading cellular service in Nashville? Unfortunately, it is not mine.


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