I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the holiday season. The snowy Monday certainly got me in the spirit.

This week’s briefing for business owners covers topics related to increasing productivity for yourself and your team and an insight into what Indeed is doing to leverage the gig economy. This week’s Do-Good Spotlight is on The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice (thanks Randy Kirkpatrick for telling us about this organization).

  • From Inc. Magazine an article by Geoffrey James, pointing out how allowing people to work from home is a great and smart productivity strategy according to the latest research from Stanford University and other sources. You know I’ve been all over work from home since my Dow Jones days—I have always found that, managed properly, it is an amazing way to get more done well by your team.


Do Good Spotlight: The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

This organization is right in Princeton, and we’ve experienced firsthand their commitment to building a community from diverse communities. The Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice is a community activist center, educational enclave, and safe space for LGBTQIA kids, their families, and those who are part of the larger community. We donated and you can too.


  • From HCM Technology Report, news that Indeed is testing a “gig economy” product. What’s it all about? Read it here.
  • The affect of appreciation on productivity is very real. Want more from your team? Recognize them in ways that say, “I see you, thank you.” But don’t just take my word for it, here’s an article about my new favorite topic, “appreciation” from Harvard Business Review.

As 2019 is drawing to a close, reach out if you find yourself “stuck” and in need of talking out a challenge or opportunity to get clarity to advance quickly. With a 100% success rate, if you have a need to talk it out, Owlthena is guaranteed to help you.