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Some ideas on when Phillies ownership might finally rule on GM Klentak’s fate originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Three days after another disappointing season ended, Phillies ownership still has not said whether general manager Matt Klentak will remain in charge of baseball operations.

A simple, “He’s under contract, nothing has changed,” would do the trick, but so far there has been no official communication from organization elders.

The silence is probably more indicative of Klentak being dismissed than it is him staying on, but only managing partner John Middleton can say for sure, and he has been unavailable for comment as he ponders making a significant change to the organization’s baseball hierarchy for the second year in a row. 

Last year, Middleton fired manager Gabe Kapler over Klentak’s objections.

Middleton is a methodical decision-maker dedicated to careful process. He deliberated Kapler’s fate for 11 days before pulling the trigger.

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Americans can be pretty stubborn, and as a result even the best plans too often fail, because leaders — be they in government, business, the nonprofit sector or even in our social circles or families — can’t get enough buy-in from followers. Even the idea of being a “follower” is repugnant to many Americans.

The one exception is the military. In the military, people respect the chain of command. Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines — especially Marines — have it drilled into their brains from the moment they enter basic training that when the chain of command breaks down, people can die.

So if the commandant of the Marine Corps decides that his subordinates are going to do something, you can bet they’ll do it. That includes complying with the congressional mandate to start training male and female recruits together at its Parris Island and San Diego training depots.

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Coming up with new content ideas for social media can be difficult. If you’re struggling to think of fun social media campaigns, don’t worry. You can use the change of season to get your creative juices flowing.

There’s so much happening in the Fall season; the leaves are changing color, the weather is getting cooler, and there are a number of holidays and events to celebrate like Back-to-School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more.

So, let the Fall season inspire you to think up fresh, new content ideas that will catch the attention of your target audience online, boost engagement, and increase sales.

Here are 5 social media content ideas for the Fall season.

1. Create Fall-Themed Images

First, the easiest way to spruce up your social media marketing for the Fall season is to create some Fall-themed images. Simply switching up your images is a great way to celebrate the season

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It’s…everywhere. These days, you can’t escape it. The specter of politics hangs over all our heads. It doesn’t matter what your ideology is, or if you’re undecided. Still, how much does politics affect business financing? Since such numbers constantly change, the curious can run a search at Open Secrets Donor Lookup.



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Business funding is affected by politics

Businesses may be looking for funding from places like banks, vendor credit lines or credit card companies. They could also be trying for crowdfunding, angel investing or venture capital. Here are a few insights on how politics can color organizations that provide business financing.

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Bank of America didn’t donate directly. Rather, it used its PACs. This is because corporations cannot donate directly to candidates or party committees. The same tends to be true of the other organizations listed below.

Open Secrets reports

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Eli Holzman, a veteran reality TV producer, used to joke that his company’s specialty was turning out “really good shows that are really hard to make that nobody watches.”

But then came the streaming boom. Now, as Holzman tells Variety podcast Strictly Business, there is seemingly insatiable demand for shows that would have been tough sells in the past. He cited Netflix’s sleeper hit “Indian Matchmaking” as a prime example.

“We thought, ‘Here’s another good show we’ve made that people will never see,’” Holzman says. But Netflix’s wizardry with algorithm-driven recommendations helped put the show on a pedestal after its July debut. “A blessing of the streaming era has been that things are a bit more discoverable and shareable.”

Listen to the lastest episode of Strictly Business below:

Holzman, at present, is CEO of Industrial Media, a collection of independent production banners that together have more than 60 series running

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  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the third-richest man — but he’s still prone to make some poor leadership decisions. 
  • Musk is notorious for being a micromanager, and he told The New York Times on Monday that he “can’t find people to delegate to.” 
  • Micromanagement in general is bad for business and can lead to wasted time, money, and high executive-turnover rates.
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To say that Elon Musk has a lot on his plate would be an understatement. But he’s not planning on changing that anytime soon. 

In a New York Times podcast released Monday, the Tesla CEO said he delegates tasks on a limited basis and does most of the major work he needs himself. 

“If investors in Tesla knew the full scope of all the things I do at Tesla, they would be quite concerned,” Musk told the journalist Kara Swisher. “Not because

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Frequently, innovators are asking me which ideas to prioritize and why. Here are some early steps you can take to ensure success in your innovation endeavors: 

  1. First, focus on ideas that can solve a real business problem. Of course, there’s value in having gathered a bunch of creative people who love experimenting with emerging technologies. Those colleagues are eager to ideate and innovate with you, sometimes even under frustrating conditions. But while they’re eager to realize their own ideas, it’ll be hard to convince lines of business to sponsor such ideas and work side by side with you to overcome political and organizational barriers along the way. But if you take up a problem that has been raised by a business unit (sales, marketing, R&D) before, then chances are high that once you’ve shown that you’re capable of solving it, you’ll have found fans in the business who’ll help you
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Joseph R. Biden referred to President Trump as a “clown” in a back-and-forth about health care and mistruths at the first presidential debate Tuesday night in Cleveland.

“I’m not here to call out his lies. Everyone knows he’s a liar,” Mr. Biden said of the president.

“Joe, you’re the liar,” Mr. Trump said. “You graduated last in your class.”

Moderator Chris Wallace prodded Mr. Trump to let Mr. Biden finish.

“No, he doesn’t know how to do that,” Mr. Biden said.

“You’d be surprised,” the president said.

“You picked the wrong guy, the wrong night at the wrong time,” Mr. Biden said.

Mr. Trump said Mr. Biden just “lost the left,” apparently referring to Mr. Biden’s saying he opposed a universal “Medicare for all” health plan.

“You agreed with Bernie Sanders on a plan,” the president said.

“Folks, do you have any idea what this clown’s doing?” Mr. Biden said.

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Business Insider is proud to announce that Adena Friedman will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place October 19-23, 2020.

Friedman was named CEO of Nasdaq in 2017 after two decades at the company. The appointment made her the first female CEO of a global stock exchange and cemented her position as one of Wall Street’s most powerful women.

She told Business Insider on the “This Is Success” podcast that talking about her gender in interviews was tiring at first, but she’s come to see it as an advantage and a way to help other women at Nasdaq reach the C-suite.

She also brought a new spin on management to her position as CEO.

Friedman said her strategy for running meetings at Nasdaq differs from the company’s prior “command and control” model of receiving instruction from the top down. In order for her team

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Gannett, the owner of USA TODAY and over 260 local news operations, announced an initiative to make its workforce as diverse as the country by 2025.

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BRIDGEWATER – Diversity in the workplace leads to greater success.

That was one of the messages delivered at the Somerset County Business Partnership’s first Somerset County Diversity and Inclusion Summit held virtually on Sept. 24.

“Diverse teams drive better returns,” said Magda Yrizarry, chief diversity officer at Verizon. “When leaders speak of this, it resonates with shareholders. Our leadership is committed to activating the awareness of our employees.”

Yrizarry said the power of inclusion is important to employers, but there is no cookie-cutter approach to making progress on the issue. Yrizarry said business leaders must be conscious of the importance of diversity and care and inclusion in the workplace.

The summit was a continuation of the Business Partnership’s initiative to provide

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