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Boston Networking Events – 09/15/14 through 09/19/14

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Fall is the best season for networking events in Greater Boston! This week, we’re exploring everything from economics to upcycling and exit strategies to public spaces. There’s a lot to like about The Week Ahead!

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Market Basket – The Case for Leadership and Social Media

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Today, people around the world have a wide range of media resources at their disposal. They can use these social resources to communicate across vast distances, to keep up to date with current events, and even to voice their displeasure if they are dissatisfied with issues presented to them in the workplace.

Recent events in the ownership saga of the Market Basket grocery chain are prime examples of the power of social media. While the family feud underlying this story has a 20-year history behind it, it really only exploded onto the public stage recently when a boardroom decision to remove beloved CEO Arthur T. Demoulas proved wildly unpopular with customers and employees. After a rare show of solidarity between ousted leadership and a non-unionized employee base, Arthur T ultimately gained total control of the $4.3 billion organization.

If you followed the ordeal as it unfolded under the scrutiny of public opinion, you may have gotten the same sense that I did: That the business exchanges and backroom politicking that used to take place behind closed boardroom doors can no longer be counted on to be exclusively private affairs.

Here are three key takeaways from the Market Basket situation to consider in your own business operations today:

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Networking Events – 09/08/14 through 09/12/14

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Our networking event list is bursting with amazing opportunities! This week, we're exploring community collaboration, uncovering the latest in health, and keeping current with all the innovation taking place throughout the Greater Boston area. Don't … [Continue reading]

The New Rules of Sales and Service

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In modern marketing circles, David Meerman Scott is a man who needs no introduction. For anyone not familiar with his work, David is a leading marketing and sales strategist who shares insight online and in person about marketing, leadership and … [Continue reading]

Networking Events – 08/25/14 through 08/29/14

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This week, we're bringing you the latest in tech demos, the best in improving employee relations and the most varied networking opportunities in the Greater Boston community. All that and more is in store for The Week Ahead! … [Continue reading]

WordPress in Boston

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  WordPress started in 2003 and has since become a key tool in the online presence of millions of companies. Originally viewed as a way to easily manage a blog, more and more organizations are utilizing the WordPress framework as the … [Continue reading]

Networking Events – 08/18/14 through 08/22/14

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The summer season is moving along, and event season is heating up! This week, we're bringing you world-class design, top-notch tech and opportunities to do things that matter. There's a lot to like about The Week Ahead! … [Continue reading]

GoDaddy’s Cambridge Office

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GoDaddy recently opened a new office in Cambridge and I was among the attendees there to welcome them to the community. CEO Blake Irving was on hand for the official ceremony and made it clear that GoDaddy had made a commitment to opening “great … [Continue reading]

Networking Events – 08/11/14 through 08/15/14

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It's a great time to go green! This week, we're supporting product launches around Boston, learning more about funding and aerospace and enjoying heaping portions of art, health and networking. Find all that and more in the latest edition of The Week … [Continue reading]

Inside Google Boston – An Open House for the Boston Community

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Earlier this week, Google Boston opened the doors of its Kendall Square office to the Greater Boston community. This was an opportunity to show off their 300,000 square feet of space and welcome neighbors to their newly connected campus in Boston … [Continue reading]