13 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

Mar 15, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Corporate structures are flattening. One big reason why is that the strict hierarchies of yesteryear are no longer effective for today’s fast-paced, tech-driven industries. No surprise then that major companies are shaking up their management styles. Take the example of Zappos. The shoe company famously runs as a holacracy […]

23 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

Jan 4, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich The next four years could mark a golden age for startups if, as he promised during his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump loosens regulations and special-interests influence — and if entrepreneurs hold regulators and policymakers accountable. When the president-elect declared that he would eliminate 70 percent of federal regulations, he attracted quite a bit […]

35 Steps to Embrace Alternative Lending and Build Credit

5 Steps to Embrace Alternative Lending and Build Credit

Dec 27, 2016

Originally Posted On: Equities.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Anyone who has followed the economy over the past decade has seen the effect lending can have on the world at large. From the careless practices that led to the 2008 economic recession to the shady banking activities of 2016, missteps have abounded in the financial sector. In […]

44 financial tips you really should’ve learned in college but didn’t

4 financial tips you really should’ve learned in college but didn’t

Oct 14, 2016

Originally Posted On: Mashable.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Don’t listen to your parents or teachers. This may sound a bit counterintuitive, but it’s advice we must heed to break the cycle of bad financial decisions. The two biggest messages pushed onto Millennials are the importance of higher education and home ownership. But both of these are turning […]

5How Alternative Finance Is Democratizing a Stale Industry

How Alternative Finance Is Democratizing a Stale Industry

Sep 6, 2016

Originally Posted On: Equities.com By: Dusty Wunderlich The future of finance is decentralization. Big banks still dominate the landscape, but new companies are giving them a run for their money (pun intended) with unbundled services. For decades, big banks controlled the infrastructure, hardware, and operating systems for financial products. If someone wanted to open a […]

6How College Students Can Correct the Institution Imbalance

How College Students Can Correct the Institution Imbalance

Aug 24, 2016

Originally Posted On: How Life Works By: Dusty Wunderlich Students usually attend college to get better jobs and increase their earning potential. At least that’s how the system is supposed to work. Thanks to a concept known as “educational arbitrage,” this system is no longer paying off for college grads. Institutions have created an imbalance […]

7Rural entrepreneurship going extinct

Rural entrepreneurship going extinct

Jun 6, 2016

Originally Posted On: Reno Gazette-Journal By: Dusty Wunderlich This week’s low job report sent shock waves. While pundits pontificate on stalled job growth despite relatively low unemployment and the impact both might have on capital markets, they may be overlooking a much bigger issue crippling the U.S. economy. Entrepreneurism is on the sharpest decline in […]

8The truth about schooling: Is a university degree worth it?

The truth about schooling: Is a university degree worth it?

May 9, 2016

Originally Posted On: News4 By: Emily Pacillo RENO, Nev. (News 4) — Student loans make up the second largest debt of U.S. households, following mortgages. When comparing college tuition from 20 years past, it has skyrocketed. “The college graduate makes the same as they did in 1979, yet, college tuition has quadrupled in that period […]

9One View: Federal tax laws hinder Reno’s startup ambitions

One View: Federal tax laws hinder Reno’s startup ambitions

Apr 19, 2016

By: Dusty Wunderlich, CEO This post was originally featured on Reno Gazette-Journal A major hurdle blocks Reno from realizing its potential as a tech hub. Legislation may soon be considered that could move the needle for Reno and startups everywhere. As we abandon the good-old-boys past and flirt with a more sustainable future economy, we […]

10Can Paying People To Quit Actually Drive Better Employee Engagement?

Can Paying People To Quit Actually Drive Better Employee Engagement?

Apr 11, 2016

By: Dusty Wunderlich, CEO This post was originally featured on Ere Media What do you do with an “adequate” employee — the type of person who puts in just enough effort to get the job done, but is clearly only in it for the paycheck? The answer, as strange as it may seem, might be […]