Matt Palmquist is a freelance business journalist based in Oakland, Calif.

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Listen, Do You Want to Know a Secret?

May 12, 2016
Creating a company-wide culture that prizes sensitive brand, process, innovation, and database information is the key to extracting value from proprietary jewels without giving them away.
by Matt Palmquist

Who’s the Boss?

May 5, 2016
When companies are run by co-CEOs, sharing power equally doesn’t necessarily translate into better results.
by Matt Palmquist

Superstars at Your Service

January 28, 2016
Managers in restaurants and other service businesses can maximize sales by carefully filling teams with top performers and underachievers.
by Matt Palmquist

Click Bait

January 14, 2016
Companies can maximize their investments in Web analytics if they focus tightly on priorities, layer human intelligence on top of smart technology, and enlist senior management to lead the charge.
by Matt Palmquist

The Business Benefits of Marital Bliss

December 23, 2015
Working spouses are more likely to emotionally support each other when they work for companies that offer flexibility in balancing home and professional life. This support has important implications for company productivity and turnover as well.
by Matt Palmquist

For Startups, Ideas Matter

December 3, 2015
Predicting a startup’s success before the venture is even launched may seem impossible. But entrepreneurs and investors should never overlook the value of assessing the basic concept behind the business.
by Matt Palmquist

Merging across Borders

October 29, 2015
Given the growing number of international mergers, managers must overcome cultural differences with foreign colleagues to avoid the type of friction that can devalue a deal.
by Matt Palmquist

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