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

All articles by Matt Palmquist

Nice Guys Finish First

August 4, 2016
When hiring CEOs, companies appear to focus on interpersonal skills while overlooking the candidate’s capacity to get the job done.
by Matt Palmquist

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

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