More people are working longer and retiring later than ever before, but very few make it past 50 years at a single employer.
By Vickie Elmer
FORTUNE -- More people are working longer and retiring later than ever before in U.S. history -- yet very few toil long enough to receive a 50-year pin or party from a single employer.
Those who reach the 50-year mark are rare enough to merit articles MOREFeb 28, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Persistence is good, but peskiness isn't. Here are some thoughts on the fine line between showing enthusiasm and seeming desperate.Anne Fisher, contributor - Feb 27, 2014 12:11 PM ET
Sometimes it seems like the world is collapsing around us: young people have no work ethic, there's a leadership vacuum in corporate America, schools are in crisis. But all of this has happened before, and it will happen again.Feb 27, 2014 10:17 AM ET
Anyone who's ever had a racy job must grapple with how and whether to reveal that experience.
By Vickie Elmer
FORTUNE -- When Sheila Hageman was 25 her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Hageman had worked as a stripper for seven years, and her mother's illness led her to ask, "What am I doing with myself and my body and my life?"
She decided to quit. As she planned her return to MOREFeb 27, 2014 5:00 AM ET
Teens' penchant for fast fashion and bargain hunting is working against Abercrombie.
FORTUNE -- Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries opened his earnings conference call on Wednesday with mention of the "challenging retail environment, particularly in the teen space."
The retailer's fourth quarter performance certainly reflects that sentiment. Though it beat analyst estimates and its stock is up, the retailer's profits shrank by 58% to $66.1 million from $157.2 million during MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 26, 2014 1:26 PM ET
A Bangladesh-born management guru, Faisal Hoque, explains how "mindfulness" can transform your business.
Fortune.com selects the most compelling short essays, anecdotes, and author interviews from "250 Words," a site developed by Simon & Schuster to explore the best new business books—wherever they may be published.
FORTUNE—For this installment, 250 Words' Sam McNerney sits down with Faisal Hoque, former GE executive, serial entrepreneur and co-author of the new book Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the MOREFeb 26, 2014 7:00 AM ET
A new book analyzes the presentations that have attracted millions of YouTube hits, and explains what makes them so compelling.
FORTUNE -- Think about the last time you heard someone give a speech, or any formal presentation. Maybe it was so long that you were either overwhelmed with data, or you just tuned the speaker out. If PowerPoint was involved, each slide was probably loaded with at least 40 words or MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Feb 25, 2014 1:52 PM ET
Four herders are bringing a lawsuit to federal court claiming that Department of Labor guidelines on how they are paid and treated by their employers violate labor laws.
FORTUNE -- The imagery associated with the American cowboy includes 10-gallon hats, lassos, and sunset rides on the back of a loyal steed -- he's an avatar of laid-back life on the open plain. But a more realistic portrait might include hourly MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 25, 2014 10:43 AM ET
Once you get to the top of the corporate ladder, there's still plenty more to learn from the bottom.
By Kip Knight
FORTUNE – What has defined much of my career is a line from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird: "You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
In my early days at MOREFeb 24, 2014 11:23 AM ET
Michael Corbat earned $14.1 million in 2013, up from $11.5 million in 2012. What was so puzzling was that it seemed that he'd done so little to deserve it.
FORTUNE -- It's hard to make waves anymore in the lavish realm of executive compensation, where shock value evaporated long ago. But Citigroup (C) did just that on Thursday when it increased the compensation of CEO Michael Corbat by an estimated MOREClaire Zillman, reporter - Feb 24, 2014 10:25 AM ET
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