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About the Suitable For Work Blog

NJBIZ Editor Tom Bergeron blogs about the stranger side of business. While things may get weird over here, they'll always be suitable for work. Contact him at tomb@njbiz.com.

The 10 unfriendliest cities in the country: New Jersey puts two on the list — including No. 1

New Jersey is spending a lot of dollars in an attempt to lure tourists to the state. Perhaps it needs to remember the golden rule: Smiles are free. Read More »»

Best counties in America to live in: Two N.J. counties rank in the top 10

We keep hearing about all these companies moving out of New Jersey, saying other states offer companies more. According to a recent study, the Garden State offers something others can only dream of: Read More »»

What's your Brazilian soccer name? Site offers quick and easy way to find out

We know, we know — no one has been watching the World Cup during the business work day. Read More »»

Traffic? Not in Jersey – at least that's what this study found

Here's a reason to celebrate in the Garden State. We did not make a list — a list no one wants to be on anyway. Read More »»

Income disparity: M.I.T. economist shows how education is biggest factor

Good news for the 1 percenters out there: The greatest amount of income disparity is not between the top 1 percent of earners and the rest — but among the 99 percenters themselves. And the biggest factor is education. Read More »»

No surprise, Dos Equis' brilliant marketing team uses Most Interesting Man to create most interesting Cinco de Mayo commercial (with video)

It's Cinco de Mayo and you know what that means: It's a marketers dream, one of few times all year it's still O.K. to promote alcohol use as a fun and festive occasion. Read More »»

With million-dollar paydays, Rutgers is making sure its medical school has a sporting chance

Longtime critics of Rutgers' move to big-time athletics always have had one rallying cry: Read More »»

Unintended mall makeover: Which brands will survive?

There's been a recent wave of companies with a huge presence in New Jersey's shopping malls announcing cutbacks, store closings and bankruptcies. Read More »»

Two N.J. schools make Top 100 rankings based on reputation

All you've got is your reputation. Ok, maybe that's not totally true with higher ed. Your endowment means a lot, too. Read More »»

Parents vs. kids, who sets the rules? N.J. judge rules for parents in bizarre case that drew national attention

It's a precedent-setting case - or just a reminder that parents actually are in charge of their kids and get to make the rules. Imagine that. Read More »»

Groupon's Presidents Day 'mistake' is marketing move of the year

So Groupon's Presidents Day promotion offers $10 off certain deals — in honor of President Alexander Hamilton. Read More »»

Job ads excluding unemployed applicants are illegal in N.J.

Small businesses and larger ones without an attorney on staff will want to read on to learn about the law banning job listings by New Jersey companies refusing to consider unemployed applicants. Read More »»

And the safest town in New Jersey is...

When it comes to business, the most important part is the customer base. Or, put more humanly, people. Preferably, you want lots of them, happy to go out and happy to spend money. Read More »»

Pay for your coffee with a waive of your hand

This New Jersey company connects a scan of the veins in your hand to your credit card. Read More »»

Meet the robotic personal assistant born in New Jersey

Perhaps the most odd business story in recent years is the rise of Kickstarter, and with it the ability for very small companies to dream very big dreams, and for their would-be customers to help them get to market. Read More »»

VIDEO: This airline's holiday promotion has almost 30MYouTube views

Many people have told Santa what they want for Christmas at some point in their life. Read More »»

3 strange but useful New Jersey inventions

These three inventions, all from New Jersey, sound strange at first. Read More »»

Anti-cheating company gets caught cheating, settles for $1M

A maker of anti-cheating software for online gaming was, well, cheating. Read More »»

The guy who sold his last name for $45,500 is doing it again

Bet you thought I'd go with a totally predictable Shakespeare reference here. Nope. Read More »»

Fertilizer company won't be number 2

Small businesses need to maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. But when your biggest weakness is also core to your industry, the better strategy is to take control of the message. Read More »»

Poll Question of the Week:

Using a three-point scale, how concerned are you about the Ebola scare having an impact on your business?

Breaking Glass

This is not about GamerGate: Online harassment by the numbers

This is not about That Which Will Not Be Named, the current and official...

Millennial Minded

Live the YOLO life financially, and you can enjoy the results

“At age 20, I bought a brand new BMW,” Jason Vitug writes. “I...

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