What wealthy parents do to get their kids into elite colleges (legally)

(CNN)For many people, the most surprising part about the revelations that wealthy parents Hollywood celebrities, fashion designers, CEOs, lawyers and doctors paid to get their kids into college by cheating on tests and faking athletic records, was that these families didn’t get a leg up through legal channels available to those with money. For some, the answer is to pay a college consultant — which William Rick Singer, the alleged ringleader of the college admissions scandal, presented himself as — in order to match their child with an institution. At H&C Education, a college application consultancy based in New Haven, Connecticut, a full-year program for a student — including high school course selection, extracurricular development and test tracking — is …

How rubber chickens and wind-up teeth can motivate workers

(CNN)Employees need to feel appreciated and know that their work matters. On each trinket he would write a personalized note aboutwhy the employee was receiving the accolade. Sometimes it was for quality food preparation. Other times it was for outstanding company serviceor leadership on project. The award also came with a cash bonus, which started at $100. “You have to be very specific with what the person has tangibly done and how it is contributing to the success of the organization. It has to be purposeful.” As CEO of Yum! Brands, which operates Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza HutTen, Novak was using the chattering teeth to reward employees and increased the cash bonuses to $300. And the recognition culture was …