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  • Infographic: How to become an entrepreneur

    Brian Wallace Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    If you go back a few generations in time, entrepreneurs were not all about the glitz and glamor of today. It was actually a looked down upon profession. So, what’s changed in the world? Entrepreneurship only works properly with a contract with society to succeed.

  • 10 ways to make a positive first impression at a new job

    Hank Boyer Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    First impressions are lasting impressions. Every new employee is under intense scrutiny as hiring managers and HR attempt to evaluate each new hire’s potential. Impressing in a series of interviews and during the selection process was only the preliminaries. Every new employee starts out at exactly the same place in the job, since there is no performance track record to view, no known bad habits, and an equal opportunity to excel. Here are 10 ways to stand out and make a great first impression during your onboarding period.

  • Win with just three points

    Robert C. Harris Association Management

    Sixteen years ago, Gary LaBranche, CAE, addressed the Tallahassee Society of Association Executives. He was the CEO at Association Forum of Chicagoland. Now he is president and CEO of the National Investor Relations Institute. The Tallahassee audience knew the topic was to be, "Association Trends, Changes and Certainties." As he picked up the microphone, he said, "Today I’m going to present just three points." He explained audiences understand and remember when you offer just three points or concepts. His advice on communication structure resonated.

  • 5 ways CIOs can deliver business-critical results during the pandemic and…

    Sean Ryan Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    In January 2020, you were likely paddling through the rapids of "old normal" business-critical issues, including providing systems that help business leaders deliver outstanding results, creating competitive advantage by improving the customer journey and overall experience, and nimbly adapting to constantly changing technology. Then, bam! COVID appeared around the next bend in the river and the world rapidly became far more difficult and treacherous. You’re now paddling in cataclysmic rapids amidst a world of perpetual whitewater. As CIO, to paddle your way to survival, or even to thrive, you will need to focus on these five key areas.

  • GameStop: How it happened, where it’s going

    Bruce L. Gordon Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    The current stock market fight started with GameStop — a retail mainstay for the video game market that has been facing hard times even before the pandemic. Many investors have been shorting the stock , which is nothing new in terms of the stock market. What’s interesting this time is that many individual investors — many on the popular RobinHood app and r/WallStreetBets Reddit community, have called the bluff by squeezing the short position — driving what was an $18 stock in early January 2021 to as much as a high of $483. Where will the Reddit GameStop short game end up? Check out this visual deep dive for more information.

  • Remote work and introverts: Consider the challenges

    Jennifer B. Kahnweiler Business Management, Services & Risk Management

    Remote work has moved from an experiment to the norm for millions of office workers around the world. Late last year, our company conducted a survey to discover how introverts were responding to working from home full time. We had almost 200 responses. Do they thrive in quiet and solitude or are they also feeling disconnected and lonely? Though over 85% of respondents were very satisfied or satisfied with the arrangement, many strong opinions surfaced about the challenges they face when working from home.

  • How connected smart cities will help prevent future pandemics and more

    Kevin Grauman Science & Technology

    Smart city initiatives place a heavy emphasis on the Internet of Things (IoT) and its potential for transforming society for the better. The list of possible applications includes tracking new disease outbreaks, minimizing transmission risks in hospitals and nursing homes, improving air quality and filtration, and monitoring general sanitation in buildings and on public transit. If all of this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s basically a greatest hits record of ways to battle COVID and prevent future pandemics.

  • CES 2021 highlights the federal force behind a new era in technology

    Lark Gould Civil & Government

    Managing an upward trajectory and positive environment that fosters the strength of U.S. technology companies is a topic that played large at CES this year. The world’s largest consumer technology exchange ended last week after it successfully executed the entire event online for the first time in its history. To offer an incoming U.S. government perspective on the current state of tech was CES CEO Gary Shapiro, who sat down with Brian Deese, President-elect Biden's pick to direct the National Economic Council (NEC), for a discussion of what may be ahead in leadership.

  • How NGOs help improve global education

    Ginger Abbot Education

    Education on a global scale is an important topic within the education community and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Not everyone has access to proper schooling, which is why NGOs have volunteered their time and effort to create awareness of this issue. Everyone has a right to education. It allows people to learn throughout their lifetime. It also has the power to change lives. Global education nonprofits focus on empowering students of any age to learn. NGOs can help improve global education, and studies have shown that they already have.

  • Is the pandemic to blame for lower college enrollments?

    Brian Stack Education

    As is customary for a high school principal who lives in the community that he serves, when I see my former students out and about in town I always ask them how they are doing and what they have been up to since graduation. This season, I have been surprised to hear about the number of my students who have chosen to defer their freshman year of college. Among all of the reasons given, three pandemic-related ones are often cited.