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MX Technologies snag $100 million to grow financial data business

MX Technologies snag $100 million to grow financial data business

Original Article Publication Date: 06/25/2019

Financial data tech company, MX Technology launched in 2010, is recently acquired $100 million in funding that will allow them to build its customer base, expand its market and innovate new products. Currently, the majority of MX's customers are banks and financial service businesses, but with the new funding the company is hoping that its products can develop to make financial management as easy as possible for individual users. Keywords: Finance, Banking, Innovation

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Why Canada is a Guinea Pig for Global Markets

Why Canada is a Guinea Pig for Global Markets

Original Article Publication Date: 05/13/2019

Canada is said to be a very sophisticated marketing environment. With its diverse population representing more than 200 languages, Canada composes a wide range of consumer segments and demographic niches in which to test new products or to refine existing ones. Keywords: Marketing, Market Research

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MX Technologies snag $100 million to grow financial data business

MX Technologies snag $100 million to grow financial data business

Original Article Publication Date: 06/25/2019

Financial data tech company, MX Technology launched in 2010, is recently acquired $100 million in funding that will allow them to build its customer base, expand its market and innovate new products. Currently, the majority of MX's customers are banks and financial service businesses, but with the new funding the company is hoping that its products can develop to make financial management as easy as possible for individual users. Keywords: Finance, Banking, Innovation

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A Beautiful Mind and Game Theory

A Beautiful Mind and Game Theory

In this video clip from the movie, A Beautiful Mind, the concept of cartels and game theory is taught during a scene at a club. All of the men in the group want to have the same blond woman. John Nash, the main character, then suggests that all the men make a deal where no one gets the blond and they all spend the night with one of her friends instead. In this deal, everyone agrees, yet there is a huge incentive to cheat, much like in a situation between cartels in oligopolies. Keywords: Economics, Game Theory, Cartels, Oligopolies

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Red Robin eliminates bus boys as restaurants combat minimum wage hikes

Red Robin eliminates bus boys as restaurants combat minimum wage hikes

Original Article Publication Date: 01/09/2018

Since minimum wage increases took effect early last year in January, many industries have struggled to keep up with the rising costs of labor. Red Robin, a popular destination on the burger-and-beer chain, decided to eliminate bus boys at 570 restaurant locations, a move that expected to save the company an estimated $8 million over the course of the next year. Keywords: Economics, Labor Costs, Economy, Minimum Wage, Unions

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Developing Teaching Self-Efficacy in Research Institution: A Study of Award-winning Professor

Developing Teaching Self-Efficacy in Research Institution: A Study of Award-winning Professor

Original Article Publication Date: 07/01/2011

In a study to assess six male and six female award-winning research professors, interviews revealed that mastery experiences and social persuasions were particularly influential sources of self-efficacy and that these sources tended to be closely related leading to outstanding research results from these professors. These professors identified past instructional successes and students’ evaluative feedback as the most powerful sources of their teaching self-efficacy.

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Why Canada is a Guinea Pig for Global Markets

Why Canada is a Guinea Pig for Global Markets

Original Article Publication Date: 05/13/2019

Canada is said to be a very sophisticated marketing environment. With its diverse population representing more than 200 languages, Canada composes a wide range of consumer segments and demographic niches in which to test new products or to refine existing ones. Keywords: Marketing, Market Research

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NBA steps up it's global plans to take basketball to new markets

NBA steps up it's global plans to take basketball to new markets

Original Article Publication Date: 01/18/2019

Hoping that Europe will someday become a hotbed of basketball, as China has, the NBA has been hosting single games in London for eight years now. During the most recent season, The Washington Wizards played the New York Knicks with a 101-100 victory in front of a 19,000 sold-out crowd. The league believes there is an entire world who loves basketball and the market is open to grow the league's game destinations to crowds internationally. Keywords: Marketing

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Intro to Economics

Intro to Economics

Original Article Publication Date: 06/26/2017

Whether it's being used as an opener to an economics course or to briefly teaches the concept, this comedic clip explains supply and demand using simply the logic of a fashionista (end at 2:04).

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Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager

Original Article Publication Date: 10/01/2018

Chieh Huang breaks down why micromanaging is so detrimental to progress with data and first-hand accounts. After starting his own business in mobile commerce, he found himself micromanaging his employees and began wondering why we micromanage, how that affects the employee, and what happens when we stop that micromanaging and let the employees think freely and creatively.Keywords: Management, Entrepreneurship

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Landed Raises $7.5 Million Series A to Help Teachers Buy Homes

Landed Raises $7.5 Million Series A to Help Teachers Buy Homes

Original Article Publication Date: 04/05/2019

More than 200 teachers in California, Colorado and Washington have LANDED housing closer to their schools thanks to this financial-aid start-up. Landed has raised $7.5M in a Series A funding round in hopes to spread its reach to more locations across the country. With the increasing prices of housing and the stagnant salaries of teachers, Landed hopes to help even more teachers make sufficient down-payments on homes while taking a 25% slice of the home's appreciation. Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Economics

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Formative assessment in higher education: Moves towards theory and the enhancement of pedagogic practice

Formative assessment in higher education: Moves towards theory and the enhancement of pedagogic practice

Original Article Publication Date: 06/01/2003

The importance of formative assessment in student learning is generally acknowledged, but it is not well understood across higher education. Formative assessment is often more complex than it first appears. It can be formal or informal, performed by peers or by educators. The central purpose of formative assessment is to contribute to student learning through the provision of information about performance, as opposed to summative assessment whose purpose is to find out what a student knows.

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What Are You Willing To Give Up To Change The Way We Work

What Are You Willing To Give Up To Change The Way We Work

Original Article Publication Date: 10/01/2018

Many companies are succeeding due to the lack of hierarchy in their organization. Companies wanting to copy that need to ask themselves what they're willing to give up in order to make those changes in their own organization. By using both autonomy and alignment, management and companies need to identify what they will need to leave behind to succeed. Keywords: HRM, Operations Management, Business Administration

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Diversity in the 'Man Cave': Boardrooms Gain Women as Minorities Lag

Diversity in the 'Man Cave': Boardrooms Gain Women as Minorities Lag

Original Article Publication Date: 02/12/2019

There has been a long-time pressure on businesses to diversify their companies and eliminate gender biases. Though businesses have begun responding by increasing the number of women they hire and improving the positions they hold in the boardroom, racial and ethnic minorities are still being overlooked and underrepresented. Though women are still underrepresented as well, their gains have still been much more substantial than those of African-Americans and Hispanics.

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8 Lessons On Building a Company People Enjoy Working For

8 Lessons On Building a Company People Enjoy Working For

Original Article Publication Date: 02/01/2019

Patty McCord briefly covers the 8 ways management and Human Resources can improve the way we adapt our companies to keep people happy and the company progressive.

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The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers

Original Article Publication Date: 02/01/2016

Adam Grant highlights the common habits of original thinkers. The first is moderate procrastination which allows for time to think and the free flow of ideas. Original thinkers have more success when they improve others' ideas compared to being the first to market. They focus on idea-doubt instead of self-doubt and fear never trying more than failure. Finally, originals aren't afraid to attempt even if they may fail because sheer volume of attempts bring successes. Keywords: Entrepreneurship

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The Social Network and The Network Effect

The Social Network and The Network Effect

In this video clip from the movie, The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg explains that in order to break into the market at Baylor University in Texas, they first broke into surrounding markets at universities in close proximity. Once college students at campuses surrounding Baylor were all using the same network, then students at Baylor were more inclined to join. With each one of their friends and colleagues who joined the network, it added more value for new users to join as well. Keywords: Marketing, Economics, Network Effect, Network Externality, Network Goods

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The Happy Secret To Better Work

The Happy Secret To Better Work

Original Article Publication Date: 05/01/2011

Shawn Achor takes a humorous approach to positive psychology and its role in the workplace. He suggests that when we find positive 'measurement errors' or outliers in data, we shouldn't delete them but work to bring the average up to them. Research shows that our happiness levels actually affect our external world, not the other way around. Shawn addresses ways that we can change how our brain sees success, encouraging us to be happy first which leads to success. Keywords: Management, HRM, Business Administration

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The Way We Think About Work Is Broken

The Way We Think About Work Is Broken

Original Article Publication Date: 03/01/2014

Barry Schwartz suggests that the reason we work is not for money or because we have to but for the technology of ideas. We create human nature through this technology, and even if they're false ideas that we believe then we still live our lives that way. This is how he views work. The industrial revolution taught us to do work, no matter how mundane, for money and incentives. It boils down to changing the institution or culture in which people work. Keywords: MHR, Management, Operations Management

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Treasury Cuts Penalties For Taxpayers Who Got Confused About Withholding

Treasury Cuts Penalties For Taxpayers Who Got Confused About Withholding

Original Article Publication Date: 03/25/2019

Good news from the IRS seems to be rare but in 2019 the Internal Revenue Service is being more lenient on those taxpayers who got confused by the 2017 republican tax overhaul. Originally, those who paid less than 90% of their taxes were heavily penalized but this year the IRS has lowered it to 80%. Last year, 10-12 million taxpayers underpaid and faced penalties but hope remains for the 2019 tax season. Keywords: Accounting

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Three Guidelines and Two Workarounds for Tackling Makeup Exam Policies

Three Guidelines and Two Workarounds for Tackling Makeup Exam Policies

Original Article Publication Date: 03/22/2019

Deciding on policies for make-up exams can be a difficult question for a teacher to tackle. They create more work, place teachers in an awkward place of judging the truthfulness of students excuses, and make it difficult to maintain fairness. These five tips will help you to succeed in making your policies as fair and as easy as possible.

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Telehealth Service Ro Tackling One Stigma at a Time

Telehealth Service Ro Tackling One Stigma at a Time

Original Article Publication Date: 03/20/2019

The telehealth company, Ro, seeks to confront stigmatized health issues one at a time. Starting as a men's health company geared toward addressing erectile dysfunction, the direct-to-consumer health company is now providing kits to help smokers kick the habit and personalized products to women going through menopause. Having received $88M in funding, Ro seeks to connect patients to all the products they need to address their often stigmatized conditions. Keywords: Marketing, Entrepreneurship

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Wish is Now the World's Most Downloaded E-Commerce App

Wish is Now the World's Most Downloaded E-Commerce App

Original Article Publication Date: 03/13/2019

With its low-priced Chinese-made products, the mobile app Wish targets the lower-income market and is the third largest e-commerce marketplace. While competitors like Amazon require an annual fee, Wish's success is thanks to its small commission fee for its merchants and low shipping prices. Some issues for Wish include shady merchants, quality-control, and growing tensions between China and the US. Keywords: Economics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management

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Number of Retail Stores Closing in 2019 Has Passed 4,000

Number of Retail Stores Closing in 2019 Has Passed 4,000

Original Article Publication Date: 02/22/2019

The last couple of years have brought the 'retail apocalypse', which is claiming over 4,000 brick-and-mortar stores across the country. With the bankruptcy and liquidation of companies like Toys R Us, Payless ShoeSource, and Shopko we don't see this pattern slowing down. Yet as Gap announces the closure of 230 stores we also see them parting ways with Old Navy which brought in $8B last year and plans to open more locations. Keywords: Finance, Economics, Marketing

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VALUE Rubrics: Assessing Student Learning and Graduation Preparedness

VALUE Rubrics: Assessing Student Learning and Graduation Preparedness

The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the United States through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics. The rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome, with performance descriptors demonstrating progressively more sophisticated levels of attainment. The core expectations articulated in all 15 of the VALUE rubrics should be translated into the language of individual campuses and disciplines. keywords: grading, assessment

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Monty Python and Price Discrimination

Monty Python and Price Discrimination

This video clip from the movie, Monty Python's Life of Brian, can be used to teach price discrimination in the first degree. When a man tries to purchase an item from a merchant at the market, the merchant refuses to let him pay the price of the item, insisting that he barter for it. By altering his prices based on his customer's willingness to pay and forcing him to barter, the merchant is price discriminating in the first degree. Keywords: Economics

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Ride-Hail Firm Lyft Races to Leave Uber Behind in IPO Chace

Ride-Hail Firm Lyft Races to Leave Uber Behind in IPO Chace

Original Article Publication Date: 12/06/2018

2019 is the year of the tech company IPO race and the leader is currently the ride-hail firm, Lyft. Lyft has filed to go public ahead of bigger competitor, Uber, and other tech companies who plan to follow suit later this year. A major reason for the sudden push for IPOs stems from the already declining market possibly getting lower. Uber plans to open up to public investors among $1.07B in losses due to rapid expansion. Keywords: Economics, Marketing, Finance

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Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters

Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters

Original Article Publication Date: 02/14/2019

Amazon has backed out of its plans to build headquarters in NYC after facing major backlash from its announcement that the deal was contingent upon $3B in government incentives. A few politicians and activists felt there were too many drawbacks to allowing Amazon to build the new HQ in Queens while the governor, NYC mayor, and others felt it was more beneficial to have Amazon bring in the 25,000 promised jobs. Amazon hoped for a HQ city with more community support. Keywords: Economics, Marketing

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Johnson & Johnson to Buy Auris Health for $3.4 Billion

Johnson & Johnson to Buy Auris Health for $3.4 Billion

Original Article Publication Date: 02/13/2019

Johnson & Johnson will acquire robotic surgery firm, Auris Health, for $3.4B supporting J&J's recent strategy of leaving unprofitable markets and acquiring companies that may give them the advantage in other areas. The robotic surgery market is projected to be valued at $12B by 2023 and J&J is trying to get ahead of the game. Coupling the technology of Auris Health with the funds of J&J, the company hopes to improve and simplify the future of surgery. Keywords: Economics, HRM, management

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Teaching Problem Solving Skills

Teaching Problem Solving Skills

This website explains the value of teaching, and having students practice, problem solving skills. It includes a basic description of what problem solving is. Problem solving steps are identified and a variety of possible ways to implement these skills into any classroom are provided. A large variety of quotes about problem solving are also included throughout the article.

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Evaluating Students’ Evaluations of Professors

Evaluating Students’ Evaluations of Professors

Often times, there can be some misleading data about student evaluations of professors. For example, students may not rate a professor on how much they learned but rather how much they liked the class or how easy they thought it was.

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'End of the McBully' - Supermac's Wins Trademark Case Against McDonald's

'End of the McBully' - Supermac's Wins Trademark Case Against McDonald's

Original Article Publication Date: 01/15/2019

In a landmark ruling, Ireland's Supermac's has caused McDonald's to lose its "Big Mac" trademark in the entire EU. McDonald's had recently blocked Supermac's from expanding into the UK and Europe saying the names Supermac's and the Big Mac were too similar. This led to Supermac's' managing director to claim 'trademark bullying.' Now that Big Mac is no longer trademarked in the EU, Burger King has been having a lot of McFun with their marketing. Keywords: International Business, Marketing, Competition

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SoftBank's Next Bet: $940M Into Autonomous Delivery Startup Nuro

SoftBank's Next Bet: $940M Into Autonomous Delivery Startup Nuro

Original Article Publication Date: 02/14/2019

The most recent SoftBank investment of $940M went to Nuro, the autonomous food delivery service, running their trials in Scottsdale, AZ. Nuro connects the retailer to its customers through last-mile grocery delivery and they are out of the lab and onto the streets. SoftBank also invested $2.25B in GM's AV unit, Cruise, along with others so when AV takes off the venture will be a part of it no matter who it is. Keywords: Finance, Investor, Investments

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The Power of Storytelling in the College Classroom

The Power of Storytelling in the College Classroom

Original Article Publication Date: 01/09/2015

Sal S. Buffo, a psychology professor at Yavapai College, talks about the power that stories can have in a college classroom. Specifically, he talks about the benefit of seeing how different aspects relate to one another. This can become a more personal kind of learning. This learning can help students feel more excited about, and confident, in the subject matter.

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The Stock Market Is Making a Comeback. Was It Something the Fed Said?

The Stock Market Is Making a Comeback. Was It Something the Fed Said?

Original Article Publication Date: 01/20/2019

During Q4 of 2018, many companies reported revenue loss and yet stock prices for many continued to rise at the start of 2019. It's possible that, although the US economy is still strong, there are a few factors like the trade war with China, the slowing of other large international economies, and the government shutdown that can reverse that stock market. Luckily, the current outlook is positive and this is attributed to the Federal Reserve slowing their constantly increasing interest rates. Keywords: Economics, Finance, International Business

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Augmented Reality In Business: How AR May Change The Way We Work

Augmented Reality In Business: How AR May Change The Way We Work

Original Article Publication Date: 02/06/2019

Augmented Reality (AR) has become a technological innovation that businesses find extremely helpful. With the number of smartphone and internet users continually rising, AR is being utilized in 5 main ways: retail, industrial applications, design & creative, training, and customer experiences. There are considerations and reasoning for applying AR both internally and externally to help a business grow. Keywords: Marketing, Operations Management, Technical Sales, Technology

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust Students

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Trust Students

Original Article Publication Date: 02/04/2019

Trust between an educator and their students is an essential part of creating an environment where learning can flourish. This article includes tips on how to help students trust you, and how you can show your students increased trust in them.

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Allergan Isn't Looking So Young Compared to New Competitor Evolus

Allergan Isn't Looking So Young Compared to New Competitor Evolus

Original Article Publication Date: 02/04/2019

Allergan, the company who created Botox, dropped nearly 4% at the announcement that Evolus is entering the market with their anti-wrinkle product, Jeuveau. Allergan, who owns about 70% of the market, is crying foul claiming that a former employee stole their secret formula and brought it to Evolus and they intend on taking the rival company to court. Evolus says that Allergen is making false claims only because they plan to sell Jeuveau at 20-25% less than Botox. Keywords: Marketing, Economics

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Everything you need to know about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Everything you need to know about the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Original Article Publication Date: 01/17/2019

When telephones were first invented, it took almost 75 years for 100 million people to gain access to one. In 2016, it took less than one month to hook that same amount of people to the gaming app, "Pokémon Go". This is what analysts are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution and it is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. Technologies like artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles are merging with humans' physical lives. Keywords: MIS, Operations, Innovation

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Why Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years

Why Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years

Original Article Publication Date: 02/08/2019

America's economy is on track to its longest period of growth on record, reaching one decade in July 2019. But that's nothing compared to Australia's 27-year run without a recession. Known as "the Lucky Country", Australia benefits from many different factors that have allowed them to avoid an economic collapse for as long as they have. Keywords: Economics, Finance, GDP

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On Super Bowl Monday, 17 Million Workers Are Expected to Call In ‘Sick’

On Super Bowl Monday, 17 Million Workers Are Expected to Call In ‘Sick’

Original Article Publication Date: 02/01/2019

The day after the Super Bowl, roughly 17M workers will call in sick due to hangovers or even just a lack of desire. 62% of surveyed managers actually think it's funny but with all humor aside, this absenteeism, coupled with a drop in productivity from those who do show up to work, can create an overall lost of about $4 billion. A large portion of those surveyed believe "Super Sick Monday" should be a national holiday and 72% of HR managers agree. Keywords: HRM, Business Administration, Finance

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Uber Partnering with Transit Agencies

Uber Partnering with Transit Agencies

Original Article Publication Date: 01/31/2019

Uber is continuing its vision to be a one-stop shop for transportation with the integration of public transit agencies into its app. Starting in Denver, Uber will show customers information and directions in real-time to give them a more seamless experience. This benefits the transit companies as well by improving efficiency and allowing customers to purchase tickets on the Uber app. Uber hopes to create partnerships like these with other U.S. cities soon. Keywords: Marketing

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Working with Undergraduate and Graduate TA's

Working with Undergraduate and Graduate TA's

Professor Kenneth Miller from Brown University describes how his perceptions of the usefulness of GA's and TA's has changed. Where he used to believe that they were unnecessary, he now finds them to be an incredible resource. He shares specific ways that you can make the most out of these student aids.

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GameStop Drops Most Since 2002 After Failing to Sell Itself

GameStop Drops Most Since 2002 After Failing to Sell Itself

Original Article Publication Date: 01/29/2019

The brick-and-mortar video game retailer, GameStop, has given up the hunt for a buyer after months of struggles to settle on an agreeable price. After announcing this, the company's stock has dropped 26% and the company is still searching for a permanent chief executive officer to save them after the previous CEO stepped down after just a few months. One analyst suggests that GameStop will need to be more aggressive in closing stores and investing in new systems. Keywords: Management, Finance

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Regulatory Demands for Better Data Governance Push Collibra’s Valuation Above $1 Billion

Regulatory Demands for Better Data Governance Push Collibra’s Valuation Above $1 Billion

Original Article Publication Date: 01/29/2019

Data management company, Collibra, just received $100M in funding from investors like Google to add products and push sales and marketing. Since the GDPR, companies like Facebook and Google need someone to help ensure they stay within the law when it comes to gathering such data. Now Collibra hopes to couple their data management with the resources offered by Google and its parent company, Alphabet, to further their success. Keywords: MIS, Technical Sales

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Teaching Methods for Inspiring Students of the Future

Teaching Methods for Inspiring Students of the Future

Original Article Publication Date: 05/27/2015

In this Ted Talk, Joe Ruhl explains teaching methods for inspiring students of the future. He focuses on specific methods that he refers to as “The 5 C's” (Choice, Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking, and Creativity).

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Understanding Your IDEA Student Evaluations and Helpful Tips For Improving Your Teaching

Understanding Your IDEA Student Evaluations and Helpful Tips For Improving Your Teaching

IDEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education through analytics, resources, and advice. The resources provided here will help you to understand the student evaluations you receive from IDEA as well as provide some useful tips for improving your teaching and your student evaluations.

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Humans Wanted: Robots Need You

Humans Wanted: Robots Need You

Original Article Publication Date: 01/18/2019

Despite common belief, a recent report states that automation will actually cause the need to increase, not decrease, headcount for many companies. Around 87% of employers report the need to hire and train more with automation of their business. The main set back? The need to upskill a large majority of workers to keep them relevant and retainable. Read here to see how much this could all cost. Keywords: HRM, management, operations management

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NumberAI Raises $10.5 Million to Add Texting Intelligence to Business Landlines

NumberAI Raises $10.5 Million to Add Texting Intelligence to Business Landlines

Original Article Publication Date: 01/28/2019

NumberAI's software, Numa, is making landlines cool again by allowing businesses to automatically text customers back, gather data, and receive recommendations for change. The startup has recently raised $10.5M to grow the product and engineering teams since customers send nearly 55B texts to businesses a year and 89% of customers prefer text to calling or email. The product can automate texts based on FAQs, take orders, and direct incoming leads. Keywords: Technology, Innovation, MIS

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Learn. Teach. Lead. It's a Two-way Street.

Learn. Teach. Lead. It's a Two-way Street.

This address from the 2017 Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference focuses on innovative strategies to motivate and engage students.

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Naspers Takes Full Control of Russian Classifieds Site Avito in $1.16B Deal

Naspers Takes Full Control of Russian Classifieds Site Avito in $1.16B Deal

Original Article Publication Date: 01/27/2019

South Africa's Naspers has gone from a media company to an international venture capitalist and now it has just purchased Russia-based classifieds site, Avito for $1.16B. Naspers hopes to get in on the high-potential market that recently generated Avito $157.5M in six months and is only expected to grow. The purchase was based off of the high internet and smartphone penetration, the unclaimed 73% of the market, and bright future of classifieds in Europe. Keywords: International Business

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Flipgrid -  Video for student engagement and formative assesment

Flipgrid - Video for student engagement and formative assesment

Original Article Publication Date: 11/08/2018

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 180+ countries. Create a Grid community for your classroom, school, PLC, #GridPals, families, and more! Use technology to have engaging and formative discussions. Keywords: Tech, Technology, Communication

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Cost to Train 1.4M Displaced US Workers Could Exceed $34B

Cost to Train 1.4M Displaced US Workers Could Exceed $34B

Original Article Publication Date: 01/25/2019

There could be an additional 1.4M displaced workers due to the implementation of automation, e-commerce, robotics, and AI. This could all cost nearly $34M to train roughly 77% of public- and 45% of private-sector employees in new, viable, desirable and growing roles. The remaining may not have options to train for similar opportunities. The federal government and private organizations are attempting to fund training opportunities to prepare for such changes. Keywords: analysis, HR, economy

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Colleges Are Getting Smarter About Student Evaluations. Here's How

Colleges Are Getting Smarter About Student Evaluations. Here's How

Original Article Publication Date: 01/13/2019

Student evaluations have been used as a basis for promotion and recognition in academia for years, but research shows that student evaluations are full of biases and do not accurately reflect the quality of instruction received. Some universities are seeking to improve the way their evaluations and the way they make tenure/promotion decisions.

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Asking Questions to Improve Learning

Asking Questions to Improve Learning

Original Article Publication Date: 01/25/2019

The Teaching Center at Washington University in St Louis provides some general strategies to keep in mind when asking questions and facilitating discussion.

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Detailed Data Show the Value of Land Under Homes Across the Country

Detailed Data Show the Value of Land Under Homes Across the Country

Original Article Publication Date: 01/23/2019

An acre of dirt is valued at a higher price than an area of the same size already developed in the area. Yet the demand for that land in one area can be as high as 7,500 times a similar lot in another area. It all boils down to supply and demand and in some areas of the US it is at a major high. The demand is uneven though and areas with already pricey land appreciate faster than others. This leads to the widening of already wide wealth gaps furthering inequality between the rich and poor. Keywords: Economics, Economy, Management, Real Estate

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She’s 35 -- and runs a $3 billion company

She’s 35 -- and runs a $3 billion company

Original Article Publication Date: 07/31/2018

Stitch Fix founder, Katrina Lake, never imagines herself as a CEO, especially as a pre-med student at Stanford University. But an interest in economics led her to, within a matter of years, receive a Master's in Entrepreneurship from Harvard Law School, launched her company as a personalized shopping service, and become the youngest women ever to take a company public and one of the wealthiest self-made women in America. In this article, she shares insights about her journey and what it took to start a company. Keywords: Economics, Entrepreneurship, Economy

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Extraordinary Math Teaching (video)

Extraordinary Math Teaching (video)

Original Article Publication Date: 02/17/2016

In this video, Dan Finkel talks about how to help your students by not simply giving them the answers. He provides 5 principles that will invite thinking from specifically math students in this particular video, but the principles can apply to any number of other subjects.

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Sears stood still during the retail revolution. Here’s what other brands can do differently.

Sears stood still during the retail revolution. Here’s what other brands can do differently.

Original Article Publication Date: 10/23/2018

Major brick-and-mortar stores are closing, and online shopping is not the only reason why. Retailers not only face competition from website sales, but also from their suppliers. Once relying on stores as their primary sales channels, suppliers now bypass the brick-and-mortar and ship their goods directly to their customers. Retailers must evolve constantly to remain relevant and survive in today’s cutthroat retail atmosphere. Keywords: Finance, Marketing, Innovation, Economy, Economics

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Microsoft built a stylus for students as it goes aggressively after education market

Microsoft built a stylus for students as it goes aggressively after education market

Original Article Publication Date: 01/22/2019

For big tech giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft, the classroom has emerged as a battleground and Microsoft is fronting the competition with the latest release of the Microsoft Classroom Pen. Designed specifically for students and compatible with multiple devices, the pen will only be available for purchase in bulk orders and specifically for schools. This release allows Microsoft to take a step ahead of the competition in the education market. Keywords: Marketing, Strategy

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Active Learning Increases Student Performance in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Active Learning Increases Student Performance in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Original Article Publication Date: 10/10/2018

This is a scientific research article on the impact of active learning and discusses the importance of active learning compared to simply lecturing. For this research, the subject matters studied were Science, Engineering, and Math. Specifically, the research shows that students who learned in an active learning environment performed significantly better on exams. This would suggest that information is understood and retained better in an active learning environment.

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Smoothing the way for women to return to work after decades away

Smoothing the way for women to return to work after decades away

Original Article Publication Date: 11/16/2018

Mother of twenty-two years, Jennifer Fleck was finally able to return to the workforce as an engineer through General Motors career re-entry program or "returnship". Aimed at recruiting more experienced employees, re-entry programs help people who have taken long extended breaks from the work force to raise a family, for health issues, etc. by helping them refresh on skills they already know and catch up with the new market developments and trainings that they have missed during their time away. Keywords: Employment, Economics

News Stories and Cases

50 Entrepreneurs Share Priceless Advice

50 Entrepreneurs Share Priceless Advice

Original Article Publication Date: 12/07/2014

This video is a compilation of some of the most successful entrepreneurs giving priceless advice on what it takes to be successful in Entrepreneurship.

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How One Instructor Stopped Himself From Lecturing Too Much

How One Instructor Stopped Himself From Lecturing Too Much

Original Article Publication Date: 01/17/2019

Lecturing is a teaching tool as old as education itself, but it's value is being questioned more and more. When does lecturing become too much, and how can you stop yourself from crossing that line? Keywords: Intentional learning, Course Design, Student attention, retention

Assessments and Feedback

Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future

Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future

Original Article Publication Date: 10/07/2018

Retail is changing faster than ever and its going beyond just online shopping. Amazon and Nike have recently debuted store concepts that maximize speed and convenience by combining digital offerings with a physical retail location. The advent of tech-focused physical stores proves that brick-and-mortar retail isn't going anywhere soon. Keywords: Innovation, Marketing, Economy, Economics, Operations Management, Technology

News Stories and Cases

Riding the RV Revolution, Outdoorsy Fuels Up with $50 Million in Fresh Funding

Riding the RV Revolution, Outdoorsy Fuels Up with $50 Million in Fresh Funding

Original Article Publication Date: 01/15/2019

Outdoorsy, a company that connects customers with rarely-used RVs and other vans big enough to camp in, is quickly gaining traction in the market. After just three years, it has raised a total of $81.5 million and managed 31,000 vehicles. Now plans for international expansion, vacation financing and travel insurance make Outdoorsy an up-and-coming startup. Keywords: International Business, Hospitality and Tourism, startup, Entrepreneurship

News Stories and Cases

Walmart partners with MGM to boost video-on-demand service

Walmart partners with MGM to boost video-on-demand service

Original Article Publication Date: 10/08/2018

Walmart is partnering with US movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer to boost its video on demand service Vudu. There have been rumors that Walmart was looking to launch a subscription video-streaming service to rival that of Netflix and produce TV shows to attract more customers but according to company sources, Walmart isn't currently planning such a move. Keywords: Marketing, Finance, Partnership, Management

News Stories and Cases

Amazon’s minimum wage hike comes with a catch for some workers

Amazon’s minimum wage hike comes with a catch for some workers

Original Article Publication Date: 10/03/2018

After raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, Amazon cut stock options and incentive-based bonuses for some employees. Before the change, stock options guaranteed employees a future slice of Amazon’s stock at a time when individual shares are valued at more than $1,950 and warehouse employees received monthly incentive-based bonuses when their facilities hit production goals.

News Stories and Cases

Students Learn From People They Love

Students Learn From People They Love

Original Article Publication Date: 01/17/2019

This article from The New York Times emphasizes that learning is an emotional process and students only learn from those with whom they have formed an emotional connection. For this reason, taking the time to get to know your students, showing vulnerability, and remembering to evaluate the quality of your relationships can pay off in the long run with increased retetion and engagement.

Strategies and Methods

These industries could be Amazon’s next targets

These industries could be Amazon’s next targets

Original Article Publication Date: 10/09/2018

This video explores what Amazon is predicted to look like 5 years from now. As a big company, they are looking for new industries to conquerand are making the shift from a product-based company to a service-based company. Keywords: Marketing, Industry, Economy, Economics

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News Stories and Cases

Nike’s Marketing Strikes a Chord Without Hurting Business

Nike’s Marketing Strikes a Chord Without Hurting Business

Original Article Publication Date: 09/25/2018

Nike is known for its emotional ads. Just recently they shared an ad with Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player that took a knee during the pledge of allegiance to retaliate police brutality, that says “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything”. The ad has caused some tension, but Nike’s sales have continued to be steady. Keywords: Marketing, Advertisement, Franchise

News Stories and Cases

Best Buy is cashing in as Americans grow older

Best Buy is cashing in as Americans grow older

Original Article Publication Date: 10/08/2018

Americans are getting older and Best Buy used it as an opportunity by buying GreatCall for $800 million. GreatCall makes cellphones with big buttons and bright screens designed specifically for senior citizens. By buying GreatCall, Best Buy has been able to expand their customer base overnight. Keywords: Marketing

News Stories and Cases

The top reason people start a side business may not be what you think

The top reason people start a side business may not be what you think

Original Article Publication Date: 09/28/2018

Millions of people starts side hustles on top of their 9 to 5 jobs. One insurance company conducted an online survey of over 4,000 adults and 1/4 said they have a side business and 2/3rd's of those reported that finances were the main driver of starting a side hustle and not passion. Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Finance

News Stories and Cases

Matching Learning Outcomes to Assessment

Matching Learning Outcomes to Assessment

Learning outcomes describe the measurable skills, abilities, knowledge and values that students should be able to demonstrate as a result of a taking a class. Often our courses are designed in ways that make it difficult, if not impossible, to allow students to physically demonstrate mastery of their skills and abilities. Instructors often have to rely on exams to assess knowledge a student has gained and to demonstrate their mastery of a subject. Writing effective learning outcomes and connecting our learning outcomes to specific assessment questions allow instructors to track a student's mastery.

Assessments and Feedback

Costco’s secret weapon: Food courts and $1.50 hot dogs

Costco’s secret weapon: Food courts and $1.50 hot dogs

Original Article Publication Date: 10/04/2018

Costco has been able to keep it’s $1.50 hot dog and drink combo for over three decades and it is helping them succeed. Hot dogs are emblematic of Costco's broader strategy to distinguish its warehouses. By maintaining a classic look and low prices despite inflation, Costco has managed to distinguish themselves against the likes of Amazon, Walmart, Target and Kroger. Keywords: Finance, Marketing

News Stories and Cases

Top 8 Business Stories of 2018

Top 8 Business Stories of 2018

Original Article Publication Date: 12/21/2018

2018 was an interesting year in the Business world. This short video goes over what CNN thinks are the top 8 stories of the year in different companies and what aspects and events qualified them to be considered a top business story of 2018.

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News Stories and Cases

The Six Must-Have Elements of High Quality Project-Based Learning

The Six Must-Have Elements of High Quality Project-Based Learning

Project based learning is valuable but can be difficult to implement. While project-based learning has become more popular, many professors don't get the full value from it. This site covers the six most important aspects of successful project learning; intellectual challenge, authenticity, public product, collaboration, project management, and reflection.

Strategies and Methods

Active Learning

Active Learning

Active learning is a method that encourages student participation in the learning process. This website from the University of Minnesota Center for Educational Innovation provides an article and video about active learning strategies. It also includes samples of activities for different sized classrooms.

Strategies and Methods

GM is reinventing itself. It’s cutting 15% of its salaried workers and shutting 5 plants in North America

GM is reinventing itself. It’s cutting 15% of its salaried workers and shutting 5 plants in North America

Original Article Publication Date: 11/26/2018

GM has announced that it will be cutting 15% of their salary workforce and closing five plants in North America. GM is doing well overall but sales have fallen in North America and Asian markets. Therefore, it is adapting with the times and making moves now while the company is in good shape so it won’t be in a position to need to make harder decisions in the future. These changes will help the company be more efficient and save $6 billion by 2020.

News Stories and Cases

Responding to Disruptions in the Classroom

Responding to Disruptions in the Classroom

While energized discussion can be good, disrespectful disruptions can turn into a serious problem in some classrooms. The University of Washington Center for Teaching and Learning website investigates causes of these types of disruptions. In turn it describes simple steps that professors can take to avoid disturbances. Suggestions include utilizing the syllabus, establishing ground rules, and responding in the moment.

Strategies and Methods

Back to Basics: Principles of Teaching That Will Never Expire

Back to Basics: Principles of Teaching That Will Never Expire

Professor Mike Christiansen's address at the 2018 Empowering Teaching Excellence conference at USU focuses on four principles that will always improve teaching even in an ever-changing academic environment.

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Strategies and Methods

Is Your CEO On Social Media? If Not, Your Business May Be At Risk

Is Your CEO On Social Media? If Not, Your Business May Be At Risk

Original Article Publication Date: 09/17/2018

Now, more than ever before, people want transparency in companies. CEOs are in the unique position to speak to their customers about business decisions, behind-the-scenes perspectives and insights on industry trends through social media and answer the consumer demand for transparency. Executives who are willing to speak outside of the boardroom give the company a competitive advantage amongst their consumers.

News Stories and Cases

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

Campus Technology provides 16 sites for educators to find quality open educational resource (OER) textbooks and other class materials including practice questions and textbooks adapted for students with disabilities.

Tools and Technology

Arby’s parent company is buying Sonic in a $2.3 billion deal

Arby’s parent company is buying Sonic in a $2.3 billion deal

Original Article Publication Date: 09/25/2018

Largest drive-in chain in the US, Sonic, is being acquired by Inspire Brands for $2.3 billion including debts. Inspire Brands is currently the parent company of chains such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Arby’s, and Rusty Tacos, owning over 8,000 locations across the US. At $43.50 a share, the acquisition will amount to $1.57 billion in cash. Inspire Brands is looking to continue purchasing more brands in the future.

News Stories and Cases

Plants Power New Products In PepsiCo's Accelerator Program

Plants Power New Products In PepsiCo's Accelerator Program

Original Article Publication Date: 09/11/2018

Global company PepsiCo is expanding their Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator program by selecting 10 startup companies from the US and Canada to participate in a competition used to identify the next generation of healthy food innovators and determine which products are most in demand. Each company is given $20,000 for the competition and paired with a mentor from PepsiCo. The winner receives $100,000 and in turn, PepsiCo gains valuable insight into what the next popular products will be.

News Stories and Cases

Amazon Is In The Oil Business And It Proves No Industry Is Amazon Proof

Amazon Is In The Oil Business And It Proves No Industry Is Amazon Proof

Original Article Publication Date: 09/14/2018

Amazon has entered the oil industry with the release of its Amazon Basics Synthetic Motor Oil and with only 6 months on the market, Amazon's oil brand is already receiving positive reviews from customers. Amazon's entry into the motor oil industry proves there is no industry that Amazon cannot enter.

News Stories and Cases

Jeff Bezos: When you find a business opportunity with these traits, ‘don’t just swipe right, get married’

Jeff Bezos: When you find a business opportunity with these traits, ‘don’t just swipe right, get married’

Original Article Publication Date: 09/14/2018

Jeff Bezos shares 4 traits to look for in a successful company; “Customers love it, it can grow to very large size, it has strong returns on capital, and it is durable in time”.

News Stories and Cases

In Japan, a Scramble for New Workers Disrupts Traditional Hiring

In Japan, a Scramble for New Workers Disrupts Traditional Hiring

Original Article Publication Date: 12/26/2018

Japanese companies, who until now have had the social tradition of hiring new University students every April at equal pay, are beginning to break from tradition as competition for workers grows in Japan’s shrinking labor pool. Companies are shifting towards a more flexible, merit-based employment system by hiring employees with coveted tech skills months earlier and paying them more than other new recruits. Some believe this new system could upset Japan's long-standing social order. Keywords: Economics

News Stories and Cases

The Real Reason Female Entrepreneurs Get Less Funding

The Real Reason Female Entrepreneurs Get Less Funding

Original Article Publication Date: 12/20/2018

Dana Kanze focuses on the correlation between gender biases and start-up funding. While women have founded 38% of US companies, they only receive 2% of venture funding. In her research, Kanze discovered a prominent presence of the social psychological theory of regulatory focus that differentiates between two motivational orientations of promotion and prevention during the question and answer section of an entrepreneur’s pitch to investors. Key Words: Entrepreneurship

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News Stories and Cases

How to Beat a Little-known Bias that Plagues Problem-Solvers

How to Beat a Little-known Bias that Plagues Problem-Solvers

Original Article Publication Date: 11/06/2018

The "plunging-in bias" is a little known bias that entails trying to tackle a problem before having a complete understanding of what the problem is or the best way to solve it. This article outlines three frameworks that help to overcome this bias. Keywords: Management, Business Administration

Strategies and Methods

The Power of Lean Data

The Power of Lean Data

Original Article Publication Date: 12/29/2018

Nonprofit organizations or social entrepreneurs may have great difficulty in learning more about their customers. Lean data is data that is useful, gathered quickly, and is low cost. Lean data can close the gap between those seeking to do good and their customers. Lean data also provides a way for these organizations to be accountable to their users instead of only their investors. Keywords: Finance, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration

News Stories and Cases

How One University Uses 'Sneaky Learning' to Help Students Develop Good Study Habits

How One University Uses 'Sneaky Learning' to Help Students Develop Good Study Habits

Original Article Publication Date: 12/06/2018

Many students come to university with false ideas about what makes effective studying. The concept of "sneaky learning", as it is being taught to a handful of students at Colorado State University, can help students to develop study habits that will stick.

Strategies and Methods

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

Original Article Publication Date: 09/01/2018

Dr Tom Tobin's keynote address from the 2018 Empowering Teaching Excellence Conference focused on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Dr. Tobin introduced five strategies to reach more students and make your teaching more accessible. He also introduces the idea of +1 thinking. Included is a summary of another presentation by Dr. Tobin from the conference and a summary of a third presentation focused on accessibility and tools available to professors.

Strategies and Methods

Assessments and Feedback

Apple Inc. Five Forces Analysis (Porter's Model)

Apple Inc. Five Forces Analysis (Porter's Model)

Original Article Publication Date: 01/29/2017

Tech Giant Apple has achieved success as one of the most valuable companies in the world. This article analyzes Apple Inc. from the perspective of Porters Five Forces, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses in each, shedding light on what the company does to ensure leadership despite the negative effects of external factors. Keywords: Management Information Systems, MIS

News Stories and Cases

Why Michigan Republicans Are Working to Undermine the Minimum Wage Bill They Passed

Why Michigan Republicans Are Working to Undermine the Minimum Wage Bill They Passed

Original Article Publication Date: 12/04/2018

Republican lawmakers and the Chamber of Commerce don't typically associate with the support of higher minimum wage and mandatory sick pay. But particular citizen-driven bills in Michigan were passed legislatively to keep them off the ballet. Now, during the lame-duck session, lawmakers are easily having them removed. Keywords: Economics, Unemployment

News Stories and Cases

How This Entrepreneur Bounced Back After Losing a Partnership, Laying Off Her Team and Dealing With $100 Million at Stake

How This Entrepreneur Bounced Back After Losing a Partnership, Laying Off Her Team and Dealing With $100 Million at Stake

Original Article Publication Date: 12/06/2018

As an entrepreneur, Kate Stillwell hit multiple roadblocks when launching her startup, Jumpstart, which helps speed up insurance payments after a disaster. When only 8 days before their launch their biggest partnership fell through and $100 million was at stake, Stillwell says they'd "fallen off a cliff, but didn't die." In this article, Stillwell elaborates on the details of her comeback and eventual launch of her company. Keywords: Entrepreneurship

News Stories and Cases

The Dark Knight and Prisoner's Dilemma

The Dark Knight and Prisoner's Dilemma

This video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight, gives an example of the economic game of strategy, Prisoner's Dilemma. The Joker gives two ships the ability to detonate a bomb located on the other. If they choose to blow up the other ship, they will go free. If neither choose to detonate the bombs within a certain time period, both ships will be blown up. In this extreme example, the concepts of game theory and dominant strategies can be illustrated. Keywords: Economics, Game Theory, Strategy

Video Clips

Benefits and Bonuses Aren't Making Up for Slow Wage Growth

Benefits and Bonuses Aren't Making Up for Slow Wage Growth

Original Article Publication Date: 11/10/2018

Amidst a recovering economy and record-high profits, paychecks are still slow to increase and the theory is that instead of raising wages, companies are giving out bonuses and adding benefits instead. But other economists instead believe that the additional bonuses are only a result of recent tax cuts and this has created a lot of controversy amongst economists.

News Stories and Cases

Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

Original Article Publication Date: 05/07/2013

Geoffrey Canada asks for a change in the school system, stating, "Why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now -- and it's because we're clinging to a business model that clearly doesn't work. Education advocate Geoffrey Canada dares the system to look at the data, think about the customers and make systematic shifts in order to help greater numbers of kids excel."

Strategies and Methods

Power to Business Professors: Automatic grading of problem-solving tasks in a spreadsheet

Power to Business Professors: Automatic grading of problem-solving tasks in a spreadsheet

Professors that are experts in Excel can create tasks such as problem solving and tests. Students are able to receive feedback while working on the assignment that is already built in the system. VBA is used. This tool is to help with learning for students rather than simply memorization.

Tools and Technology

Blended Learning Environments in Higher Education: A Case Study of How Professors Make it Happen

Blended Learning Environments in Higher Education: A Case Study of How Professors Make it Happen

Blended learning has become another method to deliver course content. Research has found that motivation, communication, and course design are factors that play a role in the success of blended learning.

Strategies and Methods

Guidelines for Assessing Student Learning

Guidelines for Assessing Student Learning

Effective assessment design enhances student learning, and engages students with different learning styles. Assessment influences what a student interprets to be the important learning goals for a course. This article, from Brown University Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, provides a set of guidelines about designing assessments that promote students’ learning.

Assessments and Feedback

How Microsoft Bounced Back

How Microsoft Bounced Back

Original Article Publication Date: 12/03/2018

For the first time since 2002, Microsoft was named the world's most valuable publicly traded company. Three days later, Apple reclaimed the title, but Microsoft has not given up the fight for the top spot. Either way, Microsoft has come a long way since a 2007 Silicon Valley blog post stated "Microsoft is dead."

News Stories and Cases

Top 10 Advanced PowerPoint 2016 Tips and Tricks

Top 10 Advanced PowerPoint 2016 Tips and Tricks

Original Article Publication Date: 11/29/2018

This video contains 10 advanced PowerPoint features. These features include Add-ins, Design Ideas, Skype for Business, Screen Recording, Templates, Animate Images, Translate, Selection Pane, Link to Excel, and Instant Slideshow.

Video Clips

It's a do-or-die Christmas  for Sears and Kmart

It's a do-or-die Christmas for Sears and Kmart

Original Article Publication Date: 11/29/2018

This Christmas season can be the last for some major retail giants. Sears in particular is having issues with vendors being willing to supply them if they don’t pay cash upfront because then they might not get cash at all. Some creditors want the company to begin shutting down.

News Stories and Cases

Black Friday online sales hit record setting $6.22 Billion

Black Friday online sales hit record setting $6.22 Billion

Original Article Publication Date: 11/29/2018

2018 Black Friday online shopping hit record high with people buying up to $6.22 Billion dollars of items. This was a 23% increase than last year. Stats show that a third of the sales came from people purchasing items from smartphones.

News Stories and Cases

Build Relationships with Small Talk

Build Relationships with Small Talk

Original Article Publication Date: 11/29/2018

Small talk is critical in building quick relationships. This video shares three solid questions to ask in small talk to build credibility and trust. It’s important to remember that more important than asking questions is listening. The three questions are: How is your day going so far? How did you join your organization? What are you working on right now?

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Student Perceptions of Teachers’ Nonverbal and Verbal Communication: A Comparison of Best and Worst Professors across Six Cultures

Student Perceptions of Teachers’ Nonverbal and Verbal Communication: A Comparison of Best and Worst Professors across Six Cultures

This study focuses on students from six countries and what forms of communication they have perceived as efficient and non-efficient when pertaining to professors.

Strategies and Methods

Features of Successful Group Work in Online and Physical Courses

Features of Successful Group Work in Online and Physical Courses

Original Article Publication Date: 12/01/2017

This study examined multiple factors that influence the effectiveness and success of group work and measured those effects in multiple categories. The author outlines the six factors considered and explains how each affects group work in terms of outcome, student satisfaction, and collaboration.

Strategies and Methods

Whistleblowers Ultimately Help Their Companies Perform Better, a New Study Shows

Whistleblowers Ultimately Help Their Companies Perform Better, a New Study Shows

Original Article Publication Date: 11/24/2018

Corporate scandals can be very costly to investors and cause the company a web of lawsuits that could have otherwise been avoided. Studies show that employers who blow the whistle, known as whistleblowers, on wrongdoing help their companies become more profitable in the long run. Companies that provide employees with channels through which they can disclose unethical activity even earn a greater return on assets than firms with underdeveloped whistleblowing platforms.

News Stories and Cases

This Small Firm Stopped Accepting Cash and it's Been Great for Business

This Small Firm Stopped Accepting Cash and it's Been Great for Business

Original Article Publication Date: 04/03/2018

A small London cafe owner, Ross Brown, stopped accepting cash over a year ago and says that business is better than ever. The decision to go cash-less, for Brown and many other small business owners, has helped make business faster and safer and the UK now ranks as the third most cashless country in the world. This transition toward digital and card payments is forcing many organizations that typically rely on cash to embrace new technology.

News Stories and Cases

Alan Greenspan Says He is Seeing 'The First Signs' of Inflation

Alan Greenspan Says He is Seeing 'The First Signs' of Inflation

Original Article Publication Date: 11/14/2018

Alan Greenspan, American Economist and former chairman at the Federal Reserve, says that our economy is seeing 'the first signs' inflation. Seeing inflation first in the tightening of the labor markets, Greenspan states "This is the tightest market I've ever seen." In this article, he elaborates on the reasons why.

News Stories and Cases

Let's teach for mastery -- Not test Scores

Let's teach for mastery -- Not test Scores

Original Article Publication Date: 11/01/2015

Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace. He discusses the idea that many students don't enjoy topics like math because they never learned or mastered basic steps needed for more difficult equations. Missing these critical steps early in the process can hinder a student's ability to learn more challenging material. When learning to play a musical instrument students are required to master material before advancing to more difficult material.

Assessments and Feedback

US Economy Market Adds 250,000 New Jobs In October

US Economy Market Adds 250,000 New Jobs In October

Original Article Publication Date: 11/02/2018

Wall Street Analysts had penciled in an estimated 190,000 new jobs for the month of October, but the actual numbers surpassed that by over 30%. Most of the new job gains were in healthcare, manufacturing, construction and transportation. While the unemployment rate stays unchanged at the lowest rate the economy has seen since 1969 (3.7%), the strong employment numbers will give the Federal Reserve the ammunition that it needs to continue raising rates.

News Stories and Cases

Amazon Will Fail

Amazon Will Fail

Original Article Publication Date: 11/16/2018

Jeff Bezos predicted to Amazon employees that "one day Amazon will fail." As a large company, government regulation and potential antitrust violations are "big concerns" when looking to the future of the company. It is also critical to maintain a customer focus.

News Stories and Cases

Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class

Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class

Original Article Publication Date: 11/15/2015

How you spend the few minutes before a class starts can make a big difference. The small decisions we make in our courses have the power to affect learning in big ways. This article gives three suggestions of things you can do in order to use this time effectively: ask "how are you", display the framework, and create wonder.

Strategies and Methods

Project Based Learning & Student Acheivement

Project Based Learning & Student Acheivement

This brief on project based learning (PBL) from the Buck Institute for Education contains short summaries and the outcomes of 20 different studies analyzing the effectiveness of PBL. These studies, while not a comprehensive or definitive source of information, offer a promising and optimistic look at the real world outcomes of PBL.

Facebook’s Secret to Recruiting and Retention Success

Facebook’s Secret to Recruiting and Retention Success

Original Article Publication Date: 11/12/2018

Facebook was voted as #1 place to work by Glassdoor in 2018. In this video, the VP of HR and Director of HR Recruitment share why that is. (Length 40.02 minutes)

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The Top Hiring Trends for 2018

The Top Hiring Trends for 2018

Original Article Publication Date: 01/12/2018

LinkedIn’s VP of Global Talent Acquisition talks about the top 4 hottest trends of recruiting in 2018. Linkedin surveyed 9,000 talent acquisition professionals and four trends emerged: Diversity, Interviewing, Data, and Artificial Intelligence.

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The Role of HR Has Evolved. Meet The 21st Century HR Leader

The Role of HR Has Evolved. Meet The 21st Century HR Leader

Original Article Publication Date: 11/12/2018

HR has changed a lot from what it used to be. Before it was considered to be more administrative, but today it has become much more complex and now HR has become a leader and a business partner in the workplace. In this video, you find out how and why.

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Luxury Brands Buy Supply Chains to Ensure Meeting Demand

Luxury Brands Buy Supply Chains to Ensure Meeting Demand

Original Article Publication Date: 11/18/2018

Many luxury brand markets, for example, the wine-making industry, are facing an enviable problem: a surfeit of demand for its limited supply. Wineries are facing problems with finding enough high-quality raw materials for production. Companies in luxury brand markets are working to secure the sources of their competitive advantage and buy supply chains using vertical integration as a strategy to ensure that they can meet the surging demand of their consumers.

News Stories and Cases

Student Perceptions of Teachers’ Nonverbal and Verbal Communication: A Comparison of Best and Worst Professors across Six Cultures

Student Perceptions of Teachers’ Nonverbal and Verbal Communication: A Comparison of Best and Worst Professors across Six Cultures

Original Article Publication Date: 01/01/2010

This study focuses on students from six countries and what forms of communication the best and worst teachers showed.

Research and Theories

Chick-fil-A is trying to get into your home

Chick-fil-A is trying to get into your home

Original Article Publication Date: 08/22/2018

Chick-fil-A believes that people think about food the same way they think about shopping: why go to a store when you can order online? That is why the company is opening prototype restaurants to exclusively to fulfill delivery and catering orders and they are miles ahead of the competition. With first-mover advantage in an online order/delivery service and really strong brand loyalty, Chick-fil-A is set to change the future of fast food and move from the restaurant, into your living room.

News Stories and Cases

Ruger, Largest Gun Maker, Might See Profits Hit From Revenue Rule

Ruger, Largest Gun Maker, Might See Profits Hit From Revenue Rule

Original Article Publication Date: 04/11/2018

Ruger, the nation’s largest gun-maker, is set to see a 5% decline in their first quarter profits from adopting the new revenue accounting rules. The company will record $7 million in liabilities in their first quarter from sales promotions and the revenue for their promotional activities will be recorded in a different reporting period. These changes in revenue recognition cause an increase in one quarter report from sales and a decrease in another due to liabilities.

News Stories and Cases

Top 10 Rejected Shark Tank Pitches That Became Successful

Top 10 Rejected Shark Tank Pitches That Became Successful

Original Article Publication Date: 10/27/2017

This video shows 10 impressive business opportunities that were rejected on Shark Tank and eventually went on to be successful businesses. It goes to show that you should not give up on your goals if you are confident that you have a great company.

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This 40-year-old lost almost $100,000 on his first 3 start-ups

This 40-year-old lost almost $100,000 on his first 3 start-ups

Original Article Publication Date: 07/12/2018

When pursuing success, it's too easy to focus only on the 1 in 10 entrepreneurs who make it big on the first try. But it can be beneficial to look at the other side as well. Bryan Long, one of the 9 in 10 entrepreneurs who don't make it big on the first try, has unsuccessfully launched three different start-ups. But he says that it taught him to turn his traditional view of failure on it's head. In this article he shares the how and why.

News Stories and Cases

Winning Shark Tank Pitches

Winning Shark Tank Pitches

Original Article Publication Date: 08/24/2016

Any entrepreneur will tell you that every successful company starts with a successful pitch. There are many different elements that make a great pitch what it is. In this video, three winning contestants on Shark Tank pitch their products using similar and different techniques, but all three yield the same result: investment by a shark.

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Expert Blind Spots Video

Expert Blind Spots Video

Original Article Publication Date: 05/22/2013

Experts can sometimes forget everything that went into learning the basics of their preferred fields. They want to teach according to the incredible knowledge they now have, but don’t focus enough on how they got there. This is known as an expert blind spot.

Strategies and Methods

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.

Tools and Technology

Tech Companies Log Billion-Dollar Boost From Accounting Change

Tech Companies Log Billion-Dollar Boost From Accounting Change

Original Article Publication Date: 10/22/2018

New accounting rules that change the way companies recognize revenue are causing for one-time +$billion boosts for some companies on their quarterly reports. The new accounting rules generally require revenue to be recognized when a product is delivered to a customer and not necessarily when the sale is made.

News Stories and Cases

Kahoot! - Learning Games

Kahoot! - Learning Games

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, free for teachers. Kahoots are best played in a group setting, for example, a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson. It creates a ‘campfire moment’ encouraging players to look up and celebrate together. Besides creating your own kahoots, you can search among millions of existing games.

Tools and Technology

Why Didn’t I Think of That? A Classroom Exercise for Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking

Why Didn’t I Think of That? A Classroom Exercise for Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking

Original Article Publication Date: 11/01/2014

Entrepreneurs tend to think differently, juggling different thinking styles more easily than others. They are comfortable with both linear and non-linear thinking, and both causal and effectual logic. In order to help students develop diverse entrepreneurial thinking skills, teachers must employ unique educational strategies. This article provides educators with an engaging open-market trading card activity that was created to help students identify and overcome barriers to entrepreneurial thinking.

Classroom Exercises

Google Discloses its (lack of) Diversity

Google Discloses its (lack of) Diversity

Original Article Publication Date: 05/28/2014

In a rare glimpse behind the tech curtain, Google released its 2014 diversity figures. The numbers weren't good, but they were in line with the few other companies that release such figures. Google is making a concerted effort to be more open and proactive about their diversity issues.

News Stories and Cases

Doing Business in France

Doing Business in France

Original Article Publication Date: 06/05/2014

This video starts with a segment from CNN Business that discusses how to do business in France, including interviews with experienced business people that have worked in France. The video concludes by showing a variety of general informational items, such as work/life balance, perceptions of corruption, and level of punctuality about France.

Video Clips

How to escape education's death valley

How to escape education's death valley

Original Article Publication Date: 05/10/2013

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

Strategies and Methods

Think-Pair-Share

Think-Pair-Share

Original Article Publication Date: 01/13/2015

Think-Pair-Share is an instructional method where a teacher asks the students to consider a question or concept (think), turn to a partner in the classroom (pair), and share what they learned or their response with their partner (share). This article (and podcast) provides some strategies on how to maximize the benefits of this teaching method.

Strategies and Methods

Feedback without Overload

Feedback without Overload

To learn well, students need to use their learning and receive high-quality feedback. But who has time to give a lot of great feedback? Explore how to super-charge the student’s learning environment with productive feedback without burning out.

Assessments and Feedback

What Good Writing Involves

What Good Writing Involves

Original Article Publication Date: 01/01/2016

Good writing is a skill that many college students struggle with. This article suggests several practices that professors can implement in their assignments for improving writing skills including multiple drafts, and diving deeper in a review process.

Strategies and Methods

Bloom's Taxonomy Individual Application

Bloom's Taxonomy Individual Application

Original Article Publication Date: 09/25/2012

Blooms taxonomy is an important theory in teaching. It includes different levels of a pyramid that build on one another. This video from LSU briefly explains the concept behind Bloom's Taxonomy and describes individual application for how college students can be better learners.

Strategies and Methods

Anticipating Misconceptions

Anticipating Misconceptions

Original Article Publication Date: 04/23/2015

What causes misconceptions in students? The value of trying to anticipate how students might incorrectly understand different concepts allows a professor to identify misconceptions before they effect the students academic relationships. As you get to know your students you will be better prepared to help your students correctly understand all the concepts you teach. While the article focuses on teaching math, it can be applied to all content areas.

Strategies and Methods

How Darden Teaches Accounting Using the Case Method

How Darden Teaches Accounting Using the Case Method

Original Article Publication Date: 04/16/2010

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor explains how they use the case method to teach accounting. It’s a four step process which helps the students learn more efficiently than just being lectured to.

Classroom Exercises

Warren Buffett's Top 10 Rules For Success (@WarrenBuffet)

Warren Buffett's Top 10 Rules For Success (@WarrenBuffet)

Original Article Publication Date: 05/23/2015

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful businessmen of all time. This video goes over a compilation of advice Warren Buffett has given over the years to be successful.

Video Clips

How To Pass Your First Accounting Class / Write This Down Every Day / Accounting For Beginners #99

How To Pass Your First Accounting Class / Write This Down Every Day / Accounting For Beginners #99

Original Article Publication Date: 10/30/2018

Short video that gives a very simple and clever acronym to understand the basics of accounting principles such as Debits and Credits. The acronym is DC ADE LER.

Video Clips

Rethinking Office Hours

Rethinking Office Hours

How might you and your students move beyond office hours with passive, question-answering, superficial interaction, and instead use that time together to propel students to the next level in their learning? This short article provides suggestions on how to increase the effectiveness of office hours.

Strategies and Methods

How One Email From You Could Help Students Succeed

How One Email From You Could Help Students Succeed

Original Article Publication Date: 09/21/2018

Zoe Cohen, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, saw an increase in student effort and improved grades after sending personalized emails to struggling students. This article highlights the effectiveness of "nudges", actions that encourage but do not mandate a course of action, in education.

Strategies and Methods

Assessments and Feedback

The Learning Pyramid

The Learning Pyramid

The Learning Pyramid model shows what types of teaching/learning are most likely to be retained. These methods include lecture, reading, audio-visual, demonstration, discussion, practice doing, and teach others. A brief description of each level of the pyramid is provided.

Strategies and Methods

Linguistically Responsive Teachers

Linguistically Responsive Teachers

Original Article Publication Date: 04/25/2018

Many of today's classes have students for whom English is a second language. Academic fluency can take years longer to achieve than conversational fluency, making it difficult for these English learners to keep up. This article outlines three things educators can do to become linguistically responsive teachers.

Strategies and Methods

Infosys Unveils 4.0 AI Version For Global Enterprises

Infosys Unveils 4.0 AI Version For Global Enterprises

Original Article Publication Date: 10/22/2018

Whenever a company has something to do and they don't know the best way to do it they call Infosys, a multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology, and outsourcing services. With the new technology boom of machines that "think" like we do, Infosys has recently unveiled their new 4.0 Artificial Intelligence framework for industry, utilities and infrastructure.

News Stories and Cases

ESPN Is Making More Money Than Ever Before Off Of Subscribers Despite Its Dwindling Subscriber Base

ESPN Is Making More Money Than Ever Before Off Of Subscribers Despite Its Dwindling Subscriber Base

Original Article Publication Date: 12/07/2017

When ESPN started losing subscribers in 2011, they began making more money than ever before off of subscription fees and here's why. When they started losing subscribers, instead of lowering the price to try and maintain equilibrium with the demand of subscriptions, they raised their prices by over 50%, becoming the most expensive network on cable. Because the subscription rate grew at a faster rate than the rate of losing subscribers, ESPN started bringing in more revenue than they did before.

News Stories and Cases

Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains

Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains

Original Article Publication Date: 01/12/2015

Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning explained! Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchy of learning with 6 levels. Each level focuses on gaining additional depth in learning. Suggestions and examples of how to incorporate the principles are provided.

Strategies and Methods

What is Cooperative Learning?

What is Cooperative Learning?

An in-depth look at cooperative learning, its value and implementation to help learning be more effective.

Strategies and Methods

Designing Effective Discussion Questions

Designing Effective Discussion Questions

A good question is both answerable and challenging. It will inspire analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and critical thinking. This Stanford University website provides types of questions that are both effective and ineffective.

Strategies and Methods

Samsung Sees Smart Homes As A 'Gamechanger' For Loyalty

Samsung Sees Smart Homes As A 'Gamechanger' For Loyalty

Original Article Publication Date: 10/12/2018

In an effort to maintain customer loyalty, Samsung is looking to introduce new smart home technology called SmartTech that will save time on basic household tasks and allow customers the ability to more closely monitor their homes. SmartTech will be able to perform tasks such as starting a washing machine and turning other outlet appliances on and off. But there are also costumer concerns that Samsung is taking into consideration as they prepare to introduce new smart home technology to their customers.

News Stories and Cases

Start With Why

Start With Why

Original Article Publication Date: 09/28/2009

Simon Sinek is one of the world’s most famous motivational speakers and authors. This Ted Talk, Start With the Why, can help you as a professor to better understand your motivation. In turn this will help you have an even greater desire to excel. Finally, it can be used as a great tool to understand how to motivate your students.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods

A simple, easy to understand, breakdown of two major parameters of teaching; high tech vs low tech and teacher-centered vs student-centered. Great insights on how to focus your classes depending on your teaching style and desired outcomes. Several specific methods are described showing where they fit within each parameter.

Strategies and Methods

Three Ways to Ask Better Questions

Three Ways to Ask Better Questions

Original Article Publication Date: 06/27/2012

Professor Maryellen Weimer highlights 3 ways to get the most out of your questions in the classroom. She highlights the importance of time spent preparing questions, playing with questions in and out of class, and preserving questions that work well.

Strategies and Methods

Disneyland Resort Hotel Workers Approve a New Contract with a $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

Disneyland Resort Hotel Workers Approve a New Contract with a $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

Original Article Publication Date: 09/23/2018

After the members of four unions representing ticket takers, ride operators, cleaners, store employees and truck/bus drivers at Disneyland Resort approved a contract through collective bargaining to raise the minimum wage by January 2019. Members from the parks two largest unions supporting hotel and food service workers were not included in the deal. Angry about the outcome of the original deal, additional workers pushed Disney management until a deal was made that included a $15-an-hour raise for all workers.

News Stories and Cases

Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies

The University of Central Florida has a great website with resources for college professors. This specific portion of the site includes a wide range of active teaching/learning methods for all classroom sizes. It includes an overview on several different instructional strategies.

Strategies and Methods

How to Speak So That People Want to Listen

How to Speak So That People Want to Listen

Original Article Publication Date: 06/10/2013

Have you ever wondered how to get people to listen to you more? This video goes over techniques anyone can use to be more influential. In this video you learn the seven deadly sins of speaking, the four cornerstones to be heard more, and six techniques anyone can do to warm up their voice.

Video Clips

The Explainer Porter’s Five Forces

The Explainer Porter’s Five Forces

Original Article Publication Date: 03/21/2016

This video goes over Porter's Five Forces which is a model to help your company have a competitive advantage. The five forces are; Buyers, Suppliers, Substitutes, New Entrants, and Rivals.

Video Clips

Creating a Rubric: Tutorial

Creating a Rubric: Tutorial

This website comes from the University of Southern Florida and is a great resource for creating an effective rubric. This page addresses what a rubric is, why a rubric should be used, and the steps to creating a rubric.

Assessments and Feedback

Let's use video to reinvent education

Let's use video to reinvent education

Original Article Publication Date: 03/01/2011

In his TED Talk "Let's use video to reinvent education" Sal Khan, the founder of The Khan Academy, highlights some of the benefits of using video instruction in the classroom, which include allowing students to learn at their own pace, "flipping" the classroom, and allowing for mastery of skills.

Tools and Technology

World Cafe Discussion Method

World Cafe Discussion Method

The World Café Discussion Method is a flexible format for hosting large group discussions. It includes a rundown of the five basic components in the model.

Strategies and Methods

Lectures - Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Lectures - Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

This resource from Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation outlines the what, how and why of using lectures as an effective instructional method.

Strategies and Methods

Case Studies - Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Case Studies - Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

This resource from Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation outlines the what, how and why of using case studies as an effective instructional method.

Strategies and Methods

Asking Effective Questions

Asking Effective Questions

Original Article Publication Date: 10/15/2018

Asking questions may seem like a simple task, but it can also be one of the most powerful tools you possess as a teacher. This article from the Chicago Center for Teaching provides helpful tips about how to utilize the questions you ask in your classrooms. In order to be more effective with the questions you use, 4 main steps are suggested.

  1. Perform a question-asking audit
  2. Build a question-asking tool kit
  3. Cultivate your question-asking style
  4. Further refine your technique

Strategies and Methods

How Venezuela's Crisis Developed and Drove Out Millions of People

How Venezuela's Crisis Developed and Drove Out Millions of People

Original Article Publication Date: 08/22/2018

Venezuela sits on top of the worlds largest oil reserve and up until a few years ago, it has kept Venezuela's economy running and stable. Because of the reliance on the oil production and the giant reserve just below their feet, Venezuelans never really bothered to industrialize in any other way. Since oil prices then plummeted in 2014, Venezuela is now facing mass shortages and a failing economy as hyperinflation is only months away from reaching 1 million percent.

News Stories and Cases

What the Student Does: teaching for enhanced learning

What the Student Does: teaching for enhanced learning

Original Article Publication Date: 11/01/1999

The college classes of today are larger and more diverse than ever before, which can make maintaining academic standards difficult. This problem becomes more tractable if learning outcomes are seen as more of a function of students’ activities than of their fixed characteristics. This article explores this topic and also suggests two methods of organizing the teaching/learning context so that all students are more likely to use higher order learning processes: problem-based learning and the learning portfolio.

Strategies and Methods

General Mills Adds More Leave For New Moms And Other Parents

General Mills Adds More Leave For New Moms And Other Parents

Original Article Publication Date: 08/29/2018

General Mills is following the industry trend of adding more paid time off for new parents. Parents will be able to take 12 weeks off with mothers being able to take an additional 6-8 weeks off after having a baby. Companies such as Unilever and Kellogg have already made these changes to their maternity and paternity leaves last year.

News Stories and Cases

The PepsiCo Foundation Commits $1 Million and 350,000 Meals to Support Hurricane Florence Relief

The PepsiCo Foundation Commits $1 Million and 350,000 Meals to Support Hurricane Florence Relief

Original Article Publication Date: 09/14/2018

PepsiCo Foundation will be donating $1 Million and 350,000 meals for the Hurricane Florence victims. $500,000 will go to The American Red Cross and another $500,000 to The Salvation Army. PepsiCo Foundation is the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo.

News Stories and Cases

A ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Star Whose Team Sold Over $800 Million of Property Last Year Says He’s Learned People Really Want Two Things From a Boss

A ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Star Whose Team Sold Over $800 Million of Property Last Year Says He’s Learned People Really Want Two Things From a Boss

Original Article Publication Date: 09/08/2018

Ryan Serhant who is a successful real estate agent in New York shares there are two things people really want from a boss. First they want direction and then they want someone who is just nice. Ryan lives the golden rule of treating others how he would like to be treated.

News Stories and Cases

PepsiCo Buys Soda Stream for 3.2 Billion Dollars

PepsiCo Buys Soda Stream for 3.2 Billion Dollars

Original Article Publication Date: 08/20/2018

Soft beverages have been on the decline for years. Foreseeing the future trends of people wanting to go healthy, PepsiCo, the snack and beverage giant has made a 3.2$ billion deal to acquire SodaStream, an Israeli company that makes at home sparkling water.

News Stories and Cases

Who Is Really Getting Rich Off Of The World Cup

Who Is Really Getting Rich Off Of The World Cup

Original Article Publication Date: 06/14/2018

The World Cup is easily one of the most lucrative events but those who pay for the tournament aren't necessarily those who see its profits. While FIFA rakes in billions in revenue every four years, the countries that host the tournaments pay upward of $10 billion. But hosting the World Cup has it's benefits as well. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the former Prime Minister stated that about $14 billion was added to the country's GDP as well as about 220,000 jobs during preparations alone.

News Stories and Cases

Why Starbucks Failed in Australia

Why Starbucks Failed in Australia

Original Article Publication Date: 07/26/2018

Australia has proven to be one of the toughest markets to break into and Starbucks has had first hand experience with just how hard it can be. First opening stores in Australia in 2000, Starbucks launched too quickly and made their brand almost too available to their customers, leaving almost no room for the Australian consumer to develop a taste for the brand. Ultimately they paid the price and just as quickly as the coffee empire opened, Starbucks closed 61 stores by 2008.

Video Clips

How Facebook Lost It's Hiring Edge And Banks Could Benefit

How Facebook Lost It's Hiring Edge And Banks Could Benefit

Original Article Publication Date: 09/21/2018

Since the financial crisis in 2008, banks have been steadily losing junior recruits to large companies like Google and Facebook. But recent scandals within social medias top contender have caused Facebook to lose their recruiting advantage of junior talent. Due to "politically-based divisiveness" Facebook is dropping on recent employer branding studies, being passed by large investment banks like Goldman Sachs. But this is good news for investment banks, since they have nowhere to go but up.

News Stories and Cases

Your Brain is Primed to Reach False Conclusions

Your Brain is Primed to Reach False Conclusions

Original Article Publication Date: 02/17/2015

A discussion about the cognitive bias that makes us prone to assign a causal relationship to two events simply because they happened one after the other. Key words: cognitive bias, causal illusion, decision making

News Stories and Cases

Top 25 Excel Tips and Tricks

Top 25 Excel Tips and Tricks

Original Article Publication Date: 11/19/2018

This video contains 25 basic Excel tricks that gives learners a glimpse of what Excel can do. Below is the list in numerical order that is shown in the video.

Video Clips

Why Tesla Has the Most Loyal Customers

Why Tesla Has the Most Loyal Customers

Original Article Publication Date: 09/06/2014

Tesla has done an excellent job of creating brand loyalty among its customers. This article references some of the the psychology of brand loyalty and discusses why Tesla Motors boasts some of the most loyal customers since Apple.

News Stories and Cases

CEO Gives Part of His Bonus to Employees

CEO Gives Part of His Bonus to Employees

Original Article Publication Date: 07/19/2012

Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo, distributed $3 million from his bonus among 10,000 junior-level employees. The employees, such as receptionists, production-line workers and assistants, each received an average bonus of 2,000 yuan, which is $314, in the name of their CEO.

News Stories and Cases

Engagement Is a Means, Not an End

Engagement Is a Means, Not an End

Original Article Publication Date: 02/22/2016

This article discusses a global B2B sales organization's experiment with removing compliance reports and increasing empowerment. Empowerment boosted sales for only a small group of high performers. It had no positive productivity benefit for the rest.

News Stories and Cases

A Family's 'Culture' Type Trumps its Parenting Style

A Family's 'Culture' Type Trumps its Parenting Style

Original Article Publication Date: 11/28/2012

A University of Virginia study found that family parenting cultures fall into four main categories: The Faithful, Engaged Progressives, The Detached, and American Dreamers. This article presents an opportunity to talk about family cultures and how they may impact organizational cultures.

News Stories and Cases

As Volkswagen Pushed to Be No. 1, Ambitions Fueled a Scandal

As Volkswagen Pushed to Be No. 1, Ambitions Fueled a Scandal

Original Article Publication Date: 09/26/2015

Volkswagen’s unbridled ambition to become the largest automaker in the world is central to one of the great corporate scandals of the age. Volkswagen chose to install software in 11 million diesel cars that cheated on emissions tests. After months of denying the accusations of dishonesty, Volkswagen was finally forced to come clean, with enormous consequences, right after achieving its goal of becoming the number one automaker in the world.

News Stories and Cases

Inside the Harvard Business School Case Method

Inside the Harvard Business School Case Method

Original Article Publication Date: 04/10/2009

This video is a discussion with Harvard Business School faculty and students about using the case method for learning business principles.

Strategies and Methods

Running Class Discussions on Divisive Topics Is Tricky

Running Class Discussions on Divisive Topics Is Tricky

Original Article Publication Date: 07/19/2018

The problem that often arises in difficult discussions, when they feel threatened, is that humans go into fight-or-flight mode — in which their ability to think critically is compromised. The challenge for professors, then, is to help students get unstuck from this instinctive response. That’s what Reflective Structured Dialogue, a system developed by marriage and family therapists, is meant to do. The article discusses Reflective Structured Dialogue as a method for dealing with conflict in the classroom.

Strategies and Methods

5 Accounting Challenges Startups Face and the Tools That Will Fix Them

5 Accounting Challenges Startups Face and the Tools That Will Fix Them

Original Article Publication Date: 11/26/2018

Thomas Smale, founder of FE International points out that financial mismanagement is an oft-cited reason for business failures and discusses five accounting challenges that start-ups face and programs that can help to fix them.

News Stories and Cases

The Office; Dwight, Jim and Michael do a Roleplay

The Office; Dwight, Jim and Michael do a Roleplay

Original Article Publication Date: 10/31/2017

Dwight, Jim and Michael are conducting a role-play to "fix" Dwight by helping him be more approachable with customers. The video presents a humorous portrayal of role-play as a form of employee training. 

Video Clips

Aquarium Build Meltdown?

Aquarium Build Meltdown?

Original Article Publication Date: 10/31/2017

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Uber Loses London Operating License

Uber Loses London Operating License

Original Article Publication Date: 10/31/2017

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a London private hire operator licence.
London was one of the largest business disruptors in the world and saw tremendous profit in London. Taxi drivers and other public transportation companies were hit and have the largest problem with Uber operating.

  1. With only 5 years operating how should other companies reacted to rideshare programs?
  2. How does culture play into the idea of Uber operating in London? What about other parts of the world?
  3. How should law officials react when drivers are contracted...

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    News Stories and Cases

Postmates Changing Delivery

Postmates Changing Delivery

Original Article Publication Date: 04/30/2015

Food delivery is estimated to be a $70 billion-a-year industry in the U.S. Startup companies like Postmates and Instacart have created apps that they hope will tap into that, and more. At just the click of a button, they're aiming to deliver anything, from seafood to shoes, in a matter of hours or just minutes. Jamie Wax, from CBS This Morning, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the growing business of instant delivery.

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The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Trains Penny Using Positive Reinforcement

The Big Bang Theory - Sheldon Trains Penny Using Positive Reinforcement

Original Article Publication Date: 10/06/2009

Sheldon tries to train Penny to behave appropriately while watching TV by using positive reinforcement techniques. Key words: motivation, training, positive and negative reinforcement, operant conditioning, Skinner

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Best Buy Uniform Prank

Best Buy Uniform Prank

Original Article Publication Date: 11/07/2011

Eighty people enter a Manhattan Best Buy store wearing blue polo shirts and khaki pants that look a lot like Best Buy uniforms, without the logo. Chaos ensues. Keywords: Branding, Uniforms, Customer Service, Publicity

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