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INDEX: Award -- Show Me the Money

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Announcement of the INDEX: Award is much more than a loud rally for promoting high-impact and beautifully formed design solutions.

Women Rule the Tech World at Women Startup Challenge and Win $50K

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

The first-ever Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition was a huge success in Washington, DC. 12 women-led startups pitched their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech investors at General Assembly/1776.

INDEX: AWARD -- Funding International Award Winning Design Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design awards are the design profession's "stamp of approval" for a wide range of new and classic design related offerings. There are hundreds of design awards, each with its own distinct focus and selection criteria such as business, impact and culture.

Which CEO Character Traits Yield the Highest Returns?

Russ Warner | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Russ Warner

Machiavelli said, "It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both." And for that statement, as well as other views, he is famous, or rather... infamous.

ROI Recipe: Analytics and Repetition

Josh Gershonowicz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Small Business
Josh Gershonowicz

All bakers are after the same thing -- a delicious and profitable snack that stands out -- just like all business owners are after the same thing from their marketing -- a significant "return on investment."

The Results Are In: Social Enterprise Works

Carla Javits | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

We're all aware of income inequality and the need for initiatives to address common societal issues. Yet we don't often hear about whether programs meant to help people really solve the problems at hand, because few steps are taken to actually assess the outcomes, leaving evaluation of the initiatives to little more than a gut feeling.

The 3 ROI Zones of Consumer-Generated Content

Amy Hayes | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Amy Hayes

This year's Cyber Monday was the busiest on record, with comScore reporting $2 billion in online sales. If this holiday season provides any indication, the way people shop has changed.

Pre-K's Potential as Part of a Comprehensive Pro-Children Strategy

Elaine Weiss | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

The evidence is in: high-quality early childhood education works. Whether it's parenting programs for mothers of infants and toddlers, state prekindergarten, or full-time care from infancy through kindergarten, these initiatives more than pay for themselves.

These Energy-Saving Steps Save More Than Fuel (Think CO2 And $$$)

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Many consumers are under the generally false impression that adopting 'green' (i.e., energy efficient) technologies is beyond their financial reach. And especially during these economic hard times, even the suspicion that something will cost more is enough to deter its purchase.

Your Network is Your Net Worth: Designing Social Capital for Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

One's network of family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances largely dictates attitude, values, beliefs and how one behaves. Yet, few will challen...

10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

Scott DiMarco | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Scott DiMarco

Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.

Why We Keep Measuring Our Children's Lives

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Heather Choate Davis

We have sexy, codified assessments for everything: intelligence, aptitude, risk, odds, and the ever-critical return on investment. Still, when it comes to understanding the measure of a life -- a life well lived, a life of value -- statistics are about as useful as a footnote.

Teaching From the Bottom Up

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

It's not unusual to hear a professor say, "My students are just not critical thinkers." To this I would reply, "So what are you doing to make them critical thinkers? What are you doing to develop that skill?"

Truth and Lies of Social Media ROI

Giuseppe Crosti | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Giuseppe Crosti

Given the textbook definition of ROI -- net profits divided by costs -- it is actually impossible to measure exactly the ROI of your social media efforts, because the net profits variable cannot be measured. Anyone who claims otherwise is BS-ing you.

Charity Navigator's Focus on Results Isn't a Slam Dunk

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Charity Navigator, a web site that provides potential donors with a way to evaluate in which nonprofits to invest, has announced a shift in how it will evaluate nonprofits itself. Some nonprofits are up in arms over whether such reporting will be fair and sufficiently nuanced.

How Mom and Pop Real Estate Investors Can Compete With the Wall Street Big Boys

Dean Graziosi | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Unless you've just recently been rescued from decades stranded on a deserted island, you've heard of someone buying, fixing and flipping single family homes. It has long been the staple method for the everyday person to make money in real estate.

Cruising Through Terrible Traffic Tuesday With Telework RoI

Cindy Auten | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Cindy Auten

As you avoid the fender bender to the left and the five-mile backup to the right, the results page reminds you of the many reasons to offer employees the option to telework.

Looking at the President's Plan for Higher Education

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

How, as educators and leaders of these institutions, can we ensure that we are providing our new and current students with these experiences and these post graduation opportunities?

Return on Investment and Why It Matters for Higher Education

Chris Maples | Posted 09.20.2013 | College
Chris Maples

Return on investment is more important to students and families when it comes to deciding what college to attend for an undergraduate degree than it has been in many years.

Why Colleges Are Teaching Professional Readiness

Debra Townsley | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

Teaching students how to be a strong job candidate inside the classroom walls encompasses the development of skills essential for career success and advancement. Consider the value of interpersonal communication.

Parents, It's Time to Have 'The (Money) Talk' With Your Student

Jodi Okun | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Some children dream about the school they want to attend or the career they want to pursue for years. Most parents don't want to introduce the harsh reality of money into dreams like that. It's not easy, but it's better to sit down now and face facts.

The Return on Investment That Comes From a Liberal Arts Education

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Cindi Bigelow

Young people are America's future. They are the products of a liberal arts education, and they have been given a chance at a new life because people with vision offered them scholarships.

Content Marketing: A Creative Case Study, Part 1

Gordy Grundy | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
Gordy Grundy

Marketing articles on this subject tend to offer platitudes, generalities and a flow chart to nowhere. Here, we will offer an actual idea-filled Case Study that will better illuminate new marketing systems.

The Apocalypse of Advertising and the Dawn of the Promotional Age

Gordy Grundy | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Gordy Grundy

Today, marketing has to be more clever than ever before. A marketeer must be multi-disciplined, multi-tasking and multi-technological. And much multi-more. Welcome to the Golden Age of Promotion. Now, it's personal.

11 Words You Should Never Use

Inc. | Posted 01.04.2013 | Small Business

By Steve Tobak, visit Inc. Samples are helpful. Demos are often effective. But what is the primary tool used to convince potential customers to...