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

Diane MacEachern | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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...

For Hedge Funds, It's All in the Game

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

There are few greater examples of the irrationality of investors than the world of hedge funds. In spite of the historically poor return on investment, money continues pouring into hedge funds.

Innovation Balancing Act

Robert F. Brands | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
Robert F. Brands

The formula for success in innovation is about finding the middle ground, walking the tightrope between risk and innovation; between ideation and value creation.

The Real Returns of Mobile ROI

Sasha Grujicic | Posted 11.30.2012 | Business
Sasha Grujicic

Mobility, especially in the convergent world, offers us the closest peek into a host of transactional factors that we have never really seen before.

When Investors Fall Flat On Their Face... Book

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Catherine Clinch

Little stories are scattered througout the media suggesting inquiries into the methods used to determine the pre-IPO valuation of Facebook. But the real surprise is that nobody is outraged over the big cash-outs that investors and former founders are taking.

Americans Reconsider College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

Fewer Americans believe going to college is worth the ball and chain of student loan debt. In 2008, 81 percent of adults thought college was a good...

How Much Does It Cost To Hire Right?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

Employees are the lifeblood of almost any company. They’re the group of people that work collectively -- often behind the scenes -- to ensure that e...

These Are The Best & Worst Colleges For Your Money

Posted 04.19.2012 | College

College costs a lot, and no one wants to waste four or five years going deep in debt and not get anything for their money. Payscale has extensive d...

ROI on Design and Risk Reduction

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Soren Petersen

Usually one knows only 5 percent of what is needed at the stage where 70 percent of the product's cost is determined. Fortunately, there is some predictability, since return on investment and risk go hand in hand.