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Another Voice Heard in College Ratings

Another Voice Heard in College Ratings

Up to now the college rankings bible for prospective students and their parents has been U.S. News & World Report. Each year’s rankings get a lot of press and universities vie for the top spots. There are few surprises, though: the list’s Top-10 is top heavy with Ivies (six) rounded out by other big names in higher education such as Stanford, Duke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago and California Institute of Technology (I know that adds up to more than 10, but there are ties.)
Filed in: Higher Education
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Financial Services Going Mobile

Financial Services Going Mobile

If it seems that everyone you know age 33 and younger —family, friends and colleagues—always seem to have their mobile device, usually a smartphone, lodged firmly in their hand, you are not imagining things. A recent survey of Canadians by BMO Bank of Montreal confirms that Milliennials, people born between 1981 and 2001, consider their mobile devices to be indispensable to the point that about three-quarters of those asked would feel lost without them.
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The Money Wisdom of Millennials

The Money Wisdom of Millennials

Millennials have gotten the message about saving and planning for their own financial futures, but now they need more tools. Survey after survey has noted that young adults were paying attention to the financial ups and downs—mostly downs—going on during the Great Recession. In fact, you could go as far as saying that they learned some very valuable lessons that will pay off down the road.
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Seeing the Opportunities

Seeing the Opportunities

Recently I’ve posted about seeing the cracks—or spaces for opportunities—in the ongoing process of business disruptions. Well, an excellent example of this was reported on recently in The Wall Street Journal: the partnership between Google and Novartis to create a “smart” contact lens that can monitor blood-sugar levels without pricking fingers for drops of blood and correct vision at the same time.
Filed in: Innovation
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The Risk of Not Taking Risks

The Risk of Not Taking Risks

I think two of the most self-defeating clichés you can hear in the workplace relating to risk are “If it works, don’t fix it” and “why reinvent the wheel?” The underlying sentiment is: don’t take a chance on something new; stick with the tried and true. As reasonable as those two sayings may seem, they are false logic.
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