By: Melissa Brown Have you ever left a store or event amazed by the atmosphere? Have you ever stopped shopping at a store not because of a poor product but because the service you were given left a bad impression? Experiences matter to people. Customers across the country and around the world are beginning to expect better experiences from the companies they are buying … Continue reading Experience Design: What Is It and How Can It Benefit You?
By Becca Trippe Meet Melanie Melanie is a new accountant at a firm in Colorado. She was offered this position four months ago, but up until her first day, she received little information from her recruiter. On her first day, Melanie is shoved into a room, along with fifty other new hires. One person welcomes her in and asks her to sit down. The … Continue reading Anchoring the Onboarding Process
By Quinn Larson We all need money. Whether it’s filling up the car, paying for a wedding expense, or taking a vacation to the Bahamas, money is how we get there. At its core, money represents time spent. Without an investment of time or effort, it becomes difficult to acquire wealth. As Generations X and Y, we have had the least amount of time in … Continue reading Millennial Money
We live in a world everything from sports to politics is polarized. Even the most casual conversationalists wil stop at nothing to prove that their team, party, or points-of-view is the best and most correct. Little, if any, consideration is given to listening and understanding the other perspective, causing problems in every facet of our lives. Crucial Conversations asserts that we can learn and develop … Continue reading Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stake Are High
By Sam Lambert When he was a star high school baseball player, James Clear suffered a traumatic head injury during a game, which severely debilitated his health, his self-esteem, and his prowess as an athlete for the rest of his high school years. Despite this major setback, he later became the “top male athlete at Denison University” while also excelling academically. How was he … Continue reading Book Review: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
By David Kime My experience earlier this year will sound familiar to artistic directors and administrators across the United States. On Wednesday evening, March 11, 2020, the A Voice for Good directing team huddled in my living room. Our Easter season, 120-voice mixed choir had three concerts scheduled over the coming week. The COVID-19 virus was quickly becoming headline news here in Utah, and … Continue reading With Concert Halls Empty, How Will Arts Nonprofits Pay the Bills? Fundraising in the COVID-19 Era
Por Dillon Jones Tal vez hayas manejado un coche de Volkswagen, comprado leche de Nestlé, o jugado al PlayStation de Sony. Muchas veces olvidamos que estas compañías vienen de Alemania, Suiza, y Japón, respectivamente; simplemente sabemos que son productos que nos gustan. ¿Te podrías imaginar si estas compañías nunca se hubieran expandido fuera de sus países natales? Hoy en día estas empresas se consideran … Continue reading Expandir tus horizontes: Comercialización en un mercado mundial e intercultural
“I think we all recognize that the life that we enjoy—our economy, our health, the nature of our social interactions—all those things are far more fragile and vulnerable to disruption than we would have imagined.” Above are the words of Senator Mitt Romney on the Marriot Student Review’s podcast, Measuring Success Right. During this worldwide pandemic, Romney has been in the middle of legislation, discussing … Continue reading Why COVID-19 shouldn’t affect your success | Podcast Spotlight: Mitt Romney
When 9/11 happened, Tracy Maylett was on a U.S. Air Force base giving trainings to various domestic and international leaders about communication and working together. He describes the emotion surrounding the announcement and the actions of people crying together for hours. He mentions that coming home a few days later he noticed something. People were acting differently, treating each other differently, and seeing each other … Continue reading Tracy Maylett – Podcast Review
Katie Vassar Anyone who has ever been to Disneyland knows they aren’t paying an exorbitant fee just to ride roller coasters for a day. No; they go to meet their favorite Disney characters, smell the sweet scent of cinnamon churros in the air, visit expertly crafted sites from their favorite movies, see amazing sights, and experience it all with their loved ones. Anyone can … Continue reading The Experience Economy: Does your business deliver what consumers really want?
By Bryan Samuelsen Indulge me in a thought experiment. The year is 2050, and every action you take is observed, analyzed, and rated. These ratings contribute to your overall “social score.” If your social score is low enough, you are deemed “untrustworthy.” Your air travel is restricted. Public venues display your personal information so that others know you are untrustworthy. Your children may be … Continue reading AI in Advertising: Will It Replace Us?
Abstract: With rural communities struggling to keep up with urban powerhouses of economic activity, domestic outsourcing of business services represents one possible solution. High-skill job opportunities distributed beyond the suburbs of technology hubs will help rural communities gain much-needed economic hope and reduce the consequences of brain drain in rural communities. At the same time, urban centers will find relief from the symptoms of growing … Continue reading Domestic Outsourcing: Bridging the Gap Between Urban and Rural America
By AJ Bollinger “You would be surprised with how many people think credit cards are free money,” said First Colony loan officer Dan Ross. Unfortunately, this was something that Seth, a recent high school graduate, believed. One day Seth received a letter in the mail from a bank offering him a $2000 credit card. Poor, financially illiterate Seth believed the offer was free money, … Continue reading Financial Literacy
By Quinn Peterson The modern smartphone has more computing power than was used to send Apollo 11 to the moon in 1969. While this is an impressive feat signifying how far we’ve come with technology, some people in the business world have been asking themselves, what other advances have been made in computing that will revolutionize the world? In order to comprehend the potential … Continue reading Quantum Computing in Business
by Melissa Hughes Performing on Broadway is any actor’s dream. When people think of Broadway-caliber entertainment, they envision an expensive experience that’s exclusive to New York City. However, the performing arts industry has adapted to overcome both financial and distance barriers to deliver quality entertainment to the masses. In an ever-changing world, businesses must adapt to new innovations to keep themselves afloat. Similarly, as one … Continue reading Bringing Broadway to the Masses
By: Newel Hirst Six years ago, former New Zealand footballer Tim Brown had an idea that would change the direct-to-consumer shoe industry. After receiving a grant from New Zealand’s wool industry and several donations from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Brown and his business partner Joey Zwillinger built a global brand, Allbirds, now worth more than $1.4 billion. He achieved this success, however, without including any … Continue reading Effective Branding in the Social Era
By Ryan Sampson THE YERKES-DODSON WHAT? The Yerkes-Dodson law, also known as the optimal arousal theory, is a theory stating that for any given activity, there is an optimal level of psychological arousal (or stimulation of brain energy) that will allow for the best performance. If your arousal levels are too low, you will be bored and lack motivation. If your arousal levels are too … Continue reading Hacking Your Brain: How Understanding and Applying the Yerkes–Dodson Law Can Change the Way You Do Everything
By Dallin McDougal This year, total student loan debt for Americans rose to a staggering $1 Trillion.i This rise in student loan debt has been a hot topic in contemporary politics. Some argue that college should be funded by the federal government and that student loan debt should be forgiven. This approach is like having a bucket with a hole and trying to fix the problem by pouring … Continue reading Financial Education Pays Off: An Analysis of the Benefits of and Need for Financial Education
By: Matt Perry Learning to Solve Problems Without Limitations In 1939, George Dantzig, a graduate student at the University of California Berkeley, was running late for his statistics class. Frantically entering the classroom, he noticed that two problems were written on the blackboard. Assuming they were assigned for homework, he wrote them down and worked out the problems over the next few days. Several days … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Use Stack Overflow
By Shion Li At age 24, Brandon started a new investing strategy that would soon change his life. By age 29, Brandon retired from full-time work to enjoy financial independence. What was his investing strategy? He invested in residential real estate. Brandon’s success story isn’t the only example of someone profiting from real estate investing. Andrew Carnegie said, “90% of all millionaires become so through … Continue reading Why Invest in Real Estate?