By Ryan Stenquist “Alleviating poverty is not the same as creating prosperity. We need to start thinking differently.” Hot off the shelves as of January of this year, The Prosperity Paradox grips readers with fascinating stories and offers clear recommendations for government and business leaders on how to do just that. The book demonstrates with fervent clarity how business innovation can combat poverty, solve pervasive … Continue reading Book Review: “The Prosperity Paradox” by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon
By Sarah J. Cummings Flourish begins with Martin Seligman explaining what flourishing is, and how his view of happiness has been rethought and rewritten over the years. Before writing and publishing this book, Seligman wrote Authentic Happiness which offers a different perspective and takes on the importance of emotional well-being. Flourish clarifies his argument and reworks his theory. Seligman stated: “If we want to flourish and if we want to … Continue reading Book Review: “Flourish” by Martin Seligman
By Mark Sherman MEASURING SUCCESS RIGHT PODCAST SPOTLIGHT NOELLA & MISANON SOCIAL INNOVATIONS Society often defines success as how much money is in your bank account, rather than how many healthy relationships you have with others. Noella Moshi and Misan Rewane were born in Nigeria with a determination to redefine society’s definition of success. In 2017, Noella and Misan founded a non-profit organization known as … Continue reading Podcast Spotlight: Noella Moshi and Misan Rewane on Wave
By Ryan Stenquist GIGONOMICS Jargon that will keep you going through the year 1. GIGONOMICS The idea that the economy is running more and more off of gigs (short jobs) individuals do for one another rather than full-time, traditional jobs. As leading financial futurist Jason Schenker put it, in the future everyone may “run around doing errands for one another all day” through services like … Continue reading Buzzwords
By Grace R. Bithell My Introduction to Microcredit When I was 12, my mother read me an article from a magazine about a poor woman in South America who was given a loan of less than $100 to start a business. The woman found a way to take grocery bags picked from the trash and weave them into purses to sell to tourists. In doing so, … Continue reading Plastic Bags and Bamboo Stools
By Parker Gardner DOES FRONT-LOADING TAXATION INCREASE SAVINGS? Article Review by Parker Gardner* Retirement is an important phase in life. We spend most of our adult lives working and saving money so we can maintain a comfortable standard of living throughout our golden years. However, the problem many Americans face is that they are incredibly behind in their savings for retirement. The Center for Retirement … Continue reading Research Summary: Does front-loading taxation increase savings? Evidence from Roth 401(k) introductions
By Hunter Vance PROFESSIONAL AND COLLEGE ATHLETICS HAVE A LOT IN COMMON, BUT THEY HAVE ONE BIG DIFFERENCE — ATHLETE PAY. With all the college athlete craze generated from March Madness and the upcoming college football season, the debate of student athlete compensation has only intensified. With college football season returning for its annual debut, student athletes return to the field. Millions of eyes across … Continue reading Student Athletes: A Scholarship Is Not Enough
By Katherine M. Lowe Most businesses, of any type, can attest to the difficulty of acquiring money; however, when a business also has the title of “charity organization,” the difficulty “to get that little,” is exacerbated. In today’s world, technological advances in online fundraising both allow for new fundraising streams and create new fundraising challenges. This article explores a few of the challenges new charity … Continue reading Crowdfunding Challenges for New Charity Organizations
By Jennifer Stenquist Just four years ago, the IOC made an unprecedented decision to award Beijing with the 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid, making China the first Asian country ever to host both the Summer and Winter Games. What’s more, prior to this second visit to China, the Olympics will have been held in Pyeongchang (2018) and Tokyo (2020). At the same time that this … Continue reading Back to Bejing
By Daniel Witt Many artists and workers in the music industry find fault with Spotify. Spotify compensates artists less than iTunes or traditional record companies. In an age where music has become almost completely digital, music streaming has been a controversial topic among those in the music industry. Spotify, the world’s second largest music- streaming platform with 47.7 million monthly users,1 has taken much criticism for what … Continue reading Does Spotify Really Hurt Artists?
By Amelia Charles Background On June 23, 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted on a referendum that would determine whether they stayed or left the European Union. In an extremely close vote, the choice to leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%. Since then, a chain of events left the UK in a delicate position moving forward. On March 29, 2017, a little under a … Continue reading Brexit: UK’s Savior or Downfall?
By Ben Randle Halvorson successfully synthesizes different behavioral research studies to offer tips on exactly what her title describes: things successful people do differently. If you’re an avid business reader looking for new, groundbreaking research or life tips, look elsewhere. Nine Things iterates and reiterates the fact that achievers are made-not born-and offers evidence-backed suggestions on how the average person can set and reach their goals in … Continue reading Book Review: “Nine Things Successful People do Differently” by Heidi Grant Halvorson
By Ryan E. Brown The Epidemic In 2011, a landmark study was published by the Metlife Mature Market Institute claiming that nearly $3 billion disappears from the wallets and bank accounts of senior citizens annually. More surprising is that a similar study reported that figure could be as high as $36 billion. Because so many seniors let incidents of fraud or financial deceit go unreported, there is … Continue reading Boomers and Fraudsters: A Closer Look at the Financial Elder Abuse Cycle in America