Monday, September 28, 2015

Boehner Out in DC, But Why?

The surprise resignation of House Speaker John Boehner caught even the closest DC insiders in the media completely flat-footed. Nobody expected the speaker to walk, even those who were actively trying to get rid of him. One day after he released plans to combat a possible government shutdown and in the same week fulfilled a career-making dream of hosting the Pope in a session of Congress, Boehner, a 24-year congressional veteran announced he’s leaving his post and seat in October.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

5 Tips for Boosting Your Confidence in Meetings

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Participating in business meetings can be stressful, especially if you're new or discussing challenging topics. However, here are five important ways to be prepared and feel confident in a professional meeting. The more prepared you are, the likelier you are to have a successful experience.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Pope and the PR Machine

 Jonah Engler - The Pope and His PR

There’s no doubt about it, Pope Francis is on a PR tear. Love him or hate him, you probably have a (strong) opinion about this pope … even if you’re not Catholic. Traditionalists bristle at his seeming disregard for certain longtime Catholic traditions and perspectives. Social reformers love his take on … just about everything.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Four Insights on the NYC Entrepreneurship Scene

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It seems like for just about every profession, New York City is the city of dreams. If you want to be an actor, you move to New York. If you want to work in finance, you move to New York. As it is with so many other professions, New York City is considered the dream destination for those who want to be successful entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Why Are Colleges Losing Applicants?

There are so many schools of thought about what the collegiate marketplace should look like, there’s really no way to pick a side without picking a fight. Some believe college should be transformative. Some think it ought to prepare students for a vocation, others that any education is best if “well rounded.” The prevailing wisdom holds that highly competitive schools produce the best prospects for students after graduation. So, traditionally, the list of applications to get into these institutions has been much more than actual capacity. Thousands – tens of thousands – get turned away every year.