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College enrollment declining as Millennials re-enter workforce

May 20th, 2015 at 1:40 pm » Comments Off

A new report shows that spring college enrollment dropped nearly 2% from last year.  Millennials are heading back to work, causing declining revenues in the educational sector.  

By 2025 autonomous cars could eliminate millions of jobs and reshape our economy

May 18th, 2015 at 3:02 pm » Comments Off

Most people, including experts, think that with the large hurdles that exist for widespread adoption, the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades.  This could be a significant underestimation.  

Future jobs: Where are they, and how to get them

May 13th, 2015 at 9:28 pm » Comments Off

The jobs of the future aren’t so easily defined, though the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects health care and construction jobs to grow as baby boomers age in greater numbers and the economic rebound gives people the confidence to build new homes.  

Science says you should spend money on experiences, not things

May 13th, 2015 at 9:16 pm » Comments Off

Money can make you happier, but after you basic needs are met, it really doesn’t make you much more happier.  One of the the biggest questions then is how do we allocate our money, which is (for most of us) a limited resource.  

$1.3 trillion has sneaked out of China over the last 10 years

May 12th, 2015 at 2:00 pm » Comments Off

According to a report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a financial transparency group, between 2003 and 2012, $1.3 trillion slipped out of mainland China—more than any other developing country.  

More than 6,000 stores being closed by major U.S. retailers

May 10th, 2015 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

We are told that the U.S. economy really is improving, so why are U.S. retailers permanently shutting down thousands of stores?  

Growth statistics are being infiltrated by Robots

May 10th, 2015 at 1:29 pm » Comments Off

Think tank Third Way published in early April, research by Henry Siu and Nir Jaimovich that attributes to robots and automation the fact that routinized jobs have all but vanished from the economic recovery.  

B V M – Keys to Funding

May 7th, 2015 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Karl Dakin:  I sat through a number of entrepreneur pitches recently and was frustrated by the fact that none of the pitches addressed any of the keys to funding: Benefits Value Management Without this trifecta, there is no basis for any funding, regardless if the funding is a charitable gift, an impact investment or a […]

Globalization unraveling

May 1st, 2015 at 2:39 pm » Comments Off

Cisco chief executive John Chambers used a portentous phrase while telling analysts in 2013 that they were cutting its three- to five-year revenue growth target because sales in emerging markets were spiraling downward:  “We’re the canary in the coal mine.”   

$91.5 billion will be spent globally on video games this year

April 27th, 2015 at 7:37 pm » Comments Off

A huge amount of money will be spent on video games in 2015.  According to an upcoming report from research firm Newzoo, the global gaming market will reach $91.5 billion this year. NOTE: Those wishing to enter the game development profession can get their start at DaVinci Coders, an 11 week program to learn game dev with C# […]

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