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Team Playing: Business and Sports

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Through wins and losses, make sure your team remains a team If you watched the top-ranked tennis players playing doubles at the Citi Open in Washington, DC, earlier this month, you may have noticed something wonderful. After every point, no matter if the player partners had just won or lost the point, the teammates would […]

Cool Biz: Escape Room Games

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The thriving business of “live adventures:” Since the invention of the world’s first interactive video game Spacewar! in 1961, computers gradually – and then rampantly – began taking over our lives. Now we perfunctorily carry small computers with us everywhere. So the phenomenon of “escape room games” is actually pretty refreshing. An escape room game […]

Matchmaker: Small Banks, Small Biz

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When big banks say, “No,” to loans, community banks may have different answers Banks just aren’t lending like they used to. As the consumer economy recovers, small business owners are asking for loans again so they can grow their businesses but big banks are failing to meet this demand. Just 1.4% of US banks are […]

Memorial Day Mindfulness

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Have fun this holiday but also remind yourself what Memorial Day really means It depends on whom you ask, but for many Americans, Memorial Day has become a much-anticipated long weekend when they can relax, eat hotdogs and go to the beach. According to Google, the top search queries on Memorial Day last year were […]

Social Media & the Middle Class

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Can social media help rebuild the middle class? When people are together in a social context, many are on their smart phones socializing with someone who isn’t actually there. This, many believe, is the downside of social media. On the other hand, in the US, the middle class has been declining since the 1970’s due […]