Business Review: Bitty & Beau’s | Wilmington, NC

The hammered-home business objective of a company's managers is to maximize their shareholders' value. Who are those shareholders? Investors, customers, employees. Sure, there are others, but that covers the basics. In the beach(ish)-town of Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau's brings shareholder value in a whole new way for an entire community. In a time when hate and xenophobia are…

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A Better Leader: The 3 Necessary Parts of the Apology

Everyone knows someone who just cannot admit they're wrong. If you're unable to think of someone, it's probably you. I heard a fantastic and incredibly insightful idea: the three hardest words to say are not, "I love you," but "I was wrong." It was worth consideration in length rather than a fleeting "Oh wow, that's deep" thought. What those words…

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Remember Monopoly? The 4 fundamental lessons we forget.

I was originally introduced to the origins of Monopoly as being created to teach families about money management. But after reading an article about its supposed true origins, it seems the sentiment of its creator was that monopolies were bad and everyone should be rewarded by creating wealth, rather than creating monopolies and crushing opponents. According to this article, two…

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Type III Errors: The right answer to the wrong question

Fair warning: I'm going to take a less-than-scientific approach to Type III errors, so if you came here to learn how to avoid or control these types of errors in your experiment or analysis, it's probably best to go back to Google. That being said, I'm still going to define the types of errors: Type I Error: a false positive;…

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Self-Confidence Insurance: Protection for our digital identity

There are plenty of reasons that social media makes us more confident. We bring together so many aspects of our lives to create our digital-selves, how can we not attach ourselves to that person? It's putting your best foot forward. For many though, it's more like the hokey-pokey. Stay with me on this one. You put yourself out there, you…

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Finance Potential for Cameroon

Cameroon's education department can use the returns on government-invested assets to help fund teachers' salaries, increase the number and quality of classrooms, and purchase school supplies and uniforms for students. In order to earn substantial returns, the precision with which these investments are made requires an advanced understanding and application of certain finance concepts. Primarily, the net present value (NPV)…

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Integrated Technology in Cameroon's Education

[slideshare id=78331532&doc=clark-philip-m6-wicked-problem-170728040451] Classrooms in Cameroon are filled with students, as many as 100 in one class in some places, with limited resources to teach the children. This presents a dual problem where students teachers provide less attention to each student who has reduced access to additional books and materials. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) states that…

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Strategy Management for Education in Cameroon

Developing any project requires a strategy, even if it is to have no strategy. The effective choice of strategy is not simply posting alternative options and throwing darts at them. It takes a delicate science to build attractive strategies and a certain art to implement them. If, as Michael Porter advocates, "the essence of strategy…is choosing what not to do",…

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Building on Accounting Standards in Africa

The United States is less than 250 years old and we certainly did not form this country with the know-how of the English colonists alone. In taking on improving today’s third world countries, specifically those in Africa, so many avenues are available that people have taken and are currently pursuing. Some of these include donating clothes, shoes and school supplies.…

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