Archive for March 2017

What is a Social Entrepreneur?

Social entrepreneurs use new approaches within the business world to help solve social problems. The term was first coined in 1980,1 but has entered the mainstream recently as the millennial generation permeates the business world. A recent survey found that around half of today’s Wharton Business School graduates who go on to start their own…

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The Science Behind Decision Making

In the 1940s, 90 percent of the stock market was owned by individual household investors. Today, with the widespread use of investment banking and mutual fund investing, individuals are responsible for trading only 20 percent of U.S. corporate equity.1 Do we no longer trust ourselves with investment decisions? You might think that, with so much…

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What Corporate Citizenship Looks Like Today

The concept of corporate citizenship originally evolved from a responsibility to shareholders for directing the legal, ethical and economic goals of a company. Today, however, there are other factors that help shape a company’s culture and performance. Now that the unemployment rate is lower, the job market is heating up and employers must compete for…

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Investment Trends for 2017

 There are plenty of changes on tap for the 2017 investment horizon, not the least of which is a new business and investment-minded president in office. In its investment outlook for 2017, J.P. Morgan reports that the slow economic growth trend of the last eight years could get a turbo charge by President Trump’s plans…

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