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Seeing in the dark: a key to growing your business

As a boy I became afraid of the dark. My fear arose because our toilet was a few steps from the main house and a few times while in there the lights went out leaving me in the dark and literally unable to find my way back home. My Grandfather on learning of my plight gave me this advice, “Just stay still, wait awhile, and you’ll soon be able to see in the dark. I trusted him, did what he said, and overcame my fear.…

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Added by Ian Berry on February 24, 2015 at 8:23pm — No Comments

2015 ITB Travel Exhibition - Berlin, Germany! Open Invitation for Partnerships

Greetings Everyone!

All of us at GER to GER Mongolia would like to extend our kindest "Hello!" to you and your organizations. This 2015, we are greatly looking forward to establishing new friendships, networking opportunities and…

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Added by Zanjan Fromer on February 24, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Hosts Free “Heads Up!” Online Event: February 24, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24, Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting “Heads Up!,” a digital discussion with Mr. Alden Zeitz of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. The free forum…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on February 23, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

The Monetary System: In Fiat We Trust

In December 2014 the US Federal Reserve called for a higher core-capital requirement pertaining to the big banks, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. included. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is geared to raise the capital requirement mainly in response to the appreciated US dollar. This action has brought about a substantial amount of opposition from the banks, who are in current talks with the Fed to mitigate requirement increase repercussions for short term funding.…

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Added by Astrid F. Kowlessar on February 22, 2015 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Names Donald Smith as New Director of Electrical Engineering Technology and Power Utility Technician Programs

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Donald Smith as new program director of both Electrical Engineering Technology and Power Utility Technician programs. In this…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on February 20, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Charting Your Corporate Volunteerism Roadmap

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Added by Ryan Scott on February 16, 2015 at 1:49am — No Comments

Diamonds on a ring of gold

Undertake any level of investigation into the ethics behind the jewellery industry and you will find that brands, even the big ones, seem quite vague about the sourcing of their products. This does not mean that they are sourcing 'unethically', it simply means that provenance information, and assurance of traceability, cannot be provided because the supply chain is so complex and fragmented. Read more:…

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Added by Jennifer Crago on February 14, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Names Patrick Longstreth as the School’s New Academic Dean

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Patrick Longstreth as the school’s new academic dean. Longstreth is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on February 9, 2015 at 1:12pm — No Comments

New Sustain:Green MasterCard For Sustainable Living and Carbon Reduction

Issued by Commerce Bank, Sustain:Green biodegradable credit card offsets at least 2 pounds of carbon (CO2) for each dollar spent on net purchases, and 5,000 pounds upon first use…

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Added by Arthur Newman on February 5, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Central Banks: A Question of Governance

Fiscal year 2015 is upon us, and is fast becoming the year of historic monetary policy changes in light of an appreciating US currency and, in turn, a blanket decrease in European and Asian economic growth.  Since late 2014 and in full swing 2015, the Danish central bank, the Swiss National Bank, and  the Bank of Russia cut key interest rates, with probable Turkish Central Bank short term rate cuts to follow. The Bank of China has recently reduced its requirement ratio as well to…

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Added by Astrid F. Kowlessar on February 5, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Morning Cup of Inspiration: Why to Love Your Employees

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Added by Ryan Scott on February 4, 2015 at 1:12am — No Comments

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