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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

Stacey Childress, Senior Advisor at McKinsey and Company, discusses higher ed

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited…

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0TDE Options Offer Risk Harvesting That Traditional Ones Don’t. It’s Attracting More Traders.

The recent surge in zero days to expiration (0DTE) options, or zero-day options, short-dated contracts allowing traders to position around specific market events, has sparked concerns over potential market volatility. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, these options have gained immense popularity, with their volume on the S&P 500 index now constituting 43%,…

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More Small Businesses are Going Bankrupt With High Interest Rates and a Shrinking Bank Loan Supply

With fluctuating interest rates and economic uncertainty, the challenges facing the banking sector and, by extension, small to medium-sized businesses, are more complex than many might think. Private debt has several implications which offer a sobering look at how interest rate changes impact not just macroeconomic stability but also loan growth and business…

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Understanding the Guaranteed Allure of Whole Life Insurance in a Volatile Financial Era

In a rapidly shifting financial landscape, the allure of guarantees stands out prominently. Amid the volatility of market-driven assets, the unique characteristics of whole life insurance emerge as an intriguing financial tool. Unlike traditional investments, which can swing wildly based on market forces, whole life insurance offers the allure of dividends that, once paid,…

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BlockFi Bankruptcy Continues Crypto Investor Worries

After the FTX collapse, crypto lender BlockFi, followed suit filing for their own bankruptcy, with their largest unsecure creditor being owned $729 million according to Bloomberg. Crypto is currently in a bad spot and many investors are waiting for the next lender to file. However, this does not necessarily mean the crypto market is…

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Gossip About Gossip: How Aberdeen Plans to Tokenize Investment Funds on Hedera

Private equity investments are often regarded as higher risk profiles than any other asset classes. Because of liquidity concerns and higher barriers of entry, everyday individual investors are steered away from alternative asset classes like private equity. That’s where fractionalization of large-scale investments through blockchain and DLT technology provides accessibility and privacy among individual investors….

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Ideal Conditions: Maneuvering focus on IAQ in Wake of the Pandemic

There is no better scenario to accelerate awareness for Indoor Air Quality, than a pandemic marked by the uncontrollable spread of an airborne pathogen. Parties ranging from policymakers to big box retail stores to residential complexes are faced with the growing concern of IAQ, specifically on how to maneuver their focus on this pressing…

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Continuous Improvement in Threat Assessment Practices
May 28, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies, Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with Dr. Marisa Randazzo to discuss the importance of continuous improvement in threat assessment practices.  Dr. Randazzo shares her extensive experience in threat assessment, emphasizing the importance of quality training and to regularly evaluate and enhance their threat assessment…

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Merging traditional craftsmanship with modern entrepreneurship
Culture and Craftsmanship with Sabah Founder Mickey Ashmore
May 28, 2024

In an age where mass production dominates, the art of craftsmanship and its profound impact on culture and community is increasingly rare. This rarity has brought craftsmanship into the spotlight, as consumers and creators alike seek authenticity in a digital world. At the heart of this movement is Sabah, a brand that has successfully…

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Comprehensive Tech Solutions Drive Efficiency in Dredge Logistics
May 28, 2024

The latest episode of Hammer Down, hosted by Mike Bush, dives deep into the complexities of dredge logistics with Toni Careccio, the Chief Customer Officer at PortPro. This discussion couldn’t be more timely in a world where supply chain efficiency is paramount. With many dredge companies still relying on outdated methods such as paper…

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Futurist Prediction for Healthcare…The Rise of the Bionic Doctor!
May 28, 2024

The concept of the bionic doctor is gaining momentum in the world of healthcare, reflecting a significant shift towards integrating advanced technology with traditional medical practices. This evolution marks a critical point in medical history on the cusp of a transformative era where technology enhances human capabilities, making healthcare more precise, personalized, and effective….

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Assessing the Value of Early-Stage PE Investments
October 20, 2021

Valuing venture or early-stage private equity investments can be tricky since they don’t typically have revenues or cash flow yet. As such, applying traditional valuation methodologies like considering discounted cash flow (DCF) may not be appropriate for new technologies and early-stage investments. On this episode of E2B: Energy to Business, an Opportune podcast, Voice…

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Decision Makers Are Re-Evaluating Marketing Investments
September 2, 2021

Over the past year decision makers have been asking how they can effectively measure the business value of their marketing investments, specifically around measuring ROI for their campaigns? What does success look like? Peter Mahoney, CEO of Plannuh, joins us this afternoon to give us his perspective on how emerging digital marketing channels challenge traditional…

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Why Early Learners Need Community Investment To Succeed
May 7, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demographics in Pre-K and Kindergarten are shifting. This is leaving an enrollment bubble as students head back to class in Fall 2021. A strain will be placed on the educators and the community. Some services will also be needed in order to support students, including community investment. On this episode…

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Breaking the Stigma of Athletes Mishandling Money
April 27, 2021

The fans remember the highlights but the franchises remember the technology, data, and inventions that powered their season. Host Tyler Kern sits down with the innovators, leaders and founders that are taking sports into the future.   Professional athletes and entertainers receive large paydays during their careers. However, many lack the knowledge or have the right people…

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CineCast: Advice for Young Software Companies
November 20, 2019

Taking Cinedeck from the hardware world to the software world impacted leaders’ outlook on the company business model and shaped the company in an unexpected way, COO Jane Sung [contributor page] said in this third of a three-part conversation on CineCast, a Cinedeck podcast. “When we first launched the software, we launched with our same…

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CineCast: How a Brand New Startup Can Act Like an Established Company
November 18, 2019

Cinedeck COO Jane Sung says there were huge barriers when it came to entering the software technology market with cineXtools. “Especially when you’re bootstrapping that new product,” Sung said in this second of three-part discussion on CineCast, a Cinedeck podcast. “Basically it felt like we were starting as a brand new startup.” Like a startup,…

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CineCast: How Cinedeck Transitioned From a Hardware to a Software Solutions Provider
November 15, 2019

From its inception, Cinedeck has worked tirelessly to bring innovative video recording and editing tools to the market, but that was no easy feat persuading the industry their solution was feasible. On this first of three-part conversation on CineCast, a Cinedeck podcast, COO Jane Sung takes us behind the curtain to reveal the challenges they…

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