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Creativity Doesn’t Need a Muse it Needs a Drill Sargeant!!!

December 8, 2011

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Have you ever tried to be creative on demand? Have you ever been around one of those artistic types who claimed to have an inability to create unless they’re “inspired” to do so? The relationship between artist and muse has been around for many years. In Greek Mythology the Muses were goddesses that inspired creativity in the field of art […]

The Penn State Scandal: Is It Over Yet?

November 25, 2011

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I like the idea of  having access to a wide range of news sources. Before there was 24-hour, cable network news, you had the evening news. If you missed that broadcast you were presented with one of two options:  Ask someone about what you missed;  Wait for tomorrow’s broadcast. For the most part, there was simply no news-on-demand options. Whether it’s  radio, television, newspaper, […]

Why is Facebook More Popular than Twitter?

November 15, 2011

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I opened my first Twitter account in 2008, two years after the company was founded. During the three years I’ve had this account I averaged one tweet per year! That’s just sad. Needless to say, I’ve already beaten that dismal record after enrolling in W315, Writing for the Web.  Either way when it comes to both Twitter and Facebook I […]

Want to Work at Facebook?

October 25, 2011

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In Indiana the unemployment rate hovers around 8.7 %, slightly less than the national average. With this statistic in mind it’s not too early to start thinking about employment opportunities prior to graduation. Would you like to work at Apple? What about Google? What if it wasn’t necessary to be tech superstar? MastersDegree.net   compiled a list […]

A College Degree or $100K. Which Would You Choose?

October 25, 2011

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Billionaire investor, Peter Thiel, issued a press release May 25, 2011, announcing the introduction of the Thiel Fellows. What  made this event news-worthy? Well, it probably had something to do with the participants receiving $100, 000 to start their own businesses if they agree to drop out of college for at least two years. (http://www.thielfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26). “The Fellows […]

The One-Percenters: Maligned or Misunderstood?

October 24, 2011

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By now you’re probably aware of the public’s discontent with the Wall Street Executives as indicated by the ongoing media coverage of the”Occupy Wall Street” protests. With each passing day the movement seems to be gaining in momentum. Its core message, which initially was loosely defined, seems to be evolving, ever so slowly.  Of course I […]

Effective Use of Social Media

October 11, 2011

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Am I gullible? It depends on who you ask. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but to be drawn to a potentially inflammatory article claiming how “Social Media is a Waste of Time.” Granted, the primary audience for this article may have been small business owners, however, the  information listed can be applicable to anyone. Social Media is the latest […]