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  • ACA – A Platform for Angel Investment Groups - 8 September 2011
  • Although it is not known for sure who coined the phrase, with some ascribing it to Greek philosopher Plato, it is a universal truth that "necessity is the mother of invention" and difficult situations often inspire innovative solutions. With the job market in the United States showing no convincing evidence of improving, entrepreneurs with vision are taking the initiative to put ideas into action, not only providing an income for themselves and their families, but often generating job opportunities for others. Having an innovative idea is one thing, but getting it going takes capital, and this is where Angel Investors come to the rescue.

  • Institute for Supply Management: Facilitating Supply for Demand - 4 August 2011
  • In a world driven by supply and demand, and where the consumer is king, the system of supply management makes use of the most sophisticated technology at its disposal to ensure that the flow of goods continues uninterrupted. Founded in 1915, the Institute for Supply Management addresses the issue of efficient supply management, which is essential in today's highly competitive markets. Its mission is to encourage the industry to adhere to standards of excellence, making available research resources, promotional activities and ongoing education. As a non-profit association and a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has a network of affiliated associations, both in the United States and internationally, serving more than 40,000 members in over 80 countries.

  • The Kauffman Foundation – Education and Innovation - 28 April 2011
  • Under the banner of "Growing Economies, Expanding Human Welfare", the Kauffman Foundation is devoted to promoting entrepreneurship in all its forms, including educating future generations on the vital role that entrepreneurs play in the economy. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Foundation was established by noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman in the mid-1960s and works nationwide in support of its vision to encourage cooperation between economically independent individuals and the communities they operate in, to their mutual benefit. Methods used to achieve this include four main programs: Advancing Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Education; and Research and Policy.

  • FINRA – Protecting and Educating Investors - 17 June 2010
  • FINRA – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. – is contracted by brokerage firms and trading markets to perform the function of market regulation in the United States, with the aim of maintaining market integrity and protecting investors by means of efficient regulation, ensuring compliance and technology-based services. It is a common misconception that FINRA is a government entity, when in fact it is a private corporation. It is the largest independent regulator for all securities conducting business in the US, with close to 4,700 brokerage firms, approximately 167,000 branch offices and roughly 635,000 registered securities representatives under its wing. Major exchanges contracting FINRA to oversee market regulation include the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market, the Chicago Climate Exchange and the International Securities Exchange.

  • How the Software Guild Can Win the H1 B Visa War - 20 may 2008
  • Do not click away just yet. The H1 B visa issue affects all of us. It is the thin end of a wedge. Seattle, WA is awash with foreign software engineers. Few parts of the nation are without them. It could be blue collar jobs tomorrow. Some argue that the H1 B visa system helps create new jobs. Is this true? Statistics are cold when your job is on the line. It is best to prepare and defend your employment. Use the global free market system to your advantage.

  • Environmental Scanning for Stocks from the Business of Education (Part 1) - 14 February 2008
  • It is worth taking the time to understand the term. Everyone scans the environment, from a hungry eagle to a child pitcher on a playground mound. Some of us do it unconsciously, but spotting the most relevant opportunities and threats needs skill. What better way can there be than practicing with live examples? Please visit our earlier piece on this web site with the title “Perspective Environmental Scanning for Accurate Stock Price Prediction”. This article attempts to illustrate the method of Environmental Scanning through an example from the field of education.

  • Environmental Scanning for Stocks from the Business of Education (Part 2) - 14 February 2008
  • Environmental Scanning for Stocks from the Business of Education (Part 1)

    The Global Opportunity for Education Stocks

    Look around campuses of the best colleges and universities. You are likely to find more ethnic minorities strolling around than on the streets outside. Students from countries such as India and China tend to get good grades. The outsourcing story also points us in the direction of education in emerging countries. There are huge demands to learn spoken English, our working methods, and social habits. The new economies also need scientists and technologists for their growth plans. The net result is an explosion in the demand for quality education.


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