New Study Uncovers The Powerful New Role Of Media In Children's Lives

By Katie Lepi on November 7, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, Common Sense Media released their findings from a study they conducted on children's media use in America. This was their second survey designed to document the media environments and behaviors of kids ages 8 and under, the first of which was conducted two years ago. While this information would clearly be interesting on its own, we find it to be even more interesting to have the comparison with the data from two years ago.

5 Online Learning Trends Worth Knowing About

By Jeff Dunn on November 6, 2013@edudemic

Online learning is quickly growing and is changing the way most of us think about modern education. Before we dive into the current trends, let's take a step back. What exactly is online learning and why should you care? Basically, it's the implementation of new technology into education so that both teachers and students can interact in a new way. Simple enough, right?

Online learning is useful for K-12 students up to college students. That's primary and secondary school students for some of our international audience. So this new type of digital learning is a fabulous thing. We get it. Technology in the classroom is like the invention of the lightbulb, car, and airplane all rolled into one thing. Got it. It's great.

Nine Steps to Effective Business Problem Solving

Martin Zwilling, Startup Professionals Musings JUL. 19, 2011, 9:30 AM

Creating a startup, or managing any business, is all about problem solving. Some people are good at it and some are not – independent of their IQ or their academic credentials (there may even be an inverse relationship here). Yet I'm convinced that problem solving is a learnable trait, rather than just a birthright.

Entrepreneurs who are great problem solvers within any business are the best prepared to solve their customers' needs effectively as well. In fact, every business is about solutions to customer problems – no problems, no business. Problems are an everyday part of every business and personal environment.

Reason to Use SWOT and PESTLE Analysis

by Neil Kokemuller, Demand Media

SWOT and PESTLE analyses cover a full range of internal and external strategic business considerations.

A main reason companies use both SWOT and PESTLE is because these tools offer broad and effective analyses of key areas of a strategic plan. SWOT is an acronym that stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. PESTLE has wider coverage of business and external issues, including political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors. Small businesses can better compete by using these critical tools to assess opportunities and challenges.

What is Porter's Five Forces?

Michael Porter

The five forces model is an industry and business analysis development strategy. This framework was created by Michael E. Porter, a professor at Harvard Business School in 1979. His method determined that every industry and business is affected by five forces: barriers to entry, supplier power, threat of substitutes, buy power and rivalry. Porter's five forces model attempts to explain the different situations businesses may experience when operating in the economic market place. Each force includes specific elements companies must overcome or prepare for when conducting business operations.

Advantages and disadvantages of internal versus external corporate governance mechanisms

By: Andy Law

Internal corporate governance mechanisms are established to insure the proper actions of management. Because providers of capital do not control the daily operations of the business, so they set up corporate governance mechanisms to insure that management acts in the best interest of the owners. This mechanism is controlled directly by the owners of the firm. It can be applied to monitor corporate risks and assurance corporate controls

Introduction to

These days, green is the new black. Corporations are falling all over themselves to demonstrate to current and potential customers that they are not only ecologically conscious, but also environmentally correct.

Some businesses are genuinely committed to making the world a better, greener place. But for far too many others, environmentalism is little more than a convenient slogan. Buy our products, they say, and you will end global warming, improve air quality, and save the oceans. At best, such statements stretch the truth; at worst, they help conceal corporate behavior that is environmentally harmful by any standard.

An investment strategy that always works

larry-steinBy Larry Stein

We're all looking for an investment strategy that works consistently. Perhaps a valuation technique, a technical strategy, or a way to predict which funds will outperform.

While investors go to great lengths to create such cleverly named strategies as "Japanese cloud" formations and "economic surprise" indicators, no methodology seems to work all the time.

9/11, 10 Years Later: How The Insurance Industry Has Changed


The horrific events of September 11, 2001 fundamentally altered the insurance industry in a multitude of ways. To examine those changes, we asked carrier executives, catastrophe modelers and five top risk managers to explain in their own words how the coverage landscape has been transformed in the wake of the attacks.

Pick n Pay retrenchments a result of 'Walmart invasion'

07 Jul 2011 11:35 Staff Reporter

Cosatu has expressed "shock" at Pick n Pay's announcement that it is contemplating retrenching about 3 137 workers.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday expressed "shock" at Pick n Pay's announcement that it is contemplating retrenching about 3 137 workers.

On Wednesday, Pick n Pay said the retrenchments were in terms of Section 189A and 189 (3) of the Labour Relations Act, "due to operational requirements at the company within the non-management bargaining unit".

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