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Chamber’s Annual D.C. Fly-in Returns in September

One of the Indiana Chamber’s annual marquee policy events – the D.C. Fly-in on September 26-27 – is less than 80 days away. The gathering traditionally draws 100 business and community leaders from throughout the state. “It’s the perfect opportunity to influence Hoosier decision-makers on the issues before Congress that are most important to their company,” says Greg Ellis, [...]

2018-07-16T17:46:46+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

Science Says: Read More Books

I hated reading when I was small. I even distinctly remember the reading contest we had at school and my plan was to game the system by reading very short books that were, on second thought, probably board books from my babyhood. Yeah … I didn’t get away with that. My parents forced me to start reading actual books and [...]

2018-07-13T09:54:01+00:00 July 13th, 2018|

BizVoiceExtra: Small Indiana Town Helps Villagers Thousands of Miles Away

Toward the end of my telephone interview with Bob Gabrielse for an article in the July-August issue of BizVoice magazine, he politely asked if he could quickly take another call, apologizing for the interruption. A trucking company was on the other end of the line, hoping to deliver 200 parts about an hour later. The vehicle wasn’t heading to [...]

2018-07-12T16:29:33+00:00 July 12th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Downtown is the Place to Be

Summarizing some recent tech/innovation stories: According to Brookings Institution research, downtown universities (compared to their peers) produce 80% more licensing deals, disclose 123% more inventions, receive 222% more income from licensing agreements and create 71% more start-ups. Hidden in Plain Sight: The Oversized Impact of Downtown Universities identifies the following as the top 10 downtown research universities: Rochester University, MIT, [...]

2018-07-12T10:14:15+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

BizVoiceExtra: All Sides of the Law

Bill Barrett heads the litigation group at the Williams Barrett & Wilkowski law firm in Greenwood. He says his background after graduating from Indiana University Law School (Bloomington) is invaluable in his current role. Barrett was a clerk for both the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Indiana Tax Court. He followed that by becoming a prosecutor in Johnson County [...]

2018-07-12T10:15:42+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Cost of Living – RPP Style

It’s no secret: It costs more to live in the big cities on both U.S. coasts. But it’s good to take a look at the numbers that actually back that up. In this case, that’s RPP – or regional price parity.The index sets the national average cost of goods and services at 100. An RPP of 122 in the New [...]

2018-07-12T10:18:03+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Where the Students Are Studying

Europe was the leading destination for U.S. students studying aboard in 2017. Oxford and Cambridge helped propel the United Kingdom to the top of the list, with a favorable climate and rich culture lifting Italy to second place. The top 10, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2017 Open Doors report: United Kingdom: 39,140 students Italy: 34,894 Spain: 29,975 [...]

2018-07-12T10:25:38+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Research: Debriefing Pays Off for Teams

Teams take many forms in today’s workplace. No matter the size or location of work groups, however, those that debrief have significantly higher performance levels, according to researchers at Rice University. “Team Development: The Power of Debriefing,” which appeared in the spring edition of the journal People and Strategy, focuses on how debriefing can impact teamwork activities. The study found [...]

2018-07-12T10:28:14+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Going for the Balanced Approach

Work-life balance is realized by some after years of effort, while the concept remains elusive to others. But what about recent college graduates? Here is some guidance from Purdue University’s Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management in the Krannert School of Management and research director at the Butler Center of Leadership Excellence. Schedule fun (and healthy) [...]

2018-07-12T10:29:04+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|