Lou’s Alma College commencement speech

April 22, 2014 by  
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Lou delivered the commencement address to the 2014 graduates of Alma College. The speech focused on the job market the graduates are likely to face over the course of a forty year career. Making the case that the four year degree the graduates have earned is the most reliable path to a good paying career. […]

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Top Mistakes Mompreneurs Make

April 20, 2014 by  
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If you’re reading this blog, chances are you are a work-at-home mom, just like me.  And just like me, because for one reason or another you too decided to take on the roles of both full time mom and entrepreneur or business owner, we tend to find ourselves in very similar circumstances.  So I’d like […]

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Craft of the wrap: Meet the work of Rebecca Goldberg

April 17, 2014 by  
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You are walking down the street wearing a piece of jewelry and someone stops you and asks you …

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Ad of The Week: Oreo – Snack Hacks

April 17, 2014 by  
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What to you get when you combine some of the coolest chefs with media cred, the popular hacking culture and one of the best brands at content marketing? You get the very cool Oreo Snack Hacks videos. Oreo has become…

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Advertising, Research, Marketing & Consulting. Professionals in new & traditional media-including direct mktg, creative, strategic dvlp, corp culture

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The futility of resisting new realities

April 17, 2014 by  
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Policy makers on a bi-partisan basis continue to try to recreate the economy of the past. Lets start with the basic facts from our latest report: The New Path to Prosperity: Lessons for Michigan From Two Decades of Economic Change. The chart below summarizes job growth in America from 1990 – 2011. As you can […]

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15 Tips To Improve Your Retail Business

April 15, 2014 by  
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If you’re a retailer, chances are we’ve played in your pool over the last 50 years. Because retail clients have been a mainstay of Yaffe’s client base since the very beginning. And I’d like to share some of that long…

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Advertising, Research, Marketing & Consulting. Professionals in new & traditional media-including direct mktg, creative, strategic dvlp, corp culture

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College attainment and prosperity

April 14, 2014 by  
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At Michigan Future our goal for the state is high prosperity. A place, once again, with a broad middle class. A status we enjoyed for most of the 20th Century. But now have lost. Prosperity is best measured by per capita income. What we have found is that with the exception of a few states […]

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A pep talk: How to not worry about all the other people doing the exact same thing you want to do

April 14, 2014 by  
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I’ve been checking out lots of websites lately to analyze how and why successful businesses and blogs do what they do. They all seem to have enticing headlines, overflowing email lists, constant connections to Twitter and Instagram, offers and packages out the wazoo. After checking through websites after website, I started to panic a little […]

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Blogging For Your Business – A Blog & Podcast About Blogging

April 10, 2014 by  
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There is probably no better way to create fresh content for your website and generate SEO with good content than by writing a blog. It’s a natural and easy way to provide fresh content on a monthly, weekly or even…

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Advertising, Research, Marketing & Consulting. Professionals in new & traditional media-including direct mktg, creative, strategic dvlp, corp culture

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On the wrong track: Michigan education policy

April 10, 2014 by  
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Two new reports make clear again that Michigan is on the wrong track when it comes  to education policy. Both k-12 and higher education. Given the increased alignment between education attainment and state economic prosperity, getting education policy right should be an economic growth priority. As reported by DBusiness a new study from Demos ranks […]

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