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Tech drives nails into coffins of Europe’s weak economies
Nov. 30 2012 | The Globe and Mail | by ERIC REGULY.

Technology is having a devastating effect on employment, which in itself is not new. What is new is that the job destruction everywhere among low-skilled workers seems on the verge of being repeated among white-collar jobs. That is the theory of Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, digital economy specialists at MIT and authors of Race Against the Machine, a book about the digital revolution and how it is reshaping employment and entire economies.

Technology has been displacing jobs since the Industrial Revolution, but the lost jobs were more or less replaced with new jobs
Eric_Reguly  Europe  EU  debt  Erik_Brynjolfsson  technological_change  Andrew_McAfee  digital_economy  MIT  Greece  technology  job_destruction  job_displacement  automation  white-collar  low-skilled  weak_economy  digital_revolution 
december 2012 by jerryking
Oakland Seeks a Lift From Pop-Up Stores - WSJ.com
JANUARY 12, 2012 | WSJ | By LAUREN RUDSER.

Pop-up stores aren't a new phenomenon—often they are seasonal, setting up for holidays like Halloween or Christmas. Restaurants also occasionally pop up for a night or two to test a new menu or location. Such stores have become more prevalent nationwide with the increasing number of storefronts left vacant amid a weak economy, says Jesse Tron, a spokesman with the International Council of Shopping Centers.

What makes popuphood different is the number of stores opening simultaneously, and the goal of going from pop-up to permanent.
pop-ups  economic_development  urban  cities  weak_economy  shopping_malls  store_openings  testing  holidays 
january 2012 by jerryking
DeForest B. Soaries Jr.: Black Churches and the Prosperity Gospel - WSJ.com
OCT. 1, 2010 |WSJ| by DEFOREST B. SOARIES JR. Traditionally,
black churches emphasized spiritual renewal, social justice, educational
uplift, community improvement & civic engagement in addition to
individual achievement. That the church was the locus for community
& personal advancement made it a powerful force for hope &
survival. Leaders like the late Dr. Samuel Proctor, pastor of the
Abyssinian Baptist Church, emphasized religious & secular education
as keys to economic progress. Proctor & others like him produced
strong institutions, not just a few fabulously wealthy individuals.
Given today's weak economy, the prosperity movement might consider
focusing on financial literacy, personal discipline & saving for the
long term, rather than emphasizing supernatural possibilities.
Depending on miracles as a financial strategy is a dangerous way to
live. Churches can be effective in teaching people how to convert from a
culture of borrowing & spending to a culture of saving &
investing.
African-Americans  churches  leadership  institutions  savings  financial_literacy  pastors  self-discipline  investing  weak_economy  prosperity_gospel 
october 2010 by jerryking
How to Build a Strong Brand in a Weak Economy
February 17, 2009 | ezine articles | by Rachel Y. Daniel is
the CEO of Synergy Marketing Strategy & Research, Inc.
Here are a few inexpensive, yet powerful, methods to produce significant
rewards:
1) Social networking media. 2) Corporate Social Responsibility
Initiatives. 3) Consumer Advisory Boards. Here are three critical
actions to establishing a strong brand in a weak economy: 1) Exude
Integrity. 2) Showcase Organizational Capabilities. 3) Emanate Goodwill.
branding  economic_downturn  integrity  inexpensive  organizational_capacity  goodwill  CSR  social_media  brands  weak_economy 
june 2010 by jerryking
Family Charities Get Focused - WSJ.com
DECEMBER 11, 2008| Wall Street Journal | by SHELLY BANJO and
KRISTEN MCNAMARA

As wealthy rethink their giving in a weak economy, a growing number of
families are using mission statements to target causes most important to
them.
family  charities  mission_statements  Shelly_Banjo  weak_economy 
january 2009 by jerryking

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