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  • 3 Effective Ways to Boost Company Morale
    (Inc., 02/09/2016)

    You've heard it before: A leader is only as good as his team. Your employees are the lifeblood of your organization--from the front-line staff interfacing with your customers and keeping them happy, to your sales development representatives who are warming up leads to the point of sales-readiness to ensure that they're at just the right point in the buying cycle when they're passed on to sales, and even your design and development teams who celebrate usability breakthroughs and bug fixes like they've just won the $1.5 million Powerball jackpot.

  • Is Mexico's Soda Tax Working?
    (The Christian Science Monitor, 02/08/2016)

    Mexico has the world's highest rate of adults diagnosed as overweight or obese. But a tax on soda that was passed in 2014 may help curb this issue.

  • Help wanted. But first, step up to the camera
    (Des Moines Register, 02/07/2016)

    To many, the hundreds of tablet, smartphone and webcam videos flooding into Businessolver each month might seem like reality TV audition tapes.

  • Surprising Ways Youre Sabotaging Your Career, According to Science
    (LearnVest, 02/04/2016)

    You know that bad-mouthing your boss is a surefire way to put your job in jeopardy. Same goes for missing deadlines or blowing off a meeting with a key client. But fascinating new research has also pinpointed counterintuitive ways you could be inadvertently sabotaging your own success.

  • Politics and Economies
    (BYUradio, 01/27/2016)

    Tippie College of Business Professor Art DurnevWhile elections are the landmark for a free democracy, research shows that they are also the signal for stock market losses. According to researched, co-authored by our guest today, Dr. Artem Durnev, associate professor of finance in the Tippie College of Business, countries with national elections have increased volatility because businesses are weary of political uncertainty. Dr. Durnev tells us more about his research and the uncertainty of politics affects a country's economy.

  • Team Leaders Should Play Favorites (but Only in Moderation)
    (Harvard Business Review, 01/13/2016)

    Tippie College of Business Assistant Professor Ning LiIt’s no secret that many leaders have favorites within their teams: people they share more information with, trust more, and rely on more to complete important tasks. After all, team leaders are human beings, so it’s natural for them to gravitate toward certain people based on things like interpersonal compatibility and demonstrated performance abilities. However, we bet that if you asked most team leaders whether they have “pets” in their teams, the answer would probably be “Of course not!” No one likes to think they would put the interests of one (or a few) team members above the rest.

  • OPN to Open Iowa City Office
    (Business Record, 12/16/2015)

    Tippie College of BusinessOPN Architects Inc. plans to open an office in Iowa City mid-2016, marking its second expansion in two years. OPN opened its first office in Marion in 1979. The architecture firm moved to Cedar Rapids in the 1980s, opened an office in Des Moines in 2003 and in 2014 moved to Madison, Wis. The Iowa City office will be led by Justin Bishop (MBA '15), an Iowa State University graduate who has been with the firm for 11 years and recently was named an associate principal.

  • Stopping Slurping
    (The Economist, 11/28/2015)

    Around the world, governments and beverage makers are locked in battle over taxes on sugary drinks. Hungary has been taxing them since 2011. In 2012 the French government introduced a tax on all drinks with added sugar or artificial sweetener, now €0.075 ($0.08) a litre. The Mexican government followed suit last year, with a tax of 1 peso ($0.06) a litre on all sugary drinks. Chile and the city of Berkeley, California introduced similar measures in January; Barbados followed suit in June and Dominica in September.

  • UI Students Seek Global Perspective in India
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 11/26/2015)

    Organizers of an upcoming University of Iowa trip to a hospital in southern India say they hope to boost students' global perspectives and insight into using telemedicine.

  • UI Offers Study Abroad Scholarship to Every Undergrad from Iowa
    (The Gazette, 11/25/2015)

    The University of Iowa pitches the study abroad experience as one that can enrich the student experience, broaden career aspirations, and provide skills for living and working in other cultures, making sure to stress that this is becoming increasingly valuable in today’s global workforce.

  • Dissecting the Financial Crisis - 7 Questions with the Fed
    (The Des Moines Register, 11/24/2015)

    Few people are better versed on the ingredients that create financial crises than James McAndrews (PhD '88), the executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.