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2014-07-15 12:25:52

Study demystifies effectiveness of smartphone ads; offers marketers tips NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brands spent $8.4 billion on mobile advertising in 2013, and that number is expected to quadruple to $36 billion by 2017, according to eMarketer. But do mobile display ads -- those tiny banner ads that pop up in your smartphone's web browser -- actually work? Researchers at Columbia Business School have found that, despite their size, mobile ads can have a big effect on consumers...

Many Agressive Co-Workers May Not Even Know They Are Jerks
2014-06-30 14:13:03

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Columbia Business School suggests that people who are aggressive at work probably don’t realize they are being too pushy and assertive. “Finding the middle ground between being pushy and being a pushover is a basic challenge in social life and the workplace. We’ve now found that the challenge is compounded by the fact that people often don’t know how others see their assertiveness. In the...

2014-06-30 12:26:56

Columbia Business School research highlights the disconnect between peoples' own views and their counterparts' views of their assertiveness--and the impact it can have on negotiations NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jill Abramson was recently ousted from her position as the executive editor of the New York Times for being, among other things, too "pushy." But did Abramson-- who has also been described by the media as "polarizing" and "brusque"-- know during the course of her tenure...

2014-06-30 12:26:53

Columbia Business School study says analysts' concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Widespread finger-pointing in the fallout from the 2008-2009 financial crisis is only exacerbated by the continuing legal battles between the big banks and SEC. Fair value accounting (FVA) is often cast as the culprit for accelerating the economic downturn, but a new study from Columbia Business School, published in the...

2014-05-28 08:26:52

Columbia Business School Professor Says $850 Billion Norwegian Government Pension Fund Would Benefit From Taking on More Risk NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new in-depth review of the world's commonly accepted top sovereign wealth fund is being told to take a page out of the Canadian playbook. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120905/NY68578LOGO The study, commissioned by Norway's Ministry of Finance, "Review of the Active Management of the Norwegian Government...

2014-05-13 16:26:25

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National WWII Museum today announced that Henry Swieca, a New York-based investor, philanthropist and founder of Talpion Fund Management, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of The National WWII Museum. The board is responsible for overseeing the Museum's operations, leadership and strategic planning. The National WWII Museum's is in the midst of a $325 million expansion campaign, scheduled for completion in 2016, which will...

Experienced Nurses Are Most Cost-effective
2014-04-14 15:20:58

Columbia University Medical Center Four-year study of VA hospitals also finds experienced nurses are most cost-effective When it comes to the cost and quality of hospital care, nurse tenure and teamwork matters. Patients get the best care when they are treated in units that are staffed by nurses who have extensive experience in their current job, according to a study from researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia Business School. The study was published in the...

2014-04-08 23:03:52

Saint Barnabas Medical Center is pleased to announce the largest single gift in its history and one of the largest gifts ever to a New Jersey hospital. The Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation has pledged $25 million toward the Saint Barnabas Medical Center West Wing Initiative. Livingston, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Saint Barnabas Medical Center is pleased to announce the largest single gift in its history and one of the largest gifts ever to a New Jersey hospital. The Leon and Toby...

2014-03-31 08:26:20

Columbia Business School Professor Reviews Data of Nearly 800k MLB Pitches and Finds 'Star-Struck' Umpires Show Bias in Favor of All-Star Pitchers NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a historic year for Major League Baseball (MLB) as the organization introduces its expanded use of instant replay, allowing umpires to review home run calls, forced plays, foul balls and more. But the one decision still left fully in the hands of umpires is the calling of the strike zone. Should the...

2014-03-18 23:33:23

GLeaM, brainchild of Dr. Sheena Iyengar, is revolutionizing leadership education by using new web, mobile, and cloud technology developed by RI enterprise software development company eSavV Technologies. Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Global Leadership Matrix (GLeaM) Program is the latest innovative initiative by Columbia Business School that is transforming the way leaders are educated about themselves and their organizations. Launched with the mission of delivering leadership...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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