Author Archives: mtmcgee

Moneyness

When I first ran across the term “moneyness” it was hard not to think of a quasi Rat Pack term I first heard years ago in the movie Swingers, defined by the Urban Dictionary as follows: money: of unusually high quality; very good; … Continue reading

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Zombie is the New Black

You know things are getting strange when the Centers for Disease Control feels the need to issue a statement proclaiming that zombies are, in fact, NOT real. Which is what happened this past June in an e-mail sent to the … Continue reading

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Believe It or Not

Supercool Totally Awesome Fact of the Day: in 2007 parts of a harpoon that dated back to the 1880s were recovered from the body of a bowhead whale, meaning this whale had survived an attack that took place as much as 120 years prior … Continue reading

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Influencing The Influencers

Long gone are the days when media would communicate a brand’s message to consumers. Consumers are now the individuals broadcasting personal or second-hand stories to their social networks and the world. They are a brand’s storytellers and the new brand … Continue reading

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African-American Owned Businesses Grow at Triple the National Rate

The number of businesses owned by African-Americans grew by 60.5 percent, reaching a total of 1.9 million, in the period from 2002 to 2007. This tripled the national rate of 18 percent. In 2007 these businesses took in $137.5 billion … Continue reading

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New Book Display!

Libraries are not made; they grow. Augustine Birrell (1850-1933)   To showcase the books that the Business/SPEA Information Commons adds to its collection every week, we have added a new book display next to the reference desk. In keeping with the wide array … Continue reading

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