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TODD SMITH: Ray Rice Crisis Sacks NFL Image, Identity

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: corporate branding, domestic violence, image, NFL, Ray Rice

Wow, what a difference a week makes in the world of corporate branding. In the last Spin Cycle, we discussed some challenges the NFL faces that could tarnish its image – including the simmering Ray Rice crisis. That was before the full version of the Rice elevator assault video surfaced. Now, Roger Goodell and the […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: A novel look at the effects of scarcity on our lives

The word “scarcity” in the context of economics typically calls up thoughts about how to most efficiently allocate scarce resources. Whether we’re talking about companies turning limited inputs into profitable ventures or governments choosing where best to spend tax revenue, economics is a social science dedicated to studying scarcity. Behavioral economics professors Sendhil Mullainathan and […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Harrison uses baseball experience in business

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: Harrison Homes, Tyler Harrison

One of the great joys I have in writing this column is that I get the opportunities to meet a wide variety of leaders. Some have been leading for decades and are in a stage of life where they are mentoring others while others are in the building phase of their career. Having studied the […] [...]

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Is law degree worth the investment?

by Published: September 19,2014

Tags: investment, law degree, loan, Matthew Hall, Ole Miss law school

The average graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) School of Law has a student loan debt of $70,000 to $75,000.  At the height of the recession, some law school grads had trouble landing attorney jobs making enough to pay back the loan. However, the Ole Miss law school has decreased the number of […] [...]

FOR THE RECORD: Court reporters’ transcripts of proceedings invaluable

by Published: September 19,2014

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Court reporters are an important spoke in the wheels of justice. Using a steno machine, voice writer or pen, they write down word for word what is spoken in court proceedings to provide an official record of what occurred and provide verbatim transcripts. “Court reporters are in the courtrooms for criminal and civil proceedings; they […] [...]

Parrott chairing committee

Adams and Reese partner and Banking and Finance Team leader Charles Parrott has been appointed to serve as chairman of the Bank Attorneys’ Committee for the Mississippi Bankers Association, serving a one-year term expiring mid-year in 2015. Parrott has served as the Adams and Reese Banking and Finance Team leader since 2004, and he was […] [...]

Leadership class graduates

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce recently graduated 25 emerging community leaders from its 26th annual Leadership Lafayette Program at a graduation ceremony held at the Oxford Conference Center. The 2014 class includes: Maranda Anderson, FNB Oxford; Steven Ash, Newk’s Eatery; Allissa Barkett, Volt; Angela Barlow Brown, University of Mississippi; Joe Bishop, Oxford Police Department; […] [...]

Kopetz succeeds Brown

Barry E. Kopetz, an experienced Ohio conductor and educator, is the new head of Mississippi State University’s music department. Kopetz formerly was a music professor at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Prior to joining CU in 2001, he served for 10 years as a music professor at the University of Utah […] [...]

Nicole Kemp: National transportation manager for Levi Strauss is a committed GOP supporter

At a dinner Nicole Kemp says one of the great things about her job as National Transportation Manager for Levi Strauss is that she “gets to wear jeans every day.”  Hmm — definitely makes sense if you happen to work for the country’s oldest and largest maker of blue jeans. She manages all of the […] [...]

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