Tag Archives: Mississippi Business Journal

(VIDEO) Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

May 9, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Angela Lee Duckworth talks about leaving her high-flying job in consulting to take a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as […]

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(VIDEO) New Delta State president Bill LaForge has prolific agenda

May 7, 2013

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New Delta State president Bill LaForge says his first three weeks on the job at the Cleveland school have been like “drinking out of a fire hose.” The Cleveland native and DSU graduate has taken part in student forums, faculty forums as well as meeting with the Institutions of Higher Learning in Jackson. “It has […]

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(VIDEO) Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market

May 7, 2013

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Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time. In this Ted Talk, Wingham […]

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Neel-Schaffer ranks 197 on ENR Top 500 design firms

May 6, 2013

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Neel-Schaffer, Inc, a consulting engineering and planning company, earned the ranking of 197 in the 2013 Top 500 Design Firms in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). “As we celebrate our 30th year of operation, our employees’ commitment to client service continues to be the driving force of the ranking of Neel-Schaffer,” Hibbett Neel, President, […]

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(VIDEO) Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool

May 6, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Timothy Bartik makes the macro-economic case for preschool education — and explains why you should be happy to invest in it, even if you don’t have kids that age (or kids at all). The economic benefits of well-educated kids, it turns out, go well beyond the altruistic. The author of “Investing […]

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Mississippi ranked 5th-best state for retirement

May 6, 2013

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Mississippi is the 5th-best state for retirement, according to new research that Bankrate.com released today. The analysis included cost of living, taxes, healthcare, crime and climate. According to the website, Mississippi is a great place to retire … The Magnolia State is not just one of the warmest in the U.S., it also has relatively […]

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Cashmans sell The Vicksburg Post after 130 years

May 3, 2013

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According to the The Vicksburg Post website, it has been sold to another newspaper company, Boone Newspapers, ending 130 years of ownership and operation by the Cashman family of Vicksburg. The sale, which was completed Thursday, came after “a lot of study, prayer and thought,” said Louis P. “Pat” Cashman III, the great-grandson of John […]

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St. Andrew’s ranked the 18th best private school in America; only Mississippi school to make the list

May 3, 2013

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School of Ridgeland has been ranked as the 18th best private day school in America by Thebestschools.org. It is the only school in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas or Louisiana to make the list. Thebestschools.org also has a Top 50 public schools list. However, no Mississippi school made that list. Below is a […]

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Daily Beast’s Siegel needs a glass of sweet tea after profanity-laced rant against the South

April 30, 2013

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In a story on the website Daily Beast, writer Lee Siegel goes off on a profanity-laced rampage, saying Southern states are holding America back … Let’s face it — on nearly every important issue, from gun control to immigration to gay marriage, red states are holding America back. Hundreds of thousands of petitioners from a […]

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Tate Reeves leads poll of potential candidates for governor in 2015

April 30, 2013

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In a reader poll of the Mississippi Business Journal, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves leads Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and Gov. Phil Bryant of potential candidates for the seat of governor in the 2015 election. » See poll here …

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