Tag Archives: Mississippi Business Journal

(VIDEO) Got a business meeting? Take a walk

April 30, 2013

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Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk. In this Ted Talk, business innovator Nilofer Merchant thinks deeply about the frameworks, strategies […]

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office

April 29, 2013

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Noose hung at Meridian mayoral candidate’s office MERIDIAN — Someone hung a noose with a stuffed animal outside the office a Meridian mayoral candidate. Meridian police say they found a hooded baby blanket with a stuffed dog’s head hanging by a noose Thursday morning. It was outside the insurance office of Percy Bland, a Democratic […]

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(VIDEO) David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

April 29, 2013

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Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. David Pogue is the personal technology columnist for the New York Times and a tech correspondent for CBS News. He’s […]

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HOTTER THAN HADES — Sizzling Event Slated for June 22 in Leland and Tribbett

April 25, 2013

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After an overwhelming successful inaugural event, the 2nd Annual Hotter than Hades Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, June 22, 2013. In addition to the half marathon, a two-team relay for the course of the half marathon is being added to the event to increase participation with the more casual runners. The Hotter than Hades […]

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OUR VIEW: Jeopardizing a visitor industry for little in return

April 25, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal over the years has chronicled the exodus of Mississippi corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups to Alabama’s Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and Florida’s Panhandle for their conventions and trade shows. While we lamented the loss of hospitality dollars to our state, we conceded the lure of the sparkling sand beaches […]

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Wild dogs kill yet another animal at Jackson Zoo … It’s time for Zoo to move.

April 24, 2013

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Jackson Zoo officials are double-checking fencing surrounding the 110-acre facility in the wake of an attack by dogs early Tuesday that resulted in an animal’s death as has been reported in a Clarion-Ledger story. A klipspringer, a small member of the antelope family, was killed by a pack of three feral dogs in its savannah […]

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(VIDEO) Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

April 23, 2013

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As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers […]

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(VIDEO) Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

April 23, 2013

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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? In this Ted Talk, economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t innovate our […]

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What Do William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize and Farmland Have in Common? Auctions

April 22, 2013

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  By Debra Ferguson Last week, I blogged about a farmland auction in the Mississippi Delta. This week, I find myself writing about an auction of a different kind. There is still a connection to the land, just not in the way you might expect. In 1950, when Mississippi author William Faulkner received a call […]

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Moonshine & Mojo Hands: The Mississippi Blues Series

April 18, 2013

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The creators of the award-winning documentaries M For Mississippi and We Juke Up in Here hope to return in 2013 with Moonshine & Mojo Hands, a new weekly web-TV series dedicated to the rude, rowdy – and often ridiculous – world of Mississippi blues. Ride shotgun with hosts Roger Stolle and Jeff Konkel as they […]

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