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Popularity vs. Courage.

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Dr. Patricia Arredondo, President of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus, discusses making popular versus courageous decisions in leadership roles. Courageous decisions may not be popular, but they should represent what is best for the entire organization whether that be a dismissal of an employee or tougher performance plans and/or goals. Decisions need to be made in the best interest of keeping the organization smart and healthy.

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Global Solutions, Markets and Sourcing.

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Crowdfunding sites, places where people can donate money to fund projects, are becoming increasingly popular for sourcing entrepreneurial¬†ventures. As its name suggests, it is a funding method where common people, henceforth the crowd, fund other people’s personal or business projects with their own money.

Dr. Satish Nambisan, Lubar School of Business Professor at UW-Milwaukee, discusses crowdfunding and the liberating affects of globalization on entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are no longer developing products for a local market nor funding those products locally.

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International Green Economy Forum

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Dr. Sammis White, Interim Dean & Director of Workforce Development at UW-Milwaukee, discusses his recent trip to the International Green Economy Forum in China. The Forum specifically focused on bringing the issues of global resource consumption and resource productivity, of which climate change is an important aspect, higher on the agenda of policymakers and business. Scarcity and security of supply and price risks of certain resources, pollution and energy use over the lifecycle of certain resources, and social impacts, in particular in developing countries, we topics discussed.

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