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Tokyo
December 03, 2019 - 12:56:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

“...if I had to eat one city’s food for the rest of my life, every day. It would have to be Tokyo, and I think the majority of chefs you ask that question would answer the same way.” - Anthony Bourdain


Based on 2018 international arrivals data, Tokyo [Japan] ranks 17th on the 'Top 100 City Destinations' reported by Euromonitor. Osaka (#28), Kyoto (#67), Chiba (#86), and Fukuoka (#93) also fared well this year. 


According to Euromonitor, "Tokyo has benefited from several years of record-breaking inbound arrivals to Japan." With the 2020 Olympic Games next year, Tokyo is poised...

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4IR Special Report
November 07, 2019 - 1:51:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Last month, Fitch Solutions released a special report that looks at the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the rising adoption of AgTech, connected cars, and digital health.


According to the new edition, “4IR is primarily defined as the blurring of physical, digital and biological worlds framed by disruptive technologies.”


“…[4IR] means that every company becomes a tech company, and that every product becomes a service.”


The acceleration in adoption of 4IR, decidedly lead by the US and China, is still early stage—particularly in AgTech. According to various sources...

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The Blended Digital Professional
October 22, 2019 - 1:13:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

“Today, many workers across multiple professions perform calculations far more complex, and millions of people understand and manipulate data using tools and techniques that would confound even the most skillful of 19th century experts…The advanced skills of the past become the foundational skills of the future.”


Burning Glass Technologies was hired by the Business-Higher Education Forum to examine the job market. Pouring over 150 million unique U.S. job postings (from 2017) and roughly 56 million resumes, Burning Glass identified skills that create mobility for employees; “People...

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Financial Freedom
October 18, 2019 - 1:35:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

"Financial Freedom is about a lot more than money, it's about living a richer life." - David Bach, NY Times-bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire


One of the newest editions to our New Popular Business Books is Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need.


Dubbed "The Millennial Millionaire" by CNBC, author Grant Sabatier went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing. After reaching financial independence at the age of 30, Grant founded MillennialMoney.com, where he writes about making and...

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MSU Author Spotlight: John Hollenbeck
October 17, 2019 - 3:53:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

“At its core, social exchange theory is a theory of motivation that relies on non-monetary reinforcement principles among dyadic pairs of individuals seeking need fulfillment tied to their own rational self-interests (Homans, 1961).”


In a workplace, individuals have needs related to autonomy, competence, and relatedness…


According to MSU author John Hollenbeck, “It seems highly plausible that both leaders and team members serve as alternative reciprocation partners for need fulfillment in interdependent team contexts (273).” In a sample of surveys from 439 employees on 61...

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MSU Map Library Features Exhibit of Michigan Green Book Locations
October 16, 2019 - 9:53:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases
Collage of items in new exhibit of Michigan Green Book Locations

Chances are you’ve seen or at least heard about the recent movie Green Book, which drew attention to a series of travel guides published between 1936 and 1966. These guides listed businesses where African Americans would be welcomed and where they could avoid various kinds of mistreatment and humiliation. A new exhibit at MSU Libraries digs a little deeper into that history and offers visitors an opportunity to see a map of all 86 Detroit locations and five Lansing locations listed in nine editions of “The Negro Motorist Green Book.” The exhibit also...

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MSU Data Librarian Scout Calvert Named Visiting Program Officer by the Association of Research...
October 11, 2019 - 10:39:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases

MSU Data Librarian Scout Calvert was appointed as a visiting program officer by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). In this role, she will work with a team from ARL, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE in a strategic partnership to better understand how research libraries – as collaborative partners in the research and learning enterprise – can best advance research and learning during these times of significant changes in the production, dissemination, and reuse of digital content. 


According to ARL leaders, the three partners are focused on...

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New Kiosk at MSU Libraries Encourages Readers to be Writers
October 07, 2019 - 10:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases
Three students enjoy the MSU Library's new Short Edition Kiosk

A sweet new kiosk at the MSU Main Library dispenses stories like candy from a vending machine. Located on the main floor near the south (Red Cedar) entrance, the dispenser offers a new reading option for MSU Library users and serves as a new publishing venue for students, faculty, and staff. The kiosk provides free on-demand printing of short prose and poetry, offering users a choice of one-minute, three-minute, or five-minute stories printed on paper a bit wider than a typical receipt. Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem said the kiosk opens up new opportunities for the MSU Libraries to...

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Bizmining for Business
October 03, 2019 - 1:27:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Looking for profit and loss statements for the average dental office making $1-499,999/year in Omaha Nebraska?


Want to know (quickly) how many grocery stores there are in the 14564, 14425 zip codes?


In a word: BIZMINER


Bizminer from Business Valuation Resources (BVR) is a leading resource for financial and marketing data for some 16,000 lines of business across hundreds of national and local markets throughout the U.S.


The greatest value of BizMiner reports lies in discerning patterns of market activity, which are reflected in the large samples that BVR uses to...

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MSU Libraries Partner with Refugee Development Center for Community Cataloging Event
October 01, 2019 - 9:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases

The Michigan State University Libraries has one of the largest collections of material on and from Africa in the United States. Students, faculty, and other library users and researchers rely on the Library’s cataloging system to find and access these materials, but how does it all get cataloged? On two days this October, MSU Librarians will have some help from members of the MSU and Greater Lansing community who speak various African languages, including Wolof, Hausa, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, and Arabic. 


The community...

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