“The yield curve does not cause a recession in my framework. The yield curve is just an elegant way to summarize sentiment in the economy.” - Campbell Harvey
An inverted yield curve marks a point where short-term investments in U.S. Treasury bonds pay more than long-term ones. When they flip, or invert, it’s widely regarded as a bad sign for the economy.
Facts in August
The rate of the 10-year bond fell below the 1-year bond
The rate of the 2-year bond did not close above the 10-year bond (flat)
The 10-year bond rate has closed less than the 3-month bond rate every day... Continue reading "The CRAZY Inverted Yield Curve"...
“An indispensable insight into the future of Shopping and how Retail must adapt to stay relevant to the "on my terms" customer." - Robin Phillips, The Watch Shop
One of the newest editions to our New Popular Business Books is a title by Kogan Page Limited, one of the world’s leading publishers of professional books and business content.
Amazon: How the World’s Most Relentless Retailer will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce is not an ordinary read. It’s like a handbook for e-commerce and m-commerce pros on “The Everything Store.”
Retail experts Natalie Berg and Miya...Continue reading "Amazon"...
“The massive amount of [leadership] literature and the diversity of theoretical approaches raise a compelling need for stocktaking…”
Leadership is a particularly popular topic due to rapidly changing societal phenomena. Whether in politics, business, or higher education, the evolution of leadership as a practice has been written about extensively.
In order to better understand the literature, MSU author Russell Johnson applied bibliometric analysis to a corpus of leadership research to quantitatively visualize the landscape and the evolution of the field. Using co-citation...Continue reading "MSU Author Spotlight: Russell E. Johnson"...
It’s not often we have opportunities to interact with objects made when Joan of Arc was alive, but visitors to MSU Libraries have an opportunity to see a collection of 500-year-old books in a new exhibit of medieval work on display through December. The exhibit examines MSU’s growing collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books in a variety of genres, both sacred and secular, including medicine, poetry, cookery, religious devotion, music, history, and astronomy. Materials are interpreted through markings their producers and owners left behind, and visitors can hear recordings...Continue reading "New Exhibit at MSU Libraries Showcases Rare Medieval Books and Manuscripts"...
Please join us for our Fall 2019 workshops!
If you have questions about these workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday August 23th | 3:00–5:00pm: Getting Started with Spatial Analysis
Friday September 27th | 3:00–5:00pm: ArcPro Basics
Friday October 25th | 3:00–5:00pm: Performing Spatial Interpolation Using ArcGIS
DSL Classroom Space, 2 West
This is a series of open facilitated learning opportunities using ESRI ArcGIS online tutorials. We will work through different ESRI tutorials together in a group, at our...Continue reading "Fall 2019 Workshops"...
For the vast majority of adults out there, the term credit score is nothing new. It's the rating between 300-850 that follows every U.S. consumer.
Unfortunately, most consumers aren't told how their score is being used, configured, or maintained. Since the three main credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) serve the interests of creditors and not consumers, they are not incentivized to inform you, least of all "fix" your credit score.
Passionate credit management activist, finance educator, and advisor-turned-author Anthony Davenport provides a consumer-friendly...Continue reading "Your Score"...
D'silva. Farming, Food And Nature: Respecting Animals, People And The Environment. Routledge ©2018 Call Number: SF 140 .S62 F37 2018
Blair, Lorek Strauss, Meyer, Rager & Oberhauser. North Woods, Great Lakes: Linnaeus List Field Guide. University of Minnesota Extension ©2010. Call Number: QK 1168 . N67 2010
Strauss, Lorek Strauss, Blair, Meyer, Rager & Oberhauser. Prairies & Potholes: Linnaeus List Field Guide. University of Minnesota Extension ©2009. Call...Continue reading "New Books"...
Last month, Statista published it's third edition of the Digital Economy Compass. Similar to prior editions, this report covers the most relevant and recent data on the entire digital economy, including data security, data usage, data storage, and much more.
Here are just a few of the many insights:
The amount of data created in 2018 is equal to 375,000,000 times greater than the size of the internet in 1997
Blockchain investments increased nearly 300% in 2018
25% of the internet's 1.6b websites are in English
Additional chapters also include answers to questions such as:...Continue reading "Digital Economy Compass"...
“Google’s algorithms assume the world’s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it’s wrong: the future depends on human action.” — Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal
Looking for a succinct history of the blockchain or Google? Need a relationship tree of all the tech billionaires at the core of the Google empire? Check out Life after Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy
Futurist, author, visionary George Gilder takes aim at Google to...Continue reading "Life after Google"...
Every year, The World Bank publishes a report on the ease of doing business. In late 2018, The World Bank published its 16th Edition, comparing business regulation and scoring countries in 190 economies around the world.
Coming in third place for ease of doing business was the Nordic country of Denmark (population 5.8 million), where starting a business (allegedly) requires just five procedures and 3.5 days startup time.
In 2018, Denmark made enforcing contracts easier by adopting an e-filing system "that allows users to file the initial complaint electronically and judges...Continue reading "Flexibility in Denmark"...