TEDx

TEDx has been hosted in Tacoma 6 times and it is called TEDxTacoma,  an independently organized TED event:

  • April 22. 2016 Tacoma, WA
  • March 21, 2015 Tacoma, WA
  • February 28th 2014 Tacoma, WA
  • May 3rd, 2013 Tacoma, WA
  • April 17th, 2012 Tacoma, WA
  • Apr 23, 2010  Tacoma, WA
This presentation by James Veitch: “This is what happens when you reply to spam email” is one of the best I have seen so far. 

 

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the …

Reverse Psychology

Despite occasional surges in the stock market, the trend has mostly been a downward spiral of gloom and despair. The technology-drenched Nasdaq has plummeted more than 25 percent this year. As a result, investors have been running for shelter. But that flight to safety is a little backward.

A year ago, when stock prices were sky high, investors were loading up on risk, justifying enormous valuations even though the stocks could–and did–lose most of their value. Ordinary investors were clamoring for a piece of that riskiest market—initial public offerings.

Now investors distrust tech stocks even though they’re at more normal prices, and therefore, have less potential to plunge. Few IPOs can come to market, and individuals shun them. How risky …

What is a GED and why is it important

GED certificate is a  designed to help people who didn’t finish a high school getting a credential that will help them in the future. The GED is meant for adults who never finished high school and gives them the chance to earn a diploma that compares to a common high school diploma. The GED (General Education Development) was established during WW II to support returning military personnel with becoming educated and get better employment possibilities.

Preparation is very important, check some websites to find locations close to you where GED prep classes are offered. Best GED Classes has a good list of GED schools and also offers free online GED classes. This website uses a geolocation technology that finds GED …

Side Projects – Building Your Professional Playground

I come from a school where everyone has it in them to be an entrepreneur. Though my journey to self employment consisted of quitting my full time job before even opening the bar, paying my personal bills out of the 7f2919af717c2f5034a6c08f536594f9change jars I amassed through years of bartending.

As I lived in my in-laws basement for almost 3 years while our business grew, I can fully understand why someone wouldn’t want to jump in head first like that, especially if you have a career you enjoy, serious debt, or you just plain don’t want to be a basement dweller for any period of time. .

That’s where side projects come in. The good news is, as a blogger, unless you …

Exploring Your Passion As A Source Of Income

Many people write about quitting the 9 to 5 and doing your own thing.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  In fact, it’s an admirable  goal to have.  That being said, you CAN excel at your current gig and explore your  passion at the same time.

MY STORY

I’ve been with the same company now for 5 years.  In the technology space, this is already good.  I’ve been fortunate enough to move up the ranks and it’s been a rewarding journey.  As I’ve writing before, I’m in corporate technology sales.

I cherish the work I’m privileged to do with my clients.  The relationships I have in my industry are very fulfilling.  I value them more than anything else I do in …

MBA degree for an Associate Brand Manager

A Day in the Life BRAND MANAGEMENT

Anthony is the Associate brand manager for an international consumer packaged goods company; Michigan, U.S.A./ We talked with him how his MBA education helped him to succeed in his job.

What I Do

For my brand, which is a well-known frozen food, I am responsible for understanding consumer behavior, including all the analysis and interpretation of market research studies.

I am also responsible for defining and developing consumer promotion as part of the overall marketing mix. This includes packed promotions (sweepstakes, free-in-mail, etc.) and couponing.

I take advantage of scanner data, information systems, and intelligence to track category and brand performance by region, SKU, product lines, etc., to determine necessary future actions and …

How to Make the Final College Decision

Choosing your future college may be one of the biggest decisions you’ve ever had to make. We know you may feel nervous or anxious about making the final decision especially if you attended adult education classes, going to college might seem like a very difficult decision.

Relax and enjoy the experience. You should feel excited about your options and the amazing four years that lie ahead.

Follow the tips below when thinking about each school. It may help to compare your acceptances side by side and rank each school or make a list of pro’s and con’s for each.University student selecting book in library

  • Visit the schools you are considering. If you have already visited once, consider going back. Visiting the school with the

What Graduates Think About Their Student Loans

Out of every three business school graduates, at least one is seriously worried about their capability to pay back their student loans, and one in five declare they are “very or extremely” worried. These figures come from a recent study of MBA alumni by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

Over the last years, the financial debt load of MBA graduates from the country’s leading programs has constantly been growing, and hikes in tuition fees have much higher than possible increases in starting MBA earnings. The recent Great Recession has hurt a lot of students as well, and many students started out with their professional education while having a lot less money in the bank to finance their academic studies. …

Surviving the Teenage Years when you have Asperger’s Syndrome

We all remember high school don’t we? The friends, the enemies, the social rules that changed every day. It was crazy for us. But just imagine how much more difficult it is for teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome.

The strangest IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting I ever conducted was with a 13 year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. For the sake of this post we will call him Fred.

Fred was in a meeting with me, his parents and five of his teachers. Fred was comfortable with the meeting as he had been involved in IEP meetings since he was 8. When I asked him what he thought his goals needed to be for the next semester he clearly articulated the …

The Online Education Degree – A Course in Discipline

icon-sIt is the noblest of pursuits, the want and desire to become an educator and work in GED classes, as you will have a chance to shape young minds and to inform and influence the future. It is a course of education that requires thought, concern and discipline.

And while the pursuit of any degree requires discipline, the path of an online degree requires even that much more. For anyone who has finished and undergrad degree program, you know the ‘sticktoitiveness’ and fortitude that it requires to get up every day, make it to class, finish projects, complete assignments and finish your degree.…