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The Influence of Robots on Unskilled Labor

Unskilled labor and robots are on a crash course that is likely going to make such labor less valuable and cut wages. The explosion in robot technology over the past decade has made the initial expense of such equipment worth it when we add in the cost of labor over the lifetime of such initial investments. While robots can bring back manufacturing to the U.S. it will displace vulnerable workers. The temptations to use new technology that inevitably becomes cheaper over time is too great when we consider national competitiveness and return on investment. Yet one must wonder where certain sectors of the population will work if they do not have living wages and cannot afford expensive education programs. At some point class consciousness and their reckoning will be increasingly likely. Reduction of Cost and Competitive American Manufacturing The advantages of technology to clean stores, build items and move them around distribution centers creates opportunities to earn higher pro

The 5 Forms and Uses of Power!!!!

Power! The ability to get things done through persuasion or pressure is a highly sought after commodity in a world where billions of people compete for resources and uniqueness. In 1959, the American Psychologists Betram Raven and John French, published an article classifying power within organizations. The five bases of power are coercive, reward, legitimate, expert, and referent. Coercive: Forced compliance to certain actions and beliefs to avoid punishment. Reward: The ability to influence people through rewards. Legitimate: Leaders who can use their formal titles to get things done. Expert: The use of knowledge, research, experience and education to be "thought leaders". Referent: To have a high social status where others use your name and associate with your own personal brand. There is inherently nothing wrong or immoral with the use of power to direct people to pool their resources for the greater good of all. However, for many legitimate uses of power ar


ASIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY [SJIF Impact Factor: 6.315] (An open access scholarly, online, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, monthly, and fully refereed journal) Email: ; CALL FOR PAPER- OCTOBER- 2017 Whatsapp:No: 9489260376 Smooth, simple and timely publishing of review and research articles We are pleased to inform you that AJST is going to launch its next issue (Volume 08, Issue 10, and OCTOBER 2017). We would like to invite you to contribute your Research Paper for publication in AJST. Authors are requested to prepare their manuscript in AJST paper format, by using AJST paper Template. For author’s convenience, we strongly follow the following steps. Response will be given within 12 hours. The paper will be reviewed within one week. Author will get their Acceptance/Rejection Notification within 10 days of submitting paper. All the accepted papers will be open accessible with full PDF download. URL: www

Book Review: Essentials of Economic Theory: As Applied to Modern Problems of Industry and Public Policy

If your in the mood to read an in-depth analysis of economics and enjoy the detailed discussion of wealth, land, population, capital, transportation interest and rail roads you should pick up a copy of the Essentials of Economic Theory by John Bates Clark published in 1907. It will teach about the fundamentals of economics from a neoclassical perspective. By the time you finish this book you will understand the bigger picture of how large scale economic systems work. Neoclassical, or Orthodox Economics, relates to the belief that people are rational in their choices. When given alternatives people will naturally pick the best choice. New products with new features and scarcity will be worth more than older products with high supply. I wish I could say all people are rational but this isn't always the case. Much of our choices are based in our personal beliefs, available information, and limited options. The book outlines so many fundamental concepts that economic students w

Preparing for a Day Sail-Double Check

Preparing for a morning sail takes some time to ensure you have the right equipment. Once you are out on the water it is unlikely you will turn around to get something. It just takes too much time and effort. So you better double check your gear twice before you start and then put it in your bag. There are a few things I pack that are not already on the boat. The safety items on a boat go through their own safety check before leaving land. My personal pack 1.) Life Jacket: I usually use my own life jacket when I sale. So I typically pack it. 2.) Multi-Use Utility Tool: You never know what might need to be fixed or rigged. 3.) Drinks and Snacks: Put food and snacks in your bag because you might get hungry. A few bottles of water is great for a day sale. 4.) Sweatshirts and Jacket: It gets cold out on the ocean so take with you some extra layers. 5.) Sun Screen: You will likely need it and you will likely burn without it.

The International Journal of S'ocial Science and Humanities Invention ISSN: 2349-2031

The International Journal of S'ocial Science and Humanities Invention ISSN: 2349-2031 Index Copernicus ICV: 45.28 [Year 2015], DOI: 10.18535/ijsshi THEIJSSHI  is inviting papers for the volume 4  issue 10 2017  of the journal.                                                                                               The International Journal of Social Science and Humanities invention (THEIJSSHI) is an open access and peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal. The main objective of THEIJSSHI is to provide an intellectual platform for the international and   national scholars. THEIJSSHI aims to promote multidisciplinary studies in social science and humanities and become the leading journal in social science and humanities in the world. THEIJSSHI publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, case studies, empirical research, short notes, and book reviews. Visit our website:   For Online manuscript Submission O

Who's Dream is it Anyway? The "Rat" Race

In the early mornings we scramble to get to the gym, rush through traffic delays, and into jobs that provide little to no meaning to our lives. A few lucky ones can find meaning and purpose within their work but the vast majority are counting pennies in one way or another for someone else. They will never be rich and they will always live within the confines of some existing rule. The "Rat Race" has been known to tear open souls and leave society unproductive and less innovative. Society has defined through generations of trial and tribulations values and beliefs that keep us together. Some of those values are beneficial while others are completely useless to modern civilization and move directly against good health and living inherited from our ancestors. For example, the earning of more and more money despite the cost to society or the actual need of that money is an obsessive disorientation to hoard beyond necessity for emergencies or hard times. Yet we sit there and

MRMW Market Research Conference Europe 2017

MRMW Market Research Conference Europe 2017 8th to 9th November 2017 Berlin, Germany It is no secret that participants at MRMW belong to the most forward thinking and technology savvy part of the industry. Hopes are high that upcoming technology developments in the area of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Big Data can help the industry through its current transition. In the run-up to MRMW Europe 2017 on November 8-9 in Berlin, we asked some of our speakers to share their views on the future of market research and share their favourite parts of the agenda. Check out our latest MRMW blog on what these experts have to say. See: PLUS: Don't forget grab your tickets early! We have a fantastic line-up of speakers and exciting topics not heard anywhere else before. Hear how: ZALANDO boosted brand performance through insights into 22 million customers ORACLE is integrating Artificial Intelligence into existing research toolbox SAMSUNG u

Institutional Investment in Cluster Stages of Growth

There are key times when large institutional investors can swoop in a make radical change that leads to cluster growth. The key point is when companies within the cluster have moved beyond their initial inception, or entrepreneurial stage, and into their growth modes. When strategically approached large scale investment in multiple connected businesses will have their greatest impact. Clusters are often based in market trends and budding new ideas. Whether these ideas are a new widget or a new service doesn't make much of a difference. They grow together, suppliers and producers, that lead to multiple businesses relying on each other for success. Investing in different strategic companies can ultimately lead to higher growth for entire industries. Industries are like companies and formulate around an idea and entrepreneurship. If the business becomes sustainable it attracts investment capital that seeks to improve upon the product/service and create higher profit margins. As on

Live or Artificial Fishing Bait

Live or artificial bait is a common debate fisherman have. As a person who loves the outdoors I have used both. I will say that fake bait offers opportunities to not worry about storage and use of a retractable pole to fish anywhere almost anytime without preparation. Yet, fake bait has some limitations so consider the different options. Live Bait: Is natural and attracts fish through smell. In my experience I have caught more fish off of live bait then fake bait. Yet this depends on what type of fishing you are doing and in what conditions. If the water is murky and you need to attract fish then live bait may not be your best option. However, if you are fishing under normal circumstances live bait seems to attract more fish. There is a reason why commercial fisherman use live bait. -Natural and gets more bites. -Smell attracts fish -Relatively cheap -Needs storage -Higher "bit" rate Artificial Bait: It is easy for fish to detect and can be taken anywhere. Fak

Why is it important to push college students to solve their own problems?

If you work in higher education you have likely heard just about every excuse for not turning in your work. With sappy eyes and a truly heartfelt plea they contact their professors in an effort to just let them turn in their work late just this time. The excuses range from the simple such as I didn't have time all the way to serious medical issues. As professors we should show a level of empathy for those problems that are very much out of their control that could impact their grade unfairly. However, this isn't the same as giving a free pass or allowing students with any excuse to skirt the rules. There are those who become accustomed to violating rules and have a hard time holding themselves accountable for learning. Unfortunately without self-accountability they eventually fail out of school or fail themselves in life. It is those students we should push to solve their own problems so they can master new skills. Let us say a student has already received a free pass o

San Diego Extreme Sailing Series

The San Diego Extreme Sailing Series occurred between October 19 and 22nd and was best seen at Harbor Island. A little difficult to get to if you have a car but for those of us who live on the bay you could simply bike down the bike path and be there in 15 minutes. Such races offer a chance to see how well finely tuned teams work together. It draws together professional sailors from the Middle East, Americas,  and Europe. Once can see hydro-foiling catamarans cruising faster than you would expect any ship to go at 20-30 Knots. Watching these type of racers and going to some of the events if you can find them helps in improving my sailing skills as well as connecting up with people who have mastered the art. they say that if you want to get better then hang out with people who are better than you.

More Systems Thinking is Needed in Today's Global World

The Flat Earth-An example of early Systems Thinking Systems thinking is becoming an increasingly important part of managing larger international firms. From supply chain management all the way down to the marketing and design of products systems thinking offers a set of skills that American business professionals will need to learn. The availability of this skill among managers will make a difference in the ability of companies to function at their best across large global networks. Systems thinking is a conception of the whole by understanding each of its parts. While we may understand these parts individually a person who has a systems thinking mentality can also see how the parts created something more. A "sum is more than its parts" mentality. It is often seen as the ability to be in three different perceptions at once and apply systemological concepts in everyday life (Lobanove, 2009). The person can break down and put back together complex systems

Detroit Provides an Example of Economic Marketing with Their Move Here, Move the World Video

Detroit provides a marketing method that leads to greater city and state pride as well as appeals to the fun loving Millennials that like to balance work, fun, and their social networks to create a lifestyle. Cities and states can also market their locations for potential business and investment but also to attract people with skills. Higher education and incomes often means higher tax revenue and opportunities.

Education Increases Novel Learning Throughout Our Lives

Our brains are amazing muscles that continually learn and get faster and more accurate with repeated practice. Attending school and obtaining higher education has long-lasting impact on our incomes and our minds. Now according to new research it also impacts our cognitive abilities in a way that increases our novel learning. According to a resent study the more we learn, the more our novel learning goes up (Buerra-Carrillo, Katovich, Bunge, S. (2017). Novel learning is something we don't already know but can understand and provide some type of solution. People with higher education have an advantage over others when it comes to learning. Think of when you have a business problem. There may not be a perfect previous solution out there as the problem is unique and needs to be worked out in a novel way. Your novel learning abilities create higher levels of ability to solve problems. While the study showed that this effect was consistent across different ages. While the advan

Business, Management and Economics Research Journal Submission

Business, Management and Economics Research   Dear Scholar Hope, you will be fine. You are cordially invited to submit manuscripts to the coming issues of the journal(Business, Management and Economics Research).  The journal is fully open access, peer reviewed, published every month and accepts papers globally. You may see journal's website here.   Manuscripts are reviewed and published on time. Hard copies are also published. Submissions are made by email to the editor at or and online submission.

Will Working Out Too Much Kill You? Study Says Yes!

Working out too much and being in perfect shape could kill you according to a scientific study from the University of Illinois. The study found that for White men that worked out more than 450 hours a week (60+ minutes a day) their risk for increasing the risk of build up of plague in the heart arteries by 86%. Those who worked out consistently for decades, since say 18 were 26% more likely to have coronary artery calcification (CAC). CAC increase additional risks associated with heart failure and other cardiovascular deaths. What we learn from the study is that working out too much can impact your health over a long period of time. The body doesn't seem to be designed for such sustain pressure and stress that is needed for growth. Instead of working out a few hours a day we may want to adjust our eating to augment the lost time and keep workouts around 1 hour a day for 7 days or 2 hours each session at 3 sessions per week.

Long Tail Marketing Through Niche Marketing and Shareable Content

Developing online marketing that "sticks" around to create a long tail can be difficult for many businesses. We are in a fast paced society and those who use the Internet are accustomed to frantically looking at and discarding information. To have your marketing efforts reach the greatest amount of people over a longer period of time you should consider niche marketing and shareable content. Focus on a Niche Market Long-tail search-engine marketing works well in niche markets where customers become familiar with the brand (Ciurel, 2013). Where millions of search engine terms are used and large companies are paying for such terms to point to their site it is advantageous to focus your key terms in combination with your specific niche market. Provide Shareable Content Social media has taught us that long tail marketing requires some level of sticking power much like marketing residue that stays circulating around the Internet for a long time. For example in the music

International Journal of Current Science and Technology

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ISSN: 2320-8090 IMPACT AND INDEXING JOURNAL, FAST PUBLICATION INDEX COPERNICUS VALUE: 2015: 49.83 Dear Colleague(s) LIFE SCIENCES: Agricultural, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Environmental Science, Immunology and Microbiology, Neuroscience PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Energy, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, Material Science HEALTH SCIENCES: Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing and Health Professions, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Science, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Medicine. SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES: Arts and Humanities, Business, Management, Accounting, Decision Sciences, Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Psychology, Social Sciences. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientifi

Poem: Crisp and Cool Companion

Poetry is the process of expressing and finding an appreciation for nature and ourselves. I have seen such poetry in publications like Gray's Sporting Journal, The Farmers Almanac and other prints. While society may have advanced our appreciation for poetry and the outdoors is still a labor of love. Poem: Crisp and Cool Companion Crisp and cool air, Seasons roll with time and our minds soon follow. Perched on a fallen log reaching over the lake, The days mesh into another creating a consistent stream of time. We change and our lives change, In the same ways as the days lead into seasons. While time changes the place stays the same, Nature is slow and wise. Knowledge comes from spending time in nothingness, Natures gift is the ability to slow so we can hear the inner and outer peace. Find a log and sit near the water and you will not find yourself alone, In the cool crisp air wisdom will be your companion.

Are Business Professors Focusing on the "Right" kind of Research?

Research is an important contributor to business education that allows intellectuals to ponder over business problems and find meaningful solutions in a way that improves the economy. Institutions that support research and publish widely obtain benefits in the market related to brand image and academic quality. At most institutions, research is focused more on the pleasing of peers than actually contributing to societal change which limits the potential benefits that business schools can offer for innovative development. We exist within a social network of business intellectuals that support research on topics deemed of interest. The most popular ideas of the time are given precedence over long-term discoveries that are years in the making but are typically more profound in outcome. The intellectuals ponder the popular "flavor" of the times at the expense of more profound and unique research. Transformational ideas that create market adaptations take time and long-term

International Journal of Current Research

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT RESEARCH Journal website: FAST PUBLICATION SJIF Scientific Journal Impact Factor 2016: 7.086 INVITED FOR RESEARCH ARTICLES - VOL. 9, ISSUE 10, OCTOBER– 2017  ******* Dear Colleague, The INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT RESEARCH (IJCR) (ISSN: 0975-833X) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published monthly is dedicated to increasing the depth of Current Research across disciplines with the ultimate aim of improving current research Call for Research and Review Article We welcome papers from both academicians and practitioners on theories, business models, conceptual paradigms, academic research, and consultancy projects. All subject areas of Biology and life sciences : Computer and Information Sciences : Earth sciences: Ecology and environmental sciences : Engineering and technology: Medicine and health sciences : People and places: Physical sciences : Research and analysis methods : Science policy: Social science

Great Lakes Red Wine Review

Local wines are some of my favorite not only because of their uniqueness but also because of their variety. They offer small town production using local resources to create something not seen in most major retail stores. Leelanu Cellars offers a superb Great Lakes Red that will tickle your taste-buds just in time for the holidays. While it says semi-sweet I would consider this more of a sweet wine. It is definitely "fruity" and that is one of its charms. Tastes like ripe Concord grapes and offers a holiday taste. This wine will go well after dinner and with cheeses that balance out its sweetness. Contrast sweet with heavy cheese for a good combo. It also has a significant amount of alcohol 11% which is indicative that it wont take much to get your guests to laughter. Be careful!!! One thing this winery does is support the Great Lakes. As the worlds largest source of fresh water it is important to ensure that pollution and damage are not forgotten about and resources

Fayette-The Industrial Dead City in the Middle of the Wilderness

With high costs of shipping and significant weight waste (40%) of ore in the 1800's it was easier to build towns in the wilderness than to move raw products. Therein lies an explorers paradise that waits within the forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan between Escanaba and Manistique. The history of the dead town of Fayette and the economic history of the region are integrally tied together in a way that leaves ghost like ramparts on isolated shores of the Industrial Age. The goal of the founding financing organization Jackson Iron Company was to build an ore smelting operation that would create processed pig iron and then ship that iron to steel-making centers. It needed to be close to the Escanaba Ore Docks, have its own port and access to limestone and hardwoods. The town was built up around the two blast furnaces between 1867 to l891. It was a small wilderness outpost that died as fast as it was created. The city could have been much bigger if the company would h

Cities Find Trade Advantages When They Invest In Global Supply Chains

The world economy consists of millions of large and small networks that span from one country to the next. Ports-of entry and exit are key determinants of product flow and economic strength. The same process works in reverse for ports-of-exit. The strength of a nation's supply networks, and its position within the global supply chain, helps determine its ability to growth economically through the movement of products and goods. Ports, railroads, airports, and highways influence economic growth potential as products find their way in and out of the country through the most efficient and cost effective pathways they can. Connectivity in the world-system increases spatial polarization toward global cities in a way their favors economic activities (Friedmann, 1986). Better connections attract more traffic that in turn increases business opportunities. Cities that have placed themselves strategically, or by good fortune were geographically located in an advantageous lo


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RECENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Journal website: ­­­ SJIF Scientific Journal Impact Factor: 2016- 6.86 INDEX COPERNICUS VALUE: 5.72 INVITED FOR RESEARCH AND REVIEW ARTICLES – Volume 8, Issue 10, October -2017 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RECENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (IJRSR) (ISSN: 0976-3031) calls Scholars, Engineers, Academicians, Scientists, Industrial professionals and Researchers from all over the world to submit their unpublished original work for inclusion in our next publication issue. All submission will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical research, and relevance to journal contributions. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research (IJRSR) highly welcome theoretical, technical, research, as well as empirical papers from all areas of research. All the accepted papers will be published in the upcoming. ­ IJRSR WILL COVER ALL AREAS OF   Physical sciences and engineering Life sciences Health sciences

Death from Overwork? The Importance of Defining the Good Life For Yourself

A good life is an amoebic concept that is fundamentally tied to our collective conscious and pursuits. For many of us we believe life is good when we own more items and have higher status to strut among our friends. A seemingly important theme of all societies but an especially important in Western leaning societies. As 31 year-old Miwa Sado found out, putting in 159 hours in overtime a month in pursuit of the good life can kill you! The good life can be defined so many ways by as many slices that we can only begin to ponder its complexity. One culture may place more emphasis on relationships, another on status and still another money. Much of our images of an ideal life are socially constructed. For many of us, the good life is very personal but is often matched against the wishes of our social networks. Where one group of friends may seek sports glory another group could view musicians as having the ideal life. Our needs often seek a type of alignment with the needs of our gro

Trust Through Brand and Accurate Information Leads to Higher Sales In Online Auctions

Selling online is an absolute necessity for almost any business in the world today. As most consumers search and compare products the ability to sell products online makes or breaks profit margins. Online auctions is an important method selling products and can lead to an increase in sales as well as the clearing of old inventory. Information and reputation can make a big difference in sales success. According to an article in the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research those sellers who create trust and provide relevant information end up selling more. People want to know the person/company selling the items is reputable and will sell the items as they promised. These items will be fully functioning and be of the condition and quality the customer expects. Customers also expect accurate information that highlights product features so they can make a purchase decision. A lack of information is ambiguous which often leads to purchase anxiety and lower sales. Building a reputable

Eighteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations

Eighteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany 15-16 March 2018 http://organization-studies. com/Konstanz2018 CALL FOR PAPERS The Eighteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations will be held at the University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany,  15-16 March 2018 . We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Theme 1: Management Education Theme 2: Change Management Theme 3: Knowledge Management Theme 4: Organizational Cultures 2018 Special Focus: Navigating Change in Shifting Cultural Landscapes - Disruptive, Generative, Transformative? CONFERENCE SUBMISSION DEADLINES The next proposal deadline is  15 December 2017 . We welcome the submission of presentation proposals at any time of the year up until 30 days before the start of

Military Study Highlights Performance Benefits of Sleep-Tips and Tricks for Better Rest!

Sleep-The rejuvenating mystery that keeps us in good health and settles our stresses so that we may function at our fullest capacity. While cutting back on sleep might seem like a good time when seemingly more important things are pressing our time it does damage out intellectual and physical performance according to sleep deprivation studies of military recruits (Miller,, 2008). Sleep may be a deciding factor between stellar and mediocre performance. The 4-year longitudinal study looked at the United States Navy's Military Academy and the result of extending sleep time from 6 hours to 8 hours per night. The researchers evaluated approximately 1,300 students for 30-days during the spring and fall semesters.What they found was that increasing sleep from 6 to 8 also increased academic performance by 11% in academics and a similar performance increase in physical capabilities. Sleep is a necessity for high mental and physical performance. Yet we often skimp on our sleep