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Replay: Internet Marketing Through Social Media

The recent explosion of on-line social media has prompted businesses to change how they get their marketing messages to the public.  Yuping Liu-Thompkins (Old Dominion University) says that, while there …

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Replay: Poetry in a Recession

Poetry has long been used to celebrate love and family, but it has also always documented the dark times in human life.  Bob Hicok (Virginia Tech) worked for twenty years …

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Tours for the Chills, Tours of the Hills

Halloween is just around the corner.  Haunted houses, graveyards, and ghost walks – paranormal tourism is more popular than ever.  Teresa O’Bannon (Radford University) is an expert on what she …

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Apologizing Works

For years, lawyers have advised parties in high stakes cases to avoid apologizing, because doing so could be construed as an admission of guilt.  However, Rick Warne (George Mason University) …

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Replay: Entrepreneurs: Born, not Made

Are you an entrepreneur? Plenty of books claim that you can be one if you set your mind to it. But James Koch (Old Dominion University) believes such claims are …

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Poetry in a Recession

From Homer to Chaucer to Rita Dove, poetry has plumbed and expressed human strife, love, and everyday realities.  Bob Hicok (Virginia Tech) worked for twenty years in the automotive industry.  …

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The Steel-Driving Man and The Man of Steel

The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history but, for years, nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a …

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Good to Great for Non-Profits

Best-selling business writer Jim Collins (Batten Institute at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business) believes the special factors that lie at the heart of rare and truly great …

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Replay: Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night

Film maker Sonali Gulati (Virginia Commonwealth University) used to spot telemarketers by the way they mispronounced her Indian name. But when they started to get the name right, she knew …

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Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night

Filmmaker Sonali Gulati (Virginia Commonwealth University) used to spot telemarketers by the way they mispronounced her Indian name. But when they started to get the name right, she knew something was up. …

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Replay: The Art of Negotiation

Cut-throat negotiating may be fine in a corporate situation but it spells disaster in a marriage. Russ Crescimanno (Piedmont Virginia Community College) has been teaching “Marriage and Family Relations” for 30 years. …

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The Art of Negotiation

Want a raise? The No. 1 mistake most people make is not even trying to negotiate their salary. Negotiating for a pay increase is a learned art and Dale Henderson (Radford …