Top posts: Management, marketing research, technology, photography, Commodity markets, space and social media


Top posts across the globe in ‘Management, marketing research, technology, photography, Commodity markets, NASA space and social media’

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1. Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers by Marc Freedman

2. The Zen of Rock Photography by Ken Geiger

3. Mars Rover Team Chooses Not to Drill ‘Bonanza King’

4. Viral marketing – Integrating Social Media with emailer campaigns for best results

5. Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

6. GOLD: One must stay invested in gold keeping in mind a long term horizon

7. The paperback copy of the book “Social media marketing brand ROI”

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1. Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers by Marc Freedman

new bloomers Generation Z

As millions of Boomers move into a stage that has no name, no clear role in society, yet vast possibilities, there is an urgent need for democratized versions of such programs—offered at a cost within reach of the bulk of the population and widely available through continuing education programs or even community colleges around the country. These pathways might be funded through something akin to the GI bill, which drove higher education to open its doors to a new population during another time of demographic upheaval, as returning soldiers moved from military to civilian life. We could even jumpstart this approach by putting resources in the hands of a new group of older students through allowing those in their 50s or early 60s to take a year or two of “advance” Social Security to fund returning to school, so long as they agree to defer beginning their full benefits until an actuarially-neutral later date.

However funded, developing a robust version of school for the second half of life would not only be good for gray-haired set; it is aligned with the interests of the nation’s higher education institutions and society itself.

The vast group of Americans over 50 comprise an entirely new higher education market, one akin to the growing number of international students who have transformed the population on campuses over the past decade. And enabling their transition in ways exemplified by the Harvard and Stanford programs is also in line with the highest purpose of education—training for citizenship and public good.

Read the complete article here from the start – Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers by Marc Freedman 

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The Zen of Rock Photography Ken Geiger
Rock photography

Last of the great monuments built on the Ness, the Ring of Brodgar has inspired awe for 4,500 years. As Scottish poet George Mackay Brown wrote, ”The Orkney imagination is haunted by time.”
PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM RICHARDSON

KEN GEIGER: What was the toughest thing that you had to overcome shooting this Orkney assignment for the magazine-besides being partnered with a lame photo editor?

JIM RICHARDSON: Well I guess my greatest anxiety, my greatest hurdle, I think, is knowing that there’s this long tradition of archaeology coverage at National Geographic, frankly. That this is well-trod territory, and people have done wonderful things over the years, so there was that bit of dread in my heart of not coming up to snuff in the coverage.

And on this story, on Orkney, you’re talking about a lot of stone circles and other monuments which are basically inanimate, which have been photographed before, which have been seen before, and have been photographed by a lot of good photographers before. So in order to get over that hurdle, to raise the pictures above the fray, it really puts the screws to you.

Read the complete article post & interview here from the start: The Zen of Rock photography

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3. Mars Rover Team Chooses Not to Drill ‘Bonanza King’

mars rover bonanza king
mars rover bonanza king
This image from the front Hazcam on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the rover’s drill in place during a test of whether the rock beneath it, “Bonanza King,” would be an acceptable target for drilling to collect a sample. Subsequent analysis showed the rock budged during the Aug. 19, 2014, test.
Image Credit:  NASA/JPL-Caltech

Evaluation of a pale, flat Martian rock as the potential next drilling target for NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover determined that the rock was not stable enough for safe drilling.

The rock, called “Bonanza King,” moved slightly during the mini-drill activity on Wednesday, at an early stage of this test, when the percussion drill impacted the rock a few times to make an indentation.

Instead of drilling that or any similar rock nearby, the team has decided that Curiosity will resume driving toward its long-term destination on the slopes of a layered mountain. It will take a route skirting the north side of a sandy-floored valley where it turned around two weeks ago.

Read the complete post here: Mars Rover Team Chooses Not to Drill ‘Bonanza King’

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4. Viral marketing – Integrating Social Media with emailer campaigns for best results

Digital social media Viral marketing emailer campaigns
Viral marketing Emailers
  • First step is to ensure that, they click on your emailer campaign: So, make sure to keep your TITLE and or headline of the emailer short, precise and a subject line wherein they truly see a value-add by opening that email and going through the same.
  • Once they click on your email, make sure the content inside is simple, with graphics that ease the process to understand the services from your end much better. Plan your content well in advance.

Read the complete post here: Viral marketing: Integrating social media with emailer campaigns for best results

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5. Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Microsoft windows 9 the verge
Windows 9

Microsoft is planning to unveil its Windows 8 successor next month at a special press event. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the software maker is tentatively planning its press event for September 30th to detail upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed “Threshold.” This date may change, but the Threshold version of Windows is currently in development and Microsoft plans to release a preview version of what will likely be named Windows 9 to developers on September 30th or shortly afterwards. The date follows recent reports from ZDNet that suggested Microsoft is planning to release a preview version of Windows 9 in late September or early October.

Read the complete post here: Microsoft Windows 9

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6. Gold: One must stay invested in gold keeping in mind a long term horizon

commodity gold report

According to a research “If you buy one fund from each of the three most unpopular categories?those with the biggest outflows in the previous year and hold the funds for three years, you can beat the market. Over the past 20 years, this strategy has earned an annualized return of 10.4%, or a 623% compound return. By contrast, the S&P 500 only delivered 9.2% annualized, or 484% compounded. Buying funds from the most popular categories delivered only 246%, less than half of the unloved performance.”

Read the complete post here GOLD: One must stay invested in gold keeping in mind a long term horizon-

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7. The paperback copy of the book “Social media marketing brand ROI” is here:

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Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

I am going to spend some real fun and quality time today with my two little niece and nephews. What are your plans for the day? 

Have a great weekend!

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Ananth V

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