Month: May 2013

Is Your company Prepared for the Transient-Advantage Economy?

By:  Jill Mendoza Ran across a great article in HBR by Rita Gunther McGrath, called Transient Advantage, Rita notes;The idea of the “Transient Advantage” is this: “The dominate idea in the field of strategy – that success consist of establishing a unique competitive position, sustained for long periods of time – is no longer relevant for most businesses.  They need to… Read More

One oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms

by Shannon Spence I’m constantly asking myself, “What else can I do to help protect our natural resources?” and “Am I green enough?”.  I’m always looking for ways to reduce my environmental footprint. I recently came across this enlightening infographic by Loch Ness Water Gardens which outlines the water usage behind the products we consume. This got me thinking about… Read More

Old is the New New

By:  Tony White I don’t know if you’re following the saga of the Folk Art Museum building in New York City. I first learned of the building and its story in an editorial on Architectural Record. I’m not sure why I find this story so intriguing.  Well, that’s not completely accurate.  It may not be this exact story that catches… Read More

Environmental Claims: Beware!

By: Lee Boyland We’ve all heard of “eco-friendly” or “green products,” but what do these statements really mean? The truth is, they don’t always mean much. As designers and as consumers, we need to be savvy about searching for and selecting truly environmentally friendly products. So, what do you need to look for? There are three levels of environmental claims… Read More

LEED Platinum for George W. Bush Presidential Center

By:  Janet H. Thomas, RID May 1, 2013 marked the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. Home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush Institute and sited on the campus of Southern Methodist University, the complex has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification under New Construction (v2009) by the USGBC (United States… Read More

Has this happened to you … or … if this happens to you…

By:  Gary K. Pino, FMP Recently, I learned from having two (2) back-to-back meetings with the Federal Government and a well-known financial institution that they had difficulty accessing our website.  In fact, when they tried to look at our website, both of them received blocked messages stating “ACCESS DENIED” and “This website is categorized as: Education; Blogs/Personal Pages”, respectively. … Read More

A Life Lesson From my Mom: “It’s How You Say It.”

By: Jacob Medlen, Gift Planning Officer at Butler University It is no secret that one of the most essential traits of successful people is the ability to communicate.   Thankfully, I had a very successful person, and communicator, in my life from the very beginning.  My mother is an excellent communicator and enjoyed a successful career as a teacher and school… Read More

Technology and the Flipped Classroom Part II

By:  Donna Metallic What perfect timing for Part II of my blog for Technology and Engaged Learning, I attended a KI sponsored event yesterday about Planning and Designing Learning Environments for the Future. How do most people learn: by actively engaging in the material rather than sitting in a classroom and writing down the words said by the professor, recent… Read More