Tech Transformation
These days, “digital transformation” is an increasingly popular phrase in the business world, and it is challenging organizations to carefully consider how to retool their strategies. Digital transformation doesn’t simply mean to digitize information or move services from manual/analog into a digital format.  Rather, digital transformations are an entirely new...
Corporate Social Responsibility Program, In-Kind Giving
It’s no secret that corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs are good for business as well as the community. They improve employee engagement, increase customer loyalty and elevate corporate brands. But while most companies build their CSR programs around monetary donations and employee volunteerism, there is another form of giving...
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Neoclassical economic theory, which has come to dominate public policymaking, has also oversimplified the world greatly. As a prime example, neoclassical theory reduces the factors of production to labor and capital. If you remember from Economics 101, it used to be land, labor and capital. Indeed the classical — as...
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Working in the restaurant industry, I’m constantly evaluating all aspects that go into creating a satisfactory dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick delivery on Friday night, a dine-in brunch on Saturday afternoon, or takeout on Sunday, there are several factors that can make each dining...
98th Meridian Foundation
When we think about a meridian, if we think about meridians at all, we picture an imaginary line on a map with no significance that can be seen with the naked eye. But the 98th meridian is different, according to noted Texas historian Walter Prescott Webb and his first...
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If you liked doing business in 2017, it appears that you will love doing business in 2018. Kiplinger is among those with a rosy forecast; citing data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the business publisher says we can look forward to a...
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Since its inception, technology has driven the development and transformation of the oil and gas industry. Technologies to locate and extract oil and gas reserves enabled the shale revolution, and a new revolution is around the corner for oil and gas exploration and production companies. While it might sound...
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Employee engagement is an issue for many industries that rely on frontline workers. But energy and utility companies face unique challenges when it comes to connecting with workers. A widening skills gap and a growing labor shortage are adding up to a disconnected workforce. In fact, only 52% of utility...
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At just 28 years old, after a great deal of intentional deliberation and prayer, I felt called to step out on a leap of faith to leave my career in finance to pursue a vision for what craft beer may become in Texas. So there I was, unemployed and...
SHALE Magazine Rural Texas Transitions May 2019
Years ago, Texas was a predominantly rural state. Populations of cities and counties in the late 1800s and early 1900s were much more evenly distributed back then. If we look back to the 1860s, we would note that nearly 60 percent of the U.S. workforce consisted of farmers. In...