Archive for August, 2013
Monday, August 5th, 2013
The word “attractive” seems to be hard to define. Everyone has a unique perspective on what they find attractive in people, and in general. Turns out that there are certain traits/characteristics/aesthetic values that people are consistently drawn to. Symmetry, color, and shape are found to be attractive to the human eye in the same ways across the board. People (and animals) are attracted to symmetry. Different colors evoke the same reactions/feelings amongst people. Similarly, different shapes seem to represent the same personality traits. What people find unattractive has also been found to be consistent among people. In the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
To learn more about the psychology of attraction, check out the infographic below, presented by Iconic Displays.
Infographic by Iconic Displays
Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Are you an entrepreneur, looking to startup a business? After the initial idea, the next crucial step is to raise capital. Entrepreneurs spend an average of $70,000 to start a business. There are many ways for an aspiring entrepreneur to raise money. Forty-six percent of startup failures are caused by incompetence and lack of funding, which demonstrates the importance of properly raising capital. If you want your startup to be one of the 31 percent that have not failed after seven years, best to organize early to have the funds necessary.
This infographic lists seven innovative ways to finance a startup business, presented by mba-in-finance.org.
Source: 7 Innovative Ways to Finance a Startup Business
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
The job of a General Manager is to build a consistently competitive team, while not depleting the team’s future. This job is easy when a team has money. In the past decade, 75% of the teams who have won the world series have had budgets above the league average of $98 million. The real challenge of the GM is to do their job on a budget. There are some GM’s who have successfully and cost-effectively run their teams, such as Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s, whom the game-changing “Moneyball” book was based on. However, there are steps being taken to increase parity amongst teams. For example, the Competitive Balance Lottery gives teams with minimal revenue additional high draft picks.
To learn more about how GMs can achieve more with less, check out the infographic below, presented by SportsManagementDegreeHub.com.
Source: Sports Management Degree Hub