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The Surprising Truth About Where New Jobs Come From

The Surprising Truth About Where New Jobs Come From | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The surprising truth is that over the last twenty five years, almost all of the private sector jobs have been created by businesses less than five years old.

“In fact, between 1988 and 2011,” write Jason Wiens and Chris Jackson of the Kauffman Foundation, “companies more than five years old destroyed more jobs than they created in all but eight of those years.”
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A History of the Chocolate-Chip Cookie

A History of the Chocolate-Chip Cookie | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The chocolate-chip cookie celebrated its seventy-fifth birthday this year. The creator of the chocolate-chip cookie has always been known to us.
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Ranking America's Biggest Companies By Turnover Rate

Ranking America's Biggest Companies By Turnover Rate | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
This post previously appeared on Business Insider. By Vivian Giang The job market is picking up, and workers are increasingly jumping ship.
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This is something that might be useful for school guidance counselors as well as for students pursuing STEM professions. Intersting ways to interpret these turnover rates. In the article it is noted that Katie Bardaro, lead economist at PayScale, told Business Insider it's not always a bad thing for the job market. "Workers might be job hopping more than before ... this means that the industry is hot and the economy is improving," she said. "Some of the firms on [the high turnover] list, they're there because they're a hot market."

 

from the article: "Average employee tenure was a little over nine months. Other companies with high turnover include Amazon, AFLAC, and Google with employees sticking around for an average of one year."

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13 Ways to Keep Your Debt from Holding You Back

13 Ways to Keep Your Debt from Holding You Back | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Penelope Trunk writes: I have tons of debt after launching four companies. There has never been a launch that didn't mess up my personal finances. Most entrepreneurs have no credit- I am like that as well - so I have

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That's just amazing and horrifying to me. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman explores Prospect Theory, the Endowment effect, and loss aversion. However, taking "the plunge" entails more than I thought. But it has to be worth it, right?

 

comments at the end of the article might help shape decisions as well.

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Milton Friedman’s Pencil – The New Inquiry

Milton Friedman’s Pencil – The New Inquiry | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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If you've seen the video about the pencil, here is an exploration about the human element behind pencil production. Interesting read. It works into a political statement though.

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