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Ontario County has weathered COVID’s storm (access required)

What happens to a thriving, rural Upstate community when a global pandemic strikes? Can its government stand up to the financial rigors caused by severe funding shortfalls? Can the government’s workforce continue to adequately deliver services to residents while also ...

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The hybrid work experiment: Think like a scientist (access required)

82% of companies plan to allow remote or hybrid work permanently.  — Gartner Inc.   By 2025, 36.2 million Americans will work remotely, up 87% from pre-pandemic levels.  — Upwork Future Workplace Pulse Report  75% of workers would take a pay cut in order to ...

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Finally, a digital platform to revolutionize health care: Marché Health (access required)

Digital platforms are one of the most remarkable and transformative marvels of the “fourth industrial revolution.” Digital platforms or marketplaces have become indispensable in all aspects of modern living from the way we shop (Amazon), commute (Uber, Lyft), and travel ...

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Tax increases unavoidable in road to recovery (access required)

In an effort to recover from significant economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, New York state’s new $212 billion budget — signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week — contains approximately $4.3 billion in new tax revenue, most of which will be generated from tax increases for high-income earners and corporations. New York is not alone in this plight, as ...

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The latest scoring on indexing v. active investment management (access required)

The data may be settled but the debate is not. The data tell us that over time the overwhelming majority of active investment strategies cannot outperform a simple market tracking index fund. The debate remains unsettled, however, because it’s a ...

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Longest, weirdest ball game in history to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Although I didn’t cover that unforgettable, marathon baseball game during the spring — and summer – of 1981, I feel as if I did, thanks to countless hours of research and scores of interviews with the participants. Over time, I’ve ...

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Reframing frustrations, setting expectations for teams to maintain success (access required)

“I’ve inherited a new employee who is transferring in from another department and I had very little to say about her hire. Now, as I get to know her limitations, I’m becoming concerned about how she will fit into our technical team. ...

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Planning for changes to the federal estate and gift tax: Consider a CRUT or SLAT

As the current administration nears its first 100 days in office, legislation and immediate priorities have remained centered on containing the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening the economy following the passage of the American Rescue Plan. However, discussions are already underway ...

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Is the share value craze killing strategic performance? (access required)

An enormous potential that has defined industries and their economic performance has come from financial markets. They have allowed companies to tap into financial resources necessary for their growth through attracting investments of additional owners. Investors get involved with the ...

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New York seeks constitutional right to clean air and water (access required)

This November, New Yorkers will vote on a proposed environmental rights amendment to the Bill of Rights of the New York State Constitution: Environmental rights. Each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment. ...

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Using data to inform creative — the right way (access required)

The most prevailing controversy in the digital media space is the issue surrounding privacy. Consumers are worried about their privacy and what, exactly, is being tracked. Users generally have no idea which companies are processing their data. This can sometimes ...

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