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Jazz Fest picked as favorite summer event

Rochester offers a bounty of special events from May through September, and this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll asked readers to name their favorite. The plurality of respondents (by a wide margin) to this week's poll chose the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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Non-profits need sustainable business environment

Ensuring stabilization and sustainability in the non-profit sector is critical to effectively addressing the community's numerous social and economic challenges.

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Financial literacy: We need to take it a step further

  Many existing financial literacy programs are designed to teach individuals and families how to manage credit, loans and spending; increase savings; and budget and reduce debt. Although these form a good foundation for building financial literacy, they miss one ...

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Sustainability or resilience: which should we seek?

The resilience approach to management is not a panacea, and there is the danger that like the notion of sustainability, it will come to mean whatever one wants it to mean.

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Affordable health insurance for N.Y.’s small firms

By making the health insurance market work better for New York's small businesses, the law is letting them focus on what they do best: delivering great products and services, creating jobs and growing our economy.

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Are MOOCs the future of U.S. higher education?

Massive open online courses-MOOCs-are quite the rage today. Using examples such as the replacement of cassette tapes by compact discs, typewriters by word processors and presentations with overhead projectors by PowerPoint presentations, proponents have contended that MOOCs are about to ...

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There’s just one place where this is a dirty word

I wish I could remember with any certainty when I first heard and understood the word "compromise." It could well have been at the schoolyard, where baseball was played each day until dusk throughout the summer.   The bases were ...

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For leaders, transparent conversations take courage

Corporate leaders walk a tightrope between transparency and secrecy. We can’t recklessly talk about everything we know. At the same time, open conversations help fix issues before bad news turns into a full-blown crisis.   Recent examples show the dangers ...

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