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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

prison

Two years ago, the founder of an innovative reentry program called RISE shared some staggering statistics about the way we deal with the millions of people imprisoned in the United States. The vast majority return to prison within five years, with many reoffending within 100 days of release. Most telling, for me, is that the vast majority of recidivists are unemployed.

That’s something I could help with, so I began going into prisons equipped with Gallup’s tools for job creation and talent development. These powerful tools show workers, managers, and others how recurring patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior can be productively applied.

 

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On this episode, Carolyn Yarina, CEO & Co-Founder of Sisu Global Health, chats about her Career, Sisu’s Technology, and Thoughts on Entrepreneurism with BioTalk Host Rich Bendis

Carolyn Yarina, CEO and Co-Founder of Sisu Global: Carolyn is a two-time founder/CEO with a proven track record of execution. She has raised nearly $3M from investors like Camden Partners & Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Carolyn has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, TEDxMidAtlantic, and has received awards like Maryland’s Innovator of the Year, Baltimore Business Journal Tech 10, and Baltimore’s Top 10 BioHealth CEO.

 

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water bottles

Bottled water has gone from a convenience to an alternative drinking-water system, with about a third of Americans choosing it over tap water most or all of the time. Why? More than 90% of those buying bottled water cite “safety” and “quality” as the reasons, but while it’s true that it can indeed be safe, this isn’t always the case.

 

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coach

A keen attention to the numbers is a through line in Karen Rhorer’s career. She started out in consulting and finance, and then moved into sales operations (previously at LinkedIn and currently as the Head of Customer Success and Sales Strategy at Atrium). And as she shared on the Review last year, she’s put those experiences to work, advising sales teams and developing a disciplined, metrics-driven framework for growing sales sustainably.

 

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Every year, we highlight ten counties that are performing particularly well in each population category: large (500K+), mid-sized (100K-500K), and small (less than 100K). Click on the place markers on the map to learn more.

 

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working women

Five years in to our research, we see bright spots at senior levels. But companies need to focus their efforts earlier in the pipeline to make real progress. This year marks the fifth year of our research on women in the workplace, conducted in partnership with LeanIn.Org. We look back on data and insights since 2015 from close to 600 companies that participated in the study, more than a quarter of a million people that were surveyed on their workplace experiences, and more than 100 in-depth one-on-one interviews that were conducted. (See our infographic below for top-level findings from the past five years.)

 

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31 US cities where a monthly mortgage is cheaper than rent Business Insider

In some US cities, it's cheaper to own a home than to rent a place.

Rents across the country keep going up. According to Zumper, in September 2019, the median national rent for a 1-bedroom was $1,250.

A recent study by GoBankingRates, a personal finance platform, found that in 31 cities, residents can save hundreds of dollars a month by paying a mortgage instead of paying rent.

Image: In September 2019, the median national rent for a 1-bedroom was $1,250 — which in some places is significantly more than the average monthly mortgage payment. Associated Press

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Niall McCarthy

The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Economic Competitiveness Report which assesses the drivers of productivity and long-term economic growth across the world. The research was first conducted in 1979 and it benchmarks the competitiveness of 141 economies through 103 indicators (on a scale from 0 to 100) organized into 12 themes to determine how close an economy is to the "frontier" of competitiveness. Innovation capability, health, skills and business dynamism were among the themes taken into account. This year, Singapore has overtaken the United States to become the world's most competitive economy with a score of 84.3 points out of 100.

 

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data

The sun never sets on the creation of new data.

Yes, the rate of generation may slow down at night as people send fewer emails and watch fewer videos. But for every person hitting the hay, there is another person on the opposite side of the world that is turning their smartphone on for the day.

 

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