/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication in Japan

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication

Time and again Japan has proven itself to be a significant presence on the world stage. With a communication style notably different from Western nations, business professionals and tourists alike can initially find it difficult to comprehend the full scope of meaning in any interaction there. However, understanding the importance of Japan’s nonverbal culture can… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

7 Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication

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“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” -Peter F. Drucker More than half of all information communicated in conversation is done so in nonverbal form, Psychology Today reports. Types of nonverbal communication vary considerably based on culture and country of origin. For individuals working in the realm of international business, understanding… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

5 Types of Investors for Startups

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“The most meaningful way to succeed is to help others succeed.” – Adam Grant, organizational psychologist Investors are unique players in the growth process of a business. The level and quality of their involvement can ultimately help determine a company’s success or failure. It is imperative for budding entrepreneurs to take the time to learn… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

Stock Market Terms You Need to Know

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“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” -Benjamin Franklin   It’s common for the stock market to initially seem enigmatic. What is its purpose? How does it work? What do I need to know about it? To answer such questions, it helps to begin by learning the language that describes the stock market’s… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

Hedge Fund vs Mutual Fund: A Guide for Investors

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When it comes to investing, knowledge is power. To make the most of their participation in the stock market, all investors should have at least a rudimentary understanding of the types of investment options available and how these options can help grow their assets. Hedge funds and mutual funds are two examples. Although often confused… Read more »

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Types of Mergers and Acquisitions

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“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford When major corporations decide to combine, the potential benefits are significant. Mergers and acquisitions (or “M&As”) enable companies to increase their profits, acquire competitive talent and gain a considerable edge in the marketplace. For anyone seeking to join the world… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Business

Why You Should Consider Pittsburgh for Your Start Up

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Pittsburgh, once known for its steel industry, is making an economic transformation as one of the nation’s emerging technology hubs. A report by the Pittsburgh Technology Council estimates that the city is home to nearly 35,000 people working in software- and hardware-related professions. According to the report, this occupational cluster is expecting to add more… Read more »

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Startup Funding Stages

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Funding is arguably one of the most crucial elements of growing a company. Businesses seeking to expand may do so by appealing to investors — individuals or firms who offer money on the promise that they will receive a substantial payout once a company becomes profitable. Appealing to these investors is a process that comes… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Criminal Justice

Addressing Transgressions: Types of Criminal Punishment

Types of Criminal Punishment

Systems of criminal punishment exist to serve justice to offenders and protect the public. Every society, throughout history and across the world, has unique ideas about the meaning of these concepts. This has given rise to a variety of theories about how to address offenders and their actions. Different Types of Criminal Punishment The following… Read more »

/ Rebecca Bernstein/ Criminal Justice

An Introduction to Restorative Justice

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“Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior,” explains the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation (CJR). Although the concept is far from new, it gained modern prominence in the 1970s as an alternative to traditional methods of handling crime, The New York Times reports. Understanding restorative justice… Read more »