|MATR Newsletter - Fri Jan 24, 2014|
This MATR newsletter sponsored by:
Add an event...
To subscribe or unsubscribe from the free weekly MATR newsletter, please visit our list info page
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again." Og Mandino
National Compliment Day is January 24 - How many people will you compliment today? http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Data Focused Business Cluster
Montana Department of Commerce
- Rep. Daines praises University of Montana and Missoula business leaders for high-tech efforts
"The opportunity is real," said Clayton Christian, the Montana commissioner of higher education. "It's what we need to focus on and what we need the university to respond to. The Montana University System has a role in that as well."
TEDx Events in Montana
- Governor Bullock Unveils New "Welcome to Montana" Highway Signs
Montana Department of Commerce and Department of Trans portation Collaborate on Innovative Makeover for State's Highway Signs
- Today's TED Talk Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify
Rule One: Understand what your colleagues actually do.
- TEDification versus Edification
TED is the new counterculture.
- Free Webinar: Direct Mail & EDDM 101-Launch A Killer Campaign, 1/30, Online
Get your customer's undivided attention and improve your ROI. We will show you how.
- Will This be the Year of Data Analytics in the Marketing Department?
Businesses that become data activists will leverage analytics to drive decisions in 2014 and gain, in the process, a tremendous edge over competitors.
- What's the point of all that data, anyway? It's to make decisions.
Data science has been called "the sexiest job of the 21st century."
Montana Economic Development
- Why Imagination Media will help you attract your best clients & grow your business.
If you need help starting or advancing your online marketing strategy you've also come to the right place.
- Made in Montana initiative begins
Made in Montana offers an online product directory for crafts that are either created, grown or enhanced in the state resulting in 50 percent or more added-value.
- Mamalode is going NATIONAL
Mother's Day Eve is going to be a licensed event across the country.
- Bozeman Business and Professional Women (BPW) Woman of Achievement Applications Requested
We are certain that you know an amazing woman who has served Southwest Montana above and beyond what is expected - and we would like to know about it!
- Butte jury's $52 million verdict for Masters Group International against Comerica bank possibly highest in state history
A Butte jury delivered a $52 million verdict Friday against a bank that received billions in federal bailout dollars, but refused to use the money to help a flailing client -- an international company that planned to take root in Butte.
- Missoula, Montana's St. Pat's Hospital - An abrupt end
Hospital administrators remain adamant in their refusal to provide detailed information about the continued restructuring.
- Made in Montana: Successful flicks boost the state's profile among big filmmakers
With films shot here receiving prestigious nominations or invitation to large film festivals, Deny Staggs, film commissioner for the Montana Film Office, says it helps prove that Montana is a plush place for filmmakers. This despite the fact that the state offers smaller tax incentive than other similarly populated ones.
MSU Leadership Institute & UM Global Leadership Initiative
- Chief executive Matt Vincent, others pushing Butte as a manufacturing hub
For the second time in the past month, Vincent will meet with federal officials about enhancing manufacturing and an initiative by President Obama to create at least 15 National Network Manufacturing Innovation Centers across the country.
- The Neuroscience Of Effective Leadership
What do you get when you cross your grandmother's advice with the latest research in neuroscience?
- 4 Habits Of Punctual People
Those people who are always on time? How to they do it? If you are part of the 20% of Americans who are chronically late, get ready to change everything.
North Dakota Business and Economic Development
- Montana Tax News You Can Use - An e-newsletter for tax preparers and those interested in the state's tax system
New DOR website launched, now totally compatible with mobile devices
Regional Economic Development
- North Dakota to Expand the Innovate ND Entrepreneur Program
The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced the launch of the new Innovate ND program for entrepreneurs. The expanded program focuses on fostering innovation and accelerating venture formation/growth in North Dakota.
University of Montana & Montana State University Tech Transfer
- Why State Economic Development Strategies Should Be Metro-Centric
Most cities, regions, and US states have extremely limited leverage in this marketplace and thus to a great extent are market takers more than market makers. They have to adapt to new realities, but a lack of willingness to face up to the truth, combined with geo-political conditions, mean this has seldom been done.
- Bigger in Bend - Building a Regional Startup Cluster
Today, with every city, state and country trying to build out a technology cluster, following Dino's progress can provide others with a roadmap of what's worked and what has not. Bend, Oregon is an ideal case study because of its size, location and entrepreneurial characteristics.
- Fracking Jobs Come with Costs
A policy brief from a rural development center says rural communities wanting to cash-in on energy jobs should consider their options carefully.
- Platform opens up today's student research to businesses
It's obvious that there's a market for connecting graduates and businesses, but why wait until young people have finished their studies?
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Feds to Mayors: Work with Industry on Workforce Development
In Idaho, where state leaders are rebranding K-12 education "K-through-career," Gov. "Butch" Otter is calling for more instructors in high-demand programs to reduce the time needed to graduate.
- Get Up, Stand Up! 360 Degree Math Revolutionizes Classrooms
"The teacher becomes the audience and the students become the performers."
Montana Education Excellence
- The Boldest Education Ideas from State of State Addresses So Far
Education is taking center stage early in the State of the State season. Here are some of the more interesting proposals governors are floating.
- University Pushes Undergraduates to Try Nonbusiness Classes
"The intent is really to make sure that students have an in-depth experience outside of the business school, and that is something that is coming from the market,"
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- CodeMontana is changing lives, more than 900 students signed up
Another participant from eastern Montana stated, "I like being able to create things, but I never thought about creating them with a computer language before, and I've found that I really enjoy it. I plan on majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, so there's no telling where I'll end up."
- University of Montana freezes hiring, will cut $9M from next year's budget
"We have a goal to ensure that we always have 50 percent of our total budget going toward instruction," he said. "We don't want to jeopardize that."
Energy and Climate Change
- Montana Chapter of HIMSS Announces Student Sponsorships!
The Montana Chapter of HIMSS is offering student sponsorships to cover convention expenses, as well as additional funds to cover HIMSS student membership fees.
Connectivity & Communications
- Distributed Solar Sparks 'War of Business Models' - California utilities would like to “strangle” solar
Threatened by the increasingly diverse electricity generation market, more utilities are pushing back on incentives for rooftop solar, such as net-metering credits.
- Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change
Coke reflects a growing view among American business leaders and mainstream economists who see global warming as a force that contributes to lower gross domestic products, higher food and commodity costs, broken supply chains and increased financial risk.
- Making Montana Wired - Sluggish Internet speed a hinderance to statewide economy
"Broadband is needed for Montana to be globally competitive. It's needed just to provide basic services. In every aspect, from work to education to health care, Internet is just becoming essential and the broadband demand is increasing exponentially." Kathleen McMahon, who founded the Whitefish-based Applied Communications, a broadband consulting firm
- Government's Challenge: Building Its Crucial IT Workforce
Public leaders need to recognize where their governments and agencies fit within the larger job market -- especially within the information-technology field -- and begin to think and act innovatively to help ensure that their initiatives and services not only operate but do so securely and in ways that fit with what constituents expect.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Video: 'Three Cups' author Greg Mortenson: 'I let a lot of people down'
The once-acclaimed author of "Three Cups of Tea," the 2007 book that provided insight into Afghanistan, fell into controversy amid allegations of fabrication and mishandling of nonprofit funds. Mortenson sits down with NBC's Tom Brokaw.
- Missoula, Montana home shows that unexpected angles and unusual materials prove that a house can be a live-in sculpture
Lets take a tour of the house, looking at the outside and then at the inside in reverse -- from the roof to the front door.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- National Compliment Day is January 24 - How many people will you compliment today?
"You can be my wingman anytime." -- Iceman to Maverick in "Top Gun."
- Why Bitcoin Matters - Marc Andreessen
I will explain why Bitcoin has so many Silicon Valley programmers and entrepreneurs all lathered up, and what I think Bitcoin's future potential is.
- 8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020
That's the subject of a new book, called Shift 2020, which explores the future of everything from greentech and health care to 3-D printing and transport.
- A Low-Cost Way to Improve Transit Service in Every City
The stakes of waiting are particularly high with transit, because the alternative - taking the car - requires no wait at all.
To subscribe or unsubscribe from the free weekly MATR newsletter, please visit our list info page