Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center http://www.bpl.org/kbl Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400 x4142, businessref@bpl.org Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:51:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Glasses Free Cinema 3D http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/29/glasses-free-cinema-3d/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/29/glasses-free-cinema-3d/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:16:19 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9933 A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has found a way to view 3D movies without glasses.

The team’s prototype isn’t yet ready for market since it requires 50 sets of mirrors and lenses, but it has been demonstrated in an auditorium, where all viewers saw 3D images of a consistently high resolution.

 

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How Much Money Do Entrepreneurs Need to Launch, and Where do they Get It? http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/20/how-much-money-do-entrepreneurs-need-to-launch-and-where-do-they-get-it/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/20/how-much-money-do-entrepreneurs-need-to-launch-and-where-do-they-get-it/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:53:46 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9905 global entrepreneurship

 

According to a recent Babson report, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ,  U.S. entrepreneurs required a median of $17,500 in funding to launch their companies – 57 percent of which was funded by themselves. Women also reported requiring $10,000 – half as much funding as men reported – to start a company.

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SCORE Small Business Mentoring Returns on July 23 from 1-4 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/11/score-small-business-mentoring-returns-on-july-23-from-1-4/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/11/score-small-business-mentoring-returns-on-july-23-from-1-4/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:11:05 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9886 SCOREAttend a free 1-hour business mentoring sessions for small business owners or people considering starting a small business. Register by calling 617-565-5591 or online at https://scoreboston.org/KL/ .

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LinkedIn Top Attractors http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/21/linkedin-top-attractors/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/21/linkedin-top-attractors/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:21:36 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9845  

LinkedIn

Yesterday, LinkedIn released several lists of companies who attract and keep talented employees. LinkedIn’s researchers assembled a global list and lists of companies in select countries:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • France
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

You can read more about the data collection and selection methodology here.

If you are thinking about shaking up your career, don’t forget to look at our guide for Job Seekers (and Internship Seekers too!).

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New Arrivals at Kirstein http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/09/new-arrivals-at-kirstein-3/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/09/new-arrivals-at-kirstein-3/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:08:17 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9829 The new books keep coming into Kirstein,

 

so please check them out.

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Using Prezi for Presentations http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/03/using-prezi-for-presentations/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/03/using-prezi-for-presentations/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:31:48 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9816 Have you tried Prezi yet?  Prezi is a fun and easy way to make your presentations more dynamic.   Check out this Prezi for a quick overview on accessing our Business Electronic Resources.

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redcheckNeed help on learning how to build your own Prezi? Check out Lynda.com’s Prezi Essential Training webinar.

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Growth in Biotechnology Employment Exceeds Growth of Biotechnology Graduates in Massachusetts http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/25/growth-in-biotechnology-employment-exceeds-growth-of-biotechnology-graduates/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/25/growth-in-biotechnology-employment-exceeds-growth-of-biotechnology-graduates/#comments Wed, 25 May 2016 13:57:11 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9800 MassbioedThe MassBioEd 2016 Job Trends Forecast states “The Massachusetts biopharmaceutical industry is in a prolonged period of expansion for which we see no close through 2018. The total number of industry job listings jumped by 35.5% in 2015 over 2014.” Unfortunately the number of qualified candidates has not kept pace with the demand. “As 87 percent of surveyed biopharmaceutical employers indicated that they would be adding net new employees in the next 12 months, 78 percent of employers indicated that it is more difficult to find
qualified talent than it was three years ago in 2013.”

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Massachusetts Economic Outlook “rests on a precarious footing” http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/23/massachusetts-economic-outlook-rests-on-a-precarious-footing/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/23/massachusetts-economic-outlook-rests-on-a-precarious-footing/#comments Mon, 23 May 2016 19:51:47 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9795 massThe Massachusetts economic outlook, according to the MassBenchmarks Editorial Board, “rests on precarious footing”. Although economic indicators for Massachusetts are generally positive, the uncertain outlook for the global economy and a recent slowing of U.S. economic growth contribute to the uncertain outlook for Massachusetts.

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Expensive Boston Area Housing and the Middle Class http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/18/expensive-boston-area-housing-and-the-middle-class/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/18/expensive-boston-area-housing-and-the-middle-class/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 16:38:26 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9773 building-for-middle-cover-no-sponsorsAccording to a Metropolitan Area Planning Council report, the high cost of housing in the Boston Metro Area poses particular challenges for middle-income working households. Middle-income households earn too much to qualify for subsidized housing but not enough to have abundant choices in the housing market.

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Organize Your Social Life with a Shake of the Wrist http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/12/organize-your-social-life-with-a-shake-of-the-wrist/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/05/12/organize-your-social-life-with-a-shake-of-the-wrist/#comments Thu, 12 May 2016 16:33:05 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9760 shuflixOrganize your social life with a shake of your wrist at Shuflix . Select an activity type, radius, and time, shake your phone, and the app will randomly select activities that  meet your criteria. Available for iPhone now, and Android in a couple of weeks.

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