| Moving Up the Ladder - The Impact of Professional Sports Franchises on a City's Economy
by Victor Matheson and Tim Muma - Apr, 2015
Millions of fans across the US spend tons of time, money and passion on professional sports franchises across multiple leagues (e.g. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL). With some teams looking to move, and other cities trying to keep its current club with a state-of-the-art stadium or arena, many begin to wonder what actual financial impact these franchises have on each city. Sports economist Victor Matheson is a recognized expert on the top...
| Management Decisions - Female Entrepreneurs: Achievements and Challenges
by Kay Koplovitz and Tim Muma - Apr, 2015
Kay Koplovitz became the first woman to head a TV network in 1977 when she founded the USA Network. She later stepped up to become the chairman and CEO of the Sci-Fi Channel, displaying her tremendous knowledge and skill as an entrepreneur and executive. She joins Tim Muma to discuss her experiences, what women have to offer as business leaders, and the challenges that still exist. Kay also gives LJNRadio the inside scoop on h...
| Moving Up the Ladder - The Gaming Industry: Sexism and Death Threats
by Brianna Wu and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
The gender gap remains wide in the gaming industry and that is contributing to many unfortunate and often-disturbing cases of sexism. In some scenarios, serious threats of bodily harm and even death have become regular occurrences for women who are speaking out and trying to counteract the inequalities. Brianna Wu, video game developer and co-founder of Giant Spacekat, talks to Tim Muma about her experiences in the industry, w...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Being the First Female Athletic Director at a Division I College
by Mary Alice Hill and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Being the first - anything - has tremendous uncertainty and challenges to overcome. For Mary Alice Hill, she jumped headlong into an arena created, driven and ruled by men: Division I collegiate athletics. Mary talks with Tim Muma about her ascent in the sports world, eventually becoming the first female to hold the position of Athletic Director at a major university. Mary shares the stories of the hurdles she faced, how she e...
Is a Fundraising Career Right for You?
by Randall Olson - Mar, 2008
Is it important to you that the work you pursue makes positive contributions to society and people in need? Do you like the idea of helping a worthy cause raise the money it needs to provide valuable services in your community or to a larger service area? If so, a fundraising career might be a perfect choice for you. Who Hires Fundraising Professionals? Many different types of nonprofit organizations hire people to work i...
For Creative People: How to Develop Your Career
by Debbie Brown - May, 2007
"If you're a truly creative person, you know that feeling insecure and lonely is par for the course. You can't have it both ways: you can't be creative, and conform too. You have to recognize that what makes you different also makes you creative." - Arno Penzias in Fast Company In my work with attorneys, MBA's, entrepreneurs and other creative professionals, I often watch people struggle with the need to conform to other p...
Vote for the Arts
by Rebecca Ryan - Apr, 2004
Last month, I talked about the connection between Noodling and Doodling, that human development is economic development. This week I want to make the case for the arts and the important role they play in the life and death of cities. This year, I have the privilege of helping Milwaukee’s United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) raise over nine million. Piece of cake. Why? Because in Milwaukee, young professionals, entrepreneurs,...
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