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What Waco Financial Advisers think about China-driven Stock Market Turmoil
Waco Tribune-Herald: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story about the recent stock market plunge. He urged investors to stay the course in the wake of the weak performance. “This is a hiccup, a season of short-term volatility nobody could have predicted, though a number of us are certainly not surprised, considering how highly the market had been valued,” Reichenstein said.
How to Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
Rewire Me: This blog on the “key to happiness” explores research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. He posits that the pursuit of material possessions may not equate to happiness but rather dissatisfaction. “People who pursue happiness through material gain tend to feel worse, and this is related to negative appraisals of their satisfaction with life,” wrote Roberts in his study, published in The Journal of Positive Psychology.
Summer Reading Fair Puts Books in Hands of Students
The Waco Tribune-Herald: Article about an extension of a summer-long program linking Waco ISD’s free summer meals program with reading mentorships quotes Linda English, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who leads the Book Nook summer reading program. English said children who need the summer meals program are the most vulnerable to the “summer slide,” a loss of the principles and education learned over the school year. “This is a major factor accounting for gaps in test scores among social classes... We’re trying to give them a better chance.”
Despite Improvements, Social Security Needs Bigger Fix: Retirement Scan
BankInvestementConsultant.com: Round up of current retirement news includes a link to a Kiplinger article on the kind of IRA account that is best for parents to leave their children. The article is based on a recent study in the Journal of Personal Finance by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management, and Tom Potts, Ph.D., professor of finance, both at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
Retirees, Consider This Valuable New Strategy for Passing IRAs to Your Heirs
Kiplinger’s Retirement Report: Article on what kind of IRA account is best for parents to leave their children is based on a recent study in the Journal of Personal Finance by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management, and Tom Potts, Ph.D., professor of finance, both at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
The Astoundingly Simple Secret That Makes Argentines the Best Texters in the World
Mic: This article focuses on the growing trend of voice and audio messages – in lieu of traditional texting – that people are adopting around the world. The story cites research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which revealed that college students spend an average of eight to 10 hours per day on their cellphones.
The Impact of Bystander Video from Smartphones
Houston Public Media: Story about people using cellphones to record such events as shootings and arrests quotes Baylor University researcher Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts says a new social trend is that people are choosing to record provocative events rather than intervene. “We’re going beyond one step of being just apathetic bystanders...to what I call ‘cruel voyeurs,’” Roberts says.
Building Products Plus Hires Seven Prison Entrepreneurship Program Graduates
University Chronicle: Building Products Plus, a Houston-based company, has found success in hiring employees through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which operates in more than 60 Texas prisons. Baylor researchers in 2013 conducted a study and found that PEP outperformed nine similar rehabilitation programs in achieving lower recidivism rates. Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business partners with PEP to help prisoners pursue certificates in entrepreneurship.
3 Ways To Ditch Hierarchy And Improve Company Performance
YFS Magazine: Per Bylund, Ph.D., research professor of entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, wrote this column addressing the pros and cons of ditching hierarchy and adopting a “horizontal” business structure. He offers three keys to making such a structure as productive as possible.
3 Unexpected Ways to Help Your Kids Be Mindful About Screen Time
The Huffington Post: Article includes three experts' viewpoints on family technology use. Quoted is Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts, author of “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?”, suggests tech-free zones of the house and times of the day – for everyone – so that cellphone use does not interfere with family relationships.