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5 Top Money Tips From a Financial Planners Conference
Next Avenue: This article on financial planning features advice from William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who says that people can make their money last longer by defying conventional wisdom on retirement portfolio withdrawals.

To Phubb or Not to Phubb?
The Huffington Post: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, penned this column (and quiz) for The Huffington Post, which challenges the reader to answer the question: Are you a phubber? “Phubbing” – or phone snubbing – is the act of ignoring someone in your company because you’re too engrossed in the goings on of your cellphone. Much of the column is taken from Roberts’ new book, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are you Addicted to Your Smartphone?” He and fellow researcher, Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Baylor, recently published a study, which showed that phubbing can damage romantic relationships and lead to depression.

Addicted to Your Smartphone? Quit the Habit in Nine Easy Steps
Viva Magazine: Are you struggling to ignore the sweet buzzing, chiming and ringing of your precious smartphone? In this article, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, offers nine tips to break away from your cellphone. Roberts, who is known nationally for his research on smartphone addiction, is quoted.

Perfect Pitch
Pitchfest competitions have become quite popular with entrepreneurs seeking financing. Ruben Cantu, founder and CEO of Core Media Strategies, shares his top five tips when presenting ideas to investors, in order to nail a pitch.

Cell Phone Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is featured in this story discussing the positives and negatives of cellphone use, cellphone-free zones and proper use of technology. Roberts’ new book, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?,” addresses smartphone addiction, etiquette and technology’s effects on relationships.

Believe It or Not, There's a 'Right' Way to Take a Break
Dr. Oz - The Good Life: This article centers on new research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, who identified the keys to taking a workday break that replenishes energy, concentration and motivation. Hunter, who was interviewed for the story, said, "I expected many of these assumptions we had about workday breaks — like going outside, doing things that are less effortful, putting aside work and not thinking about it — to be really effective. But it only came down to two things." Those two things are 1) taking mid-morning breaks and 2) doing things that you prefer.

Coffee Break, Lunch Break, ‘Better Break’: The Best Time To Take A Break From Work And Do Something You Enjoy
Medical Daily: This article centers on a new management study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which provides a greater understanding of how employees can take workday breaks that replenish energy, concentration and motivation. The research was conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management, and is published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Cold Calling Anxiety
About Health: The Keller Center for Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and a team of Baylor M.B.A. students partnered with the research and development department at Keller Williams Realty International to conduct a study about cold calling. The study sought to quantify the importance and effectiveness about cold calling as a prospecting tool and measure the effectiveness of cold calls.

Social Security Strategy: Boost Lifetime Payouts With the Spousal Benefit
NASDAQ: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., Professor & Holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about how spouses may maximize the higher earner's benefit when it comes to Social Security payouts.

Creating the Right Setting for Success
Leadership expert Dan Rockwell says culture building helps to attract and retain the kind of people who will fulfill a company’s mission. He says some industries, such as banking, government and education, can be slower to change culture. He advises to start small, with a division, a team, or an office. And remember, a “great place to work” is often determined by what is tolerated on the job. For example, management allowing rudeness in a meeting, or allowing a great performer to break the rules.

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