Thought Leadership October 29

Chris DavisAccounting, with Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP
The newest addition to SaportaReport’s Thought Leadership column’s, Chris Davis, partner in Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP’s Advisory Business Services group, gives examples of two tax horror stories, and suggestions on how you can avoid running away from your taxes screaming.

LPardi2Philanthropy, with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
This week, Lita Pardi, senior program officer at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, explains why nonprofits are focusing more and more on partnering with others to leverage resources and achieve greater efficiencies.

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
As pink takes a hiatus from our shelves, advocates hope their message of prevention, early detection and destigmatizing breast cancer reached women across the country through this October.

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Location goes beyond a great school system and grocery store convenience. A great location is also determined by commuting capabilities, a city’s economy and future resale value. Keep this in mind when searching for your next home.

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Thought Leadership July 08

BKrise2013Philanthropy, with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Barrett Krise, senior philanthropic advisor for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, challenges Atlantans to get involved in their local community nonprofits this summer.

Binh DamTransit, with MARTA
This week Binh Dam shares his idea for introducing timed transfers. Timed, synchronized transfers allows buses and trains to meet at transit stations so passengers can easily transfer from one route to the other.

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
Continuing the topic from last week’s post, sleep is the foundation of good health. If you’re having trouble getting the rest you need, learn helpful habits and techniques on my column this week.

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J.D. Crowe writes about the expert advice he gave on this week’s  “Good Day Atlanta.” With rising rates, if you’re in the market, it’s time to take buying a home seriously.

Daniel L. Stots, M.S.Robinson College of Business
What do great leaders have in common? They never stop learning. For great leaders, development lasts a lifetime and draws upon surprising sources, far beyond their day-to-day worlds.

Sustainability
From August 21-23, on Jekyll Island, an estimated 500 leaders in various industries will participate in 50 educational sessions entirely focused on Georgia. There is simply no other gathering like it in our state.

Global Health, with MAP International
When talking about global health activity here in Atlanta, we typically focus on diseases like malaria, Guinea worm or river blindness.  Rarely, however, do we talk about mental health.

pngRegional Issues Forum, with the Metro Atlanta Chamber
Rolf Versluis, CTO, Adcap Network Systems explains why Atlanta– an ecosystem where bright minds want to bring their best ideas and where great companies want to build their homes — is the perfect environment for  the field of mobility.

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Thought Leadership July 1

LGrady2013Philanthropy, with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Lesley Grady, senior VP of Community Partnerships at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, discusses the myriad ”corners” of our individual lives that make up our collective communities.

Transit, with MARTA
This week Becky Katz shares her ideas on beautifying the Peachtree Center station. So many tourists take photos in front of the grey escalators, but wouldn’t it be great if there were a mural representing Atlanta on the walls?

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
No matter how old you are, sleep is still important. But are you really getting your fair share? Seven to eight hours of shut-eye is vital to your physical and mental health.

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Renovating your house can be an exciting process, but maintaining your property is just as important. Make sure you know which renovations will add value to your home before you undertake the expense.

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 4.31.12 PMRobinson College of Business
Is your board about to hire the wrong CEO? Read a few strategic tips here to find out whether your company’s next pick is the right fit or if leaving a legacy is causing the focus to stay on the past rather than the future.

Sustainability
In such a dynamic marketplace of ideas, it can be challenging for an enterprise to ground itself strategically. Howard Lalli discusses how the best way to make sustainability happen is to do things that people like.

Global Health, with MAP International
When talking about global health activity here in Atlanta, we typically focus on diseases like malaria, Guinea worm or river blindness.  Rarely, however, do we talk about mental health.

pngRegional Issues Forum, with the Metro Atlanta Chamber
Rolf Versluis, CTO, Adcap Network Systems explains why Atlanta– an ecosystem where bright minds want to bring their best ideas and where great companies want to build their homes — is the perfect environment for  the field of mobility.

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Thought Leadership June 10

Kathy.photo.11.06Philanthropy, with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
This week, Kathy Palumbo, director of Community Partnerships at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, shares her early experiences with charity and the nonprofit world.

Mayeske_Noel 2012Transit, with MARTA
This week Atlanta’s Noel Mayeske shares his views on how MARTA saved his life. Noel reduced his stress, got more exercise, helped the environment and lessened his commute time all through the use of public transit.

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
Peaches and vidalia onions are part of Georgia’s summer bounty. Savor the season at a farmers market — it’s good for your health and the local economy.

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They say what goes up must come down. The reverse is true of mortgage rates. We’ve been enjoying historically low rates but it seems that they are on the rise.

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In this world of 24/7 news and avid social media “reporters,” a leaders ability to roll with the punches has become vastly more important. But does your leader absorb shocks to the system or make situations worse?

Sustainability
In such a dynamic marketplace of ideas, it can be challenging for an enterprise to ground itself strategically. Howard Lalli discusses how the best way to make sustainability happen is to do things that people like.

Global Health, with MAP International
Michael Nyenhuis is in Liberia this week to celebrate the delivery of a large shipment of medicines and medical supplies that will be used to treat people  suffering from the little-known tropical disease called Buruli ulcer.

AndyStaines-SuitRegional Issues Forum, with the Metro Atlanta Chamber
“We need more jobs and growth.” Andrew Staines, First Secretary for Trade and Business Policy in the British embassy to the U.S., explains his view on this simple conclusion from the annual Europe Day celebration sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

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Thought Leadership May 27

lainshakespeareTransit, with MARTA
This week’s MARTA Challenge entry features a project entitled ‘Nobody Rides MARTA’ by Lain Shakespeare with photographs by Jason Travis. Check out the full photo essay at http://nobodyridesmarta.tumblr.com

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
Controversy surrounds the Affordable Care Act with almost every facet of the law having been challenged. This October, the most contentious creations of the ACA will open for business – state health insurance exchanges.

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If someone asked you what type of home you would like to buy, you’d probably know the answer. But if someone asked you what type of mortgage you want, could you answer the question just as quickly?

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.13.59 PMRobinson College of Business
LinkedIn is far and away the best tool to connect business professionals. It’s  becoming an excellent way build a personal brand. Randy Hain explains how to be deliberate in your use of this channel to market yourself.

Sustainability
In such a dynamic marketplace of ideas, it can be challenging for an enterprise to ground itself strategically. Howard Lalli discusses how the best way to make sustainability happen is to do things that people like.

Global Health, with MAP International
Michael Nyenhuis is in Liberia this week to celebrate the delivery of a large shipment of medicines and medical supplies that will be used to treat people  suffering from the little-known tropical disease called Buruli ulcer.

AndyStaines-SuitRegional Issues Forum, with the Metro Atlanta Chamber
“We need more jobs and growth.” Andrew Staines, First Secretary for Trade and Business Policy in the British embassy to the U.S., explains his view on this simple conclusion from the annual Europe Day celebration sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

janschroder.smallPublic Relations, with Schroder PR
Why won’t journalists return your calls? Jan Schroder can tell you. Using her experience in both PR and journalism, Jan explains the reality of the pitching world and describes the best ways to go about having your pitch heard.

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Thought Leadership May 21

payson_schwinTransit, with MARTA
Payson Schwin contributes to this week’s MARTA Challenge with an entry on easing rush hour travel. By extending the Blue Line Train’s final eastbound destination from Candler Park to Indian Creek during peak times, MARTA could improve customer satisfaction and productivity.

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
Our lives are often defined by habits. Depending on what those habits are, this could either be a good or a bad thing. As powerful as established habits are, we can change our ways if we want to, use good techniques, and go slow.

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The housing market creates a ripple effect through the economy and other industries. The lack of construction right now could be in part due to the need for  the employment rate to go up – and whether or not the growing workforce will move at the same pace of needed construction.

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.13.59 PMRobinson College of Business
LinkedIn is far and away the best tool to connect business professionals. It’s the bare bones of business backgrounds without the social hazards of Twitter and Facebook. But in this ever changing networking world, there are a few key points to keep in mind when using LinkedIn.

Sustainability
In such a dynamic marketplace of ideas, it can be challenging for an enterprise to ground itself strategically. Howard Lalli discusses how the best way to make sustainability happen is to do things that people like.

Global Health, with MAP International
Monday’s Atlanta Summit on Global Health and Hunger yielded a bold prediction by Duluth-based AGCO’s G. Eric Raby, vice-president of global marketing and commercial development: Africa will become a net exporter of food to the rest of the world.

AndyStaines-SuitRegional Issues Forum, with the Metro Atlanta Chamber
“We need more jobs and growth.” Andrew Staines, First Secretary for Trade and Business Policy in the British embassy to the U.S., explains his view on this simple conclusion from the annual Europe Day celebration luncheon sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.

janschroder.smallPublic Relations, with Schroder PR
Why won’t journalists return your calls? Jan Schroder can tell you why. Using her experience in both PR and journalism, Jan explains the reality of the pitching world and describes the best ways to go about having your pitch heard.

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Thought Leadership May 13

Transit, with MARTA
MARTA kicks off its first-ever “MARTA challenge” with a post from Priscilla Hayes Padrón. While the initial excitement over Atlanta’s public transport from the 70′s and 80′s may be gone, there are still a few small (and cheap) ways MARTA can regain some excitement.

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
With the summer months approaching, it’s tempting to lay outside with no sunscreen to get that perfect tan. But cover up! There are more new cases of skin cancer every year than there are of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined.

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As the housing market begins to surge again, so do scams. Zillow, a popular Internet site for users to list and search for properties, recently found itself in a sophisticated listing scam. Learn the signs and don’t be fooled.

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.13.59 PMRobinson College of Business
When searching for a new job, age can be your best asset. But are you using it appropriately? The challenge is to use your accumulated knowledge to focus on opportunities where you can add the most value to a prospective employer.

Sustainability
In such a dynamic marketplace of ideas, it can be challenging for an enterprise to ground itself strategically. Howard Lalli discusses how the best way to make sustainability happen is to do things that people like.

Global Health, with MAP International
In the afterglow of Mother’s Day, a disturbing stat has come to light. Of all the Millenium Development goals, the least progress has been made on maternal health. In Ethiopia, Atlanta-based CARE is taking a hands-on approach and they may just have some answers.

Regional Issues Forum, with the Metro Atlanta Chamber
During the past legislative session, Georgia scored a victory for global business with the passage of SB 122. Jorge Fernandez explains  the bill passage illustrates how Georgia offers the best environment for international companies to achieve their highest level of success.

Public Relations, with Schroder PR
A year or two ago, social media channels couldn’t hold a light to the site traffic directed from search engines. Now sites like Facebook and Twitter have taken over. Account manager Bailee Bowman strips down a recent article entitled ‘Where did all the search traffic go?’ to find the reason why.

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Thought Leadership May 6

thumb_23-lyle-harris-writer Transit, with MARTA
MARTA is happy to announce the beginning of the first-ever “MARTA challenge.” People are encouraged to send in their ideas, articles, videos, you-name-it in an effort to make MARTA the best transit system it can be.

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
Sometimes getting a little down and dirty can be a good thing. Exposing children to germs and bacteria can actually help to build a stronger immune system in the future and may help lower the risk of allergy-related issues.

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What’s the secret to building a successful company? Make your employees happy. A happy workforce raises sales by 37 percent, productivity by 31 percent and accuracy on tasks by 19 percent.

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.13.59 PMRobinson College of Business
All too often, seasoned employees in the middle of a career transition find themselves constantly passed up for the younger generation. But age is an asset and it’s about time corporate America got creative with hiring.

Sustainability
In such a dynamic marketplace of ideas, it can be challenging for an enterprise to ground itself strategically. Howard Lalli discusses how the best way to make sustainability happen is to do things that people like.

 

profileGlobal Health, with MAP International
What exactly causes disease? What determines the health of a population? This year’s World Affairs Council Global Health Summit is diving into the complex subjects by taking a look at hunger and food security.

Regional Issues Forum
During the past legislative session, Georgia scored a victory for global business with the passage of SB 122. Jorge Fernandez explains  the bill passage illustrates how Georgia offers the best environment for international companies to achieve their highest level of success.

Thumbnail for 873Public Relations, with Schroder PR
A year or two ago, social media channels couldn’t hold a light to the site traffic directed from search engines. Now sites like Facebook and Twitter have taken over. Account manager Bailee Bowman strips down a recent article entitled ‘Where did all the search traffic go?’ to find the reason why.

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Last Week in Thought Leadership

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
When was the last time you went to the emergency room for an emergency? David Martin discusses urgent care facilities, the alternative model to the emergency room that is expanding and fighting to lower health care costs.

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Sales of new single-family homes increased in March and mortgage rates are at record lows. Kathy Gyselinck explains how recent reports indicate unique opportunities in the housing market are fueling the economic recovery.

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.13.59 PMRobinson College of Business
When is it time to not leave a job? A question that rarely receives proper consideration, Randy Hain explains how after a little self-reflection, would-be job seekers tend to realize they own many of the issues they have in their careers.

Sustainability
In such a dynamic marketplace of ideas,, it can be challenging for an enterprise to ground itself strategically. Howard Lalli discusses how the best way to make sustainability happen is to do thing that people like.

GlobalHealth_Michael NyenhuisGlobal Health
Why do organizations with a mission to provide medicine, prevent disease and promote health find themselves involved in so many agriculture programs helping communities grow more food? Michael Nyenhuis explains  how “the boy in the red shirt” provides the answer.

Regional Issues Forum
During the past legislative session, Georgia scored a victory for global business with the passage of SB 122. Jorge Fernandez explains  the bill passage illustrates how Georgia offers the best environment for international companies to achieve their highest level of success.

IMG_8372Public Relations, with Schroder PR
How do you keep Fox 5 I-Team Investigative Reporter Randy Travis from airing your dirty laundry on the nightly news? Account Manager Sarah Funderburk shares insight from the eyewitness reporter Atlantans hope to avoid.

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Last week in Thought Leadership

Health Care Practice, with VeinInnovations
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac grow happily in Georgia, and one brush with their leaves or vines leaves more than half of Americans covered in a rash. David Martin gives advice to avoid the “poison three” as well as some home remedies.

jd-crowe-2Home Mortgages, with Southeast Mortgage
J.D. Crowe describes how the Realtors Confidence Index produced by the National Association of Realtors further supports the recent surveys and reports of optimism on the housing market’s revival this year – and what that means for a mortgage company.

Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.13.59 PMRobinson College of Business
When is it time to not leave a job? A question that rarely receives proper consideration, Randy Hain explains how after a little self-reflection, would-be job seekers tend to realize they own many of the issues they have in their careers.

Sustainability
Atlanta will highlight an aspect of its national sustainability leadership when it hosts the largest event in the country that focuses on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment – The National Brownfields Conference. Howard Lalli discusses the conference and what it will bring to Atlanta.

GlobalHealth_Michael NyenhuisGlobal Health
While the pay scales and prestige do not suggest that faculty, students and alumni of schools of public health are at the front lines, Michael Nyenhuis argues they are. He explains how schools of public health are often more valuable than the highly-specialized physicians that are so prized (no offense meant to them).

Regional Issues Forum
During the past legislative session, Georgia scored a victory for global business with the passage of SB 122. Jorge Fernandez explains  the bill passage illustrates how Georgia offers the best environment for international companies to achieve their highest level of success.

baileePublic Relations, with Schroder PR
Account Coordinator Bailee Bowman explains how social media is rapidly changing from a means to engage friends and family to a means to engage businesses, organizations and an entire nation in the wake of tragedy.

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