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David McPherson

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Find Your Inner Writer: New Writing and Composition Courses

Do you have a story inside you just waiting to come out? Do you have expertise in a subject that needs to be exposed to the world via a blog or a how-to book? Is your imagination on par with J. K. Rowling but you lack the tools to get your ideas onto paper? In addition to the knowledge, creativity and inspiration for your writing,...

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05 May 2016
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How to Build a Mobile App – 5 Free Courses

It’s Time To Build Your Mobile App The world has truly gone mobile. There are over 1.4 million iOS apps and over 1.8 million Android apps available and Apple reports over 100 billion app store downloads. ComScore reported that as of May, 2014, mobile app usage surpassed that of desktop, amounting to 51% of all time spent on digital media consumption. And the trend towards...

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23 Mar 2016
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6 Fundamentals of Business Management

Having a true passion for the business you are managing is very important for your success. But passion alone is not enough. You also need core business skills to properly launch your organization and survive over the long term. You need to understand business planning, strategy, finance, and marketing. If you plan to hire people to help run things, you need communication skills, leadership skills and...

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01 Mar 2016
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Hot IT Jobs for 2016

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the field of information technology are expected to grow 12% by 2024 with over 480,000 new positions in the fields of network security, cloud computing and IT management. IT Jobs consistently rank high on Indeed’s list of the top 30 computer and internet job titles and U.S. News and World Report ranks the job of...

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11 Feb 2016
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The Project Management Course for Achieving Your Goals

Wikipedia defines project management as “the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.” In short, project management is an advanced method of achieving goals. It is a system based on years of scientific research and development designed to help you initiate, plan, monitor and successfully complete a project. In business,...

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27 Jan 2016
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A New Year’s Resolution to Chart a New Course

The start of a new year is a great time to try something new. If you’ve been thinking about a new career direction or are interested in broadening your skills, taking an introductory online course will allow you to try something out and learn the basics. This month, edX is launching exciting new introductory courses in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, programming and much more. Take this...

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04 Jan 2016
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The 3 Most Important New Year’s Resolutions and How to Keep Them

It’s no surprise that the New Year’s resolutions to be healthier, learn something new and be a better, more positive person top most lists. These things form the basis for achieving so much more. A healthier you will be energized and ready to take on the world. Learning something new can open doors, create opportunities and greatly enrich your life. Having a positive “can do”...

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29 Dec 2015
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A Day to Remember and Honor Veterans

Honoring U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day Also known as The Great War, World War I was one of the deadliest events in history. More than four million Americans saw battle, and more than three hundred thousand lost their lives. We observe Veterans Day each year on November 11, the date that marks the anniversary of the end of WWI, when an armistice was signed...

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11 Nov 2015
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Leading the Global Workforce

Technology has created a global talent pool, changing the game for employers and employees alike. An employee’s physical location is less and less likely to be a factor when hiring, as companies must seek out top talent from around the world to remain competitive. It’s not uncommon for a team to consist of people with diverse backgrounds located on separate continents. Employment trends also show...

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26 Oct 2015

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