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Ellen Frankenberg opines that one of the most significant factors determining the survival and success of a closely held company, especially a family business, is the presence of a board of advisers. Yet many such firms lack a board, or have one that meets seldom and contributes little.

Why do very smart entrepreneurs continue to ignore a strategy that promises great long-term payoffs for them and their successors? With apologies to David Letterman, here are their top 10 excuses for not establishing a board of advisers:

10. No one good enough will want to serve on my bo... More →
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This graphic shows the 2015 median annual salaries for geoscience-related occupations in the United States as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The colors represent divergent occupation categories. The columns in the lighter colors show the annual median salary for the broad occupational grouping. The darker colors are specific geoscience occupations within that broad occupational groups. The average median salary for geoscience-related occupations in 2015 was $83,737.

Since 2013, all but three (petroleum engineers, geoscientists, and geographers) of the geoscience ... More →
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Richard Moy is sure you have lost count of the number of times you have heard that you should reach out to your network when you are looking for a job. The people you know might be able to introduce you to a hiring manager, or they might have some knowledge about your field that would help you become a better candidate, or they might be hiring themselves. However, there are a few ways your requests could actually be annoying people. Here are some common mistakes people make before they even sit down for that seemingly innocent cup of coffee.

1. YOU ARE NOT DOING ENOUGH RESEARCH
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A one-time Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University, Department of Geology, Dr. Rhodes went on to great distinction as an educator and administrator. A fascinating lecturer.
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Where else can you get 11 career-enhancing courses taught by industry experts all in the same location within the same week? These courses will help you hone your oil and gas skills and keep current with new trends and technologies. Our 10th annual event offers a diverse range of instructors and sessions designed to keep you valuable and marketable in a down market. Mix and match the courses to best fit your needs and interests for a week of productive training.

With the recent surge in new techniques and technology, as well as new plays put into production, a tremendous opportunity... More →
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Academic Earth aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to earn a world-class education by offering free online classes and online learning tools. Whether you're looking to advance your career or take classes that interest you, Academic Earth can connect you to the world's top universities and scholars.
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Good training aids by seasoned professionals...
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AEG and Midwest Geosciences Group announce a new and powerful collaboration bringing professional education to everyone. This new collaboration expands the variety of technical topics enhancing our discounting programs and international participation!
AEG is an association of environmental and engineering geology, and greatly respected for its stewardship of the profession. AEG offers information and expertise on environmental and engineering geology to practitioners, scientists, students, and the public.

AEG Members Benefit by:
Special discounting
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AGU provides information for the public on what is known about Earth, its planetary neighbors, and the space around them and how the geophysical sciences are advancing.
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Scott Santens asks that if you were guaranteed $1,000 per month for the rest of your life, what would you do? That is around what the amount would most likely be here in the U.S., at least at first. So think about that amount for a moment, and do not think about what others might do with it, think about what you would do with it. So what is that?

You have compared this idea to communism, so let us focus on that first. In doing so, let us also talk about what was actually done in the former Soviet Union and not what was intended. What they actually did there, simply put, was transfer... More →
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In June 2015, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy invited all members to complete its annual professional employment survey. There were 2,266 respondents to this yearly survey, representing 26% of those invited. The survey aims to provide an insight into the current state of the minerals professional employment market, as well as the future outlook. The 2015 survey summary results show:

1. The unemployment rate is 16.2% for minerals professionals based in Australia (up from 12.2% in 2014). Globally the unemployment rate is 14.9%.

2. 16% of the workforce ex... More →
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Annenberg Learner uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools. Annenberg Learner videos help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods.
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Employment prospects for Australian professional geoscientists deteriorated even further in the opening quarter of 2016, driven down by mining negativity and dashing hopes for an improvement in the geoscientist employment situation. Around half of the unemployed has now been jobless in the sector for 12 months, and around two thirds of jobless have no expectation of returning to their chosen profession anytime soon.

The picture emerged in results of the latest quarterly survey by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) in which respondents provided information about their em... More →
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Robert Spence says that the worst of the mining downturn in Australia is not over. According to the BIS Shrapnel Mining in Australia 2015 to 2030 report, the sector is likely to see upwards of 20,000 jobs fade away by the end of 2018 as mining investments are predicted to fall by 58 percent over the next three years.

Spence suggests that we have not hit bottom yet on commodity prices or investment, which will continue to be a key drag on Australian economic growth from here, Adrian Hart, senior manager at BIS Shrapnel, said in a statement. While mining production will rise strongly,... More →
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Dom Galeon reports that Elon Musk had the chance to share his thoughts on universal basic income (UBI) at the World Government Summit in Dubai. At the Summit, Musk had the opportunity to talk about the future, and the challenges the world will face in the next hundred years, including artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and the job displacement expected to come with it.

When asked about the challenges civilization is set to face in the near future, Musk discusses deep artificial intelligence, or artificial general intelligence, where you can have artificial intelligence that i... More →
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The motion picture industry has failed to police itself against the evils of bad physics. This Web page is provided as a public service in hopes of improving this deplorable matter.
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Bad Science comes in many guises. This page focuses on well understood phenomena which are presented incorrectly by teachers and writers, presumably because they either do not know any better or because they don't really care enough to get it correct.
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Katie Fehrenbacher reports that in the face of sliding oil prices, oil and gas companies are increasingly embracing new data tools to help cut costs and manage resources more efficiently, according to a new report. The slide in oil prices - from over $100 last year to $38 earlier this month - might be good for drivers. But the price drop is shaking up the U.S. oil industry by depressing profits and causing companies to cut jobs.

BP CEO Bob Dudley said earlier this year that the oil industry had been living in a world of luxury for the last few years as prices remained above $100 a b... More →
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Susan Nash (AAPG) opines that the Great Crew Change has happened (and have been fired), so where did all these geologists go? As you may recall, the first Great Crew Change was the transition that was going to occur when the retirement-age oil industry technical professionals (mostly geoscientists) departed, with no one at hand to replace them, thanks to a skipped generation of people entering the oil industry, due to the generation-long Oil and Gas price downturn in the 80s and 90s.

So yes, the retirements occurred (and massive firing have also occurred). But, were they replaced? ... More →
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Dom Galeon reports that Premier Wynne of Canada announced the details of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot, a universal basic income (UBI) program that will begin this spring and run for a period of three years. A total of 4,000 people from three areas, Hamilton, Thunder Bay, and Lindsay, will be receiving income.

Ideally, under a UBI program, every citizen of legal age, regardless of social status and employment situation, is eligible to receive a fixed amount of income with no strings attached. This basic income can be given either on a regular basis or in lump sum. In the case of th... More →
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The American Geological Institute is proud to provide information of Careers in the Geosciences.
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Philipp Gerbert, et al., report that until recently, artificial intelligence (AI) was similar to nuclear fusion in unfulfilled promise. It had been around a long time but had not reached the spectacular heights foreseen in its infancy. Now, however, AI is realizing its potential in achieving human-like capabilities, so it is time to ask ... How can business leaders harness AI to take advantage of the specific strengths of man and machine?

AI is swiftly becoming the foundational technology in areas as diverse as self-driving cars and financial trading. Self-learning algorithms are no... More →
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Through EarthComm Resources, AGI focuses attention on the national deficiency in high school Earth Science education (grades 9-12) and on development of a complete high-school Earth Science curriculum.
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The latest jobs in oil, mining, geoscience, environmental, agriculture, forestry, ecology, meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, soil, GIS and related subjects.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is very transparent in their labor counts by industry and occupation, which allows for AGI to prepare a realistic estimation of the size of the geoscience workforce in the U.S. Most other countries either do not provide the detail or transparency comparable to the U.S., leading to both data availability and definitional problems.

Most countries provide data in a highly aggregated form by industry, and only three industries where geoscientists work were in common across most countries, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, and professional science an... More →
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