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UMB Chief Investment Officer KC Mathews has dubbed this year the “The Sequel” in terms of what he expects from the economy and the markets in 2014. That is, an extension of the slow to moderate growth seen in 2013 – with a chance of improving on that. “We’re thinking about 2.4 percent real GDP growth in 2014, a little bit better than the 1.8 percent growth in 2013,” Mathews said. “The sequel’s going to be better than the original – a better ending where you have more growth and activity in the economy. The only thing I don’t know is if you can beat the (2013) returns in the stock market.” By Mike Taylor

How one small business used POE
Positive earned media is a result of brand behavior. Many consumers don’t trust ads, but they do trust peer recommendations. This is why earned media is so important to your success. One positive testimonial can have more value than an expensive advertisement. By Steve Baker

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There remains a pervasive notion that nature has it right. Nature didn’t have it right when it came to the woolly mammoth, the dodo bird, or the saber tooth tiger. Nor did it have it right for the Aztecs, Incas or the Anasazi. Nature is neither our friend nor our enemy. It’s critical to frame our thinking around the fact that nature is not human-centric. Here’s why that’s important. By Tom Frey

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