How Became an Industry Leader: Part I

The ups and downs of the world economy clashed and converged with the growth of — since its start at the end of the dot com bubble in 2001. has weathered a series of economic storms including the tech bubble, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the Great Recession of 2009. Many of these downturns occurred at pivotal moments in the company’s history. Most pronounced, soon after finalized a large acquisition focused on the financial services market, the world’s banks went into a nosedive.

Despite these challenges, has become the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services, which are used by more than 5,000 companies a year and 89 percent of the Fortune 1000.

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The Rise of Start-Up Incubators at Universities

Many entrepreneurs hope to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. But even with an innovative idea, it’s difficult to launch a successful enterprise on your own. That’s where start-up incubators come in — these innovative programs offer would-be entrepreneurs expert advice, community support, and access to an influential network.

Some well-known start-up incubators are private, while others are sponsored by universities. About 32 percent of North American business incubators are run by academic institutions, according to the International Business Innovation Association.

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Experiential Learning Exposes Students to Market Research

“Experiential education is all the rage,” observes Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning, in a recent article for Inside Higher Ed. From internships to study abroad programs to service-learning projects, universities are offering a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities for students.

The experiential education trend is partly driven by demand from employers. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 79 percent of employers would like colleges to place more emphasis on internships and field experiences in order to help teach students critical thinking skills. Currently, more than half of all college seniors have engaged in experiential learning activities such as a practicum or internship.

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Experiential Learning: A Thing of the Future

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin.

Experience-based learning has always been a well-known education model, dating back to the Middle-Ages when apprenticeships were often the only way to learn a specific craft. Nowadays, more and more colleges are adopting this approach in the form of experiential learning programs, bringing real-world experience to students in the classroom.  

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How Market Research Can Support Your Academic Project or Thesis

At some point or another, all undergraduate and graduate students will be assigned an intensive research project or thesis, or dissertation in the case of PhD candidates. Sometimes, these assignments can seem overwhelming at first. Not only is there substantial research to be done, but the research that is already available is wide-ranging. However, not all research found online is up-to-date or the level of quality needed for these types of projects. Being able to find enough sources, analyze them, and then organize them into a paper is difficult even for the best writers.

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How to Use Market Research to Launch Your Clothing Line

Before launching any business, it’s imperative you do your research. According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start small businesses fail within the first 18 months, a vast 80% don’t succeed. So, if you want to be a part of that successful 20%, you have to put together your SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis, business plan, and marketing plan – none of which can be done without reliable and professional market research.

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How to Stand Out During the Rise of Computerization

It is estimated by the year 2016 that 191,800 multipurpose industrial robots will be shipped out worldwide. With the addition of computerized automation and other technology to the mix, it should come as no surprise that millions of people have lost their jobs in the past 30 years. Oxford researchers say that 45% of America’s occupations will be automated within the next 20 years. You also might not even need in the future because bold predictions say that by 2050 humans can fall in love with and marry robots.

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The Gap Between Real World Market Research & Course Curriculum

As an intern in the field of market research, I am learning what it is like to be in a career setting, as well as getting a feel for what market research truly entails and if it is where I see myself in the future. On a daily basis, I am putting into practice the information I’ve been learning in my marketing courses and applying it to my work. But, while researching information for a blog post, I noticed a gap between my life as a student and my life in the “real world.” The information I am being taught in my marketing courses does not always match the information industry leaders are saying out here in the working world.

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