Anderson, Indiana

Club has clever method of raising prices

Thu, 2012-10-18 08:52 -- univcomm
October 18, 2012

The Economic Club of Indiana has the mission of providing a public forum for the discussion of economic issues within the state. The most prominent method of so doing is by means of a luncheon they host approximately once per month at the Indianapolis Convention Center with a guest speaker addressing political, economic, or social matters. The cost of attending a luncheon is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. The number of members in the organization is low as there is no great benefit to the membership — which costs $60 — outside of the discounted luncheon tickets.

Emmett Dulaney: Take responsibility for results

Tue, 2012-10-09 09:53 -- univcomm
October 9, 2012

When I was a teenager, I had a Super 8mm movie camera in the days before the rise of videotape. I would visualize incredibly complex scenes to film — often involving peril within HO scale layouts — and try to capture them. As soon as I started filming, I would realize the immensity of the task involved in bringing what I had envisioned to celluloid and I would start taking shortcuts: lighting is for losers; don’t worry about the dog walking past; backdrops serve no purpose.

Emmett Dulaney: The trouble with intellectual property

Tue, 2012-10-02 08:36 -- univcomm
October 2, 2012

The distinction that exists between employer versus employee property becomes very fuzzy when the item in question is intellectual property (IP). As soon as an employee terminates their relationship with an employer, they can turn over any tangible items they have, but how can an employer collect the knowledge and thoughts for which they’ve paid but that are in the possession of the individual? Cagey job changers can withhold information and use it after they’ve changed employers to better themselves in their new position.