Day: April 3, 2020

Theories of Intelligence

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Cognitive Science

Theories of Intelligence

We can become more intelligent through study and practice, through access to appropriate tools, and through learning to make effective use of these tools (Perkins, 1995).

Definition of Intelligence

Howard Gardner

David Perkins

Robert Sternberg

References

A Definition of Intelligence

Intelligence is a complex topic. An overview of some of this complexity is provided in Hunt (1995).

Howard Gardner, David Perkins, and Robert Sternberg have all been quite successful in helping spread knowledge about the meaning of “intelligence” and applications of this knowledge to education. The following material reflects the work of these three researchers and is quoted from Chapter 4 of the book:

Moursund, D.G.

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50 Business Ideas for Creative Entrepreneurs

If you consider yourself to be creative, then you’ve already got one of the essential traits of a successful entrepreneur. But you can use your creativity for more than just building a business plan and solving unique problems. You can actually build a business that’s fully centered around creativity. Here are 50 unique business ideas for creative entrepreneurs.



Small Business Ideas for Creative Entrepreneurs

Art Seller

If you’re a visual artist, you can create original drawings, paintings or prints of your work and build a business around selling them. You can go to local art fairs or sell on sites like Etsy.

Wedding Photographer

If photography is more your medium, providing photography services at weddings can be a lucrative business.

Jewelry Maker

You can also use your creativity to craft wearable art like necklaces and earings. You can use wire, beads or any number of other materials to

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What Is Business Continuity and Why Is It Important?

Business continuity is an organization’s ability to maintain essential functions during and after a disaster has occurred. Business continuity planning establishes risk management processes and procedures that aim to prevent interruptions to mission-critical services, and reestablish full function to the organization as quickly and smoothly as possible.

The most basic business continuity requirement is to keep essential functions up and running during a disaster and to recover with as little downtime as possible. A business continuity plan considers various unpredictable events, such as natural disasters, fires, disease outbreaks, cyberattacks and other external threats.

Business continuity is important for organizations of any size, but it might not be practical for any but the largest enterprises to maintain all functions for the duration of a disaster. According to many experts, the first step in business continuity planning is deciding what functions are essential and allocating the available budget accordingly. Once crucial components

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How to Start a Medical Claims Processing Business

A doctor’s attention should be on patients–not money matters. Help medical professionals focus on their core competencies with a medical billing service.


15+ min read

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.


Editor’s note: This article was excerpted from Start Your Own Medical Claims Billing Service (Entrepreneur Press).

A medical billing service is a doctor’s key to getting paid. Despite the fact that the health-care industry is alive and well in America, most doctors and other health-care providers have no idea how to get themselves paid quickly and efficiently, if at all, by either insurers or patients who are also waiting for that check to arrive in the mail. Private and government-administered insurance companies, HMOs, PPOs and a host of other mysteriously initialed plans have conspired to make physician reimbursements as elusive as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Doctors, once the

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Business Intelligence for Business People

The “data warehouse for anyone who needs it” has gone open source.  I previously talked with Miriam Tuerk, Infobright’s CEO, when the company launched.  Recently I spoke with Mark Windrim, VP of Community for Infobright, who is at the helm promoting their open source data warehouse, Infobright Community Edition (ICE).  Mark, as I discovered, has a history of spearheading initiatives from their infancy.

In the 90s, Mark started a community called MAGIC while working at Apple Computer. MAGIC grew quickly into one of the largest ISPs serving the Toronto, Canada region. At that time MAGIC was the largest Macintosh user group in the world. He left to join Newstar Technologies in 1996 (where he met Miriam). Newstar evolved and became BCE Emergis.

Now his focus is set squarely on building an open source community for Infobright. It won’t be easy. Starting a community in an established company with an existing

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The Top Ten Largest Auto Insurance Companies of 2020

The auto insurance market in the U.S. is dominated by a few key players. In fact, the top ten auto insurance companies control approximately 72% of the market. While the top ten insurance companies underwrite a large number of policies, they have very distinct characteristics. To help you choose the best insurance company for your situation, we created a list of the top ten largest auto insurance companies in the U.S. and discuss what makes each of them unique.

Rank Auto Insurance Company Premiums Written ($bn) Market Share
1 State Farm $42.0 17%
2 GEICO $33.1 13%
3 Progressive $27.1 11%
4 Allstate $22.7 9%
5 USAA $14.5 6%
6 Liberty Mutual $11.8 5%
7 Farmers $10.5 4%
8 Nationwide $6.7 3%
9 Travelers $4.7 2%
10 American Family $4.7 2%

What are the Biggest Auto Insurance Companies?

When looking at the rankings of the top auto insurance companies

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Music and Intelligence in the Early Years – John M. Feierabend Ph.D.

by John M. Feierabend, Ph.D.

The Hartt School
University of Hartford
From Early Childhood Connections, Spring 1995

What a child has heard in his first six years of life cannot be eradicated later. Thus it is too late to begin teaching at school, because a child stores a mass of musical impressions before school age, and if what is bad predominates, then his fate, as far as music is concerned, has been sealed for a lifetime.1

Zoltan Kodály delivered these wise words during a speech on Children’s Day in 1951. He spoke many times about the importance of influencing the musical spirit in young people through the introduction of quality musical literature. He was equally concerned that, in addition to quality literature, children experience teachers who demonstrate excellent personal musicianship and provide effective and efficient pedagogy, especially during the earliest years of life.

Kodály’s strong philosophical convictions have more

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Financial services – Wikipedia

Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit-card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer-finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds, individual managers and some government-sponsored enterprises.[1] Financial services companies are present in all economically developed geographic locations and tend to cluster in local, national, regional and international financial centers such as London, New York City, and Tokyo.

History[edit]

Change in access to a financial account or services between 2005 and 2014 by country[2]

The term “financial services” became more prevalent in the United States partly as a result of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of the late 1990s, which enabled different types of companies operating in the U.S. financial services industry at that time to merge.[3]

Companies usually have two distinct approaches to this new type of business. One

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Texas Car Insurance – Quotes, Coverage & Requirements

Texas Car Insurance


Did you know that in Texas you could get a discount on your car insurance just for taking a drug and alcohol awareness course? Learn more about Texas auto insurance laws, rates, and programs.

Car Insurance Requirements

Texas requires you to be able to pay for any damages and injuries from a car accident you caused. Most people buy liability car insurance to fulfill this law.


If you choose to buy liability insurance to comply with the law, your policy must have the following minimum limits:

  • $30,000 for each injured person.
  • $60,000 for injuries per incident.
  • $25,000 for property damage.

Other Car Insurance


Texas only
requires you to have liability insurance, but there are other optional types of car insurance coverage available to help protect you financially, which include:

  • Collision – This coverage will help cover damages to your vehicle
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Online MBA Degree Programs | SNHU

An MBA is one of the most versatile master’s degrees you can earn – and it’s one the business world is always looking for.

“The value (of an MBA) is immeasurable,” said Heather Staples Lavoie ’96MBA, now chief strategy officer at Geneia, an analytic solutions and services company serving the healthcare industry. “Understanding the fundamentals of the market, being trained in quantitative analysis, securing a comprehensive understanding of strategic planning and management, learning about forecasting, operations management, business law – this background has aided me in every role I have held and allowed me to take on the work of building and leading businesses.”

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), hiring for MBA grads remains strong: 77% of U.S. employers said in 2019 that they planned to bring on additional MBA talent at their organizations.3

“When it comes to the professional value of earning an MBA, the

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