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Career Development is Key to Winning the War on Talent

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 ottobre 2019

In a recent survey of financial services executives, conducted by BAI, 49% said that career advancement was their number one pain-point. So, as financial services companies compete for talent against technology, retail and other sectors, they must find creative ways to effectively attract top talent, develop their current team and retain their rising stars. With this in mind, BAI introduced the BAI Emerging Leaders Network. Now, in its second year, this compelling professional development program helps professionals with less than 10 years of experience in financial services become stronger leaders, build their network and drive positive change in the industry. Nominated by senior executives from banks and credit unions of all asset sizes, these professionals have access to exciting learning, mentoring, networking and visibility opportunities that foster career development and success.
The class of 2019/2020 will officially kick off their year-long program with an event in Boston, MA, scheduled Oct 8-10, 2019. Over the course of 2.5 days, these leaders will have an opportunity to participate in interactive professional development sessions with access to thought leaders from inside and outside the industry. They will also interact with other emerging leaders to gain perspectives on critical industry issues impacting the business today. The interaction will continue year-round with podcasts and digital dialogues with senior industry and professional development leaders.

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New Profitero Study Reveals Amazon is Winning the Online Price War – But Walmart is on the Offensive

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 ottobre 2017

Amazon_Kindle_3A new study from global eCommerce analytics firm Profitero confirms that Amazon may be the current online price leader, but that lead may be slipping as Walmart intensifies its efforts to be price competitive.
The report, Price Wars: A Study of Online Price Competitiveness, reveals that Amazon’s prices are typically 11% lower than Walmart, Target and Jet. However, Walmart is rapidly closing the gap, with the retailer’s prices found to be only 3% more expensive on average than Amazon across all categories studied. This compares to a 2014 Profitero study which found Walmart’s pricing to be 9% higher than Amazon on average. Target was found to be 17% higher than Amazon on average, and Jet 12% higher.
For the study, Profitero analyzed the prices of more than 52,000 exactly matched, in-stock products across 13 categories including beauty, toys & games, electronics and pet supplies, at,,, and specialty retailers, with data collected daily and averaged between June and August 2017 for comparison.Walmart appears to be making the largest strides to compete with Amazon in the beauty category, with products found to be 1% lower than Amazon on average; in the Profitero 2014 study, beauty products were priced 10% higher than Amazon;
Electronics is one of Walmart’s least competitive categories to Amazon, with products priced 7% higher on average than Amazon;Target was found to be the most expensive of the major retailers, and 17% more expensive than Amazon; this marks a shift in price competitiveness from the 2014 Profitero study which found Target pricing to be 10% more expensive than Amazon;
Specialist retailers such as Staples, Best Buy and Home Depot struggle to compete with Amazon on price: Staples was found to be the most expensive specialist retailer to Amazon (products were 49% higher than Amazon on average), while had the closest pricing (its average prices were just 7% higher than Amazon).“This year there’s been a marked rise in discussion about an online price war,” explains the report’s author, Profitero SVP of strategy & insights Keith Anderson. “In our biggest ever study, we’ve set out to illuminate the pricing dynamic at play and to better understand the high-stakes race to the bottom we’re currently witnessing between and While Amazon remains the online price leader, it’s clear that Walmart is on the offensive, with prices just 3% more expensive than Amazon – a significant change from our 2014 study when prices were shown to be 9% more expensive than Amazon. While lower prices are good news for shoppers, suppliers and retailers will inevitably feel the pressure as we head into peak holiday season, as this price war is only set to intensify.”

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Da Vinci Press Announces Winning First Prize in Paris, France Book Festival for Tweeting da Vinci

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 giugno 2016

aeroporto leonardo da vinciParis, France, (– Tweeting da Vinci has won first place in the Paris, France Book Festival. In its first year of publication, Tweeting da Vinci (Twittando da Vinci in Italian edition) won numerous gold medals for content and design. Competing against thousands of books, Tweeting da Vinci took top honors in prestigious national and international competitions. Among the previous awards won were:
Gold Medal best Nature book, Foreword Reviews
Gold Medal Wild Card Category, New York Book Festival
Gold Medal Wild Card Category, London Book Festival
Gold Medal Best Book Cover, Eric Hoffer Awards
USA Book News Awards:
1st Place: Best Science Book
1st Place: Best Interior Design
Finalist: Best Non-Fiction
Silver Medal for Best First Book, Independent Book Publishers Association
Finalist 50 Books/50 Covers design awards
Finalist, Best Art Book Eric Hoffer Awards
Tweeting da Vinci, authored by Ann C. Pizzorusso reveals how Italy’s geology has affected its history, art, religion, medicine and culture. Her beautiful book is packed with facts, full-color photos, paintings, sketches and illustrations. She follows int he tradition of writers such as John McPhee and Steven Jay Gould who are able to present complex aspects of geology in a friendly, almost poetic style.Pizzorusso’s real genius, however, is in her ability to stitch together widely diverse topics–such as gemology, folk remedies, grottoes, painting, literature, physics and religion–using geology as a thread. Quoting everyone from Pliny the Elder to NASA physicist Friedemann Freund, Pizzorusso’s work is solidly backed scholarship that reads as easily as a summer novel.Wonderfully illustrated and crammed with information, this book is perfect for the traveler (armchair or actual) wishing to visit these exciting places, trivia buffs and scholars alike.
About the author: Ann C. Pizzorusso is a geologist and Italian Renaissance scholar. After many years of doing virtually everything in the world of geology–drilling for oil, hunting for gems, cleaning up pollution in soil and groundwater, she turned her geologic skills toward Leonardo da Vinci. (Published by: Da Vinci Press 511 Ave of the Americas Suite 318 New York)

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Critics hail publication of award-winning novel journey to Virginland

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 ottobre 2011

Los Angeles. Few books are ever expected to earn acclaim as dramatic as “Dog vs. God. In an iconoclastic story, Dog demolishes the foundations of Western civilization” from a top literary publication. Such is the praise with which Publishers Weekly, the leading U.S. publishing-industry magazine, introduces the groundbreaking novel Journey to Virginland, by the California-based author Armen Melikian. Journey to Virginland has already garnered a string of prestigious American awards, which were announced in the months following a limited pre-publication run earlier this year. Currently the novel is available in the U.S. and worldwide in both hard-cover and e-book editions. ForeWord’s assessment was echoed by Midwest Book Review, which wrote: “Journey to Virginland follows young Dog as he embarks on a journey through America and the chaos of the post-9/11 world, where he looks for what it means to be human and the constant changes one must undergo to maintain a connection to one’s sanity through it all. With plenty to ponder and plenty to entertain, Journey to Virginland is a fun and enlightening read and is quite the recommendation.” To date, awards and honors earned by Journey to Virginland include the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Fiction. The novel was selected by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards as one of the year’s top books in the Humor/Comedy category, and received the only Honorable Mention at ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards.Journey to Virginland has also been acclaimed by a number of critics and authors. Given the novel’s prescient vision of the shape of things to come, it has been compared to some of the masterpieces of contemporary literature, among them the politically explosive works of George Orwell. Journey to Virginland establishes itself as a thinking person’s novel. It not only enchants the reader with a ripping yarn, but frames its storytelling within a vigorous, far-reaching critique of our time’s pivotal issues, claiming its rightful place in the pantheon of contemporary literature. Visit

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About NorthStar Systems International

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 giugno 2010

NorthStar is a leading provider of wealth management software that enables firms to dramatically improve productivity and drive profitability. Industry leaders use NorthStar to automate and streamline their wealth management workflows with NorthStar Desktop, NorthStar Client Acquisition Solution, NorthStar Client Reporting Solution, NorthStar Compliance Solution, and NorthStar ProductCatalog Solution, and NorthStar Wealth Planning Solution. For more information about NorthStar, its premier clients and award-winning software, visit

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