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Office Space: March, 2013

by Editorial Staff--South Jersey Biz
Everyday Tech
When it comes to getting the job done, you want a product that’s fast and efficient. In today’s modern world, there are plenty of new items that can help you do just that. Here are a few of the tech-savvy gadgets we think would make your daily life a little easier.

Write it. Users will be impressed by the functionality of this pen, which has the ability to record everything that is heard or written and then wirelessly transfer it all to a special account that is available on nearly any device.
Livescribe 4GB Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen, $199.95

See It. With the ability to project up to a 50-inch image, this Texas Instruments device makes presentations on the go a breeze, and enables you to work directly from your cell phone, rather than a cumbersome laptop and projector.
iPhone 4 and 4S Pocket Projector from Brookstone, $229.99 (pictured)

Wear It. This diminutive timepiece takes the convenience of your Android smartphone from your hands to your wrist. With the ability to check emails, texts and social media updates, among other things, without having to pick up your phone, you may never want to take it off.
Sony SmartWatch, $129.99

On the Books: What’s on your Mind?
This month, take a minute to consider the psychological aspect of your business success, an important sector these three new releases suggest is too important to ignore.

Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others
Shane Lopez discusses the magnitude of hope and the positive impact it can have in all facets of life, including relationships, academics, career and business. (Atria Books, March 2013, $26)

Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Wharton professor Jonah Berger reveals what he has learned about why things catch on and how we can use this knowledge to help our own ideas take off. (Simon & Schuster, March 2013, $26)

Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire
Bruce Nussbaum investigates the creative quotient (CQ) and suggests ways to develop this intelligence so we can be more resourceful problem solvers. (HarperBusiness, March 2013, $28.99)

Crunching Numbers

$21,487: Donation Beneficial Bank made, during Financial Literacy Day at Cherry Hill East High School, to the American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy

$300,000: A Subaru donation made to the Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden

602 : New jobs added last year in Gloucester County through business attraction, announced at the annual State of the County event earlier this year

500: Jobs that were retained, meaning there was potential for the company to leave

$1.5 billion: Amount of debt faced by Revel, Atlantic City’s newest, struggling casino

$1 billion: Approximate amount that will be converted into equity for lenders due to the casino’s recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

D: The newly downgraded corporate credit rating issued to Revel by Standard & Poor

$3.9 billion: Cost of PSE&G’s plan—its largest infrastructure investment to date—to tear down or reinforce dozens of utility stations across the state that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy, in order to prevent future damage

$2,042,000: Net income of 2012 for Vineland-based Capital Bank, representing a 42 percent increase over 2011

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Biz, Volume 2, Issue 3 (March, 2013).
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