By Daniel Stark, Marketing – Ninety-three percent of all body language is nonverbal. The eyes are likely the most powerful source of non-verbal communication. In the film “Scarface,” Al Pachino’s character infamously declares, “The eyes, Chio. They never lie.” People maintain eye contact in interviews, stare at a secret crush, and are ...
March 13, 2015Converus
By Austin Gray, Marketing – With the increasing rules and regulations, banks are obligated to constantly demonstrate their professionalism and compliance to regulations. These rules are intended to help the bankers provide better, more trustworthy service to their customers. However, it’s common to find employees who do not comply with the ...
March 10, 2015Converus
By Jake Taylor, Marketing – When I was a teenager, I remember how my little brother would ask me the most outlandish questions. My mom, never knowing the answers to these obscure questions, would simply say, “Ask Google.” Sometimes he would take the effort to look things up and others ...
March 5, 2015Converus
By Matthew Startup, Marketing – Riding-sharing companies like Uber have been under fire lately in the media, and now they’re starting to get heat from the government. A few members of Congress sent the CEOs of three major ride-sharing companies — Uber, Lyft and Sidecar — a letter expressing ...
February 27, 2015Converus
By Daniel Stark, Marketing – Last June, a militant Islamic group faced the U.S.-trained and equipped Iraqi military. The militant army was 12,000 strong, while the U.S.-trained Iraqi army numbered 200,000. Despite overwhelming odds in favor of the U.S.-trained soldiers, the militant Islamic group thoroughly defeated the much-larger force. What was the ...
February 24, 2015Converus
By Trevor Taylor, Marketing – At a criminal trial on Feb. 2, 1935, Leonarde Keeler, a Northwestern University professor, wasn’t convinced the oath the courts used to swear in witnesses was enough to obtain truth during trials. In fact, he was so unconvinced that he had spent the next decade developing ...
February 19, 2015Converus
By Austin Gray, Marketing – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has battled with the Chinese affiliates of the “Big Four” accounting firms over document transparencies of Chinese firms for many years. Chinese companies are collecting billions of dollars from American investors each year. Companies such as Alibaba and China Petroleum ...
February 16, 2015Converus
By Matthew Startup, Marketing – British and Dutch researchers have recently claimed that there is a new, superior form of the lie detector test available. In the past, there has been much controversy about using lie detectors to decide important matters. There’s no lie detector capable of delivering with 100 ...
February 13, 2015Converus
By Daniel Stark, Marketing – California recently began to require paroled sex offenders to take a regular lie detector test intended to assess behavior patterns. The assessment prevents future sex crimes by gauging which offenders are most dangerous and therefore need the greatest supervision. Parolees may be asked a wide variety ...
February 10, 2015Converus
By Trevor Taylor, Marketing – In a recent Wall Street Journal article I read, the comments section below the article said, “Some headlines are just not to be believed.” Admittedly, the headline “Mexican Lawmakers Pass Anti-graft Bill” isn’t an easy headline to get excited about, considering the history of corruption in the ...
February 5, 2015Converus
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