(3.04.11) Join The Choir
New insights challenge traditional ways of thinking about leadership.
(9.10.10) Sense and Sensibilities: 9/11 in 2010
Tomorrow’s anniversary of the terrorist attacks involves a struggle. It’s personal, political, and universal.
(8.31.10) Let’s Make a Deal
For a growing number of cities and municipalities, when fiscal times get tough, the tough go…to the market. Take recently cited examples from Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Nassau County NY, and Pittsburgh PA. All are looking for new angles to increase local revenues. They are looking for cash cows. Many are liquidating the civic assets that were supposed to be cash cows for the community in the first place.
(7.02.10) Instability, Regulatory Style
The debate today, from clearer heads,suggests that the American economy may just now be catching up with some of Keynes' most radical prescriptions. Congress continues to establish new restrictions on the decisions of private resource owners. The real fundamentals of our economy are at stake.
(5.28.10) Back to School: If Rodney Dangerfield Could Do It, So Can I
With multiple generations competing in the work force, the importance of Lifelong Learning continues to grow.
(12.19.09) How’s my driving?
The impression that your business makes on people who are not your direct clients may have more to do with your failure or success than you think. Researchers claim that consumers repeat negative stories about their contact with a business or organization eleven times more often than they repeat positive stories.
(11.19.09) New federal guidelines on mammograms are about money, not health
RALEIGH -- This is not a health science debate. It's not about the credentials of people on the new federal panel, though in a real debate it would be. It has nothing to do with the science, but is and will be repudiated soundly by same.
(11.06.09) Keeping the Menu Straight
Mixing the Qunicunx with successful habits yields an appetizing dish.
(10.06.09) The Tenth Commandment: "Get your own cow"
"We think we can dabble in freedom — allow a few of its liberties and leave our favorite constraints in place. We think we can screw around with the free market — skip its costs and get all of its benefits anyway." So writes P.J. O'Rourke in "Eat the Rich," a pointed commentary on the record of countries that have "eaten" their rich, and on the logical outcome of serving up the same policies in the U.S.
(8.28.09) Studying the possibilities
Technology has dramatically improved access to information nearly everywhere and lowered the cost of getting it. In higher ed, print-based books face tough competition from convenient, portable, and relatively inexpensive alternative formats. So why has the traditional textbook market seemed resistant to the lower prices that competition, lower-cost technologies, and Internet resources now make accessible?