December 19, 2011| 0

Coach K on Connecting with Players: Lessons for Business

The excitement of college basketball is in full swing. This past summer I read an insightful column in the Wall Street Journal by guest author, Mike Krzyzewski, Hall of Fame coach of the Duke University men’s basketball team. Coach K reflected, in this excerpt, on the need for leaders to connect deeply with the people […]

September 22, 2011| 2

Essay: Is Growth a Given?

Recently, while traveling in Montreal, my wife and I became engaged in conversation with a small-business owner about the differences between the US and Canadian economics. He told us that Montreal was a hot-bed of entrepreneurism. He claimed that this was due to high cultural value being placed on innovation and individualism and also because […]

August 19, 2011| 0

What Disaster Tells Us about Community

Disaster Movies Do you remember the last disaster movie you viewed? As buildings tumbled, did society turn into chaos when people looked to self-preservation above societal good? In this typical movie, were stores looted, innocents trampled or shot, and did the government violently seek to regain control? Do you believe these representations to be the […]

July 13, 2011| 0

Looking for a Job? Consider Writing a Personal Biography

by John Terrill and Donovan Richards We all want to grab the attention of someone we hope to impress, and we’re tempted to do just about anything to be noticed. Remember Elle Wood’s pink and scented resume in Legally Blonde? She is not alone; officious employees have tried a myriad of attention grabbing techniques over […]

June 16, 2011| 0

A Creative Headline about Search Engine Optimization

In a recent article titled, “’Google Doesn’t Laugh’: Saving Witty Headlines in the Age of SEO”, published in The Atlantic, David Wheeler suggests that headlines involving word play are going the way of the “classified ad.” With Search Engine Optimization (SEO) becoming the critical component to a well-read article on the Internet, web editors feel […]