In yesterday's post, I detailed the wonderful weekend my wife and I had in Philadelphia, celebrating our 40th anniversary. So I thought I'd bring some closure to it by sharing a song that features Philadelphia in its lyrics. There were lots of great choices: Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John … Continue reading Music Monday: One More Shout Out to Philly
A few weeks ago my wife and I were trying to plan a weekend getaway to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Our first thoughts were either the Jersey Shore or the Pocono Mountains, but then after a bit of brainstorming, we decided to spend a weekend in Philadelphia. We have been to Philly hundreds of times … Continue reading Learning to Appreciate What’s in My Own Backyard
I don't know if lightning will strike twice, but I figured I'd give it a shot. The title for this post is a play on my most popular blog post of all time: And the World’s Largest Tire Manufacturer Is… Drumroll Please… That post was written in June 2018, and for each of the years 2018, … Continue reading And the World’s Busiest Airport (after dark) Is… Drumroll Please…
Thanks to Val Boyko for planting the seed for this blog post. Val's wonderful website, Find Your Middle Ground, is where she explores, reflects, asks deep questions, shares insights, and connects with other bloggers. Her post today, Bring Peace to The World, included a poem that was written by Chade-Meng Tan formerly Google’s Jolly Good … Continue reading From Jolly Good Fellow to Offical Wizard to Professional Sleeper – What’s Your Job?
I can thank the wonderful blogger Jen at Bossybabe for the idea of this post. Jen had left a comment on a recent post of mine that looked at brand names, noting that how some bands take an ordinary word and use it in a different way. She used the examples of KORN and Coldplay. … Continue reading Music Monday: The Strangest Names for a Band
Talk about serendipity. In yesterday's blog, I wrote about the advent of digital clothing which gives people the chance to make it appear as if they are wearing a unique outfit, tailored just for them. Well today on 60 Minutes, one of the segments was on synthetic media, also known as deepfakes. I was hoping … Continue reading Synthetic Media Is Here. Are You Ready?
In this week's Ask Dan column, Dan answers a reader's question about a phenomenon known as the perfection premium. Dear Dan, Every time my sister hosts a dinner party, she insists that every last tidbit of food she serves be homemade. This high standard is wearing on her. To make her life easier, I proposed … Continue reading Do You Suffer from the Perfection Premium?
Nearly six years ago I wrote a post about my belief that the best way to park in a parking lot is to either back into a space or to pull through a space, so that your car is facing out, making for an easy, and safer, pullout when you are leaving. I also note … Continue reading What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Jonathan Doh is a colleague at Villanova's School of Business, but that is where the similarity ends. Jonathan is one of our most productive and internationally recognized faculty members. Jonathan is the Associate Dean of Research and Global Engagement; Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business; Co-Faculty Director, The Elenore and Robert F. Moran … Continue reading Music Monday: Faculty Superstar Is Also a One-Man Band
One of my favorite parts of writing a blog post is coming up with the title. I've even resorted to clickbait once or twice... But I have to give credit where credit is due. Tonight's title comes directly from Dan Ariely's column in today's Wall Street Journal. Here is the letter Dan received: I volunteer … Continue reading The Warm Glow of the ‘Maybe Favor’