Villanova Students Meet Daily Table

Today was the semi-annual Villanova School of Business Bartley BriefCase Challenge. The event is held each semester for our junior business majors and involves their analysis of a Harvard Business School case. If you would like to learn more about it, here is a post¬†I wrote a couple of years ago that describes how the … Continue reading Villanova Students Meet Daily Table

People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

This may be a first in five years of blogging every day. I'm sharing articles written by the same reporter, two days in a row. Yesterday, I shared a story written by Brittany Wong at HuffPost that explored the fear that people have of meeting new people, and how to manage such fear. Today, I … Continue reading People Share What It Is Like to Say Goodbye to Social Media

If Smoking Can Disappear Within the Next Generation, Maybe Guns Can Too…

In 10 to 20 years there could be no smokers left in many markets, according to analysts at Jefferies Financial Group. Governments and tobacco companies are on the same side in this shift, as more countries adopt smoke-free targets and companies push smokers over to reduced-risk products (RRP) such as vaping and oral nicotine. It's … Continue reading If Smoking Can Disappear Within the Next Generation, Maybe Guns Can Too…

Simply Put, This Is Disgusting

I've written about gun control before, sometimes in response to a recent mass shooting, sometimes just to share my thoughts. Of all the hot-button issues we face as a nation, this is my number one. My wife and I have supported¬†Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action through donations, protest marches, and phone calls. … Continue reading Simply Put, This Is Disgusting

The Secret to Happiness? It Doesn’t Really Surprise Me…

A recent study out of Cambridge University offers some insight as to what the key to happiness may be. The study surveyed 5,000 people during the past year and found the following: those who lost their jobs during the pandemic were the the most likely to be unhappy the next unhappiest group were those working … Continue reading The Secret to Happiness? It Doesn’t Really Surprise Me…

Congrats to This Year’s College Freshmen

It's been quite a year, for all of us. It's hard to think of anyone who has not been affected in some way by the global pandemic of COVID-19. From the elderly, to the health care workers, to the unemployed, to the families with young school age children, this past year has disrupted our lives. … Continue reading Congrats to This Year’s College Freshmen

Increase Your Productivity by Engaging in “dolce far niente”

The headline in the WSJ story caught my attention immediately: How Being More Productive Starts With Doing Nothing If it's true, given my mastery of doing nothing, my productivity should be ready to explode. The article, written by Annemarie Dooling, offers some suggestions on the best ways to "do nothing" Dooling notes that even brief … Continue reading Increase Your Productivity by Engaging in “dolce far niente”

Starting from Scratch

It felt good. Today was the first time in eight weeks I did some exercise. It wasn't much, just 15 minutes on my recumbent stationary bike, and at quite a slow pace. Even though it felt like I was starting all over, it felt good. It will take a while to get back to my … Continue reading Starting from Scratch

This Probably Has Some Meaning, But I’m Not Sure What That Would Be

My wife and I were out driving the other day, and I made the observation to her that whenever I saw two people out walking together, it was always either a man and a woman, or two women. It was never two guys. And most of the time, by far, it was two women. We … Continue reading This Probably Has Some Meaning, But I’m Not Sure What That Would Be

Why Did I Do This to Myself?

I have successfully avoided having any video games .on my phone for several years. But then a couple of days ago, in a moment of weakness, and for no justifiable reason, I decided to download a Solitaire app. And it didn't take long before I became addicted. I would tell myself, "just one more game", … Continue reading Why Did I Do This to Myself?