Hot Chicken in the City. (Growing Wild and Sitting Pretty).

I came up with the first part of the title for this post based on a case competition we had today for our students. When I said the name of the company to myself (Hot Chicken Takeover), the first thought that came to my mind was Nick Gilder's song, "Hot Child in the City", but … Continue reading Hot Chicken in the City. (Growing Wild and Sitting Pretty).

I Guess I Don’t Like Change

A story in the Wall Street Journal this week indicated that Americans are staying in their houses much longer than they used to. Homeowners nationwide are remaining in their homes typically 13 years, five years longer than they did in 2010, according to a new analysis by real-estate brokerage Redfin. According to data from the … Continue reading I Guess I Don’t Like Change

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

That is the motto of the Special Olympics, and it was in full evidence this weekend for the annual Fall Festival held at Villanova University. It is my favorite weekend at Villanova, and each year I leave impressed both with the athletes as well as with the Villanova students. Held during the first or second … Continue reading “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

A Wonderful Interview with Bruce Springsteen

After five years of trying, Gayle King was finally able to land an interview with Springsteen, and as a viewer, it was worth the wait. The interview was originally split into a couple of parts. Below are parts one and two. (I've also included the full interview at the end if you'd prefer to watch … Continue reading A Wonderful Interview with Bruce Springsteen

The Social, Psychological, Emotional and Physical Health Costs of Politics

A recent study published in PLOS One reports the results of a survey designed to measure the many personal costs of political engagement. The results are sobering, to say the least: Physical Health 38% say politics has caused them to be stressed 26.4% say they have become depressed when a preferred candidate lost. 18.3% say … Continue reading The Social, Psychological, Emotional and Physical Health Costs of Politics

If It Weren’t for Game Shows, I’d Learn Nothing New

I know it's a sad thing to admit to, but lately, it seems that much of what I am learning comes from watching game shows. For example, thanks to watching Jeopardy over the past couple weeks, I've learned that TLC is the band that sang the song "Waterfalls" in 1995 and that Calvin Broadus is … Continue reading If It Weren’t for Game Shows, I’d Learn Nothing New

Woody Allen Predicted This Week’s News Story about Red Meat, 46 Years Ago

Bradley Johnston, an epidemiologist at Dalhousie University in Canada, is the lead author of a new study that is challenging the near-universal recommendation to cut back on red meat for health reasons. The research was published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine and contained a controversial accompanying recommendation from scientists, suggesting that adults continue eating … Continue reading Woody Allen Predicted This Week’s News Story about Red Meat, 46 Years Ago

Hey Kids! If Your Parents Start Stealing Your Veggies, Don’t Fall for That Old Trick!

Some of my long-time readers (i.e., my wife and three sons) might know what today is - it's every other Saturday, which means it highly likely that today's blog has something to do with behavioral economist Dan Ariely. For people new to my blog, it's every other Saturday, which means it highly likely that today's … Continue reading Hey Kids! If Your Parents Start Stealing Your Veggies, Don’t Fall for That Old Trick!

22,000 Per Week; 131 Per Hour; More Than 2 Per Minute

When I first saw the 22,000 number, I thought it was an annual amount, and even then I thought it seemed quite high. But boy, was I off. On average, the Federal Bureau of Investigation receives about 22,000 tips about potential threats of violence weekly. 22,000... Weekly... And if that doesn't seem high enough, that … Continue reading 22,000 Per Week; 131 Per Hour; More Than 2 Per Minute

A “Helping You to Be More Thoughtful” App

We use apps to play games. We use apps to check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. We use apps to read the news. None of these apps makes us a better person or improves our relationships with those we are close to. In fact, it might be argued that if we are using these … Continue reading A “Helping You to Be More Thoughtful” App