Wowed Again, Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2020.

For the past several years, I have had my freshmen business students create vision boards, and then in three to five minutes, present his or her vision board to the class. The whole process takes three days of class time (spread over three weeks), but it is well worth it. All I can say after … Continue reading Wowed Again, Again. Student Vision Board Project, 2020.

A Day at the Beach!

I can't remember the last time we went an entire summer without going to the beach. The combination of COVID-19 and a revised teaching schedule made it a bit more challenging to plan a visit, but we were finally able to make it down the shore today, even though we missed summer by about five … Continue reading A Day at the Beach!

Thank You to Our Wonderful Alumni

My students just had the best class of the semester, and I did not have to say a word (yes, there is a cause-effect relationship there...) Today we had our annual Global Business Panel sessions for all of our freshmen business students. The Global Business Panels were the brainchild several years ago of Jonathan Doh, … Continue reading Thank You to Our Wonderful Alumni

Dear People of Greenland and Svalbard, Is It Something I Said?

The world map shown above highlights the geographical distribution of views of my blog over the past five and a half years. The United States recognizes 195 countries, and at this point, there are only 12 left where I have not had a single viewer over the past years. Here are the countries, along with … Continue reading Dear People of Greenland and Svalbard, Is It Something I Said?

Despite Its Long History and Popularity, Is a Handshake a Thing of the Past?

Last week in a post I shared a statistic that close to 75% of participants in a survey believe handshakes are now a relic of the past. I also stated that I would hate to see the handshake go away, and at least a couple people agreed. Brad from commonsensiblyspeaking, commented: "I know that the … Continue reading Despite Its Long History and Popularity, Is a Handshake a Thing of the Past?

I Miss Those Days

Tonight we had the chance to watch our grand-niece's swim meet, and it must have been the smell of the chlorine that triggered so many wonderful memories of the sport I love. Swimming was a big part of my life for 12 years, having been a competitive swimmer from about 9 years old until I … Continue reading I Miss Those Days

The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?

During the early 1980s, the Hoover appliance company held a 50% share of the UK market and was rapidly expanding with the potential to claim a larger share of a growing market. This period of expansion, however, coincided with the UK's entry into a major economic recession, and Hoover was beginning to face competition from … Continue reading The Worst Advertising Campaign Ever?

Survey Looks at the Future of Work, Post COVID-19

Torch, a San Francisco based leadership coaching firm, recently commissioned One Poll to conduct a survey asking respondents how they envision the world will appear in the wake of COVID-19. Overall, 75% of the 2,000 Americans surveyed said they fear life will never return to what was once “normal.” Here were some other findings: 63% of … Continue reading Survey Looks at the Future of Work, Post COVID-19

Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

His colleagues called him Bucky the Bookkeeper. His company was on the brink of bankruptcy multiple times. His credit card was declined while trying to rent a car in 1974. Six years later, he was worth $178 million. Today, he is worth $37 billion. Do you know who this person is, or what company he … Continue reading Bucky the Bookkeeper Is Now Worth a Lot of Bucks…

This Is What We Need Reruns Of…

Growing up as a teenager in the early to mid-70s, one of my favorite times of the week was Saturday afternoon. That was when ABC aired the finals of that week's PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) tour, followed by the iconic Wide World of Sports. It was three hours of pure joy. I was into bowling … Continue reading This Is What We Need Reruns Of…