A Future of Our Choosing

It is our free will, our ability to choose, that sculpts the future. This statement may appear a bit of a misnomer since rarely, outside of an election season, is the importance and power of personal choice at the forefront of public attention. But in fact, there is nothing more potent nor more powerful than… Read more »

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Basic Necessity: Communication

We are amidst a time of disease, hatred and collusive agendas, where news media has become more essential and also more corrupt. As people turn to their TVs and mobile devices for the latest information, we as journalists and media contributors must be inclusive and diligent in our approach to reporting to protect people’s lives… Read more »

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The Peaceful Entrepreneur

I enjoy spending my free time mentoring startup CEOs and founders at the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator. As a fellow entrepreneur, I’m drawn to creative individuals with a vision. Whether they are pitching a new medical device or an engineering software tool, I love their enthusiasm and passion.

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Choosing Change

In today’s world, when something is broken we tend to throw it out. No real thought or consideration, just out with the old and in with the new, shiny replacement that promises to make life easier, better and more vibrant than before. But the older I get, the more I begin to question the validity… Read more »

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Changing the Narrative

Every child deserves to see themselves reflected in the stories they read. I have loved books since I was a child. There is nothing like cracking open anew book and being transported to new places, learning new things and using your imagination to embark on new adventures.

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Never Bet Against Hong Kong

I was sitting at Peet’s Coffee sipping a café latte in Shanghai with China legend Bob Theleen when he leaned in and said, “Never bet against Hong Kong!”

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Kindness, Compassion and Empathy: A Little Goes a Long Way

The last 365 days have certainly been transformative, both personally and professionally. I started a new position as dean of the College of Business at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). I moved my family across the country during a national lockdown and started a new leadership role remotely.

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