Valuing Innovation at Universities

My dream of becoming a university faculty member conducting research in organic chemistry, the study of molecules that contain the element carbon, began in 1990. My inspiration came when I was a student in Professor Alex Rowland’s CH-203 Organic Chemistry class at Gettysburg College, where I found the ability to manipulate molecules at the atomic… Read more »

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Normal: The Creativity Killer

Normal: It is the box where we compartmentalize our lives. Its walls are constructed of the status quo and it holds within it our beliefs and expectations, our traditions and our dreams. It is the vessel that frames our understanding of the world, and accordingly, defines our personal spaces and comfort zones. Normal demands conformity.… Read more »

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Supporting the Remote Worker; Eight Valuable Insights

The global economy, location and desires of the labor market, and the incredibly rapid change in technology have all had a significant impact on the way business is conducted. Likewise, the price of commercial real estate, commuting and traffic challenges and the unyielding competition for talented and skilled labor have led many organizations to offer remote… Read more »

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Ten Days that Shook My World (View)

English Russian I listened intently as a startup founder laid out her plan to dominate the world. That is not a strange occurrence for me. I work with and talk to startup founders every week. The difference was this one was in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a child of the Cold War, I grew up… Read more »

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Be Generous with Knowledge

When I was a university student, I had a unique mathematics professor. A formal man, he only came alive when solving differential equations on a blackboard. One day, he taught me a fundamental truth about knowledge by drawing a small circle in chalk.

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Credibility in Crisis

As a communications consultant, my scope of work includes assisting clients in times of crisis. No one really likes dealing with crisis. By definition, crises are difficult and tumultuous. Unfortunately, if you’re in business long enough, experiencing a crisis of some kind is inevitable.

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Preserving Community and Culture

Throughout our tribe’s storied past, our survival has depended on our ability to adapt and be resourceful. As times change, our approaches to how we live, work and communicate adapt to become ever more entwined with technology.

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