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Mission: Critical

February 28, 2017 8:41 AM
In 2000, I shut down a lucrative business (sales and marketing of computerized industrial equipment), built over 15 years, that provided a great lifestyle. I rarely needed to work 40 hours per week, and had complete control of my schedule. I gave that up for a role in higher education in which I was working twice (or more) as many hours for one-third the compensation. I still work more and earn less than I did in the late 90s. What gives?

Brain Activation for MBAs

January 23, 2017 1:39 PM
If you read these columns, you may notice that I have been quite interested (maybe obsessed) this year with the relationship between the mind and performance. So imagine my delight when...

Classrooms of One

May 3, 2016 12:12 PM
By Dr. William S. Silver, PhD, Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University Controversial American business titan, Henry Ford, famously said, "People can have the Model T in any color, so long as it's black." That classic...

Goals, Aspirations, and Alignment in 2016

March 7, 2016 9:08 AM
Each year at this time, many of us identify and set goals, whether personal or professional. We use January as a time for reflection and renewal, and hopefully a plan of action toward measurable and attainable, though sometimes elusive, aspirations for the New Year.

Entrepreneurship 2.0: Making Change in Business and Education

January 14, 2016 1:02 PM
Centuries before "STEM" became a common educational term, entrepreneurs used science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to build products, innovate services, and create economic value for individuals and society.

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