Who am I?

I have recently finished a time of searching and thinking focused on that very question. This will not be the last time I will be going through a time of re-orientation and refocusing. I go ...

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Space Rules

Some of the least intuitive aspects of universities are the way they allocate space to their people and their activities. There are three basic models for space allocation: the dog, the gas, and the use-model. ...

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Peanut Allergies and Entrepreneurship

My six year old girl is severely allergic to peanuts and any other nut for that matter. We have therefore joined an ever-increasing set of families for whom allergies and its related effects are both ...

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Aerospace Engineering in a Flat World

There are two engineering disciplines which have, by many accounts, been most affected by our transition from a local to a global economy: computer science, and aerospace engineering. However, this transition had very different effects ...

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Saying Stupid Patriotic Things

Every once in a while it’s tough to watch politicians on TV. It is particularly bad if you do so abroad and think about how it makes them look in a broader context, especially when ...

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Icebergs

Icebergs are chucks of ice that float in water and are the reason for many naval catastrophes. The reason for this danger is that there is more to the iceberg than what meets the eye; ...

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Having Stake in Advice Given

There are a number of people who will gather around people who are doers. Almost any entrepreneur is immediately offered help from marketing specialists, lawyers, strategists, and many more. Many of these people seek to ...

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The Irrational Behavior of Crowds

Even though most people would consider themselves to be logical and that they make rational decisions. However when interacting in crowds, these decisions often become irrational and counter-intuitive. Consider two observations of Michigan drivers as ...

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Change Will Do You Good…

Culture change is one of the most important aspects for organizations that seek to break off a bad performance trend and leap towards success. But, it’s one of the most challenging elements of such a ...

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