Setting Expectations

Setting high expectations is one of the characteristics for every leader who wants to advance his goals.  Great leaders and great teachers have very high expectations and they don’t easily compromise on them. There are ...

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Engineering Showers

Differences in the design of showers can teach great lessons about countries and their people. Most importantly, showers show that, despite the increasing flattening of the world, there are very important differences between products and ...

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About Gardening

Let’s get one thing out of the way: I hate gardening. There are no two ways about this for me: You stand in dirt all day as the sun is burning down on you. You ...

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Entrepreneurship and Music

One of the most common questions I get related to our programs is the one at the heart of any teaching institution: Can we teach entrepreneurship? Our long list of courses certainly suggest that we ...

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Dutch Immigration

I am going to Italy soon and I can only think of one thing I absolutely dread: immigration into the European Union in Amsterdam, Holland. It’s a symbol of a badly engineered system. Everybody who ...

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Lessons On Leadership

There are two apparently contradictory challenges leaders face. On the one hand, leaders need to be ahead of their people. They are breaking new ground, developing a vision and often moving ahead of their team ...

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Need for Social Entrepreneurship in Michigan

Entrepreneurs focus with tunnel vision on unmet needs and opportunities with very broad impacts. I believe such opportunities are the most obvious in Detroit. Any new arrival to South-Eastern Michigan is immediately struck by the ...

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Land of No Science

In March of 1921 Albert Einstein, who had found recent world fame through confirmations of his theory of relativity, traveled for a visit from Holland to the US.  He was accompanied by another famous man, ...

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