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Meanwhile, in the real world…

An important part of my job as an educator is listening to our customers. No, I am not talking about our students – clearly we are here to make sure they receive a quality education – that is a given. … Continue reading

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Can entrepreneurship be taught?

I am often asked about the role of university education in preparing young entrepreneurs. It’s the age-old question of “nature vs. nurture”, which traits are innate and which can be taught and developed, and so on. My take on this … Continue reading

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What if… ?

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” ― Emily Dickinson Seize the day. Opportunity only knocks once. I could go on and on… Recently I ran into a situation with a graduate student that really made … Continue reading

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Lead Up!

Having had the good fortune to work for some world-class corporations throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working for some great leaders. It’s interesting to watch how a great leader can make such a huge difference in the … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Your Annual (Financial) Checkup

I had my annual physical yesterday morning, and the doctor says I’ll be around for a while, so that’s a good thing. But on the way back from his office, I listened to a segment on NPR, and I know … Continue reading

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Check out One Spark, the world’s crowdunding festival

This will be a hectic and interesting week! Wednesday is the start of One Spark, the world’s crowdfunding festival, with more than 150,000 people expected to take over downtown Jacksonville. The 5-day event covers a 20-square-block, multi-venue gallery, “connecting people … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Make a Move!

It seems like every month we hear another dismal jobs report, as our economy moves toward a recovery, but at a very slow pace. Politics aside, it will take quite a while for the U.S. economy to return to pre-recession … Continue reading

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Strategies for Debt Reduction

Thanks again to all who came out for my Getting Out of Debt: It’s Like Eating an Elephant seminar last week! Here is a great article from Consumer Reports courtesy of Yahoo that talks about some common sense debt reduction … Continue reading

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Playing the Percentages

One of my favorite sayings in business was always “We don’t take percentages to the bank. We take DOLLARS to the bank.” But sometimes looking at percentages, especially as a return on investment (ROI) can be helpful in comparing current … Continue reading

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