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Value Added in Teaching

As I was working on my lesson plans this morning, I asked myself “how best can I add value to the classroom experience?”  You see, students have the capability to read books and watch lecture...

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It only took 40 years

40 years seems like a long time, until you live it.  And then, looking back, it doesn’t seem so long.  Perhaps its my memory playing tricks on me, but 40 years of experiences, adventures,...

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Firefly Wine Shop

I can’t tell you how proud I am of my wife and her entrepreneurial creation, Firefly Wine Shop. She has been working toward this day for the past 6 months, developing a business plan,...

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Apple versus the FBI: Lessons from my MBA class

The terrorist attacks and deaths in San Bernardino last year were tragic and deserve justice.  In the FBI’s efforts to investigate the case, they are pursuing every method they can to gather information about the culprits....

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Apple’s Fight for Your Privacy

Recently, Apple announced they were publicly fighting a court order to help the FBI to decrypt a phone in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks. From my understanding, the court is ordering Apple to re-write...

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Helping Businesses Succeed Online

For the past three years, our MIS students have been working with local businesses and organizations succeed with their online presence. In a web development class I teach, students learn how to develop their...

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The Origins of the Internet

How did the Internet start?  Who invented such a thing?  Why did it almost fail? I recently finished a fascinating book called Where the Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hefner and Matthew Lyon....

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Technology Innovation – Are We Lagging?

Are we technological laggards?  Lawrence Solomon suggests we are. In his recent Financial Post column, Mr. Solomon laments that technological innovation of the past 70 years has not been of the same order of magnitude as the end of the 19th...

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4 Lessons From My First Published e-Book

In my latest e-commerce experiment, I published my first e-book on Amazon.  As with my AdSense experiment, this one may make me a few bucks, but that was not my primary goal.  My primary goal was...