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4 Views of Website Success

In the Spring of this year, one of my students was offered an internship with Waveborn based on a report she wrote in my class.  Another student was asked to present his report to...

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5 Year Goals Update

Over at Reason for Success, I posted a review of the 5 year goals I wrote back in 2009 and my new 5 year career goals.  Basic take away, I nailed it.  And I...

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My Recommended Economic Books

In academia, I am one of the few professors that advocates for free market capitalism without exceptions.  Why?  It all stems from my understanding of economics, history, and political theory.  While I am not...

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Improving my Teaching

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov.  Mr. Lemov is the director and former president of a series of highly successful charter schools.  In this role, he...

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Education, Technology, and the future

I just finished listening to the EconTalk Podcast on “The Future of Work“.  The podcast featured a panel discussion about technology, work, and the future – absolutely fascinating.  What really got my mind spinning...

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How AI optimizes server farm performance

Not surprisingly, Google is finding ways to combine neural networks and machine learning to optimize the performance and minimize the energy costs of running their server farms.  Here is the intersection of multiple fields...

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Video – A Brief History of Information Systems

I recently finished recording this video narration of a brief history of information systems.  It summarizes what I’ve learned from reading over 10 books on computer history and encompasses a lecture I used to...

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Summer research plan

For the past hour, I’ve been updating my summer research plan.  And here it is.  It starts by managing the two projects current under review. “Ethical Perspectives of Business Students: Development of the Ethical...

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MOOC Launch

Over the past 10 months, 2 colleagues, Elaine Seeman and Rami Maysami, and I have been working on developing the MOOC “The Transformation of Asian Economies.”  It’s DONE!  Register for our 7 week course...