Let me be clear, I’m not a fan or follower of Ned Ludd. I am not a Luddite! Technology can be the engine of beneficial economic and social change. Case in point, the “age of the computer” has revolutionized the world. Computers have changed how we know, what we know, and how we communicate.
Today, iPads, [...]
The leadline of the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, April 27 was really a restatement of the obvious: Economic Growth Stays Soft. We are all acutely aware of the fact that although many of the catastrophic consequences of the recession have been avoided, the overall economy remains sluggish. There have been cutbacks in federal spending. [...]
Someone, whom I only knew socially outside of work, once said to me, “How is it that you are a Senior Executive at work and yet so “nice”?” I immediately responded, “You have not seen my work personality!” Apparently satisfied with my response, the individual moved on to other topics.
However, my response troubled me for [...]
In the last ten years, there have been a spate of books published on the nature of happiness. Most of these books point out that happiness is not only possible, but it is the American way. In fact, the “pursuit of happiness” is the basis of the Declaration of Independence, it’s our Constitutional right.
Unfortunately, after [...]
The world news each day reveals the complications of maintaining and building bridges between the U.S. and nations with cultures different from our own. On a macro-level, the Department of State officially assumes the reponsibility of building lasting and trusting relationships. On a micro-level, one of our Quinlan students who was part of our Santiago study-abroad experience learned [...]
Loyola’s School of Communication (SOC, @Loyola_SoC via Twitter) hosted its annual Ad/PR Reception on Monday, April 22nd. Current students and alumni, many who have also studied Marketing at Quinlan, mingled, chatted, and observed the work of this year’s service-learning PR courses.
One SOC alumna was missing from the reception: Jocelyn Dorszynski (B.A. 2011) was unable to [...]
Last week, the FBC hosted its first conference of 2013: Building High-Performance Families. The day’s theme challenged attendees to answer an important, and sometimes overlooked, question: what is family strategy and how do you build it? Keynote speakers and FBC Members shared stories, experience and insight, resulting in a day of mutual learning and candid [...]
By 1942, Heinrich Himmler was one of the most powerful men in the Third Reich. Along with Goring, Goebbels, Speer, and Von Ribbentrop, Himmler was a major player in Hitler’s inner circle. In the Nazis hierarchy, although it was not his official title in the Nazis hierarchy, Himmler was the “Director of Death and [...]
We are nearing the completion of the Chicago portion of our study abroad experience in Santiago. The student groups are completing their comparative cultural biographies in which they investigate and compare like organizations in the U.S. and Chile. It is nearly six-weeks since we returned from our South American destination and this time has allowed [...]
The winds of fate have greatly shaped the course of emerging markets throughout history. This literally was the case for the Marine Silk Road, which stretched from the Arabian Peninsula, across the Indian Ocean, through the Straights of Malacca, around Vietnam, and up to China. Due to favorable and predictable monsoonal winds, ships have plied [...]