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Barack Obama: The Six Billion Dollar Man

Barack Obama 6 billion dollars

There is a rumor going around Washington DC, that there was some kind of election last week. Things are back to normal now with college students practicing their football plays in front of the Capitol. Just in case you missed the election the results can be summarized as follows. $6 billion dollars spent, nothing changed. But that is just the point; sometimes the status quo is the best option. It is having the possibility to choose that counts.

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New York after Sandy and Barack: Beware of what you see and what you hear

Storm in New York

Last week I was fortunate enough to be in New York during the Presidential Elections and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It was an interesting reminder that being close to something may give you a totally different perspective on how events are unfolding. This doesn’t always mean you get a better one.  Continue reading

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Business Lessons From The World Of Rugby

If you are as passionate about rugby as I am, it is difficult NOT to write about last Saturday’s World Cup Semi Final between Wales and France. Having worked so hard, and waited so long, the Welsh team managed to lose despite being the stronger team. It is a good lesson for students, professors and managers alike.  Knowing that you are better just isn’t enough. Results are what count. Continue reading

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