Book Review — “The War that Ended Peace”

By guest blogger Kent Hinckley, author of Hearts, Minds, and Coffee.   Ever wonder why World War I started? 32,000 books have addressed the issue. School books attribute the four year slaughter to an assassination of an Austrian duke when he visited Serbia. I couldn’t believe one killing could cause so much death and ruin. More [...]

Chapter excerpt: 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School by Sarah E. Galimore

About the book, 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School:  Colleges and employers continue to grapple with the fact that students in the United States are not prepared for the demands of higher education and the workforce. Students scramble to figure out where to go to school, how to get in, what to study, and [...]

Author Profile: Sarah E. Galimore

About the author of 10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School, Sarah E. Galimore:  Sarah Galimore is the founder of an online educational community dedicated to providing affordable, comprehensive and forward-thinking academic and career planning services. For the past ten years Sarah has worked in a variety of roles, garnering diverse experience in market [...]

The Future of Education: Do You See What I See?

My sister is an elementary school teacher. For years, the stories she’s shared about life in the classroom with her impressionable little charges, have been a source of humor and pure joy for me and my family. The things her students say and do are simply hilarious. At the same time, some of the stories [...]

The 3 R’s of College Debt: Rising Costs, Risks, and Returns

Loaded down. Enormous. Crushing. Bankrupting. Stressful. Problematic. These are words often used in conjunction with descriptions of one of the most important investments we will ever make. Before we even contemplate owning a house, buying our dream car, the wedding and honeymoon, and any other major expense, most of us have already committed thousands of [...]

Take a Hit and Get Back Up

How often does life progress according to plan? When faced with this question, I think most people would respond in a similar fashion – it doesn’t!  Life rarely progresses according to a plan. I’ve learned to expect bumps along the way and that it’s important to have a reservoir of strength to navigate the rocky [...]

Author Profile: Rod Collins

Rod Collins is Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors and author of Wiki Management :A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World. To learn more visit   Author Interview with Rod Collins:    Q: Why did you decide to write this book? A: Today’s managers face a difficult and unprecedented challenge: [...]

Chapter excerpt: Wiki Management by Rod Collins

Chapter excerpt of Wiki Management by Rod Collins:   PREFACE Today’s managers face a difficult and unprecedented challenge: The world is changing much faster than their organizations. Every industry, without exception, has been overtaken by an accelerating pace of change that shows no signs of letting up any time soon. In a business world of increasing [...]

Ford, Wiki Management, and a Great Turnaround

Ford, Wiki Management, and a Great Turnaround    While there has much talk and commentary about the bailout of General Motors and the continuing preservation of an American institution, we may be missing the most important story in the American automotive industry: the remarkable turnaround of the one American car company that didn’t take any [...]

The Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage

The Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage As business leaders struggle to survive in a rapidly changing world, maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage is becoming increasingly difficult. In the past, the fundamental dynamics that created competitive advantage were product and efficiency. A great product idea and efficient delivery processes allowed business leaders to corner markets for decades.  [...]