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Habits and Progress Addiction

Everybody I know has habits. Usually quite a few of them. Some habits are really valuable, and some are detrimental. It seems human nature to continually do things a certain way–those patterns can be broken, but it’s not a normal aspect of personality to deviate continually from behavior. We stick to our knitting. In this […]

Some Thoughts On Education Today

Yesterday night I read a post from Brain Pickings on why you don’t need to go back to school.  Of course, I did go back to school at the University of Minnesota for a business degree, and before that a degree at St. Cloud State University, so what I’m about to say is probably self […]

Two Brief Educational Thoughts

1. If you’re getting finished with school, it’s not the end, it’s the beginning. How can you keep learning? 2. If you’re still in school or just starting, it’s as important to develop your own philosophy on subjects as it is to learn others’.

Business and “Being the Best”

I saw an article on poets and quants (I’ll cover my take on “poets” and “quants” later) about black and white pictures and essays from Harvard Business School students.  It was really good, and it made me want to write.  The truth is that if I’d never gone into business, I would have been a […]

Advertising In Schools

The other day I was reading an article on schools and how they are attempting to find additional revenue.  They are starting to look at advertising. For the record, it’s a sad state of affairs that schools can’t afford to keep teachers.  Of all the public works we spend on, schools should be very high […]

Budget: Where Taxes Go

I always think it’s fascinating to look at the budget and where we spend. Here’s a quick graph that summarizes it from Off the Charts Blog: That’s a pretty simple graph.  It shows that most of our tax dollars are wrapped up in Defense, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid and Safety Net programs. As readers of this […]

Google Analytics Review

As mentioned briefly as of late, I haven’t spent much time trying to promote this blog anywhere.  I’ll post a link on Twitter every now and then, but not much else.  I also haven’t spent any time reviewing my traffic, so today I blew the dust of off Google Analytics and dug in. Slightly over […]

Reverse Mortgaging the US: Education in the States

This morning, I woke up and saw that a city North of where I live, North Branch, had instilled a four day school week.  This is actually old news, but it had been past me for some time.  I quickly went on a rant on Twitter about how messed up our system is when cost […]

Reading Business…For Pleasure

For quite a while now, I’ve been getting ragged on by the old ball and chain to stop reading business books. “You only read business books and think about work. You’re obsessed with it and it stresses you out” goes the refrain. There’s some truth to that. Although I think stresses don’t come from learning, […]

Why Teachers Need to Sell & An Economic Foray

I’ve been thinking a lot about economics lately and how important a subject it is.  Then I think of why it didn’t intrigue me at all as a freshman and SCSU when I was taking micro and macro.  The classes went fine overall, but there was absolutely nothing about them that intrigued me at the […]

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