It’s the economy, stupid

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting Liz Fedor for a 3-day residency at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.  Liz is currently the Trending Editor at Twin Cities Business; previously, she was the editorial page editor at the Grand Forks Herald and an editor and reporter on business (especially the airline industry) at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. During the … [Read more...]

A Country is Not a Company

Source: Flikr Creative Commons The media coverage of Donald Trump seems to focus on a few themes such as his strong-man image and the potential for violence at his rallies and among his followers. These are important issues but I think there’s something missing in the maelstrom of coverage, something that is the cornerstone of Trump’s popularity with his base: the idea that, as a successful … [Read more...]

Thank you, Rollie Sullivan

Rollie Sullivan You never know when you will meet someone special.  I met a man in 2009 who would affect my life profoundly and I didn’t even know it at the time. Rollie Sullivan held the John and Elizabeth Myers Endowed Chair in Management at St. John’s University from 1983 to 1990.  Before that, he spent 45 years at First Bank Systems and was an adjunct professor at the University of … [Read more...]