Musings on Globalization, Labor, and Consumer Behavior


The argument posited by politicians about about moving abroad only helping Mexico or China is a too common misconception. Ask yourself why companies move. Moves are not merely about labor, but labor is part of the equation. Labor costs are one of the few factors a company has control over. To keep costs down and…

Business Model? We Don’t Need No Business Model!


Few things raise my hackles more than irrational or illogical behavior. And, in this collection I also include my own behavior. Take for example the recent news of a student, Timothy Arnold, a University of Central Florida student, who developed an application. His application, UCouldFinish, helped students find courses with open seats. Armed with this…

Crying and Complaining in Higher Education


At Ivory Tower State University, our dragon program historically has enjoyed a great reputation. Over last couple years, though, the dragon program has taken to slogging through the muck. Reputations are as fickle as the people upon whose shoulders those accolades rest, though. The hiring of individuals can really change a program, either for the…