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Remote work: are we missing valuable social interaction? (access required)

William H. Whyte was arguably our keenest observer of corporate America. He was a staff writer for Fortune magazine and his 1956 book, The Organization Man, sold in the millions. The book chronicled the white-collar conformity and commitment of corporate ...

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How not to set policy to reduce the price of gasoline (access required)

High gas prices in the U.S. cause a lot of pain for Americans every time they take their vehicles to gas stations to fill up. To address the problem of high gas prices, the Biden administration announced in April that ...

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Post-pandemic era will provide best opportunity to transform healthcare service delivery model (access required)

Sometime in the hopefully not-too-distant future, health and safety concerns will have improved so that Governor Hochul will declare an end to the COVID-related state of emergency in New York. By signifying that sufficient progress has been made in reducing ...

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Is New York’s crypto opportunity at risk?

Building Foundry — the fast-growing Western New York-based digital currency company — has been one of my biggest honors. As a native of the region, it has been a joy to give back by steering such an innovative company in ...

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Prioritized to-do lists still powerful, relevant in business (access required)

I had a reader stop me the other day and pose the following question. “With all the new technology in the world, what did I believe was the most effective tool to increase one’s productivity, and efficiency?” After thinking about ...

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Why we need to focus more on place-based policies (access required)

International trade theory teaches us that relative to no trade, free trade between nations makes them better off. Recent research tells us that the overall gains to the U.S. from trade with China are positive but small. Even so, trade ...

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Coronavirus changed our approach to education — and we shouldn’t look back (access required)

Improvisation is a bad fit for most of American education. Our system is overwhelmingly standardized, predicated on the notion that there are certain nuggets of information to be stuffed into the heads of our schoolchildren: take the number of nuggets, ...

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Teaching and meeting facilitating tips for these COVID times (access required)

At Alfred University, we have yet to run across a college student during these COVID months who does not long for a return to the Old Norm of good old-fashioned classroom instruction. COVID has resulted in colleges pivoting to a significantly ...

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National Apprenticeship Week shines light on opportunities in manufacturing (access required)

When National Apprenticeship Week was first launched in 2015, the purpose was to give manufacturing businesses and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices. Across the country, manufacturers were struggling to find skilled labor to fill chronically ...

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SBA honors military spouses, veteran heroes, and their entrepreneurial spirit (access required)

Across America, there are thousands of military veterans, spouses and transitioning service members looking to start their own businesses. These men and women are proven leaders, and we know that they make outstanding business leaders. Each year, there are over ...

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Is ‘sustainable marketing’ the future of marketing in a post-pandemic era? (access required)

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly influenced how individuals evaluate products or services that they receive. The influence may vary depending on products, but it is there. Our perspectives about sources and origins of what we purchase and the manner which ...

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