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Sep 15, 2023

Networking is about more than simply being liked | Guest Opinion

Willy Loman never did get that there was more to business success than just being liked.

Sep 1, 2023

Western vs. Chinese Communist Party views of universal values: Do both make sense? | Guest Opinion

President Biden likes to say that in contemporary times, one of the central battles being fought in the world is between autocracies and democracies. Clearly, this is one plausible way of looking at the world in which we live. In furtherance of this dichotomous view of the world, it is interesting to study how the […]

Jul 31, 2023

From mining to recycling: Embracing the clean industrial revolution in Rochester

I made a leap of faith two years ago and moved from Missouri to make Rochester my permanent home. My motivation was mainly based on better education opportunities for my family and to discover a place where we could truly belong. Rochester checked off those boxes. Living a nomadic lifestyle, thanks to my father’s military […]

Jul 14, 2023

Music, the Public Market and civility | Guest Opinion

“The City was, and still is, the Centre of a various, intelligent, enterprising, liberal, and growing population … Its people were industrious and in comfortable circumstances: not so rich as to be indifferent to the claims of humanity and not so poor as to be unable to help any good cause which commanded the approval […]

Jun 30, 2023

India is open for business: Should the United States continue to invest?

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States (U.S.) has generated a significant amount of buzz in both India and the U.S. The Prime Minister actively sought new private and public investment in India from the U.S. The message is unmistakably clear: India is open for and seeks continued investment from […]

May 12, 2023

Remembering William Chapin and his contribution to pro golf in Rochester | Guest Opinion

Golf is big business and that will never be more evident than next week in Rochester, when the PGA Championship is played at Oak Hill Country Club. The players are competing for $15 million with the winner taking home $2.7 million. The PGA estimates $200 million in economic impact in our community. Oak Hill Country […]

Apr 27, 2023

The case for solar farms | Guest Opinion

This essay aims to dispel common and enduring misunderstandings about solar energy and show that this resource can deliver an abundant, reliable, and affordable energy future to New York State with a minimum environmental footprint. Abundance: The sun is a giant energy resource for planet earth. It reliably powers the weather and life without us […]

Richard “Chip” Davis, Ph.D., and Mark B. Taubman, M.D.
Apr 26, 2023

Health systems face emergency as Albany discusses budget | Guest Opinion

If you or someone you love has recently sought health care, whether the need is routine or urgent, you have learned that our community’s health system itself is in a state of emergency. Overcrowding and delays are at an all-time high in hospital EDs, specialty clinics, and even primary care offices. Doctors, nurses and other […]

Amit Batabyal
Mar 10, 2023

Can global warming be meaningfully reduced by taxing cow burps?

It is now well known that the phenomenon of global warming—also called climate change—is caused significantly by the emissions of the so-called greenhouse gases. The principal culprit here is carbon dioxide which is emitted into the atmosphere from the combustion of fossil fuels. Given the salient contribution of carbon dioxide to global warming, policymakers throughout […]

Mar 3, 2023

Marketing actions that work in inflationary times – Guest Opinion

The recent upsurge in the cost of goods and services, owing to the recent inflation, has imposed pressure on businesses to increase the pricing of their offerings. Although this may appear as an obvious solution, in the current economic climate that is still grappling with the aftermath of the COVID-19 recession, it undermines consumers’ purchasing […]

Feb 20, 2023

More than ever, leadership matters

While opinions vary about the type of change needed in our world, most agree that there’s a need for change. Significant change. And Rochester isn’t immune. Businesses here are challenged by supply chain hurdles, tight labor markets and economic uncertainty. Societal issues like equality and injustice have thankfully come to the forefront, albeit are difficult […]

Feb 2, 2023

The brain drain is back

Organizations in central and western New York are at an unfair competitive disadvantage. They will continue to find their experienced staff depleted and be forced to compete by raising prices, downsizing or selling out.