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What makes leaders effective in an environment that is rapidly changing, volatile, and unpredictable? And what makes those effective leaders get the most out of life?


By: Ken Stier
After three tours of duty in Iraq as an Army medic, Will White came back stateside with a business idea.
Blog Post
April 21, 2014

America's cities are becoming increasingly unaffordable. Why? Because some are failing at basic supply and demand. 

April 9, 2014
Dr. Regalia will deliver a keynote address based on GDP data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce from the first quarter, before leading a panel of economists and experts representing crucial sectors of the economy. These events will offer the business community better insight into the impact of policies on their industries as well as to offer solutions to potentially negative effects.
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April 9, 2014

Abundance is a powerful word that promises many things.

Blog Post
March 27, 2014

There's nothing like a surprise to get you started in the morning. Perhaps that's what President George W. Bush had in mind when he popped out from behind a stage curtain in Dallas this week. 

Blog Post
March 19, 2014
I don’t think human kind has permanently sloughed off its internal ambition toward improvement, growth, and (indirectly) GDP generation. I think new policy and new optimism could unleash an enormous boom.
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February 26, 2014

Is the glass half empty or half full? When it comes to the America's economic growth, Robert Gordon’s answer is clear—the outlook is dismal at best. His 2012 paper, Is U.S. Economic Growth Over?, argued that America’s years of rapid progress and growth were over. 

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February 7, 2014

POLITICO Magazine’s Glenn Thrush is out with a great report out on Pittsburgh’s economic renaissance. He finds that “Pittsburgh, after decades of trying to remake itself, today really does have a new economy, rooted in the city’s rapidly growing robotic, artificial intelligence, health technology, advanced manufacturing and software industries.”

Library Article
January 14, 2014

“Made in Michigan” means something. Across the nation and around the world, that label has long meant strength, durability, and quality. To Michiganders, it also reflects the pride of a resilient people who helped build this country and now are at the center of a reinvention that will restore our state to greatness.

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January 8, 2014
(Hint: It’s Not More Government)
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January 2, 2014
Do zoning laws and permitting work too well?
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December 17, 2013
Which cities? Which countries? Who leads the charge for patents?
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December 11, 2013
Are there dark clouds on the horizon threatening China’ global manufacturing dominance?
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November 26, 2013
Will this new energy abundance be as significant as computers and communication technology?
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November 22, 2013
Is the he digital revolution is making it much harder to measure the real economy?
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November 20, 2013
Reform is much easier in when the economic pie is growing for everyone
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November 19, 2013
How can cities foster more entrepreneurs and startups?
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November 15, 2013
We all hate traffic, especially the gridlock that simply appears out of nowhere.
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November 8, 2013
The performance of the very best computers versus the performance of the very best humans, who wins?
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November 7, 2013
Making things remains a quintessential human endeavor
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November 4, 2013
Information that is openly available and machine readable has the potential to foster greater entrepreneurship, more innovation, and better performance