Careers & Leadership

September 16, 2008

The opening of a new fire station is a big deal, whether you live in small town America or a big city like Chicago.  Such an event calls for a small parade of flower girls,…Read More >>

September 2, 2008

Around this time of year, universities the world over are announcing, “welcome back students.”  Many companies are saying goodbye to their interns with much less enthusiasm.  After three or four months of instruction and mentoring,…Read More >>

August 28, 2008

America has a throw-away culture. It’s so pervasive that it’s hard to recognize unless you spend some time in another country. During several stays in Europe, my wife and I observed much more re-use of…Read More >>

August 19, 2008

The Great Chicago Fire of 1878 was a seminal moment in the history of the city.  Tragic at the time, it’s probably the single greatest reason for the thriving modern city.  It provided a chance…Read More >>

August 7, 2008

This is your captain speaking.  We are on our final approach to O’Hare Airport in Chicago.  Winds are 20 miles per hour from the Northwest, and the current ground temperature is 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Instinctively,…Read More >>