Respect
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  When I was teaching in the late 60’s at PS145 in Harlem, I started all of my classes by emphasizing the concepts of respect and being proud of your name. Each morning, kids would greet me with “Yo, Mr. … Read More

How is Your EQ?
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  Based on your feedback and discussions with students, I (along with my teaching assistant Dante Vasquez) have decided on a format for my UofM Ross Class for juniors and seniors on “Managing Professional Relationships”. Emotional intelligence will be the … Read More

Readers’ Advice for the Next Generation
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Last week I asked people to give me advice about what to include in my course (“Managing Professional Relationships”) at the Ross School of Business at UofM. The course is designed for junior and senior undergrads who soon will be entering … Read More

Advice for the Next Generation
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  In the Fall I will be taking on a new endeavor: teaching a course at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business for juniors and seniors on “Managing Professional Relationships.” As I prepare for the class, I think … Read More

Life Organizes with Information
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  Today we focus on Pattern #5 from The Way Life Works: Life Organizes with Information. Life has taken 4 billion years to reach its present state of activity. This requires a lot of information. Throughout this entire span, life … Read More

Life Uses a Few Themes to Generate Many Variations
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  Today we focus on Pattern #4 from The Way Life Works: Life Uses a Few Themes to Generate Many Variations In all the beauty and vast diversity of life, it is important to remember that all of it, from … Read More

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