Respect

  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. Pasick.” I would ask them, what was the most important thing you can do today […]

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How is Your EQ?

  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 key focus of the curriculum. Why EQ? Research shows that EQ is the best predictor […]

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Readers’ Advice for the Next Generation

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 the workforce. I had many extremely interesting and helpful responses which I would like to […]

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Advice for the Next Generation

  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 back to my own senior year in 1968 at the University of Michigan and wonder, […]

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Life Organizes with Information

  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 has relied on one code to organize the information necessary to live, reproduce, and diversify. […]

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Life Uses a Few Themes to Generate Many Variations

  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 the smallest living organism to the largest mammals on earth, is based on a few […]

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