Tag Archives: Education

In the Age of Speed, Good Judgement and Accountability Count

A few years ago (in the late 1980’s) I was in charge of what was then called MIS (Management Information Systems).  In the transition period between the “glass house” or large main frame data centers to where we are today … Continue reading

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Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

Several years ago a Kennedy descendant flew his private airplane from New Jersey (I think ) to an island in the Atlantic offshore New England.  It crashed and he was killed.  I probably heard it first on the TV news … Continue reading

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Not-for Profit College Cost rising faster than inflation – Pt 2

In Part-1, we talked about non-profit colleges and three things that have changed in the last 30 or 40 years.  (1) The recognized effect of big time athletic programs and the fact that college coaches salaries have risen to be … Continue reading

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Why Are not-for-profit College Costs increasing faster than inflation?

My paper carried an article a few months ago that the highest paid state employee in all bur one or two states is that states major college football coach, with the college basketball coaches not far behind.  From the numbers … Continue reading

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Colleges, Jobs and the Recovery – Whats’s changed?

A few weeks ago there was an editorial on the Op-ed page of our paper by a man who was head of his own company and had been named “Entrepreneur of the Year” at some point. He apparently has been … Continue reading

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Economic Issues & Elections

While trying to write some of my memoirs, I thought of some of my experiences as young engineering project manager in the Natural Gas Liquids Division of a major integrated oil company.  My first two projects had been building processing … Continue reading

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The nature of the oil industry – what investors need to know

Back in July and August of 2014, I published a 3 part set of blog posts which addressed CEO pay.  As I described in those posts, the reasons some compensation changes came about in the late 1900’s was to motivate … Continue reading

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