Posts for CSB Commentary – Page 3

Becoming a Leader in a Changing World

By Patricio Torres-Palacio, Ph.D.– “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” (John F. Kennedy) There are so many things that have been said about leadership.  How many times has the question been asked “is a leader made or born?”

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Schumpeter on Entrepreneurship

By Dr. Hassan Shirvani –Since the great Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) introduced the concept of entrepreneurship into economics almost a century ago, economists have struggled to systematically incorporate this concept into their models of economic development, with only limited

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Communication Opens Doors

By Ernesto Cedeño —As the saying goes, communication is key. Key meaning essential, but it is more than that; it is actually the key, that thing that opens up the door that leads us to knowledge, understanding, wisdom and progress.

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Procrastination and Earning Announcements

By Dr. Debby (Chih-Huei) Su—Procrastination is prevalent in human nature. Psychologists have conducted tons of surveys, experiments and research, looking for causes and cures for procrastination. Commonly mentioned causes of procrastination include, but are not limited to, the following: lack

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“Free 2 Rock” : A Fresh Look at the Fall of the Iron Curtain

By Dr. David Schein–In January 2016, the World Affairs Council of Houston, (“WACH”), hosted something a little different for that organization. The documentary “Free 2 Rock” runs approximately 60 minutes and focuses on how rock and roll helped to bring

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The Secret Advantage: Soft Skills

By Dr. Rebecca Dowden—Who couldn’t use a “leg-up” in today’s competitive job market? And that advantage can easily come from honing our Soft Skills. Whether you are currently employed or in the market for a job, Soft Skills can set

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Puerto Rico: Is it America’s Greece? (Part II)

By Dr. Pierre Canac—This is the continuation of last week’s blog, and thus, it is advised to first read Part I if you haven’t done so. Remedies The ball is now in Congress’ court and the speaker of the House,

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Puerto Rico: Is it America’s Greece? (Part I)

By Dr. Pierre Canac—This is a two-part blog; the second part will appear next week. I usually write about international economics; however, this time I will let the reader decide whether this is what I am doing in this post.

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Behavioral Finance:Two Cases of Stock Price Manipulation

By Nguyen Nguyen–On November 6th, the financial world was flooded with news of the indictment of a man using Twitter to manipulate stock market prices. It rang the bells of behavioral finance: noise trading, overreaction, and psychological biases. It is

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A Mathematical Gem from Euler

By Dr. Hassan Shirvani–The Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) is widely considered as one of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived.  He made fundamental and path-breaking contributions to many areas of mathematics and physics.  In the following example, Euler displays

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