Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.

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American politics at its best — and worst

August 21, 2015
Watching the 120 candidates for the Republican nomination for president, I am reminded of the running joke I heard as a Senate staffer: “When looking into the mirror every morning, what does every Senator say to himself?” The answer: “Good morning, Mr. President.” Read More

Concentrated talent is what matters most

August 14, 2015
University of Michigan economist Don Grimes and I are working on our next report on the Michigan economy. Read More

State leaders should reject EPA’s carbon rule

August 7, 2015
The federal government is poised to stick Michigan families with higher energy costs and diminished living standards, unless state legislators act now to resist. Read More

Your story is a box of crayons

July 31, 2015
Let’s talk about your story — the story of your organization and what communications pieces you use to color the picture of who you are and the “why” behind what you do. Read More

Lawmakers need to come together to fix roads

July 24, 2015
We have been spinning our wheels on road funding in Michigan for years. Read More

Michigan needs to focus on high value, not low cost

July 17, 2015
I’m not a big fan of state business rankings. Everyone seems to assume they are a good measure of a state’s economic well-being. They aren’t. Read More

Be clear on design responsibility

July 3, 2015
I want to build a building, and I want you to design it. Read More

Eyes on the road (restrictions)

June 26, 2015
You have found the perfect building for your client to own or occupy. Your client’s business depends on large trucks to carry materials to and from its site. Read More

Don’t count on government for the American Dream

June 26, 2015
Although the 114th Congress is active, the looming fiscal crisis is one-half-year closer. Read More

Credit union growth — plan and prepare

June 19, 2015
As a legal advisor to credit union leadership on a variety of matters, I am often contacted by clients when a perceived crisis of some kind has developed, or there is a high likelihood that one is on the horizon. Read More