Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.

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Today’s schooling techniques ‘frozen in time’

January 13, 2017
I recently had a chance to visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum School. Read More

The undeniable power of collaboration in health and education

January 6, 2017
The health sciences in Grand Rapids are a driving force in the local economy and a powerful catalyst for regional growth. Read More

External factors boost acquisition valuations to high level

December 30, 2016
The value an owner gets when selling a business can depend on a lot of factors beyond his or her control. Read More

Why and how we give

December 23, 2016
The giving season in the last months of the year is a time when nonprofits can increase transactional gifts that may lead to relational opportunities throughout the next year. Read More

‘Deepwater Horizon’: a cautionary insurance tale

Movie goers this fall have flocked to theaters nationwide to see “Deepwater Horizon,” the action-adventure dramatization of the 2010 explosion of a BP oil rig. Read More

Michigan can’t go back to factory-driven economy

December 9, 2016
In a Business Insider interview, Ohio Gov. John Kasich did something almost no politician does today: He clearly states we can’t go back to a factory-driven economy. Read More

Economic lessons from Yoko Ono and Moses

December 2, 2016
One year ago, I predicted Hillary Clinton would be our next president unless there was either moral or economic outrage in the United States. Read More

Cyber breach not a question of if, but when

November 18, 2016
You’ve spent numerous resources building your customer base, created long-term strategies for retention and have developed a sense of mutual trust — and then you get the call: “We’ve been hacked.” Read More

40 Under Forty 2016 class breaking mold

November 11, 2016
Once again, it was my honor to serve as a judge to select the Business Journal’s 40 under Forty Class of 2016. Read More

Nonprofits strengthen voter engagement

November 4, 2016
What do nonprofits and voting have in common? Read More