11 Tips for Creating Your Brand vs. Observing Competitors

What’s your best advice for deciding how much time to spend on creating your own brand vs. monitoring the competition? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of […]

Sneaky Assignments

Blog: Confessions of a Community College Dean   When I taught American Government at DeVry — yes, that happened — a dispiriting number of students took the class under duress.  It fit their schedule and checked a box.  After getting over the shock of that, I realized that it was up to me to win them […]

‘Cheer’ and ‘Dare Me’ Give Cheerleading a Much-Needed Image Correction

Netflix/USA/Ringer illustration Thanks to ‘Cheer’ and ‘Dare Me,’ cheerleading is getting a much-needed image correction, with the Netflix and USA series showing the sensational complexities of the sport and its athletes Consider the cheerleader. She (she is almost always a she) is a silent, supplemental figure. Her pastime is widely understood as a sideshow to […]