“Ford Tough”

Forget about its best-selling F-150 pickup trucks. A strong sense of history, in this case family history, is the most important factor in the relative strength of Ford Motor Company, compared to General Motors and Chrysler. A recent New York Times article notes that the descendents of Henry Ford who hold a controlling interest in…

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Name That Downturn!

In trying to give today’s economy some historical context, many have cited the Great Depression. We’re guilty of it, as is the media at large. After all, it’s the biggest, most impressive example of financial failure around—and one that most people, even those who dozed through history in high school, have heard of. But it’s…

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What Is in a Name?

When I got married a few years ago, I faced an identity issue common to many modern women—do I change my last name? While the emotional, family-oriented side of me felt that building a new life with my husband most certainly meant that I would share his name, the ambitious, career-oriented aspect struggled with the…

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