98th Meridian Foundation
When we think about a meridian, if we think about meridians at all, we picture an imaginary line on a map with no significance that can be seen with the naked eye. But the 98th meridian is different, according to noted Texas historian Walter Prescott Webb and his first...
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Take a seat in a crowded coffee shop and try to find a person who is not digitally connected — easier said than done. Today’s consumer is constantly flooded by streams of information that influence behaviors and provide the ability to instantaneously connect and interact with people, brands and...
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In the field of economic development, the new watchword has become “sustainability” in all of its many manifestations. Even so, most mainstream economists — and their attendant economic models — fail to appreciate the bigger picture of what really makes an economy thrive for the long term. In the...
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When and where does leadership start? It begins in childhood and develops throughout a lifetime. One’s values and belief systems form the behaviors they bring to leadership. Their self-esteem and self-image play a huge role in the confidence they project. Business acumen, critical thinking and experience contribute to their...
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At just 28 years old, after a great deal of intentional deliberation and prayer, I felt called to step out on a leap of faith to leave my career in finance to pursue a vision for what craft beer may become in Texas. So there I was, unemployed and...
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As I write this, the news is breaking that the American Health Care Act has been pulled from the floor late on a Friday afternoon and we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for healthcare in America. I was originally asked to put together a piece comparing the...
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The economy of Texas is highly diverse and complex, and commands a global reach in terms of trade partners. Demographically, Texas is well-positioned with a population two to four years younger than the rest of the U.S. on average. With a diverse economy, and a diverse, growing and youthful...
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As a young girl, I never realized my career path would lead to volunteer management in a hospital — but I’m so glad that it did. Volunteerism has been a common thread that has linked my past to my present. From a young age, I learned the importance of...
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Waiting on information is a thing of the past. In this age of instant knowledge, real-time data grants immediate information, whenever and wherever you want it. In today’s agile markets, problems are solved faster, questions are answered more quickly, and data can be accessed at the click of a button...
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Every entrepreneur I’ve met wants to go faster. Whether that means faster processes, faster content creation or faster sales, people like us are hard-wired to chase momentum. But in my experience, entrepreneurs often overlook their single biggest weapon in increasing the speed of growth: their company’s culture. One of the...