Month: March 2017

  • Penn State Greek Corps

    As a follow-on to yesterday’s Vision for Penn State Greeks, I wanted to clarify some things after speaking with some who read it. I also want to offer a practical idea for how we might start addressing the problem of “spiritual meaning” I identified as the underlying problem beneath the surface of fraternity and sorority challenges. First, a […]

  • Vision for Penn State Greeks

    Vision for Penn State Greeks

    I remember touring Beta Theta Pi a few years ago. It was over Arts Fest in 2013, and I had been invited along with some others to see inside the new crown jewel of Penn State’s fraternity system. An alum had contributed a huge sum of $6+ million to entirely renovating the historic fraternity basically…

  • Artificial Narrow Intelligence

    I started subscribing to Ben Thompson’s site a few weeks ago. Daily emails on technology that I’ve found very helpful to understand what’s going on, and weekly articles like today’s that is a great overview/introduction to the issue of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning. It starts with Chris Dixon’s recent article How Aristotle Created the Computer: Dixon goes…

  • Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia

    Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia

    I was walking through the City Hall courtyard earlier today and William Penn’s prayer caught my eye. I thought I’d share it here: William Penn’s Prayer for Philadelphia- 1684 “And Thou, Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province—named before thou wert born. What love, what care, what service and what travail there have been to…

  • Good financial advice

    Joshua Becker shares key financial advice that changed his life. At the top of the list is my favorite: Most people who overspend their income do so in one of three ways: 1) Too much house, 2) Too much car, 3) Too much entertainment.” // Financial adviser, 2008. I made a passing statement to a…