Around the world with Davidson College

Here with the wonderful students of Davidson College … it’s the World in 60 Seconds! Is ISIS achieving its aims in Europe? Sadly, yes. You see it in Brussels. You see it in France. We’re all talking about them, and it’s affecting the economy and security. All of this works for ISIS. It doesn’t work for anybody else. Will Dilma Rousseff be impeached before the Rio Olympic Games? I think probably yes. I think she’s gone in the next 6-8 weeks. And that’s kind of surprising, but... Read more →

Every Restaurant Should Be So Lucky as to Have Someone Like This on Their Team

In this series, professionals debate the state – and future – of their industry. Read more here, then write your own #MyIndustry post). When we think of traditional roles in a restaurant, we tend to talk about front of the house (FOH) — managers, servers, and beverage directors — and back of the house (BOH) — chefs, line cooks, basically everyone in the kitchen who’s handling food. Restaurants have always relied on these two teams to keep the restaurant machine running. But some jobs... Read more →

Water Is a Valuable Asset – Let’s Treat It like One

Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek. Many communities around the world are running out of water. When demand outpaces supply, communities often turn to difficult and costly solutions, such as building reservoirs, importing water or constructing desalination plants. But this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I’m pushing global leaders to consider a different solution—one... Read more →
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