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Young companies leading the way on clean technologies

At the latest First Look Forum produced by three of Milwaukee’s leading research universities, three of the six presenting research teams offered solutions to cleaning water — from drinking water at home and abroad to untreated sewage discharges often triggered by storms.

Be a motivating leader!

Of all the topics in management, leadership, sales, and team training, one of the most challenging to truly grasp is the subject of motivation. Part of the reason is the lack of a fundamental understanding of the meaning of “motivation.”

TIQS: Effectively introducing a speaker (in person or virtually)

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to listen to hundreds of speeches ranging from the ho-hum to the incredibly inspirational. Regardless of the quality of the speeches themselves, one thing that is fairly consistent is the quality — or lack thereof — of the speaker introductions.

Tax planning: 3 topics to watch in 2021

Now that the election has passed, Joe Biden is president, and Democrats control both houses of Congress, it’s time to update our preelection guidance on critical tax-planning topics.

Life (and transportation) beyond the pandemic

Last year was, in some ways, the lost year. While I and Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) staff were able to work from home and make significant progress on the association’s priorities, I will remember 2020 more for what I could not do during the year than for what I did.

4 ideas to help stimulate the startup economy

For an economy to flourish and constantly refresh itself, new ideas, products, and companies must rise to take the place of the old. It’s a phenomenon economists call “creative destruction” and it has driven the American and Wisconsin economies for generations.

In Business magazine