Taking a red pencil to corporate speak
Before becoming a professor at Bucknell’s Freeman College of Management, Kate Suslava worked as an auditor for accounting giant Ernst & Young (EY). It was a job that involved listening to plenty of companies’ quarterly earnings calls. Like her EY...
Going beyond the ChatGPT hype
Recent headlines illustrate the potential and the peril of ChatGPT, the generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool that OpenAI released in November 2022. ChatGPT reached 100 million users in just two months and is now cranking out text and cranking up...
Class act
On Sept. 25, 1957, Eagle Scout Ernest Green Jr. and eight other African-American students walked through the front doors of Little Rock’s Central High School and onto the pages of history. Their simple action capped off months of planning, weeks of legal...
Do not discard
On an early Wednesday morning at a Costco in Louisville, Kentucky, foods manager Jim Weixler is examining a package of organic apples. His first impulse is to send the fruit to the composting bin, but then he decides that one bad apple doesn’t necessarily...
We are those guys: four decades on the Pacific Crest Trail
In the summer of 1981, Rees Hughes and Howard Shapiro, along with mutual friend Jim Peacock, set out to hike the section of the Pacific Crest Trail that runs through Washington state. It was their first encounter with the 2,650-mile PCT, which stretches from...
Driven to serve
Like many retirees, Mike and Carol Johnson load up their fifth-wheel trailer just after Christmas each year and drive south. They don't head to the beach or the golf course, however. Instead, the Brownsburg, Indiana, residents head to a camp, community...
Facing terror
On Friday, April 19, 2013, an unmarked car slipped quickly and quietly through the streets of Boston. There was no need for a siren, because the streets were empty — except for the hundreds of vehicles representing an alphabet soup of law-enforcement...
The ABCs (and D’s and E’s) of viral hepatitis
If you watch television, you’ve probably seen ads about treatments for hepatitis C. The liver disease is on the rise in the U.S. But it’s just 1 form of hepatitis caused by a virus. By learning more, you can protect yourself and your loved ones. Here’s...
Get the right gear
Back in 1965, computer chip pioneer Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on computer chips would double every two years. His prediction is surprisingly accurate. And it explains why each year brings a crop of desktops, laptops and tablets...
Leading through crisis and beyond
Like his colleagues around the world, Frank Ashmore faced the crisis of a lifetime when COVID-19 upended the hospitality industry in March 2020. As managing director of 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California, he had to shepherd the nonprofit learning...