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RIVER LIFE: When River Health Links to the Ocean

By Dr. A. Quinton White

Charismatic megafauna is a term we use for those large animals that people find fascinating. Manatees, dolphins, and whales come to mind. These often huge creatures can cause a sense of wonder when we see …

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MARKET LIFE: Great Defense without Offense Leads Nowhere

By Dr. Don Capener

Are you trying to grow and protect a “nest egg” for retirement?

Don’t just play defense. Conventional wisdom in the world of finance says those nearing retirement should concentrate on defense when it comes to investments …

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MARKET LIFE: John Wooden on Overconfidence

By Dr. Don Capener

John Wooden once said, “It’s very easy to get comfortable in a position of leadership.”

Players, or employees, believe you have all of the answers, particularly if you have enjoyed past success. People may start saying …

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RIVER LIFE: Annual State of the River Report

By Dr. A. Quinton White

The 2018 State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin was recently released at the City of Jacksonville Environmental Symposium. As usual, the report contains both good and bad news. This …

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MARKET LIFE: Busting Common Start-Up Myths

By Dr. Don Capener

What are the most common myths of entrepreneurial practice?

There are three myths that just won’t die in terms of understanding what works and what doesn’t in start-up environments. The following mythbusting is intended for those …

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MARKET LIFE: How China Can Impact Your Future Earnings

By Dr. Don Capener

China’s economy will impact U.S. retirement savings. But could it also impact a company’s bottom line?

Are you starting or growing a company, or worried about your 401K and other investments? Do you not fully understand …

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RIVER LIFE: The Grim Future of Plastics

By Dr. A. Quinton White

In the 1967 movie “The Graduate” some may remember the scene where Mr. McGuire takes Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) off to the side and delivers the famous quote:

“Plastics… there’s a great future in plastics.”

Little …

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MARKET LIFE: Why Companies Don’t Go Nuclear

By Dr. Don Capener

As World War II was winding down in Europe, President Harry Truman had a difficult decision to make: would the nuclear option ultimately equal Japan’s surrender?

While a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo in …

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MARKET LIFE: What to Look for in a Business Program

By Dr. Don Capener

Is academic excellence always subjective?

Most observers would say yes; academic excellence is subjective because it is sometimes difficult to measure improvement in higher education and agree on the most important outcomes.

Another way to measure …

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