South Carolina is a unique state. We are not like other states – partly because of our history, our culture and our politics. One of our historic legacies is what one writer called our debilitating inferiority complex. It is best...
By Mark David Witte Despite some hard fighting Belgians, Canada has inked a new free trade agreement with the European Union. Specifically, a group of Belgians from the Wallonia region was attempting to derail any new trade deal for the...
By Connie Book, Provost and Dean, Citadel College Leadership and the development of leaders is not an exact science. Scholars do agree that people respond differently to challenging situations. The phenomenon of resilience, or what some refer to as grit,...
By Shay Houser I’ve often joked that people hear about successful businesses creating tremendous wealth and value, and they wonder how it happened and why they didn't do it themselves. The secret, of course, is that for most people, the...
By Christopher Bernat Ecommerce is steadily taking more and more of the consumer’s wallet every year. Since 2007 (with the exception of the “Lehman Quarter”), ecommerce has grown an average of 6-8 percent per quarter.* For millennials and future generations,...
By Tom Martin It seems that barely a week goes by without another major corporate scandal capturing our collective attention. The latest headline grabber was Wells Fargo. The megabank admitted to falsely creating or applying for more than two million...
In 1929, Gaffney, South Carolina native W.J. Cash wrote his seminal book The Mind of the South. Every subsequent attempt to understand the mind (and soul) of the South necessarily starts with this book. It has been so since...
By John Eric Weinstein, Ph.D The phrase “perfect storm” is often used to describe a phenomenon resulting from an exceptionally rare combination of circumstances. Although the term is overused, I believe it accurately portrays the challenges facing the health care...
By Ted Pitts, president & CEO, SC Chamber of Commerce Congress needs to step up and pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). When it comes to trade and the economy, numbers matter. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the jobs...
By Col. Ronald W. Welch Each year, employers seek ways to improve their business plans to connect with potential clients, while employees seek opportunities to improve their skills and increase their responsibilities; both, hopefully leading to a promotion for the...

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