Author Archives: Chris Niccolls

The Meatless Revolution Has Arrived!


Meatless used to mean deprivation! Going meatless meant sacrifice… for religious reason, because your cholesterol is high, you might even want to save the planet from global warming. Sacrifice! Today, though, a switch from meat to meatless is probably more … Continue reading

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Impact Investing… The Next Wave Has Arrived


Impact Investing is a simple idea that is taking the world by storm. How did it become so important, so quickly? Continue reading

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Airplanes By The Numbers: The A380 Is Dead, The 737 Is Back In The Air, & The 787 is Grounded Again


As passengers squeeze into ever smaller seats for increasingly delayed flights, a war has been raging for between airline manufacturers. In America’s corner we have the Boeing Company, the world’s biggest Airplane manufacturer. In Europe’s corner we have AirBus, an … Continue reading

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ESG… Impact Investors Rank “Good Guy” Companies


What gives and investor the confidence to fund a business? Do you know if business you want to invest in is run by “Good Guys”? Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark Theme Park Fails


Remember the children’s story from the Bible, “Noah’s Ark?” That’s the one where 4,000 years ago a small middle eastern family builds the world’s largest boat, sails through the world’s most catastrophic flood, while managing the world’s largest animal rescue? … Continue reading

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Boss Trump Makes America Great Again!


Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a multi-faceted individual. He’s the President of the United States. He’s an international businessman. He’s a father… well, to some of his kids. And he’s the smartest man on earth, or so … Continue reading

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Intellectual Disability… Why Growing Up Is A Growing Problem!


Many America families have a child with intellectual disabilities (ID) – autism, Downs Syndrome, a traumatic head injury, and many other conditions. These children may never fully developing their mental capabilities. They will grow older, but they may never fully … Continue reading

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How The Brexit Stole Thanksgiving!


We waited all year ’round for Thanksgiving. It’s become America’s favorite holiday, eclipsing even Christmas. This is the day that we all sit down together and give thanks for the good things that happened that year. Did junior got accepted … Continue reading

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Is America’s Food… Secure?


Periodically, America has a food scare. Sometimes it is tainted beef at a big supermarket chain, sometimes it’s E. Coli contamination at a national fast food chain. It might even be bird flu at a chicken farm. Some of our … Continue reading

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Project Manager: The Best New Career For Operation Managers?


I recently read an article by Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez, “Re-Humanising Work and Organizations Through Projects“. Antonio raises an interesting point. Typical positions in operation have changed. Automation and management systems have taken over.  Operations managers once had great latitude and followed their instincts, … Continue reading

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