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Bryan Gobin

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Do You COTAP? Alternative Energy for MBAs in Dismal Times

(11) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 4:13 PM

After the great collapse 2008, my business school friends often pondered what would be the next boom. For those of us looking for careers, that question remains largely unanswered. Without obvious game-changing trends, we are forced to think in a pragmatic manner.

For those of us Gen-Xers born in the...

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Republicans Abandon Freedom Over Mosque

(8) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 11:54 AM

When he announced our war against Al Qaeda, President George W. Bush said that the terrorists "hate our freedoms -- our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other." But now members of his party are carrying out a libelous...

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Forrest Gump's Bayou: Bubba vs. Bubba on BP Spill

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2010 | 9:41 PM

In the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, Forrest recalled, "Mama always said, dying was a part of life." But he was not saying this in reference to his business plan for "Bubba Gump Shrimp Company," named in memory of his dead friend and fellow soldier Bubba from Bayou La...

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Gulf Coast to Visitors: Y'all Come Down and Eat!

(6) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 10:43 AM

Gulf Coast beaches are sandy and white. With the exception of oil lapping ashore along Louisiana's marshy wildlife refuge, near-shore fishing waters appear clear as ever. Seafood is still available. Yet the oil spill is already imposing costs on local businesses. Customers are canceling trips and seafood orders....

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No Shrimping in Forrest Gump's Bayou La Batre

(3) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 3:56 PM

In the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, Forrest headed to Bayou La Batre (pronounced Balla Batree), Alabama to fulfill the dream of his dead friend and fellow soldier, "Bubba" Blue, who yearned to return home to become a shrimper. Now Bayou La Batre, nestled in protected waters adjacent to the...

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