Several years ago when my youngest son left for college, I decided to leave as well, if only for a month and a half to drive cross-country on the seco...
One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.
When I set out for Omaha, Nebraska for a cooking event at the Institute for the Culinary Arts, I was planning to share my wisdom to the students. I was the one, however, who received quite an education, steeped in American history.
Thought leaders have a huge challenge, as media and media educators hustle to keep pace with the shifts and retain long-term value. As the film industry has shown it is not easy, but hard work makes it possible to survive and prosper.
Ever since President Obama invited the American public to a national climate conversation, thousands of Americans have taken him up on that offer by p...
The Christian Bible says in John 8:32 "the truth will set you free," and an Omaha area 20-something woman is living by her faith.
These 10 markets should set the pace as the national housing market continues to return to health next year. Here's to a healthy 2013!
There's nothing new in the need for places to grow their appeal and maintain it. Throughout history, attractive locations have acted as a magnet for people, economic activity and cultural life, which all boosted their power and attractiveness.
Now that the Hathaway Effect has been widely acknowledged, how could it be manipulated? Now I'm not suggesting any nefarious motives or a full-scale Elizabeth Warren-inspired NYSE investigation into vaginagate, but...
U.S. Route 6 runs clear across the United States through some spectacular landscapes. It also touches areas, some remote, where brilliant and brave engineers and construction workers risked their lives to build a never-before-seen marvels.
There's been a lot of talk about how Gabby will become a new role model for young black girls everywhere. She may even inspire many to take up gymnastics or follow other Olympic dreams. That's great, but I don't think it stops there.
The Berkshire Hathaway offer to buy the Media General newspaper chain should offer the industry a shot of long-term optimism. Buffett expects a profitable future for newspapers during the next couple of decades.
I tried to identify the specifics of our disagreement, what assumptions both of us were making. And then tried to focus the discussion on these more precise points of disagreement. In the end we each learned from the other.
Mr. Buffett has told my students to try to be like the hockey great Wayne Gretzky. Instead of going in the direction of the puck, he went where the puck was headed.
Between Kansas City and Omaha, we took the back roads.
How do you develop an entrepreneurial community? Omaha is a model that is critical to the success of new companies.