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SELECTED WORKS ON RISK, VALUE CREATION AND LEADERSHIP

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Lessons from a Board that Lost Its Way

Corporate Law:  Corporate Governance eJournal, V6, I59, July 18, 2014.

Fiduciary duties miscalculated.  Epic opportunities forfeited.  A corporate governance view of the Penn State Board's performance under the pressure of the Sandusky scandal.

 

Revenue Sport Fever 

University of Houston Law Center, Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance Monograph Series, February 2014; also Education Law eJournal, V7, I20, June 10, 2014.

A view of the to-pay-or-not-to-pay debate in college revenue sports, through a corporate governance prism.

 

 

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The Cost of a College Touchdown:  A Story of Trustee Miscalculation

Smashwords, 2014.

The Penn State board grapples with risk, conflict, compliance and societal expectation when the Sandusky scandal collides with football.

 

Women, Men & Money

Random House, hardcover, paperback, 1998, 274 pp.

A book ahead of its time, whose time has come.  It explores the flaws in our culture’s so-called investment wisdom that, to negotiate the 21st century economy, we must evolve beyond.  Alsothe paradox of investing in yourself and those you love, and the pay-off on talent.

 

 

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A Cautionary Fantasy

Board21c Blog, January 12-31, 2016.

A trio of posts—Cautionary Fantasy, Regulatory Vacuums + Risk, Live-Stream Lesson in Risk Recognition—address what innovators can learn from the evolution of the daily fantasy sport industry.

 

The Peril in College Sports' Gilded Age

San Francisco Chronicle, June 10, 2014.

Do university trustees miscalculate the impact of revenue sports on both higher education and the economy?

 

Last Lesson from Carpetbagging Coach

Inside Higher Ed, January 10, 2014.

The abbreviated tenure of William O’Brien as coach at Penn State.

UPDATE:  ESPN's Tuesday Morning Quarterback labels essay "invaluable."

 

Once Upon a Time, In America

California Lawyer, March 2003.

Does the future of civilization hinge on America?   Observations on intelligence and Jacob Needleman's new book, The American Soul (Tarcher, 2003).

 

Desperately Seeking Nuance

wdE Press, May 2003.

A Great Recession takes root—the 2003 real estate industry and the oversimplification of the American Dream.

 

Unchain Those College Ballplayers

Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2002.

The rush to declare a national holiday because there’s a new million-dollar coach.

 

Comparative Negligence

Priorities Magazine, May 2000.

Dot-Com Era candidates compete for what you could call the Gomez Addams Prize in Economics.

 

Women Don’t Need to Jump

San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 1998.

The siren song of low-reward competition.

 

 

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