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What Is Blocking The American Dream In Illinois?

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The Land Of Lincoln   Roughly 13 million people live in Illinois. The state’s economy relies mainly on agriculture, manufacturing, energy and services. It is hard to think of Illinois without Chicago coming to mind. In part, that is because Chicago is the only city in Illinois with a population greater than 1 million (~2.7 […]

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What Is Blocking The American Dream In Florida?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Sunshine State Roughly 20.6 million people live in Florida. he state’s economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renown for amusement parks, orange crops, the Kennedy Space Center, and as a popular destination for retirees. Florida has four MSAs with a population greater […]

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What is Blocking The American Dream in New York?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Empire State Roughly 19.8 million people live in New York.   Whenever anybody thinks of New York, images of New York City (the most populous city in the nation) come to mind. But, New York actually has two other MSAs with population greater than 1 million: Buffalo-Niagara Falls, and Rochester. I believe the most appropriate […]

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What is blocking the American Dream in Texas?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Lone Star State Roughly 26.5 million people live in Texas.   Texas is a major agricultural state and an industrial powerhouse. It is second only to Alaska in landmass. It leads in the commercial categories of oil, cattle, sheep and cotton. Texas has 4 MSAs with population greater than 1 million: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, […]

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What Is Blocking The American Dream In California?

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Eureka! ; The Golden State Roughly 38.8 million people live in California.   It is the most populous state in the United States. If it were a country, California would be the sixth largest economy in the world. There are 482 cities and towns in California. The majority of these are within one of 5 MSAs […]

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Post Election Insights

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

THE BEST VISION IS INSIGHT Quote attributed to Malcolm Forbes Periodically, the research team at Xavier University sends me insights into what they are learning about the American Dream .  It is my pleasure to pass them on to you.  These insights come from extra questions asked in the monthly Xavier University ADCI survey.  The […]

What Really Is The American Dream?

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

The American dream is that dream of a land in which life should be richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. Quote Attributed to: James Truslow Adams For months I have been responding to articles and posts that misrepresent the American Dream. I do this because I believe […]

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How To Lead A values-Based Life

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier. Quote attributed to Roy E. Disney Have you ever been confused on which decision to take when faced with a complicated issue?  We all face situations that challenge our ethics.  We want to do the right thing, but it isn’t always clear what the […]

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2016 Political Insights

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying wrong remedies. Quote attributed to: Groucho Marx   This month (October 2016) Xavier University asked a series of extra questions on the ADCI survey about the current political atmosphere. The extra questions covered political leaning, where respondents get their news and […]

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Perspective On Place Branding – Malcolm Allan

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

BRAND AMERICA INTERVIEW – Malcolm Allan Place branding is often a misunderstood strategy.  Many community leaders want to initiate place branding, but end up disappointed when the exercise results in little more than a revised logo and tag line.  In my opinion without a sound understanding of what place branding is, the exercise is doomed from […]

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