Appreciative Inquiry and George Mason University’s Strategic Vision

This morning I was fortunate to be part of an Appreciative Inquiry (AI) event at George Mason University. If you’re not familiar with AI, from Wiki: “Appreciative Inquiry is primarily an organizational development method which focuses on increasing what an organization does well rather than on eliminating what it does badly.” The whole purpose of …

Ethics: A Jagged Line

Earlier this calendar year, I had an ethics class. It was only a half-semester course, but I rather liked it. That’s probably because I really enjoy morality and ethics. In fact, some of the research I worked on during my undergraduate degree required me to read one of George Lakoff’s books, Moral Politics. Even now, …

How The Heck Does The Economy Work, Anyway?

A few months ago, I wrote a post about an online video series I’ve been following by John Green on world history. A few days ago, I learned that two economics professors at George Mason University were starting an online course in the same vein as Stanford. As they’re economics professors, naturally, you’d expect that the …

Drops from the Fire Hose – The Mason MBA Student Association

It’s only been about a week since my last post here at Genuine Thriving, but it seems like a lot longer. I think that’s partly because I have been blogging, but just not for Genuine Thriving. Lately, I’ve been trying to drum up interest/traffic for a student organization I’m part of: The Mason MBA Student Association. …