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I recently became chair of the American Wind Wildlife Institute. Being chair of any organization comes with a certain level of responsibility. Sometimes it helps to remind myself that having all the answers is, thankfully, not one of these responsibilities.

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I recently watched a CBS News 60 Minutes show titled "The Age of The Millennials," also known as Generation Y (those born between 1982 and 1995) and how to understand this generation as they are entering the workforce.

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The wind is howling in Vermont’s biggest snowstorm of the season. I dressed for work as usual this morning, but when I opened the garage door, the wall of snow was higher than my car. It took me one brief pass with the snow shovel to see there would be...

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As a finance guy, I love to harp on the importance of long-term financial planning (which I’ll do in a moment) but I’m thinking about it today from a global energy standpoint. Our addiction to oil has been discussed for ages.

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#1 Innovation doesn’t just mean new products or disruptive technologies. Innovation also includes creative problem solving, the continuous improvements of adding value through lean manufacturing, new business processes that reduce waste, and advances in customer service.#2 If you’re not meaningfully unique, you better be cheap.

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I’ve just returned from a Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) board meeting, inspired as usual and so excited about the great progress the organization has made since its formation in 2005. The WoWE mentoring program is well established as evidenced by the many eager young faces you see whenever you...

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A long time ago, in a place far away (London around 1980), I was offered the chance to work in either New York or Hong Kong. Both places had tremendous appeal as energetic, exciting cities. While it was not my most astute financial decision, I chose New York because of...

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As 2010 ends and a new year begins, most organizations (and individuals) are focused on their goals for 2011. At my company, we’ve finished our strategic and department planning and employees are tuned in to our direction for 2011.

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When the idea of doing a company blog was initially raised, I remember my immediate reaction, “How am I going to make time for this?” Time I now realize that just about a year ago I stood in front of a Women of Wind Energy group in San Francisco telling them the importance of talking and writing about what you do. Let me set the scene…

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