Sun Devils’ Persistent Averageness a Puzzle to Experts

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The Arizona State Sun Devils host the Ducks tomorrow with little on the line for ASU. They have already secured a record which may remain unbroken forever. The Sun Devils have lost at least three games every year since at least 1998. The record probably goes back further than ’98. FishDuck.com/psychologistsinoursparetime asked me to examine the persistent mediocrity extant in Tempe. …

So You Have an Interview for a Job at a Pac-12 University

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“What do you think you can offer this company?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” “What have you learned from previous positions that will serve you in this job?” These are the kinds of questions most of us have experienced when interviewing for jobs. After enough experience at being turned down, we know the incorrect answers. Rather we …

Welcome to the 2014 FISHIES

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. That’s why FishDuck.com was so pleased when ESPN scheduled the ESPYs during the same week as our more prestigious award show. FishDuck.com’s crack staff and stable of high quality production assistants … … looked through the last year of sports highlights to find the best and the brightest. Then we remembered …

I’m Broke! Should I Be a Beaver?

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I’m broke. I won’t always be broke. It’s a temporary condition due to spending too much on my own birthday and the fact that my stock options with FishDuck (FKU:NYSE) and 401k don’t vest for another year. But being broke, for no matter how long, makes one wonder, “Did I go wrong in my life? Should I have made better …

To the Class of 2014

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Governor Kitzhaber, President Gottfredson, honored guests, graduates and family members. On this graduation day we gather to celebrate the University of Oregon Class of 2014. We look forward to great things and we look back on the time in your life that you may well remember as the best time you ever had … especially six months from today when …

FLYOVER COUNTRY—An Eternal Identity Crisis

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In governance, it’s a truism that if you want more of a behavior, all you have to do is subsidize it.  Of course, the dark side of subsidizing something is that it fosters dependency and an entitlement mentality in the recipients. When a public entity is not exposed to the stimulating pain of its own errors, it fails to develop …