The Observer

Who wins?

Looking back, and forward
Ted Howard October 17, 2014

When I started my career in executive search I thought my job was to fill positions with candidates who met the criteria of the job specifications and the position description. About a week into my first...

Choices: what kind of education, what kind of career

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Ted Howard September 26, 2014

When my two daughters started to look at colleges, I told them they had final say on what college to attend. I did set two conditions which they must meet if they wanted the Bank of Mom and Dad to pay...

Grey men

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Ted Howard September 12, 2014

When I ask my fellow students—an odd and much appreciated relationship and as I am fifty years older than most—why they are here at Case Western Reserve University, almost always the answer is: “To...

Follow your passion

Looking back, and forward
Ted Howard September 5, 2014

My good friend Jacob Martin asked me to say a few words about being 70 years in the making and sitting among Case Western Reserve University undergraduates in various classes. My first observation is how...

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