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Archive: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

A vital balance

If Schulz had excelled in all sports and been ruggedly handsome, would he have been able to create his daily contribution to our culture?

By Jan Scruggs | April 29, 2010; 7:47 PM ET | Comments (1)

The key to greatness

Let's be real: A lack of satisfaction creates the continual improvements that move our civilization forward. Satisfaction may be the goal of the common man, but it is the enemy of greatness.

By Garrison Wynn | April 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

Kicking that football

I was an adult before I realized that Charlie Brown's self-image was so deeply written that he wouldn't have seen himself as successful even if he had kicked the football.

By Hile Rutledge | April 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

No coasting

Success does not mean an end to insecurity. I still get up very early every day, eager to prove that I can still lead Trinity College efectively.

By Patricia McGuire | April 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Coping with success

Charles Schulz was a genius and the world is richer for his acute vulnerability.

By Seth Kahan | April 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insecurity and success

Satisfaction and meaning grow from the inside out; not the outside in. They don't come from awards. They come from a sense of contribution and connection.

By Nell Minow | April 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

A golden opportunity

Toyota's troubles could not have come at a better time for the American auto industry.

By Michael J. Berland | April 26, 2010; 11:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

Revved up and ready

Ford Motor is a stellar example of a company that turned a drastic setback into an amazing comeback.

By Willie Jolley | April 26, 2010; 8:58 PM ET | Comments (4)

Gaining traction

Right now, the American auto manufacturers have an excellent chance at improving their reputation as carmakers, thus making them more competitive.

By Cleve Francis | April 26, 2010; 5:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Don't fool yourself

Let me be brutally honest: The only people who truly believe that American cars are better than Asian cars are the people who have never owned both.

By Garrison Wynn | April 26, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (21)

Leading the way

Due to a sticky situation with accelerators and the beginning of the Volt-age, it is possible American automakers are making a comeback.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | April 26, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

To tell the truth

My experience as a university president as well as a member of many boards has taught me a very clear lesson: an institution that confronts the disaster, tells the truth and communicates openly is far more likely to regain public confidence.

By Patricia McGuire | April 26, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Driven to succeed

Have you ever noticed that cabs are almost always American cars? They're sturdy, and can endure the stop-and-go traffic.

By Jan Scruggs | April 26, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Changing hearts and minds

While the economy suffers and Detroit is in tatters, Ford has managed its way through the rubble and emerged with several strong cards in its hand.

By Seth Kahan | April 26, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

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