You hate to wait through an advertisement on television. But you enjoy the look and feel of an ad in your favorite magazine. You hate pop-​ups on the Internet. Yet you like finding what you need on Google. Our likes, dislikes and habits in this changing world are becoming critically important to companies…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Valley guy: Fall ’06
It was Christmas 1978, and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were playing at Pittsburgh’s Stanley Theater. A mutual friend asked my wife to relay a message to sax player “Big Man” Clarence Clemons and ask him to call her. We had a notion of who Bruce was but had never heard…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Business lessons from The Boss
At first quietly, a group of us has been working to build a world-​class institute at the University of Pittsburgh that analyzes emerging security problems and opportunities. Working closely with the U.S. military and key policy experts, the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies investigates rapidly emerging and evolving threats.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading China’s increasing influence demands our attention
Let us take a few moments to ponder the corrosive nature of pessimism and its companion, bending over backward in the face of bad news to put the best face on things. Both are civic diseases of significance in our corner of the world.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Pittsburghers don’t have to believe the worst when it comes to studies
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