Category: research

As a researcher…

Geometry

Numbers…yesterday I saw a post on Facebook from a few fellow researchers about research methods, and design.  It was an old debate about experimentation, utilizing either quantitative or qualitative methods.  It brought back memories of grad school in the 1990s when I was working…

What about tomorrow….

I just got back from ICHRIE in St. Louis, MO and technology was a big part of the conference.  I found one video that encapsulates what I have been telling my lodging students for the past 7 years here at Eastern.  As well as…

Mapped out the Dragon Fly Effect for upcoming conference

Presenting on multi-media and hyper-media use in the classroom at the Educational Academy at ICHRIE in St. Louis, MO this July and so, as per my usual, had to map out my ideas for creating an innovative culture. This mind map addressed the three…

Don’t throw the bath water out just yet…

Signed up for a course in the fall from the free database at Coursera called Creativity, Innovation and Change.  I am a stickler for innovation.  A friend and co-worker commented the other day about my use of mind-mapping that she had never heard of it…

Podcast: The Business Environment

A snippet of a bigger picture

Podcast: The Business Envirnoment The Business Environment Podcast from B. A. Pudliner on Vimeo. Podcast of lecture on the Business Environment is a podcast about the business environment that I made back in 2008 for my classes.  To follow along, download the Powerpoint:  Podcast Powerpoint…

Reflection…short and long-term thinking.

Tourism Business Environment

Sometimes, I feel like I’m constantly in the dental chair.  (Nothing against dentists, but it is not my favorite place to be, even with the sonic cleaning tools.) It is a challenge to engage the students in strategic thinking, to discuss the overall short…

Observations on Applebee’s.

A snippet of a bigger picture

Well, I guess I am weighing in on the Applebee’s fiasco.  I teach Hospitality Ethics and this is making for a great case study from various points of view. First, if you haven’t read the article or the complete story, you need to do…

Year of Natural Scotland

VisitScotland, the national Tourist Board of Scotland has designated this year as the Year of National Scotland. Every year Scotland promotes it brand in unique ways. They have encapsulated the attributes of their brand by affixing the adjectives, Enduring, Dramatic and Human. These words…

Refining the Vision

Mapping out thoughts

So finally was able to finance the newest version of Mindjet-MindManager and boy, has it helped break apart my maps into much smaller, workable pieces.  I can add even greater depth and correct what I cannot see.  I can now organize in whole new ways…