My fraternity suggests that chapters meet 20 times or more each year to win our big trophy. That requirement was referenced as an example of an “energy cost” in my last post. [Read: The Dues Are Too Damn High] It’s … Continued
It is time for another Hazing Prevention Week. The initiative began as a way to market hazing speakers. Today, it embodies all of the political theater around fraternity hazing. All the while, we ignore the reality that our efforts to … Continued
Update: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha & Phi Delta Theta have instructed chapter officers to pay only the $30 required of NIC-member fraternities. Read TKE’s release (which expresses support of 3 other non-NIC fraternities representing 950 chapters) … Continued
We are all told that joining a fraternity or sorority will create opportunities. Adding a fraternity membership or officer position to a resumé; however, can be intimidating. As someone who worked for a fraternity national office for almost six years, … Continued
Economists and politicians alike often suggest that small businesses are “the engine of the American economy.” They are not wrong. Small businesses and entrepreneurship drive economic growth. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees make up more than 99% of all … Continued
The “message map” gave me a simple way to communicate that pitch to those collaborating with me. Humans are visual creatures, and being able to see something mapped out will speak to someone better than a long-winded explanation or page full of words. The key point of a message map is that it can visually or verbally get your point across within 15-30 seconds.