The way forward for upstate businesses

Deindustrialization left our region with a rich and storied history, but no clear path to the future. Now, the founders of globally competitive local companies are showing how to leverage the research and talent that sets upstate apart.

Why we need business leadership more than ever

Most MBA programs reflect the rational and scientific management theories of the 20th century. In the new era of disruptive change, however, competitive advantage lies with maximizing human potential in organizations through leadership.

Education, economic status and student performance

Socioeconomic factors explain most of the differences in student performance between school districts—but not all. Even with these factors taken into account, school districts in Rochester and other large New York cities underperform.

Trees belong on the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is a unique and priceless public resource that deserves a thoughtful, creative, and inclusive management plan—one that preserves and restores the scenic, shady canal path.

A fair, effective plan to reduce carbon emissions

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is a market-based mechanism to reduce the carbon emissions driving climate change. It will dramatically reduce the damage caused by global warming—without wrecking our economy.

It all started with a tweet

Chase Bank’s tweet in late April attempted to instill better financial behavior. The backlash reminds us that we’re a long way from corporations acting in the interest of communities and not just shareholders.