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Life Lessons from Chuck E. Cheese founder Dr. Gene Landrum: Why Hearing “No” Shouldn’t Stop You from Achieving Your Business Goals

Last week, renowned entrepreneur and Chuck E. Cheese founder, Dr. Gene Landrum, joined CTU for a free, open-to-the-public guest lecture. During the hour-long event, which was part of the CTU Distinguished Lecturer Series, Dr. Landrum shared dozens of stories from his past and answered a variety of questions from the pool of attendees.

OpEd: Furthering Democracy one ‘LIKE’ at a Time

Democracy is a decision-making system that allows citizens an equal say to select their preferred leader. This selection is based upon the individual knowledge gained and the unique values that each voter applies in their own lives. It is a unified statement of freedom in America. It is a human statement. It is a voice. In this election season, technology has drastically evolved how this statement is created by offering more open access to knowledge and various mediums of expression.

Election Season 2012: What’s Next for Higher Education?

Higher education has been a great point of debate throughout this presidential election season. Much can be learned from the platforms of both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and their collective approach to ensuring that Americans have high quality and accessible means to personal and professional development.

Why Most Entrepreneurs Avoid Decaf and Leap Before They Look - Q & A with Dr. Gene Landrum, Founder of Chuck E. Cheese

An entrepreneur is an enlightened renegade who refuses to kow-tow to conventional wisdom and is always willing to bet what they have to get what they want. Entrepreneurs tend to be radicals on a mission to sate a deep-seated passion; an obsessive Promethean (Intuitive-Thinker) willing to sacrifice all for the redemption of a dream. And strange as it may seem, an entrepreneur tends to leap before they look.

A Question of Degree: Will an MS or an MBA Do?

The MBA is designed to equip the individual with an overall core knowledge of business, with courses in finance, economics, marketing, accounting, strategy and leadership. The MS, on the other hand, offers deep dives into coursework that is aligned with a specialized, or more directed career path.

Rumblings Over International Financial Reporting Standards

We are on the cusp of seeing a uniform way in which financial statements will be prepared as a result of the growing global economy.

Corporate Citizenship: How Responsible Leads to Profitable

Business organizations that currently do not use social responsibility initiatives don’t have a clear understanding of how social responsibility can be beneficial to the company’s success.

Q & A with Amy Powell, Director of Operations for Starbucks

Amy Powell, Director of Operations for Starbucks Coffee Co. recently led a webinar on operational excellence and efficiency as part of CTU’s new Distinguished Speaker Series.

Does Generation Y Care About the Economy?

We’ve been hearing a lot about the economy in recent years. The 2012 Presidential election season has brought the term the forefront of discussion.

Is the Age Wave Ruining the U.S. Economy?

The hidden controversy surrounding the continuing woes in the U.S. housing market and the U.S. stock market has less to do with the recession, which ended – by economic measures – two years ago.

10 Tips for Those with Leadership Aspirations

Recently, Amy Powell, Director of Operations for Starbucks Coffee Co., led a webinar on operational excellence and efficiency for Colorado Technical University business students.

Driving our MBA Program Forward with SHRM Alignment

I’m proud to announce that CTU recently received confirmation from the Society for Human Resource Management(SHRM) that our Masters of Business Administration program in Human Resource Management is in full alignment with its standards for content that should be studied by graduate-level HR students.

3 Critical Steps for Effective Meetings

Despite the universal need for meetings in the business world, widespread adoption of formal project management is still an emerging organizational practice.