Sunday, June 1, 2014

Please network with me at the following, as this blog rests until after my family and I settle in Vermont. A move is a big deal, so the blog may be staying in hiatus for some many months yet!


The Dissertation is complete. I am now a doctor of business.
(wife & daughter & doggie taking turns wearing both MBA on top back in '05, and DBA on bottom)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dissertation Support Requested
(I know you know what that's like!)

IRB Protocol number 10303
Study: Business Coursework &/or other preparation for an Applied Arts career in Marketing

        I am begging for a total of 40 minutes of your time! Openly asking if you or anyone you know would be willing to contact me to do
·         a survey (17 questions in 2 parts),
·         an interview (conversationally about 15 to 20 questions),
·         and to share some images (as you deem significant) …
… as part of my dissertation.
            Criteria is that they graduated from one of 42 AICAD accredited schools ( as an illustration major. There would be an informed consent form (all individual results are confidential) and your total commitment, all inclusive, is –planned for under 50 minutes. Respondents will receive aggregate level results (confidentiality assured).
            I am a doctoral candidate at Argosy University School of Business, with a BFA from UArts in Illustration, and as an educator of 30+ years, a university professor for much of that, I sense something of a potential  gap in curriculum.  The research seeks to confirm suspicions that may exist, further the conversation about what constitutes success, and otherwise shed light on the relationship between right and left brain paradigms, applied arts and business. This is intended as foundational research.
            Research is later intended as regards this consideration and other applied arts.  Further research may also venture what business can learn from the arts and vice versa.  What inherent default boundaries of thinking and behavior occur based on these right / left-brain considerations.  Cultures generally and specific to business, to the arts, and any role education plays in exacerbating such divisions, pro or con (and more).
   Thank you,
   Frank Davis
*It does not matter what year you went or which AICAD school it was, which include:
Alberta College of Art and Design
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Art Center College of Design
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
California College of the Arts
California Institute of the Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art and Design
Corcoran College of Art and Design
Cornish College of the Arts
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Kansas City Art Institute
Laguna College of Art and Design
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Maine College of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memphis College of Art
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art and Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
OCAD University
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Otis College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons The New School for Design
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art and Design
San Francisco Art Institute
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
School of Visual Arts
The Cooper Union
The University of the Arts
Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Business Nightmares, by the grace of Sara Z

There's a new strip in town, and I'm delighted to share this related business item: comics with more vitality than Dilbert! Sara Zimmerman has an "all in" attitude balanced with a light and airy posture. Great stuff to add to your "business menu".

............Enjoy ! ..............

Monday, December 31, 2012

Guy's free marketing books

From Guy Kawasaki: To celebrate the New Year, you can get four of his books for free. Please spread this link as far and wide as you can. The books are: What the Plus!, The Macintosh Way, Database 101, and The Computer Curmudgeon. Happy New Year!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Why doesn't anyone ever blame Bad Management!?

Why does everyone in the media blame the union? Goodbye Twinkie, Ding-Dongs and other Hostess "treats" (that possibly may still be exhumed millenia from now without any wear or harm ... it's not the unhealthy products I'm sorry to see go, it's the working class jobs)...
CEO, Mr. Gregory F. Rayburn only holds a masters degree from U of Alabama. I say only because you might think he was a divinely educated businessman extraordinaire, having been in leadership, if not the very top, of so many companies! But about the "so many" companies ... although often having multiple "jobs" at any one of these companies, his resume shows no less than 2 companies between 2000 & 2002, 3 companies from 02-04 (including giving away WorldCom/MCI to Verizon), 3 companies from 04-07 … and one company each in '09, '11 & '12. Associated with the "sin" industry of gambling through Diamond Resorts Corporation as well as being the former CEO of the New York City Off Track Betting Corporation, he was also with the discredited Arthur Andersen LLC as a partner. The man can NOT hold down a job OR, apparently, make any meaningful positive difference. He appears to be a profiteer, blithely skipping from one disaster to the next. As a sort of “cherry” on his sundae, he is also a Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.