Posts Tagged ‘Phil Hardwick’

HARDWICK: Measuring economic development incentives not as easy as it sounds

Why do we measure things? Because it’s how we keep score. Whether it’s touchdowns, runs batted in, number of years married, interest on a certificate of deposit, length of a symphony or grades in schools. Measurements provide relativism. They allow us to study things, to learn, to compare and to critique. Lately there has been […] [...]

HARDWICK: Choosing the best lease as an entrepreneur

Whether you are a one person entrepreneur or the vice president of real estate for a national retail chain it is important to understand the basics of leasing, and the more common types of leases. In general, commercial and retail leases can be classified as a gross lease, a net lease or a percentage lease. […] [...]

HARDWICK: Economic growth in Mississippi: It’s past, present and future

Economic development, which is generally defined as the process of creating wealth in a community, continues to evolve. In this column we will discuss a bit of Mississippi economic development history, where it stands now and what the future might hold. PAST — The genesis of Mississippi’s formal economic development effort as we know it […] [...]

HARDWICK: My most useful and favorite business and management books

by Published: April 12,2013

Tags: books, Phil Hardwick, Stennis Institute

As the end of the semester approaches I recall two questions that one of the smartest students I have ever had in my management class asked. I had just given my thoughts on what it takes to succeed in life. I opened the floor for questions or comments. The student asked these two questions: “How […] [...]

HARDWICK: Why do people run for public office

The qualifying deadline for local elections in Mississippi has passed. On May 9 voters will go to the polls to select the political party nominees for mayors, alderpersons and councilmembers in most of the Magnolia State’s villages, towns and cities. It is time again to ask the question: Why do people run for public office? […] [...]

Read February 1 issue of MBJ

>> FEAR THE OKRA Mad Genius ad campaign helps Delta State reintroduce the toughest vegetable in higher education— by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper: >> LEGISLATURE Move state offices to Capitol Complex — by Ted Carter >> SPORTS New kiosks make for a better visit at sports hall— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY […] [...]

Where do economic developers come from?

Having been in the field of economic development for more than 25 years I have seen many changes in the characteristics of those involved in the profession. One change in particular was that it seemed that those involved in economic development and chamber of commerce work were becoming more professional, or at least were coming […] [...]

Assessing is the first step in leadership

A new leader’s first task is to assess the organization and determine what needs to be done. It is often referred to as surveying the environment. Some organizations need the new leader to take the organization to the next level; some organizations need to be shut down. Although these ideas presented here are primarily directed […] [...]

Asset mapping a big deal

Tool helps put Hernando on map A journey of a thousand miles might begin with one step, but it is important to know in which direction to step. Asset mapping is one good way to help determine which way your community should begin the journey. It is an especially good tool for discovering things that […] [...]

Considerations before buying residential investment property

The residential real estate market is in a state of flux. Residential values are declining in some areas while moving slightly up in others. Foreclosed properties are at record levels in some cities. Investors have cash looking for a place to invest. They are told that investing in hard assets is a good idea and […] [...]

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