In Theory But.....

Insights, musings, reflections, contemplation, and utter puffery by Tom Fediuk.  He speaks for himself and not for the entirety of Impact Capitalist. 

I pay your salary

I am not only an impact capitalist – I am also an occasional university professor. I teach courses in business management and strategic communication. And every year I run into a number of students who hold a very different idea of education, hard work, and earning of grades/diplomas than I do. This blog is partially inspired by students who feel that any work turned in is outstanding (as if putting letters/numbers on a document is

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We don’t need no education

It is the start of the new school year. New hopes and new opportunities to learn. But what are we expected to learn – and what should we learn from university studies? This is a question I have been pondering for a while now. My struggle centers around the concept of “higher learning”. What is higher learning? What separates higher learning from other forms of learning? After all, business owners will tell you that they

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2020 – A New Hope

Welcome to 2020. A new year. A new decade. And 20% through the century. For some of us, Y2K just came and went. Speaking of coming and going, it may seem as we at Impact Capitalist have come and gone. Nothing can be further from the truth. We have been busy on a variety of projects that have taken much of our time (See Mark Aubry’s posts in Praxis for details). None the less, it

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Tom Fediuk

Free Fallin’

I write this post as concerns of a trade war are brewing between the United States and China (early 2018). The rhetoric being pushed out by the United States (among many other activist actors) is that current agreements are not free and fair. This post is not about trade wars. Rather, I want to explore the two core perspectives used in this specific economic argument: Free and Fair. As discussed elsewhere, we at IC believe

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The Trouble with Double-Ds

What a title! Is this about what I am thinking? No. No it’s not – but the case here is still going to be viewed by some as insensitive. The Double-D’s that I am talking about are two dangerous but prevalent words/concepts: Deserve and Demand. No two interrelated words should frighten Impact Capitalists more than deserve and demand So, what’s the problem? Don’t we deserve things? And shouldn’t we demand what we deserve (and when

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Markets are falling! Quick – assign blame!!!!

So, the markets are down. As I write this, the point drops are the worst ever!!! Over 1000 pts on Monday (Feb. 5, 2018). End of times, right? Where does this fit historically? Does not matter – we must panic – NOW. What should we do about this? Naturally, assign blame for this fall. No time to discuss whether this is just natural volatility or even a needed correction. We know this is important because

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Tomasz A. Fediuk, Ph.D.

Tomasz A. Fediuk is a contributor, co-founder, and resident Advocatus Diaboli for Impact Capitalist. He is Managing Director at Family Business Strong, LLC, a research and resource management firm for business owning families and impact capitalists.

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