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Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.
Vi Brown has written 395 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

Your Local Waffle House Is Serving Up A Lot More Than Food During A Major Storm Event

We are not in the food business…We are in the people business.” – Joe Rogers, Sr., Co-Founder of Waffle House Inc. What is left of Hurricane Florence has moved out to sea. Meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimate that the slow-moving storm dumped nearly 13 trillion gallons of water between last … Continue reading

On Watch for Hurricane Florence and Gas Price Gouging

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on the North Carolina coast between Thursday night, September 13th, and Friday morning, September 14, 2018. It’s been more than a minute since I have ridden out a hurricane, but I am about to do a reboot with this force of nature. As Hurricane Florence is making a … Continue reading

Three C-Words That You Should Know And Understand

What makes certain actions and words acceptable to some but offensive to others? There are a few answers to this question! One answer is the culture in which the person who is speaking or taking the action is operating in. Culture is one of three c-words that will be discussed in this post. Often when … Continue reading

Gas Prices Show Slight Uptick as Labor Day Weekend 2018 Begins

H Congratulations! We made it to the last day of the eighth month of the year. It’s Friday, August 31, 2018, and many of you are already in the home stretch of beginning your Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Aside from that extra day off that most of us will get to do just about anything … Continue reading

John Sidney McCain III (1936 – 2018): Political Maverick and Independent Thinker

Family members of Senator John McCain issued a news release on Friday, August 24, 2018 informing the public that he has “chosen to discontinue medical treatment” in his battle against brain cancer. While this news did not come as a great surprise, it is not news that many of us wanted to hear. Regretfully, the … Continue reading

Unconscious Bias: Guest Post – The News Isn’t All Bad

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thierderman, PhD Let’s face it, unconscious bias is the plague of the workplace. It interferes with our ability to see others accurately, to be successful with customers, and, most sadly, to treat people with respect. Fortunately, as is the nature of many things in life, the news about unconscious bias isn’t … Continue reading

How Much Will U.S. Gas Prices Increase Between Now and Labor Day 2018?

We are 10 weeks in for this Summer Driving Season! The cost of petrol has been on an interesting roller coaster ride for the last six months. Prices began an upward trend around the first week in March and climbed steadily to the highest average this year of $2.984 on May 25, 2018 which also … Continue reading

Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates for 2018

Health officials in West Africa and other organizations are close to declaring the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease over. The challenge is not that this outbreak is over, but when will the next outbreak and the one after that occur? With a disease like the Ebola virus, once the hype and news reporting … Continue reading

Numbers: Gas Price Updates and 2018 Independence Day Stats

July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year. AAA’s latest July 4th Travel Report shows that an estimated 47 million Americans are expected to travel 50+ miles away from their homes for the holiday. This is a record number for the 4th of July holiday and a five (5) percent increase from last year. With … Continue reading

Summer Solstice 2018 Begins Today

Believe it or not, Summer 2018 begins today. We’ve already seen and experienced warming temperatures in parts of the United States over the past seven to 10 days. That said, the summer solstice arrives Thursday, June 21, at 6:07 a.m. EDT, marking the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of you already know … Continue reading

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