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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 298 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

Remembering Doris “Dorie” Miller, World War II Hero

Across these United States, “Doris D. Miller” is name that is found on streets, schools, parks, and other public places. In the City of Waco, Texas, one will find the Doris D. Miller Park and the Doris Miller Family YMCA. The heroic and valiant service of Doris “Dorie” Miller may be known to some but … Continue reading

Guest Post: Unconscious Biases – They Tend to Give Themselves Away

Guest Post Author: Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D. Sometimes I get impatient with the phrase “unconscious bias.” The word “unconscious” leaves the impression that these biases – these inflexible beliefs about particular categories of people – are completely beyond our reach. In turn, because they are (supposedly) beyond our reach, the implication is that there’s nothing we … Continue reading

Football by the Numbers: Some NFL and Super Bowl LI (51) Stats

Super Bowl fever has set in for most of America and many of the world-wide fans of the National Football League (NFL). The big game this year will be played on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Houston, TX. The American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots will play the National Football Conference (NFC) champion … Continue reading

The “Seer of Seers” Says Six More Weeks of Winter

Today is my niece’s and nephew’s birthdays. I was also reminded earlier this morning by Al Roker, the Today Show’s meteorologist, that February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Roker informed Today Show viewers that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. As this historical tradition goes, we are in for six more weeks of winter! It … Continue reading

Guest Post: Finders Keepers

Guest Post Author: Eric Herrenkohl When you find good people, do you keep them in your life? Recently I had the chance to interview a logistics leader for a major multinational firm in Canada. In the course of the interview, this guy told a story about taking a new role and reaching out to recruit … Continue reading

Samsung Reports on Investigation of Galaxy Note7 Overheating Incidents

  Activities of the past two weeks, including the inauguration of America’s 45th president, put the squeeze on some newsworthy information that may not have received proper coverage. One of these announcements came from Samsung about the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 battery overheating incidents that caused a few of the smart phones to catch … Continue reading

Zika Virus Updates: Researchers Report New Better, Faster Test

Since my last post on the Zika virus, Holiday Travel Warnings and A Conundrum in Columbia, researchers and scientists around the world continue to work aggressively to develop a vaccine for treatment as well as studying other impacts of the disease on humans, the unborn, and mosquito populations. This week, scientist reported a better way to … Continue reading

Steady Gas Prices Greet New Administration This President’s Inaugural Weekend

U.S. motorists have been enjoying relatively steady gas prices over the past three months. Today’s average of $2.31 for a gallon of regular gasoline greets the new Trump Administration on their first full day on the job.   The 3-month retail price chart above shows that gas prices ranged from a low of $2.12 per … Continue reading

Leaders: Feelings Don’t Care About The Facts or The Law

At the heart of many conflicts in business, STEM, and just about everywhere else is a collision of emotions and facts. Emotions and facts are clearly two distinct topics, however, they can become almost inseparable without self-control and common sense. Simply put, feelings don’t care about the facts or the law! My challenge in developing … Continue reading

MLK Day 2017 – A Doodle and Three Often Overlooked Facts About Dr. King

  Today, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. In addition to the many programs and events that have been planned on this three-day weekend to pay tribute to the work and ministry of Dr. King, I want to highlight today’s doodle which features the work of artist Keith Mallett. The doodle … Continue reading