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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 405 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

For Me, An Hour of Code 2018 Is All About Blockchain

It’s the first week of December and An Hour of Code activities across the United States and around the world are well underway. As a reminder, An Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. This year, Computer Science Education Week 2018 is December 3 thru 9, however, you can host … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 7: The Color of No Authority

Last weekend, I had a chance to catch up with two colleagues, Olivia and Stacie. During our conversation, this question was presented from Olivia: Is “color of authority” a legal term? Each of us acknowledged having heard the term or expression used before. I googled it and the search engine returned over a half million … Continue reading

Remember, Small Business Saturday is November 24, 2018

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I would be remiss if I didn’t’ remind my readers of this blog that Small Business Saturday is almost here. Small Business Saturday was conceived by American Express and first launched in 2010 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The idea was to encourage everyone to support local shops … Continue reading

U.S. Gas Prices Are Higher and Lower For Thanksgiving 2018

It’s Thanksgiving Eve and we are in the middle of a mad travel dash here in the U.S. Many of my fellow Americans have already reached their destinations for this holiday week, while others are finally heading out the doors to join family members and friends to honor this annual tradition. AAA has predicted that … Continue reading

Numbers: Recounting Some Ballots of the 2018 Midterm Election

It’s one week later, and I feel like we are still living through the November 6, 2018 midterm election. In some ways we are. In a few states some races have been deemed too close to call and election workers and volunteers are still counting ballots. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to hear on Tuesday, … Continue reading

Numbers: Stats for Veterans Day 2018

Today, November 12, 2018, is Veteran’s Day (observed) in the United States. The first Veterans Day was observed on November 11, 1919 which marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I (WWI). Veterans Day honors military veterans with a variety of events that include parades, speeches and talks, volunteer activities, and remembrance … Continue reading

Numbers: Another Mass Shooting, 12 Dead – Is This The Norm?

I awoke this morning, like so many others, to hear of another mass shooting here in the United States. Twelve victims, including a sheriff’s sergeant, are dead. The shooter is also dead. The details are sketchy, but here’s what I’ve been able to decipher about this most recent event:  When – Wednesday evening, November 7, … Continue reading

Am I the only one who didn’t know that pumpkins are considered fruit?

Halloween is a big event for most school aged children, but also many adults in these United States along with ghosts, goblins, witches brew and pumpkin ale. Countless numbers of pumpkins will be carved up for this annual celebration. The carved pumpkin has and still is associated with the harvest season, but around 1900, an … Continue reading

Don’t Forget – Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Need an extra hour of sleep? Then “fall back” this Sunday! With Halloween, the mid-term elections, and so many other activities to occupy our waking thoughts for the next nine days, today seemed like a good time to remind my readers that Daylight Saving Time (DST) will come to an end on Sunday, November 4, … Continue reading

Numbers: Breast Cancer Awareness – 1 in 8

It’s the first week of October and the fall foliage is in bloom! Various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, magenta, blue and brown are included in the count of deciduous trees’ autumn leaf colors. One color that may be more prominent in your environment during the month of October is pink! The pink … Continue reading

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