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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 328 posts for BridgeBizSTEM

Solar Eclipse Fever Descends Upon America

Don’t get me wrong, I am a stargazer and enjoy watching the sky better than most of  my family members, friends and colleagues. For the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, not only will I be in good company, it’s beginning to feel crowded as most Americans prep for a once in a … Continue reading

Proposed New Wind Turbines Mimic the Shape of a Bird

Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that while wind’s role in the capacity market has been limited, it has been playing a bigger one in the spot market. Its capacity on the grid jumped to 7,655 megawatts last year and has more than doubled in the past seven years, based on data from PJM Interconnection LLC, a … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus – Part 2: The Real Color of Money

Opening lyrics to For the Love of Money by the O’Jays: Money, money, money, money, m-o-n-e-y [x6] Some people got to have it, yeah, some people really need it Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do things, bad things with it Well, you wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with … Continue reading

Life, Changes, and Healthcare

Although I enjoy change, some change really sucks! The above statement was posted by a friend who just found out that her position was being eliminated. For those who have had to face a job loss, and I am one of them, most of us would have preferred advance notice and the opportunity to prepare … Continue reading

Fake News: Differentiating Between Fact, Opinion, and Commentary

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”  Congressman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) America is not lacking in news sources! Digital news sources such as social media, messaging apps, texts and email along with traditional media, i.e. television, radio, and print provide a constant stream of information from organizations and persons … Continue reading

Edible Cutlery Is One Solution To The Plastics Pollution Problem

    I stumbled upon a post for edible spoons: These spoons are crackers that one can eat after you are done with your meal [Ref 1], while reading an online newsletter. “Sounds interesting,” I tell myself. “Be sure to read that post before closing your browser.” So, I did and watched the accompanying video … Continue reading

Some Zika Virus Updates for 2017

One year ago, we were prepping for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. News reporters and media outlets were closely following Team USA hopefuls for some of the popular sports as well as athletes from other countries. Another topic that was also being closely followed by news media around the world was the … Continue reading

Whether It’s a Road Trip or Staycation, You’ll Want to Fill Up Your Gas Tank for July 4, 2017 Holiday Weekend

The second holiday of the 2017 Summer Driving Season, Independence Day, is almost upon us. With the July 4th Holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, a number of folks are planning four-day weekends, and others may extend their get-aways even longer. For anyone thinking about hitting the road this holiday weekend, they are in … Continue reading

Thrown Under the Bus (Part 1): 3 Common Career Blocking Techniques

Recently I’ve had a few conversations with a childhood friend who I will refer to as Amanda for this post. Amanda shared some troubling events that she has been experiencing in the work place. Not only does she have little support from her manager, she feels this person has twice thrown her under the bus, and would … Continue reading

Why Extreme Heat Can Cause Airport Delays

Here we are, about 24-hours away from the beginning of the summer solstice and most of the desert southwest is broiling. For the record, I thought Summer 2017 began in these United States on Wednesday, June 21st. As it turns out, it does for those living in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone. According to the Famers … Continue reading