About Louis Biggie

Louis Biggie is the interim Director of Talent Management and Organization Development at The Johns Hopkins University. His first job at Hopkins was as a senior analyst at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory. From 1997 to 1998, he worked for Jhpiego, where he helped form a team that developed e-learning. He left the university in 1998 to co-found an e-learning development company called LearnWare. He spends his free time fiddling with electronics, drinking wine, wearing white trousers, and listening to opera. He has too many annoying habits to mention, but his favorite is developing new ways to pronounce the word "beer."

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What’s Your OQ?

What’s Your OQ?

I must admit that I rather enjoy Facebook! I’ve caught up with a lot of old friends, and it’s nice to see what everyone is doing. Some of my friends post old photographs of themselves, while others post jokes, comments, and family news. I like that! But I recently decided to comb through my friends with a(…)

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Tensions at Work

Tensions at Work

In almost any industry, there are tensions between groups of people. Creative people often call financial people “bean counters,” and they aren’t being complimentary. Ask nurses what they think about doctors, and you’ll hear stories of arrogance and self-importance. Go to any technology company, and you’ll hear about the sales force — people who will promise(…)

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The Rule of 72

The Rule of 72

People who invest often want to know how much money they will have when they actually need it. Unfortunately, it’s hard to calculate that in your head because of the compounding effect when an investment grows. Someone came up with “The Rule of 72.” This makes it a lot easier. Supposing you are 26 years old. You(…)

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Do You Speak Shakespeare?

Do You Speak Shakespeare?

If you were listening to the radio this morning, you might have heard that today is William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday. This may or may not actually be true! Traditionally, Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated on April 23rd, but all we really know is that he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. He died on April 23rd, 1616 – possibly(…)

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Power Corrupts, PowerPoint…

Power Corrupts, PowerPoint…

Most people are familiar with the saying that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Some people know that the expression is associated with Lord Acton (1834 – 1902). But few people know anything about the contex or that the quotation isn’t entirely accurate. The complete remark was “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power(…)

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