Author: Benjamin Norquist

Ben Norquist studied history and political science in his undergraduate years (Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee), and went on to earn his Master of Arts in Western thought from St. John's College (Annapolis, Maryland). Ben is a member of the Academy of Management, with particular interests in spirituality and management as well as entrepreneurship in the higher educational context. Ben enjoys woodworking and mosaic making, remodeling his old house, running through the sprinkler with his kids and enjoying adventures with his wife, Ariel.

Talking about Work: Studs Terkel Recordings Rediscovered

For all of the national conversations about a universal income, unemployment rates, the threat of automation, politicians’ promises for more jobs, etc., the daily experiences of individuals and their jobs can get lost. That’s one reason why Studs Terkel’s 40+ year-old interviews with American workers still resonate today. Terkel published his iconic book in 1974. It was called Working: People Talk…

Top Ten Observations on Millennials and Vocation

Young millennials want to keep their options open. They might avoid decisions as a result or feel relief when someone else makes a decision for them—then they don’t have to carry the responsibility for the risk of discovering later that the decision was the wrong one. This relates closely to the “fear of missing out” often described when talking about…