Category Archives: Metro/State Commentary

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

Thoughts on Music City, USA

Nashville is known as Music City USA, largely because of country music. Not only was Nashville the original cradle of country music because of the Grand Ole Opry, but it…

Who will win the Republican presidential nomination?

It is too early to predict who will win the crowded candidate field for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is how…

Dale Carnegie’s effective approach to human relations

Dale Carnegie, originally a poor Missouri farm boy who, after excelling in a sales career, started the renowned Dale Carnegie Course in 1912, which was designed to develop better people,…

Metro/State Commentary 12/11/14

Max Cleland, who lost both legs and his right arm in the Vietnam War and yet later became a U.S. Senator from Georgia, published in 1999 a doozy of an…

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The term “innovation” is currently hot in the business world.  Although it is somewhat hard to define, it seems to refer to a business of any kind that utilizes a…

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From time immemorial the gift of creativity has been held in reverence almost as if it were divine.  Indeed, creativity has spawned many awesome accomplishments:  we have conquered distance; we…

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Today, we are an urban nation, wearing standardized clothes, eating standardized food, using hundreds of standardized products, and to a disturbing extent, thinking standardized thoughts. Like a herd of sheep…

Nuclear program – too little, too late?

President Ronald Reagan’s buildup of U.S. nuclear arms proved an important factor in the breakup of the Soviet Union and end of communism in Eastern Europe, signaling an end to…

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By Horace Johns, MTSU Business Professor Former Metro Councilman Tennessee voters will vote this November on a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would prohibit passage of an income tax….

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By Horace Johns, MTSU Business Professor Former Metro Councilman As recently reported by David Rose in Britain’s second-biggest daily newspaper, the Daily Mail online, there is new data challenging Al Gore’s…