Barry Brownstein

Barry Brownstein

Professor
University of Baltimore

Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership. He delivers leadership workshops to organizations and blogs at BarryBrownstein.com, and Giving up Control.

Blog Posts

Forget about your passion. (Advice for new grads)

Why is every career path littered with once-passionate but unsuccessful people?

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What Charles Koch could teach United Airlines

The United crew failed to use common sense because, while they had the best knowledge of the situation, they did not have full decision rights.

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Are Americans getting too much healthcare?

During policy debates on healthcare most people assume that more healthcare leads to better outcomes. What if that assumption is false?

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Who makes the mountain paths? Freedom and the embrace of uncertainty.

The hike to the summit of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire’s White Mountains climbs a steep and rugged 3550 feet over 4 miles. The winter snows bury the rocks; and…

Commerce is pointing the way to a more peaceful and prosperous Cuba.

Commerce brings out the best in human beings by providing incentives to care about others. Those who can’t rise above focusing on their short-term narrow needs have little ability to meet the needs of others.

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