Management professor Scott Herriott published a textbook in December called Feasibility Analysis for Sustainable Technologies: An Engineering-Economic Perspective. Business Experts Press published the book as part of their Environmental and Social Sustainability for Business Advantage Collection, edited by Chris Laszlo, the well-known author of Embedded Sustainability.
Dr. Herriott’s book walks readers through a feasibility analysis of a renewable energy or energy efficiency project. Included are a basic description of the technology, cash flow analysis, and examples of a variety of sustainable projects. The book is not only appropriate for business students, but also for sustainability professionals who are responsible for implementing sustainable technologies.
“When I started teaching my MBA course on sustainable technologies, I realized that there was no book that could simply explain technology to the finance people and finance to the technology people, so I conceived it and wrote it,” said Dr. Herriott. He has worked on the book since 2010, polishing and expanding his lecture notes and exercises every time he taught the course. The result is a 300-page book.
Business Experts Press will also publish a European edition that will describe public policies for sustainable technologies in a European context. It will be co-authored by Sharon Gerge, director of the MSc program in environmental sustainability and green technology at the University of Keele in England.
Scott Herriott has been a professor at MUM since 1990. He received his BA degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College and his PhD in management science and engineering at Stanford University. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Iowa for six years before joining MUM. He teaches economics, finance, operations management, strategic management, and sustainable business. He is the author of a dozen scientific papers on economics, organization, and business strategy.
“… But today I want to share with you my meditation practise, Transcendental Meditation (“TM”).
TM has given me a new me I guess.
I was taught by Carol Maher in Sydney and I practise TM twice a day (30 mins in the morning, 30 minutes in the evening).
I have noticed not only my creativity has increased but my ability to cope with stresses that consume my mind.
In the past I’ve experienced depression, anxiety and paranoia and I’ve also discovered just recently I have a condition called Pyrolles Disorder, my body doesn’t produce much zinc and vitamin b6 which starves my brain of all the right “happy” chemicals it needs.
TM has played a major role in my life over the last three and a half years by helping me combat depression and anxiety and to clear my mind when it’s full of constant chatter and that “mind fog” we sometimes get when we are tired, sad, angry etc.
I have also learnt the flying sutras or the ‘sidis’. This is an ancient practice that in my opinion can be even more powerful than the mantra.
I have experienced instant manifestation, nirvana or bliss in the matter of minutes in some meditations and also a heightened sense of psychic awareness.