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John Hook

John Hook is the president of The Hook Group, a local management consulting firm, and active in several nonprofit organizations. Previously John spent 25 years in executive, management and marketing positions with regional and national firms. John lives in Ferguson Township with his wife Jackie and their two children.

Articles by John Hook

Amazon and a Repeating History of Retail
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Amazon and a Repeating History of Retail
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Imagine that. We’ve reached a time in history where you can get almost anything you want delivered to your home by one company. How convenient. [Read More]
Proving Who I Am Was Tougher Than I Thought It Would Be
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Proving Who I Am Was Tougher Than I Thought It Would Be
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Proving that I am who I say I am turned out to be not quite as easy as I thought. In completing the necessary documentation to apply for a passport, the birth certificate I have was deemed unacceptable. [Read More]
College Coaches' Salaries and the Cost of Doing Business
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College Coaches' Salaries and the Cost of Doing Business
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
On May 25, Penn State filed its annual Right-to-Know Law Report with the governor’s office, the General Assembly, the Auditor General and the State Library. It then takes a few weeks to get released to the public, and when it invariably does, it makes the news. [Read More]
The Next Supreme Court Justice Should Be More Like the Average American
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The Next Supreme Court Justice Should Be More Like the Average American
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Although you don’t want your neighborhood volunteer becoming a Supreme Court justice, the qualities most necessary for the job certainly don’t require law school attendance. So if we take the traits of being a good citizen and statesman, prudence, awareness of the signs of the times, good sensib [Read More]
When Turning onto a Roadway, a Simple Way to Know if You're Doing It Wrong
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When Turning onto a Roadway, a Simple Way to Know if You're Doing It Wrong
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I’m here today to talk to you about another major component of driving in the hopes of spawning some concern. That would be turning right or left and entering a roadway from a stop sign, driveway, parking lot, or a non-highway yield sign. The short and sweet of it is this: if you turn onto a roadw [Read More]
Longing for the Days of Matchbox and Hot Wheels When It Comes to Buying a New Car
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Longing for the Days of Matchbox and Hot Wheels When It Comes to Buying a New Car
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels cars. As a kid these two items took up many happy minutes of my youthful life as well as a few dollars of my allowance and paper-route money. In the decades since I’ve had the opportunity to, by myself and with my wife, buy a number of real full-size cars. And in almos [Read More]
Prom and the Positive Effects of Dressing Well
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Prom and the Positive Effects of Dressing Well
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
When my son and his friends posed for pre-prom photos, he noted, “Dang, we look good!” Which is a fine lesson for those of us in the real-world. The really important part about dressing nicely is not how others see you, it’s how you see and feel about yourself. There has been some scholarly re [Read More]
An Investment in the Arts Goes a Long Way
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An Investment in the Arts Goes a Long Way
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
The arts are alive and well in Happy Valley. The opportunities we have to immerse ourselves in creativity are pretty darn good for a community of fewer than 100,000 people. But there are many communities around the country of similar size or smaller than ours where arts are not available in multiple [Read More]
The Remarkable Talent of Penn State's Musical Theatre Program
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The Remarkable Talent of Penn State's Musical Theatre Program
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
A very small subset of the bright and gifted graduating students next month – one dozen to be exact – are extremely talented young adults who will graduate from the musical theatre program in the College of Arts and Architecture’s School of Theatre. [Read More]
Thank Goodness for Accountants
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Thank Goodness for Accountants
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Here we are on April 10, and one week from today your tax returns are due. If you haven’t filed yet, dreaming of being an accountant isn’t going to help you. You need to start dreaming of finding an accountant. [Read More]
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