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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

Advice for This New Era of Working and Learning from Home
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Advice for This New Era of Working and Learning from Home
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Since I am not a doctor or an expert on infectious diseases, and don’t play one on TV, my thoughts on how this national upheaval should be managed are really of no consequence. But there are three areas where I do have a bit of expertise that might be of some use during these times: youth sports, [Read More]
The Issue with Automated Speed Enforcement
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The Issue with Automated Speed Enforcement
3 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
My issue is not with the worthwhile goals of the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement, but with the systems they’ll be using, the evidence that will result and the presumption of guilt with no opportunity to prove innocence. [Read More]
Some Lessons for Happy Valley from Orlando
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Some Lessons for Happy Valley from Orlando
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I find myself in late February visiting Lake Buena Vista, Florida – better known as the home of Disney World – pondering if there are any tidbits of information our newly-minted Adventure Bureau can glean from what has to be the most successful transformation of an American city that doesn’t i [Read More]
A Way to Make a Very Good School District Even Better
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A Way to Make a Very Good School District Even Better
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
There are a lot of lists on the internet. Normally my eyes glaze over the never-ending headlines touting the top 10 this, the 50 most popular that or the 25 worst other things, but a recent social media post from a friend alerted me to one that looked interesting – the most and least educated town [Read More]
A Small Step into the Air Travel Big Leagues
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A Small Step into the Air Travel Big Leagues
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
As I write this I am sitting in the living room of a condo in The Grand Lodge by Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. The living room has a two-story vaulted ceiling with 12-inch hand-hewn wood beams and a multitude of 6-foot tall windows looking out at the mountain – and the base of the Northsi [Read More]
Crown Vics and Area Codes: Appreciating the Great Equalizers
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Crown Vics and Area Codes: Appreciating the Great Equalizers
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
The New York Times labeled the Crown Vic taxi as the “great equalizer of the varied urban tribe.” It was the equivalent of the assigned uniform at school – everyone wore the exact same thing which minimized judging of one another. Out here in Happy Valley we only have one area code: 814. It is [Read More]
A Fan's New Year's Resolution: Take It Easy on the Refs
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A Fan's New Year's Resolution: Take It Easy on the Refs
13 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I’m guilty. I did it. I yelled at the TV again. No, not because my favorite TV show killed off a likable character. It was because of that lousy call in the Peach Bowl game. [Read More]
Finding the Joy of the Season on a Solo Trip to New York City
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Finding the Joy of the Season on a Solo Trip to New York City
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
The holiday season is upon us. And there’s no better way for those of us living in Happy Valley to contemplate the good tidings and blessings of the holiday season and the condition of your fellow man/woman/person than a solo trip to New York City. [Read More]
Author! Author!
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Author! Author!
17 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
As a kid I never imagined that I would someday know someone who wrote a book. It was inconceivable. As I sit here today in Happy Valley, this mecca of authorship, it turns out I know many people who have written books. [Read More]
3 Simple Things to Prepare Now Before Winter Truly Sets In
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3 Simple Things to Prepare Now Before Winter Truly Sets In
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
The imminent arrival of our long, cold and light-challenged winter, however, means we should properly plan to make the best of it. There are three things you should seriously consider preparing in advance before the deep freeze sets in. [Read More]
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