Frank Schell

Frank Schell is a business strategy consultant and former senior vice president of the First National Bank of Chicago. He is a Lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago and a contributor of opinion pieces to various journals.


Abolish ‘The Christmas Song’


Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe Help to make the season bright Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight They know that […]

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The Most Interesting Man in the World


How could an elitist anachronism be so popular in today’s egalitarian society? How could someone who almost gamed Western civilization itself be so enthusiastically endorsed by a multitude of viewers? How can there exist a man without any limitations? Ask Jonathan Goldsmith, an American actor who until recently was the Dos Equis man in the […]

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The House That Barack Built


We hear much about President Barack Obama being absorbed with his legacy. So what might one version of it be? Dismissive of Western civilization and what went before, the president seemed to believe that history started on the day of his inauguration. Shortly thereafter, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by a gushing European […]

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‘Minister, Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do’


In a shocking repudiation of their own political establishment and the European elites, 51.9 per cent of the British voting electorate decided on June 23 to sever relations with the European Union. Immigration angst, unemployment, partial surrender of sovereignty to Brussels, and overwrought rules and regulations from the Continent have been cited among the causes […]

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The U.S. and India: Buddies in the Same Foxhole


This week the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi met with President Obama and addressed a joint session of Congress. The two leaders made progress in the bilateral relationship, a reinvention that has evolved over two U.S. administrations and three Indian governments. It is said that the U.S. and India “share an existential foxhole.” This […]

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Ralph Lauren Must Reinvent Himself


America’s iconic fashion brand, Ralph Lauren, is trying to reinvent itself. As reported in the June 7th edition of the Wall Street Journal, the company’s market capitalization of about $8 billion is half of what it was three years ago. Moreover, since 2014 profit is down 50%, and the ratio of expenses to sales has […]

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Why Is America So Nasty?


Why has America become so nasty? As seen from abroad, we resemble backbiting, seething children who take to the streets when it does not go our way. Hyperbole, personal attacks, and misrepresentation are the norm. The truth is massacred by politicians and mainstream media alike. Our political arena has taken its behavioral cue from the […]

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Mitt Romney Had His Chance


Mitt Romney is now riding to the rescue of his besieged Republican establishmentarians. He has come out of hibernation to help Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich. If this were a joke, it would be sublimely funny. Calling Donald Trump, a “phony” and a “fraud,” Mitt has come out swinging. Regrettably, he did not […]

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Trump vs. Putin — Do Likes Attract?


What does it mean if Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, likes you? Is it auspicious to be embraced by the Russian bear? Ask Donald Trump. Putin has recently made very complimentary remarks about the Donald’s persona, describing Trump as “undoubtedly a very colorful talented person” and “outstanding.” Quick to return the “kiss,” Trump responded […]

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Daniel Craig: ‘Goodbye Mister Bond’


Daniel Craig seems to have decided he is now too good to play James Bond. Even Sony management are upset with remarks made by the super sleuth, who in the coming film Spectre looks more like a middle-aged funeral director than an urbane British spy. His last casting effort should be a welcome event for […]

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