Whence Cometh Wisdom

(LSSU/John Shibley)
Tom Moran, chief executive officer and founder of Moran Iron Works, speaks to an overflow crowd as the latest guest lecturer in Lake Superior State University’s “BE Inspired” series in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on March 18. 
Moran spoke of his experiences in the large-scale metal construction business since 1978. His company specializes in modular metal fabrication and employs more than 130 people at four plants in Onaway, Cheboygan and Rogers City, Mich. Recent projects include making parts for the giant astronomical Gemini Telescope in Chile, and building an 85-foot Mackinac Island passenger ferry due for launch this spring. Moran also talked about how “smarts” are created in the world, and cited how French psychologist Alfred Binet (on screen) originally formulated his now-famous IQ test as a special-needs assessment for children. 
The 110-year-old test is now a standard measure for gauging genius. Run a Web search on “LSSU BE Inspired” to read more about the lecture series.