How Can A Genius Be So Dumb? Does the Disruptor Need Disruption?
(Sidebar: Turns out pictures of Trump also show up when you search Google images for dumb.) But I’m not talking about him. I’m talking about the guy who famously said that changing the world requires 80-hour weeks. I wonder what the author of the 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss, would say about that. I’d have […]
5 Problems with Teaching People How to Fish
As the new administration decides where to make cuts and where to allocate funding, heated debates continue on both sides of the political spectrum. Don’t worry, as usual, this post is not political. (I personally find that many of the issues that need a resolution would be better served if politics were left out […]
The Jetsons Predicted the Future of Work, it Never Came
Growing up I remember being inspired and intrigued by The Jetsons, which had an idealistic idea of the future American working culture. The Jetsons boldly proclaimed that in the 21st Century, Americans would work fewer hours and have more leisure time each week. In fact, the biggest crisis on the horizon would be the […]
I Landed a Contract-to-Hire Job, Now What?
Earlier this year the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that 40% of Americans have contingent jobs. These are considered alternate work arrangements as opposed to full-time positions, and include contractors and consultants. You may have landed a contract-to-hire job with the promise of a full-time position at the end of the contract. Now what? There […]
The Weirdos Will Inherit the Earth
Mike Lazerow is an entrepreneur with a philosophy that grasps you by the chin and makes it impossible to look away. At least, that is how I felt when he stated his case about being a “weirdo.” In his words, “You do everything that authority says you have to do- get good grades, take […]
Did the shift hit the fan?
I was surprised at some of the backlash from my last blog. For the most part, actually, the feedback was positive. Engagement, via comments and social media invitations, was quite high. However, because some of the negative feedback came from folks I know, I felt it more. It was almost as if people read the article […]
Oops, they did it again! Are the job numbers that bad?
We are actually BACK up to June 2005 employment levels and 162K jobs is a GREAT increase in jobs over the summer months, but a biased “journalist” would have you believe that the economy is getting better about as fast as my daughter’s diaper rash. (You can see from her expression that it’s not getting […]
Here’s Your Sign – It’s Time For Change
I pursued the employment industry because I enjoyed matching people with opportunities and creating a win- win-win for the company, the candidate, and my firm. I moved into working one-on-one with job seekers because I gained invaluable knowledge that I knew many people needed to help them succeed; I wanted them to succeed. Being a […]
Need a financial breakthrough? Get thee to the MMI!
Millionaire Mindset Intensive review: As much as I complain about the amount of incoming e-mail, junk and relevant, some times I come across complete gems. I received, by way of a marketing guru’s e-mail list, free tuition to a seminar that promised to reset my financial thermostat, which was a very intriguing concept. I had […]