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Looking to the Future: The Internet of Things

Thanks, Al! OMG! Just think – if Al Gore hadn’t invented the Internet, where would we be today? Years ago, as mankind ventured into space for the first time, satellites were launched, first by the former Soviet Union and later … Continue reading

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The Problem with Empowerment

A huge buzzword from the 1980’s was the concept of “empowerment” of employees. A powerful and worthwhile concept, it is probably one of the least effectively executed business strategies, which is such a shame, since effective implementation can benefit an … Continue reading

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Driving Our Economy

This week I watched my car’s odometer roll past 40,000 miles. Not exactly an especially exciting time for most car owners. But for me and my Chevy Volt, it’s a great time to stop and think about the broader implications. … Continue reading

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Do you know who you really work for?

I was fortunate early in my career to work in the hospitality industry, and the leadership at Hyatt Hotels was quick to make sure that each new employee understood who paid their salary. Like most newbies, I assumed that whoever … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Make a Move!

It seems like every month we hear another dismal jobs report, as our economy moves toward a recovery, but at a very slow pace. Politics aside, it will take quite a while for the U.S. economy to return to pre-recession … Continue reading

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A New Look at the Value of a College Education

A study just out from the Pew Research Center has again validated what we have come to accept as an inevitable truth: college graduates earn substantially more than their high school graduate counterparts. In an article today from the Associated … Continue reading

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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Last year I featured a post offering some thoughts on avoiding the temptation of overspending during the holidays and created analogies regarding overeating, with the often unrealistic hope of correcting the situation later through diet and exercise (lol). As we … Continue reading

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That’s no way to “spend” the holidays!

Oh, my achin’ bank account! Yes, you know how you’ll feel when you wake up late on New Year’s Day. You hear the parades on TV, and you struggle to recover in time for the football game you’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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Wait! You’re doing it backwards!

I get questions from students every month regarding launching a new business idea they have created. Naturally, I take the time to walk them through the normal steps an entrepreneur should take in preparation for launching a new venture, but … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on your credit…

Students frequently ask me a variety of questions regarding the use of credit – everything from how to begin to establish credit responsibly, how to manage it, how credit scores are calculated, and so on. I’m always careful to explain … Continue reading

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