Women in America: Enlightening Womens’ Minds, and Empowering Womens’ Hearts

As women’s history month launches, the White House published a new report — We’ve got a ways to go, baby.  “At all levels of education, women earned about 75 percent of what their male counterparts earned in 2009…women are more likely to be in poverty than men….economic inequities …more acute for women of color.” How … Continue reading

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Reality is Boring – China is Better! A Tale of Business in the New World!

A modern but timeless global business story in the spirit of James Clavell, China Fortunes is a vast and sweeping tale addressing one of today’s hottest topics – doing business in China. Taking readers on the ground from China’s early opening up to current times, the book traces the changes of fortune and cultural edification … Continue reading

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From Farmville to Mafia Wars: Do More Faster is the Ultimate Entrepreneuer’s Guide to Success

“While entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, they all share the drive to do things that have never been done before, the belief that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to, and the need to get everything done as fast as they can. For a first time entrepreneur, this can be daunting, … Continue reading

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John Jenkins: The People’s Voice

In a world of high speed Internet and virtual reach and influence, I was recently reminded of the fact that personal interaction extends well beyond electronic mobilization strategies to include good old fashioned relationship building. I am of course talking about John Jenkins, who as a “write-in” candidate for the Governorship of Maine proves that … Continue reading

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Reversing Attitudes: Why Reverse Auctions May Actually Be Good For Your Purchasing Practice

Consisting of more than 200 senior executives, the following is just a sample of the comments I received from the audience: “I do not think that buyers spend any time at all analyzing RFQ’s . . . once they have sent them out they go directly to the price auction and get on a phone … Continue reading

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With a Brush of Love: Children With Autism and Special Needs

For those of you who follow television (which is almost everybody), and in particular the recent Emmy Awards this past Sunday, you know doubt heard the same name “over and over again” as one pundit covering the event put it. The name to which I am referring is Temple Grandin, an HBO biopic movie which … Continue reading

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Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market

“From the successes and failures of two William O’Neil insiders, Trade Like an O’Neil Disciple: How We Made Over 18,000% in the Stock Market in 7 Years is a detailed look at how to trade using William O’Neil’s proven strategies and what it was like working side-by-side with Bill O’Neil.  Under various market conditions, the … Continue reading

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An Economy In Trouble? Why the Canada and EU Trade Talks are Important

“Canadian exports to the United States, as a percentage of the total, have dropped to 76% from a record high of 90% earlier this decade. As we move to a world where power is more diffuse and regional alliances assume increasing importance, strengthening relationships with not just our continental partners, but also our transatlantic and … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart, Sexual Discrimination and the Good Samaritans

At the beginning of May, we aired a segment titled “How To Get Fired: Help Someone In Need!” in which I interviewed the two young Sprint employees from Colorado who were fired for coming to the aid of an aging security guard who was attempting to apprehend a shoplifter. Known as the good Samaritans, both … Continue reading

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Haiti: The Aftershock For Change

In January 2010, a massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in which the epicenter was about 15 km southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince. An estimated 2 million people live within the zone of heavy to moderate structural damage,and based on expert assessment this earthquake was classified as the worst in the region over the last … Continue reading

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