Is Survivor and Big Brother Ruining The American Workforce?

Do reality TV Shows like Survivor and Big Brother foster this duality of personality and scheming by openly awarding those who are best at playing the game?  To be more precise are Survivor and Big Brother undermining present day work environments? Question that will be posed to Marlene Chism, author of the book Stop Workplace … 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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Looking past 2010, there are some amazing medical breakthroughs on the near horizon in 2011

Ending our 2010 Season on the PI Window with health care expert and author Jeff Knott was to say the least both interesting and thought-provoking.  (Note: Here is the link to the “The Picture of Health in 2010” segment which originally aired on December 30th.) Taking a reflective stroll through the many topics we covered … Continue reading

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Is Your Spouse Committing Financial Infidelity?

Financial infidelity is a term used to describe the secretive act of spending money, possessing credit and credit cards, holding secret accounts or stashes of money, borrowing money, or otherwise incurring debt unknown to one’s spouse, partner, or significant other.  Adding to the monetary strain commonly associated with financial infidelity in a relationship is a … Continue reading

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Is Parental Alienation Real? Just Ask Alec Baldwin

In 2009 I was approached by a divorce lawyer to provide my thoughts on how a motion for custody based on a claim of parental alienation might be structured.  Bear in mind of course that I was not being sought out for my legal prowess as I am not a lawyer.  The reason for the … 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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Keeping Pace With Wall Street: Taking The Fight To The Market!

“Wall Street’s winning ways continue, with the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq coming off their highest closes since May 13.” Peter Schacknow, Senior Producer, CNBC Breaking News Desk Wow, thank you Peter Schacknow for this delightful news which benefits exactly who . . . Certainly not the majority of the people who took … Continue reading

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Interview with Maine Gubernatorial Candidate John Jenkins Will Touch on a Number of National Flash Point Issues

I have always welcomed the opportunity to talk with politicians regarding the issues that are faced in various regions around the globe. From discussing the challenges of the Buy American policy with Canada’s Trade Minister, to the expansion of the assisted suicide laws in direct response to the Melchert-Dinkel Case in which the Serial Suicide … 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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