Your friend is suddenly scared of everything, and unsure of his or her value. It can happen after a job loss, or just after another tough quarter that leached away more juice than your friend had in his or her fuel tank.
I can find no credible data supporting the inclusion of actively managed funds in 401(k) plans or individual portfolios. Yet, these funds dominate the investment options in most plans.
Republicans have doubled down on blocking public investment, calling it "just more government spending" and even "socialism." And, they complain, construction projects help union members.
Oath Of Ethics,
Thunderbird School Of Global Management,
U.S Commercial Services,
It is true that when it comes to international business and cultural intelligence, I specialize in pointing out what our nation does wrong. Today, though, we will take a ride on the positive side of things because I was fed a lot of hope last week.
In early March, I received a letter from my bank informing me of an impending "Conversion Date" on May 4. As a Religious Studies professor, I read on eagerly wondering what aspects of my body or soul might change.
Leadership Training Programs,
We conduct a program called The Leadership Room for small groups of executives. During last week's session we sent the ten participants to retail establishments to study the experience they had with the sales staff. We were interested in the relationship between the intentions of each organizations leadership and the...
Chip And Dan Heath,
Made To Stick,
The fact is we so often get caught up on the tactics of what our companies or organizations make day to day that we lose sight completely of what it is they really do.
Social Media Marketing,
Long gone are the days when an edgy new idea and a great product were married in a board room and posted on billboards and magazines weeks later for all to see them in the same issue of LIFE, TIME, Newsweek or People.
There is an enormous gap between tea party activists' fervor about the Constitution and what is actually in our Nation's founding charter.
Made In America,
Like a lot of people, I had come to accept the conventional wisdom that America doesn't make anything anymore. What I discovered is that the prevailing narrative of decline and decay is overly simplistic and, in some ways, flat-out wrong.
Do you like to compare your spending to a broader average? What are your favorite sources for comparing numbers? Do you worry when your spending on, say, housing is far greater than the norm? Or do you just figure different people have different priorities?
Virginia Quarterly Review,
What Killed Kevin Morrissey?,
What Killed Kevin?,
Workplace Bullying Institute,
Kevin Morrissey's death cannot be undone, and no suicide is ever fully understood. But What Killed Kevin? provides a starting point for understanding workplace aggression.
If you really want to be a good student of the Buddha and you're willing to take on a difficult learning assignment, here's a radical suggestion: love your problem people. They can teach you lessons that wonderful people never can.
The real problem is not the student loan debt itself. Rather, the real problem is that even with their shiny new degrees, graduates (both young and old) are not finding jobs. What's the solution?
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights ushered in a new era for nannies and house-keepers in New York. Or did it? It has been almost a year and a half since the legislation was enacted. This May Day would be a great opportunity to step back and assess the benefits....
Stocks U.S. Economy,
May Day Protests,
Occupy May Day,
Occupy Wall Street,
Stock Market High,
Stock Market Rally,
Stock Prices May Day,
May 1 may be a good day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but the future depends on the job prospects and wages of the average worker.
With the economic recovery still lagging, the intended rewards of the Federal Reserve's aggressive campaign to lower interest rates have yet to be realized. But the cost of that campaign to depositors can be counted, and it may have exceeded $200 billion in the last year alone.
The EEOC's timely and necessary update to the guidance sent a strong and clear message about how and why criminal records checks run afoul of Title VII, and what employers can do to meet their business needs without discriminating against qualified job applicants.
Unbridled enthusiasm is a success magnet. While many people of his age were eyeing a rocking chair, Dick was fishing for opportunities.
People who are at ease may decide their votes in different ways, but people in pain will vote with their emotions. Thirty million Americans are in tremendous pain.
"Lean" refers to an approach of continuous improvement and the elimination of non-value-adding activities. "Green" refers to practices and actions that reduce negative impacts on the environment. Are "lean" and "green" principles complementary business practices?
Alan Greenspan said something about the budget deficit on Tuesday. The reason this is "news" is because it is shocking that Alan Greenspan is still allowed ever to speak publicly about matters of importance.
A number of overexcited hacks are getting themselves into a premature state of enthusiasm over a very new and very red train that has just taken to the rails in Italy.
Most Americans agree that public workers should be compensated for their skills at the same market rates as private employees. But right now, many public workers get an unjustified premium.
European Central Bank,
In arguing the case for the primacy of economic action, Krugman blithely ignores the difficult situation of central banking in the modern world.
When it comes to multi-stakeholder partnerships, knowing what YOU want is the right starting point. But even that isn't enough to succeed. Here are five more lessons we've learned from our work that might be helpful.
Companies and brands of all kinds recognize that they can no longer just make products and services and sell to markets. With globalization, instant communications, and social media, commitments to sustainability, purpose, citizenship, or whatever we call it are here to stay.
After decades of neglect, our infrastructure is crumbling as maintenance and replacement schedules get pushed back. Much of our aging infrastructure is beyond its useful life or at full capacity. We need to invest in repairing and renewing our crumbling infrastructure before disaster strikes.
If you don't get want you need, be prepared to walk away from the relationship when you sense that this partnership is not for you or for your highest good. Don't wait to ask for what you know you need and want.
Coming this fall, as President Obama makes his final push for a second term, his Justice Department will finally give the public what it wants in the form of an arrest of a major Wall Street figure for his role in the financial crisis.
Unreasonably high costs and poor job prospects? This is the unacceptable double whammy of sending a student to college today -- a devastating one-two punch that is leaving most families reeling and disoriented.
Credit Card Issuer,
If you've had a headache trying to understand your own credit score, pass the aspirin; you aren't the only one.
Google+ would like to satisfy these needs, but they're playing catch-up and actually proving that scratch is a poor place at which to start. Path might work with the big guys, but they don't add a significant value. So why bother with new networks?
We are currently having a debate in this country about fairness and our tax systems. That's a good debate to have. But insinuating that someone who pays a lower effective tax rate than you is somehow doing something unfair to you does not help the debate.
Collins's timely trilogy makes it clear that the 1%, having created a system of deeply embedded cruelty, should go, something highlighted by the surly defiance of heroine Katniss Everdeen who refuses to be disposed of.
The divisiveness, infighting, and turf wars have made it easy for the ones who created this mess to run roughshod over the American people and the laws that were meant to protect them.
Many brands are focused on the new paradigm of paid media and earned media, but all media should actually be earned, including the ads made for the Web, said Mark Beeching, Worldwide Chief Creative and Strategy Officer at Digitas, during an...
Federal Budget Deficit,
Us Economic Crisis,
The economy did not regain the jobs lost in the 2001 recession until 2005, and even then it was on the back of another unsustainable bubble, this one in the housing market. And we know how that one ended.