Most ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs make a lot less money than if they worked for someone else. The road to success is often long and lonely -- brutal hours; massive amounts of stress; and a huge amount of personal sacrifice. So, why would you want to become an entrepreneur?
Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.
Understanding the difference between advancing your career versus maintaining a job is essential for professional sustainability in any organization.
There has been a significant amount talk about the candidate experience for the last several years among those responsible for hiring or those who are part of the hiring process. It is an ongoing discussion that never seems to yield a very good answer but always stirs up a bit of a response and then fades quickly to black.
Life is not measured in a complicated game of mathematical precision. It's better to seek heartfelt clarity in what's true for you, in the parts of your life that matter most, and put that in play. Plan it out as best you can, and then go with your gut.
By Shilpi Kumar, 2013 Venture for America Fellow I distinctly remember the first time I got called out for breaking the rules. I was almost at the go...
In my 12 years of experience leading a social enterprise that creates jobs for some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, I've learned that just giving people work is not enough. If we truly want to empower people to emerge from poverty, we must do more.
Unlike today's politicians, however, FDR refused to pander to the sky-is-falling rhetoric of the conservative right on the disastrous consequences that would accrue to the country by running a deficit in the midst of an economic crisis.
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I think it's vital -- that having a work world where there is choice between nonprofit and corporate, both offering ways to connect with and care for the community at large is a position of strength.
It is high time for Congress and the Obama administration to develop a comprehensive national manufacturing strategy for the United States. Until we make a national manufacturing strategy a top priority, our economy will continue to struggle to create jobs.
When our government tells us such an agreement will create jobs in the U.S., they are saying that the agreement will increase our exports faster than imports.
What my son's generation (including the children whose parents will lose their jobs because of the sequester) have learned is that Congress does not make policy through a proactive, affirmative process, but instead by not acting at all.
With so much competition in the job market, employers are no longer flipping through a stack of resumes to make new hires -- instead, they're turning to employee referrals to find the best candidates.
Last year, Tea Party Members of Congress temporarily persuaded GOP leadership to abandon their usual political acuity and launch a series of attacks on the Lacey Act, one of America's most successful environmental and economic laws. You'd think this might be too much even for the Tea Party.
It's not that they're wrong. They are just not enough. If they were -- we'd all have jobs.