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A Makeover for Capitalism

John G. Taft | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
John G. Taft

Capitalism is at an inflection point. While its next iteration is a work in progress, what is clear is that capitalism will need to evolve and change to retain its status as the world's dominant socio-economic model. And it will need to do a better job of delivering what society really wants.

The Arc of Hope

John G. Taft | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
John G. Taft

This month, as we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember that optimism -- hope built on values and leavened by humility, hope based on conviction even when we cannot be sure of the outcome -- is an essential ingredient in the kind of leadership we admire in him.

Train Wreck in Slow Motion (Part V): The Retirement Savings Crisis

John G. Taft | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

Financial advisors, money managers and other financial services professionals can uniformly attest to the gap that exists between what individual investors expect to live on in retirement and what they are likely to have, based on what they've accumulated to date.

Bored Investors Beware

John G. Taft | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

You may want to try to knock one out of the park. But your best chance of doing that is to remain patient, stay disciplined, hit singles and doubles and wait for what Warren Buffett famously calls "the fat pitch" before swinging for the fences.

Why Write Your Own Retirement Tribute?

John G. Taft | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

I know that when I retire, I don't want anyone talking about the titles I held or how "successful" I was making money or advancing in the corporate hierarchy. Instead, I want them to talk about the values I embodied and brought to work every day.

Sincerity and Authenticity in Social Media

John G. Taft | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
John G. Taft

Being authentically sincere -- connecting with others out of a corporate mission and sense of purpose that is all about helping others -- that's how to differentiate in social media channels.