Liz Gilbert said of Italy, "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, only artistic excellence is incorruptible." I have pondered her insight for weeks. I keep asking myself the essential question. Is the US headed the way of Italy?
If Washington is serious about addressing job creation, the White House and Congress should support the expansion of the Community Reinvestment Act, legislation that has invested over a trillion dollars into our economy during the past decade.
Cookie-cutter, corporate events with block after block of the same vendors, many street fairs today are of the "socks and sausages" variety and fail to bear any reflection of the communities where they take place.
If Governor Schwarzenegger does the right thing, this week, the Sunshine State will set an example for other states that want to craft health care solutions that work for their consumers and small businesses.
Manufacturers with revenues under $50 million should pay close attention to the Small Business Jobs Act, particularly the elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax barrier regarding business tax credits.
Two predominant modes for a firm to recognize are strategy as jazz and strategy as symphony. Which of these two types of strategy is required is driven by the stage of a company. Are you in an early proof-of-concept stage or ready to scale up to the next level?