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Archive for February, 2014

Book Review: Average is Over by Tyler Cowen

February 27, 2014
Book Review: Average is Over by Tyler Cowen

According to Tyler Cowen,”The widening gap between rich and poor means dealing with one big, uncomfortable truth: If you’re not at the top, you’re at the bottom.” There is no average any longer, and my observations as of late would indicate that Mr. Cowen is on to something. So who are those who will be […]

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Book Review: The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen

February 26, 2014
Book Review: The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen

According to Tyler Cowen, Land, Technology and Uneducated Kids provided the America of early days an incredible diet of “low hanging fruit.” In this excellent short book (fewer than 90 pages), Mr. Cowen shows how the manifestation of having eaten all the low-hanging fruit is that individual and family median incomes have all but stagnated […]

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Denying the Obesity Data

February 19, 2014
Denying the Obesity Data

I’ll call him “Bill.” He is a good friend, a wise mentor and an all around great guy. I listen carefully when Bill speaks. Recently, we’ve traded a few emails on the general topic of politics, economy and business. What I love about our “conversation,” electronic though it is, is that we are not trying […]

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Leadership: Minds On, Hands Off

February 12, 2014
Leadership: Minds On, Hands Off

I had a meeting with a potential coaching client last evening. The conversation was exhilarating. As it often does, the discussion turned to delegating, holding people accountable and developing leaders. I shared with this gentleman the concept of “I intend to” from David Marquet’s book Turn the Ship Around! We discussed how he can “manage […]

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Your Job Is Going Away

February 5, 2014
Your Job Is Going Away

I’m not talking just about the hourly job, I’m talking about all jobs. They are going away. The exit pace is increasing. Inexorably. Jobs will either actually go away (as in no longer needed) or they will change so appreciably as to not be recognizable as the same job. From now on, you (we), will […]

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