Banish Bad Meetings

Do you ever wish your day was filled with more meetings? I thought not. Almost everyone hates meetings. The general consensus is they are boring, ineffective, way too long, filled with tangents and random discussion, and waste a tremendous amount of time. And half the people in the meeting...

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I Published A Few Typos!

This morning I received a call from a regular reader. His first words were “I can’t share this missive.” He followed this up with “Emerge Stronger From The Downturn has several typos in it, and you never have typos which is one of the reasons I like to read...

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Emerge Stronger From The Downturn

“The Next Recession Could Happen Sooner Than We Think” warns Randy Brown in Forbes. Jeff Kearns of Bloomberg writing in Money gives us a date: “Next Recession is Coming by 2021” My personal theory is that what goes up eventually comes down.  The good news is that so far every time...

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Leave Me Alone!

This  morning as eight of us were getting organized to begin a business meeting, one of the participants needed to gripe about something. “As I get closer and closer to 65, I am deluged by companies trying to sell me their Medicare insurance plans. Everyone seems to know my birthday. And...

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Speak Up Addendum

“I see a bit of this myself in a different way.” So began one of the numerous responses I received to my last missive Speak Up.* The reader who sent the comment is a neurologist involved in research and treatment of wounded veterans. In this capacity he works with an...

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Speak Up

In 1977, two Boeing 747s crashed into each other over the Canary Islands. It was the deadliest air disaster ever.  It happened because the co-pilot of one of the planes felt unable to question his pilot’s decision to take off…even though he knew the pilot had misunderstood the air-traffic...

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Will You Be Replaced?

Chinese artificial intelligence pioneer and venture capitalist Kai Fu Lee is predicting that 40% of the world’s jobs will be displaceable over the next 15 years. Displaceable rather than displaced since even he can’t foresee how fast the displacement will occur. But if we are paying any attention at all to what is...

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Goldfish

Your average attention span is now 8 seconds, one second shorter than that of a goldfish. That’s the word from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Yes, thanks to the internet, I have 8 seconds to grip you with this missive. And it seems our attention spans are shortening… Several...

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