Archive for June 2013

Feeling the Niggles of Career/Job Dissatisfaction?

Jun 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Career Growth

“What if the National Football League decided to emulate the Chicago exchanges, filling the stadiums with wide-screen monitors and white-sleeved computer programmers, and converting its star players to those who could code the best touchdowns?  Imagine asking Chicago linebacker Brian Urlacher what he would do with his newfound free time,” says a paragraph in Michael […]



Talent Shortage Solution #1

Jun 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Corporate Growth, Featured

The number of firms reporting difficulty filling jobs due to a lack of available talent is now the highest proportion since right before The Great Recession, according to the 2013 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey of over 38,500 employers globally.  At the same time, the youth unemployment rate is 2.8 times higher than the unemployment rate […]



Is College Worth It?

Jun 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Financial Smarts

Over 250 attended a recent Money Smart Week event where I was a panelist along with Gail Marks Jarvis, the nationally syndicated financial columnist for The Chicago Tribune and the 2013 EIFLE Award-winner for her book, Saving for Retirement (Without Living Like a Pauper). Since we were given a 98% approval rating for our content, […]



Doing the Hokey Pokey aka Affordable Care Act

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Corporate Growth, Featured

I tip my hat in great respect for all Human Resources Employee Benefits personnel in the upcoming months and throughout 2014 for the heroic efforts they will be facing as they tackle implementing The Affordable Care Act. Quite frankly, even though I have a MBA in Analytic Finance, Econometrics, and Statistics from The University of […]




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