News item: Business bankruptcies jumped by 17 percent in the second quarter of 2008, higher than at any time during the past two years, according to McClatchy Newspaper analysts. From April through June, over 15,000 U.S. businesses ceased operating, with
There is a great hullabaloo in the world of philately these days about the postal service's newer stamps, which are self-adhesive and non-soakable. That means that collectors who pursue postally used stamps for their collections can't immerse these stamps in
One of the most important aspects of leadership is to foster the right behaviors. You do this by serving as an avatar, of course, but you also do so by rewarding those behaviors whether or not they are immediately successful.
David Newman of my Mentor Program has forwarded me the announcement below from the Institute of Management Consultants, sent to its members via email: “One quick way to lower your expenses is to take advantage of hidden deals on office supplies.
Paraphrasing Dickens and the Chinese, thank goodness we live in interesting times. The market took a major hit yesterday, unemployment is up, and the price of a barrel of oil is at a record level. Yet, last night after two films
My friends, one of the fundamental problems with planning is that the world has a different idea about how things are going to happen. Your assumptions, visualizations, projections, forecasts, and suppositions turn out to be wrong. Get over it. If the world
I met a woman at a fund raiser the other day, and she seemed quite impressive. She was well dressed, well spoken, had written a book, and knew some heavy hitters. Then, when she explained why she was setting up a