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One of President Barack Obama's cherished conceits is that disagreement with him can have no rational basis. It was the theme of his most recent speech in defense of his health care law. Obamacare has substantially increased the number of … more
I was in the middle of an email to an old friend this week, and had written a sentence about a mutual acquaintance that was more than 50 percent positive but contained a snarky word or two. I paused. "Is that necessary?" I thought to myself. … more
As driving becomes automated, electric motors displace combustion engines and cars are crammed full of gizmos, the companies supplying all that new technology are in the ascendancy, right? Maybe not. A profit warning from Continental serves … more
No matter their strengths, businesses are always at risk. Some dangers are so blatant they dare being ignored. But others, less obvious, cause untold, even fatal, damage. There are clear, but unseen, indicators that a business is in … more
A poor boy named Harlan with only a sixth-grade education wouldn't have made anyone's list of the most likely to succeed. His first major success came at the age of 39, when he was able to come up with the financing to open a small-town gas station … more
In August, Scott Jensen, director of the R.I. Department of Labor & Training, called manufacturing a "bright spot" in the state economy. Jensen and Donna Murray, Rhode Island's chief labor statistician, noted that 42,300 manufacturing jobs in July … more
In 2009, I wrote about a fellow coach, colleague and friend who experienced a cancer relapse. She was told her cancer was incurable. Against the odds she is alive and continues to inspire me, enduring clinical trials and all the time living a very … more
It has become one of the Great Questions of Our Age: Why have so many prime-age American men dropped out of the labor force? The percentage of American men ages 25 through 54 who are neither working nor looking for work has been growing for decades. … more
In marketing, your first question should always be the same: Who is your customer? A shocking proportion of companies don't have an answer to this question, despite the fact that understanding your customer is one of the most fundamental principles … more
Four psychiatrists shared a hotel suite at a convention. Talking one night, one of them said, "You know, people are always telling us their troubles, but we have no one to talk to about our problems." Another psychiatrist agreed. "Let's … more
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