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Not For Everyone

There’s an awful lot that can be said about the value of a college education and advanced degrees! But there is also a lot about higher education that doesn’t get said frequently enough: A college education is not for everyone! Indeed, higher learning can be of benefit for attaining a vast array of professional and…

Still Essential!

Among the industries most affected since the Covid 19 Pandemic began is healthcare. Not just doctors and nurses, but everyone who support them in a wide variety of related fields. These include: supervisors, administrative personnel, technicians and lab workers, pharmacists, physical therapists, technologists, maintenance and janitorial support and many more. People willing to fill so…

Urban Desire

When we think of larger cities and our most populated urban centers, among the first things we envision are the tall buildings, traffic, population density, congestion and the hopefully thriving businesses that draw us there. To live, to work, to explore, to experience. But lately those visions include urban blight, empty storefronts, over-crowded streets and…

What’s On The Menu?

Among the many business-related side effects of life during the Coronavirus Pandemic have been the attempts by businesses to minimize humans coming into contact with items that others have touched. As effective or ineffective as this approach may have been in reducing the spread of the virus, it has turned into a lingering trend that…

Will It Float?

The previous post, Is It Art?  was about the creative process and its importance in our lives. Although I wasn’t originally planning to, I decided to carry the discussion a bit further, in part inspired by an article in my favorite business magazine, “Entrepreneur” (link at the end) that I received after that post, and an event I…

Is It Art?

  There’s a strong likelihood that among your circle of friends  and personal and professional acquaintances you know a few creative people. Certainly, most of us do. One’s ability to create, to make something that didn’t exist before, is a gift. Some, if they are lucky, and/or good marketers, use this gift for monetary gain,…

Crickets

How many people do you know who have gotten every job for which they applied? Very few, I would imagine. I’m not sure I know anyone who has received an offer of employment for every application they have submitted. For the most part, job search is a numbers game that necessitates applying for far more…

Hands On

In job search circles these days much attention is paid to the tech, administrative, healthcare and bio-tech industries. And why not? These are growth areas with opportunities for advancement. But not everyone is a programmer, tech-head, numbers-person, or test tube gazer, nor should they be! There are many other industries that don’t have the “cache”…

The Great Layoff

No matter how you feel about social media and tech companies, particularly Twitter, Facebook’s parent Meta, and other businesses that have cumulatively laid off thousands of talented workers, the reality is that most of these people will land on their feet. Regardless of the reasons why massive layoffs happen, it’s a periodic fact of business.…

A Happy Place

Where’s your happy place? Obviously, this is an open-ended question, and the answer is probably different for everyone. One person may think their happy place is a physical or geographic space, while another may have a place that exists only in their mind. And yet for others, it could be certain actions or activities like…

Where Do You Want to Work?

Conventional wisdom suggests that the best and the brightest will have the opportunity to work wherever they want. Good for them! Unfortunately, not all workers will have those same options. The reality for many workers is that they need to find positions that are within relatively easy commute distances to where they are employed. Even…

Motivation Is The Key

What gets your juices flowing? What inspires you? What triggers your desire to try something different? When you’re motivated, particularly by inspiration, you will go the extra mile to try new and different things and take your efforts as far as you possibly can. If you are uninspired and bored by your daily routine it…

Make It So

“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” In the 1800’s when Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that quote, things were a lot different. If you created something innovative, it was a special event, rare and worth talking about. Rumors of your accomplishment traveled by word of mouth, eventually getting…

Support Your Local …

        Among the byproducts of the Covid 19 Pandemic has been the decimation of too many small businesses. No matter what we may think of the major retailers from which we make purchases – brick and mortar establishments like major supermarkets, department stores, big-box retailers, restaurant chains and national franchisors, or large…