Being a risk taker in business is not the same as being reckless. Nevertheless, the word “risk” has a negative connotation to most of us, implying danger and possible loss. For true entrepreneurs, risk is viewed as a positive, with its implied challenge to overcome the unknown and hitting the [...] More »10 Smart Risks That Every Business Should Seek Out
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Republican vs. Democrat 2012 (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey) Much of the attention recently has focused on the alleged and so called "Republican War on Women," which has produced a gender gap that has in some polls recently exceeded 20%. But there is another war that is soon likely to be declared-- the war [...] More »The Hidden War in Campaign 2012
An artist's depiction of the rat race and work-life balance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There’s been an avalanche of research over the last several years about the increasingly blurry lines between work and personal life, lines that have smudged to the point where they’re no longer blurry – they’re non-existent. Think about [...] More »Who Has Control Over Your Time?
Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, weeks or even months at a time. Here are 10 things you can do to make things better. More »How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love
Mitt Romney: The unemployment problem is much bigger than female job loss. When I wrote a piece yesterday saying that Mitt Romney’s attack on President Obama over women’s jobs was misleading, I got a number of comments decrying the President’s economic policies and his failure to create jobs. To recap: Romney [...] More »Why Romney And Obama Can't Fix The Unemployment Problem
Speech Bubble (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In business, we live in a world of talkers. We chat on our cell phones, email, blogs, Twitter and Facebook. We are constantly telling people who we are, what we do and what we think. But are we doing it in a clear way that [...] More »How to Make the Best Business Impression in 8 seconds or Less
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(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) We dont' respect the politicians we elect every two years. Even as we reelect them. The approval rating for Congress last year fell to a historically low rating of just 9%. Indeed, as Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post notes, that’s below the [...] More »Political Advertising Has Become A Prisoner's Dilemma
If the Supreme Court strikes down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, or if Republicans succeed in doing it themselves in 2013, what’s the path forward for health care reform? Many of us have speculated on the topic. Now, a new plan has come forth, backed by one of the most influential Tea Party groups, that contains some intriguing and original ideas for bringing cheaper health care to more people. More »The Tea Party's Plan for Replacing Obamacare
America’s least corrupt state is . . . New Jersey. That’s not a punchline. The Center for Public Integrity recently released its State Integrity Investigation, aimed at measuring state corruption. In their words “The Investigation is not simply a tally of scandals that have occurred in state governments.” Fair enough, except they [...] More »A (Garden) State of Corruption?
As we await what many in the chattering class anticipate could be the striking of all or part of WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: (2ndL-R) House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) . (Image [...] More »The Republican Alternative To Obamacare Is - More Obamacare?
There’s a lot of talk—much of it inaccurate—about the minority of conservatives who supported the individual mandate in the past, but oppose Obamacare’s requirement that all Americans buy health insurance. But these critics have devoted less attention to the fact that many liberals—including President Obama—opposed the individual mandate in the past. “The liberals hated it,” notes Jonathan Gruber in a recent New York Times profile. “People forget that.” More »Once Upon a Time, Liberals Hated the Individual Mandate
Empty chatter can be exhausting. It can also change your life. More »Six Reasons Small Talk Is Very Important---And How To Get Better At It
For Pete's sake. If it's fair game for James Carville, the rest of us can speculate too.
“I think that this will be the best thing that ever happen to the Democratic party because health care costs are gonna escalate unbelievably,” Carville told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer of a [...]More »If Obamacare Is Struck Down, Will Romney Suffer More Than Obama?