Category Archives: Employment

When Small Towns Die Out, Can America Survive?


  When you think of America, what comes to mind? The bright lights of New York’s Broadway? Or a small town, with a quaint main street and homes with well-manicured lawns? America’s self-image is evenly split, and both sides are true, … Continue reading

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The Retail Apocalypse Has Arrived


At the start of 2018, America has the lowest unemployment and the best economy in more than a decade. The stock market is at new highs. It feels like the economy is strong. But… that’s not the way it looks. … Continue reading

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MiFID II is Here And Layoffs Are On The Way


We’re now a full month into 2018. For a long time, we’ve been saying that MiFID is coming. Well, it’s here!. MiFID II is a huge set of regulations but the big change was supposed to be transparency in transactions. … Continue reading

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2018 – The Year of The Male Glass Ceiling?


It’s been going on for a few months now, even a few years, maybe forever… depending on how you look at it. Women have finally had enough and are demanding basic worker rights. However, demanding rights and EFFECTIVELY getting men to … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need 11 Billion People?


If we ever have a contest for the “Golden Age of Man”, my vote is for the last 200 years. Ancient Greece would probably get more votes for inventing philosophy, Democracy, dramas and comedies, and classical architecture. Which is a … Continue reading

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The Other Shoe Just Dropped


(Previously published in Outsourcing Magazine) For years, the outsourcing world has been buzzing about reshoring (or “backshoring” in Europe), taking the jobs we sent offshore years ago and bringing them back to the US and Europe. Low wages, cheap property, … Continue reading

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The Evolution Of The Millenial


The Robot Revolution is on their heels and catching up! By the second decade of the 21st century, everyone can see that “change” is speeding up. By the third decade, a quick glance in the rearview mirror and all you … Continue reading

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Back To The Future… Of Outsourcing!


(Previously Published in Outsourcing Magazine Sept., 30, 2017) To understand the future, it often helps to examine the past. The past may not have all our answers, but we often find useful models that can be repurposed in new ways. … Continue reading

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The Trump Conundrum: American Jobs vs. Good Jobs vs. American Made


Candidate Trump told America that he would bring back, “Good, well-paying jobs, with benefits.”  Which is what we want. We don’t just want low paying jobs without time off or health benefits. However, as Trump has learned, just the health … Continue reading

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Countdown To Armageddon: MiFID II Arrives!


Change is on the way… BIG change! On January 3rd, 2018, MiFID II takes effect. MiFID was designed to make the global markets more transparent, but one seemingly innocent new rule could blow the markets apart. Starting January 3rd, Equity … Continue reading

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