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by Pete Leibman So what are you gonna do after college? That’s the question that’s irritated you for the better part of eight months. Everybody’s been asking you and if you knew, you’d tell them. The thought of taking a job just to have a job makes you feel awful. You can’t imagine getting up… Continue Reading Book Review: “I Got My Dream Job and So Can You”

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Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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Taking the plunge into the waters of entrepreneurship can be invigorating, enriching and/or downright dangerous. If a startup succeeds, it means the owner is providing a good or service that others need or want, and supplying it at a profit. However, owning and operating a business is a risky, costly endeavor. Just consider that 31… Continue Reading Broadband Internet helping start-ups

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Our drug dilemma

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It’s easy to understand why former vice-president Dick Cheney claims that President Obama has been an “unmitigated disaster,” but it’s evident that even his progressive supporters are becoming disenchanted with him. In the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia regional presidents discussed the effects of drug traffic to the U.S. and the failed policies… Continue Reading Our drug dilemma

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Carol owned a thriving company. Her best friend was a bookkeeper and needed a job, so Carol hired her. The arrangement seemingly worked well for 15 years. The two friends remained as close as ever, with their families sharing children’s events and major holidays. Carol trusted her friend completely and gave her unrestricted access to… Continue Reading Take these steps to protect yourself from employee theft

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We ain’t the janitors, man

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We’re rising up in protest. Now that the marketing department is foisting all of their mediocre social media campaigns on us, the information technology department is lashing out through grimacing, sighing loudly and sending tersely worded emails. This habit that the marketing department has of “growing bored” with their tech projects has got to stop.… Continue Reading We ain’t the janitors, man

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Since April 15 fell on a Sunday, and the District of Columbia celebrates Emancipation Day on April 16, Americans didn’t have to file their income taxes this year until April 17. Don’t you feel lucky? I don’t. As both a taxpayer and an economist, our tax system ranks as a bewildering, frustrating mess. Not only… Continue Reading Roll a seven for a rational, pro-growth tax system

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Money and faith

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We have heard about Tim Tebow and the merging of faith and sports. Is he going too far? Did Jesus really help him win games for the Broncos? What will happen now in New York? We have heard about the religious views of politicians and the merging of faith and politics. Should we care if… Continue Reading Money and faith

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Our marketplace is volatile and constantly changing. The speed and complexity of changes that affect our businesses is only increasing. To lead our organizations in this environment requires a leadership culture that rests on solid ground, fully engages the workforce and their creativity, and can adapt and adjust to the many twists and turns of… Continue Reading Collaborative governance: The key to leadership trust

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How to get what you want from tech projects

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Right now there are two poor fellows in my office sanding all the paint off the bookcase they painted for me last week. They have to start over from scratch because they made the same mistake that a lot of software development teams make: The sales person/project manager screwed over the technicians. And I can… Continue Reading How to get what you want from tech projects

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Book Review: “For Better or For Work”

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by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg Your boss can be such a tyrant. He makes you labor extra hours; in fact, he thinks it’s natural that work has consumed your life. He’s a workaholic and believes you are, too. He’s obsessed with the biz, hopes you’re the same and by the way, he’s your spouse, so now… Continue Reading Book Review: “For Better or For Work”

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