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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Are you overwhelmed at work? Last year, the most popular chapter in Deloitte University Press’ Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report was titled, “the overwhelmed employee.” It’s not all that hard to understand when you consider just these facts from the 2015 report: Are you overwhelmed at work? Last year, the most popular chapter in Deloitte University Press’ Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report was titled, “the overwhelmed employee.” It’s not all that hard to understand when you consider just…

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What does Freedom Mean to You?

What does Freedom Mean to You?

I visited the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans yesterday. I thought it was appropriate as we approach our 239th year of Independence. It is a remarkable 6 hour tour and should be at the top of any to do list when visiting NOLA.The museum provides overwhelming context to all of the planning, effort and lives it took to win the war. As I tried to digest all of the information I was haunted by my conscience with a question…

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Internet of Everything

Internet of Everything

​ Has your car joined the internet of everything? Auto buyers have mixed feelings about cars and connectivity. A McKinsey & Company survey found that more than 25 percent of participating car buyers in Brazil, China, Germany, and the United States prioritized automobile connectivity ahead of traditional features like engine power and fuel efficiency. Thirteen percent wouldn’t even consider purchasing a vehicle unless it had Internet access. At the other end of the spectrum, 37 percent of respondents said they…

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Before you know it – thanks to smart phones, tablets, and wireless technology – your home will be connected to the Internet of Things. Sure, home automation costs a few shekels, but just imagine it! You could be the envy of Jane Jetson, receiving text messages from your slow cooker, giving voice commands to water the lawn, and using a smart phone app to open the locks on your door.1 Home automation could help you: Save money on heating and…

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Is a higher minimum wage good for business?

Is a higher minimum wage good for business?

Changing wages. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25. However, last week, the Los Angeles city council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. The increase will be implemented gradually between 2015 and 2020. It is hoped higher wages for minimum wage workers will help address cost-of-living issues that affect LA’s poorer residents, according to The Economist. Continue Reading

Seeking New Sensations

Seeking New Sensations

​When do you have a duchenne smile? According to Martin Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Authentic Happiness, the Duchenne is a genuine smile, typically accompanied by eye crinkling, and it demonstrates real happiness. The alternative, the Pan American, is a counterfeit smile. It may be the one we employ in exasperating customer service situations. The point is: When we are truly happy, our smiles are genuine. Continue Reading

Good answer US!

Good answer US!

How do you define investment success? The Natixis 2014 Global Survey of Individual Investors offered some interesting insight into the mindsets of investors in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and the United States who participated in the study. There was some good news and some bad news. First, the bad news: Continue Reading

Boomers are not the only game in town

Boomers are not the only game in town

​It’s a millennial thing. Sure, you know China surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest economy, but did you know the millennial generation surpassed the baby boomers to become the largest generation here in America? According to Pew Research, there were about 75.3 million millennials (born from 1981 to 1997) at the end of 2014 and about 74.9 million baby boomers (born from 1946 to 1964). Continue Reading

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

​ #make it happen! International Women’s Day (IWD) was on March 8. It celebrated the economic, social, and political achievements of women in countries around the world. The United Nations explained IWD “is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” Continue Reading

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