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The Colonization of Local-Business Main Street by Corporate America

An insightful correspondent recently remarked on the striking transition of American neighborhoods from commercial districts dominated by locally owned businesses to streets lined with look-alike outlets of Corporate America. This transition is so obvious that few even comment on it, … Continue reading

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The Managerial/ Professional Class Is Burning Out

If you work for Corporate America in a managerial or professional capacity, you know all about burnout, because you see it all around you or are experiencing it yourself. Readers describe what they are seeing in the top ranks of … Continue reading

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All Hail Our New Lord and Master, the Stock Market

The all-powerful Federal Reserve is a mere minion of the stock market, a kitten absurdly claiming in public to be a tiger. If the market threatens to drop, the Fed quickly prostrates itself and does the bidding of its Lord … Continue reading

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The Changing World of Work 5: “Human Robots” and High-Level Skills

A diploma by itself does not create value; only experiential skills create value. While it is impossible to summarize the job market in a vast, dynamic economy, we can say that the key to any job is creating value. That … Continue reading

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The Changing World of Work 3: “Full-Stack” Skills

More important than being a full-stack employee is owning a full stack of skills. My longtime friend G.F.B. sent me an article on the emerging value of tech-savvy generalists: The full-stack employee by Chris Messina: Nearly two years after I … Continue reading

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