Work: It’s Not a Four Letter Word

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Work can be a four-letter word in our culture. Pundits demagogue against successful businesses, and demonize the one-percent as “financial parasites” said to be profiting unfairly. Charitable and non-profit work is extolled often as a better way to help a community. But in truth, if you want to change the world, consider starting a business […]

Six Steps to Kick-Start Your Career After College

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I recently was asked to write an article for giving advice to college grads on how to transition into the workforce and jump start their careers. Working with college students around the country and with placement agencies, these are the six key steps that I have learned make a huge difference. I hope you […]

How to Win the Game of Loans


Too many graduates will exchange their Cap and Gown after graduation for a ball and chain, debt that will follow them around like the proverbial weights hung on Jacob Marley in Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carole.” Today, about seven in 10 college graduates leave school with debt, averaging $30,000. But it is the other three […]

How the Great Recession of 2008 Ushered in a New Part-Time Economy

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There is no doubt about it, the Great Recession of 2008 changed things forever. In 2013 77% of all jobs created in the United States were part-time. In 2014 48% of all graduating college students were still unemployed six months after graduation. We are living in a new part-time or “freelancer” economy. To thrive and […]

What if more employers acted like George Bailey?

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I was recently asked during a radio interview what employers could do to show greater loyalty to employees and to build a culture of long-term employment and commitment from their staff. In this part-time economy that is growing at a rapid rate since the Great Recession of 2008 many media outlets think it is people […]