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New Study:  Talent Matters More than Ever

New Study: Talent Matters More than Ever

Conor Doughtery of the Wall Street Journal has a piece on a new study that suggests areas with better educated workforces are faring better in this “new normal.” Jonathan Rothwell, a Brookings researcher who worked on the study, said metropolitan areas with the highest education levels were doing better than those with lower educational levels […]

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Coping with Gen Y in the Workplace

Coping with Gen Y in the Workplace

We’ve posted about this before.  The Wall Street Journal‘s Leslie Kwoh has a look at how organizations are adapting to Gen Y (aka millennials) in the workforce: A 2010 Pew Research study found that while baby boomers—generally born between 1946 and 1964—cited work ethic, respectfulness, and morals as their defining qualities, millennials chose technology, music […]

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Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Now, I am not a big fan of Google and believe much of what passes as innovation in the consumer IT sector is empty bells and whistles.  But there is something to be said for the impact that the continual reinvention of business models has on the rest of us.  The Wall Street Journal has […]

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Big US Corporations Stronger than Ever. . . Still Not Hiring

Big US Corporations Stronger than Ever. . . Still Not Hiring

This from the Wall Street Journal: Deep cost cutting during the downturn and caution during the recovery put the [S&P 500]companies on firmer financial footing, helping them to outperform the rest of the economy and gather a greater share of the nation’s income. The rebound is reflected in the stock market, with the Dow Jones […]

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Can Social Media Improve Leadership Skills?

Can Social Media Improve Leadership Skills?

That’s the question being addressed Alexandra Samuel over at the Wall Street Journal.  A few tips she offers: Create a Leadership Dashboard Don’t just monitor the Web for intelligence about your business and brand; mine it for ideas, news and research that will help you develop as a leader. Use iGoogle, Google Reader or an […]

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Suddenly it’s 1978 All Over Again

Suddenly it’s 1978 All Over Again

It must be time to break out the mood rings and platform shoes.  The Wall Street Journal reports that the nascent recovery could be threatened by a spike in oil prices. Prices at the pump have risen sharply in recent weeks. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has jumped 13.5 cents to […]

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