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Category Archives: Change

The Economy is on the Mend

February 26, 2009 at 03:02

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I’m ready to place my bet. The economy is on the mend. How do I know? Well, there are no eye witnesses, but there is so much evidence.

An Intro to Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) – Ideas Worth Spreading

February 18, 2009 at 03:35

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Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) is an annual conference that brings in many leading thinkers of today. It puts them on stage for a speech of about 18 minutes. It is an “I have arrived” moment for many of these thought leaders. Here is what it says on the TED homepage:

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design.
It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds.

Education is Getting an Overdue National Review

February 16, 2009 at 22:01

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Over the past three months I’ve really noticed an increase in media directed towards the needs to the US education system. The decline in prominence of the US over the last 18 months coupled with the financial crises has motivated people too look at root causes. And the root cause many are concluding is a lack in education prioritization.

Much of the wealth created over the last 100 years in the US has been attributed to the across the board schooling that took place between 1900 and 1960. This created better skilled workers, which improved productivity, which raised the buying power of the middle class.

20 Ideas for 2009 from the HBR

January 29, 2009 at 04:30

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The Future is Bright – R & openFrameworks

January 23, 2009 at 04:06

Ben Leeson

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Stanley Bing is a writer for Fortune.com. He provides a business viewpoint with a crusty tint to it. It is fun to read. The other day he wrote about a time when he was young. Several classmates went with him to see a farm and the they learned a life lesson – chickens run around […]

President Obama and My Four Components to the Future

January 19, 2009 at 04:43

Ben Leeson

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This blog has really helped develop my sense of the economic future or at least a future I would like to see. It has four components to it. Two are tactical and very achievable and two are conceptual and high level.

They are:
Energy Innovation
Health Care Efficiency
Information Value
People Insight

I try to hit on these topics as much as I can as they related to the working world. For instance, I believe Energy Innovation and Health Care Efficiency are two areas ready to explode in growth.

President Obama is Making 30 Year Decisions

January 12, 2009 at 05:14

Ben Leeson

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Jocelyn Noveck wrote a piece for the AP this weekend (1/11/08) called In Obama, many see an end to the baby boomer era. She writes how President-Elect Obama, although technically a baby boomer, represents something different as President. Here is an excerpt to say it better: He’s an example of a new pragmatism: idealistic but […]

On the Cusp?

January 6, 2009 at 23:08

Ben Leeson

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We are the cusp of something very important. The media is starting to write more positive economic stories and less gloom and doom. I don’t have any facts to back this up except for general observation, but I stand by this statement. For instance, over the weekend I saw two stories about how 2009 might be better than you think and three stories about innovation, intellectual property, and a growing post Katrina New Orleans.

Strange Decision by the NY Times

December 22, 2008 at 03:26

Ben Leeson

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I just caught up on some reading that I’ve neglected. One writer I like is Marci Alboher. She authors a blog for the NY Times called Shifting Careers. Since my blog is about work, I tend to check out other blogs that are similar in nature.

Trying Times for the Profession of Recruiting

December 18, 2008 at 03:34

Ben Leeson

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This is one of the most trying times for the profession of recruiting. There is the obvious reason – income is tight so hiring is tight. But there is also the cultural ramifications of the current situation. For instance, a writer that reflects the Generation Y opinion, Nadira A. Hira, is stating in a piece […]