Happy New Year to everyone.
This post is a summary of Working Thoughts thus far.
1st Blog Entry (originally posted on 6/26/07)
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company
in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I
graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR.
Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even
acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue
a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog
will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my
knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited
feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone
reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect
grammar and occasional misspelling.
This post is number 82. Here are some of the themes:
- Other work related blogs (Other Work Related Blogs (again))
- Job Stats (November 2007 Job Report Statistics, October Job Market Analysis, October Job Report Statistics, Job Report Statistics, and US Government Hiring?)
- Risk (Accepting Unconventional Risk, Age and Risk, and Risk Aversion)
- Education (Too Much Emphasis on Tests?, Teaching Teachers and Kids, Does College have a Future?, MBA Alternatives, Finding Perception, Type of Genius, At What Point Does It Stop Being Education?, When Discipline gets in the way and Why No Changes?)
- CEOs (CEO Pay, Next Generation CEO, What is Business Success?, The Next Management Stars: Divergence Generation, and Productivity Pays – The CEO)
- Recession (Consumer Spending Rises, It’s Not a Recession, But It Sure Feels Like It – Stats, and It’s Not a Recession, But It Sure Feels Like It)
- Innovation (A Green Revolution? and Economic Pessimism)
For 2008 I plan on continuing to provide job report numbers with analysis, post about risk, focus more on entrepreneurship, and continue to observe the work market with timely posts.