Monthly Archives: March 2012

Affordable Healthcare Act – Healing a Broken System

Here are a few of pretty scary statistics: a) 10,000 people die each year in the United States due to a lack of health insurance. b) 1 in 5 bankruptcies is a “medical bankruptcy”. c) Health insurance premiums have risen five … Continue reading

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ON THE RUN…FROM JURY DUTY?

I was driving home on the freeway the other day when I heard this story on the radio about the crazy scheme a woman (Susan Cole) had in order to avoid jury duty.  It turns out that this woman not … Continue reading

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BOUNTY-GATE AND WHAT EVERY EMPLOYEE CAN LEARN FROM IT

A story broke recently that detailed how former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator; Gregg Williams was offering financial rewards or bounties on certain opposing players. According to the NFL this operation offered improper cash bonuses to players for either knocking … Continue reading

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NEGOTIATION IN THE BIG LEAGUES

The sports world was treated recently to a world-class lesson in stealth negotiation tactics.  In case you’ve been hiding under a rock or are just not a pro football fan, Peyton Manning is prepared to sign with the Denver Broncos. … Continue reading

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American Citizens: Dumb and Dumber?

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about a research project completed by Cornell University psychologist David Dunning and colleague Justin Kruger that seems to indicate that American’s are too dumb for democracy to thrive.  Or at least that we are … Continue reading

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Jobs Returning to America?

  The other day during the State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned the fact that the company, Master Lock is trying to bring more jobs back from overseas if the economic conditions are right.  Apparently labor and logistics … Continue reading

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How Google Maps Saved A Company From Potential Theft

I used to work for a company that rented, leased and sold test and measurement equipment.  This equipment could run in value from the inexpensive (a couple of hundred dollars) up to six figures.  As such, you can definitely understand … Continue reading

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10 Of The Biggest Commercial Debt Collection Obstacles(Part 1)

Cash flow is the live blood of any business enterprise. More important than revenue, more important than profit, cash flow can and often does, represent the difference between success and failure. Business owners face challenges on a daily basis. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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10 Of The Biggest Commercial Debt Collection Obstacles(Part 2)

As I stated in my last blog post, cash flow is the live blood of any business enterprise. It is more important than revenue, more important than profit, cash flow can and often does, represent the difference between success and … Continue reading

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