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Missing leadership?

We seem to be missing a leader. Well, that is what the word is lately from many of our president’s critics. What might trouble him is that several voices which were not among... read more...


Training budgets

Suppose your job is to train people. To do certain work at your company. And suppose you use various exams. To find out how well they are trained. Your company puts $200,000 ... read more...


Billions in waste

Bulletin: Billions in Waste Uncovered in Federal Government. Yawwwwwwnnnn. The government’s own sleuths reported this week they have discovered massive waste in Washington. ... read more...


The guilt trip

Suppose you own a one-person business. Perhaps you do. You are a hairdresser. Or maybe a plumber. Or an electrician. Or you repair computers. And suppose your phone rings ton... read more...


He has the courage

Some people want New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run for the White House. For a simple reason: He has the guts to tell it like it is. He sees a problem many politicians... read more...


Don’t confuse me with facts

Al Gore is the driver who refuses to stop to ask directions. “Honey, we were supposed to be in Syracuse ten hours ago. The last sign we passed said Cincinnati five miles ahea... read more...


The problem is mandates

The rhetoric from Washington this week inspired this thought: Our biggest national problem is the same problem your school board faces. It’s the same problem you may have face... read more...


The man is a lunatic

What have been your thoughts about the murders out west? The shoot-up where the congresswoman suffered a bullet through her brain? Did you buy into any of the theories floate... read more...


A different sort of name

How about the next time we name a bridge we try a different sort of name. As you know we love to name bridges after politicians. We name highways after them. Along with parks... read more...


How are things looking?

How are things looking these days? On Wall Street they look not too bad. That is because stock investors like profits. Not only the profits they make buying and selling stock... read more...


To level the playing field

Here are a few embarrassing questions for many of us: What are taxes for? Why do we tax anybody? These embarrass because they spur many of us to answer “To level the playing ... read more...


The Marauder Bowl

There may be money in this for you. You see, our president has just reversed U.S. policy.  He now says the U.S. supports a UN declaration on the rights of “indigenous people.... read more...


'Tis the season

‘Tis the season for recognizing people for their kindness. You surely have seen and heard reports of many. Someone dropped a gold nugget into a Salvation Army kettle. A woman ... read more...


The age of fairy tales

The age of fairy tales has not passed. Indeed, historians may someday call these the Alice in Wonderland years. They may write about us as the generation that slipped through ... read more...


One sentence

If educators allowed me to add one sentence to school textbooks I would add one about jobs. Whenever the text got to the subject of businesses, I would add that sentence. I w... read more...



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