December 2013

Learning Aptitude Lessons From Government Mistakes

Costly Lack of Knowledge In 2006, headlines blazed across the New York Times newspaper: Army admits design flaws in New Orleans levee system. The Army Corps of Engineers and several outside engineering panels found extensive flaws in the design, construction, and maintenance of the levee system, according to the report numbering more than 6,100 pages. And […]

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Business Lessons from 2 TV Show Plotlines

The Big Valley This 1960s western can be found in reruns on nostalgia TV, and a particular episode had me shaking my head ran recently. You what had happened was… a large Berkeley holding, a Gold mine flooded and the solution is for a family member to travel across country to a government auction to buy […]

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Baby Boom

Entrepreneurial Lessons from Film & TV Failure to look before leaping is a common theme often played for laughs in Hollywood. Consider J.C.Wyatt graduates from the top of her class at Harvard with an MBA. She develops a reputation as a savvy businesswoman, and climbs the corporate ladder in New York. But she’s forced out […]

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Motherhood & Self-Employment

Why Some U.S. Moms Choose to Leave traditional 9-5 Jobs Much has been written for decades about support and family friendly policies in the U.S. or lack thereof. And lists featuring family support systems in European and Scandinavian countries often leave the U.S in the dust by comparison. Now in Maxed Out: American Moms on […]

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Music Business Pitfalls

I Want my Name Back! How many times will this story be told but the lessons not learned? PBS host Tavis Smiley recently asked this question of Master Gee, one of the original founders of the internationally known Sugar Hill Gang, who lost the rights to their music and generated millions of dollars for the people […]

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela– Madiba.

Go Well, Great Leader Hits: 83

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