Travel For Work: Most Annoying Consulting Terms

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For some reason management consultants have developed their own set of corporate slang as they’ve migrated across the globe.  If you’ve worked as a consultant yourself or if you’ve had the great pleasure of having one latch onto your company for a period of time, then you may be familiar with some standard “consultant speak”. […]

Travel For Work: Should I Take a Job That Requires a lot of Travel?

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I work as a consultant and this is an excerpt on how a lot of people in my profession live.  At first it probably seems glamorous and exciting…always traveling on the companies dime, getting bumped up to first class on the regular, staying in hotels you’d never pay for yourself and eating at really expensive […]

Five Signs North Korea is Preparing for New Leadership

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When you want to find out what’s really happening in a country like North Korea, it’s not always a simple process.  The only media in the country is state regulated with information (and people) restricted and censored.  Aside from the slow movement of cell phones, DVD players, and the handful of people who get to […]

The School Lunch Debacle: What We’re Feeding Our Children

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This should be the most obvious statement in the world, “We feed our kids crap”.  All of us grew up on it and all of us hated having to force it down our throats every day at lunch time.  But the strangest thing is that we’ve all managed to forget about it.  Or maybe it […]

California’s Budget Cuts: Public Schools Take a Hit

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Last year we saw the private sector get hit hard with a stream of layoffs that sent the economy into a downward spiral.  Now this year we are seeing the ramifications of that in the public sector.  Here in California, it’s evident in the new state budget proposal.     In an attempt to drag California […]

The Peak Oil Myth: And The Search For Low Cost Energy

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Peak oil.  It refers to the maximum rate of oil that is being pumped out of the ground at any given time.  This commodity affects every aspect of our cushy lives, from our transport to our food supply to our consumer goods.  One might even go as far as to say that we are “dependent” […]

Will Google Leave China? A Battle Royal

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Like picking a fight with the biggest kid at school, Google has threatened to pull out of the Chinese market.  China is the worlds largest internet market and there are now concerns that the companies’ statements could affect their bottom line, not to mention adding fuel to an already tense relationship between the US and […]

Corporate Strategy in a Recession: Winners and Losers

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Goodbye 2009, it’s been real.  With a year full of layoffs, bankruptcies, and downsizing I hope everyone was able to make it out alive.  Now as the new year begins, it looks as if we just “might” be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if there’s one thing I’ve […]