Greece Loses 17,000 Jobs in July, Most Since 2001


Via translation from Libre Mercado, The Greek Economy Lost 17,000 Jobs in July, the Worst Result Since 2001. According to the local press, Greece destroyed about 17,000 jobs in July, the worst result since 2001.

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Did Ukraine Shoot Down Passenger Plane? They Did Once Before: SA Flight 1812 Erroneously Downed by Ukraine in 2001


The only other civilian airliner to have been shot down over Ukrainian airspace was the Siberian Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk in 2001. Moments ago a Malaysian BA 777 Passenger Jet Crashed in Ukraine. 280 passengers and 15 crew were killed.

Real Median Earnings for Men at 1971 Level, Women at 2001 Level; Household Income at 1996 Level; What About the War on Poverty?


If you are looking for evidence that QE has done anything to improve income for the bottom half of the nation you will not find it in data released today from the Census Bureau. Please consider the census report on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2014.

Consultant Ninja: New FAIL: Management Consulting Blog

Consultant Ninja

The new Vault represents the first major redesign of the site since 2001. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman. Wednesday, July 8, 2009. New FAIL.

Afghanistan: What the Hell Are We Doing?


The US invaded Afghanistan in October of 2001. US troops have been in the country ever since. That’s 16 years. Have we made any progress? President Obama promised to get US troop out of Afghanistan. He failed. Now, President Trump wants to send more troops to Afghanistan. What the hell are we doing? more…). Economics


Deals That Win


That's the conclusion of Strategy&'s recent study of 540 major global deals in nine industries announced between 2001 and 2012. Focusing on targets that leverage one's capabilities provides the greatest chance of M&A success.

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A Tribute to a Strengths Legend: Chip Anderson

Leadership Vision Consulting

When I started working with the StrengthsFinder assessment tool in 2001, I had the extreme privilege of studying and learning about the tool from one of the people who was there with Donald Clifton at the beginning of the strengths movement, Dr. Chip Anderson.

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How Robots Will Change the Future of Marketing

Henry DeVries

But forget those sci-fi images of your marketing robots running amuck, like HAL in Arthur Clarke’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” (“I am afraid I can’t do that direct marketing project, Dave.”). According to my buddy and fellow author, the marketing cyborgs are coming. Some are already here. Don’t fear the robots. Typically,

The End of Two-Speed IT


Yet management often viewed these methods—based on principles set out in 2001 in the Agile Manifesto—as untested and maybe even a bit wonky. Article Friday, August 12, 2016.

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Medtech Companies Need to Transform While Times Are Still Good


The medical technology (medtech) sector of the health care industry has been highly attractive to investors for more than a decade, delivering total shareholder returns of nearly 350% between 2001 and 2015. Focus Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Review: McKinsey- Digital America’s Tale of the “Haves” and “Have Mores”

Consultants Mind

But it took 15 months to restore lost jobs after the 1991 recession, 39 months after 2001, and 43 months after 2008. McKinsey published a 120 page report on the digitization of America here (2.6Mb).

Mexico Blames China for "Frankly Perverse" Currency Wars Then Joins Mad Intervention Party


One-Way Trip Lower Every rally in the Mexican peso vs the US dollar has failed since 2001. In April of 2001, it took 8.91 The Peso is now worth about half what it was fourteen years ago. Mexican pesos to buy 1 US dollar. Now it takes 17.92. That's a decline of just over 50%.

Majority of Greeks Now Say Euro Has Harmed Greece


A majority of adults in the country -- 55% -- said in a poll conducted May 14-June 16 that they think converting from the Greek drachma to the euro in 2001 has harmed Greece, while one-third (34%) said the common currency has benefited the country.

Why The US Presidential-Transition Process Should Start Now


Throughout most of the spring of 2001, while the US economy was spiraling into the post-dot-com recession, President George W. Article Monday, September 26, 2016.

Top Five Lessons Learned from My 16 Years as an “Interim VP Marketing”

Women in Consulting

:: Since founding my consulting company in 2001, I’ve been serving Silicon Valley CEOs as an interim VP marketing. Usually they are running smallish companies and either haven’t yet brought a full-time VP marketing on board or they just lost their VP marketing for some reason.

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Mistaking the Wood for the Trees

Tom Spencer

In 2001, Borders Group outsourced its online store to Amazon because its own fledgling online efforts were seen as a distraction from its core bricks-and-mortar retail business. The business model is how you get paid, but the business is why you get paid.

Consultant Ninja: Friedman Billings Ramsey and Tom Peters.

Consultant Ninja

It wasnt until 2001 that he admitted that he made up most of the data in the book. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja. Management Consultant | Excel Jockey | Slide Monkey | Corporate Insurgent | One-Eyed Man in the Valley of the Blind Mckinsey | Bain | BCG | Booz | Oliver Wyman.

Pending Home Sales Rise First Time in 9 Months, Down 7.9% From Year Ago


Below 2001 Level Actual new home sales down 14.5% The Wall Street Journal reports Pending Home Sales Up 3.4% in March , the first rise in nine months. Facts and Figures Pending sales up 3.4% from February Pending sales down 7.9% from year ago Index 2.6% Wishful Thinking In the wishful thinking department, Gennadiy Goldberg, U.S.

Canadian Recession Coming Up: Yield Curve Inverts Following Unexpected Rate Cut; Loonie at Six-Year Low


However, the dollar is a lot weaker than its Canadian counterpart compared to late 2001. Currency wars pick up steam today with still more unexpected central bank actions. Please consider Canadian Central Bank Unexpectedly Lowers Interest Rates.

It’s Powerful – Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Martinka Consulting

I always recommend the book, The Secrets of Word-of-Mouth Marketing by George Silverman (Amacom, 2001). We hear a lot about word-of-mouth marketing, so, what exactly is it. Here’s an example. In January we got a Hurom slow juicer and started making great juices at least once a day. In February my cousin Katie, and Ross, visited from Arizona and had one of our juices. They both bought a similar juicer. In July two of my wife’s high school friends visited her at our cabin.

Kerry Heads to Ukraine; McCain Proposes U.S. Missiles in Czech Republic


People who identified themselves as ethnic Russian comprise 59 percent of Crimea’s population of about 2 million, with 24 percent Ukrainian and 12 percent Tatar, according to 2001 census data. In a symbolic but otherwise useless move, Kerry Heads to Ukraine as West Seeks Response to Russia Threat. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Ukraine today as western leaders seek to respond to Russia seizing control of the eastern European country’s Black Sea region of Crimea.

Canada Recession Signals: Retail Sales Unexpectedly Dip; Loonie Sinks; Bank of Canada Ponders Easing; Yield Curve Inversion


to the dollar from 2001 to 2007, and again in 2011. Despite having a massive property bubble, the Bank of Canada discussed cutting rates on Wednesday to stimulate the economy. A rate cutting move is even more likely now, as retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.1%

Serendipity Can Be Huge

Martinka Consulting

In 2001 Tom Brady became the New England Patriots starting quarterback when Drew Bledsoe was injured. It’s not just being in the right place at the right time, it’s capitalizing on it. In 1925 New York Yankees first baseman Wally Pipp sat out a game with a headache and his substitute was Lou Gehrig, who went on to set a then-record by playing in 2,130 consecutive games.

Full of Bull: Wall Street Analysts' S&P 500 Predicted Gains vs. Actual Gains 2001-2015


Data prior to 2001 was for the Dow. Analyzing the Forecasters How overoptimistic are Wall Street forecasts year in and year out? Salil Mehta, business statistics professor at Georgetown University addresses that question on his " Statistical Ideas " blog: Strategists Full of Bull. Mehta collected 186 public forecasts from 1998-2015 of the annual ritual of making market projections for the year ahead.

How we watch video now

Seth Godin Blog

Forty years ago, Stanley Kubrick showed us 2001. The first 90 seconds are without dialogue and solid black. It''s hard to imagine that working as the intro to a YouTube video today.    Instead, our finger is on the mouse trigger, ready to leave in a moment.

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What's Fueling Customer Complaints with Airlines

1 to 1

Yet customer complaints are at their highest levels since 2001, according to the 2016 Airline Quality Rating report. More flights are arriving on time while airlines are losing fewer bags and fewer passengers are getting bumped from flights. The report, released on April 4, found that while the percentage of flights that arrived on time in 2015 rose from 76.2 percent in 2014 to 79.9 percent last year, customers were most frustrated with problem flights, including cancellations and delays.

Daring to Lead 2006

The Nonprofit Consultant

We've heard much of this before - this report is a follow-up to their 2001 Daring to Lead - but the numbers are updated, and some of the recommendationsn are fresh. In both 2001 and 2006, 75% of executive directors reported that they were planning on leaving their position within five years. Download both, the 2001 and 2006 Daring to Lead reports from CompassPoint's web site.

Dispirited Buyers: Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Dive 2.5 Percent


An index of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity during 2001, which was the first year to be examined. By coincidence, the volume of existing-home sales in 2001 fell within the range of 5.0 The Pending Home Sales Index declined 2.5% in November. Economists, who are generally surprised by everything, were caught off guard once again.

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Millennials Surpass Boomers: Why are They Still in the Basement? Eight Reasons; Attitudes and Pendulums


Millennials Overtake Boomers According to Pew Research Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers this year.

Deflationary Pressures Mount: Export Prices Sink 1.1%, Import Prices Sink 1.2%


percent, since 2001. Deflationary Pressures Mount Export and import prices continued the collapse today according to the latest BLS Data. Export prices fell 1.1%, over double the Econoday consensus estimate of -0.5% and also lower then the lowest economist's forecast of -0.8%.

Reflections on "A Moral Obscenity": How Long Ago Was a War Against Syria Decided?


Pentagon Had Plan in 2001 to Attack Seven Countries in Five Years, Including Syria. Wesley Clark Says Pentagon Had Plan in 2001 to Attack Seven Countries in Five Years. Secretary of State John Kerry says the use of chemical weapons in Syria is " a moral obscenity ".

Existing Home Sales Down 4.8%, Decline More Than Expected; "Still Healthy and Trending Higher" Says Bloomberg - Let's Investigate


Existing Home Sales in Number of Units click on any chart for sharper image For several years prior to and shortly after the 2001 recession, existing home sales were trending at about 5.2 Existing Home Sales Decline More Than Expected Existing home sales in August dipped 4.8%

Strong Home Sales? Price Mismatch?


New vs. Existing Home Sales New vs. Existing Home Sales Detail Comparison Existing home sales are now back to a level first seen in 2001. Economists are bubbly over home sales, especially existing home sales that came in at the top end of the Bloomberg Consensus range of 5.3

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Milestones in Bond Insanity: Negative 10-Year Yield on Swiss Bonds, Mexico Sells 100-Year Bonds Denominated in Euros; Are 1000-Year Bonds Next?


Euros vs. Mexican Pesos Analyzing the Risk In April of 2001 one euro bought 7.7 Had Mexico done this transaction in 2001, it would be 52% in the hole on the currency move alone.

Afghanistan a How-To Lesson in Perfect Stupidity: 54,000 Paid Ghosts, Vanishing Firearms, Warlord Protection Rackets


Senior members of the Afghan government have accrued vast wealth since 2001 including members of President Karzai’s family. Thank president Bush, vice president Dick Cheney, and president Obama for working together to create a how-to map of perfect foreign policy stupidity. The Telegraph has details in Afghanistan has cost more to rebuild than Europe after Second World War American taxpayers have provided £61.5

Thoughts on PwC’s Booz Purchase

Tom Spencer

Back in 2001, Enron collapsed in spectacular fashion and Arthur Andersen , Enron’s auditor of 16 years, was implicated in the accounting scandal and ultimately went out of business. The deal will almost certainly result in post-merger headaches .

Don't Like the Rules? Then Ignore Them: Shoot First, Ask Questions Later


Yet one of the main authorities Obama is relying on for avoiding Congress is the 2001 wellspring of the war on terrorism he advocated repealing only last year, a document known as the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) that few think actually applies to Isis. In politics, if you don''t like the rules, you ignore them. This philosophy only works if you are big enough and powerful enough to get away with it. I have some recent examples.

Terrorists Won the War on Terror; 74% of Pakistanis View US as Enemy, 60% Have No Confidence in Obama


After the first two shots of the War on Terror on September 11, 2001, the first major battle of the war occurred, and was lost, on October 26, 2001. Eric Tillberg, writer on Policy Mic says The War On Terror is Over, and the Terrorists Won.

Argentinian Peso in Massive Slide; Argentina’s Bonds Decline on Plan to Offer Local-Law Swap


billion to holders of debt defaulted on in 2001 or reach a settlement before resuming payments on restructured notes. In June, the US Supreme Court ruled that Argentina Cannot Selectively Default on a small group of hold-outs demanding full payment on otherwise restructured government bonds.

Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business

New research, led by a team from McKinsey Global Institute in cooperation with FCLT Global , found that companies that operate with a true long-term mindset have consistently outperformed their industry peers since 2001 across almost every financial measure that matters. By our measures, companies that were managed for the long term added nearly 12,000 more jobs on average than their peers from 2001 to 2015.