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

MishTalk

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. It's no wonder Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras wanted elections now rather than later. He does not want the grim news of job losses and austerity to hit when he is more vulnerable. Tsipras' problem may well be that he is too late.

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

MishTalk

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. Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 Please consider the fate of Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 crashed over the Black Sea on 4 October 2001, en route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Novosibirsk, Russia. Moments ago a Malaysian BA 777 Passenger Jet Crashed in Ukraine. 280 passengers and 15 crew were killed.

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

MishTalk

Earnings of Men vs. Women - Fulltime Workers Earnings Progress The female-to-male earnings ratio is at an all-time high of 79 percent Real median earnings of male fulltime workers is at a 1971 level Real median earnings of female fulltime workers is at a 2001 level By the way, those " real earnings " numbers assume you believe the government's measure of inflation that do not the rise in home prices or property taxes.

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Consultant Ninja: New Vault.com 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 Vault.com FAIL.

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The opportunity to be wrong

Seth Godin Blog

The executives at Decca that turned down the Beatles, the CEO at Digital who said that no one would ever need to have a computer in their home, and the reviewers that didn’t like the movie 2001. History is filled with examples of people who made errors in judgment.

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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,

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4 Steps to Develop More Motivation

Organizational Talent Consulting

2001). We all have experienced a lack of motivation at work. It's not that something is too difficult, but we procrastinate. How do some employees seem to develop the motivation to change while others struggle to start or persevere? Intentions without actions are only aspirations.

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How to Use Reflection to Bring Out Your Best in the New Year

Organizational Talent Consulting

2001). Can you imagine not opening a gift you were given? Each new year offers an advantage of perspective - through reflection only created by time.

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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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We Remember

Chad Barr

September 11, 2001. On September 11, 2001, I realized how precious life is and how quickly it all changed. Photo by: Chad Barr. I had brought my entire team to Las Vegas for a leadership growth experience that concluded that fateful morning.

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The Secret of a Thriving Company Culture

Organizational Talent Consulting

2001). Have you ever sat in a meeting and wondered where the discussion was going or what was happening? Maybe the point being made seemed questionable, or the actions of others were divisive.

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TED’s Chris Anderson on the Power of Ideas and Openness

BCG

Chris Anderson, a former journalist and entrepreneur, acquired TED through his nonprofit foundation in 2001 and has continually pushed the boundaries of the possible. Video Monday, May 09, 2016. TED is accustomed to upsetting conventional wisdom. In 2006, the organization began posting free online videos of talks that attendees of its conferences paid handsomely to hear.

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Q&A with Bill Supple

Brimstone Consulting

We built a very respected outdoor brand in North America where Mammut only had a small presence before our work starting in 2001. Q&A with Bill Supple. Bill Supple discusses building Mammut in North America, and the importance of valuing people and experiences.

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Deals That Win

Strategy+Business

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. In fact, the overall premium for capabilities-driven deals above other types of deals -- identified as "limited fit" deals -- was a 14.2 percent compound annual growth rate.

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Leadership Habit Jailbreak: Overcoming 5 Common Objections

Organizational Talent Consulting

2001). Most leaders want to become better leaders. But it’s normal to have objections and doubts about investing in developing better leadership habits.

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The End of Two-Speed IT

BCG

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. Back in 2012, as established companies began to make a serious push into digital, BCG advocated a concept known as “two speed IT.” It was something of a compromise—a very necessary one. If IT organizations were going to support digital initiatives, they needed to work in faster, more flexible, more collaborative ways.

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Medtech Companies Need to Transform While Times Are Still Good

BCG

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. In the first few years of the 2000s—the golden age for medtech—sales grew by double digits. But sales growth has leveled off considerably in recent years and now hovers at around 4%.

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4 Ways Leaders Keep Hope Alive In Uncertain Times

Organizational Talent Consulting

White-Zappa, B (2001). Did you wake up this morning looking forward to work? Work plays a significant role in the lives of over 165 million Americans. In a study of 10,000 employees over three years, Gallup sought to understand the emotional needs of engaged and committed followers.

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

MishTalk

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%. Perverse" Currency Wars A slide in the price of oil and a perception the US economy is relatively strong are as much to blame for the recent slide in the peso as China.

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Majority of Greeks Now Say Euro Has Harmed Greece

MishTalk

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.

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Three Slightly Ranty Thoughts on “Back” to Normal

Johanna Rothman

I wrote an article in 2001: Crisis? All kinds of people are talking about “back” to normal. However, I see several problems: Many of those same people think there's a talent shortage. Management can't hire people for the same salaries they used to pay.).

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A Fuller Picture of Special Services: A Critique of the Big Four

Tom Spencer

The most glaring examples for this are major accounting scandals, like the 2001 bankruptcy of Enron, the United States’ 6 th largest publicly listed company, which also brought about the collapse of accountancy-firm Arthur Andersen, the precursor of Accenture.

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

MishTalk

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.

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Are You A Future-Ready Leader?

Organizational Talent Consulting

2001). Effective leaders are good learners. And a huge knowledge and skill shift that is looming will serve as a leadership validation test. Innovations are changing the nature of work, and many jobs are getting disrupted by process automation and robotics.

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Consultancy as a Prism of Change

Tom Spencer

It is possibly no coincidence that a number of consulting firms have referred to it, most recently in 2001, when a consulting firm called ‘Newton’ entered the market. A management consultant is someone who is consulted on difficult business issues.

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

MishTalk

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.

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Why The US Presidential-Transition Process Should Start Now

BCG

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. Bush had to make do with a leadership team in the Department of the Treasury that was missing many key players, including assistant secretaries, under secretaries, and the chief legal counsel.

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

MishTalk

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.

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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.

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

MishTalk

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. Canada’s dollar sank the most in more than three years after the central bank unexpectedly cut interest rates, saying crude oil’s collapse will slow inflation and weigh on the economy.

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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.

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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.

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Dispirited Buyers: Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Dive 2.5 Percent

MishTalk

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

MishTalk

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

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11 Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Brimstone Consulting

September 11, 2001 is an inflection point – there was life before the terrorist attacks and there is life after them. We are at an infection point; our future and the future of work will not be a return to the status quo.

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

MishTalk

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.

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

MishTalk

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% in August vs. an expected gain of 0.3%. In response, the Loonie Plunges to Lowest Level Since March. The loonie is on pace for the biggest weekly decline since May as the data add to concern about Canada’s economy.

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Afghanistan: What the Hell Are We Doing?

MishTalk

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

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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. Not only that, but instead of leaning forward, we''ve got our shields set to level 7, wary of what''s to come. As the video begins, a series of questions arise, unbidden: Who sent me here? What do I expect?

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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. AT first glance, business and charity appear quite different. Many business professors and executives will tell you that business is all about increasing sales, reducing costs, and creating future growth.

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