A catastrophe journal

Seth Godin Blog

Every time you’re sure you’ve blown it, completely blown it, that you’re certain you’re going to get disbarred, fired, demoted—becoming friendless, homeless and futureless—write it down in your Catastrophe Journal. Worth a try if you think it might help the way you talk to yourself (which is worse, certainly, than the way anyone else talks to you).

Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills


See also "How Journaling Can Help Leaders Achieve Their Goals Stepping away from the screen and putting pen to paper allows the brain to reflect, process, and find patterns.

Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills


Stepping away from the screen and putting pen to paper allows the brain to reflect, process, and find patterns

How Journaling Can Help Leaders Achieve Their Goals


For more insight, read "Journaling Can Boost Your Leadership Skills Tips for clarifying your thoughts and testing new ideas.

Pocketbook Theory – Mish vs. Wall Street Journal


On August 7, the Wall Street Journal showed results of a poll on voter discord. The Journal concluded “Voter Discord … Continue reading → Economics

How To Turn Bylined Trade Journal Articles Into Clients

Henry DeVries

Shutterstock To find clients, don’t waste money on a brochure. Better than any brochure are bylined how-to articles that appear in a publication or website that your target clients read. A byline is a printed line of text that identifies the author of an article. The master of helping people get bylined

Robo-Journalism Will Produce 1 Billion Web Stories in 2015 (This Isn't One of Them); McJournalism Coming Up


McJournalism Coming Up With that journalism backdrop, please consider You’ll be Sorry When the Robot Journalists Take Over by Irish Times writer Jennifer O’Connell. Until robots can do number two in a thought-provoking, educational, and random manner that encompasses minority and anti-establishment views, alternative journalism will survive. Replaced by a Robot I sometimes get asked what I am going to do when I am replaced by a robot.

The Consulting Blog’s new editor

Tom Spencer

Ashley was previously a Staff Writer for the NYU International Business Journal. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. The Consulting Blog’s new editor. by Tom Spencer on June 27, 2013 · 0 comments. in Management Consulting. INTRODUCING Ashley.

What's the Budget Ceiling Got to do With Me? - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Louis Business Journal sponsored a program for CFOs to discuss the current decisions in Washington and their impact on individuals and businesses. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. What’s the Budget Ceiling Got to do With Me? by Linda Henman on August 5, 2011. Yesterday The St. To make his point, one of the panel members asked audience members to raise their hands if their companies had laid off workers during the recent economy.

Changes to Mission Can Drive You Down - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reported that Wal-Mart is in the midst of the worst U.S. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Changes to Mission Can Drive You Down. by Linda Henman on February 23, 2011. sales slump ever, posting its second straight year of declining sales. How can this happen to America’s behemoth? They misstepped.

First ?What,? Then ?Who? - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

This week the Wall Street Journal carried an interesting story about the growing need for sheep. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. First “What,” Then “Who”. by Linda Henman on December 29, 2010. Apparently the Border Collie has gained renown as a great family dog—good with kids, loyal, smart—you name it, these dogs seem to have the corner market on the trait. The only drawback is these dogs have an enormous instinctive urge to herd.

Central Banks Puzzled as Global Inflation Hits Lowest Level Since 2009: Solving the Puzzle


Today, the Wall Street Journal reports Global Inflation Hits Lowest Level Since 2009. Yesterday, I commented on “transitory” factors holding down inflation. more…). Economics

Of Course People Aren’t Going to Do What They’re Told

Markovitz Consulting

According to the Wall Street Journal , passengers on Southwest Airlines flight 1380, which suffered an engine failure and broken window, didn’t use their oxygen masks properly.

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Bitcoin “Probably Worth Zero”


Yet, Wall Street Journal writer James Mackintosh says Bitcoin’s Wild Ride Shows The Truth: It Is Probably Worth Zero. What’s Bitcoin worth? At this moment on September 27, 2015, it’s worth $3,786.50. more…). Economics

Lack of Shipping Demand Sends Big Ships to Scrap Heap (Trucking Next!)


The Wall Street Journal reports that about 1,000 ships that have the combined capacity to haul 52 million metric tons … Continue reading → Economics

Tech Boom Downside: Not Enough Jobs?


The Wall Street Journal says there is a “great unraveling” to America’s Dazzling Tech Boom: Not Enough Jobs. Let’s investigate. more…). Economics

Critical Thinking in Short Supply? What About Short Demand?


A survey by the Wall Street Journal shows ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply. The sought-after soft skills … Continue reading → Economics

Getting the Most from Your Service Contractors


As noted in Mining Journal’s September 2015 article “Creating Value Through Breakthrough Productivity,” mining companies rely heavily on service contractors—from blasting and equipment leasing to equipment maintenance and industrial surveillance (to name just a few).

Hello Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, USA Today, CNN, Washington Post, Slate: Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart


The biggest purveyors of “fake news” and irresponsible journalism are the news media outlets complaining most about it. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is at the forefront of the latest fake news on Russia. more…). Economics

Jobs: How Good are the Jobs the Economy is Creating?


The Wall Street Journal has an interesting report on the jobs created since the recession. The article takes a close … Continue reading → Economics

57% Say Income Taxes Too High but Only 55% Pay Income Taxes


Here is an amusing Gallup Poll as reported by the Wall Street Journal: 57% of Americans Say Their Income Taxes … Continue reading → Economics

Shipping the work

Seth Godin Blog

A few years ago, I self-published a workbook called the Shipit Journal. The Shipit Journal works for a simple reason: It’s difficult to write things down. I’m delighted to let you know that the journal is back, but it a much more beautiful format.

More on the Volvo Electric Hype


On July 7th the Wall Street Journal chimed in with Volvo Discovers Electric-Vehicle Hype. On July 5th I commented on the Volvo hype in Volvo Goes All Electric – Well Not Quite. more…). Economics

The Margin of Safety


In his new book, Wall Street Journal veteran Greg Ip makes the counterintuitive argument that the preventive efforts that makes us safe can encourage dangerous risk taking

Lunch Traffic Lowest in Four Decades: Out for Lunch a Dying Tradition? Demise of the “Gourmet” Burger?


A pair of articles on the Wall Street Journal ponders an event I long expected would happen: willingness to eat at fast food places whose is steeply priced and of dubious quality. more…). Economics

Troubles at the Top: Challenges Facing the Modern CEO


According to the Wall Street Journal and Liberum’s research, 919 chief executives resigned, retired or got fired at publicly traded North American companies, the highest number in at least a decade.

Sports Writer Robots; Will an AI Robot Writer Win a Pulitzer Prize?


Here’s an investigation of the shape of things to come for robotic journalism. Robots are continually in the news. In … Continue reading → Economics

Liberals, Not Trump, to Blame for Backlash


Here’s an interesting view in the Wall Street Journal that will ring a bell for for many readers: Liberals Killed the Freedom of Movement. more…). Economics

5 super useful websites: free PC-to-Fax, free PDF editor, free icon finder, Kleki.com, and Wordle.net

Consultants Mind

Recently came across a list called 101 Most Useful Websites curated by Amit Argarwal, a columnist with the Wall Street Journal India. Useful, free and refreshing websites. 1) FaxZero.com: This a free PC-to-Fax machine service. No registration and it takes … Continue reading → Fun Free Fax Icon Finder PDF Editor Presentation Tools Visualization

Debate over the Yield Curve: Is it Steepening or Flattening?


A recent Wall Street Journal story stated that “A flattening of the Treasury yield curve in 2017 is a worrying sign for investors banking on resurgent U.S. Wall Street Journal: “A Worrying Sign on US Inflation & Growth” Let’s investigate starting with Hedgeye. inflation and growth.” ” Hedgeye responded REALLY?! more…). Economics

4 Steps to Getting Published in Magazines

David A Fields

Trade journals that have a narrow readership perfect for your consultancy are always a better bet than general, high-circulation periodicals. A question I was asked: How do I go about getting my articles published in high-circulation magazines? What would your suggestion be to this consultant?

Why is “Diabetic” Still a Dirty Word?

Consulting Success

Actually, they use the term proudly—many have even tattooed it onto their bodies, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal. We recently published our annual Naughty or Nice list , in which we identified some of the top T1D newsmakers in 2017.

How to Write a White Paper That Wins Consulting Projects, with Gordon Graham: Podcast #4

Consulting Success

His career path took him from software company technical writing and journalism to a marketing executive in a software company before becoming an independent copywriter who specializes in white papers and case studies.

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Bogus Fed Research Claim: “Gold Standard Didn’t Really Tame Inflation”


The Wall Street Journal reports Gold Standard Didn’t Really Tame Inflation, New Research Says. The research was by St. Louis Fed economist Fernando Martin. Curiously, his study precisely shows that the gold standard did indeed tame inflation. Let’s investigate Martin’s bogus claim and his peculiar logic in making it. more…). Economics

3rd Quarter GDP at 4% Thanks to Soybeans?


The Wall Street Journal had an amusing article a few days ago in which analysts bumped up GDP forecasts for numerous reasons including inventories, exports in general, and soybeans in particular. Let’s investigate the claims. more…). Economics

Auto Sales: Were they Up or Down? Multiple Answers Let You Believe Whatever Suits You


According to the Wall Street Journal auto sales in April were down. This morning, Bloomberg Econoday said last month’s sales … Continue reading → Economics

Yellen Hides Behind Trump Uncertainty, Will Hike As Appropriate


Following another round of worthless non-revelations before the US Senate Banking committee, the Wall Street Journal reports Yellen Says Fed Will Consider Raising Rates at Coming Meetings. more…). Economics

3% Growth? Really?!


Greg Ip, my favorite Wall Steet Journal commentator, also provides a set of reasons why Trump’s 3% Growth Target Looks Out of Reach. In Trump Plans to Slash Spending by $3.6


Consultants' Consultant

There is a lot of research on this, and if you’ve read Jonah Lehrer’s book (dodgy journalism aside), you know all about this. Consultants Consultant: What are the keys to being creative? How can you get more bang for your creativity buck? Here are some practical things you can do Creativity: Do some things outside your normal […]. The post Creativity appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Consulting Well Improv: creativity listening story

Reply from WSJ on “How Good are the Jobs?”


I referenced a Wall Street Journal report on jobs by … Continue reading → EconomicsIn Jobs: How Good are the Jobs the Economy is Creating?