Forget the Economy, Build Your Own Job Post-College

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 5, 2012

College is under fire. Media personalities, parents, students and politicians have all recently stepped up and mentioned the high (and still rising) tuition costs associated with the typical 4 year degree. As they should. Not only is tuition more expensive than ever, but for the first time in American history there are more unemployed college graduates than non-grads. No longer does 4 years of college (and 100k of…

How Gen Y Will Leverage The New Economy & Come Out Ahead

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 30, 2011

Right now it feels like the tectonic plates are shifting and re-arranging themselves into a new order. (Quite literally, in some parts of the world!) This new order of work and life, of meaning and art, of education and contribution is here. Now. It’s happening, and it’s being reflected everywhere we look. The big corporations are feeling it, the financial systems are shaking, and one thing remains true:…

Downturns Can Be Fair Weather For Business Liftoffs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 21, 2010

The official unemployment rate today hovers around 10 percent — far higher if you include those who have given up looking.  Still . . . things have been worse.  The U.S. unemployment rate during the Great Depression reached a high of 25 percent in 1933 and remained above 15 percent through 1940. Nobody in their right mind would have thought of starting up a business during a rocky,…

Entrepreneurial Leadership Will Be the Basis for Significant Job Creation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 13, 2010

Earnings season is upon us once more, with CEOs beaming over their latest earnings reports, yet cowering when the inevitable question about domestic hiring is pressed upon them.  Growth, we are told, will come from international efforts and coincidentally, the majority of hiring will be done overseas as well.  Those prognostications do not bode well for the nation’s unemployment figures, and since the Obama administration has not gotten…

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