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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Has the US Lost Its Innovation Edge?




Some say the 2009 recession diminished the US’ ability to innovate. When the economy slows, many companies reduce budgets for R&D. Without R&D, major breakthroughs are put on the shelf. While this strategy may save money, it opens the door for other countries to catch up to the US in terms of innovation.

During a special program on the Nightly Business Report, they focused on some of factors that impede the US’ ability to retain its reputation as the leading global innovator. While there seems to be no imminent threat to lose our title, the recession provided

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What’s Wrong With Being Right?




For many people, being right is a favorite pastime. Socially, it is an excellent practice to make ourselves look good or avoid looking bad. Except, it comes with a price. And no one really questions the cost of being right.

One of the reasons we never consider the cost is because many of us believe that everyone should

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Power of Acknowledgement




Most people underestimate the power of acknowledgement. It is seen as the black art from the touchy feely world. However, without it, you can be assured resentment is brewing somewhere under the surface for the unacknowledged person.

Whether it is in our professional or personal life, most of us go unacknowledged for our contribution. Too often, people have the belief of: ‘I don’t need acknowledgement why do others need it?’ This philosophy can leave the other party with the feeling of