Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ricci Case Was Not the End of the Run

When the Sontomayor confirmation hearings were recently held much to do was made of her decision in the New Haven Firefighters case. Many projected that the use of tests in hiring was going to be greatly impaired. Now this morning the Law Firm of … Continue reading

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Are we really lost in the candle?

I happened on the TED community website and found a presentation by Dan Pink, who is a business connection who presented some very strong arguments for changing the way we relate with our employee base. For as long as I can remember, it has been t… Continue reading

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A new look at business

I am in the middle of reading the book The Uniform Improvement Cycle, in which the author says that among the areas of waste within an organization is the area of creativity. This comes from the tendency to make the assumption that management only… Continue reading

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Whose right?

If we listen to some of the pundits the only way for us to get out of this economic crisis is to get government out of business and lower taxes. Stimulus won’t work. Then we see the results of the Robert Half Career Builder survey in which they st… Continue reading

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Sign of the Times?

According to Stars and Stripes European Edition ,The Marine Corps eliminated cost-of-living pay for new local hires this month, and other military employers may do the same after the Department of Defense dropped the requirement. All DOD agencies,… Continue reading

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Merger Announcement

Residential real estate firm Weir Manuel Realtors has teamed up with foreclosure specialist David Trott to acquire Coldwell Banker Schweitzer Real Estate Inc. The new firm, to be called Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, represents a major consolidation… Continue reading

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Just When We Thought We Had a Handle on it

My wife and I were talking the other day about the nature of the “neighborhood” that we live in has changed. It is not the community we moved into 28 years ago. People have moved in and then moved out and we have maintained very few contacts with … Continue reading

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