Like it or not, according to the self-help group Workaholics Anonymous, given the raw number of hours we put into our jobs, most of us are either active workaholics or potential workaholics. Historian Daniel Rodgers argues that we are a nation predisposed to hard work and that the “elevation of work over leisure” is an [...]
Let me be clear, I’m not a fan or follower of Ned Ludd. I am not a Luddite! Technology can be the engine of beneficial economic and social change. Case in point, the “age of the computer” has revolutionized the world. Computers have changed how we know, what we know, and how we communicate.
Today, iPads, [...]
The leadline of the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, April 27 was really a restatement of the obvious: Economic Growth Stays Soft. We are all acutely aware of the fact that although many of the catastrophic consequences of the recession have been avoided, the overall economy remains sluggish. There have been cutbacks in federal spending. [...]
In the last ten years, there have been a spate of books published on the nature of happiness. Most of these books point out that happiness is not only possible, but it is the American way. In fact, the “pursuit of happiness” is the basis of the Declaration of Independence, it’s our Constitutional right.
Unfortunately, after [...]
By 1942, Heinrich Himmler was one of the most powerful men in the Third Reich. Along with Goring, Goebbels, Speer, and Von Ribbentrop, Himmler was a major player in Hitler’s inner circle. In the Nazis hierarchy, although it was not his official title in the Nazis hierarchy, Himmler was the “Director of Death and [...]
In 1970 , business theorist and economist, Albert O. Hirschman, published a book entitled Exit, Voice, and Loyalty.
As a student of business ethics, this book helped to shape my intellectual and philosophical perspectives on a person’s real life options when confronted by organizational mistakes, mismanagement, misbehavior, and/or mischievousness. I’m not sure if Professor Hirschman would [...]
Arguably, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Marissa Mayer, COO of Yahoo, are the youngest and most well-known females in corporate America today. In the male dominated world of business, where only slightly more than 4% of Fortune 500 companies are led by women, Ms. Sandberg and Ms. Mayer are wunderkinds who achieved early success [...]
Jerry Seinfeld is a comic giant. His TV show, Seinfeld, ruled the air waves for nine years, and achieved cult-like status in the American pantheon of popular culture. Seinfeld lives in a posh Manhattan penthouse with a view of Central Park. He has three kids, a wife who is a best-selling cook book author, a [...]
Are you shocked by the cost of a university education today? I am, and I work at a university! Frankly, I don’t understand how parents and students today are able to pay the present room, board, and tuition costs of an education at either a public college ($25,000) or a private college ($55,000). The cost [...]
National poverty rates are rising, yet the issue is remarkably absent from discussion.