Often people get fixated on having, or not having a degree, i.e. the piece of paper. Is a degree really that important to have? What else is involved in getting a job beyond the piece of paper?
When you look for a job, the emotions involved can be intense with very high high's and very low low's. Why are they so intense? What can you do about them? That's the point of today's show.
Happy 4th of July!!
Big birthdays can be big problems or big opportunities. On the problem side, we stress about getting older. On the opportunity side, we can look back and appreciate how far we have come and everything we have learned. I'm taking my 50th birthday as an opportunity and I'm sharing what I've learned after a half century. There is some good stuff here, so listen and enjoy!
This episode will be released on a major milestone birthday of mine. It's fitting that the episode is all about legacy, what others have left behind before me and what I'm leaving behind for those that come after me.
Have you ever watched someone make questionable spending decisions? That's usually ok if they are the only people who are affected, but what if someone else's life is impacted by poor spending decisions? This is the story of a potential big financial hangover for a family that spent like a sailor on leave.
When COVID hit, many business journalists chronicled the outsized impact it had on the Cruise Industry. What many of them missed was the opportunity cost, not for cruising profits, but for a whole new industry who’s start was now delayed for years if not decades.
eBay, Blockbuster, Dish Network, and even today's Trucking companies are all carrying on the tradition of putting profits before customers, and not surprisingly, customers are leaving. It doesn't have to be like this.
In a world of US vs. THEM mentality, is their a way to get around it? Can we really find a WIN-WIN on the biggest of issues? I think their is. It won't come cheap, but it can be done if someone is determined enough, and creative enough, to try and pull it off.
Some think of it as déjà vu, some just say "Been there, done that". Today's show explores the options for when you get that sense that what you are doing is not interesting because you've seen it all before.
Inspired by a surprising moment, today's show is all about the value offered by that advanced degree, both from a traditional institution and by a for-profit diploma mill. It asks the question: Is that 100K Masters and PhD really worth it even if it comes from a place that hands them out as long as you can pay the bill?
Inspired by a song I started to think about the good old days. Specifically, I wondered what makes 'the good old days' good? Why do we pine for them and what could you do to make them happen again?
Sometimes there is risk in where we want to go invest our time and money. The risk is in what we will get as a return on that time and money investment. Sometimes, we call it risk, but it's not really, it's a near guarantee of a return. Even so, you'll still have to pay the price in the form of the investment. The big question is: Are you willing to pay the price?
Sometimes you'll put in months and years, and work your way up. Then something happens, a private equity buyout, a market change, or just a new manager. Then the unexpected separation from the company means you have to go somewhere and start from the ground floor.