2019 - Big Media Story Will Be Media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's predictable that its own activities will be the big story of 2019. The story of media could even upstage the saga of the coming global economic slowdown. More powerful than governments, business enterprises, and nutty leaders is the media.

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The New Aging - Q2 2019 Kicking Up Its Heels

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We are Economic Woman and Economic Man.  It's 10:00 A.M. New York Time. The DOW is up 170.60. That's a bullish kick off for Q2. And that follows a surging DOW in Q1. 

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Class of 2019, et al. - The End (of the recovery) Could Be Near

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And right now, members of the Class of 2019 who haven't yet landed jobs, the over-50 who are targets for layoffs during economic downturns, and those in changing industries such as law should be scared. It is a bit after 1 PM New York Time. So, yes, the DOW has time to bounce back.

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Economic Paradise Regained: The Meth Factory

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here in parts of the Midwest which haven't been able to shift their economic bases to what is marketable the same "Breaking Bad" phenomenon has been taking place.

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Proven: Economic Policies Can Reduce Deaths of Despair

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is, economic policies can reduce deaths of despair.    One of those economic policies would be to raise the minimum wage 10%. Here is that research paper, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. What progressive politicos have been advocating, University of California researchers have proved. The research team headed by William H.

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Andrew Reigstad of Tax 29 - SuperHero of Uncertain Economic Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, I can blow off economic angst, take care of my homesickness, and travel back to the New York Metro area where I had grown up. Money talks. So, it was the loudest voice in the room when Andrew Reigstad at Tax 29 told me the bill for my 2018 was $50.

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Public Speaking: Its Place in the Communication Curriculum

The Communication Blog

Cost Effectiveness Public speaking is an expensive course that is often called upon to economize by increasing the number of students in a class, for example. It’s lunacy to see the future and then deny it—whether it’s climate change or the need to economize and make education more affordable. I wrote this as a post on the basic course list but I thought others might also be interested.

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BigPR, Outside Firms and Corporate - How Many Jobs Will Be Cut in Coming Economic Downturn?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That untouchability could change, quickly or in slo-mo, during the coming economic downturn. Professional services is a changing game. There are client churn, haggling on price, and lower-price a la carte services established by alternative providers.

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Threats to Growth Always a Good Story - But, What's the Real One?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"New reports from Thomson Reuters and Citi Private Bank both found softening demand and growing expenses in the first quarter of 2019."  "  - Dan Packel, "Law Firms See Warning Signs of Slower Growth in 2019," in Law.com, May 14, 2019.

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GM Lordstown, OH Plant, June 2010 - Last of Chevy Colbalts Rolled Off the Assembly Line

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

An economic pall hangs over the area. It was a different time at the GM Lordstown Plant in northeast Ohio. There was extreme trust that the production line would keep operating during three shifts and, if you kept your nose clean, you would continue to earn a very good living. 

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Globally, Millennial/iGen Trust in Business Declines

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Eventually that could generate mixed national economic models which include lots of socialist ingredients. We Baby Boomers, including females, embraced Corporate America. The M.B.A. was  the  degree.

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Story Time: The U.S. Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Axios reports: "Bankers say they have increasing concern about future economic growth, despite continued U.S. The key number is that during Q1 of 2019, credit card delinquencies were at their highest point since 2012. 

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Let Donald Trump Keep Making Stock Market Gains His Signature - Small Investors Have Shot at Financial Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" -  MarketWatch, April 14, 2019.   The recent surge in the stock market, following the dismal Q4 of 2019, has become Trump's signature.    The shift in America could be from Man the Political Animal to Economic Man. "The value of the U.S.

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Politics Smolitics - We Are Our Portfolios

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Badly wounded during the Crash of 2008, I have become Economic Everywoman. A Dickensian-like classic but irrelevant in 2019. Sometime after midnight Edward Jones updates the numbers in my general brokerage account and my Roth IRA.

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Going Off Traditional Networking Grid - Strength of Weak Ties

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We are all hearing so much now about weak ties right now because the fear is this: An economic downturn is in play. No surprise, in the first part of a 12-part presentation on rainmaking, Lateral Link's Cordell Parvin discussed how to leverage "weak ties."

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Babies: Excellent ROI for American Business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition to moral values, there might be an economic one pushing this initiative. Law is not a composite of Platonic forms stored out there in some mystical universe that human beings struggle to understand and interpret.

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The Business of Global Law: The Barbarians Seem to Be Heading to the Gates

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, lo and behold, when the domestic market sours in an economic downturn, expect the partners to rebel. And new hires from the JD Class of 2019 might adopt the mindset of being there on short time: Pay off as much as student loan debt as possible. It is redundant.

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Babies - No Longer Symbol of Blessings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cultural, social, and economic shift is obvious: Few in industrialized nations pressure anyone to have children.  Some macro economic experts see peril in the declining birth rate.  Overall, children have become an economic burden.

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Re-Thinking Rapid Growth - From Uber to CKR Law

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  After all, the threat of a worldwide economic downturn hovers over planet earth. Rapid growth has been carrying a stink. Many of us recall how BigLaw firm Dewey LeBoeuf's frantic growth strategy eventually resulted in bankruptcy. Here is The New Yorker's analysis.

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Elizabeth Warren - That Gal Knows How to Make a Buck

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Elizabeth Warren is an advocate for the economically disadvantaged. But while she was employed at Harvard from 2010 to 2011 she was not in that category. Boston Magazine reports that her salary had been $429,981.

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How to Carry Out a Feasibility Study and Get Better at Business Decision Making

SlideModel

Economic feasibility (also referred to as market feasibility): a detailed investigation into the current market landscape, future market potential, sales projections, competition and target buyers. It’s a well-known fact that projects fail more often than they succeed.

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"EliteAdmissionsGate" - First Class Action Lawsuit Filed, Will Days of Rage Follow?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Will those who view themselves as "screwed" in a rigged economic system occupy the mansions of the entitled in Greenwich, Connecticut?   An economic slowdown, with declining employment opportunities, could increase that rage, becoming a solid platform for filing lawsuits.

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Inside the Beltway - Not a Good Week for Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"   - Nancy Cook, "Trump campaign punishes Don McGahn's law firm," in Politico, April 19, 2019Economic Man has trumped Man the Political Animal, pun intended.

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Reversal of Fortune (along with influence and power) - Jones Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Nancy Cook, "Trump campaign punishes Don McGahn's law firm," in Politico, April 19, 2019. Economic Man has trumped Man the Political Animal, pun intended.

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David Stokoe - The Invisible Hand Gets a Gun

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was economic thought leader Adam Smith who explained that all's well that ends well when the marketplace is allowed to operate unfettered. Who doesn't have a gun in 2019!

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Wanted: A Generation to Return a National Economy to Conspicuous Consumption

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There we had been the generation who benefited by the post-war economic boom. Both Japan and Europe suffered dramatic reversals of economic fortune. Two generations have gotten badly burned by financial upheavals.    Those are we Baby Boomers in the U.S.

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LinkedIn ProFinder - Sure, Go for Free 30-Day Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If we're not in a booming economic region, that can operate against us. LinkedIn dominates job search. Increasingly, those looking to hire request the link to our LinkedIn Profile instead of a resume.

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Laid Off Disney Employees Who Receive Outplacement as a Benefit - Take Advantage of It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For instance, the guide explains in detail how much the labor market has transformed since the global economic downturn in 2008. That was fast. The $70+ billion deal for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox closed on Wednesday.

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The New Aging: Shaking Off Status

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The post-war economic boom. That rising tide lifted the boats of so many of us kids from low-income families. We wound up going to college and making more in a year than our parents did in 20 years. With that came the burden of status.

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Students Caught in Admissions Scandal: Lawyer Up, Hire PR Crisis Expert

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They will remain part of The Lost Generation of Rich Kids from 2019. The hostility against the wealthy will escalate if there is a global economic slowdown.  It was a reality show - only played out in real life. That could be titled "The Good Parents."

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Drudge Has 10-Subject Headline Positioning and Packaging Mueller Report as Donald Trump Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At their core, human beings, at least in America, are Economic Man and Economic Woman. If you click on the influential Drudge Report right now, you will read an amazing 10-subject headline. It kicks off with this: TRUMP WINS!

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Middle Managers Losing Jobs (and more) in 1980s Corporate Restructuring - Now, Lawyers Will Be Going Through That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, with the next economic recession, predicts Mark A. The financial pressures on consumers and small businesses during an economic downturn will push them to research how to get their legal tasks transacted on the cheap.  It probably will happen in 2019 or, at the latest, 2020. 

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Amazing Growth - Amazon Pulled It Off, Many Others Can't

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, should there be a severe economic downturn, more than 10,000 lawyers could lose their jobs. The legal sector is still reeling from the reality that some partners at CKR Law reportedly have not been paid in about three months. Likewise, optimism in the tech world has been tempered by Uber's disappointing IPO and lousy performance of the stock.    In this time of so much volatile change, many also recall how elite law firm Dewey LeBoeuf went out of business.

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Paradise Lost - Implications for the New Aging, Bankruptcy Lawyers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Slowly, then lots more quickly, economic conditions can change.  It's the news. The Border Patrol is making drops.    Illegal migrants are overwhelming the city of Yuma, Arizona. Residents fear the mobs roaming the streets. What will happen to their property. 

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An Animal Rescue Shelter, Not a Nursing Home, Is Getting My Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

hasn't responded by overseeing a national conversation about the ethical, legal, humane, and even economic implications. It's the dark secret among a growing number of us baby boomers. 

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Stockton, CA - Can Universal Basic Income Soften Capitalism?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As the Sacramento Bee reports, as part of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED), 130 residents will receive $500 a month for 18 months. At the January meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, there was a peek under the hood of current capitalism.

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Remembering Lynette Scavo from "Desperate Housewives" (and how similar her situation was to Beth's in "Good Girls"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" We went through a horrible economic downturn. Lock her up. That might be the feeling of many toward once-loved actress Felicity Huffman who played the role of Lynette Scavo in "Desperate Housewives." 

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50+ More Than 1/2 Will Be Forced Out of Jobs, Only 10% Will Make Comparable Money Ever Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is what many of us have learned already about thriving financially in an economic and social system tilted against us.  The research documents what we all have been observing. The "system" will push more than half of us 50 years or older out of their jobs.

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Student Loan Debt, Compassion Fatigue, No Life/Work Balance - Veterinarians Are Driven to Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even before this article was published, I have been advising iGens and their parents to research the economics of training to become a veterinarian. How many of us animal lovers regret not training to become veterinarians?

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"The College Experience" - Parents, Shield Your Offspring From All-That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But instead of being out there entirely focused on mastering the games associated with economic survival (and building wealth) the human being frequently is put on hold. Research documents that the average cost of one year at a state university is $20,770.

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Liberalism and 25,000 Jobs Not Created - Don't Mess with Jeff

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Does her thinking introduce too much risk into economic development? No surprise, Jeff Bezos has pulled out of the plan to create another Amazon headquarters in the New York City Metro area. That could have created about 25,000 jobs.

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Remembering Enron - After 12 Years, Its Evil Genius Jeff Skilling Released from Prison

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No longer were they contacting us for bylined articles to be published in the business media or for presentations to be delivered at prestigious forums such as the World Economic Forum. When Enron collapsed in 2001, diverse constituencies suffered where it hurts the most - in the pocketbook.

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New England - No Longer Will It Symbolize "The College Experience"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What probably will fill in the economic space vacated by the shuttered colleges and universities could include: Growth in enrollment of some public universities (they too, though, are being affected by smaller pool of applicants).

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