The Economics of Attractiveness

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A recent article in Time, under “Economy,” details the economic advantage of attractiveness, a topic we don't address in our interpersonal textbooks when we talk about attraction theory, interviewing, workplace success, and similar topics. attractiveness economics of attractiveness

Drudge Report Doesn't Disappoint: Triple Headline on Scary Economic News

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

economic developments in Germany and China signal a downward trajectory.  economic news demonstrates is that Matt Drudge looks out for Matt Drudge, not Donald Trump.   What Drudge gets is that man is the economic, not the political, animal.

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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.

2019 52

Economic Reality Become Binary

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The economic reality is this: You do not have a job. In this glut marketplace of talent in professional services, it's almost irrelevant if you lose a prestigious position or get knocked out of the box as an assistant account executive or a second-year associate.

Economic View: Businessmen as U.S. Presidents: A Historical Circle

TJ Walker Interactive

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The Whopper of an Economic Downturn - Loneliness Cleanse

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, a whopper of an economic downturn is what the World Economic Forum indicates is possible. The focus is on money. That's the reality of the current Gilded Age.    It permeates most career paths.

2019 52

Shake & Bake - The Southern California BigOne This Summer Is Economic Wild Card

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  History may label the economic phenomenon "Shake & Bake."   Long term, as the region rebuilds, that could be a stimulant to economic growth. However, the immediate aftermath can flip the switch on the economic recovery in that area.

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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.

2019 56

Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If credit cards are considered an economic signal, they reinforce that fear. But the economically wounded in the region know it will. Economic fear doesn't have to keep anyone stuck. It's obvious. Many in the U.S. don't feel good about the economy.

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Economically Confident Senior Citizens, But Not Spending

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, we also will probably never heal from The Great Recession and what that did to our economic well-being. According to the way The Conference Board measures things, we senior citizens are more optimistic about the economy. Here are the details from The Wall Street Journal. 

Cover Letters for Better Economic Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The problem with better economic times is this: Those who had been discouraged from seeking work or a job better than their current one are likely joining you in applying for the same opportunities that you are.

Economic Jitters - All-Ears for Socialism (remembering days of heaven as doctoral student)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Big ticket items are already experiencing economic winter in the U.S.   It was only after I completed my education that there was that blast of economic reality: In America you need money, lots and lots of it.  As anticipated, after the MLK holiday, the DOW opened lower. 

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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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Dow Down Almost 230, Economic Pessimism Highest Since 2013 - We Aging May Never Come Back

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Oh, no. At the time of this writing - 10:15 A.M. ET, the Dow is down almost 230.    The recent NBC/The Wall Street Journal poll found this: Those interviewed are more pessimistic about the economy than at any time since 2013. Here are more details from Bloomberg.

2018 56

$5+ Gas - Everything Changes (maybe back to hard economic times)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The impacts of Harvey on the oil industry likely will be worse than anticipated. That means: the return of high gas prices. And that changes EVERYTHING.    The effects will be obvious this weekend.

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Media Coverage: Jonas Trumping Trump, World Economic Forum in Davos

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mother Nature is stealing the show from Donald Trump and the movers and shakers at the World Economic Forum in Davos.    The spectacle is a massive snow storm which will take place under a full moon. Its name is Jonas.

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COP21 - Making World Economic Forum At Davos Seem Yesterday

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its influence could make the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos seem so yesterday. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference or COP21 is where the movers and shakers want to be seen.

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Underwear Startups - Economic Indicators Recovery Is Getting Traction

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Conventional financial wisdom is that sales of underwear are an economic indicator. "From Andreessen Horowitz to First Round, over 100 venture firms and angel investors closed deals for underwear startups since 2012, according to CrunchBase data." 

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Economic Pall - Even Fast Food Sales Are Down

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The uncertainty of Brexit makes it worse. But, even before that stunning event, those with small businesses such as mine could feel the economy changing. And not on an upward tick. Now  Now what we had been sensing has been confirmed.

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Economic Boom - But Older Workers Take Longer to Find Jobs, Earn Less (despite education)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Is the economic boom only for youth to share in? Could be. Despite the great job creation statistics and the record low unemployment rate, the LA Times tells the tale of what is happening to workers who simply get older.

2018 52

Relocation: The economic indicator shouts recovery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, relocation has become an economic indicator that we take seriously.  Moving involves risk, especially if it represents a professional reason for the change.    And it costs money either for the person or the employer. 

Social Media And The Economics Of Attention

Communication Steroids

If economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources, then to call this an information economy is, at best, a tragic mislabel. Look at me! Read me! Listen to me! A thousand times a day we are bombarded with requests for a “moment of our time.”

Tough Economic Times: Professional Speakers Panel (3 of 4)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association featured a panel of Past Presidents who discussed ‘What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times’ Host Barry Wishner talked with: * Michael Soon Lee, CSP * Marilyn Manning, PhD, CSP, CMC * Craig Harrison * Patricia Fripp, [.].

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Tough Economic Times: Professional Speakers Panel (4 of 4)

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times Saturday’s meeting of the Northern California chapter of the National Speakers Association featured a panel of Past Presidents who discussed ‘What Smart Speakers Do Differently in Tough Economic Times’ Host Barry Wishner talked with: * Michael Soon Lee, CSP * Marilyn Manning, PhD, CSP, CMC * Craig Harrison * Patricia Fripp, [.].

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World Economic Forum, Davos, January 17-20, 2017 - Connecting the Dots on Trumpism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Annually the global elite have their think-tank-like pow-wow at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But the event is really a platform for deal-making, including developing new business, and branding. Regarding

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Drudge Report Highlights Mark Zuckerberg's Moves Toward Entering Politics - Economic Man Becomes Overshadowed by Man The Political Animal

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might be said that Economic Man has been overshadowed by Man The Political Animal. The Drudge Report has devoted its prized left hand column over to detailing Mark Zuckerberg's activities which look, talk, walk and smell like he is considering entering politics.

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Print: Economics of infrastructure

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The reason it's over is economic.  It's official.    At the New York Times Inc., Arthur Sulzberger conceded that eventually the flagship THE NEW YORK TIMES will no longer be produced in print.      Not that we didn't anticipate that but that a leader in media has admitted that print is over.   Media can no longer support the cost of the infrastructure that print requires. 

Social Networks, Youth, Life Satisfaction - Research by Institute of Labor Economics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Researchers at the Institute of Labor Economics in the UK studied those from 2010 through 2014. Is socializing virtually not good for youth? Seems that's the situation among young people 10 to 15 years of age in the UK.

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In these tough economic times, how can your presentations stand above the rest?

PowerPoint Tips

In these tough economic times, we all need to be doing more to be valuable to our organization and to our customers. Because of the current economic times, I believe that it's essential for everyone to learn how to stand above the rest. How can you stand above the rest? You have a toolbox of skills that you use. Perhaps you need to sharpen your tools.

Drudge Report Headlines "Jobs Go Boom" - Economic Man Belts Out" For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After two awful recessions since the turn of the recession, Everyman/Everywoman had turned into Economic Man. Conservative Drudge Report has gone long on Donald Trump. Recently, it had taken some short positions on Trumpism. But today's headline is "Jobs Go Boom."

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Canada, Economic Change, Suicide - Northern Neighbor No Longer Model Of How Life Could Be

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, economic change has unleashed the same kind of darkness that hovered over America after the series of financial shocks to our systems since 9/11. This mirrors the surge in suicides among white, middle-aged Americans who had been thrust into the vortex of economic change.

2015 56

State of The Union Speech - "Middle-Class Economics" Good Catch Phrase For Campaign '16

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That is: middle class economics."  Everything can rotate around middle class economics. The State of the Union speech was well-crafted.

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Clapping Clegg's condemnation of economically rational behaviour?

Max Atkinson

But is this an adequate reason, excuse or justification for condemning the wealthy for their economically rational (and perfectly legal) behaviour? Is this a new version 'liberal economics' - or am I missing something

Enjoy Your Snow Day: It Comes W/O (Much) Economic Angst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Economic Growth," Bloomberg Business, February 13, 2014. "Snowfall is on track to subtract 0.4 percent from growth in the three months through March, based on estimates from Macroeconomic Advisers LLC. That's way smaller than the estimated 1.4

2015 65

State Dept. Travel Alert - Vendors In Grand Central Station Will Take 1st Economic Hit

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Who will take the first economic hit are the vendors in Grand Central. "U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid large crowds or crowded places." " - U.S.

World Economic Forum, Davos - Has It Mutated Into Vanity Fair Oscar Party?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The World Economic Forum (WEF) will meet in Davos, Switzerland from January 21 - 24, 2016. About 3000 are expected. That global pow-wow is a prime networking event. Deals can be opened or even closed at private parties. Also, it's a extraordinary media opportunity.

2015 56

Sales of High-end Booze: Best of economic indicators

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the best economic indicators - U.S. Eat, be merry, and yes, keep drinking that high-end booze. alcohol sales - says we're out of the recession.    According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., ships of spirits increased 2.7%

Union Super PAC Brands Romney An “Economic Traitor” Buzzfeed

TJ Walker Interactive

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Middle Class Economics - Rebrand That As Affording A Satisfying Lifestyle, Safe Community

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The political meme, transmitted directly from the White House as well as Campaign 2015, is middle class economics. But that isn't resonating. The concept of "middle class" is both too abstract and too subjective.

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Christmas In The Hood - Before Anyone Recognized "Economic Disadvantage"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shipments were heavy around Christmas time. So my grandfather and uncles who worked on the Jersey City docks had lots of cheap fun stuff to bring home to our tenement. The most memorable were the pink plastic umbrellas from China which didn't last more than a month. To keep our business the butcher, baker and candle stick-maker knew to give kids freebies.

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Economic Indicator: Women in cosmetics niche stores

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From my security guard days in Sephora back in 2003 [ Download Geezerguts ], I know that the number of women in niche cosmetic stores, how much time they spent in the store, and how much they spend are unambiguous economic indicators. This weekend when I hit those kind of speciality cosmetics stores it was a relief to find them bulging with crowds.    Women even brought their teenage daughters to initiate them to this pricey ritual. 

Economic Indicator: Jason gets new kitty litter pan

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, as an aging Baby Boomer whose life revolves animal companion Jason, the only economic indicator which says something to me is the household expenditures for maintaining this feline. 

"Fun" Term Being Leveraged In More Help-Wanted = Economic Indicator Of Recovery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the kind of help-wanted you are running across on job bulletin boards. It includes the word "fun." " In this case, the group you will work with are a fun bunch of scientists. Other help-wanted ads describe the essential job as fun.

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