Tue.Dec 25, 2018

Put Yourself On The To Do List

Speaker Launcher

Put yourself on the to do list this holiday. I ran into a friend and colleague on the plane from Vancouver recently. We were both returning from the CAPS convention, our annual gathering of Canadian Speakers. I looked at my friend and said, “Are you feeling OK?” She admitted to me that she was exhausted. […]. The post Put Yourself On The To Do List appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

Nostalgia - Dangerous to Your Ability to Land Well-Paying Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Cut the nostalgia. From the get-go, that's what I advise those I coach - whether they are millennials or members of the Silent Gen. If they want access to well-paying work, any traveling along memory lane will position and package them as not in the moment. 

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Dow on December 26, 2018 - Expect More Carnage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bad news isn't letting up for our portfolios. The Dow is expected to continue its downward trajectory when the U.S. market opens the day after Christmas. Axios notes that the Japanese market took a "dive" today, as did other Asian markets.

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Familiar Platitude: The Wall Street Journal Tells Us We'll Need More in Retirement Than We Had Assumed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Even The Wall Street Journal is defaulting to the platitude that retirement will be more expensive than we had planned for.    Just about everyone - both retired and those considering retirement/semi-retirement - has become filled with angst about making ends meet. 

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Senior Editorial Cut from Media - John Austin Murphy III Finds Next as Delivery Driver

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's predictable: You are senior editorial at a brandname media outlet. You compensation is high. So, there's a target on your back. The "they" can replace you with a millennial or even iGen who only has a bit of experience for one-fourth your salary.

FIRE - One Set of Problems End, New Set Emerges

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FIRE - financial independence, retire early - represents a transition. In fact, a major one. So, it should be no surprise that FIRE is not the gateway to utopia. Transition often is a brutal experience.

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Johnson & Johnson Branding, Market Value - 2019 Looks Horrific

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was in July 2018 that a jury in plaintiff-friendly St. Louis, Missouri awarded a $4.6 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson to 22 women.    The issue was that its product - talc-based baby powder - caused ovarian cancer. The fatal ingredient is asbestos. Internal documents indicated that the corporation was aware of the health hazard of the talc. This is similar to the presentation of a Sherwin-Williams internal document by the plaintiff in "Santa Clara v.

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