Mon.Jan 07, 2019

This year, push yourself beyond your boundaries

Manner of Speaking

My wife Julie and I recently returned home after three days in Zermatt, Switzerland with our friends, Florian Mueck and Rose Chong, and some of their friends. Great people and great skiing! Besides being a friend, Florian is also a fellow public speaker, … Continue reading → Motivation Psychology of Public Speaking Florian Mueck Presentation public speaking Rhetoric - The Public Speaking Game

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Dallas Morning News Cuts 4% of Workforce, Including 20 Newsroom Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Another sad day for newsroom employees. The Dallas Morning News announced that to survive and eventually scale it had to lay off 4% of its employees. Of those, 20 are associated with the newsroom. They are writers, editors, photographers, and support personnel. Here are more detail.

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Trending Sources

Experts on Measuring Gig Economy Admit Flawed Studies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, we get the message: Beware of what the experts assert. Twice, Alan Kruger and Lawrence Katz had conducted surveys of supposed gig-economy workers. They concluded that those alternate work arrangements represented about 5% of the paid work being done. Now they revised that to about 2%.

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Wellness: A Nation Deluded

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Somehow the message has gotten out there that wellness will prevent death.    That's why Barbara Ehrenreich has to remind us in her book "Natural Causes" that obsessives about wellness have not only died. They did that relatively young.

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Steve Cohen Brand - Long Way from Restored

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the good old days of SAC, master of the universe Steve Cohen averaged about a 30% ROI for investors. That was then. He had been banned by the SEC to accept outside investor funds. After the two year hiatus was over he launched hedge fund Point72.

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Harlem Lead Hazards, Media, and Sherwin-Williams, et al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The powers-that-be in New York City aren't providing many details. The little that is known is that lead is present in the Harlem Armory on W. 143rd Street (Harlem). The city is paying a New Jersey firm $2.2 million for remediation, that is, making the lead no longer a hazard.

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