Buzzards Gathering on eBay – A Sure Sign Your Company Is Dead…

Kris Dunn Culture, Kris Dunn

By now, you’ve heard the news of Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers going belly up and insurer AIG requiring a $85 billion dollar buyout from Uncle Sam to remain in business.  Checked your 401k recently?  Don’t… I’d love to write something cool about the markets figuring it out over time, but with all the government buyouts, it doesn’t feel like …

Career Security – Find a National Micro-Niche and Live Where You Want to Live…

Kris Dunn Career Paths, Culture, Innovation, Kris Dunn

In this world of plant closings, offshoring and general economic upheaval, I’ve become a big believer in the value of developing your personal brand.  Part of developing that personal brand is clearly communicating who you are and the value you provide those who associate with you.  Another big component to personal branding?  Finding your micro-niche. With the world shrinking daily, …

Talent Reality Check – Mandarin is the New Spanish for Your Kids…

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Generations, Kris Dunn

Quick – if you could pick right now, what second language would you have your kids learn to enhance their economic prospects over the next 50 years? If you said, "Spanish", congratulations.  That’s a nice choice, and you’re towing the company line.  My guess is that 95% of American’s would give that answer.  After all, Spanish is rapidly becoming the …