Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • Peyton Manning Would Make an Even Better CEO

    As I write this, Peyton Manning is simply the best quarterback right now – maybe ever. Peyton has been flawless so far this season. He and his team find a way to win – even as he was outgunned this past weekend by Tony Romo. The Cowboys quarterback completed 25-of-36 passes for 506 yards and […]

  • Bill Gates Never Ran An Energy Company

    Last year, Bill Gates noted in an interview with Alan Murray of the Wall Street Journal that technologies like solar photovoltaics and LED lights were “cute” but could never deal with the bigger issue of climate change and powering the developing world. And, this week, writer Marc Gunther wrote in his post that “Germany, once the world’s leading […]

  • Why Doesn’t Highest Paid CEO, Zuckerberg, Quit?

    The news is out. The highest paid CEO is Mark Zuckerberg. You can read the link to understand how he earned more than $2 billion. OK, my guess is that most people reading this are saying, “If I made $2 billion, I’d quit.” But why doesn’t Zuckerberg quit? Why do Google’s founders still work – […]

  • Florida Must Step Up To Meet Scripps’ Commitment

    It is time for Florida to step up and leverage a great asset: Scripps. The fact that The Scripps Research Institute has yet to pay out for Florida is not new news. In 2003, Scripps promised to create 545 high-paying jobs by December 2013. At that time, our state’s economists estimated that Scripps would generate 50,000 high-paying […]

  • Insurance Exchange Tech Is A Challenge: Williams (Video)

    Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) — Bryce Williams, managing director at Towers Watson, discusses the health insurance exchange business with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Pittsburgh Renaissance: Opportunity For A Third

    In 1963, the mortgage rate was at about 6 percent and your banker knew you, your family, probably even your grandmother. What reminded me of 1963 and the interest rate at the time is a blog post by John G. Craig Jr., former editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In it, Craig referenced “Portrait of a Region,” a four-volume […]

  • Why Tesla Is On Fire

    No, this is not about the recent fire reported about the accident in a Tesla (TSLA) Model S. Nor, conversely, is it about this fact: “Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception.” It is about the fact […]

  • Most Executives Shutdown Hiring Due To Government Shutdown

    In the past two days, Korn/Ferry surveyed senior level hiring managers to determine how much a government shutdown or default would affect hiring. The bottom line is predictable: A government shutdown makes 61% of hiring executives slow or freeze hiring, A government default would make 78% slow or freeze hiring At the same time, during the recent government […]

  • Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) Starts October 15th

    October 15th marks the beginning of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for 2014, which runs through December 7th. For seniors on Medicare, this is the time to evaluate current Medicare coverage — including the private Medicare supplemental plans they might be enrolled in — and decide whether to make changes or keep the coverage […]

  • UN Day of the Girl: Think Globally, Act Locally

    Today, October 11, is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, a day of advocacy and action that aims to “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” The theme for this year is “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” Globally, 600 million adolescent girls struggle with limited access to education. Lack […]