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Wednesday, April 16,2014
Commentary

New role preparation – 4 steps for a great start

By Alan J. McMillan
Editor's note: We are running this column geared toward college students till the end of Ohio University's spring semester. The author, who lives in Athens, currently sits on the faculty at the Sche
Sunday, April 13,2014
Commentary

Warning: Boeing eliminates pensions; a lesson for you

By Alan J. McMillan
About a month ago the aerospace giant Boeing, announced that it was ending its defined benefits program (pension) and moving to a defined contributions program (think a 401k or similar). Two generations ago, pensions were common for American workers.
Sunday, April 13,2014
Commentary

From Kabul to Cairo, the killing of journalists continues

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry in demanding the release of four Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. Three of them - Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed - have just passed their 100th day of incarceration. The fourth, Abdullah al-Shami, has been in jail for more than six months.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Commentary

‘Burn-to-Earn Ratio’ reveals your financial independence

By Alan J. McMillan
The quest for financial independence (aka, financial freedom) too often provokes more questions than answers. Ratios and advice are often complicated and lacking.
Sunday, April 6,2014
Commentary

Climate science’s dire warning: Humans are baking planet

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The majority of the world is convinced that humans are changing the climate, for the worse. Now, evidence is mounting that paints just how grim a future we are making for the planet and ourselves. 
Sunday, April 6,2014
Commentary

Analyzing career choices: Welcome to the Filter of Five

By Alan J. McMillan
If successful job searches result in multiple offers (and they should), you might want some assistance in sorting through, comparing and prioritizing various choices.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Commentary

Ten essentials of preparation for a job interview

LearnEarnRetire: A $200K private college degree no Interview prep = no job offer

By Alan J. McMillan
A friend of mine whom I greatly respect was interviewing a recent college grad for his hot newly public company. The company offers high growth, great culture, equity and cash compensation for everyone, and a fun and energetic place to work.
Sunday, March 30,2014
Commentary

Obama: The least transparent president in history

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government." So wrote President Barack Obama, back on Jan. 29, 2009, just days into his presidency. "Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government." Now, six years into the Obama administration, his promise of "a new era of open government" seems just another grand promise, cynically broken.
Sunday, March 30,2014
Commentary

Building a personal network to amp up your execution

www.LearnEarnRetire.com

By Alex J. McMillan
Building your personal network, a key career advantage, is the process of building, nurturing and serving your network.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Commentary

The brand you convey vs. the brand you portray

By Alan J. McMillan

Every day, through actions, deeds and accomplishments, you are building your personal brand. Your brand is not so much reflective of what you say about yourself when you are in the room; rather, it is what others say about you when you are out of the room.

 
 
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