Why it matters: With all the talk about income inequality and the seemingly incomprehensible wealth of the world's richest 0.1%, this article provides a sobering look at the lives of the 9.9% ... as in the 9.9% who make up the rest of the top 10%. While most of their troubles can be categorized as "Champagne problems," many remain very insecure about various aspects of the lives they lead and the future they are trying to build for their children.
Why it matters: The desire to travel is increasing significantly among consumers who eschewed vacations over the past year-and-a-half for fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19, and some industry experts warn that airlines and rental car companies still struggling from last year's slump may not be able to meet demand. Local trips using cars, RVs and short-term rental accommodations remain popular among travelers concerned about crowded airports and hotels.
Why it matters: If there's a chimney in your home, when was the last time it was swept? For years, Switzerland required all chimneys to be swept every year or so and the business of handling all the soot was controlled by just a few small, often family-controlled companies. But times are changing and so are some of the chimney sweep rules.
Why it matters:The political games many workers need to play to ascend the corporate ladder don't end when they reach the C-suite. After examining some of the best management teams in actions, the smart folks at INSEAD identified five kinds of interaction patterns that often emerge when CEOs are interacting with other members of the management team.
Why it matters: Imagine being able to buy the energy you need to power your home just like you order an Uber ... on your phone and whenever you need it. In this podcast, Bob Yeager from Emerson joins me to talk about "The Three Ds" driving the future of energy: decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization.
Why it matters:As a Notre Dame fan, this article about the hypothetical money Raghib "Rocket" Ismail could have earned during his days in South Bend is an irresistible read. Now 51-years old, Rocket is still full quickness ... as evidenced by the quick one-liners he dispenses when people ask him if he is still fast.
For me, the most memorable play Raghib "Rocket" Ismail made during his Notre Dame career was a play that didn't even count. It still chaps my hide because the "clip" on this play was a bogus call.
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