According to research from MBA economist Doug O’Bryon, "America's ongoing structural challenges, including the skills gap, unemployment, underemployment, outsourcing, outdated educational model, student debt, and skyrocketing poverty are all integrated - requiring a structural integrated solution."
In Episode 76, Doug tackles these problems head-on via his latest book, "Specialist Nation: A Survival Guide for America", and outlines a road-map for positioning the U.S. to successfully compete in the global marketplace through the strategic reinvestment of what he's coined our "Productivity Dividend."
A fearless provocateur, he candidly attacks the root of our problem, stating, "Our educational system is graduating class after class of broad, shallow generalists, while employers are increasingly seeking highly focused, subject matter experts," before offering strategies for how to best specialize - and succeed - as a company, a country, or in your career. Be sure to add this insightful, entertaining, counter-cultural "can't put down" book to your library; Specialist Nation!
Have you ever hear this definition of FEAR? FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL
For many people, fear has a paralyzing impact on their lives. Hurricane Matthew provided a tangible example of how fear can impact individual families, businesses, states and nations. To be sure, Matthew's impact was catastrophic for some and could have been much worse for others.
The FEAR of the storm made the reality much worse for many people. The best part of hurricanes, as opposed to other types of natural disasters, is the time to prepare. That's not the case with earthquakes, tornadoes, and flash floods for example. The question we must answer before any storm (weather, personal, business or political) is how will we choose to react?
There are very specific ways you can decide in advance how these tumultuous events will impact you and your family. Even in the worst case scenarios, when you go through a mental and physical preparation process, your life will be better. Episode 75 will drill into ways you can prepare for any storm in life!
A common refrain heard across America is that nothing is manufactured in our country anymore. It used to be that MADE IN THE USA was standard and everyone else around the world was trying to catch up. It is certainly true that with advances in technology, emerging markets and over-regulation in the US, we face serious challenges with manufacturing at home.
The good news is there are companies with a vision to make products on our shores who are undaunted by the struggles with figuring out how to make it happen. In Episode 74, you'll meet Brad Houshour, a founding partner in MAN MUG. A former Marine, Brad and his team are manufacturing a first-of-its-kind double walled Stainless Steel mug here in the USA.
Learn how this vision came to be, the steps they have taken to find a manufacturing partner and what it's like to be leading an exciting effort to create a great product here at home. You'll also learn about their Kickstarter campaign to pre-sell their MAN MUGS (just in time for Christmas)! Click here to see.