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Tangential Rant

by Luke Landes

One small piece of business-speak grates my ears everytime I hear it. The word is processes. For some reason, supposedly intelligent business people are often reduced to pronouncing this word as if its root was an imaginary Greek word, processis. That is, they pronounce the last syllable of the plural as “EEZ.” Unfortunately, like aks, ... Continue reading this article…

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Good Time to Be an MBA

by Luke Landes

A few weeks ago, we had a good conversation about the merits of an MBA degree. Today, Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine says it’s a good time to be an MBA. She claims there’s been a change in hiring patterns. Instead of companies hiring MBAs in advance, companies are picking up new graduates “just in ... Continue reading this article…

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Microsoft Millionaires

by Luke Landes

Microsoft‘s [MSFT] amazing climb from its humble beginnings is well-known. Thanks to stock options and other benefits, many early Microsoft employees are millionaires. They’re showing up as successful business owners and philanthropists. The New York Times article profiles: * Rich Tong, cofounder of Ignition Parters, a venture capital group. * John Sage, owner of Pura ... Continue reading this article…

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To Serve Man

by Luke Landes

Over the weekend, the Billboard Liberation Front celebrated 50 years of McDonalds by modifying a billboard (including animatronics) by Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The billboard is clear in the picture but the animatronics depict Ronald force-feeding a supersized burger to a supersized kid. The billboard modification was perpetrated by people dressed as Ronald ... Continue reading this article…

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Hello Weekend [redirected]

by Luke Landes

It’s a holiday weekend, and for me that means I’ll be spending some time catching up on things I need to get done, seeing family and a girl, and barbecuing. The weather just happens to be wonderful, which makes the fact that I’m leaving the office at 2:00 pm even better. Have a great weekend! ... Continue reading this article…

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Workers In Newark Work for Free

by Luke Landes

I wasn’t surprised when I saw the city where I work at the top of this list. This goes hand-in-hand with the stress management discussion. According to a survey, Newark, New Jersey tops the list of locations where workers receive (and take as a percentage) the least amount of vacation time. It is important to ... Continue reading this article…

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Stress Management

by Luke Landes

Workers in the United States put in more hours on the job per year than those in other countries, according to the International Labour Organization, an agency of the UN. The survey finds that there is a higher level of worker stress in the U.S. With baby-boomers getting set to retire, a large portion of ... Continue reading this article…

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Price Waves

by Luke Landes

Jim Jubak has published an important article about inflation. Jim, with support from The Great Wave by David Hackett Fischer, explains how the Federal Reserve Bank is ignoring long-term inflation while being concerned with shorter, cyclical events. There is historical precedence for the price inflation the world is currently going through. Jim picks out some ... Continue reading this article…

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