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Tamela M. Rich

From Charlotte, NC, Tamela writes books, articles, speeches and presentations for business professionals. From "the road" she writes about the people, places and experiences she discovers and the life lessons she learns from them. Invite her to share some of her lessons from the road at your next event!

Queen for a Day

I don't go in much for Hallmark holidays -- the ones that everyone feels obliged to celebrate. I am tempted sometimes to play my "Mother's Day cards" to get the men in my life to give me the princess treatment, but resist. I put all my cards in on my birthday -- the day that's uniquely mine. If you call me on January 31 I'll probably answer the phone "Birthday Girl Speaking" since it makes me smile and takes everyone off guard.

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Krugman v Samuelson on Green


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Visualizing the Mortgage Meltdown

This 10-minute video effectively encapsulates the mortgage bubble and subsequent financial meltdown. One thing struck me as funny, though, and that is how to depict "irresponsible homeowners" graphically. Mr. Jarvis chose to do it in contrast to the "responsible homeowners" who had one child and a dog. The irresponsible ones had a load of children, smoked cigarettes (or something) and no pets. I'm still running that through my politically correct filter.

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Field Organizations Run Amok

I've been on both sides of this equation. Working for the parent organization that owns the brand, I know everyone in the field thinks they're a marketing genius and corporate/home office is just there to get in the way. Working for the field organization I know how long it can take corporate know-it-alls to get out of their never-ending meetings and get something done (for a change)!

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Green Investments and the US Labor Market

Support or refute this EPI claim: "Each dollar of infrastructure investment—broadly defined—provides on net about $1.59 in additional economic growth, making it about 33% more effective than generic tax cuts and literally 10-15 times more effective than most business tax cuts. In short, infrastructure spending, including 'green' investments, is about as good economic stimulus as there is."

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Disassembly Line


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Regulatory Purgatory

How's a financial representative to compete with so many businesspeople in less-regulated professions who send e-newsletters and blog about their work?

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A Smarter Planet

Quoting Brendon Riley "Critically, the digital and physical infrastructures of the world are converging. Computational power is being put into things we wouldn't recognise as computers. It's easy to embed sensors in all sorts of ecosystems, from hospitals to supply chains to natural systems like rivers. Almost anything can have a digital presence in a networked world." This in turn leads to increased effectiveness - simply doing what works, faster.

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SPAM “Arms Race”

The rise in Bacn led to the development of a service called "other inbox" which separates Bacn from real-people-email. With other inbox you can open that notice from your bank when it suits YOU, instead of having it glare from your inbox while you're trying to do the work that generates the check that pays the overdraft.

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No Green from the G20 (yet)


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