A Team Approach to Job-Hunting

(Gig Harbor, WA)  Being in the Pacific Northwest to work but also spend time with our kids, one of the hard realities we’ve come across is that young people today often have no time to aggressively pursue new and improved job opportunities.

In response to this – because our kids aren’t the only ones in this “box” – we lay out how we’re working the problem and, along the way, you’ll probably learn a lot about the job-hunting process and learn to see it with “new eyes.”

More important to me?  I get to haul out one of the most useful management stories I’ve ever learned.  This one is right up there with “Everything is a process” and “Everything is a business model.”

First, though,  a review of what Peoplenomics is about:  How to make (and keep) more money and that slides us into this morning’s headlines…

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Housing Increases Again

Just out from Case Shiller/S&P, but despite the first chart, this is a very solid report:

New York, August 26, 2014 – Data through June 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller1 Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show a sustained slowdown in price increases. The National Index gained 6.2% in the 12 months ending June 2014 while the 10-City and 20-City Composites gained 8.1%; all three indices saw their rates slow considerably from last month. Every city saw its year-over-year return worsen.

imageThe National Index, now being published monthly, gained 0.9% in June.

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Two-Part Tuesday

Hold the hash browns!  Our column this morning is the monthly two-parter because this is  when the monthly Case Shiller/S&P/Dow Jones (and whoever else) Housing numbers come in, so look for an update about 20-minutes past the hour when these come out and we get a chance to pencil out what it means.

While you’re sipping the burntbucks and waiting for the bean rush, the other Big Deal du jour is that this is the day of the average annual market high.

Yesterday, as expected, the S&P zoomed up to 2,001.95.  BUT the wimpy damn market couldn’t hold it, so maybe today or tomorrow…we’ll have to wait for the open.  And some of that may depend on the housing data.  Which I’m guessing will be good.… >>> Read More >>>

Coping: With the Frontiers of Futuring, The Dallas Hit

(Gig Harbor, WA)  I’m pleased to report that I have finally figured out how to do more with our www.nostracodeus.com project than simply look at language and count words, see which ones are rising, and which ones not (and from there imply future).

The problem is (I can’t tell anyone (but chief programmer Grady and Chris McCleary who uses the technology as a tool in the forecasts from the www.nationaldreamcenter.com.

Reason?  It may be patentable.

After writing it up and sending it to Grady  (Can we code this?) the (greedy, capitalistic) thought occurred to me:  Is there a buck to be made in this?… >>> Read More >>>

Markets and Quaketivity

(Gig Harbor, WA)   The 6.0/6.1 quake this weekend down in the Napa Valley area north of San Francisco is waking people up to a couple of things:

One:  Prepping with food water and ham radio isn’t just a theoretical pastime.

Two:  Energy from space and the Sun just might actually mean something on Earth.

Latest:

imageThere was a 6.9 quake reported in Peru this morning which supports the idea that the eastern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire is now beginning to heat up in a major way.

As the workweek begins down in California, the damage totals are still be added up.… >>> Read More >>>

Coping: Beware the Corporate Rumble

(Gig Harbor, WA)  One of our long-time readers is a hard working east coasterly fellow who works a good ways up in one of those NYSE-list companies that if I told you, you’d go “Sure, I use their stuff every day…”

He sent me an email last week that is more that sobering because it looks ahead to “America After””.”

After what?

Well, odds are fair that the S&P will crack 2,000 today or later in the week.  And that (trigger effect) means that we could be in one last parabolic stock market blow-off for a few months to come.  BUT then we expect the Mutha ofs All Crashes – the one that will dwarf the 1930’s and make us all broken and beyond.… >>> Read More >>>

Sunday Special: Quakes, Dallas, and Damn Futuring

Damn, I hate futuring on mornings like this. 

One of our SF area readers felt that 6.0 quake in the Napa country this morning:

Hi George! 

A little wake up call from Mother Nature this morning. Felt like being in a washing machine down here on the SF peninsula. A good reminder to all to be prepped!

Good news – and bad – it was something that Grady had called from  our www.nostracodeus.com data…

“A week ago we told you Earthquakes are coming. Now they are here. With the recent solar activity, we already seeing quakes of larger magnitude around the planet.

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The Next BIG Thing: Authorpreneurs?

(Gig Harbor, WA)  I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Subscriber Don, who’s a C-level guy in a securities outfit who I was bantering with about how Janet Yellen wasn’t going to mention the words automation, 3D printing, or robotics in her discussion of the labor market at the Fed Retreat at Jackson Hole this week.  (As usual, I was right  – she didn’t!)

Me being an ERP/BPR jock, this is a huge deal (robotics is coming to own everything) and so I made some flip remark to Don and he replied to the effect that “Yeah, I have4 a gig until the machines come for my management job…”

This morning I reveal how this “Next BIG thing” is driving my home recording studio project – and by the time you get done with this nice compact explanation, you will understand two critical concepts that aren’t in the textbooks yet.  One is just showing up – long-chain business models.  But the other – authorpreneurship ain’t even on most people’s radar, yet.  Which is why in Peoplenomics, we’re going to get their first and therefore profit most.  Which is what we try to do around here.… >>> Read More >>>