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A Perfect Storm Creates the Perfect Sunset

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:52

Today I Learned I Can Be a Transformation Super Hero

Guest Column

Strategy consultant Rosemarie Truman, managing partner at Leesburg, VA-based RHT Consulting, LLC and transformation consultant Robert Berg offer tips on how to roll with the punches just like a Super Hero.  

2009 had the true "perfect storm”: Web 2.0 became obsolete—hail Web 3.0.  The Great Recession drove unemployment higher than even in the Great Depression.  The employment landscape is redefined with a labor force that hates their employers. These seismic shifts converge to change market dynamics in every industry.  To be successful, companies need to start asking and answering how they should transform to take advantage of these shifts:

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Prescription for Happiness

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:52

Guest Columnist 

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist and physical therapist.  She kindly shared her insight with demo dirt for a story on happiness and demographics and here shares additional thoughts on how everyone can get closer to achieving happiness. Her book, A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness, is due in stores November 10, 2009.   

Want to be happy?  Yes, it is possible, regardless what is going on in your life.

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Promoting a Culture of Life

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:52

Prominent social worker discusses the teenage pregnancy and STD crisis challenging minority communities.

Guest Columnist

Last week’s release of the latest teen pregnancy and STD rates revealed an alarming spike in numbers, notably among Hispanic and black communities. demo dirt asked experts in the field of social work, particularly those working with minority populations, for their feedback on the issue. Baby Don’t You Do It examined the issue with the help of Maribel Quiala, LCSW, PA and Maria Elisa Cuadra, LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC, CPP, CPS, experts on the challenges facing the Hispanic population. Here, Bernadette Marson, LCSW, ACSW, leading expert on issues within the black community, shares her point of view on the topic and her reaction to the article.

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The Lure of Obamarketing

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:52

From ice cream to cognac, does presidential marketing sell?

Last week’s Inauguration inspired a flurry of Obama-related activity. After a stop at Ben and Jerry’s for a scoop of Yes Pecan! ice cream, who visited the salon for an Obamanicure, which offered an image of our new President grinning back at you from every perfectly polished nail?

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The Elite Masses

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:52

Why were so many Obama voters so damn educated?

When CNN exit polls announced that a whopping 70 percent of voters who chose Barack Obama to be our next President were highly educated, no one was less surprised than I. As Executive Editor of demo dirt I frequently chat with some of the brightest, most articulate, and yes, educated political scientists, economists, historians, and foreign policy experts in the United States, and FYI, they did vote for Mr. Obama, as did I.

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