The Inside Job


November 2008


Executive Leadership at the Holiday Table

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Thankgiving meals tend to be rather chaotic, democratic affairs. But how different might the holiday feast be if it gained the vision and leadership that would (ideally) come with the oversight of a chief executive?

The New York Times talks to several leadership experts about what a CEO-run ...

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When You're a Working Woman Among Many Men

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This is, to be sure, 2008--Hillary Clinton is expected to replace Condoleezza Rice and Katie Couric hosts the evening news. But while female leaders/executives may be more commonplace today than they were in the past, they are often still working mostly among men. (The same goes for some women ...

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225,000 Jobs May Be Lost in New York

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The New York state Comptroller is predicting that 225,000 jobs could be lost in the state over the two-year period ending October 2009, Bloomberg reports.

"Wall Street’s importance to the economy is so great that for each financial-sector job lost, two positions will vanish in other industries in ...

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Obama: 2.5 Million Jobs By 2011

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President-elect Barack Obama said this weekend he's planning to introduce an economic recovery program that would create 2.5 million jobs by January 2011. Obama supports infrastructure and green energy spending as job creators--putting people to work building roads and bridges, hybrid cars and wind ...

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Cobbler: Hot Job in a Recession

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American consumers are increasingly keeping their wallets closed, and the halcyon days of Hollywood-driven, Main Street stilletto-mania seem a distant memory bathed in a fuzzy glow. But while consumers today may not be able to afford new shoes, they can't exactly head to work with holes in their ...

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Friday Quiz: Favorability Ratings

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Here's a little low-tech quiz for Friday afternoon:

Match the individual to their recently reported favorability/job approval rating (or, for Hollywood stars, their likability measure, called a Q score). I'll put the correct answers in the comments.

  • President Bush, Sarah Palin, Angelina Jolie, Barack ...
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    Verizon Employees Take a Peek

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    Verizon Wireless says several employees accessed the records of one of President-elect Barack Obama's cell phone accounts--albeit an old one that Obama no longer uses, an aide to Obama told Reuters.

    The company has put the employees on leave (with pay) and promises disciplinary action against anyone ...

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    Jobless Claims Ugliest in 16 Years

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    The number of new applications for unemployment insurance hit 542,000 last week, the Labor Department reported this morning. That's up 27,000 from the revised 515,000 initial claims filed a week earlier. It's also much worse than the 505,000 initial claims economists were expecting.

    While these are ...

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    Citigroup to Cut 50,000 Jobs

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    Citigroup said today it plans to cut more than 50,000 jobs worldwide as part of a larger effort to slash expenses and regain profitability.

    Reuters reports that bank sources have said the cuts will be completed within the first couple of months of 2009. Citigroup had about 375,000 employees at its ...

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    Anthony Morrow: How to Be a Rookie Success

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    Every workplace rookie wonders how to start a new job right, and the pressure to perform has intensified in recent months, as a wider swath of companies cut their payrolls and every worker questions his or her dispensability.

    This weekend, all rookies found their hero in Anthony Morrow, the ...

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    A Great Interview Tip

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    When preparing for an interview--make use of a voice recorder. It’s very easy. Enlist a spouse or friend to mock-interview you and tape your answers.

    Then, you will be able to avoid precisely what Rowan Manahan, over at the Fortify Your Oasis blog, is talking about in in his post today.

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    Rick Wagoner Makes His Case

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    General Motors chief executive Rick Wagoner has been trying to convince Washington to stabilize the domestic auto industry--but his job also appears to need some steadying. After spending more than three decades with the automaker--and eight years as CEO--Wagoner is under fire as business experts ...

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    Jobless Claims Highest Since 2001

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    There's more bad news on the employment front today. The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week hit 516,000, the highest number since September 2001 and much higher than economists had expected. The volume of claims was 32,000 higher than a week earlier.

    The biggest ...

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    Judge to Mark Papermaster: Stop Working

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    The strange case of Mark Papermaster: The newly minted Apple executive was recently ordered by a federal judge to stop working. (Seriously? In this economy?)

    A longtime IBM employee, Papermaster accepted a job offer from Apple in October, declined a counteroffer from IBM and gave two weeks ...

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    5 Tips for Frustrated Job Seekers

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    If you have been looking for work for many months and you are growing increasingly frustrated or hopeless, you aren't alone. Here are five things to consider:

    Your resume: Many people list a job objective at the top of the resume. For example: "Seeking a position as a medical sales ...

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    Unemployment Rate: High, But Why?

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    If the employment outlook wasn't ugly already, Goldman Sachs economists said Friday they are now expecting the unemployment rate will hit 8.5 percent by the end of next year--and that it will likely slink higher in 2010.

    In a note today, Brian Wesbury and Robert Stein of First Trust Advisors ...

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    Obama-Biden: Now Hiring

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    President-elect Barack Obama is looking for a few good men and women to fill the ranks of his new administration. Obama's transition site, Change.gov, features an application (or "expression of interest form") for the non-career positions that will have to be filled. (HT: Caucus blog.)

    Presidential ...

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    Obama Talks Jobs at Press Conference

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    At his post-employment report press conference this afternoon, President-elect Barack Obama was light on specifics--largely to avoid stepping on President Bush's toes.

    Speaking in front of a curtain of economic big-wigs, Obama made it clear he wanted to move on a stimulus package and named other ...

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