In 2010, during the Vancouver Olympics, Stephen Harper gave a revealing interview to Sports Illustrated about his upcoming hockey book, a subject he’s been coy about with Canadian reporters.The prime minister said his research into the early days of hockey — from the 1870s until the First World War — shows how important the sport was in our idea of what it meant to be Canadian.
When I started Bankers Anonymous, I decided I would not spend any time on “How to Invest” books, because I believed the whole genre unworthy of serious consideration. Instead, I would consider “How Not to Invest” books as decidedly more fruitful variations on a theme, warning readers about pitfalls and snake oil pitches in the books-on-investing world.
Jobs in the hidden market are much better than the jobs listed in the public market. The point of this article is to strongly suggest that job-seekers should only spend 20% of their time working the job boards and most of it networking. A lesson in hire economics helps explain why. Last week’s Department of Labor (DOL) report indicating that total nonfarm employment increased in May by 175,000 was greeted with a collective sigh of modest relief. Unfortunately the June 11 DOL JOLTs report of open jobs forecasts a summer of renewed hand-wringing.