Framing the Dialogue

Archive for October, 2016

Good News…A Rise In Unemployment!

carlinSometime I wonder why I try.  I understand that newspapers rely on wire services to fill their pages, but I really don’t understand how Pittsburgh’s “conservative” paper can include drivel from the Associated Press on their pages.  The headline (with link);

Employers add 156K jobs

So really this is an anemic amount of job growth which they can only muster a description of “decent” adjective by the writer.  The real story is that the unemployment rate rose “slightly”.  Here is the mother of all kickers and I’ll quote straight from the article here;

Daddy 3.0

daddy“It was embarrassing to be a guy without a job.  I had thought staying home with the kids would be a part-time gig.  Getting a job in New York seemed like a cool idea, but after a few months of hunting during a hiring slump, I discovered the number of job openings to be about the same as the number of hairs on my bald head.  It seemed that the dot-com companies had finally decided to be prudent and control expenses.  Go figure.”

Just Listen

just-listenThis book was a Christmas gift from my boss last year.  I hadn’t read it until now and I am sorry that I waited so long to read Mark Goulston’s, Just Listen.  Goulston is a psychiatrist though his biography on the back of the book list this last after business advisor, consultant, coach, and speaker.  This is one of those books that, for me, reads like a novel in that it is just so well written and the author uses numerous real-world examples to make his points.  If you’ve read any of my posts you may know that I generally put post-its in part of my books (use the highlight feature in my Kindle) to note any sections that I’d like to use in my review.  In Just Listen I have so many that I cannot put them all in a review.  You’ll just have to read the book.