Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forbes Video Feed Reveals Challenges Facing Business Leaders

Armchair kibitzing is a little too easy these days. It's no mystery the middle class in the USA is being squeezed from both ends.
Adam Carolla has found a way to make light of the situation by bringing his adroit humor to a bleak scene by finding similarities between those who are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and those who find leftover plastic spoons in their pockets in his book, "Rich Man Poor Man".
Let's face it. The media outlets are in the business to inform us and though they are also squeezed, there is somewhat of a cushion from the rawness of a downward spiral, since they've had the wits to create their careers and the wits to dance a little more effectively than the rest of us. They seem so poised; wish I could be that comfortable, knowing this morning that a political decision about a certain Canadian pipeline to refineries down south has taken precedence over the good of the country by someone in over his head, or merely ideological. The race is on. Will we have a future?
Sallie Krawcheck, former Head of Global Wealth Management at Bank of America and Molly Ashby founder and CEO of Solera Capital have been in the hot seat through the volatile anti-business period that feels, still, like a tightening noose. This interview is exemplary of what it takes to take on the challenges of micro and macro economics. This interview gives us a window into a set of challenges that help us to get a glimpse of the large picture. Sallie Krawcheck and Molly Ashby are leaders as is evident in the following interview. The interview helps to permanently broaden a context of understanding.

It was so refreshing to hear Sallie clarifying 'diversity' to pertain to diversity of viewpoint rather than skin color. During the interview Sallie knew she had to clarify. 'Diversity' is another word hijacked by political correctness that tends to warp our language and require clarification. Our language is mired in catch phrases.
But make no mistake in analyzing the course of our country. We are in trouble because our current President not only can't juggle enough to stay ahead of things, but pays more homage to Saul Alinski than to you or me.
If Obama's heart were in the right place, he could learn something studying the pace of these womens' challenges, but his vanity allows him to run off and play golf when the country's plateau of permanence is tipping wildly, much like the floor of the recent cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy. Come to think of it, vanity is at the heart of "entitlement". Certainly the vain don't think they have anything to learn, but are entitled to whatever anyone else has. Some children just don't grow up, or lack the perspective to value true leadership.

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