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jeffkaney

We have had a number of interesting discussions over the past few months about the job market and the difficulty that some individuals are having finding a job. Economist Arnold Kling talked to us about the possibility that many traditional middle class jobs are simply disappearing. Futurist Federico Pistono examined how automation is contributing to the dwindling job market. Most recently, recruiting guru Dan Ridge made the case that there are a lot of hidden jobs out there, millions of them in fact, and that they are unfilled and may go on being unfilled for some time.   The corollary to hidden jobs is unseen — or at least undervalued or under-appreciated — job seekers. We’ve talked about one group of of job-seekers whose value has been severely discounted — the unemployed. This week we’ll take a look at another group, our veterans. Jeff Kaney joins us to talk about how…

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danridge

The problem of jobs looms over much of our national discourse, especially in an election year. It seems that weeks have turned to months and months have turned to years as we’ve been waiting for sustained improvement in the area of employment, with no particular reason to believe that change is coming any time soon. Some pundits are even suggesting that relatively high levels of unemployment are becoming endemic, and that some loss of middle-class jobs may be permanent. In fact we’ve had pundits on this very program make exactly that point. Meanwhile, even as 13 million Americans are officially listed as unemployed, there are millions of jobs that are unfilled and may go on being unfilled for some time. Are we suffering from one or more blind spots when we survey the job market? And if so, what can we do to correct our vision — how do we…

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cupofcoffee

This week we tie together some threads we’ve been exploring for the past year related to what the future holds in store for education and what it holds in store for the workplace. As a bonus, we’ll look at the future of shopping! Our guest is a futurist who says that digitization is converging all of these activities (and more) into a single location — a place that will look a lot like your local Starbucks. In the future, will everything be a coffee shop? Tune in and find out. About Our Guest Stephen Gordon is an attorney based in Shreveport Louisiana. Stephen is a blogger, broadcaster,  and futurist. He blogs at The Speculist and he is the co-host at the very popular future podcast, FastForward Radio. Stephen’s recent essay entitled In the Future, Everything Will Be  a Coffee Shop has started a firestorm of discussion all across the Web,…

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Larry-Stybel

NOTE: due to my travel schedule we’re not doing a Transparency Revolution podcast this week. So I thought this would be a good time to dip into the archives and replay one of my favorite shows from last year. If you’re not familiar with Murray’s Law, you’ll want to give this a listen. And if you are familiar…well, a little reminder couldn’t hurt. — This week we explore a topic which lies at the heart of every show we’ve done in this series. The topic is success — success on our own terms. We take a look at  Murray’s Law for success. To guide us, we welcome the man who introduced Murray’s law, Larry Stybel, who explains how he came by the inspiration for this law along with setting out it’s three major principles: 1. Are you positioning yourself so that one day, you do not have to work? 2….

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federicopistono

UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Glenn. I provide some background on Pistono’s views here, comparing them with some things Walter Russel Mead has written recently about the future of employment. This week we revisit a topic that we have discussed before — the role that automation is playing in transforming our economy and, in particular, changing the employment landscape. Our guest is here to tell us that most analysis on this subject doesn’t go nearly far enough, that technology is on the verge of creating what can only be described as an employment crisis, and that — in fact — robots are about to steal most of our jobs. About Our Guest: Federico Pistono is a scientific educator, social activist, computer scientist, blogger, media expert, and aspiring filmmaker. He writes on a variety of topics including science, technology, Internet communities and social media, artificial intelligence, and climate change. Federico has…

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moneyballmetric

In Moneyball, Brad Pitt discovers that the key to building a winning baseball team is to assess player talent differently than anyone has ever done it before. Turns out that the principles he discovers have value far beyond the baseball diamond. About Our Guest: Cathy Missildine-Martin is the co-founder of Intellectual Capital Consulting, a firm specializing in profitability through human capital.  She works closely with executives in the areas of performance, productivity, organizational metrics, training, employee and customer engagement, workforce planning, organizational design and strategic implementation.  Her experience in operations and sales management in the technical, insurance and hospitality industries has given her a broad understanding of business issues and a solid foundation for building performance enhancing systems that support the business. Her client list includes such names as the Intercontinental Hotels Group, IBM, Hampton Inns, and the United Way. Cathy is currently serving as President-Elect for the Society for…

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kasonTN

As intellectual capital has become the dominant competitive factor in many (if not most) businesses, companies are scrambling to get the people with the right skills and knowledge. While unemployment remains a harrowing problem for too many workers, others find themselves at the center of an ongoing war for talent. Who are the combatants in this war? What’s at stake? Human Performance expert Kason Morris joins us to discuss. About Our Guest Kason Morris is an accomplished consultant and manager of change management, diversity, talent management and training projects with  experience focused on developing and improving Human Performance, designing processes and managing organization transitions in Financial Services, Government, Retail, and Media & Entertainment. He specializes in Evaluating Human Performance  and Diversity programs; troubleshooting to isolate the causes of performance gaps and organizational needs; and conceptualizing and designing training, marketing and analysis materials. Kason received his Master’s in Business and Workplace…

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newyear

Since not many of you were around last week to listen to our show about career choices for 2012 (and our recap of topics covered 20122) we thought we would share it with you again this week. ‘Tis the season to make predictions for the coming year. Host Phil Bowermaster started looking for what the various experts have to say about best career choices in 2012 and comes up with a few interesting nuggets, as well as some surprising “predictions” for 2012 from years gone by. Phil’s complete list can be found here, along with links to the cited articles. Plus, a round-up of all the topics covered on TR Audio Edition in 2011. Listen to internet radio with PhilBowermaster on Blog Talk Radio Join us live Wednesday January 4 at 10PM EST / 7 PM PST or access the show archive via the player above. If you’re having trouble…

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‘Tis the season to make predictions for the coming year. Host Phil Bowermaster started looking for what the various experts have to say about best career choices in 2012 and comes up with a few interesting nuggets, as well as some surprising “predictions” for 2012 from years gone by. Phil’s complete list can be found here, along with links to the cited articles. Plus, a round-up of all the topics covered on TR Audio Edition in 2011. Listen to internet radio with PhilBowermaster on Blog Talk Radio Join us live Wednesday December 28at 10PM EST / 7 PM PST or access the show archive via the player above. If you’re having trouble with the player you can also listen at our page on Blog Talk Radio. Our music is Semi-Funk by Kevin MacLeodRead More…

Oshanee2

Making sense of our careers (and our lives) is no simple task. Figuring out a next move generally involves asking some fundamental questions: What am I good at? What would I like to do? And, often neglected at significant risk,  what is someone willing to pay me to do? Our guest this week is an expert on transforming life goals into revenue. She explains how individuals and organizations can turn the aspirations that are most important to them into the revenue they need to survive and thrive. About Our Guest Oshana Himot is an author and business and life coach.  She works with companies and entrepreneurs to assist them in achieving their goals.  Oshana belongs to the Institute of Executive Development and is the author of several published articles and 4 digital books. She holds two Masters of Business Administration degrees from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California and…

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