Economics

First Manufacturing, Now It’s Bye Bye Tech

It’s not fair to single out Apple when it comes to tax avoidance. Every big company uses loopholes and buys fresh ones at the Congressional Campaign gift shop. The New Republic made an interesting connection between all these unpaid taxes and nonstop lobbying for cheaper, indentured H1-B tech workers. This is the same thing manufacturing companies successfully … First Manufacturing, Now It’s …

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The Home Ownership Delusion

I just read Robert Reich’s comment on the housing market. As smart as he may be, he’s still working with some misguided economic notion that home ownership equals prosperity. It does not. In fact, I’d argue there is no such thing as home ownership in the US anymore: … The Home Ownership DelusionRead More »

Measure Twice, Cut Once Before Your Scissors Rust (via LinkedIn Influencer)

This is a re-post of Steve Faktor’s original article on Linkedin Today (via LinkedIn’s INfluencer program) I don’t remember exactly when my dad told me to “measure twice and cut once”, but it must have been right before I nearly sawed my fingers off doing one of our many tenement improvement projects. My … Measure Twice, Cut Once …

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Finding Fulfillment in the Digital Workplace (CMS Wire Interview w/Steve Faktor)

An interview I did with CMS Wire By Blake Landau (@blakelandau)   Jan 21, 2013 Steve Faktor is the author of Econovation and the Harvard Business Review article “Happiness Will Not Be Downloaded.” Faktor is an entrepreneur, futurist and digital commerce expert. He was a senior executive at American Express, Citi and MasterCard. … Finding Fulfillment in the …

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Unrig It Yourself! A New Year’s Intervention of Hope – for Doers

(This is a re-post of Steve Faktor’s viral original article on LinkedIn) Matt Damon recently said “the system is rigged.” Immediately, I felt horrible. If the world is against this handsome, famous multi-millionaire, what hope does a business hobbit like me have? He’s not the first to repeat this feel-bad, defeatist mantra. It was … Unrig It Yourself! A …

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Unbreaking American Innovation: Three Ways to Reinvent Reinvention

I’ll be first to admit that I’m a reforming “innovation” trollop. I’ve thrown the word around too lightly, at any old sailor. I need a hot shower and a Brillo pad… What’s so bad about “innovation”? It doesn’t mean much…and maybe never did. Today, we use it to describe an iPhone newsreader app … Unbreaking American Innovation: Three …

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PSFK’s Interview with Steve Faktor: Fostering Innovation In The New Workplace [Future Of Work]

This is a reprint of the original interview I did with the popular innovation blog from consultancy PSFK.  We talk to innovator, futurist, and author of the book ‘Econovation’ about how impermanence, gamification and sensory stimulation are crucial in today’s developing office culture. As part of our Future of Work … PSFK’s Interview with Steve …

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