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January 26, 2019

Innovation and changing technology creates so many opportunities, but it can also create challenges, including finding a skilled workforce to fill the new types of jobs being created. At the Synapse Summit 2019 in Tampa this past week, I was joined on stage by some won...

January 19, 2019

Innovation is a good thing, but technology is changing the nature of many jobs faster than we can keep up. So, how do we close the skills gap and ensure people get the training and reskilling that they need to get these new/re-imagined jobs? I'll be moderating a panel...

November 13, 2018

The future worker will be working side-by-side with advanced technology, supplying the human soft skills that machines cannot learn or perform. Human skills will be very important. Our kids are learning them in liberal arts colleges, but college administrators are out...

September 11, 2017

A few months ago, while working on a story about apprenticeships, I visited a remarkable program that helps formerly incarcerated men and women train for union jobs.

I wrote a bit about it for Working Nation [read article]. There are links inside the story to more on th...

September 1, 2017

Two numbers to think about: There are a record 6,000,000 unfilled highly-skilled jobs in America right now, and each year, 200,000 men and women leave the military and join the civilian population. I take a look at how those numbers intersect in my latest article for W...

August 17, 2017

Every day, dozens of buses filled with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of glitz and celebrity make their way down Rodeo Drive and weave through the residential streets of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills has been a popular tourist destination ever since the lima bean fi...

July 19, 2017

There's nothing I like better than seeing a dog in a car, enjoying the California sun, unless it is a dog seeing me....

July 7, 2017

I've spent a good part of my career as a financial journalist, digging into the jobs numbers released each month to see not just how many jobs have been added to the economy, but the quality of those jobs. Businesses are hiring. But they are also saying that they can't...

April 19, 2017


Four years after moving back to Southern California, I am starting a new adventure. Actually, it is the continuation of an old adventure. Before relocating to Beverly Hills in 2013, I spent more than a decade in Manhattan. My last years there were spent writing with m...

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