Tag Archives: Wall Street

Is the tech revolution helping or replacing the front-line worker?

I have noticed some trends in recent statements about the future of work that I want to explore with this post. The middle manager is now the front-line worker and is soon to be replaced. The first is that the future technological work … Continue reading

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Are there Good Samaritans on Wall Street if you can be taken for 9 Billion

When JP Morgan lost 9 billion dollars on a derivatives trade, many people saw it as the market functioning properly.  What made the story interesting is the scale of the losses, 9 billion dollars at last estimate.  Yet, the story … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Managing America’s renewal: educating ourselves to live within our means.

The financial crisis has shown that the economic growth over the past 20 years in the United States has been based largely, but not exclusively, on personal and corporate debt.  The debt dependency has weakened the fundamental financial systems within the … Continue reading

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Risk cannot be conquered: Has Wall Street forgotten Machiavelli’s lessons?

In chapter 25 of Machiavelli’s Prince, we see the problem of fortune and the challenge it presents to a prince.  In this instance, we are using fortune to refer to risk.  The two are not exactly the same so one … Continue reading

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