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6 Strategies for Future-Proofing Your Workplace

Posted in Talent Management

4 mn read Going to work today means something very different than it did before the pandemic. Employees are coming in (or logging in, if they work remotely) with new desires and expectations for what the experience of work should be like. Many companies are trying hard to accommodate these shifts to prevent workers from jumping ship. It’s […]

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DoD’s Hybrid Cloud Problem

Posted in Technology & Innovation

4 mn read Let’s just go ahead and talk about the elephant in the room. The Department of Defense has a problem with innovation and getting up to speed with technology. In fact, in many instances, the DoD has cut itself off from industry standards and best practices over the years. Having a methodical, well-thought-out process is a […]

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The Toxic Practice of Pragmatic Data Science

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4 mn read Link to picture source Disclaimer: The following article is an original work by the author whose opinions expressed are his own and are not endorsed by his employer or any of the organizations that he’s a part of.    The Opening Quote: “To name a thing is to acknowledge its existence as separate from everything […]

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A Data Driven Army

Posted in Military

3 mn read As we have listened to a variety of Army leaders ascribe to the benefits of data centricity, I have started asking myself what this really means and why is it difficult to move towards that as an end-state. Army conferences, seminars, and media sessions are replete on this topic – the move to “data at […]

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Military Transition Story – Networking is Critical

Posted in Military

4 mn read In a previous military transition article I hinted that I’d write about another organization that was instrumental in my preparation to transition out of the Marine Corps. This article lends a hand to you cliffhangers out there. FourBlock is a nonprofit organization, free to veterans and active duty, dedicated to helping Service Members find their […]

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Micro vs Macro Economics

Posted in Investing

2 mn read Most people I talk to don’t know the difference between the two. Some don’t even know either of these words exists. So, I wanted to take the time to explain the difference between the two and how they affect you on a daily basis. Micro vs Macro economics affects our lives in many ways. In […]

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What are Bonds?

Posted in Investing

3 mn read Bonds are a mythical subject to many. In fact, most people don’t even know what bonds are or that they even exist! I want to take the time to explain what bonds are, the different kinds of bonds, and how you can take advantage of them. These types of securities are not the sexiest of […]

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What is Inflation?

Posted in Investing

3 mn read Inflation has become one of the hottest topics in the last few months. So, I thought it would be a good time to discuss what inflation is. Inflation has a very simple definition, but what it is and what affects it are quite complex. I’ll try not to get too into the weeds but give […]

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What are Margin Loans?

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3 mn read Margin loans are an interesting beast. These types of loans are not mentioned a lot in everyday conversation. Usually, individuals in the corporate and investing worlds work with these types of loans. Even then, a lot of the individuals who are in those worlds still don’t quite understand what these loans are. So, I’m writing […]

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What is the IMF?

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2 mn read Growing up and learning about world economics was super boring. So, don’t worry if you don’t know what an IMF is. I didn’t for a long time. Nevertheless, your understanding of the importance of the IMF and the world economy will by no means determine how rich you will be. But it will serve you […]

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What is a “Poison Pill”?

Posted in Investing

2 mn read With all this talk of Elon Musk taking over Twitter and Twitter’s poison pill strategy to thwart those plans. It made me think that maybe I should write this article to discuss exactly what a “poison pill” strategy actually is. As well as, how and when companies will invoke this strategy. Because it does not […]

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EBITDA For Dummies

Posted in Investing

2 mn read This is a topic that comes up quite often when I’m mentoring people who are just starting out their businesses. EBITDA can be a very tough thing to learn. Especially if you are new to running a business. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to try to break this down Barney […]

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What is a P/E Ratio?

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2 mn read For the experienced investor, the Price-to-Earnings (P/E Ratio) is your best friend. For those unfamiliar with what a P/E ratio is, that’s okay. Because not many people are familiar with the P/E Ratio is supposed to inform you on. I wanted to write this article in order to clear the air regarding the ratio. Once […]

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Defining Cash Flow

Posted in Investing

3 mn read Over the past month, I’ve heard a few discussions regarding cash flow. When discussing the topic I would notice that they would couple the definition of cash flow with a few other financial terms. Though they were saying the right things they didn’t fully understand what cash flow really is. So, I thought I’d take […]

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