Happy July 4th: Why think about life after the COVID Pandemic?

Tomorrow is July 4th, 2020 the American Independence day.  July 4th is the American Independence Day and a day of hope and freedom for people.Due to the recent spike in American coronavirus cases, traditional firework displays have been cancelled in regions where there is an upsurge of cases. However, there are some options to watch fireworks  and here is a nice list of virtual fire work displays. Here is our July 4th post from 2008, in the midst of the great recession.
It’s really important to start thinking about life after the global coronavirus (COVID) pandemic…. because like the great recession, we will overcome this.  Here is why we should all be hopeful this 4th of July:

Power did not corrupt Mandela: lesson in leadership

Every leader in business or public life must wonder at the enormous global goodwill and affection on display at the Nelson Mandela funeral today. What was it in Mandela that inspired people worldwide? Mandela was one leader who power did not corrupt. But first some background about the quote ” Power tends to corrupt andContinue reading “Power did not corrupt Mandela: lesson in leadership”

Michigan to start online lottery sales: what effect on consumers and retailers?

Ever since Detroit, Michigan declared bankruptcy – one tends to feel concerned about Michigan and its finances. The recent announcement that Michigan will start selling lottery tickets online by 2014,seems like a good move from a state revenue point of view. In fact, states like Illinois and New York also want to move lotteries onlineContinue reading “Michigan to start online lottery sales: what effect on consumers and retailers?”

Digital Expectations: being Government,non-profit or a small business is no excuse

http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/apps/cvp/3.0/swf/cnn_embed_2x_container.swf?site=cnn&profile=desktop&context=embedwww&videoId=politics/2013/10/22/ac-gupta-sebelius-obama-didnt-know-about-problems.cnn&contentId=politics/2013/10/22/ac-gupta-sebelius-obama-didnt-know-about-problems.cnn The problems with the Obamacare website forced the President himself to address the issues yesterday  of… a website? Just a few years ago- organizations including Government, non-profit and small businesses used to wonder if they should have a website. In teaching and learning, students would complain loudly about the problems of online learning platformsContinue reading “Digital Expectations: being Government,non-profit or a small business is no excuse”

Dow Jones index at record high today: when will US economy and jobs recover?

The Dow Jones industrial crossed 14,253.77 its highest ever point and back from the dismal depths of the recession on March 9, 2009 when it had touched 6,547. Investors and particularly large investors seem to be feeling upbeat about the stock market and things do seem cheery from a macro level. The optimism driving theContinue reading “Dow Jones index at record high today: when will US economy and jobs recover?”

Could the Connecticut shootings have happened in 1790’s? The technology factor

The Connecticut shootings have been heartbreaking. The question on everyone's minds is why and how to avoid recurrences. Having recently visited Philadelphia, one wonders about the Second Amendment  times of Thomas Jefferson in 1791. Could the Connecticut shootings have happened in the 1790's? Probably not, if you consider the technology factor: While schools existed, schoolsContinue reading “Could the Connecticut shootings have happened in 1790’s? The technology factor”

Obama re-election not status quo: Dow plunges and why America will avoid the fiscal cliff

Most folks in America did not expect that the Presidential election results would be called yesterday, November 6 by the news channels just after 11 pm US Eastern time. As more results came in, President Obama seems to have won by a landslide, going by electoral votes. The re-election of President Obama, a Republican majorityContinue reading “Obama re-election not status quo: Dow plunges and why America will avoid the fiscal cliff”

“Unwatering” New York subway tunnels within days: US Army Core of Engineers

Imagine the New York subways with 300-400 million gallons of water after Hurricane Sandy. Well, the US Army Core of Engineers "Unwatering" team  are at  New York and expect to get all this water out in a matter of days pumping through about a mile of  subway at a time.  The Unwatering team gets itsContinue reading ““Unwatering” New York subway tunnels within days: US Army Core of Engineers”

Hurricane Sandy: what can businesses really do?

Hurricane Sandy is arriving today at the East Coast of the US and is being hailed as a "Super Storm."  Hurricanes are a rarity in the East Coast and local and State Governments, private and public organizations are pulling out all the stops to keep people safe. Businesses have to wonder what they can doContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy: what can businesses really do?”

Character not personality: why 7-Habits Steven Covey is followed across the globe

7-Habits author Steven Covey passed away yesterday and it was just the previous week when a friend and visiting Indian CEO mentioned that Steven Covey’s 7 Habits is a great inspiration for him. And this was before the news of Covey’s passing so it led to this post about why Steven Covey’s ideas resonate across countries and cultures.