Archive for October, 2010

Time no longer equals money, it’s now more important than money…this week on Your Financial Editor.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Tune in to Your Financial Editor with Chris Murray this week and learn new rules for winning in a time-starved, always-connected economy.  Chris’ guest this week is author Adrian C. Ott, whose book, The 24-Hour Customer, explores the latest strategic weapons for achieving market leadership in today’s ultra-competitive landscape.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto www.wfmd.com and clicking the listen live button.

About the author:

Adrian C. Ott, CEO and founder of Exponential Edge, Inc., was called “one of Silicon Valley’s most respected (if not the most respected) strategists” by Consulting magazine.  She has worked with some of the most innovative Fortuna 500 and start-up companies in the world to gain a market edge in today’s exponential economy.  Prior to founding Exponential Edge, she was an HP executive who was recognized in an annual report for “infusing HP with new revenue streams and new technologies and new business models”.  She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS from UC Berkeley.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Astonishing but true: nearly 40 % of the average company is unprofitable. This week on Your Financial Editor.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Tune in this week and Chris and his guest, Jonathan Byrnes, author of Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink, will be talking about how to analyze profit centers in your business and identify which areas are worth expanding and which ones are just a drain on resources. Every business has enormous potential waiting to be unleased; Chris’ guest will offer some bold new strategies and practical tools to tap into that potential and eliminate profit ”drains”. 

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto www.wfmd.com and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Jonathan L. S. Byrnes is a senior lecturer at MIT and the president of Jonathan Byrnes & Co., a consulting company.  He has advised more than fifty major companies, health-care institutions, and industry associations.  He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

The Young Professional’s Guide to spending, investing, & giving back. This week on Your Financial Editor.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Young professionals often have questions about their finances.  What should I be doing with my savings? Should I buy a house or keep renting? Where should I invest my money?  Join Chris this week with his guest, Kimberly Palmer, author of Generation Earn, and they will answer these and other pressing questions for the young professional.

Join us this this Saturday morning at 8am on AM 930 WFMD, or listen from anywhere on your pc by logging onto www.wfmd.com and clicking the listen live button.

About the Author:

Kimberly Palmer, senior editor and personal finance columnist for US News & World Report, writes the magazine column and daily blog, Alpha Consumer.  She has appeard on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, and CNN, and written for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.  Kimberly holds an MA in public policy from the University of Chicago and a BA from Amherst College.  She and her husband just welcomed their first baby and bought a townhouse in Washington, DC area.

95,000 jobs lost in September!

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Well, the September job report was a huge disappointment.  Even with the fact that economists and investors had become more leery of the upcoming data the last couple of weeks, a loss of 95,000 jobs was not expected.  We continue to ride the “uncertainty roller coaster” on this subject.  After being told for close to two years now that the government stimulus programs were what was needed to fix our employment issues…we now see that things have been getting worse, not better.  Not only did we lose 95,000 jobs in September of 2010, but the numbers for

 July and August were revised lower!  In total, 220,000 jobs were lost in the 3rd quarter.  So much for the stimulus (i.e. misuse of taxpayer money) saving or creating jobs; we now see that we’re headed in the wrong direction.  But fear not, I’m sure there will be a whole new list of excuses from Washington and the media as to why the numbers present themselves the way they do.  That should make you feel all better…right?