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20
Jun
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With Friends Like These

THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN

By Bob Franken

Now that President Donald Trump has totally alienated the leaders of the traditional U.S. allies before escaping from Canada, it's easy to see what he hopes to gain from that experience when he sat down with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. North Korea could give him some pointers on how the United States will exist as another pariah nation.

Wed
20
Jun
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The Business Doctor

By Dr. Raymond Youngblood Jr.

Get on my team or get on. Isn’t that what you want to say to partners, staff, or contractors who can't seem to get on the same page as you. They always got a better way of doing something that what you originally laid out. You have taken the time, the money, the energy, and a good portion of your life to create this business. Now everybody and their mommy got a better way of doing it than you. Though they have not invested nearly as much time, money, or energy they seem to know everything. You are tired of going round and round about the direction of the business or project. With all that said you still have to be cordial and professionally present, “Get on my team or get on.”

Wed
13
Jun
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Roseanne, Samantha and Kim Jong Un

By Bob Franken

By now, you're probably tired of hearing about Roseanne Barr and her racist tweet. It was another case where the usual bottom-line-feeding corporate executives were forced to display a flash of conscience. Or they calculated that her show, which has made ABC millions of dollars, would now make them nothing but trouble if they didn't get rid of her in a big hurry. So, Roseanne Barr is now in the dumpster.

What's interesting is the Trumpster's reaction. Even Donald Trump seemed to heed the advice of a grown-up; either that or he was taking his meds. Whatever the reason, he didn't directly defend Roseanne or her sense of humor, even though he previously has bragged about her big success and big ratings -- mainly because she's such a rarity in show business, a Donald Trump admirer.

 

Wed
13
Jun
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The Business Doctor

By Dr.Raymond Young blood Jr.

Wives, are you trying to get rid of your husbands? Husbands, do you want to get rid of your wives? Calm down y’all getting excited. This not that kind of article. Get your minds out the gutter. I’m the business doctor. I’m talking about get rid of them at work, on the job, in the office, at the shop, from the restaurant, or off the project. 

Your spouse/significant other (SO’s) is screwing things up, blaming everyone, and getting things wrong more than a parent helping a kid with their homework. Remember when you were a kid and your parents would help with homework. You felt proud.

 

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Wed
06
Jun
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Homeland Security Announcement Flew Under the Radar

By Joe Guzzardi

Federal agencies that deal with immigration love to deliver bad news late on Friday afternoon. Better yet to obscure the disappointing announcement is when the Friday falls on a three-day national holiday weekend. So, on this year's Memorial Day getaway Friday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, hoping that the fewest possible people would be paying attention, announced that DHS was, once again, caving into big business interests. DHS will issue an additional 15,000 H-2B visas during fiscal year 2018; the new round of visas is on top of the existing 66,000 allocation.

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Wed
06
Jun
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The Business Doctor

By Dr.Raymond Youngblood Jr.

Control. I have found myself in lots of situations where people wanted control over my every move. Controlling girlfriends, government officials, and even my children. Everyone wants to control, but not everyone knows what to do with the control. This is life! In business not having control of a simple situation can cost you. I have gone to negotiate deals, but I knew something the other side was not aware. They wanted to use what seems to be an insignificant meal to measure their control of the situation. If they could talk me into lunch when I didn’t have the time, then they could get me to do other things. You see, some people do things by accident and others are calculated. Seasoned professionals will be calculated. To control another human being is merely a false belief because they can change their minds at any point, which turns the outcome unless changing their minds is the intended outcome. 

Wed
30
May
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Political Cartoon by Dave Granlund, Minnesota

By Tom Purcell

The more the American prom changes, the more it stays the same. The modern prom, reports Slate, "may be traced to the Ivy League and the annual tradition of a 'presentation week,' during which formal dress and dancing accompanied a promenade concert." In the 20th century, the prom expanded to high schools, and is now a rite of passage for American teens everywhere. I sure hope this year's promgoers have a better experience than I did in 1980. I didn't know my date very well. She was in my photography class, pretty and, more important, available. She laid down the law prior to the big night. "I heard about you, a regular class clown," she said. "You better not show up in a limo, wear a top hat or cane or do anything else to embarrass me.

 

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Wed
30
May
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The Business Doctor

By Dr.Raymond

 

Tipping Point. What if the only way to fix your business is to allow it to fail. It must crumble all the way to the ground. It must burn like a tire set on fire with fuel. It reaches a point that everything goes wrong, that it is useless to try and save it. You see, a tipping point happens in every aspect of life. A tipping point has total rewards or a disaster. A tipping point cannot be controlled; it cannot be avoided, it cannot be delayed. Once something reaches a point of no return, even if you make a great effort to turn it around you have already reached the tip.

Wed
23
May
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The Business Doctor

 By Dr.RaymondYoungblood Jr.

Scary - Cat ! Stop being so dang scary. Sometimes you have to get downright nasty. The international /small business arena is growing crowded and either you can take calculated risks, or you will be forced to make an unplanned risk. You should dig in so deep that you have to be carried out. You got this little rinky-dinky (meaning inferior) business and you to afraid to move left or right. You are fearful of the IRS, you afraid of the government, you afraid to take a chance, you afraid of your own darn shadow. Why? For what? Are you a criminal? Are you doing criminal activities or are you just afraid?

Wed
23
May
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Did you know?

By Raymond Powell

Memorial Day, the last Monday of May (many take the last Sunday of May) is the day we honor Americans who have given their lives in military service. Called Decoration Day when graves of soldiers killed in the Civil War were decorated with flowers. The earliest Memorial observances occurred in Waterloo, New York and Columbus, Mississippi.

The first widespread observance of Decoration Day to observe the dead was in 1868 when Gen. John Logan had all graves in Arlington National Cemetery decorated with flowers and flags. Pres. James Garfield gave a speech in which she said, “For love of Country they accepted death and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

 

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