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Covid Flares and War vs. the Global Supply Chain

Two years ago, the average person didn’t spend too much time thinking about the global supply chain, but that was before Covid-19 came to tangle the process of getting things to the right place at the right time. For two years the world has dealt with delays in the auto industry, ships standing endlessly in ports waiting to be unloaded, and empty grocery store shelves. And as if that was not bad enough, Russia’s attack on Ukraine has placed the already precarious supply chain in an even more difficult position. Add to that a Covid surge in China, where many parts and products are manufactured, and appears evident the supply chain woes will not be fixed any time soon.Read More »Covid Flares and War vs. the Global Supply Chain

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Beyonce sang “My persuasion can build a nation endless power. Who run the world? Girls.” And indeed, now more than ever, girls DO run the world. Women have worked their way to the top in all sorts of previously male dominated businesses, especially music, movies, and television. In the month of March, which is dedicated to the celebration of strong women, there are many musicians, celebrities, and other women to be celebrated who have started with nothing and risen to the top. These stalwart women prove that with a whole lot of effort, the glass ceiling can be smashed, and women can experience power and success on a scale equal to or exceeding men.Read More »Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Sanctions Pressure Putin after Attack on Ukraine

After months of speculation, Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the largest conventional military attack on any sovereign state since World War II. The world has responded quickly. In an unprecedented move designed to ruin Russia’s economy, the Western powers are leading the charge to create a banking crisis, which they believe will plunge Russia into a deep recession. The whole world is watching as Vladimir Putin leads the assault on Ukraine, and the West creates an attack of their own, focusing on the banking industry.Read More »Sanctions Pressure Putin after Attack on Ukraine

Continued Pain at the Used-Car Lot

You’ve heard, no doubt, about the pain at the pump, as gas prices continue to rise. But how about the pain of a used car lot, as prices for used cars have skyrocketed over the last two years? If you have tried to buy a car over this time frame, you have been met with low inventory, higher prices, and the proverbial sticker shock. Used car prices, especially, have put a choke hold on many consumers who are just trying to find a way to get around.Read More »Continued Pain at the Used-Car Lot

Shorter Workweeks Come to Four-ground

The pandemic has taught employers that nothing is impossible. When the seemingly impossible happened and workers were sent home to ride out the storm of Covid-19, productivity was not lost, and in many cases grew more prolific. And likewise, employees learned that the “traditional” daily grind of a five-day workweek is not imperative, and that fewer days of work can often lead to a more positive work/life balance. Countries around the globe have long been toggling the pendulum of work hours per week, hoping to find the magic fulcrum where both job satisfaction and productivity lie. Although Belgium is the latest country to mandate a four-day workweek, there are several countries around the globe that are already succeeding in this endeavor.Read More »Shorter Workweeks Come to Four-ground