Access to a Livelihood

I believe strongly in empowerment for career readiness and access. I have focused in blogging on five ways in which we can give everyone greater access to the careers of their choice:

I will periodically write blogs or, in other ways, provide financial support for organizations that address these issues.  Generally, if given a choice, I will refuse to contribute to a candidate who strongly advocates much higher minimum wages, because promoting higher minimum wages is philosophically so at odds with what I believe that I have to wonder about the candidate’s values.

Books and Resources
"Learning by Doing: The Real Connection between Innovation, Wages and Wealth"

My Partners & Resources

The Workplace
The Insitute for Justice
Common Good
Blogs related to livelihood
Occupational licensing limits access to middle class jobs Occupational licensing limits access to middle class jobs
Occupational licensing is out of control, This has to change.
The More Optimistic, but Different, Future of Mail The More Optimistic, but Different, Future of Mail
I am more optimistic about the future of the Postal Service than either of these authors, but the Postal Service has to adapt in certain ways to take advantage of future opportunities
Adaptability is the #1 Success Factor Today Adaptability is the #1 Success Factor Today
Adaptability is far more important in talent evaluation than it was when I was promoted to be Pitney Bowes Chairman and CEO in 1996, because the Board prioritized adaptability to both known and unknown challenges over more traditional “qualifications".
What is the role of luck in success? What is the role of luck in success?
Is success a result of luck or individual tenacity and skill?
Who Stocks the Beverage Cooler? Who Stocks the Beverage Cooler?
Recently, I went to Nashville to help a close friend, who is managing a convenience store. The two days I spent there were incredibly revealing.

What The American Dream Is All About
January 11th, 2015

Coping with new employment environment

The Mildly Crazy Mind of an Entrepreneur

Creating jobs by eliminating entry barriers to them

The Decline of the Middle Class

Rapid increases in minimum wages a bad idea

Higher Minimum Wages

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