Monthly Archives: October 2014

Gary Kapanowski: New Science Backed Persuasion Techniques

There is something to be said for the new techniques for persuasion communication. This article by Jessica Stillman describes some of the newer ideas in this topic. The latest studies surround the following: moderate eye contact, keep the limit to three, and uncertainty is your friend. See if this provides any updated communication tools for […]

Gary Kapanowski: The Billionaire Club

Many people are talking about the income gap between the have and the have-nots. Having real data provides meaning to the observations sited as fact by many pundits. Catey Hill from MarketWatch wrote an interesting article using real data to clarify many interesting features such as There is 1 billionaire for every 3 million people […]

Gary Kapanowski: SpaceX…The Final Frontier

Space….the final frontier…..this is the opening line for any spacecraft launch. On September 24th, the SpaceX organization successfully reached the International Space Station, delivering nearly 5,000 pounds of cargo to the orbiting lab, the fourth official resupply mission for NASA and fifth trip to station overall. In case you haven’t heard, the US space program […]

Gary Kapanowski: The Problems with Long Term Unemployment

This is a great article by MarketWatch regarding the issues involved with long term unemployment. This is unfortunately something many of us have experienced. Please review the article to obtain a better understanding of this issue and how to combat against the negative aspects of this situation. As Master Black Belts, we need to understand […]

Gary Kapanowski: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone?

In reviewing your career, is necessary to also review the “Voice of the Customer” (VOC). We need to understand what the customer is requesting in order to obtain a job in any era. Since the job loss from 2008 has now been replaced with a different product mix, i.e. different jobs, review your career and […]

Gary Kapanowski: Questions tech companies ask job candidates

After talking to several students regarding job interviews, the subject of interview questions and anxiety are brought up simultaneously. There are many books and research on this topic, but this article seems to place it perfectly for candidates – WHAT??? Listed below are the top ten questions from a survey this year. As a hint […]

Gary Kapanowski: Saudis, other Gulf States to oppose OPEC output cuts – Predicted here

As predicted in previous blogs, the Gulf nations agreed to oppose any cut to OPEC production despite the falling oil prices per barrel. As reported on 10/16/14, these members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries do not want to lose any share in global oil markets. The next meeting is in Vienna on […]

Gary Kapanowski: Wall Street Metric signals Market Declining Alarm – Should We Listen?

This week the S&P 500 reached a trade metric used by many traders to sell: crossing the 200-day moving average when above the previous day. The last time this occurred was 683 days ago, November 20, 2012. Along with the decline was the previous month’s all-time high for the S&P, most analyst were predicting a […]

Gary Kapanowski: Can OPEC Remain Together Amid Falling Oil Prices?

This is a follow-up article on some recent news regarding the oil cartel OPEC. Many of the members are complaining due to the falling prices for oil and lack of production adjustment to stabilize the oil price. At this time it’s a good reminder to understand why OPEC was created. It was founded to leverage […]