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If America is Failing Today's Workers, What must we do

If America is Failing Today’s Workers, What must we do?

By David Harder on the May, 17, 2020

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy   As the pandemic hit our country, our workers were already in distress from underemployment. On the surface, we were given glowing reports of the […]


My Last Pandemic

By David Harder on the April, 22, 2020

It was the early 80s. My first partner and I had just moved in together. He had just passed the California State Bar and gone to work for a big law firm. I was making good money in the staffing industry and getting concert dates in jazz clubs. We got […]


Could Sheltering Become Your Turning Point?

By David Harder on the April, 6, 2020

Every generation gets an event that tends to shape their thinking, outlook, and behavior. In my personal experience, the current events that we are encountering today cannot help but create a re-set in most of our lives. There will be a profound positive change in our culture. Sadly, we will […]


Who Wants To Be a Billionaire?

By David Harder on the March, 11, 2020

“Want to become a billionaire? Then help a billion people. The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” Peter Diamandis – Co-Founder, X-Prize   History has long demonized wealth and the rich. The problem with blaming the rich is that the very people who point their fingers in […]


Success Will Never Care if You Are a Man or a Woman

Success Will Never Care if You Are a Man or a Woman

By David Harder on the March, 2, 2020

To suggest that we are living in deep turmoil could be my understatement of the day.   Much of today’s turmoil involves ongoing collisions with change and for many, Harvey Weinstein’s conviction represents a turning point. But, a turning point for what?   Advancing technology is part of it. The […]


The Great Big Insult About Soft Skills

The Great Big Insult About Soft Skills

By David Harder on the February, 17, 2020

“How can you say such hurtful things to people? Words Matter! Seriously, how do you sleep in your car at night?” Triumph the Insult Comic Dog   Soft skills deserve a big fat apology from most human capital, training, and sales professionals.   Why do we so easily dismiss the […]


Want to Enter the Future of Work? This 18-Year-Old Already Has!

Want to Enter the Future of Work? This 18-Year-Old Already Has!

By David Harder on the January, 27, 2020

Last night, millions watched the Grammy Awards televised from the Staples Center. Only hours before, sports icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter lost their lives. For many, performing in the “house that Kobe built,” became a remarkably moving experience for people that were there or watching on Television.   As […]


Work Time to Start Something New?

Work. Time to Start Something New?

By David Harder on the January, 15, 2020

We are living at a time when doing what we most love to do is what we ought to do for a living.   There has never been a better time to do the work that matters and to do the work we love.   Technology isn’t taking away work, […]


Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

Does Your Tribe Own You or Support You?

By David Harder on the January, 6, 2020

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. – Freidrich Nietzsche   We take people through journies […]


How on Earth Do We Prepare Them for the Future of Work?

How on Earth Do We Prepare Them for the Future of Work?

By David Harder on the January, 1, 2020

Today’s children are growing towards a future that many parents don’t understand. From the statistics, it is clear that many parents are encountering career challenges of their own. For example, about half of our nation’s workers now characterize themselves as “underemployed.” In most cases, these are individuals who are having […]


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