The deficit under current law is projected to be larger this year, but smaller over the 2017 – 2026 period, than CBO projected in March. Since January, CBO has reduced its projections of GDP growth and interest rates over the coming decade.
HARDI’s Branch Manager Certification Program and Sales Manager Certification Program are both just out of their launch phases and now have a combined 150 graduates between them. As they solidify their positions as flagships among HARDI’s education resources, and with cohorts having just graduated from both programs, it’s time to take a closer look at them.
I recently had the opportunity of catching up with a long-standing industry friend, Steve Coscia. Over the years, I have touted Steve as the finest soft skills expert in our industry. Nothing has changed my opinion.
They came, they saw, and, hopefully, they bought the sage advice as a variety of experts provided insight on how to make the purchasing process more profitable during HARDI’s Purchasing Conference held April 10-12 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
True confessions here: I started my research for this article with the hopes of finding someone who was totally not into strategic planning. I hoped to find someone successful who would openly state they didn’t believe in strategic planning. I wasn’t looking for a fight.
When I took over this magazine, I was fortunate enough to receive some laudatory comments about my arrival. Note, the comments came from others, and now that we’re approaching my second-year anniversary, I hope they feel the same way.
At a recent cookout I attended, the subject turned to the demotion in June of NBC’s Brian Williams from the anchor desk of the NBC Nightly News to the vast hinterlands of cable news and MSNBC. This occurred after the revelation that he fabricated multiple stories and that his “first hand” accounts of what happened were about as truthful as the score keeping at a golf scramble.