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Larry Boyer

Larry Boyer Blog

Chief Economist and Coach

Oakton - Virginia

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4 years ago

in Job Hunting and Career Change

Is Your Industry and Job Under Threat?

We get very comfortable with our jobs and even the company we work for, especially if you work for a large company. Even if we see macrotrends like AI, robotics and automation reshaping the economy we’re take a look to see how the impacts will ripple their way to us. The technolo ...

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4 years ago

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Death of An Iconic Brand: RIP Toys R Us

Today we say good-bye to another iconic brand. At least in the US Toys R Us has touched most, if not everyone, alive Today. That’ makes it’s passing at age 70 all the more heart felt. With so many people sharing experiences, growing up with the store and bring their own children, ...

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4 years ago

The Creative Destruction of You: Reinvent Yourself for Continued Success

Creative destruction is often talked about in terms of product development. Let’s take it out of this context and put in in the context and apply it to you and your personal development. · Creative destruction is the process of creating a new and better product that destroys the ...

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5 years ago

Artificial Intelligence: Will It Kill Your Job or Let You Live The Dream?

Artificial Intelligence, or AI,  is hot topic these days. Along with robotics and automation, depending on who you listen to AI is either the most wonderful or most disastrous development in human history. Will AI take your job away? Will it free you from boring or dangerous task ...

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5 years ago

How To Be An Olympian In Your Life - Insights From 4 Time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez

Passion. Purpose. Determination. You probably think you’re heard it all before. Hang on. · I’d like to share with you an A-Ha · that came up during a conversation with four time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez. He is the only person to have competed in four Olympic Games in four differen ...

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6 years ago

Martin Luther King, Jr. Schooled Us On How To Transform Ourselves With A Vision Statement

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. . . . · I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the hea ...

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6 years ago

It's Holiday Party Time. 3 Tips To Be Ready For Informal Networking

The holiday season is upon us and with it office parties, gatherings of friends and family, charity events, volunteer opportunities, and more. While we all like to kick back and relax it's also a time when we get to meet people in a casual context. And when you meet someone, what ...

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6 years ago

in Career Advice

Three Ways Helping Others Helps Your Career

There is a fundamental truth in business that often gets lost in the quest for results, revenue and profits:  · All business is about helping people.This applies both inside and outside the company. It may be easy to see that a business exists to provide a needed product or servi ...

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6 years ago

How Can You Be Successful?

"How do I become more successful?" · That's usually the question people  ask me when they first want to talk about coaching. · What is Success?  · It sounds like a simple question.  · It's a question I've asked myself many times over the years. Perhaps you've asked yourself as we ...

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6 years ago

What Is A Career Vision Statement and How To Make One

The Vision Statement is an important tool we can borrow from the business world to apply to your career. A Vision Statement is a short description of your career aspirations. The vision statement is descriptive of more than just your title and describes what you're doing and the ...

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6 years ago

A Look at Labor Day and Its Meaning For Today's Leaders

Labor Day is fast approaching, but what is it all about? Do you know? Do you care? Is it relevant? · Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the summer. A last chance to hit the beaches and barbecue before the kids head back to school. · For most of us, today’s Labor Day holiday is ...

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6 years ago

Planned Obsolescence - The Personal Development Skill You Must Learn

One thing is for certain in this world - change is happening fast! · Today's technologies and work process are not simply evolving slowly, they are being replaced overnight. In the past perhaps you could see how the technology was evolving and the company would provide training f ...

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6 years ago

The Most Important Skill to Develop As A Leader

People are screaming!  Are you listening?  · Whether you are a business leader, political leader or civic leader listening to the people you are leading or looking to lead is critical to your success.  We see leaders of all types and styles succeeding and failing as a simple resu ...

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6 years ago

Three Lessons on Success You Can Learn From a Veteran

For some lessons on how to build a more successful career or business this Memorial Day weekend take a look at some people who are experts at getting hard things done - our military veterans. Often their skills and drive are misunderstood as a result of news stories and the movie ...

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6 years ago

Remembering Mom - Three Lessons In Life

Some things you don't understand until their gone. · Five years ago I lost my mother. It was a frigid Massachusetts February morning and the snow was nearly as deep as I am tall. February 7th, 2011.  My father wanted to wait for a beautiful Spring day to bury her ashes. He chose ...

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