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Putting your pay raise to work

Now that you finally got that nice little raise, what you will do with it? Treat yourself to a nice dinner? How would you spend it? I am sure the question “how do rich folks spend their money” may have crossed your mind at some point or whenever you had…

Making A Case for Surface Pro

The marketing push that Microsoft has garnered clearly suggests that the tech giant is fully geared up for mobile computing. Some say that Microsoft’s strategic plans came too little too late, but I think it’s perfect timing to see Office 365, Surface RT, Surface Pro, SkyDrive and Windows 8 all…

Health Insurance industry in post reform B2C world

The federally facilitated exchanges and the defined contribution models will shift the business-to-business (b2b) focus towards business-to-consumer (b2c). In the consumer market the brands and the perception they create are the primary influencers in purchase decisions. Let’s say there are two laptops showcased, a MacBook Air and a no brand laptop,…

Become a great leader

During the year 1919 a man was fired by his boss from Kansas City Star newspaper. Lack of imagination was cited as the reason for letting go. That man, whose name we now famously know, was Walt Disney. Ironically Disney eventually bought ABC, the parent company that owned the newspaper.…

Rise of the Healthcare Pricing Tools

The notion “you get what you pay for” almost always holds true for general merchandise like clothing and related accessories. The high-end brands are usually expensive because their quality is directly proportional to the price of the product. Comparatively in case of healthcare, the price variances can be a little…

Landing Promotions and Raises

Money is one of the key rewards for excellence and is a catalyst to increased motivation. However, pay raises are often mistaken to be intertwined with promotions. A promotion is not and should not be the only way to get a healthy raise.  This is a second post in the…

No real Medicare solution in 2013 Fiscal Cliff deal

I was hoping, or to put it more accurately, dreaming, that the senate and the house will give sequestration and SGR a reasonable thought during the fiscal cliff discussions. Looking at the outcome I fear a gradual drop in the number of physicians dealing with the Medicare. The fiscal cliff…

Become Indispensable & Recognized at Work

Have you ever felt that some individuals travel through the ranks and receive recognition relatively easy compared to others? In some cases so much so that it seems like the handy work of sheer luck. This type of phenomenon is quite common to the candidates who share specific traits. The…