The Real Jobs Issue

Brendan Moore | October 30th, 2017

There has been a lot of chatter about trade, or unfair trade, and an even greater amount of political talk about manufacturing jobs going from the United States to Mexico or China, or wherever. It’s an easy emotional trigger – “Unfair! Those people are taking advantage of us!” But, the future labor problem is automation. That is the real jobs… Read more »

The Goal In Business Is To Try and Succeed

Brendan Moore | August 13th, 2015

James Harrison, an NFL football player of considerable skill and renown that plays on the Pittsburgh Steelers, recently made the news when he posted on his Instagram account that he made his two sons return the trophies they received from their youth athletic league. The trophies were not for any sort of special achievement; instead, the trophies were “participation trophies”… Read more »

South Florida and Cuba

Brendan Moore | July 29th, 2015

Hillary Clinton, a Democratic contender in the Presidential race who stands a fair chance of being our next President, is speaking in Miami two days from now, and in that speech, is expected to call for a full lifting of the Cuban Embargo that has been in place since 1962. As she did with the immigration issue, Ms. Clinton is… Read more »

The False Economy of Paying Low Wages

Brendan Moore | July 20th, 2015

Does it make good sense to pay your employees as little as possible? Lots of small firms (and big corporations) would answer that quickly with a resounding “YES”. They would tell you that labor costs are a big part of their overall costs, and the more they can reduce labor costs, the better. But, if that’s the case, then why… Read more »

Startups Are Abandoning the Outsourcing Model

Brendan Moore | June 27th, 2015

Apparently, what’s old is new again. It’s been noticed that many new technology firms are now hiring permanent, full-time employees as opposed to obeying the previous mantra of outsourcing everything they could, and having as few employees, and assets, as possible. Startups are abandoning the outsourcing model. These companies say that investing in employees by training them, giving them a… Read more »