Manufacturing a Team of Millennials

Manufacturing in the United States has shown significant growth over the last 10 years.  However, the industry is now facing one of its greatest challenges.  Finding enough quality, trained individuals to fill manufacturing positions as baby boomers retire.  A report by the Manufacturing Institute found that American manufacturers could face a deficit of as many View Article →

Knowledge Management: Retaining Your Invaluable Knowledge

Organizations today face extraordinary challenges.  Increased competition, adapting to economic and geographic globalization, compliance with unfunded regulatory mandates, skyrocketing employee benefits costs, business model disruption due to todays rapid pace of innovation, political election cycles unpredictable business impacts, global volatility, etc…     To remain profitable, and competitive, mastering the ability to do more with less is View Article →

Ransomware: An Enduring risk to Organizations and Individuals

I had the pleasure of hosting a panel of distinguished cybersecurity practitioners at CIANJ’s Financial Decision Makers Roundtable. The dialogue revealed the importance of prioritizing cybersecurity from the top-down and fostering a culture of awareness across the entire organization (not just the IT Department). The panelists aimed to dispel the myth that small and medium-sized View Article →

Urbanomics: Millennial Migration to the Urban-Burbs

Urbanomics: Millennial Migration To The Urban-Burbs Generation Y, mostly known as the millennial generation, continually illustrates how different they are from their parents’ generation. Unlike the typical “American Dream” of moving to the suburbs to start their lives and have a family, many millennials are moving out, starting families and buying homes later in their View Article →

New Legislation Includes Favorable R & D Credit Provisions

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed an extenders package called the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act).  The new law makes the research and development (R&D) tax credit permanent, retroactively to January 1, 2015, and preserves both the regular credit and the alternative simplified credit. This allows taxpayers to compare View Article →