Professionals are expected to work for free ……בעלי מקצועות חופשיים מצופים לעבוד בחינם

A short practical joke, these are the best. Had a coffee yesterday with a couple of friends, and we were also discussing business: marketing, business development, fundraising/investment. I was bitching how people – entrepreneurs and business owners – approach me to engage for my services, shamelessly proposing to work on a ‘success fee’.  Many execs apparently […]

The Alchemy of modern economics – the Fundless Society

I must admit that the subject of this post has simmered long time and the trigger was the recent discussion in one of LinkedIn groups: a laid-off 55-year old professional struggling to get back into organised employment. I won’t go into all the comments and advice that the poor chap got – most of them […]

Why I like Putin- breaking News!

5/1/2013 – I must have been prescient when I wrote the below. Apparently, Gerard Depardieu received Russian citizenship. Open the following update from  the Guradian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/04/gerard-depardieu-club-russian-citizens and Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/06/us-russia-depardieu-idUSBRE90206G20130106 And something else – got this great quote from a friend in an email today: “I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist and neither […]

Ride the panic – sack ’em ‘ol!!!!

I have managed to reconstruct the article (published in TIM’s November 2008 newsletter) from my personal files. Below: November Guest Author Ride the panic – sack ‘em ‘ol!!!!!! By: Vickie Zisman “Hey ho, hey ho – it’s time for you to go” and you, you and you. The whole millions and millions of YOU – […]