Will Bill Cosby Rehabilitate Monica Lewinsky?

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Bill Cosby’s alleged mistreatment of young women has permanently ruined his reputation as the family man of television comedy and as a leader of the African-American community whose popularity and reasonableness crossed all racial and ethnic lines. If the allegations against him are true, the blame for each and every incident falls on Cosby alone. As almost everyone agrees, the young women involved were clearly the victims. Cosby’s modus operandi was to lure the women with friendly advice, offering a potential mentoring relationship and even indicating that acting roles or creative ...
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The Road Part II: Be Your Own Artisan

Be Your Own Artisan
To achieve the greatest results from the cultivation of your positive attributes, commit your best ability. Think of yourself as a worker "employed" by yourself to benefit your career, and then imagine that worker as a craftsman or an artisan, old-fashioned terms that predate our rapid-production, cloud computing age. Craftsmen and artisans are special people who blend art with the practical, and through excellence and care create wonderful things that enrich our lives. Think of potters, carpenters, masons, smiths, all cultivating their abilities through the everyday items they make. The ...
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The Answer Starts Within

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There are constant calls from many self-help career advisors for a more assertive and aggressive attitude at work in the advancement of one's career. The idea is that, especially for women and for those who are members of minority ethnic or racial groups such behavior is essential to getting ahead. But is this really a smart path to follow? Accepting such a belief couples the myth of confrontational necessity with the myth of an ambition gap. Those who support this argument continually point to statistics such as the low percentages of women and members of various minority groups in high...
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Talented People Radio

Talented People Radio
Click Play to Listen to Talented People Radio   In this outcome-obsessed society, too many business folks grope desperately for success, forgetting the very reason they were attracted to business in the first place. Listen to Keith Danko on Talented People Radio to set us on the infinitely more satisfying path toward a fulfilling career. Having risen with marked success to the top of one of business' most competitive arenas, Danko passes on not a step-by-step guide, but rather an original, carefully thought out philosphy of conduct and attitude that leads to an enriched life, em...
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Sino US relations going mainstream

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Reprinted from China Daily USA There's a growing public awareness of the size of investment between China and the US, as well as greater coverage in the US about trade between the world's two largest economies, according to a panel of financial experts. "Today the New York Post had two mentions of China that are very prominent," Keith Danko, a founding member of New Jersey-based Witherspoon Consulting Partners LLC, said on Monday. "Right on the second page an article about Chinese tourism increasing here in New York City says: 'the city's most coveted tourists hail from China and the...
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A Different Person…

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Assertiveness seems to be the buzzword hanging on everyone’s lips as the solution for career advancement. The notion that unless you aggressively assert your claim to promotions, raises, perks, bonuses and the like within any business or organization, you will not receive your due, or worse, you will see someone else take it from you, has become ingrained as the go-to advice for anyone seeking to build a successful career. Unfortunately for many who have followed this advice, being assertive is not always the right approach. Indeed, in my experience it is too often the wron...
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