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The paradox of the current job market

Virtually every conversation I have had with a business owner or executive in the last few weeks includes the lament that they desperately need and cannot, for love or money, hire new employees.

Tech world watches as Apple and Epic Games slug it out in court

First released in 2017, one of the enduringly popular versions of the online video game Fortnite is called “Battle Royale.” That’s also a fitting name for the high-stakes federal court trial pitting Fortnite developer Epic Games against Apple, an icon of the mobile economy.

Inflation jitters may bring opportunity for bond investors

Volatility has returned to the bond market. The year-to-date-rise in bond yields is remarkable more for its speed than in its magnitude. Yields remain low by historical standards, but sudden moves are unsettling and serve as a reminder that the Federal Reserve exerts the greatest amount of control over the short end of the yield curve.

Young companies leading the way on clean technologies

At the latest First Look Forum produced by three of Milwaukee’s leading research universities, three of the six presenting research teams offered solutions to cleaning water — from drinking water at home and abroad to untreated sewage discharges often triggered by storms.

Be a motivating leader!

Of all the topics in management, leadership, sales, and team training, one of the most challenging to truly grasp is the subject of motivation. Part of the reason is the lack of a fundamental understanding of the meaning of “motivation.”

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