But while predicting the price of oil is a lot like reading sheep’s entrails, can we at least predict its direction? As far as demand goes, there is little doubt the US growth cycle is getting long in the tooth. Commenting on the US Flash PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) data for December, Chris Williamson, chief economist at IHSMarkit said, ‘although growth remains relatively robust, momentum is being lost and is likely to continue to fade as we move into 2019’. The Eurozone Composite Flash PMI for December came in at a four-year low. Chinese growth too is slowing and industrial profits there have dropped for the first time in three years. … [Read more...] about Opinion | Economic outlook for 2019: Will the elephants in the room turn out to be mice?
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During the November debate, Klobuchar and Kamala Harris seemed acutely aware of that double standard. (For Harris, it is compounded by the stereotype of the angry black woman.) Given the chance to address Buttigieg’s weaknesses on the debate stage, both candidates demurred—even Klobuchar, who has previously criticized his lack of experience. Instead, she segued into an observation thick with irony. “Women are held to a higher standard,” she said. “And I think any working woman out there, any woman that’s at home, knows exactly what I mean. We have to work harder, and that’s a fact.” … [Read more...] about 6 moments from the 2020 presidential race that mirror what women face at work
3. Adjust course based on feedback When I started a small business division in one of my companies, I focused on replicating the services and products available to our larger customers. I assumed that what worked for larger clients would also work for smaller customers. But when I spoke with a future small business client, I learned that the company needed something completely different. It was a great lesson in how one piece of feedback can change your priorities for a major project. Adjusting course when necessary allows you to harvest value as you go instead of waiting until the end of the process. … [Read more...] about How to keep your next big project on track when you’re struggling to prioritize
As you ask more questions and have discussions, the type of disagreement may be clearer. For example, if you’re arguing that the best way to increase profits is to buy cheaper materials, but one of your colleague’s primary values is providing the best possible quality, you’ll likely have a different discussion than if your colleague doesn’t believe that profit margins need to be increased at all. … [Read more...] about How to find common ground when it seems impossible