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Pete Latona enjoyed a lengthy sales management career with AT&T and retired in 2006 to form his own consulting business. He currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Nancy.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009     

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First Find Your Team, Then Teamwork Teamwork is something we hear about in the world of sports and in the world of business. How can we apply the principles of teamwork on an even higher level? What is this team that we all play for?

Monday, June 22, 2009 (2 comments)     

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Health Care Reform: Wake Up America The healthcare debate is once again alive and well in the Land of the Free. (As long as you don't mean free healthcare.) The healthcare industry is amassing their vast resources and placing their paid mercenaries at the gates to their vaults. Woe to anyone who tries to break in.

Saturday, June 13, 2009     

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Ed Whitacre: Poor Choice for General Motors The American tax payer should take note of the recent appointment of Ed Whitacre as the new Chairman of GM. We are significant shareholders in this company and there is nothing in Mr. Whitacre's record that qualifies him for this position.. The time to speak up is now.

Thursday, June 4, 2009     

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Paul Newman's Terrific Legacy Paul Newman left us so much more than his body of work as an actor. I would argue his gifts as a human being far out weigh his gifts as an artist. He was an altruist and we should take time to contemplate how he lived his life. Not so much to praise him, but to learn to emulate him. We may not be as fortunate, we may not have as much to give away, but we all have something.

Thursday, June 4, 2009     

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Economists and Weathermen Both economists and weathermen are in the business of forecasting. Although economists enjoy an aura of intellectualism, who really gets it right most of the time? Why do we put so much stock in economic forecasts, when there are hundreds to choose from?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 (8 comments)     

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Who Are the Evil Corporations? Recently, a popular Internet Blog posed the question, "Who is the most evil corporation"? Since responses were solicited, I replied that they are all evil so why does it really matter. However, my definition of evil is not in the traditional sense.

Saturday, May 30, 2009 (9 comments)     

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The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect is a concept born out of quantum physics, but it has much greater implications than just a scientific principle. It is something we should all be aware because we create our own cause and consequences daily.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 (8 comments)     

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Are Baseball Players Paid Too Much? A recent survey conducted with major league baseball fans inquired as to what factor is most detrimental to this sport. The answer might surprise you

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 (3 comments)     

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American Politics: Over Promise Then Under Deliver Politicians make many promises to make our lives better. Promises they cannot possibly keep. On some level we know this, but it is easier to put the responsibility on someone else's shoulders and blame them when it does not happen. Our world is in a mess and we must unite and take this responsibility back.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 (1 comments)     

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Bernie Madoff...Come On Down! Some crimes are so egregious, so immoral; such an insult to humanity, that mere jail time does not seem enough. I submit that Bernie Madoff falls into this category. The following is my suggestion to give Mr. Madoff further opportunity for repentance

Friday, May 15, 2009 (7 comments)     

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Shameless Hedge Funds Force Chrysler into Bankruptcy As the stake holders in the Chrysler Company convened to negotiate a compromise that would allow Chrysler to avoid bankruptcy, it became clear that the hedge funds would stand in the way. They have been widely criticized all the way up to the President for acting in their own self interest. Were they the only ones?

Saturday, May 9, 2009 (2 comments)     

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A Simple Analogy of the Housing Collapse There has been much confusion with all of the different explanations as to how we got ourselves into this housing collapse. The following is a simple story that may shed some light on the events.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (6 comments)     

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Why Obama's Economic Plan Will Fail How many times have we been told not to put all of our eggs in one basket? Yet, we sure seem to be placing a lot of eggs in President Obama's basket and then we sit back waiting for him to scramble them up and serve them to us on a platter. If we think one person can rescue us from this financial mess, we better think again

Friday, April 3, 2009 (3 comments)     

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The American Dream Turns into a Nightmare If foreclosures are just a symptom, then what is our disease? How did our economy get so sick and what can we do to heal? We are facing a new reality that requires us to significantly shift our paradigms.

Thursday, March 26, 2009 (2 comments)     

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Who Are These Bad Guys in this Mortgage Mess? With all of the current conversation about the necessity of helping home owners who are in danger of losing their homes, there is additional conversation regarding should we help everybody. Although it is easy to point fingers, perhaps there is a more important opportunity to all pull together to get out of this mess.

Friday, March 13, 2009 (8 comments)     

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I Thought I Was Retired But I Am Now Unemployed A story of a former member of corporate America who lost all of his retirement savings, though he played by the rules.