The Federal Reserve's latest survey of senior loan officers has some cheery news. I like to look at the percentage of banks tightening credit standards, versus easing credit standards. Keep in mind that banks are very hesitant to admit that
Today's employment report was good. Lots of jobs added, and unemployment took a sizable drop. This isn't full employment yet, but the economy is clearly improving. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning one contractor having trouble finding carpenters; he
Consumers are feeling better about current conditions and prospects for the future, but the improvement is gradual and subject to short-term swings. Business leaders reading the papers or watching TV might think that "consumers are tapped out." Neither the
Economic contingency planning is a specific case of scenario planning. I've not pushed scenario planning because so often I saw too simplistic examples, such as a base case that looks like a straight line, an optimistic sceario that was a
I posted Jobs Outlook 2013-14 on my Forbes.com blog. Key takeaway: Job growth should remain steady at a sluggish pace for a few more months, and then accelerate to a moderate growth rate, without ever being strong.
I am holding a public seminar in Tualatin, Oregon on May 14. Watch my video explanation, then click on the link for more information. Click here for more information about the seminar: Making Resilient Business Decisions in an
I was just asked why I'm not blogging much anymore. I am, but it's mostly on the Conerly Forbes.com page. Here's a list of recent articles: Easier Business Credit: 4 Strategies for Corporations and Small Business Good News from
If you run a business or a division of a business, you'll want to read my Forbes.com post, "The Value of Management Consulting: Proven".
My friends are amazed that I'm optimistic about the future. They are more amazed that I think my kids will live in a better world that I did when I was in my thirties and fourties. Here's Peter Diamandis with
The ace high-tech recruiter Connie Dorrigan just released a little survey of keys to success, including the best economist for business consulting. Click here to read Many Roads Lead to Success.