Econ Recon:

Hard Landing, Soft Landing or No Landing: Dr. Brian Wesbury recently remarked, “a growing chorus of economists and investors have decided that the pessimistic narrative had it wrong all along, that the US isn’t headed for a hard landing, which would mean a recession, it isn’t even headed for a soft landing, which would mean a […]

The Greatest US Technology Entrepreneur?

Harry Truman once said that “the only thing new under the sun is the history you haven’t read yet.” One of my favorite websites is American Business History Center run by Gary Hoover (founder of Hoover’s, Inc.- now owned by Dun and Bradstreet). If you’re looking for great, concise articles on the history of American business and the lessons […]

Anatomy of Inflation

In a time of surging inflation, it’s easy to believe that the prices of everything have gone up.  But the truth is that not all goods or services are equally impacted by a general increase in the price level…and some have actually declined in real terms. Check out this graph of Consumer Price Inflation by Type of Good or Service (2000-2022). […]

The What and Why of Chat

If you’re a C-Level executive trying to separate the heat from the light regarding ChartGPT, you’ve got plenty of company. Vistage Speaker Marc Emmer recently penned an article for INC Magazine that takes the topic to 30,000 feet. If you’d like a little clarity on what ChatGPT is and what it really means for business, take […]

The Performance Trap

Most managers want to be promoted. But even when a manager is a high performer, assuming they’ll be a great manager is not a foregone conclusion and can be a trap that is easy to step into.  For example, if you’ve been a Vistage member, you’ve likely been warned by various speakers of the danger of assuming your […]

And Now, The Great Regret?

A Fast Company article states “One study found that 80% of those who quit their jobs felt regret…Recent studies suggest that many of those who took part in the Great Resignation that began in 2021 (and remains ongoing) are unsatisfied in their new roles, and some are even trying to get their old jobs back.” […]

Best Blogs

I resource material for your “edification, enlightenment, and enjoyment” from many sources. I will continue to provide specific recommendations as above for the content I think is worthwhile. But if you don’t find anything to your liking above, check out this list of the best (in my opinion) blogs, websites etc. for the C-Level Executive. I will feature […]

For Our Friends Outside the C-Level Family

These webinars from Vistage Research are available to Vistage Members and Non-members alike.Cutting-Edge Decision-Making Resources from Vistage ResearchEvents open to Members and non-Members

Monetary Mayhem Clouds the Crystal Ball

The macro economy is the sum total of millions of consumption and investment decisions which collectively hard enough to forecast. When you factor in the actions of a major player like the Federal Reserve and its monetary policy decisions, predictions become even much harder. Economist Brian Wesbury explains how “Monetary Mayhem Clouds the Crystal Ball” and warns […]

Econ Recon

Around the World in Six Minutes: The United States may be the most powerful, richest country in the world, but we are still just part of the global economy and what others do affects us…and what we do affects them. Dr. Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics offers a 6-minute ITR Trends Talk that offers a summary […]