Millions of young Americans are experiencing a “quarter-life crisis.” They understand that the economy and the nature of work have changed forever. Talent today want more bang for their buck. They want to leave a mark, make a contribution, have a purpose. In short, they’re seeking a calling more than a career. They crave meaning, autonomy, and exploration. Managing one’s vocation successfully is no different than managing a business. And that’s why the contingent workforce has the power to[...]
‘Tis the season, they say, especially around Thanksgiving. Who’s saying this? The big retailers that put up Christmas decorations a couple of weeks in advance, hoping to lure shoppers to the door-buster events that define Black Friday. Congratulations to those of you who braved the annual pre-dawn dash through the mall. Yes, the 2015 holiday shopping season has officially arrived -- and that means it’s also the season for hackers. Few Americans can forget the panic of 2013’s Black Friday, and not just because of the frantic rush to grab the hottest products off the shelves at “ridiculously” low prices. That was also the year over 110 million shoppers discovered that their credit card information had been stolen after hackers targeted a variety of retailers -- Target, chief among them.