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Analysis of The End of Work By Jeremy Rifkin – Part V: The Dawn of the Post-Market Era

The final section of Rifkin’s book discusses the implications and issues with having more free time versus working time, the diminishing market value of labor, third sector organizations, and the independent sector. Basically, these chapters offer insight into a new, emerging world where the government will have to focus more on the civil society. This […]

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Analysis of The End of Work By Jeremy Rifkin – Part IV: The Price of Progress

This section of The End of Work covers the topics of potentially permanent job loss, a dramatic farewell the working class, how automation effects all of the nations, and rising crime rates. At this point in the book, it seems it is Rifkin’s belief that automation will surely destroy life as we know it. It’s […]

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Analysis of The End of Work By Jeremy Rifkin – Part III: The Decline of the Global Labor Force

I must admit I was pretty excited to read this section of Rifkin’s book. I come from a long line of farmers, factory workers, and service workers, so I can identify with these particular groups of people. Indisputably, I have noticed a drastic decline in the farming and factory sectors in the state of North […]

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Analysis of The End of Work By Jeremy Rifkin – Part II: The Third Industrial Revolution

This week’s topic of discussion is Part II of Jeremy Rifkin’s book, The End of Work. In this section, Rifkin covers his thoughts on artificial intelligence and how it has effected African-Americans and Fordism. In my previous post, I established that Rifkin’s claims on the evils of automation have been met with much skepticism. As […]

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Analysis of The End of Work By Jeremy Rifkin – Part 1: The Two Faces of Technology

It has been well over two decades since Jeremy Rifkin wrote The End of Work. In this book, he explores the concepts of automation, corporate downsizing, and job losses associated therein. He theorizes that the technology which helped with modern industrialization will actually lead to the downfall of the world’s current workforce. Since first publishing […]

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Organizational Creation and Growth Strategies: Interrogate and Extend Concepts

ENT 630 – Co-written with Essence Walton  Why is it important to consider the implications of veil piercing in the planning stages of an organization; and how can a company maintain the “corporate veil?” Veil piercing can be detrimental to the owners, stockholders, and employees of a business entity. For this reason, it is imperative […]

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Organizational Harvesting Strategies

ENT 360 Organizational Growth – Co-written with Merida Bohanemus All good things come to an end, right?! It is important for businesses to write into their agreements and plan/ an exit strategy. Market Business News defines a harvest strategy as “a business plan for either canceling or reducing marketing spending on a product,” (Nordqvist, 2018) […]

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Organizational Growth Strategies: Franchise Agreements, Support systems, and Obligations

ENT 630 Organizational Growth Growth strategy is “Strategy aimed at winning larger market share, even at the expense of short-term earnings.” (https://businessdictionary.com) When it comes to taking a business to next level, there are many strategies which can be used to promote growth. However, one particular strategy is usually at the forefront of this topic […]

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Taking Risks: The Investor’s Side

There may come a time in a founder’s journey when he or she must admit the financial resources have been tapped out. Of course, there is no shame in this as many startups would not be able to get very far without the help of outside investors. After weighing the risks involved, that founder may […]

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Rolling with the Go-Getters

Emotional detachment can be viewed as a harsh character flaw under certain circumstances. Let’s face it; it is tough to deal with someone who seems uncaring and unapproachable at best. It is also fair to say we have been conditioned to only accept things that have been properly sugar-coated to our liking. Under these conflicting […]