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The article presents responses of 10 different economists to questions regarding the state of the U.S. economy and how that will affect business and training budget. Economist Gus Faucher pointed out that the last few quarters have finally seen some small up-ticks in certain business investments, such as software. "It's not perfect yet, and there are still some bumps in the road," says David Wyss, chief economist for Standard & Poor's. "But everyone's getting more confident that this pickup really is happening."
The article focuses on the state of the U.S. economy. Economists feel that economic fundamentals are improving that means one can expect to see positive effects, such as increased hiring, business spending and better wages, soon. The housing market, which continued to boom in the past few years, is still in pretty good shape. But the author warns that rising interest rates and accounting troubles at lenders combined with high jobless figures and foreclosure rates, could indicate trouble for the future.
The article focuses on the author's experience of a shark bite and the importance of keeping one's cool in a difficult situation instead of panicking. According to the author, right before the shark chomped down on his foot, he had a "bad karma" feeling. The author was sitting on a surfboard off the coast of Florida when he was attacked. The author said that he was out in the ocean with a badly bleeding foot and a hungry, 6-foot shark circling below. This experience prompted him to reflect on lessons that one can learn from surprises.
According to the author, there is no topic that inflames more passion at the moment than what to call the profession formerly known as training. In a recent online discussion about what to call a document describing competencies for the field, the author read this amazing statement: "Under no circumstances should the word 'training' appear in the title." Here is how Pat McLagan — CEO of McLagan International, an authority on competencies in the field explains it, "If we are to be effective, our views and theories of organization must change."
The article focuses on views of the author regarding criticism leveled against Microsoft Corp. and its related products. According to the author, the steady issue of updates for vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer has chewed up his evenings as he waited patiently for the 56K modem to download the proper security patches and fixes. Most of the casual computer users are not aware of the fact that programs that they use on a daily basis could have severe design flaws that could relinquish the control of their computer to hackers. To Microsoft's credit, it has been quick to fix flaws in a product's security once it has been discovered, though some people would object to a product being released with such flaws in the first place.
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