Category: Future view

  • People keep asking . . . . .

    When I turned 63 (and I am now 65), people started asking me about my retirement plans.  No one asked before I turned 63.  Interestingly, the number of questions I get on this topic have decreased as I have ‘passed through’ 63.  Let me answer ....

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  • 2022 Trends - Even the Terms Are Different!

    Each year, Wunderman Thompson (the ‘old’ J. Walter Thompson organization) publishes a list of trends that will impact us for the year as well as for the foreseeable future.  This year’s list has a couple of new categories (there are always 10 categories with...

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  • Half Way Through 2021 (2020 – a year to ‘remember’ AND forget at the same time!)

    2021 – I remember the excitement of ending 2020 (‘thank goodness that’s over!) and the hopeful way in which we entered 2021.  The pandemic is still in our (recent) memories.  Things seem to be opening up cautiously.  Some things are more open than...

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  • Live Meetings!

    Yesterday, I had a LIVE coffee meeting with a Human Resources Leader.  Tomorrow, I have a live breakfast meeting scheduled with a colleague and a late afternoon cocktail meeting scheduled with another Human Resources leader. Are you vaccinated? A...

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  • Time To Renew Zoom!

    So many reminders that the pandemic has been part of our lives for just over one year . . . . . . I received my Zoom ‘Standard Pro’ annual auto-renewal notice yesterday.  (Zoom was a ‘baby technology’ one year ago.) Harvard Business...

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  • 2021 Terminology – and NEW Interpretations!

    Who knew that the names Zoom, WebEx, Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting would become part of our vocabulary – and our lives.  (Does anyone use Skype anymore?)   Each year (or two), I update a list of terms that are somewhat trendy – and definitely...

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  • Things To Be Thankful For!

    2020 . . . . . it has been a year to remember – and forget – all at the same time.   (Who would have thought that one of the more normal parts of 2020 would be Tiger King?)  I don’t know too many people that would want to repeat 2020, but...

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  • We Start Year 25!

    It’s hard to believe – August 1996 was the beginning of Abeln, Magy & Associates (now Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates).  Each day I feel lucky to be part of such a great team and in such a dynamic industry.  Many search firms count recessions...

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  • Technology – The Positive Impact Today

    I remember when having a computer was still new (no age comments please).  In addition, there were actually ‘machines’ what were really just word processors.  The first ‘Word Processor’ I worked on was the size of a desk – an entire desk.  The...

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  • Keeping Up On Terminology for 2020

    Every year or two, we try to find the new words (and repeating words) that are new yet have become part of our daily vocabulary (or will become part of our daily vocabulary).  Here is the list for 2020.  Enjoy - and start using them...

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