The End of CHEAP

The End of CHEAP

The Perfect Storm to End an era of CHEAP In summary, you and I likely witnessed the cheapest phase of human industrialized history. Cheap was made possible by plentiful and freshly-leveraged foreign labor, abundant food and energy, powerful computing and internet connectivity, imbalanced environmental standards, cheap freight and affordable housing. We have reached a cathartic limit. Global powers will use trade (reward) or boycott (punishment) as the behaviors of totalitarian regimes become harder to ignore — and now we must pay for all of the value received that includes the past and present cost of politics, wars, poor planning and bad policy. Going forward, it will matter more to be energy-efficient, locally-sourced, automated, robotic, smaller and nimble.
Get Ready Philadelphia!!!

Get Ready Philadelphia!!!

Philadelphia financial professionals, get ready to ELEVATE your game this week!   I’m bringing a keynote message that can change your life and certainly help you deal with your clients. We are going to talk about DECISIONS and how great decisions are made.  See...
Are You A Legacy Builder?

Are You A Legacy Builder?

Perhaps we don’t realize we are building a legacy while we are building it. It doesn’t start out as an intentional act or a goal or destination. Legacies evolve. There’s an impressive feeling that strikes an observer of someone else’s life when the full measure of...
Career Questions and Holiday Parties

Career Questions and Holiday Parties

“How’s the job going?” – How do YOU respond? Among family and friends at gatherings and holiday parties, nearly everyone who works is asked about the status and trajectory of their job. Mom and dad ask. Siblings and friends ask. We’ve all experienced the dramatic...
#1 Secret to Hiring (or getting Hired)

#1 Secret to Hiring (or getting Hired)

My latest article for Entrepreneur.com.  click here:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/303721 The secret to hiring (or being hired) comes down to one decision… Please give it a click at the link below. Love to hear your thoughts!
Buying a Home: Deciding IF and WHEN

Buying a Home: Deciding IF and WHEN

The Decision Makeover With Mike Whitaker
Buying a Home: Deciding IF and WHEN
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A Decision Makeover process for BUYING A HOME. We discuss the IF and WHEN considerations with real data. Brief, blunt, and tailored to your goals.
Launching A Book

Launching A Book

It has been a great launch week for my book, The Decision Makeover. Thank you for supporting my writing. If you have purchased the book via Amazon or Barnes & Noble, please leave a verified review on their site on my book page. That is so important for others. I...
Buying a Home: Deciding IF and WHEN

Deciding to Start a Side Business

The Decision Makeover With Mike Whitaker
Deciding to Start a Side Business
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What are the early considerations before getting started and spending time and money on a side business? How do we make a good decision to begin? Mike takes a caller’s question and digs in.
Buying a Home: Deciding IF and WHEN

Deciding Our First Impression for Success or Failure

The Decision Makeover With Mike Whitaker
Deciding Our First Impression for Success or Failure
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How do we do a Decision Makeover about our weight when our appearance is hindering our goal achievement? Mike takes a caller’s question about this common issue and delivers 6 quick tips to start today.
How I Make Decisions In My 40s

How I Make Decisions In My 40s

I was recently asked a great question following a guest appearance on a podcast that focused upon success and happiness. Following the interview about my new book, The Decision Makeover, he asked, “How does Mike make decisions?” I took a long pause, trying to...
Buying a Home: Deciding IF and WHEN

Deciding WHEN to Get Married

The Decision Makeover With Mike Whitaker
Deciding WHEN to Get Married
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Mike discusses a caller”s question about achieving good odds of marital success by getting married within the best age range.
Why I Wrote The Decision Makeover

Why I Wrote The Decision Makeover

I have been thinking about this book for twenty years but the challenge of decision-making has recently been a daily illustration by my children who are beginning college. Like any parent, I worry about their decisions. I made up my mind to finish this book to make a...
How to Recover from Bad Decisions

How to Recover from Bad Decisions

As published in NextAvenue.org, “where grown-ups keep growing” By Shayla Stern  Editorial Director  July 13, 2017   Have you  ever made a decision so terrible and at such a crucial time in your life that it seems almost impossible to recover?   Read...
United in Bad Decisions

United in Bad Decisions

United Airlines… A Disaster… of Decision Making This past week we were treated to an amazing and horrible story about the bloodied 69 year-old United passenger who was dragged off his flight with a broken nose, concussion and broken teeth – all because he had been “bumped” by the airline at the last minute because United wanted to fly four crewmembers to another city. The next day, United’s stock dropped hundreds of millions of dollars in company value and customers around the world had one more doubt in their minds about flying these “friendly skies”. In these times, I find it interesting to look at the DECISIONS made by everyone and identify what each person or company could have done differently.
The Brave Entrepreneur Thinks About Starting a Business

The Brave Entrepreneur Thinks About Starting a Business

In Business With Mike Whitaker
The Brave Entrepreneur Thinks About Starting a Business
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Mike discusses the counterpunch to lagging careers and unemployment: Starting your own business. This show reviews some of the top considerations and decisions for starting your own business and how to be special in the market.
Women Succeeding in Business

Women Succeeding in Business

In Business With Mike Whitaker
Women Succeeding in Business
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As part of Women Entrepreneurship Week, Mike’s business discussion focuses upon how women uniquely face the business challenges as entrepreneurs. Resources for women entrepreneurs are discussed and how women can be more confident starting a business.
How to Create Wealth as an Entrepreneur

How to Create Wealth as an Entrepreneur

In Business With Mike Whitaker
How to Create Wealth as an Entrepreneur
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Mike features private equity guest, Robert Castillo of Invision Capital to discuss how businesses are valued and how entrepreneurs create wealth with their work.
How to Buy and Sell a Business

How to Buy and Sell a Business

In Business With Mike Whitaker
How to Buy and Sell a Business
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An entrepreneur can get IN by buying a business and yet create wealth when selling and getting out. How does that process work? Mike interviews business brokerage expert Fred Phillips of Transition Advisors and many tips are exchanged to make great decisions getting in and out of business.
The Sales Engine Checkup

The Sales Engine Checkup

In Business With Mike Whitaker
The Sales Engine Checkup
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Sales drives all success. Mike discusses the difficulties in managing sales and salespeople and features sales expert Patrick Spaan to review how great sales results are created in business.

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