Let's Talk Business: Is online training in the corporate environment really worth it?

By Billie Bowe

Online learning or eLeaning, has come a long way since its early days and results from several studies indicate that students have greater learning gains and higher content retention from online learning classes. These studies revealed that a combination of four factors led to these gains: 1. Individualization,2. Immediate constructive feedback,3. Active learner involvement, and4. A

Click to continue...

 
 

How to Choose the Best Self-Improvement Programs

By Albert Goldson

A good self-improvement program regardless of the media format should provoke thought changing questions to help you help yourself. There are many good self-improvement programs that differ in approach and style. Critics may pan one program and praise another which is usually based more on how well the program’s style and approach meshes with their personality and spiritual inclinations.

Click to continue...

 
 

Shadow Market Guardians - The Valkyrie of the Federal Reserve

By Albert Goldson

Painful as it might be, think back to the near economic apocalypse of 2008 when we were at the brink of a worldwide economic collapse. The catalyst to our fears was not just the rapid stock market downfall, it was that no one knew the values and relationships of exotic financial instruments like derivatives. Even in a reasonably transparent financial environment this lack of hard information to ex

Click to continue...

 
 

Tycoons Under Tyranny - From Hong Kong to Moscow

By Albert Goldson

One often imagines that the life of a tycoon, even under a totalitarian government, is a life brimming with excitement and glamour, jetting off on a moment’s notice on their amenity-laden customized private jet to close a deal, then spend lunch or dinner with friends and associates at a Michelin rated eatery overseas before returning back the same night to one of their many worldwide starqui

Click to continue...

 
 

Become The Director of Your Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Hollywood characters represent a template for us to emulate and affect change in ourselves through transformation and self-improvement. Sure, Hollywood movies are fantasy and perhaps just “A Paper Moon”, yet it’s scientifically proven that often the subconscious can’t tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction.From personal experience – a current, on-goin

Click to continue...

 
 

How Hollywood Villains Can Teach Us How To Make Our Dreams Come True

By Albert Goldson

The characters in director Michael Mann’s West Coast noir thriller Collateral (2004) starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, provide excellent examples how Hollywood villains can teach self-improvement and how to get the most in life. In fact, often you can learn more from Hollywood villains than you can from the heroes. The plot in a nutshell is about Max (Jamie Foxx), an erudite cab driver who

Click to continue...

 
 

How Fashion Totems Enhance Personal Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Change is difficult. Big change is even more difficult, perhaps daunting. Often the most difficult part is unlearning your old routine before you can successfully learn a new one. This process results in psychological turbulence because you’re upsetting your internal status quo and, as a result, certain elements of your psyche become rebellious and try sabotaging your efforts by creating set

Click to continue...

 
 

Cinematic Examples to Motivate Bold Personal Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Ever get that queasy feeling when you discover that while viewing a movie that your favorite cinematic star goes radically against type and plays a character that is exceptionally repugnant? In fact the character is totally psychotic unlike a lovable, tough guy who only kills other bad guys, and has a strong sense of morality.Personally for me there are 3 such examples of my favorite on-screen

Click to continue...

 
 

Beware the Hijackers of Your Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Once you decide to take direct action with respect to personal transformation the act inevitably stirs up dark elements that are loathe that you’re not “staying in your place.”  These dark elements aggressively attack you psychologically in several insidious ways to make your journey so arduous and uncomfortable that you simply give up or settle for something much less deser

Click to continue...

 
 

The Rascally Mentor- Survival Educator

By Albert Goldson

Mentors are described and depicted often as a late middle age or elderly person who has achieved a higher wisdom, has a calm demeanor and even calmer voice, and an aura of near-perfection through their life experiences.  Some modern day variants include dynamic almost middle age businesspeople or successful entrepreneurs who are active, engaged and dynamic.There’s a lesser known typ

Click to continue...