Central Texas economy

How’s your recession going?

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger As we wrap up a rough year (for everyone) and head into 2010 I’m looking back and realizing that 2009 was a pretty good year. Have I lost my mind? Am I smoking crack? Perhaps. But it depends on how you define “good”. 2009 has been a year of revelation for me and there’s a few things that stand out as highlights in my ongoing education about business, friends and life. For the record, I’m not one of those annoying “glass half full”, wake up cheerful, happy smappy types. Not that I’m a grouch, I just have a rather realistic view of life. Yeah, that’s the ticket. But the fact is, 2009 has renewed my faith in human kind in a big way.

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The State of the Central Texas Economy

Optimism and Confidence Prevail Among B2B Leaders by Pete Monfre Discussion: Comment below with your thoughts and analysis. If you’ve turned on your television or radio over the last six months or so, you’ve been the recipient of an almost unprecedented drumbeat of economic doom and gloom. It is no wonder that business owners and executives are concerned over the performance of the economy and its impact on the bottom line. From the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, we are bombarded with stories about rising unemployment, Wall Street histrionics and the credit and housing crisis.  However, it is difficult to glean any useful information from a medium where “if it bleeds, it leads” while presenting information about complex subjects in sound bites. Adding to the difficulty, the media is even less reliable during an election cycle. There is little doubt that perception can become[…]

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