Barry’s Gleanings: “Economy’s Tragic Mismatch”

Rich Karlgaard is the publisher at Forbes; his latest book is Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations (2015).  In the July 26,2016 Forbes article, “Economy’s Tragic Mismatch” he notes:

“A few weeks ago I spoke to a trade group of construction company CEO and CFOs.  I thought their top concern would be taxes, regulations, the slow-growth economy or, perhaps, the 2016 election.  Wrong.  It was the lack of skilled labor.  . . ”

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Good-paying jobs are out there.  Especially if you go to a community college, you can get the needed skills in a relatively short time and for not that much money.  Check out such possibilities.


Rich Karlgaard

Aloha, Barry & Renée


Employment up in the U.S. at some good paying jobs

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About reneeriley

Our blog was begun as a way to share our experiences in China. From August 2010 to July 2011, my husband, Barry Kristel, and I were at our University of Hawaii Maui College sister school, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in Lin'an, China, a city considered rural because it has only 500,000 people! We had a wonderful time. Then in February 2012, we returned to teach this time at our other sister school, Shanghai Normal University, in a city of over 21 million people. We've made many discoveries. Did you know that now Chinese girls, at least the ones who go to university, for the most part feel they are luckier than the Chinese boys? Did you know that Shanghai saved over 20,000 European Jews during WWII? Do you know how Chinese university students would deal with problems that come up in Dear Abby letters? What's it like to be on the Great Wall of China? Do you know how many Chinese girls had their feet bound and why? And we have recipes from many of the places we've visited. Among others, you can find instructions on how to fry cicadas from one of my ZAFU students and how to make chocolate-Kahlua waffles from my brother Mike in Gainesville. You can also look back to our earliest entry to see what we experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 during the mainly peaceful six months of protest until the Mexican government sent in the troops. Between our stays in China, Barry and I have been on the Mainland U.S. visiting family, friends and Servas hosts as we traveled home to Maui. We share those experiences too. Welcome to our blog! Aloha and Zài Jiàn, Renée and Barry

One response to “Barry’s Gleanings: “Economy’s Tragic Mismatch””

  1. Rosita says :

    I read your reply about the service dog thing, and, nah, I don’t really need go to Australia to pick it. In fact, I just entered in contact with Aussie NGO and they’ll send me some useful info so I’ll train a Brazilian mutt, AKA viralatas (although I think this term pretty pejorative, and, sincerely, I prefer call them Brazilian Street Dog – or simply BSD) to help me 😉 and, yah, Brazil is doing a really good work while receiving those athlets and other tourists! 🇧🇷❤️ I’m proud of being Brazilian, when it comes to tourism. In fact, I’m wondering about moving me overseas when I end university (which I haven’t started yet), maybe to Costa Rica or Panama, I haven’t decided yet 🙁 Tell me with sincerity your thoughts in which it refers to nature, life quality (as well as its cost) and employment facilities in both countries, plz. Any info will be useful.
    Your Brazilian friend,

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