Teresa Ghilarducci: How to Retire with Enough Money

Teresa Ghilarducci

Did you know a majority of Americans have less than $30,000 in retirement savings? One third has saved nothing at all. Tens of millions of middle-class Americans turning 65 in the next decade are on track to be living in or near poverty after they quit working. My guest today refers to Baby Boomers as “When 60 is the New 17.”

Welcome to a Career Strategies podcast on TotalPicture this is Peter Clayton — today we’re going to be talking about How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is. This just happens to be the title of a new book by my special guest, Teresa Ghilarducci, an expert on retirement, pensions, and personal savings. Teresa is the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research. She has a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and taught previously at the University of Notre Dame. Read more

Don’t Let the Environment Control Your World – Marshall Goldsmith

Triggers. Creating Behavior That Lasts — Becoming the Person You Want to Be (Encore Podcast)

Marshall Goldsmith

I’m excited to have back on the podwaves New York Times bestselling author, and one of America’s preeminent executive coaches: Marshall Goldsmith. His client list is a who’s who of global CEOs. Welcome to a special Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture, with Peter Clayton.

The timing of Marshall’s books is truly remarkable: His New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won’t Get You There was released in 2007. An accurate reflection on the times and the economy. Then, in 2010, he published Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if  You Lose It. Considering how brutal the economy and job market was in 2010, another accurate read on the time and emotional temperature. Marshall’s new book is called Triggers Creating Behavior Change that Lasts – Becoming the Person You Want to Be. Read more

David Rose Making Money and Having Fun Through Angel Investing

“Any company designed for success in the twentieth century is doomed to failure in the twenty-first.” (Encore Podcast)

David S. Rose

Did you know that every year in America, over 600,000 new businesses start up and hire their first employees? Many will fail, but some of them will become the legendary businesses of the future, transforming industries and making millions for the angel investors who helped fund them in their early days. That’s the topic of our conversation today with David S. Rose, a serial entrepreneur, Inc 500 CEO and one of the world’s most active angel investors. I met (and interviewed) David several years ago in New York City, and am happy to have him back in this Career Strategy Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio.

Angel investing, once the exclusive province of multi-millionaire high-rollers, has now entered the mainstream, with more than $20 billion being invested annually by individual investors in the US alone. Contrary to popular belief, access to these high risk/high return investments—and success in startup investing—doesn’t have to be a matter of luck or connections. David’s new book, Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups shows how smart investors with the right strategy and a long-term perspective can achieve annual returns of 25 percent or more from a well-designed angel portfolio. Read more

Recruiting for Princeton University: Raising the Bar

“I liken our organization to a small city. We recruit for security officers, cooks, nurses, financial professionals, athletic coaches, fundraising professionals, research assistants, I’ve even recruited for chaplains in our office of religious life.” Loretta O’Connor, Princeton University

Thank you for joining us for a special Talent Acquisition Channel Podcast on TotalPicture, this is Peter Clayton reporting. My guest today is Loretta O’Connor — the director of staffing at Princeton University, one of the largest employers in central New Jersey, with approximately 6,000 employees. The world-class teaching and research university comprises a diverse workforce in a broad array of occupations. Founded in 1746, Princeton is one of the nine Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution as well as the fourth chartered institution of higher education in the American colonies. Read more

Accelerate: Podcast interview with John Kotter

“The 21st Century will force us all to evolve toward a fundamentally new form of organization.”

“Leadership is about setting a direction. It’s about creating a vision, empowering, and inspiring people to want to achieve the vision and enabling them to do so with energy and speed through an effective strategy. In it’s most basic sense, leadership is about mobilizing a group of people to jump into a better future.” John Kotter ACCELERATE

We’ve all heard the old song, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If you believe that, and run a business or want to advance your career, this interview will radically alter that philosophy. I met our special guest today at the SHRM National Conference in New Orleans in 2009. His keynote address at SHRM National was titled The Importance of Urgency — and that interview with Harvard Business School Professor and best-selling author, John P. Kotter remains on TotalPicture Radio, because like most of his previous books, the interview is as relevant and timely today as when we recorded in 2009. Read more