Archive for March 2014

In Which States Are Residents Happiest?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)   By Edward Burghard Google Happiness The power of the American Dream Composite Index research is found in understanding the 5 sub-indexes and 35 dimensions that comprise the ADCI. The American Dream Happiness dimension measures the level of resident “satisfaction and contentment […]

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In Which States Do Residents Feel The Least Satisfied With Entrepreneurial Spirit?

Monday, March 24th, 2014

It’s not about the amount of wealth you can accumulate, it’s about the impact and change you can create. Neil Blumenthal, Warby Parker Founder and Co-CEO       Entrepreneurial Spirit The power of the American Dream Composite Index research is found in understanding the 5 sub-indexes and 35 dimensions that comprise the ADCI. The […]

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What Is Driving Clean Energy Job Growth?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this Nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can win for our Nation a new confidence, and we can seize control again of our common destiny. Jimmy Carter   Every so often, I […]

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In Which State Do Residents Trust Business The Least?

Monday, March 17th, 2014

What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise. Barbara Jordan, American congresswoman and professor (1936-1996)     Trust in Business The power of the American Dream Composite Index research is found in understanding the 5 sub-indexes and 35 dimensions that comprise the ADCI. The American Dream Trust […]

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In Which State Do Residents Trust Government The Least?

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Low trust causes friction, whether it is caused by unethical behavior or by ethical but incompetent behavior (because even good intentions can never take the place of bad judgment).  Low trust is the greatest cost in life and in organizations, including families. Stephen Covey and Rebecca Merrill Trust in Government The power of the American […]

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Getting Management Approval For Your Ad

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

This post provides a checklist of criteria that collectively make a good advertisement. If you present the merits of your recommended advertisement using this checklist, more often than not you can successfully get Management approval to move forward.

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Which State Is Ranked #1 In The Nation By Residents For Fairness and Trustworthiness?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter: “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.” The little girl said: “No, Dad. You hold my hand.” “What’s the difference?” Asked the puzzled father. “There’s a big […]

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A Closer Look at The American Dream

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

“Fundamentally, the American Dream is about hope – the hope that every individual of whatever status has the chance to be all that he or she can be.” Dr. Greg Smith and Roger Fortin Defining the American Dream is a real challenge.  That is why Xavier University’s work is so impressive and important.  It is […]

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Which State Is Ranked #1 In The Nation By Residents For Valuing Diversity?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Would you like to live in a location where you’re accepted for being your genuine self? Residents share their rating regarding satisfaction with their political freedom, and community’s attitude toward those with different personal and social identities. This report ranks states on how well they value diversity.

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Which State Is Ranked #1 In The Nation By Residents For Well-Being?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you DO NOT want. Kevin Ngo (From the Book, “Let’s Do This!” By Edward Burghard Google Well-Being The power of the American Dream Composite Index research is […]

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