Work with Marty Nemko

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Mon March 2, 2015
online degrees

What Will Replace the Absurdly Expensive Degree?

Thanks to an endless stream of research and anecdote, more people are realizing that the absurdly expensive, time-consuming college and graduate degree are often not close to worth it--either in learning gains or employability. 

Perhaps in response, there's been an explosion of online courses--including those sought-after but overrated courses taught by the research professors at Stanford, Harvard, etc. 

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Sun February 22, 2015
career advice

What the Hell is the Meaning of Life?

Perhaps the foundational belief that most undergirds the career we choose and how we approach our work is, "What is the meaning of life?" Is it work-life balance? Contribution? Happiness?

On the March 1, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss the book, "The  Meaning of Life." It profiles 100 people's conceptions of the meaning of life.

Plus, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, we can usually help.

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Sun February 15, 2015
religion in the workplace

Buddhism at Work?

Sometimes, it seems that the Bay Area's most popular religion  is Buddhism. Well, Franz Metcalf, in his book, Being Buddhist at Work, argues that that religion indeed belongs in the workplace, to the betterment of the employee and the employer. He'll be my guest on the Feb. 22, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko. In the program's second segment, you can call in for a Workover--Whatever career conundrum ails you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

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Sun February 15, 2015
career advice

Are You Being Too Positive at Work?

On the Feb. 15, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I had an hour-long quite candid exchange with Todd Kashdan, author of The Upside of Your Dark Side. His book argues that we'd be wise to supplement the traditionally upbeat American way of being in the workplace with such "no-nos" as anger, anxiety, invoking guilt, and even narcissism.

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Sun January 25, 2015
comprehensive immigration reform

A Debate: Will Comprehensive Immigration Reform Be Good for Jobs?

On the Feb. 1, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I moderate a debate on the question of whether Comprehensive Immigration Reform would be good for the economy, especially for the job situation for workers and employers.

Taking the yes side will be the Partnership for a New Economy's  Executive Director, Jeremy Robbins. Taking the no side will be The Center for Immigration Study's Director of Research, Steven Camarota.

As usual, in the second part of the show, you can call in for a Workover.

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