LENOX RECOMMENDS –– ARTICLES THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE / MAY 2018

What are we reading at LENOX?

 

BUSINESS

 

Why Coke, PepsiCo, and P&G Look Like Bargains

Keith Snyder of CFRA expects acquisitions to help the top line. P&G is buying the consumer-health unit of Merck KGaA _ (MRK.Germany) for $4 billion. The deal will add “significant scale overseas,” says a recent Wells Fargo Securities note. The stock yields nearly 4%. It might take a little while for better top-line growth to materialize. But, says Snyder: “I don’t mind sitting on a 4% dividend yield waiting for that to happen.”

 

WORK

 

Decoding millennials in the gig economy Six trends to watch in alternative work

There is reason for optimism as the Large Companies reduce their headcount by 50%! A recent 2017 study reports that overall self-employment is likely to triple to 42 million workers by 2020, with millennials leading the way. As people consider new forms of employment, many organizations are turning toward the growing alternative workforce segment and seeking to hire more workers off their balance sheets as part of a workforce ecosystem.

 

PERSONAL GROWTH

 

PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESS: AN ULTRA MINI-SERIES ADVENTURE IN 30 MINUTES IN 8 EPISODES

Whatever success I’ve had in life hasn’t been because of anything unique about me—it’s because of principles that I believe anyone can adopt. I created this animated series to share them with you. Ray Dalio

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

3D Printing: Ship Shapes: New 3D Printing Research Aims To Rejuvenate Navy Gear

This is a must-see demo. We know these trends are coming. Will you wait too long to prepare for them?

 

MINDSET

 

Agility: Mindset Makeovers are Critical

The traditional mindsets of scarcity, authority, and high certainty no longer fit for everyone in today's fast changing world. They cause us to focus inward and backward, often losing sight of changes that are coming and opportunities. Making fundamental shifts to mindsets of lifetime growth, abundance, partnership and discovery allows us look confidently outward and forward, unleashing our highest potential. To prepare, Individuals need to increase their self-awareness to know who they are, and how and when they add the most value in a fast changing economy. Employees will need a robust combination of assessments, internal performance feedback and outside coaching to help them identify these unique gifts and grow them.

 

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