Friday Five for September 9

This is an article that will contribute to the ongoing debate about whether or not top sales people are born or made. From your friends at HBR. I think most are born, but without skill development as well as product knowledge, they won’t do all that well at sales.

I continue to believe that retirement will be a thing of the past. We will all be forced to earn an income of some sort nearly until the day we die.

Either the US Government will need to cut spending or increase income. Nothing is sacred anymore, expect, perhaps for Social Security. Several of these ideas essentially raise taxes on those earning less than $250K.

A cool whiteboard video on entrepreneurs.

Why are small business owners ready for another downturn? Because they just came through one and in many cases, they feel they’ve not emerged from the last one, so their solutions will be extended indefinitely.

Bill English, CEO